Things to do in Utah
For the last year my best friends and I have been planning our bi-annual girls trip. We wanted to do something big, so we decided on Europe. Well thanks to the Coronavirus we had to cancel our plans. We thought about several destinations after and landed on Utah. None of us had ever been to Utah so we said why not. Once we changed our plans to Utah, we started to get a lot of questions about why would we go to Utah? There’s nothing in Utah. What are you going to do in Utah? Well I am here to share my Utah experience.
City Creek Center- Salt Lake City, Utah
City Creek Center is an open air outdoor mall and restaurant area located right across from the Salt Lake City Temple. It has a man made creek running through the middle of the mall which is absolutely stunning. City creek is filled with brand name stores such as Express, Foot Locker, West Elm, Ann Taylor, Macys, Louis Vuitton and many more. There’s parking unground with the first 2 hours free. Definitely a great shopping experience.
Salt Lake City Temple Square – Salt Lake City, Utah
The Salt Lake City Temple is one of the most notable landmarks in Salt Lake City and Utah. It took 40 years to construct this temple. It’s home to the Church of Jesus Christ Latter- Day Saints. It is closed for tours right now, but you can still view the temple from outside. During our visit we could not get close to the temple because of the construction barriers, but were able to take some photos outside the temple.
Main Street – Park City, Utah
Main Street in Park City, Utah was one of my favorite places. It’s so picturesque and made me feel like I was in a Hallmark movie. It’s full of shops, restaurants, bars, gift shops, and historical landmark. During the summer and fall the street is closed off on Sunday for shopping and dining outdoors on Main Street. There’s also a food festival that happens here.
Coral Pink Sands Dunes – Knab, Utah
We drove five hours south to Knab, Utah to ATV in the beautiful Coral Pink Sands. We booked our ATV excursion with http://www.coralpinkatvtours.com/, a family operated company. They were very helpful and accommodating. We chose the 9am tour and hike. You can choose to ride an ATV or UTV, and be a rider or a driver. The ride is about two hours longs with about a 30 minute hike and a chance to sand board or sand slide. It was definitely worth the five hour drive at 2am from Park City.
Barefoot Tubing – Morgan, Utah
We decided to go tubing as we wanted to do something on the water, but didn’t know what. Tubing seemed like the perfect choice. A chance to relax and float down the river. Well this was hardly that. The water in Utah was a little choppy. It was more like a mild white water rafting experience. Definitely an experience I will remember forever. We booked our tubing adventure through Barfoot Tubing. https://barefoottubing.com/
Mystic Hot Springs – Monroe, Utah
If you are looking for somewhere to relax, this is the place to go. Mystic Hot Springs is located about 3 hours from Salt Lake City. This is a half day trip. There are multiple tubs and pools filled with hot springs water. The camp ground is a little creepy if I am being honest, but once you walk up the hill and you see the beautiful hot springs, all fear goes away. We pre-purchased our tickets at https://mystichotsprings.com/.
These are some of things we were able to do during our weekend in Utah. There are some gorgeous national parks to visit as well like Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Bonneville Salt Flats, Lake Powell, and Antelope Island State Park.