The rich heritage and breathtaking beauty that have come to be defining qualities of Salt Lake City exist in spades all around Utah and the surrounding states. So make sure you have a full tank of gas (and plenty of snacks!) and explore the wonders of the SLC area!
Salt Lake City
Brigham City/Perry South
Bear Lake/Garden City
Lava Hot Springs
Hill Aerospace Museum – Located on the Hill Air Force Base, the museum celebrates the heritage of aerospace flight.
National Oregon/California Trail Center – Ride a computer-controlled covered wagon and touch the tools and artifacts of American pioneers while you learn about the heritage of the Oregon/California Trail.
Bear Lake State Park – A water recreation mecca, Bear Lake State Park accommodates boaters, water skiers, fishermen, swimmers and beach bums.
Lava Hot Springs – Relax in the world-famous natural hot springs or cool off at the Olympic swimming pool and water slide.
Aggie Ice Cream – This world-renowned ice cream was even the first to make it to outer space. Find out what all the fuss is about (try the lemon custard!).
Portneuf Valley Brewing – Pocatello’s only brewery offers great food along with great beer.
Union Grill – Located in Ogden’s historic Union Station, this restaurant features a variety of menu items for every taste.
Alpine Loop Scenic Byway – A 20-mile drive that takes you through alpine canyons, offering incredible views of nearby mountain peaks. Other noteworthy points along the drive include Sundance and Cascade Springs.
Thanksgiving Point – Take a break at this complex designed to entertain and educate through museums, a discovery garden and other varied experiences.
Seven Peaks Waterpark – Cool off on 16 waterslides, a giant wave pool, a lazy river and more.
Green River State Park – Golfing and water sports areas on the banks of the Green River.
J Dawgs – What started in a little red shack has quickly become a Provo institution. Grab a beef dog or a polish dog with some of J Dawgs’ special sauce and you won’t be disappointed.
Freestyle Pizza – Enjoy their “secret” dough recipe and variety of freshly hand-tossed pizzas.
Jaxies – Relaxed atmosphere specializing in fresh paninis, wraps, and salads.
Rock Springs/Green River
Park City Mountain Resort – When there isn’t snow on the hill, enjoy the zip line, alpine slide and alpine coaster.
Fort Bridger State Historic Site – Tour the historic former supply shop and military outpost along the old Oregon Trail.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area – Enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, a favorite for water sports enthusiasts.
Dinosaur National Monument – Take in the gorgeous vistas as well as the surreal sight of dinosaur remains embedded in the rocks.
Ruth’s Diner – This restaurant’s just far enough out of the way to classify as a “getaway”. Its classic, cozy atmosphere will make you forget you’re just outside of the city.
Squatters – Focused on providing good, local, fresh food as well as world-class handcrafted beer in a friendly atmosphere.
Snake Creek Grill – High quality food served in a casual, down to earth atmosphere.
Antelope Island State Park – You won’t have to stray far from Salt Lake City to enjoy great biking, hiking, horseback riding and sightseeing.
Bonneville Salt Flats – See one of the most unique natural features in the nation. A 30,000-acre stretch so flat and barren it seems as though you can see the curvature of the earth.
Gold Hill Ghost Town – This old town boomed and died several times in its past, leaving behind a hauntingly deserted, desolate town.
The Steak House – The place to go if you’re looking for fine dining in the desert.
Thai House – Exotic and healthy Thai food prepared by their award-winning chef.