Welcoming spots, like Grounds for Coffee, give locals good reason to hang out on Ogden's historic 25th Street, photo courtesy of Adam Finkle.

Ogden has been welcoming travelers since 1869, when the first train arrived at Union Station. The city's charm centers on 25th Street. Here are some of our favorite spots in the historic neighborhood.

A recent Dining Awards winner, Jasoh serves casual pub fare or the makings of an elegant evening of artisanal entrees. Pick up a bottle of aged balsamic at the Olive and Vinegar shop on the way out.
195 25th St., 801 -399-0088, jasoh.com

Once a notorious brothel and now Ogden's first rooftop bar, Alleged shows off downtown's scenery. Choose from more than 20 drinks with names based on 25th Street's scandalous history.
205 25th St., 801-990-0692, alleged25th.com

Ogden Organix
A spa for the eco-friendly, Organix is a full-service salon for non-toxic, organic and vegan services, like the Thirst Quencher Hair Cocktail. After a treatment, pick up your own organic and vegan beauty products at their retail store. 
184 E. 25th St., 801 -589-9254, ogdenorganix.com

Story Tours
Get personal with ghosts who call 25th Street home. On a guided tour, storytellers share the history behind the hauntings, along with their own supernatural experiences. Tours run Friday and Saturday nights in October. 
801-604-1 218, storytours.com

Queen Bee
Old-fashioned charm surrounds this shop, which offers handmade jewelry, art, more than 150 varieties of chocolate from Utah's most-prized chocolatiers and antique shelves stocked with trinkets and books. 
270 25th St., 801 -791 -0241, queenbeegiftery.com

"It's a wonderful place to raise my three kids and grandson. Ogden has grown so much in the past few years, I'm excited for what the future brings."-Kristi Layton, resident for 33 years

WEB EXTRA: Our video of locals and business owners sounding off on why they love 25th Street, Ogden

Video filmed by Fernando Lara.