Utah


Allison’s family calls this beautiful state home. We love finding and sharing the best things to do in Utah, including attractions, restaurants, hotels and natural wonders throughout this great state.

I have a lot of posts about fun places in Utah. You can scroll through the posts on this page, or click one of these links to jump to the region you want.

Here is a list of fun Halloween activities in Utah. If you are looking for a pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm experience or special event, this list is full of ideas! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | fall | autumn | things to do in Utah | September | October

Best fall destinations in Utah

We have a list of the BEST places to go stargazing in Utah! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | dark sky | Moab | Bryce Canyon | star gazing | see the Milky Way

Best places to go stargazing in Utah

Best Utah Destinations from A to Z | tipsforfamilytrips.com | vacation ideas | family travel | national parks

Best vacation destinations in Utah

Ski deals for families! The best discounts and programs for families at every Utah resort. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Snowboard | Park City | ski vacation | winter | ski package | snowboarding | Ogden | Alta | Brighton | Beaver Mountain | Brian Head | Cherry Peak | Deer Valley | Eagle Point | Nordic Valley | Salt Lake City | Powder Mountain | Snowbasin | Snowbird | Solitude | Sundance | Ski Utah | Utah ski resorts

Utah’s BEST ski deals for families

Fry Sauce – It’s a Utah thing

5 Tips for using public transportation in Utah

3 fun day trips on Frontrunner

When and where to see the best fall foliage

Utah’s Best Winter Activities

Great ski deal for kids! – the 5th and 6th Grade Passport

Wasatch Front

Most of Utah’s population lives along what is locally known as the Wasatch Front. It’s the stretch of Interstate 15 between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake that includes Utah’s largest cities – including Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo.  This is where I live, and as you can see, there are a lot of fun things to do!

Get your FREE Salt Lake City Summer FUN Plan when you subscribe to Tips for Family Trips' newsletter | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Utah | Free things to do in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Summer Fun Plan

25 FREE things to do with kids in Salt Lake City, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer vacation | spring break | family vacation

25 FREE things to do in Salt Lake City

90+ FUN things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah with kids! Lots of free and cheap options here. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer

90+ FUN things to do in Salt Lake City

Can You Swim in the Great Salt Lake? | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Utah | summer vacation

Can you swim in the Great Salt Lake? – Layton

10 tips for making the most of your day at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer vacation | Salt Lake City | Davis County | amusement parks | best roller coasters | family travel

Lagoon Amusement Park – Farmington

Five favorite restaurants in Ogden, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Historic 25th Street | The Junction | Downtown Ogden | family restaurants

Favorite Restaurants in Ogden

Nordic Valley near Ogden, Utah is skiing the way it used to be. The hills at this affordable, no-fuss resort are perfect for learning and training | tipsforfamilytrips.com | winter | ski | snowboard

Nordic Valley Resort – Ogden

The first-timer's guide to Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah. This is a fun family resort for skiers of all abilities. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | ski | snowboard | ski lessons | winter vacation

Snowbasin Resort – Ogden

10 drive-in movie tips for families. This is one of our favorite summer traditions! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family fun | staycation ideas

Motor-Vu Drive In Theater – Riverdale

Tips for visiting a trampoline park. Have fun and stay safe! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | indoor trampoline | foam pit | Get Air | Wairhouse | Altitude | Elevation | Big Air

Get Air Trampoline Park – Kaysville

Tips for visiting the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Utah. This fun family museum is good for older kids too! | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point – Lehi

Tips for visiting Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | spring | summer | Tulip Festival | Cornbelly's | anniversary ideas | romantic getaways | travel | Utah County

Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point – Lehi

Tips for visiting Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Timpanogos Cave National Monument – Lehi

City Library – Downtown branch

Family History Library

Gilgal Garden

Hogle Zoo

The Leonardo Museum

Natural History Museum of Utah

Red Butte Garden

Temple Square

Temple Square at Christmas

Tracy Aviary

Hotel review: Peery Hotel

Hotel review: University Guest House

Restaurant review: Bruges Waffles and Frites

Restaurant review: Rio Grande Cafe

Temple Quarry Trail – Little Cottonwood Canyon

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort – Little Cottonwood Canyon

Eccles Dinosaur Park – Ogden

Hill Aerospace Museum – Hill Air Force Base

Kangaroo Zoo – Ogden

Restaurant Review: Tonyburgers – Clinton

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Park City

Park City is a world-famous winter destination just 20 minutes from Salt Lake City, and it’s pretty great in the summer too. Heber Valley is just around the corner and between the two there is loads of year-round fun for families.

