Dating made easy

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Photo credit: Valerie Cheatham, photo editor, @valeriecheatham


Still going to movies for the first, second or third date? Then you have been missing out on a lot
of fun. Forget about the theaters and give your date a fresh take of Utah’s beautiful spring. Here are six delightful date ideas:

Adventure Zipline— the newest treetop canopy zip line tour located in the Wasatch Mountains is the most exhilarating tour in Utah and is only a ten-minute drive from Orem or Provo. You will experience stunning views of the Provo Canyon at high speeds. Provided gear includes a harness, helmet and a breaking glove, and don’t worry if you are a first-time rider, the initial training will make sure every rider is comfortable before moving on. Max Zip is located on the south side of the road directly after mile-marker 15 in Provo Canyon. Prices range from $10 to $49 per person.

Provo Beach Resort— Located in the city of Provo, is a suitable place for variety of fun. There are plenty of things to do in the resort—Flowrider, laser tag, ropes course, bowling, and so on—and there are many restaurants near by.

Provo Beach Resort is well known for the Flowrider, which is an indoor wave machine that pumps 30,000 gallons of water per minute. Spend $20 per guest per hour session and experience the most realistic surfing and beach-like, indoor climate imaginable. You will not regret the ride (4801 N. University Ave. #210 in Provo).

The Quarry— is an indoor climbing center, which has nearly 13,000 feet of wall space. Maintaining over 125 top rope and lead routes, The Quarry provides multiple levels of difficulty for climbers. Climbing these walls is a great way to show your date your free spirit and willingness to take a challenge. Spend $15 for a regular day pass and have a great climb at The Quarry.(2494 N. University Parkway in Provo).

High Country Adventure— is an outdoor guide-service and outfitter. From rafting, kayaking and tubing to fly-fishing, horseback riding and ATV tours, every one can find a great way to get out of the city. Choose a day with perfect weather and have fun in the cool water. Who says life isn’t an adventure? (E. Provo Canyon Road).

You know how much you want to get trained at CLAS Ropes Course— Provo. Teamwork and problem solving will help maintain your relationship. At CLAS, every person is engaged and challenged; so first date awkwardness does not exist here. You know your date loves you when you are sweaty. (3606 W. Center St. in Provo).

Before summer arrives, cool down at Soldier Hollow– Cross Country Skiing Resort. Get in touch with snow for the last few times before the summer heat begins. Soldier Hollow has the longest tubing lanes and snowmaking machines. Ski on Soldier Hollow’s new easy trails or challenge yourselves on Olympic courses (2002 Olympic Drive in Midway).

Take advantage of these unique and non-cliché date ideas to ensure that you have another date with whomever you’re interested with!