Salt Lake City Valentine's Day Events 2018

The Grand America Hotel Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City is a surprisingly romantic city nestled in the mountains of Utah. If you're visiting SLC on Valentine's Day, kindle a romantic fire by taking your sweetheart to one of these Salt Lake City Valentine's Day events and attractions.

From romantic restaurants featuring top chef specials to sleigh rides over the snow, there's plenty of great ways to spend a day with your loved one on this annual holiday of romanticism. However, be sure to make reservations ahead of time as many couples will be fighting for a date night at some of Salt Lake City's most popular romantic attractions.

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    Courtesy of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group

    Any good restaurant can be the setting for romance, but a truly romantic restaurant offers a combination of wonderful food, striking decor, and great service. Explore some of Salt Lake City's most romantic restaurants, perfect for Valentine's Day.

    Utah's best chefs will also pull out all the stops to create scrumptious meals for Valentine's Day, with dining specials running from about February 8 through 17. There's a long list of some of Utah's best restaurants offering special menu items for Valentine's Day, and early reservations are recommended.

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    Man driving horse and carriage for couple in snow
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    A sleigh ride can be family fun or the height of romance, depending on whom you take along. After all, you will need to warm up afterward! Rides are available to match any interest, long or short, with or without dinner, some with overnight stays at the resort.

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    the grand america hotel courtyard
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    Valentine's packages at Grand America include luxury rooms and suites with special extras such as a Chymia gift set and macarons, as well as complimentary self-parking. Also available is a couple's retreat package that includes spa access, meals, and participation in a one and a half day marriage seminar held February 13 through 14. Prices range from $229 per couple and up. Grand America's Garden Cafe will be serving a special Prix Fixe Menu for Two Feb. 14 for $75 per couple.

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    Cinderella Ballet West
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    Running February 9 through 25, 2018, Ballet West's performances of Sir Frederick Ashton's "Cinderella" ballet are a great way to spend an evening with your special someone this Valentine's Day. Performances take place at the Capitol Theatre and tickets range from $29 to $84 per person.

    "Cinderella" is a retelling of the classic fairytale through dances set to Sergei Prokofiev's musical score. Filled with romantic scenes and hilarious hijinks for the entire family, audiences of all ages will enjoy this unique show.

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    Abravanel Hall
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    On February 9 and 10, the Utah Symphony will perform a selection of romantic music at the Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Featuring timeless classics from Hollywood musicals from the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, and Eleanor Powell, the concert will be conducted by Andy Einhorn and feature guest artists Joan Hess and Kirby Ward.

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    Thanksgiving Point
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    On both February 10 and 14, enjoy a special evening with a live band and an exceptional dinner at the Thanksgiving Point Show Barn in Lehi, Utah. You can enjoy all the fun and food for $58 per person in advance (or $70 per person to get a rose at your seat). Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner and dancing last from 7 to 10 p.m.

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    DF Dance Studio
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    Join other couples at DF Dance Studio on Valentine's Day for a fun Salsa or Bachata dance class. After the class, the lights go down and the disco ball goes up so you can swing and sway with your significant other to the tunes of popular Latin music.

    The "Black and Red Valentines Salsa and Bachata Ball" takes place on February 9, with a special chocolate fountain and dancing until 1:30 a.m. On February 10, take a salsa and bachata class for couples, or on Valentine's Day, take the "Crazy for You" swing dance class for couples, the "My Sweetheart" waltz class for couples, or "be mine" salsa dance class for couples.

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    Hotel Monaco lobby
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    For the best romantic getaway in Utah look no further than Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, a romantic hotel offering an eclectic style, a sexy personality and a "Don't Come A-Knockin'" romance package. Getaway packages to Hotel Monaco include accommodations, a bottle of wine, an intimacy kit, valet parking, a 2 p.m. late checkout time, and morning coffee and tea services.

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    Young couple in cinema
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    Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters throughout Utah will offer Valentine’s Day packages including dinner topped off with decadent desserts, followed by a movie, popcorn, and drinks with a chocolate gift for your sweetheart. The event takes place on Friday, February 16, and check-ins start at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $125 per couple.

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    Salt Lake Symphony's Vienna Ball
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    If you are looking for a romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s day, then don't miss the Salt Lake Symphony's annual Vienna Ball at the University of Utah's Union Ballroom. This year, the event takes place on Saturday, February 10 at 8 p.m. Enjoy food, dancing, a silent auction, and live music provided by the Salt Lake Symphony at the only traditional Viennese Ball in Utah.