Thursday, July 08, 2010

DATE NIGHT: Take a walk, have a picnic, and enjoy some quiet time!

This week's DATE NIGHT idea is about taking a romantic stroll through some of Utah's most scenic places. Here are a few of my favorites that are free or minimal cost. If you have a favorite place you like to go for walks, contact me and I will add them here:

Red Butte Gardens
Red Butte Gardens is absolutely breathtaking. Plan on spending at least a few hours to walk through the entire gardens. There are many quiet hideaway spots to stop and have a quiet picnic. View our blog history July 2010) to read about the Children's Garden, Free Admission Days, and Family Nights.
ADMISSION: $4 for children, $6 for adults
LOCATION: By the University of Utah campus
300 Wakara Way, SLC, UT

Gardner Village
Gardner Village is a cute little historic shopping village. Enjoy a stroll around the village and read about the history of the building that houses each little shop. Enjoy grassy hills, beautiful landscape, and then have dinner at Archibald's Restaurant.
ADMISSION: FREE to roam around the village, but you will want to bring some money for souvenirs in the shops.
LOCATION: 1100 W 7800 S
West Jordan, UT

Murray Park
Murray Park is a beautiful place to take a quiet stroll with your loved one.
LOCATION: 296 E Murray Park Ave.
Murray, UT

Millcreek Canyon
Millcreek Canyon is easy to get to, and has many beautiful and easy hiking trails. There are many places to have a picnic.
ADMISSION: $3 per vehicle, cash only, exact amount please
LOCATION: Head east on 3800 South (Mill Creek Canyon Road) from 3500 East (Wasatch Blvd.)
Salt Lake City, UT

Jordan River Parkway
Park benches, picnic tables, restrooms and canoe marinas can be found along the trail. The parkway trails wind through wetlands with cattails, many kinds of fish, foxes and other mammals, plus a variety of bird life. Several miles of trail are paved for pedestrians and bicycles. ADMISSION: FREE
LOCATION: The Jordan River runs north-south through the center of the valley, just west and parallel to Interstate 15. Salt Lake County is working with communities along the river to develop a continous trailway from the Utah County line down south to the Davis County line up north. Substantial sections of the trail have been completed in recent years with grant monies and ZAP sales tax revenue. Remaining trail work will completed as funds become available

Memory Grove Park
This is one of my favorite places in Salt Lake. It's a beautiful park, with easy hiking trails.
LOCATION: Just East of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City

Davis County
Click on the the link above for excellent places in Davis County to go for a walk.

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