5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Salt Lake City

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Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Salt Lake Trolley Tour

Trolley cars may be something most people immediately associate with San Francisco, but the trolleys of Salt Lake City have their own wonderful charm and rich history. An eccentric crew of entertainers will take you along on a one-of-a-kind trolley tour. The tour is equal parts historical tour and theatrical show. It is wacky and a tour unlike any other. On the tour you’ll also pass mansions, mountain views, and cathedrals, all of which will take your breath away.

Stone Fox Forge

Stone Fox Forge is a real-life, modern-day blacksmith shop where the timeless skill is alive and well. Beautiful, handcrafted pieces of all manner are available to purchase, and they specialize in custom pieces. But what makes the place perfect for a quirky date night are the classes, where you and your date can become blacksmiths too. You can fashion stamped keychains or metal roses. 

Tracy Aviary

A magical, natural world in Liberty Park. Tracy Aviary is a conservation area that has been operating for over 80 years. As one of only two free-standing aviaries in the United States, spending a date night here is a unique opportunity. You’ll see birds of nearly every species flying around you and get a chance to hear their beautiful birdsong. If you’ve tried “bird-watching” as a date before, it’s time to step it up and visit Tracy Aviary.

Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point is many things all at the same time: an indoor and outdoor farm, a garden, and museum. There are several popular attractions throughout the property which make for a fun experience that is never quite the same. Visit the Museum of Natural Curiosity, then head to the Butterfly Biosphere, before meeting and feeding the animals at the working farm on the property.

Bodega and the Rest

Walking into the shop, you may feel like you’ve stepped into a casual cocktail bar, but through the doors near the restroom is another world. A subterranean world filled with glamour and indulgent atmosphere, something for which the speakeasy era is famous. “The Rest”, the speakeasy hidden underneath the Bodega, requires reservations but is absolutely worth the trouble, if only for the excitement you’ll feel when sneaking into the speakeasy.

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