Go for GOLD at Utah Olympic Park | Park City | zipline | extreme tubing | summer vacation | bobsled | ropes course

Utah Olympic Park

6 tips for visiting Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Salt Lake City | family movies | winter

Sundance Film Festival for families

A review of the luxurious Montage Deer Valley in Utah for families|tipsforfamilytrips.com

Resort review: Montage Deer Valley

6 Irresistible Adventures for Families in Heber Valley, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer vacation | winter break

Summer Fun in Heber Valley

Tips for visiting the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah. This is a fun winter activity for families! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | winter | Park City | Heber Valley | Frozen

Midway Ice Castles

Summer at Park City Mountain Resort – Park City

How to plan a Park City family reunion – Park City

Skiing High Meadows at Park City Mountain Resort – Park City

Restaurant Review: Deer Valley Seafood Buffet – with or without kids – Park City

The Homestead Crater – Midway

Sleigh Ride at Homestead Resort – Midway

Snow tubing at Soldier Hollow – Midway

Heber Valley Railroad – Heber City

Fly fishing with Rocky Mountain Outfitters – Midway

Midway Outdoor Ice Rink – Midway

Resort Review: Zermatt Resort and Spa – Midway

Restaurant Review: Dairy Keen – Home of the Train – Heber City

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Northern Utah

Northern Utah is a beautiful area, notable for its mountains, lakes and lovely small towns. Brigham City and Logan are its biggest cities, and Bear Lake is a popular destination for families.

7 tips for visiting Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com | national parks | travel | Brigham City | summer vacation

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Everything you need to know before you visit Spiral Jetty in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Spiral Jetty

Go glamping at Conestoga Ranch near Bear Lake in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Resort review: Conestoga Ranch at Bear Lake

Restaurant Review: Maddox Ranch House – Brigham City

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Southwestern Utah

Find Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and the rapidly growing cities of St. George and Cedar City in this beautiful part of Utah. I attended college at Southern Utah University and this is one of my favorite parts of the state.

Can we interest you in a family friendly, off-the-beaten-path Southern Utah road trip with options for visiting Bryce Canyon, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks? We had visited Southern Utah many times and decided to take a trip to all the less visited places we had been wanting to visit for years. This is it! Dig deep into the gorgeous landscapes and unique history in this Salt Lake City to Kanab itinerary that includes Topaz Internment Camp, Frontier Homestead State Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. | tipsforfamilytrips | Spring Break | summer vacation | family

Southern Utah Travel Itinerary

Top stops for families at Zion National Park in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | spring break | summer vacation | family vacation |

Zion National Park

Tips for hiking the Zion Narrows with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Zion National Park | Utah | summer vacation | Southwest | family vacation

Hiking the Zion Narrows

Top stops for families in Bryce Canyon National Park | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer vacation | Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park

Winter in Bryce Canyon National Park. No crowds, inexpensive and ABSOLUTELY spectacular! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Utah

Bryce Canyon in Winter

Our review of the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel for families. This is the closest hotel outside the park - it's just outside the gates. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | lodging | hotels near Bryce Canyon | Ruby's Inn

Hotel Review: Bryce Canyon Grand

11 FUN things to do in St. George Utah with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Zion National Park | Southern Utah | travel | spring break | outdoor | family vacation | budget

11 FUN things to do in St. George

5 ways to play in Utah's Snow Canyon State Park | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Southern Utah | St. George | Zion National Park | family vacation | spring break

Snow Canyon State Park – St. George

Are you ready for a life-changing vacation? Add Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah to your Zion National Park itinerary. They offer fun and free tours and volunteer opportunities for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Southern Utah | summer vacation

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary – Kanab

5 FUN things to do with kids at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | spring break | Zion National Park | Kanab | budget travel | family vacation ideas

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park – Kanab

Tips for visiting the Topaz Internment Camp and Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah. This is a little visited, but important historical site that all Americans should know about. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Japanese Internment Camp | Topaz Mountain | World War II | educational | travel

Topaz Camp – Delta

Cove Fort, Junction at I-15 and I-70

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City

Restaurant Review – La Casa Don Miguel, Cedar City

Hotel Review – Coral Springs Resort, St. George

Hotel Review – Zion Ponderosa Ranch and Resort, Mount Carmel

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Eastern Utah

Eastern Utah covers a lot of ground because I’ve included most of the wide open spaces east of Interstate 15 and Park City. This area is wild, diverse and chock full of dinosaur bones. Three of Utah’s national parks – Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef – are here.

Fun things to do in Capitol Reef National Park with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Capitol Reef National Park – Torrey

Top spots for families in Arches National Park, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family hikes | Delicate Arch | spring break | fall break

Arches National Park – Moab

Favorite hikes for families in Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky district | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Utah | spring break | summer vacation

Canyonlands National Park – Moab

Tips for visiting Newspaper Rock in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Moab | Monticello | Canyonlands | Arches | petroglyphs | summer vacation ideas | spring break ideas | fall break ideas | family travel

Newspaper Rock

Everything you need to know about Four Corners Monument in the Navajo Nation | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Utah | Arizona | Colorado | New Mexico

Four Corners Monument

Tips for visiting the Utah Field House of Natural History in Vernal, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Utah State Parks | Dinosaur National Monument | vacation ideas | family travel | summer

Utah Field House of Natural History – Vernal

7 tips for visiting Starvation State Park near Duchesne, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | boating | fishing | Dinosaurland | summer vacation | family reunion

Starvation State Park – Duchesne

Goblin Valley State Park – middle of nowhere, between Green River and Hanksville

Palisade State Park – Manti

Prehistoric Museum at USU-Eastern – Price

Dinosaur National Monument – Vernal

River Rafting in Dinosaur National Monument with Adrift Adventures – Vernal

McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs – Vernal

5 fun things to do in Duchesne County – Duchesne

Hotel Review: SpringHill Suites Vernal – Vernal

Moab

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