Whether you are a local Ogdenite or visiting from SLC, it’s fun to be a tourist sometimes. Downtown Ogden has a lot to offer so head on over to 25th street and start exploring.
TAKE THE TRAIN
First thing first, don’t drive to Ogden, take the train! With free WiFi and comfy seats, it’s the perfect way to visit in style. The train runs frequently from SLC to Ogden and although it takes a bit longer to arrive it’s worth the wait when you get to see horses and beautiful trees while avoiding highway traffic. Check outhttp://www.rideuta.com/ for schedules and rates.
VISIT UNION STATION
Union Station has four museums in one plus an amazing gift shops and one delicious restaurant. Learn all about Ogden’s gun history at the Browning museum or see some fabulous classic cars at the car museum you can can view cool model trains at the train museum and then embrace Utah’s rugged history at the cowboy and western museum. The Shop At The Station is worth checking out; they have incredibly unique finds and at a great price PLUS all proceeds go to the Union Station Foundation. If you stop in Union Grill be sure to try the bread pudding.
CREATE A HISTORIC 25TH STREET BUCKET LIST
Ogden’s Historic 25th street always has something fun going on, and Visit Ogden put together an awesome list of 25 fun things to do on 25th Street to keep you busy! Pick your favorites and create a bucket list of things to do and see how many you can get done in a day or a weekend.
GO GEO-CACHING IN DOWNTOWN OGDEN
Download the Geocaching app, pack some snacks and water and head out in search of the many hidden treasured in downtown Ogden. There are little treasures that are easy to find, Virtual treasures that require a bit of research on Ogden History and hard to find treasures that require a good eye and comfy shoes. Test out your navigational skills and discover new places at the same time! Find all the downtown Geo-caches HERE.
WATCH THE SUNSET ON THE ROOFTOP OF ALLEGED
There’s no greater view of downtown Ogden than the rooftop of Alleged and sunset is the best time to enjoy it. Grab a cocktail named after a famous Ogdenite and relax to the sound of local music. Come on a Thursday for Geeks who Drink or the weekend for dancing or live music.
SEE A CONCERT OR A FREE MOVIE AT OGDEN AMPHITHEATER
During the summer, you can catch some awesome free concerts and movies so be sure to check out http://ocae.org/ to stay updated on events.
GRAB SOME BRUNCH
We have some great brunch options in downtown Ogden without the crowds of bigger towns. Try out some unique cocktail and local grub at one of the many local restaurants within walking distance of Union Station. Indie Ogden’s guide HERE is a great place to start to find a place to dine.
CATCH AN INDIE FILM AT ART HOUSE CINEMA
Art House Cinema 502 is a 28 seat mico-cinema, one of the smallest in the country! This teeny theater only shows the coolest indie films, and you can even bring in your own food and drink. Check out showtimes and films at http://www.ahc502.com/.
TAKE A WALKING TOUR
There are some beautiful buildings in Ogden and Visit Ogden makes them easy to explore with these handy walking maps HERE. Explore 15 iconic buildings on 25th Street, 25 hikes on Ogden trails and 15 beautiful homes on Jefferson Avenue Historic District. You can learn about the eccentric history of the Eccles Historic District or take a tour of the ‘Trails To Pioneer Days’ painted horses.
SPEND THE NIGHT
There’s so much to do in Ogden and only so many hours in the day so stay the night and make it a weekend! Ogden has some fantastic places to stay from modern hotels likeThe Marriott and The Hilton to Historic buildings like the Ben Lomond and the Hampton Inn. Check their deals sections for packages that include dinner at a local restaurant!