6 Summer Date Ideas at Station Park

Station Park is one of our favorite places to go for date night all year round. We love the atmosphere and being able to stay in one place for our entire date night. There are lots of great places to eat and play at Station Park, no matter the time of year! This year I want to share ideas for your date nights at Station Park for each of the four seasons. Below you’ll find a few ideas for summer enjoyment at Davis County’s favorite date night destination!

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Summer Date Night Ideas at Farmington Station Park

Breakfast on the patio

Tortilla Union and Twigs both just started serving brunch on the weekends! Their menus look tasty and we can’t wait to try them out! They both have patio dining perfect for enjoying meals on warmer days. You can also stop by Waffled and enjoy one of their stuffed liege breakfast waffles at one of the seating areas near the fountains. There are so many great options, you’ll want to enjoy your breakfast date multiple times this summer!

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Rock the Park concerts

If you like free summer entertainment, you’ll want to stop by Station Park on Thursday nights for their free summer concert series, Rock the Park! You can enjoy a meal at one of their restaurants or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the grass. The concerts take place next to the fountains where there’s a lot of space for sitting and enjoying music on a summer night. Click here for more details about free summer concerts in Davis County, including Rock the Park.

Grab an ice cream cone and wander

Last Course is located east of the movie theater and has a lot of yummy ice cream flavors for you to enjoy! Grab a cone with your favorite flavor and walk around the rest of Station Park while you eat your treat!

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Try a new restaurant

There are a lot of new restaurants opening at Station Park, or recently opened! We have loved trying new food and having more excuses to head to one of our favorite places in Davis County. Check out the dining options on Station Park’s website for notes on which restaurants are new or coming soon in the area, then add them to your list to try on your next date!

Catch a movie on $5 Tuesdays

Cinemark at Station Park is one of our very favorite places to go see a movie. We can grab a meal before the show or a treat after, and they have comfortable recliners to watch the movie from in all of their theaters. There are a lot of great movies coming out this summer, but going to see a show that often can be expensive. All day on Tuesdays, you can purchase movie tickets for just $5 a piece. It’s a great price for a date!

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Dance by the fountains

One of the first summers we went to Station Park, we were there until it closed and noticed a few couples dancing when the fountain show was going and playing music. Be trend setters and start dancing to one of your favorite songs, whether it’s a slow song or one perfect for swing dancing. There is plenty of space in the area surrounding the fountains for dancing, and the later it gets, the less people there will be around.

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Whatever you choose to do for date night this summer, spend some time at Station Park. The outdoor venue is perfect for date night fun and relaxing as a couple any time of year, but summertime is my favorite!

Wild Rose Trail Sunset Hike

Last summer, a local hiking group organized multiple sunset hikes up the same trail here in Davis County and I was really intrigued by it. We made plans to hike the trail before sunset a couple of times but were never able to actually make it happen. Now that we’ve hiked the trail once and marveled at the view from the lookout point, I can’t wait to do it many more times!

Where: 650 East Skycrest Lane, North Salt Lake
Cost: Free
Length: The trail to the scenic overlook, in either direction, is about one mile and takes about half an hour to hike.

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We planned our hike to start about 45 minutes before sunset so that we’d have time to find our way to the scenic overlook and enjoy the full event from the top. It took us about 30 minutes to hike from the trail head to the bench located on the south overlook. That included a few stops to look at the map and determine if we were hiking in the right direction or not. A group that started just ahead of us reached the sunset overlook point across the canyon to the north, about the same time that we did, so I’m guessing that distance is about the same.

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The views we caught glimpses of every time the trail turned west and there was a break in the trees were stunning and I think I said, “Wow….” about a million times on our hike. Once we reached the top, the view was even more extraordinary! We wished we would have hiked to the sunset point instead of the scenic overlook because the view is a little less obscured there than where we were. The bench we were sitting on was tucked back on the hill a bit and surrounded in tall bushes, blocking us from enjoying the full view of the valley and the sunset all at once. It was still gorgeous though and definitely a great place to sit together!

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We sat at the top for almost half an hour, watching the sky turn colors as the sun set and the planes took off from the airport in the distance. We decided to start hiking back down before the sun had fully set, so that we still had enough daylight to see the trail. Although I know a lot of people who sit at the top and watch until the sky has turned dark, then hike down with flashlights, it was fun to watch the sun set completely as we made our way back down the mountain and to our car.

