Right now, you may be sticking closer to home with your travel. Luckily in the US, there are plenty of unique places to visit. Not only might it be less complicated to travel domestically with your family, but it is also a great way to put some dollars in local economies. Have you ever considered visiting Utah? From gorgeous scenery to hiking and rafting, there is so much to do.
Are you ready to ditch the big city’s fast-paced nature and book a vacation with the family to explore a unique destination? Take off in a fancy wagon (or, for those not stuck in the past, your car) and head west to Utah!
Utah is known for its various national parks, ski resorts, and scenic drives. Even if your first love is not the outdoors, there are plenty of other sights and entertainment attractions that make this destination alluring.
Here are ten must-see sights and attractions that will have you booking your western visit ASAP!
Ten Reasons to Visit Utah
Zion National Park – The park’s rose-colored cliffs and gorgeous waterfalls are just the beginning of this fantastic national park. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the majestic reflecting pools while you ponder life’s questions.
Lake Powell – This prominent lake, located along the Arizona border, is something straight out of Hollywood. This unique water reservoir is the perfect destination to rent a houseboat or set up camp and sleep under the stars.
Temple Square – Temple Square is the best place to discover Gothic architecture. In the center of the square is the Mormon Temple, the largest latter-day Saints temple in the world. Temple Square is also perfect for taking in the city’s nightlife.
Bryce Canyon National Park – The epic formations of vertical rock, known as hoodoos, will serve as a sublime backdrop for family pictures or selfies.
Monument Valley – In the heart of Navajo land, Monument Valley is the perfect place to explore red mesas and stone pinnacles. You can traverse the 17-mile Valley drive, a one-way dirt road running between the dramatic landscape.
Capital Reef National Park – This towering pillar of sandstone, standing high above the Fremont River, is the epicenter of Utah’s picturesque landscapes. While the breathtaking arches, gorges, and spires will certainly satisfy some visitors, various hiking trails make for the perfect afternoon activity.
Dinosaur National Monument – Is there a dinosaur lover in your house? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out this monument, which highlights various Jurassic period fossils as well as spot-on reconstructions.
Canyonlands National Park – The Island in the Sky, an aerial viewpoint where you can take in Utah’s own version of the Grand Canyon, is definitely worth your time.
Park City – This small-town locale offers all the diversity and variety you can ask for. Just a half hour’s drive from Salt Lake City, you can enjoy the history and outdoor attractions that have tourists flocking from far and wide. Park City is also home to the famous Sundance Film Festival and is considered the world’s best mountain biking destination.
Arches National Park – Devil’s Garden is a favorite in yet another of Utah’s breathtaking national parks. You’ll want to get out your camera again once you see the more than 2,000 natural arches that decorate the park.
You can learn more about visiting Utah on the Visit Utah website. With all of these ideas for a perfect trip to Utah, what’s stopping you? Call us or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your next family vacation!