Summer is starting to wind up, so before we see a change in the weather, why not take advantage of some unique date night activities? ICO Fairbourne has collected a list of things you can do around West Valley City that aren’t your typical date night ideas, including local flavor from some of the best food trucks in the state, a handful of more artistic options, and things you can do at the mall other than shop.
The Food Truck League
We’ve all been there: You want to go out to dinner, but you can’t decide on what you want to eat. But what if you didn’t have to choose just one restaurant? That’s the concept behind The Food Truck League, a collection of some of the best food trucks in Utah.
Started in 2015, the league has hosted gatherings all across the Wasatch Front—including West Valley City—bringing communities together while helping to support local businesses. Their event calendar helps you learn not only when events are happening but also figure out where your favorite food trucks are going to be. There’s no cost to get in—just the cost of the food when you get there, allowing you to try as many food trucks as you’d like.
West Valley Arts
The nonprofit organization of West Valley Arts hosts a number of free- or low-cost events for the public, including public art displays, festivals, concerts, cultural programming, and live theater. Founded in 2004, their events have drawn more than 750,000 people annually, providing unique experiences that also help to support the local community.
Take, for example, the West Valley Performing Arts Center: This live performance theater has its schedule of performances through October of 2022 listed, giving you plenty of time to set a date for a night of entertainment. You can also take a look at current and upcoming art exhibits at four different galleries in West Valley City or check the lineup for their free summer and winter concert series.
Valley Fair Mall
More than 10 years ago, Valley Fair Mall was redeveloped into a one-million-square-foot shopping and entertainment center. The expansion included the addition of not only new shopping and dining options but also a Megaplex Theater, All Star Bowling, and a splash pad.
Along with those traditional date night options, the mall hosts a number of free events throughout the year, including concerts and car shows. Their online schedule gives a breakdown of what’s coming with more information on individual events so you know what to expect before you get there.
Hopefully, this guide has given you some off-the-beaten-path ideas for your next date night. But if you’re looking for a place to live to better enjoy all West Valley City has to offer, contact ICO Fairbourne Station and check out their West Valley apartments.