Discover Davis: 2020 Experience Gifts for Everyone on Your List

by Alesa Larsen

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned this year, it’s the value of the people in our circle. Whether it’s family, friends or neighbors, enjoying quality time has never been so important — so when it comes to holiday shopping, consider experience gifts that nurture the relationships you’ve built this year. From amusement and the great outdoors to online classes and socially distanced performances, discover Davis with nearly two dozen experience gifts that will fill your heart, not your space.

Get Outdoors

Antelope Island State Park

biking Antelope Island 55

We’ve probably never spent as much time outdoors as we have this year. And how lucky are we to have spectacular Antelope Island State Park right here in Davis? Enjoy Antelope Island’s trails, wildlife and access to the Great Salt Lake all year long with the gift that keeps on giving – a Utah State Park Pass. Bonus: The Utah State Park Annual Pass allows day-use access to all Utah state parks. Veterans with disabilities can receive a free Honor Pass.

Learn more here.

Experience Antelope Island in a new way with an Antelope eBike tour. Each tour includes an electric bike rental, safety vest, helmet and an expert guide, making this a unique gift for the outdoor enthusiast on your list.

Check out Antelope E-Bike’s various tours here.

Hit the Slopes

Davis is within an hour of nine world-class ski resorts, making it the perfect base camp for a winter ski getaway. Enjoy gifting ski and snowboard lift passes, lessons, rentals and more, plus amusement on and off the slopes. Plan your ski trip.

Take it easy on the slopes (and on your wallet) with the Ski Utah 5th and 6th grade passports. Fifth graders can ski or ride three times at each of Utah’s resorts – that’s 45 days on the mountain for only $45! Have a 6th grader? They can ski or snowboard once at each Utah resort. Click here to purchase the 5th or 6th Grade Season Passports, then book a winter staycation at one of our 22 hotels for an experience gift the whole family will love.

Kids Snow Skiing in Davis County

Ice Skating

Ice Skating at Station Park

A day on the ice is the perfect gift for the figure skater on your list. Enjoy outdoor ice skating at Bountiful Town Square’s new ice ribbon or give gliding on the ice a whole new twist with ice bumper cars at Station Park. Indoor ice skating and lessons are available at South Davis Ice Rink. Ice skating is a fun experience gift for the whole family or a memorable date night with that special someone.

Find a rink.

Davis is home to 10 beautiful golf courses – nine public golf courses and one private country club, each with amazing views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains. A day on the golf course is the perfect gift for the golfer in your life.

Find the perfect course here.

Golfers on the Green at Davis County Utah

Give Back on Horseback

Lazy B Equine Experience Gifts
Photo: Lazy B Equine

For a gift that gives back, look no further than Lazy B Equine Rescue of Utah. This nonprofit horse rescue located in Clinton and West Point offers Western and English riding lessons for just $26 per lesson, plus equine education and activities. Best of all, funds raised through the lesson program go right back into feeding and caring for the horses. For the holidays, Lazy B is offering trail ride gift certificates for  $5 off the normal price that can be redeemed anytime in 2021.

Learn more.

Family-friendly fun for everyone

Cannibal at Lagoon

Lagoon Amusement Park

Lagoon has been thrilling Utah and Intermountain West families since 1886. With more than 50 rides, a waterpark, historic Pioneer Village, games, food and fun, a Lagoon Season Passport is the experience gift that keeps on giving. 

Don’t miss out on Lagoon’s annual Black Friday Sale from November 18 – December 1, 2020. Visit Lagoon’s website for info about the exclusive 2021 Season Loyalty Passport and 2020 Season Passport Rollover. 

Cherry Hill

Be the king (or queen) of gift-giving when you gift the Season Splash Pass or King of the Hill season pass. Enjoy unlimited fun all summer long. See the Thanksgiving sale information here or visit the Cherry Hill website for more information. 

Seaquest Utah

Make 2021 memorable with a Seaquest annual pass to undersea fun and adventure. Learn about ecosystems around the world through hands-on experiences feeding sharks, stingrays, birds and tropical animals. Or take the experience up a notch with a VIP animal interaction from sloths to stingrays. Hurry on over and grab the Annual Passport during the holiday membership sale or purchase a VIP interaction bundle for an unforgettable experience gift. 


Stuff a stocking with the gift of game play: Purchase $20 and get $20 of arcade game play free. With Arcade Play Madness, kids, teens and adults can play twice as long and have twice the fun!

Thanks to a grant by *Shop In Utah, offer valid through December 31, 2020.

