Raise your hand if you’re excited for spring to be here! (raises hand and waves it wildly in the air) We are SO excited that warmer weather is here and that we can get outside together more often. I’m antsy to break out the patio furniture and grill, but we need to stain our deck before I cover it in furniture to spend more time outside.
The list below includes a few of our favorite date night activities in the area perfect for spring weather! If you’re looking for even more spring date ideas, sign up for our mailing list on our sidebar and we’ll send you a free e-book filled with seasonal date ideas specific to Davis County. Happy spring and happy dating!
Spring Date Ideas in Davis County
Take a walk or go fishing at the USU Botanical Gardens - My office is located in the middle of the botanical gardens and I can’t help but admire the gardens every time I drive through. This week when I was there, I saw two pelicans in the middle of the pond and a family of ducks on the other side of the bridge, swimming and diving for food. There is wildlife everywhere and the paved paths make the gardens a great place to stroll and talk. There is also a lot of space to fish, and I see people there all the time with their poles.
Go on a hike - A lot of hiking trails in the area are still covered in quite a bit of snow, thanks to the awesome moisture that we received this winter. I’ve seen people hiking Adams Canyon in the last couple of weeks, and there’s a great trail in Nicholls Park in Fruit Heights. You could even “hike” on one of the many nature trails on the west side of Davis County.
Try a new restaurant at Station Park - Station Park has welcomed some great new restaurants to the area over the past couple of months and all of them are worth trying! Slap Fish and Dough Co. are located over by Blaze Pizza. Sicilia Mia is just east of the movie theater and Santorini’s Greek Grill is over by Cafe Zupas. There’s also a new hot dog restaurant, Farmington Franks, in the food court pavilion west of the fountains. You can’t go wrong no matter where you decide to eat at Station Park, but if you’re looking for something you might not have tried before, these are some great options to start with.
Take a tour of your town - Do you know everything that your town has to offer? Are their museums? Mom and pop restaurants you’ve never tried? Historical locations? Trails or nature areas that you didn’t know existed? Pull up Google maps and scan your town for things you might want to check out or see. Look up sites on the county’s historical registry, then go out and explore and learn new things about where you live!
Chalk art festival - The Bountiful Chalk Art Festival has quickly become one of our favorite traditions each year. For an entire week, you can stroll down both sides of Main Street and enjoy watching local artists create their drawings and then marvel at their talent after they’re all completed. This event takes place each May and is really a lot of fun! We suggest stopping at one of the many great, locally owned restaurants on your route for a bite to eat while you’re out.
Go biking on Legacy Trail - Have you ever ridden the length of Legacy Trail in Davis County? The views are gorgeous and it makes a great date activity for spring. After you’re done riding the trail, stop at one of your favorite dessert places for a treat.
Mini golf - Cherry Hill’s mini golf course opens the last week in March and is a really fun activity to enjoy for date night. You can find discount coupons in local mailers. Grab some hand pies from the Pie Pantry after you’re done playing a round or two together.
Worth the Trip
Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point - It’s a bit of a drive, but the Tulip Festival is stunning and worth the trip! You’ll find tulips in every color and great trails to walk.
Brunch at Top Golf - This will always be one of our favorite date activities, no matter the weather. We love playing at Top Golf and have come to love the food just as much as we love the venue.
Hogle Zoo - We love to go to the zoo when the weather has warmed up just a bit but it still cooler. The animals are more active and you don’t leave sweaty and sunburned.
Whatever you choose to do for date night over the next few months, make a purpose to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Get your Vitamin D and enjoy the fresh air together. You’ll be happier and your date night routine will thank you for freshening things up!
What are your favorite spring date night activities that get you outside this time of year?