Utah


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Allison’s family calls this beautiful state home. We love finding and sharing the bestĀ 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 page, or click one of these buttons to jump to the region you want.

Statewide

This section features round ups and tips for the best activities, ways to save money and seasonal events all over the state of Utah. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, start here.

Top spots for families in Arches National Park, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family hikes | Delicate Arch | spring break | fall break
Best Utah Destinations from A to Z
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
Five great places to go stargazing in Utah
Short track speed skaters practicing during 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake Ice Center
12 Fun Olympic Venues 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
Deals for families at Utah Ski Resorts
Tips for visiting the Ice Castles | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Utah’s Best Winter Activities
Tips for getting and using a Ski Utah 5th and 6th Grade Passport. Pay a small fee and your child can ski at every Utah resort for free! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | winter | ski deals | travel
Now is the time to get 5th and 6th grade ski passports

When to see the Best Fall Leaves in Utah
Here is a list of fun Halloween destinations across the State of 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
40+ FUN Halloween activities in Utah for families
Our big list of fun Christmas activities in Utah for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Holiday Activities | Christmas vacation | Holiday events | Salt Lake City
50+ Christmas Activities in Utah for Families

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.

Bear Lake in Utah
Tips for Visiting Bear Lake in Utah
7 tips for visiting Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com | national parks | travel | Brigham City | summer vacation
7 Tips for visiting Golden Spike National Historic Site
Everything you need to know before you visit Spiral Jetty in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Everything you need to know to visit Spiral Jetty
A beginner's guide to Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah. This 2002 Olympic venue has great hills for beginners to experts. Not too big, and not too small, Snowbasin is a fun ski and snowboard resort for families. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | winter vacation | Christmas vacation | best ski resorts | skiing with kids
The first-timer’s guide to Snowbasin Resort
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 is family skiing – like it used to be
two green trail signs at Beaver Mountain Resort in Utah
Tips for skiing Utah’s Beaver Mountain
We tried it! Luxury camping at Constoga Ranch at Bear Lake in Utah. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | glamping | camping | Idaho | summer vacation | family travel
Conestoga Ranch – luxury camping for families at Utah’s Bear Lake

Wasatch Front

Most of Utah’s population lives along the mountain range known as the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake City is the heart of this area, with Ogden to the north and Provo to the south, and lots of fun family activities in between.


25 FREE things to do in Salt Lake City
A local's guide to Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer | family vacation | LDS Church | Mormon
100 fun things to do in Salt Lake City with kids
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
11 tips for making the most of your day at Lagoon

Can you swim in the Great Salt Lake?
Five favorite restaurants in Ogden, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Historic 25th Street | The Junction | Downtown Ogden | family restaurants
My Five Favorite Ogden Restaurants on Historic 25th Street
Tips for using public transportation in Salt Lake City | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Tips for using public transportation in Salt Lake City
Natural History Museum of Utah for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com
4 can’t-miss exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Utah
Family History Library
Make the most of your visit to the Family History Library
Temple Square Christmas Lights
Don’t miss the Temple Square Christmas lights
Why we loved the University Guest House in Salt Lake City, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Salt Lake City hotel | family hotel
Why we loved the University Guest House in Salt Lake City
A local's guide to Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer | family vacation | LDS Church | Mormon
An Insider’s Guide to Temple Square
Tips for visiting Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Peace and beauty abounds at Red Butte Garden
Snowbird Summer Resort
8 tips for a summer day at Snowbird
Review of Cliff Lodge at Snowbird for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com
There are lots of reasons to like Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge
Learn to ski or snowboard at Snowbird Mountain School. A review from tipsforfamilytrips.com.
Learn to ski at Snowbird Mountain School
Tips for seeing the FREE Days of '47 Float Preview Party in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Salt Lake City | South Towne | Sandy | things to do | Pioneer Day
Days of ’47 Float Preview Party
Tips for visiting Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com
What to expect at Timpanogos Cave National Monument
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
Why my kids LOVE the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point
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
Romance blooms at Ashton Gardens