Rush Funplex

It’s Black Friday all through November 2020. Get $10 off any e-gift card of $35 or more with discount code BLACKFRIDAY when ordering online at 

Coconut Cove

Affordable, active play specifically for kids ages 0 to 12? Yes, please. Gift a playdate to Coconut Cove and experience 4,000 square feet of fun designed just for little ones. Learn more.

Urban Air Trampoline Park

Trampolines, climbing walls, warrior course, Sky Rider — Urban Air Trampoline Park has all that and more. Single visit tickets and memberships available. Give the gift of getting the wiggles out – the littles will love it, and mom and dad will thank you, too!

Great Room Escape

More fun than a movie! Choose a mystery, then put your detective skills to work and solve your way out. Enjoy a fully interactive and immersive experience unlike any other, now private for your family or group only. Book online.

Hatchet Jax 

Social axe throwing is the latest adult amusement — and it’s right here in Kaysville. Grab a gift card online for a unique experience gift. 


Stuff their stocking with the gift of swim. Davis is home to three indoor aquatic centers: Layton Surf ‘n Swim, Clearfield Aquatic Center, and South Davis Rec Center. Experiences include day passes, annual family memberships, swim lessons, fitness classes and more. 

Enjoy the Arts

Broadway Villains ensemble cast

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre Tickets

Here’s the perfect gift for the theater lovers in your life. Catch every incredible performance with a CenterPoint Theatre Season Pass, or choose a single show and make it a date night, girls night or family night out. 

Davis Arts Council Season Pass

DAC the Halls, Summer Nights Under the Stars, free Sunday concerts and movies in the park — Davis Arts Council is dedicated to bringing top-quality local and national entertainment to Utah. From single tickets to season subscriptions, this is a unique Davis County experience gift your recipient will love. 

On Pitch Performing Arts Shows and Classes

Purchase season tickets or choose an individual performance, then pick your seats, sit back and enjoy the show. OPPA performs a variety of musicals, plays and new works throughout the year. Have a little performer on your hands? Give the experience of dance, voice, acting or musical theater classes. 

Bountiful Davis Arts Center Gift Certificates

BDAC is dedicated to enhancing the arts experience for people of all ages. Whether you’re an expert artist or just starting out, BDAC offers classes and workshops from how to paint in watercolor to hand-binding your own leather journal and everything in between. Sign up for a class or buy a gift certificate for your favorite budding artist. 

Make art AND memories

Know someone who loves to create? Get them a gift certificate to Hands on Art for a paint night, ceramics class, canvas art kit, or pottery to go kit. Holiday pottery kits are also available from As You Wish, as well as gift certificates for virtual or in-person classes. Little artists will love the gift of art classes from Pint-sized Picassos, or gift the whole family with a private paint night. Nothing says time well spent like crafting with the kids (of any age!). 

Hill Aerospace Museum

If you know a history buff or simply have little ones obsessed with aircraft, a visit to the Hill Aerospace Museum is a must. There’s plenty to see both indoors and out, and admission is free! Make a day of it with lunch at one of 400 restaurants in Davis County. The kids (and grandparents) will love this meaningful experience gift. 

Experience Gifts for Foodies

Hilton Garden Inn Delicious Food

Harmon’s Cooking School

“Yule” love giving (or receiving) the gift of online cooking lessons with Station Park’s Harmon’s cooking school. From Jolly Gingerbread to Prime Rib Perfection to tours around the world of international cooking, there’s a class to amuse every taste bud. 

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Factory Tours

Stuff their stocking with something sweet — and educational, too. Enjoy learning how chocolates are made and packaged, plus sample some favorites. Factory tours are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and last approximately 45 minutes. The cost is $5 per person with $4 redeemable at the end of the tour to purchase chocolates. Currently limited to family groups, this sweet retreat is an affordable experience gift the whole family will love.  Please call (801) 677-8888 to set up an appointment.

Dine in Davis

With more than 400 restaurants to choose from, you’ll find the perfect dining experience for your gift recipient. Whether dining out or choosing curbside pickup, a gift card is a great way to treat someone to a meal while supporting local Davis restaurants. Be sure to check local favorites for Black Friday sales. 

Station Park

Featuring more than two dozen eating establishments, dining in Station Park is an experience in itself. Stuff a gift card in the stocking, then make a day of it with some quality time spent together shopping, chatting over a meal, and enjoying the fountain show for a memorable experience gift.  

The perfect gift isn’t always one you can wrap, but it’s one you will always remember. Skip the stuff this holiday season in favor of experience gifts and Discover Davis in a whole new way.