Known for its renowned mountain ski resorts, historic communities, and natural parks featuring waterfalls and stunning rock formations, Utah is a breathtaking destination for an escape with your sweetheart. Wondering where to find the perfect vacation rental in Utah this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re looking for a wilderness escape or a charming ski town, these areas in Utah are ideal for an enchanting Valentine’s Day.
1. Park City
Boasting three world-class ski resorts and a number of luxury spas, it’s no wonder this mountain resort town is one of the top Valentine’s Day getaways in Utah. Here, you can snuggle up while enjoying mountain views during a Park City sleigh ride, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of many fine dining restaurants, such as 501 on Main, or stop by a saloon or gastropub for late-night fun. You can also take a short drive to Blue Sky Ranch just outside Park City for horseback riding over a snow-strewn landscape as well as a whiskey tasting at the High West Distillery.
2. Salt Lake City
If visiting museums and dining at upscale restaurants are your idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day, find a metropolitan vacation rental in Utah’s charming capital city. After strolling through Temple Square to see the church and museums, sit down for a romantic dinner at The Roof Restaurant, a fine dining spot perched above Temple Square with breathtaking views of Salt Lake City. For more Valentine’s Day entertainment, visit the Utah Museum of Fine Arts to browse thousands of pieces, or meander through the snow-capped flora of Red Butte Garden. Then, take your Valentine to DF Dance Studio to enjoy salsa or tango lessons followed by freestyle dancing hours, or go ice skating hand-in-hand at the Gallivan Center.
3. Midway City
If you’re wondering where to go in Utah to enjoy a quiet Valentine’s Day in peaceful seclusion, look no further than historic Midway City. Here, you can ride with your Valentine on one of the Heber Valley Railroad’s scenic trains, do some cheese-tasting at Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, or take a relaxing dip in the hot springs at Homestead Crater. For a truly special Valentine’s Day experience, steal a kiss in one of the spectacular Homestead ice castles that are lit up in beautiful colors every evening.
Enjoy a rustic Valentine’s Day from a cabin vacation rental surrounded by the red rocks of Arches National Park at Moab, an inspiring hub of outdoor fun. Enjoy a picnic under a stunning rock formation, such as Wilson’s Arch, or enjoy a day of sledding and cross-country skiing at La Sal Mountain. Top off your day of adventure with some rest and relaxation at the Crystal Spa, Sorrel River Ranch, or one of the other local spas. After enjoying a gourmet dinner at the River Grill Restaurant or another secluded dining spot with mountain views, grab a bottle of wine and lay out a blanket to enjoy stargazing under one of the clearest skies in the nation.
This stylish suburb just south of Salt Lake City is a Valentine’s destination perhaps best known for its Living Planet Aquarium. The aquarium holds a Fishes and Kisses event on Valentine’s Day that includes fine dining for two in a room surrounded by a 300,000-gallon shark tank. Couples can also listen to live music and watch a movie in the 4D theater. For some outdoor fun, take your lover on a hike to Lisa Falls, or watch the sunset colors light the rocky outcroppings of Lone Peak. You can also stop by Falling Waters or one of the city’s other day spas for a relaxing couple’s massage.
Book a vacation rental at this small town on the north shore of Utah Lake to spend your Valentine’s Day at Thanksgiving Point, a peaceful estate featuring an animal farm, gift shops, and gourmet dining options, such as Harvest Restaurant. Meander through the Museum of Ancient Life and a handful of other charming natural history museums, and walk with your valentine through the 55-acre Ashton Gardens. Once you’ve had time to enjoy the attractions of Thanksgiving Point, snap a picture in front of Lehi Roller Mills, the historic mills featured in the movie “Footloose.” Wander through the boutiques and antique shops of historic Main Street for a laid-back afternoon.
This mountain city on the east shore of Utah Lake is the perfect Valentine’s destination for couples who love the outdoors. It features multiple romantic spots, such as Bridal Veil Falls, just a short trek from your vacation rental. Walk along the falls and rocky wilderness of Provo Canyon, or enjoy a hike to the Y, which offers breathtaking views of the lake and city below. The Covey Center for the Arts and other charming museums offer a respite from the cold. For a romantic Valentine’s dinner, stop by Oregano Italian Kitchen for an authentic Italian meal in a beautiful setting.
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