100 Favorite Things To Do In Utah (Summer Edition)


I have asked several groups of people recently about their favorite things to do in Utah. The answers were beautifully varied. In my family the answers included riding bikes on the cobblestone sidewalk outside the Lehi Legacy Center, paragliding at the Point of the Mountain, and swimming at Sand Hollow State Park. Followers on the A Local Wander Facebook page were reflective in their answers, sharing how getting up into the mountains or out to wander in the desert brings peace and reminds them that they are home.

As for me, I could not possible narrow my favorite activity in Utah down to just one thing. I am a transplant here and from Day 1 have been running from one unbelievable activity to the next with wild abandon and complete awe. Those of us lucky enough to call Utah home are beyond fortunate to have hundreds of bucket list worthy adventures right outside our front door. (Indeed, the inspiration behind "A Local Wander")

To help plan your next weekend excursion, fill the summer calendar, or give you ideas for an epic western vacation, here is a beginning list of 100 favorite things to do in Utah...

Hikes (1-11)


Parks & Playgrounds (12-16)
Marble Park in Tremonton

In the Water (17-21)

State Parks (22-27)

National Parks & Monuments (28-35)
Capitol Reef Rainbow

     Want to hit all 5 of Utah's National Park? Check out this road-trip itinerary.
These tips will help with avoiding the national park crowds.

Waterfalls (36-40)
Kanarraville Falls
Photo credit: Troy Daniels

History (41-46)

Dinosaurs (47-51)

Animals (52-57)
Tracy Aviary Swan

On the Water (58-62)

Camping (63-67)

Museums (68-72)

Indoor Fun For Kids (73-76)
Go Karts at K1 Speed


Rock Hounding & Fossil Hunting (77-82)


Fairs & Festivals (83-90)
Freedom Festival Parade


  Can't pick one favorite town festival? 
Utah Mom Connection has put together a list of ALL of them!

Concerts, Movies, & Theatres (91-95) 


Relax in Nature (96-97) 
Boardwalks at Red Rock Recreation Area


Ways to Spend a Day or Weekend (98-100)


What are your favorite things to do in Utah?

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