If you find yourself exploring Ogden with less than 24 hours to spare, the first thing to do is decide where you’ll store your adventure ideas for next time. Ogden is one of those places that appears tiny but magically unfolds itself at every turn. Here’s our list of MUST SEE places and spaces on your short stay; just fair warning from the starting gate, you’ll want to come back for more.
Historic 25th Street
With more than a dozen locally-owned restaurants, nearly twenty independent retailers, and a handful of galleries, there’s a lot to see and do during your visit to Historic 25th Street. If you’re staying with any of our lodging partners you’ll find yourself within walking distance to all that 25th Street has to offer.
Union Station is home to four museums where you can learn about Ogden’s history from several angles. The Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum along with the Browning Firearm Museum are particularly interesting while the station itself serves as a history lesson. Kids will love the Union Pacific train display and interactive exhibit where they can be a conductor for the day.
After spending a day exploring the street or taking advantage of our outdoor recreation, you’ll find luxurious spa treatments as well as personal care and grooming services to get you ready for a night out on the town.
Our street offers a vibrant nightlife in the after hours. Cocktails, dancing, dining, live shows, comedy sketches and that’s just the beginning. Historic 25th Street is home to some real hidden gems, including the country’s smallest movie theater, an upstairs performance theatre and a plethora of tucked away yoga studios. But be forewarned, if you don’t look closely you might walk right by some of these highlights.
Ogden River Parkway
The Ogden River Parkway is just moments away from Historic 25th Street, featuring Blue Ribbon Fishing, 3 Kayak Parks, a paved bike trail and so much more. Learn more about the river parkway.
East Central and Jefferson
There are some great examples of historic architecture right here on Historic 25th Street, but if you haven’t had your fill and you’re looking to explore, take a walking tour of Historic Jefferson Avenue, part of the East Central District. Jefferson is host to a colorful palette of Victorian homes, craftsman style bungalows and the original trolley line that’s still visible today.
The East Bench is what us locals call this side of the mountain. Drive up any of the number streets until you can’t go any farther and you’re on the bench. A multitude of trails are here, including the state’s longest section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Easiest access is from the top of 27th and 29th Streets.
A quick and curvy drive through Ogden Canyon will get you up to Pineview Reservoir and access to our ski resorts. Local blog What to do in Ogden Valley has some great tips and trips for your visit to paradise.
Take a Virtual Tour
We’ve gathered up some of our favorite videos that showcase the area, enjoy!