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The entire Wild Rose Trail is an approximate four mile loop that goes back into the mountains a bit. It’s fairly well covered by trees so it wouldn’t get too hot if you were hiking during the day. I would love to hike the entire trail one day and also hike to the opposite overlook to watch the sunset from a different perspective. It’s a well groomed trail, but only wide enough to walk single file. I was out of breath for the first half, but quickly got used to the speed and incline, and the trail flattened out a bit on the way as well. There were a few stretches with loose rock, but walking to one side helped us avoid that and I never tripped or stumbled hiking in either direction. We went on a Saturday night and didn’t feel like the trail was busy at all. We passed a couple of people headed back down the trail when we were on our way up and saw a few bikers on the bike trail as well. A couple of other groups headed to the other scenic overlook, so our choice to go to the bench with the slightly obscured view was a positive thing because we had the entire place to ourselves.

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This is a great, free date night activity, no matter what your hiking abilities are and something that I would suggest everyone try to do at least once!

10 Davis County Summer Date Night Ideas

Some days it’s felt like summer would never get here, but it’s here and we couldn’t be more excited for the warm weather! Summer is filled with so many events and opportunities to freshen up your date night routine! If you’re looking for something new to enjoy for date night, this post is just for you! Included are 10 different date night ideas in the area, perfect for those hot summer days or breezy summer nights. We can’t wait to get started on the list ourselves!

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Summer Date Night Ideas in Davis County

Scenic Sunset Hike

We completed this date a couple of weekends ago as part of our anniversary celebration weekend. We took the Wild Rose Trail to one of the scenic overlooks, but there are many trails around Davis County with great views of the sunset at night. Be aware of difficulty and bring a flashlight so you can hike safely back down the trail after the sun has gone done. Be sure to let someone know where you’ll be going and when you plan to be back, then check-in when you complete your hike, to stay safe. Click here for a great map of the trails in Davis County.

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Breakfast Picnic Date

Summer mornings are perfect for a picnic! Grab breakfast from home or a local eatery and take it to your favorite park to enjoy before the temperature gets too high. We love Waffled, Caffe Torino, and Blue Lemon for breakfast. If it’s the weekend, our favorite Tortilla Union and their neighbor, Twigs, are now serving brunch as well. You could eat out on the patio at any of the locations mentioned above as well, for a makeshift picnic experience.

Watch Fireworks

Firework shows are probably my favorite part of the summer and Davis County has plenty of them! Most will happen the week of July 4th, but a few are scattered throughout the month until after Pioneer Day. This post has a list of all of the shows in Davis County and will be updated annually to share details for the current year.

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Get Ice Cream

There’s no better way to cool off during the summer than with a date night to get ice cream! Bountiful finally has a rolled ice cream location on Main Street, Blacksmith Ice Cream Co. If you want something classic, you can grab a concrete or frozen custard from Nielsen’s Frozen Custard in Bountiful or Layton. Last Course has delicious ice cream flavors and you can sample as many of them as you want before you choose one to order! We also love a hot fudge sundae or a simple blizzard from one of the local Dairy Queen locations.

Dinner at a Food Truck Event

I love grabbing dinner at a food truck event because you can try a variety of things, share meals and satisfy both of your cravings without stopping at multiple locations. This post shares all of the best roundups in Davis County and will be updated annually as new regular roundups are added.

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Cuddle Up for Movies in the Park

One of my favorite things to do on a cool summer night is to cuddle up in a pile of blankets and watch movies outside. We do this in our backyard a lot, but I also look forward to local outdoor movie events. Check out this post for all of the events going on this summer around the county! We have our eye on a couple that would be perfect for a date night activity.

Attend an Outdoor Summer Concert

Local talent is highlighted in concerts across the county all summer long. Take a picnic, or grab food at one of the food trucks in attendance and enjoy music accompanied by the sounds of summer around you. Click here for a list of free outdoor concerts in the area this summer.

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Local Summer Festivals

Davis County boasts a lot of fun summer traditions, including but not limited to, city sponsored 4th of July celebrations, Bountiful Handcart Days and Summerfest. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for details on all of the fun festivals going on in the area this summer!

Worth the Trip

Full Moon Lift Ride

Last year we crossed something off my date night bucket list and took a romantic lift ride up the mountain under the light of the full moon. It’s a bit of a drive to Sundance, where this event takes place once a month, but it is definitely worth the trip! Click here for more details from our date last year!

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

Photo by Randy Burgoyne

What are your favorite summer date night activities?

Davis County Movies in the Park - Summer Date Night Idea

Movies in the park are one of my favorite things about summer. I love bringing treats and settling down on blankets in the park to enjoy a movie with all of my friends and family. I used to go to movie in the park every week before we got married. It's harder to do now that we have kids, and even harder to justify paying a babysitter to stay with them while they're sleeping at home and we're out on a free date. I can't wait for the days when our kids are older and we can keep them up late for movies in the park without the consequences that we'd have doing that now when they are toddlers. Until then, I'm hoping we can catch one or two of these this summer and plan on enjoying outdoor movies in our own backyard.

