Dating is a fun and exciting way to get to know someone. But when it’s your turn to plan, the pressure is on to find a fun cheap date idea in Utah that your date will enjoy. Don’t worry! We’ve come up with a list to make it easy for you.
Free and Cheap Dates
These ideas are for those who don’t want to break the bank but still want to have a good time. Whether you’re a student strapped for cash or you just enjoy being creative, these are our best ideas for fun and cheap dates in Utah.
In Utah, we have no shortage of gorgeous hikes to choose from. Go with a classic waterfall hike like Donut Falls, Stewart Falls, or Bridal Veil Falls. Or if you want more on an incline, try the trail up to the “Y.” Just make sure to tell your date to wear the right shoes and pack lots of water. It’s pretty much the perfect fun Utah day date idea.
Pack a Picnic
While this idea pairs perfectly with a hike, picnics are also fun in nearby parks or even in your yard. Pack in some small surprises to delight your date, such as a handwritten note, sparkling cider, or a sweet treat to share.
Visit a Museum
There are many free and affordable museums in Utah. BYU has some particularly good museums, such as the Bean Life and Science Museum and the MOA (Museum of Art). Both are free to the public. If you’re in Salt Lake, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum of Utah offer a few days each year where tickets are free.
Heber Hatchets Axe Throwing
Axe throwing is one of the newest date crazes here in Utah. Luckily, it’s also really affordable! At Heber Hatchets (whose locations are in SLC, Logan, and Provo), a group of one to three people will only pay $15 per person per hour. You’ll be able to test your date’s skill, brag about your axe-throwing prowess, and spend some great one-on-one time together.
If you have a little more money to spend, these ideas are a little more on the expensive side but are sure to impress your date.
Getout Games Escape Rooms
Escape rooms make for great dates because they require you to communicate and work together with your partner. Plus, you get to experience the terrifying thrill of being locked in a room together!
Getout Games are especially fun for group dates. You’ll laugh together, solve mysteries, and enjoy the fun ambiance of escape rooms. There are many different themed adventures that you can choose from, including superheroes, mummies, and zombies.
If you want an epic date, why not try go-karting? You get to combine the excitement of dating with the adrenaline rush from driving at top speed. Just make sure your date isn’t one to get carsick easily before booking this date.
Splurge on a Fancy Dinner
There are so many delicious restaurants in Utah Valley that are perfect for a date. Try the Native-American-inspired cuisine at Black Sheep Cafe in Provo, or enjoy an upscale buffet at the Roof in SLC.
Go Out Dancing
While this might be better suited to more adventurous couples, there’s nothing more romantic than a night on the dance floor. There are many salsa dancing clubs around Utah that will get your heart racing in more ways than one.
These dates aren’t possible year-round, but that adds to the charm and enjoyment of the experience.
Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point (Spring)
If your date loves flowers and the outdoors, then the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi is a must-see. Let romance lead the way as you stroll together hand-in-hand through 50 acres of fragrant blossoms. This is a fun Utah day date idea. We recommend going in the morning before it gets too hot.
Stadium of Fire (Summer)
This epic 4th of July celebration hosted at the BYU Football stadium includes live music, fireworks, and plenty of entertainment, making for a great summer date full of sparks.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch (Fall)
What’s more picture-perfect than taking a stroll through a pumpkin patch? Spend time picking out the very best pumpkin you can find and then carve it together. This is such a fun, cheap Utah date idea that requires minimal preparation.
See Christmas Lights Together (Winter)
Winter is magical in Utah when crisp white snow blankets the ground. The nights may be dark and cold, but it makes for perfect weather to bundle up and see Christmas lights together. Bonus points if you get hot chocolate together afterward!
Book the Perfect Date at Getout Games
Getout Games is great for couples and group dates. It’s fun, affordable, and way more exciting than just going to a movie.
Book your escape room adventure today!