You don’t always have to travel around the world to have a unique travel experience. If you’re ready to ditch the fast-paced nature of the big city and book a vacation by yourself or with the family to explore the great outdoors, we’ve got something for you!
While it’s likely, there are plenty of options for camping and other outdoor activities near you, let us suggest hitting the road in a fancy wagon (or for those not stuck in the past, your car) and head west to Utah. What’s in Utah, you may ask? Most may be familiar with Salt Lake City, but there is actually a wider variety of sights and attractions within the Beehive state to keep you and your family occupied.
Utah is also known for its various national parks, ski resorts, and many scenic drives. Even if you’re not the outdoorsy type, there are plenty of other sights and entertainment attractions that will tickle your fancy.
Ten Reasons To Visit Utah
- Zion National Park - With rose-colored cliffs and flowing waterfalls, you’ll be inspired by the beauty of this breathtaking national park. As you explore, be sure to take a moment to see yourself for who you really are and what you want to become by visiting one of the park’s many reflective pools.
- Lake Powell - This prominent lake is something straight out of the movies. Located along the Utah-Arizona border, this picturesque water reservoir is also the perfect destination to rent a houseboat or simply set up camp and sleep under the stars.
- Temple Square - Temple Square is the must-see place to discover Gothic architecture that is perfect for taking in the nightlife of the city. At the heart of the square is the Mormon Temple, which is the largest Latter-Day Saints temple in the world.
- Bryce Canyon National Park - The towering formations of vertical rock, known as hoodoos, will serve as the perfect backdrop for a family portrait.
- Monument Valley - In the heart of Navajo land, this desert-lined valley is your go-to place to explore the red mesas and stone pinnacles. You can also travel the 17-mile valley drive, which is a one-way dirt road running between the dramatic landscape.
- Capitol Reef National Park - This towering pillar of sandstone is the epicenter of Utah’s unique landscapes. Standing high above the Fremont River, While the breathtaking arches, gorges, and spires may be enough for some visitors, there are also a variety of hiking trails that make for the perfect afternoon activity.
- Dinosaur National Monument - Is there a dinosaur enthusiast in your house? If so, they’ll definitely want to check out this monument, which highlights various Jurassic period fossils and masterful reconstructions.
- Canyonlands National Park - A park highlight is the Island in the Sky, an aerial viewpoint where you can take in Utah’s own equivalent of the Grand Canyon.
- Park City - This small-town locale offers all the diversity and variety you can ask for. Located just a half hour’s drive from Salt Lake City, you can enjoy the historical elements or the outdoor enthusiast attractions that have tourists coming from far and wide. Park City is home to the Sundance Film Festival and is also considered the world’s best mountain biking destination.
- Arches National Park - Devil’s Garden is a tourist favorite in yet another of Utah’s gorgeous national parks. Another photo-ready moment is the more than 2,000 natural arches that decorate the park.
With most of your itinerary set, what’s stopping you from booking your trip to Utah today? This may just be the “bucket list” vacation you didn’t even know you needed! Schedule your call so we can help you put the finishing touches on your next trip and see how you soak up the wonder and natural beauty of Utah.