Uncategorized February 12, 2020

3 Unconventional Ideas for Valentines Day in Salt Lake City

Every year in the days after Christmas, stores across the country suddenly change from red and green garlands to festoons of pink and red. The season of love descends upon us all in a deluge of chocolates, floral arrangements, and jewelry created to proclaim undying love. Couples can be heard in the aisles snickering to their partners about how perfect they expect this year’s Valentine’s Day to be. And while our social media feeds are filled with jokes about forgetting to get chocolates, or not finding someone to “be mine,” of course, we all have ideals about how we’d like to treat our partners on what’s supposed to be the most romantic day of the year.

This year, with a little careful planning, there’s still enough time to craft an experience that will enchant your partner – and maybe make up for last year’s last minute bouquet of half-wilted roses? Here’s what we had in mind for this Friday night:


#1 – Hike Up Millcreek or Neff’s + Dinner at Table X

On odd numbered days, Millcreek Canyon allows pups to be off-leash! Andy and I take Penny on this hike almost 3 days a week so if you’ve never hiked this area, it’s a must-see. Millcreek and Neff’s trails are filled with trees, wildlife, and at this time of year, enchanting winter scenery. You can take a look at the trails and hear about people’s experiences here.

And for dinner at Table X? It’s an experience you won’t soon forget. Table X is part French potager garden, part indoor culinary dream. Table X has won the Salt Lake Magazine’s award for Best Dining Restaurant 3 years in a row. You can get a closer look at their menu and learn their story, here.

These great ideas are just a few that our local experts can recommend. Your favorite agent is available for everything from helping you buy and sell, to making sure you know the ins and outs of your community.

Whether you’ll be treating yourself, or spending time with the one you love, we wish you a fabulous Valentine’s day.


Kura Door Spa Valentine's Day

#2 – The Kura Door Spa + Dinner at Pallet or Eva’s in Downtown SLC

This suggestion comes from 9th and 9th agent Monica Draper. The Kura Door Spa is a holistic Japanese spa that offers a ride range of services, from Ofura bath, skin care, nail treatments, massage and waxing. They also happen to have a highly-coveted couple’s massage retreat. You can make your reservation online, but be aware that Valentine’s Day is a high-demand time of year.

Both Pallet Bistro and Eva’s Bakery are delicious options for the discerning diner. Pallet offers an exceptional selection of cocktails and fare. Eva’s Bakery has more of a casual Parisian bread shop vibe, and you can more about their story and offerings here.

Manolis Salt Lake City Valentine's DayPhoto Courtesy of Manoli’s

#3 – Pedicures at Best Nails + Dinner at Manoli’s 

This excellent suggestion is brought to you by Sugar House agent Kathy McCabe. Now, if you’re of the opinion that you’re too “masculine” to get a pedicure with your partner, that’s probably because you aren’t accustomed to taking time out for your own pampering. Best Nails is the perfect place to experience a great, first pedicure with the love of your life by your side.

And, when you’re done having your nails trimmed and your legs massaged, you can satisfy your hunger by heading over to Manoli’s on 9th. Described as “a fresh interpretation of Greek cuisine,” Manoli’s has something to satisfy every palate.