I don't know about you, but as soon as the new year comes, I eagerly await spring and warmer temperatures. Winter is fun for a little bit and adds to the festive feeling of the the holidays, but by mid-January, it starts to get old and dreary and I long for the those hot July days. I’m grateful to see snow so early this year, and that snow waited to make its appearance until after Thanksgiving. I’m not loving the frigid cold that’s come with it, but I’m hoping that we’ll be done with snow and move onto rain for our needed moisture by mid-March this year. If you’re less than a fan of winter like I am, I've come up with fun ideas for date nights and family activities that we can enjoy during the cold summer months, and I wanted to share a few of them with all of you!
10 Winter Activities in Davis County
Ice Skating at Station Park - The skating rink and the fountains at Station Park provide the perfect romantic atmosphere for a date night. It's open through February 25th, hours can be found here. Skate rental is $6 for two hours for adults, but you can get your rental for half price if you use an America First card.
Lockbox Mysteries at Home - We loved our group date with Lockbox Mysteries earlier this year and are really excited because their newest crate is launching next month! This date is perfect for when you don't want to go out, but you don't want to do dinner and a movie at home either. Rent your crate here.
Hot Chocolate Tasting - We love hot chocolate and are always on the lookout for a delicious cup. I have a goal to find the most delicious hot chocolate in Davis County this winter. It's a challenge that I'm really looking forward to. You can either grab a few flavors from the grocery store or you can stop by a few different places around town and get a cup of hot chocolate to go. Enjoy quality conversation while you decide which cup tastes the best. Click here for a list of our favorite places to get hot chocolate in the area.
Progressive Dinner - I think progressive dinners are a lot of fun! If you're not familiar with them, you enjoy one course at each stop. Drinks, appetizer, main dish and dessert. This could be a fun way to try new restaurants or enjoy your favorite menu items at a few different locations. I also think it's a fun idea to do a backwards progressive dinner, starting with dessert and ending with the appetizer or drinks.
Cookie Skillets at Home - These cookie skillets are our favorite dessert. We love to make them on the grill in the summer and enjoy baking them in the oven during the colder months of the year. They're warm and gooey and comfort food at its finest. We like to enjoy them while we binge watch our favorite Netflix show or while we sit and talk.
Around the World Dinner - Another fun idea, sort of like the progressive dinner. For this date, you pick different international cuisines to enjoy. Asian, Indian, Italian, Mexican, whatever you're craving. You could even grab takeout from each and have dinner at home.
See a Show - There are three different theaters in Davis County. Centerpoint Legacy Theater in Centerville, Hopebox Theater in Kaysville and On Pitch Performing Arts in Layton. Each of these theaters has a great season coming up and great shows to choose from in the coming months. Pick one that interests you, purchase your tickets and enjoy! Click here for more information on our local live theater.
Worth the Trip
Sleigh Rides at Hardware Ranch - Through February 26th, you can enjoy sleigh rides that get you up close and personal with the elk. Rides are $5 for each adult and you can get more information about hours here.
Spend a Day in Midway - A dream winter date in my mind involves an overnighter in Midway and lots of winter fun. See the ice castles, go tubing at Soldier Hollow, take a swim in the Homestead Crater, eat at one of the local restaurants, then stay overnight at one of the cozy inns or bed and breakfasts.
Top Golf - One of the best things about Top Golf is that the bays are temperature regulated. You can enjoy golfing in the middle of winter, when it's below freezing outside! You can enjoy food while you hit some balls. It's like bowling for golf. Their menu is worth checking out as well, starting with their amazing brunch!
I hope you're able to enjoy your date nights this winter, whether you're a winter sports fan or not! And let's all hope that spring comes sooner than it's looking like it will.