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
Going for GOLD at Utah Olympic Park
6 tips for visiting Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Salt Lake City | family movies | winter
6 tips for visiting the Sundance Film Festival with Kids
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
Deals for families at Utah Ski Resorts

Deer Valley Seafood Buffet for families
Tips for making the most of your stay at Montage Deer Valley, a family-friendly luxury resort in Park City, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | ski vacation
Luxury and family go together at Montage Deer Valley
6 Irresistible Adventures for Families in Heber Valley, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer vacation | winter break
6 Irrestible adventures for families in Heber Valley
Tips for visiting the Ice Castles | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Frozen family fun at the Midway Ice Castles

3 ways to enjoy Midway’s Homestead Crater
Tips for families at Utah's Soldier Hollow Winter Tubing Hill | tipsforfamilytrips.com | vacation ideas | family travel | Park City | Heber City | Midway | Salt Lake City
Big thrills on Soldier Hollow’s snow tubing hill
Why we loved the outdoor ice rink in Midway, Utah Plus, more ideas for planning a winter family getaway in Midway! | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Why we loved the Midway Ice Rink

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.

Top stops for families at Zion National Park in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | spring break | summer vacation | family vacation |
Top stops for families in Zion National Park
Tips for hiking the Zion Narrows with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Zion National Park | Utah | summer vacation | Southwest | family vacation
Tips for hiking the Zion Narrows with kids
Aerial view of Red Cliffs, near St. George in Southern Utah with Zion Helicopters
10 Questions and Answers About Zion Helicopters
Fun things to do with kids in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family vacation | spring break | summer vacation | ski
Lose yourself at Bryce Canyon
Fun things to do with kids in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family vacation | spring break | summer vacation | ski
Winter in Bryce Canyon: You have to see it!
Fun things to do with kids in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family vacation | spring break | summer vacation | ski
The Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel: Year-round comfort in a great location
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
5 ways to play at Snow Canyon State Park
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
10 fun things to do in St. George, Utah with kids
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
6 life-changing ways to visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Tips for visiting Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Kanab | Zion National Park | Kane County | camping | Utah State Parks | ATV
Tips for visiting Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Tips for visiting Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Kanab | Zion National Park | Kane County | camping | Utah State Parks | ATV
Take a trip! Our Off the Beaten Path Southern Utah Itinerary
Itinerary for a Scenic Utah Arizona Winter Road Trip | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Hike Slickrock Trail | Canyonlands National Park | Arches | Monument Valley | Bryce Canyon
Itinerary for a Scenic Utah-Arizona Winter Road Trip
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
Tips for visiting Topaz Internment Camp in Utah

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.

Top spots for families in Arches National Park, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family hikes | Delicate Arch | spring break | fall break
Top stops for families in Arches National Park
Favorite hikes for families in Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky district | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Utah | spring break | summer vacation
Favorite hikes for families on the Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park
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
Tips for visiting Newspaper Rock in Utah

Capitol Reef National Park is fun for families

Family Friendly Hikes in Capitol Reef
Dinosaur National Monument for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com #Utah
6 FUN activities for families at Dinosaur National Monument
This rafting trip through Dinosaur National Monument in Utah was so FUN! It's a great adventure trip for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer vacation | Adrift Adventures | Vernal
Raft Dinosaur National Monument with Adrift Adventures
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
Love dinosaurs? Don’t miss the Utah Field House of Natural History

How to see the McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs in Utah
7 tips for visiting Starvation State Park near Duchesne, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | boating | fishing | Dinosaurland | summer vacation | family reunion
7 tips for visiting Starvation State Park
Main Street, Roosevelt, Utah. Things to do in Duchesne County
5 fun things to do in Duchesne County
Tips for visiting Palisade State Park in Utah
Tips for a fun and relaxing trip to Utah’s Palisade State Park