Make a date, set the mood, plan a grand gesture — whatever you’ve got going this Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to go far. These spots are as local as they are romantic.
1. Utah Lake
What is it about standing on the edge of a big body of water that makes us weak at the knees? Utah Lake is no exception. Head over at dusk with your significant other. Sit on the dock or wade in the shallows. Skip a rock as your heart skips a beat.
2. Harvest Restaurant
This Thanksgiving Point attraction will enhance attraction. If the elegant atmosphere doesn’t do it, the menu just might. It’s full of contemporary adaptations of classic comfort foods. And it’s delish.
3. Squaw Peak
Drive up to Squaw Peak Lookout Point for a spectacular view of Utah Valley. If you’re feelin’ youthful, “park” and stay a while. (Wink! Wink!)
4. Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast
There’s nothing like an overnight getaway to set the mood. Provo’s own Hines Mansion B&B offers cozy rooms with jetted tubs, complimentary bottles of sparkling cider and a delicious hot breakfast every morning.
5. The Y
It’s a bit of a hike, but the view from the Y is worth the work. Watching the sun set over the valley from this iconic spot is hopelessly romantic.
6. Stewart Falls
The area around Sundance is lousy with romantic spots, but Stewart Falls is one of our favorites. This natural beauty is a natural choice for a proposal or just an intimate escape from the bustling world.
7. Art City Trolley
Snuggle up in a cozy corner booth in Springville’s Art City Trolley. Order one milkshake with two straws to up the romance ante.
8. The Shops at Riverwoods
Strolling hand-in-hand down cobblestone streets beneath pretty lights? Sounds like a movie scene. Throw in some window shopping (or actual shopping, for that matter) and you’ve sealed the romantic deal.
9. LDS Temple Grounds
Utah Valley is home to two (soon to be four) LDS temples and the grounds are lovely (and potentially lovey-dovey). Take your special someone to sit on the grass or snuggle on a bench in front of the elegant white structures and enjoy the glow of it all.