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.
- Wasatch Front (Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo)
- Park City (Park City, Heber City, Midway)
- Northern Utah (Brigham City, Bear Lake)
- Southwestern Utah (Cedar City, St. George, Kanab)
- Eastern Utah (Moab, Price, Vernal)
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!
City Library – Downtown branch
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
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.
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
Sleigh Ride at Homestead Resort – Midway
Snow tubing at Soldier Hollow – Midway
Heber Valley Railroad – Heber City
Midway Outdoor Ice Rink – Midway
Resort Review: Zermatt Resort and Spa – Midway
Restaurant Review: Dairy Keen – Home of the Train – Heber City
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.
Restaurant Review: Maddox Ranch House – Brigham City
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.
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
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.
Goblin Valley State Park – middle of nowhere, between Green River and Hanksville
Palisade State Park – Manti
Dinosaur National Monument – Vernal
McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs – Vernal
5 fun things to do in Duchesne County – Duchesne
Hotel Review: SpringHill Suites Vernal – Vernal