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Davis County Movies in the Park Locations

Bountiful - South Davis Recreation Center Summer Movies

Concessions will be selling popcorn, nachos and drinks. Event starts at 8:30pm with the movie starting at dusk, around 9:00pm.

Saturday, June 15 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
Saturday, July 6 - Spider-Main Into the Spider-verse
Saturday August 10 - Mary Poppins Returns

Centerville City Movies in the Park

I have a particular fondness for Centerville's movies in the park because they're the ones that I enjoyed so much the summers before I got married. When we went to them, they were on Thursday nights. They are currently hosted on Friday nights at Smith Park (300 N 100 E, Centerville).

Friday, June 14 - Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse
Friday, June 28 - Paddington 2
Friday, July 19 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
Friday, July 26 - Lego Movie 2
Friday, August 2 - Peter Rabbit
Friday, August 9 - Incredibles 2

Farmington Festival Days Family Night in the Park

This year's movie will be held on Monday, July 8th at Forbush Park (100 Main St, Farmington). There will be food trucks at 7pm. They will be showing the movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, starting at dusk.

Kaysville Summer Nights Live

These evenings include food trucks from Kaysville's Food Truck Roundup, extended splash pad hours, open mic nights and movies in the park starting at dusk. Summer Nights Live are held at Heritage Park (250 N Fairfield Road, Kaysville)

Saturday, June 15 - Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse
Saturday, July 20 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
Saturday, August 17 - Small Foot

Free Friday Family Film Series from the Davis Arts Council

A popular series held at the Kenley Centennial Ampitheater located in the center of Layton City park (403 N Wasatch Drive, Layton).

Friday, June 14 - 101 Dalmations
Friday, June 21 - Over the Hedge
Friday, June 28 - The Goofy Movie
Friday, July 5 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Friday, July 12 - The Greatest Showman
Friday, July 19 - Tangled
Friday, July 26 - Night at the Museum
Friday, August 2 - The Emperor’s New Groove
Friday, August 9 - Matilda
Friday, August 23 - You’ve Got Mail
Friday, August 30 - Guardian’s of the Galaxy

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Which movie will you see first?

Where to Celebrate International Sushi Day in Davis County

International Sushi Day is this coming Tuesday June 18th and I wanted to give you enough notice that you could celebrate with a date night over the weekend if you want. Like most random holidays, there is a real purpose behind . The purpose of this holiday is to raise awareness about the truths and fiction surrounding sushi.

Location: Restaurants around Davis County
Cost: Varies - see price range by restaurant below

Confession: I've never been a huge sushi fan, but the truth is, I've only tasted it once and it was years ago. I made it a goal to try it again last year and couldn't do it. So if you have suggestions for what type of sushi we should try first, please send them my way!

International Sushi Day

Where to Find Good Sushi in Davis County

Mikkado - Bountiful (255 N 500 W) - $8-$15 per roll: 16 different sushi roll options as well as a variety of Tepanyaki options for those non-sushi eaters in your group. For a special occasion, try the 5 Course Dinner for Two ($68)

Fuji Sushi - Centerville (330 N Marketplace Dr) - $3.50-$14.50 per roll: Dine in or pickup. Fuji Sushi is an Asian restaurant known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and use of high quality fresh ingredients.

Sushi Monster - Farmington (935 W 100 N) - $11-$30: No menus are provided online for this restaurant, so I'm going to have to go here in person. The reviews and posts on social media mention great deals on sushi rolls and delicious food.

Davis County Sushi locations

Tony's Grill and Sushi Bar - Layton (22 N Main Street) - $4.50-$11 per roll: A wide variety of sushi and endless sushi rolls.

Osaka Sushi and Isakaya - Layton (918 Heritage Park Blvd) - $4.00-$15 per roll: So many different options for sushi and Japanese cuisine. Check out their menu on Facebook to see what all they have to offer.

Sushi Ya - Clearfield (1246 Legend Hills Dr) - $4.50-$13 per roll: All you can eat for $14.95 per person, select from sushi sections A&B.

The best sushi in Davis County, UT

At Home - Smith's Near You - Smith's has a sushi-to-go counter in their stores that I've heard is pretty good. If you have had experience with their sushi before, please leave your thoughts in the comments below for others to refer to.

'Where do you like to go for sushi in Davis County?

The best places to get sushi in Davis County, UT