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A western US state known for vast deserts, the Great Salt Lake, and the majestic Rocky Mountains, with a rich Mormon history and national parks.

Utah Guides

  • Utah Valley Summer Bucket List

    utahvalley (Utah Valley )
    <p>Welcome to the Utah Valley Summer Bucket List Challenge!</p><p>Get started:</p><p>1. Complete photo challenge check-ins of your choice. *Must be in the photo to qualify. Challenges must be completed this summer can not be previous photos.</p><p>2. Unlock an electronic badge automatically as you achieve check-in milestones.</p><p>3. Show your badge at the Visitors Center located at 220 West Center Street, Provo to collect your prize. Open Mon-Fri 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.</p><p>In case of a Trailblazer tie, a drawing will be awarded to determine the grand prize winner.</p><p>By joining the event, you consent to Explore Utah Valley's use of submitted photos for marketing, such as on our website and social media. Photos may be featured to highlight participant experiences. In case of a Trailblazer tie, a drawing will be awarded to determine the grand prize winner.&nbsp;</p>
  • Utah Valley Summer Fun: The Ultimate Bucket List of Things to Do

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Summer in Utah Valley is like a canvas waiting to be splashed with vibrant memories, and what better way to make the most of those sun-drenched days than by tackling an ultimate bucket list of local activities? From the adrenaline-pumping adventure of exploring the rugged Wasatch Range to the serenity of a moonlit picnic by the shores of Utah Lake, there's a buffet of experiences that cater to every taste and age group. Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking to conquer new heights or a family hunting for the perfect blend of fun and education, our carefully curated list ensures your summer will be packed with unforgettable moments. So, dust off your hiking boots, grab your sunscreen, and let’s dive into the endless possibilities that Utah Valley has in store for your summer fun!
  • Places I want to go

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  • best breweries and brewpubs in Salt Lake City

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Salty and hoppy, Salt Lake City is a brew-lover's dream come true. The city is overflowing with an impressive array of breweries and brewpubs, ranging from the eclectic and innovative, to the timeless and tried-and-true. Whether you're a beer aficionado or a newcomer to the brew scene, this list will guide you to the crème de la crème of Salt Lake City's beer establishments. Cheers!
  • The Absolute Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Salt Lake City

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Looking for a belly-filling breakfast in the heart of Salt Lake City? From trendy cafes to cozy diners, Salt Lake City has an impressive selection of breakfast and brunch spots that offer everything from bacon and eggs to smoothies and more.
  • Favorite things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

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  • Salt Lake City's best vegan-friendly restaurants

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Salt Lake City is a haven for plant-based foodies with a huge variety of restaurants offering delicious veg options. From savory vegan burgers to mouth-watering veggie sushi, the city serves up plates that even meat-lovers will enjoy. Let's dive into the top vegan-friendly restaurants in Salt Lake City.
  • top dog-friendly spots near Salt Lake City

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Salt Lake City is a great place for both humans and their canine bffs. From hiking trails to dog-friendly cafes, this list contains the top spots for you and your dog to enjoy in the city.
  • The best thrift stores in Salt Lake City

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Salt Lake City is a dream for those looking to save a lil cash while being environmentally conscious. With a huge selection of second-hand shops and thrift stores, Salt Lake City is the perfect spot to roll up your sleeves and hunt for anything from vintage tees to pre-loved furniture pieces.
  • Historic Salt Lake City Walking Tour

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Salt Lake City, Utah is a city rich in history and culture, with a story that spans back over 170 years. A Salt Lake City history walking tour is a unique opportunity to explore the city's past and present, and to gain a deeper understanding of the people and events that have shaped this vibrant community. From the founding of the Mormon Church and the arrival of the pioneers, to the construction of the state capitol and the city's growth as a center of industry and commerce, there is much to discover on a Salt Lake City history walking tour. Whether you are a local looking to learn more about your city, or a visitor eager to explore Salt Lake City's fascinating past, this walking tour is a must-see experience.
  • The Best Restaurants Near Hilton Salt Lake City Center (DMA West)

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Hanging near the Hilton Salt Lake City Center and on the lookout for some fantastic food spots nearby? You're in luck. The hotel is situated right in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, which means there are a ton of options when it comes to dining out. Whether you're in the mood for a laid-back meal or a super fancy feast, there's something for everyone, here! So, let's skip the search and dive right into some of the best restaurants around the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.
  • Date night spots in downtown Provo

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Looking for the perfect spot to take your special someone in downtown Provo? Whether it's a first date or you’re rekindling the spark with a night out, finding the right ambiance is key. Downtown Provo offers a charming array of date night destinations suited for romance, fun, and creating lasting memories. From cozy cafes to upscale dining, and perhaps a live show to cap off the night, there are plenty of options to suit any couple's style. So, grab your partner's hand and let's dive into the best spots that Provo has to offer for an unforgettable evening together.
  • Best Local Coffee Shops in Salt Lake City, Utah

    paige (Paige Mesicek)
    In the heart of Utah and at the base of the Wasatch mountains is an outpost for five surrounding National Parks. Salt Lake City is a true traveler's dream; but before you begin to explore the rush of the city and the calm of the mountains, I find that there really is no better way to fuel your adventure than with a mindful stop at a coffee shop! Salt Lake City certainly has no shortage of charming, locally-owned coffee shops, so grab your coat and head out to these cozy corners of the city!
  • Top Historical Sites and Landmarks in Salt Lake City

    amy.mac (Amy McMahon)
    Salt Lake City, Utah's capital, is full of important and iconic historical landmarks. The city was established by Mormon pioneers in 1847, who went to build a city full of beautiful temples and memorials. Even if you're not a member of the LDS church, though, as the Crossroads of the West, Salt Lake has plenty of other worthwhile historical monuments scattered throughout the city and surrounding region. Whether you want to see temples or churches, historical houses or original farms, there's something for you to see in Salt Lake City!
  • Salt Lake City Taco Trail

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Get ready to spice up your taste buds on the Salt Lake City Taco Trail! This trail is where the best of two worlds collide: the vibrant culinary scene of Salt Lake City and the mouth-watering universe of tacos. Whether you're a taco connoisseur or a curious foodie, this trail will take you on a culinary adventure you won't soon forget. With a wide range of taquerias to choose from, serving everything from authentic street-style tacos to innovative takes on classic favorites, you're sure to find a taco that will satisfy your cravings.
  • Salt Lake City's Best Self-Guided Ale Trail

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Salt Lake City is home to a thriving craft beer scene, and the Salt Lake City Ale Trail offers beer lovers a chance to explore the city's best breweries and taprooms. The trail takes visitors on a tour of some of the city's most popular breweries, each with its unique atmosphere and selection of beers. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the Salt Lake City Ale Trail is a fun and informative way to discover the best that the city's craft beer scene has to offer.
  • Nightlife in Salt Lake City

    40andfree (Pam Patton)
    Living it up in SLC!
  • Family Friendly Activities in Utah's Canyon Country

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Utah’s Canyon Country is home to many, wonderful destinations and experiences. From wide-open spaces to historic neighborhoods, please remember to #RecreateResponsibly. When you visit, follow Leave No Trace and Visit With Respect principles so everyone can have the opportunity for years to come to visit these amazing sights.
  • Bryce Canyon Hotels

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  • Top Day Trips from Salt Lake City, Utah

    paige (Paige Mesicek)
    The state of Utah certainly has no shortage of scenic views, charming mountain towns, and epic must-do's. Luckily, most of the dreamy destinations of Utah are only a day's trip away from Salt Lake City! While travelling, I made a point to search for all of the hidden gems, historical wonders, and backcountry secrets while staying true to the nature of the state. As I share these must-see locations, it is important to be mindful of nature – practice safe driving, leave no trace, and plan ahead of time! Even though these destinations require some drive time, it's important to remember that the adventure is in the journey and not just the destination! Turn up the radio, roll down the windows, and enjoy your travels to and from Salt Lake City!

Utah Articles

  • List of All 63 National Parks in the US by State | 2023

    From swivel chairs to space rockets, the US has had some darn bright ideas over its short history. But of all the ideas that have changed the world, the national parks system is surely close to the top. It was way back in 1872 that the sulfur-belching lands of Yellowstone were designated as protected lands […]

  • Arches National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    Nestled in the heart of Utah’s breathtaking red rock country lies a wonderland of soaring sandstone formations, enchanting slot canyons, and endless vistas. Welcome to Arches National Park, where the forces of wind and water have sculpted a landscape of otherworldly beauty. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, towering spires, and massive fins, this iconic […]

  • 9 of America’s Top Dinosaur Museums & Attractions

    Did you grow up lecturing classmates on the difference between a Brontosaurus and a Brachiosaurus? Did you spend sleepless nights watching Jurassic Park over and over (and over) again? While we can’t hook you up with a time machine, we can point you toward nine dinosaur museums and dinosaur attractions across the US where you […]

  • Utah’s National Parks: Ranked

    Now more than ever, national parks offer a much-needed breath of fresh air. Author, Arches National Park Ranger, and environmental advocate Edward Abbey said it best: “We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.” The US state that Abbey himself escaped to? Well, that would be Utah, of course. Utah boasts […]

  • 11 Orange Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    Dreamsicle-colored deserts (not desserts, for once) cover our planet…and they’re not the only show-stopping orange places around the globe. Orange festivals, orange cities, orange monuments —whether you prefer to sweat your way through arid ginger-scapes or dance through a valley of delicate flowers, you’ll have ample opportunity for both. Check out these 11 orange travel […]

  • Bryce Canyon National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    As if the word hoodoo isn’t cool enough, the park where you can find these towering geologic creations is even cooler. Hoodoo means “to bewitch,“ which is the exact effect that Bryce Canyon’s whimsical rock formations and winding trails will have on you. Bryce Canyon National Park is a treasure trove for those who like […]

  • Zion National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    If you love: crying out of sheer happiness, seeing something so beautiful that you take 80 pictures of basically the same thing, and the Milky Way, Zion National Park is the place for you. From extreme hikes for those who don’t mind heights to leisurely paved strolls along the Virgin River, at this uber-famous Utah national […]

  • Capitol Reef National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    The name Capitol Reef evokes images of tropical coastlines and marine life, which may seem odd for the name of a national park smack dab in the middle of landlocked Utah. Early settlers thought the park’s seemingly impenetrable 87-mile long wrinkle in the Earth’s crust looked like a “reef,” and that its giant white Navajo […]

  • 10 Amazing Volunteer Vacations for Animal Lovers

    Animal lover seeking an adventure with purpose? You may want to consider a volunteer vacation. Volunteer holidays are life-altering experiences where travelers have unique opportunities to get their hands dirty and make a direct, ethical impact on animals, both domestic and wild, around the world. Not only can you help locals with rescue and conservation […]

  • The 5 Best Glamping Sites in the World

    Glamping, or luxury camping, has made a resurgence as a favorite travel trend. It’s a way of getting out into the world without sacrificing all of the comforts of home. And there is quite possibly nothing more romantic. The best camps are like the set of a film scene, allowing you to weave your own […]