Utah is home to stunning mountain ranges, magnificent waterfalls, captivating state parks, national parks, awesome natural landscapes, and beguiling natural wonders waiting to be explored and admired by tourists. These lovely places make Utah a perfect destination for couples and those who want to take a vacation away from all the stresses caused by modern life.
Apart from the beauty of nature, Utah is also home to many hotels, themed resorts, and shopping centers that give people a sense of home while away from home. So, whether you are looking for a place that lets you commune with nature or you want to enjoy shopping, Utah is a perfect destination for you.
Below are some places you must include on your list of places to visit when in Utah.
Zion National Park
This enchanting park is home to some of nature’s most outstanding landscape of pink, cream, and red sandstone cliffs rising high into the bright blue sky. It is also home to awesome, jaw-dropping waterfalls and a unique array of fauna and flora that can take your breath away.
Touring the park is extremely easy as a bus takes visitors to the park’s most impressive sites. For people who love to hike, Zion National Park also has awesome hiking trails that offer amazing views at every turn. Some of the most popular are Emerald Pools, Angel’s Landing, Canyon Overlook, East Rim Trail, West Rim Trail, Pa’rus Trail, Watchman Overlook, Taylor Creek, Riverside Walk, Weeping Rock, and the Narrows.
There is also the Observation Point, one of the most rewarding but extremely challenging trails in Zion National Park. In each of these trails, your eyes will be treated to incredible panoramic views that will make you admire nature more.
City Creek Center
From wedding dress shops to boutiques selling accessories and jewelry, bags and luggage, toys, and electronic gadgets, the City Creek Center is a must-visit if you are looking to shop and enjoy a leisurely break at the same time. Comprised of 110 shopping stores and restaurants, this shopping mall in Utah boasts a unique roof built with fully retractable glass that can be opened and closed.
No other shopping center in the US has this feature. Apart from this, City Creek Center wows tourists and locals alike with its eye-catching highlights, including a creek running through the center, waterfalls, and a fishpond teeming with trout. Fountain shows with fire elements added are offered hourly to give guests awesome entertainment.
Park City Mountain Resort
This is a must-visit resort if you are visiting Utah in winter. Located 32 miles away on the east of Salt Lake City, Park City Mountain Resort is built on 7,300 acres of land and offers over 330 trails, 6 terrain parks, 43 lifts, and historic Main Street in Park City Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders will have an awesome adventure in this place, and those who want to take a serene vacation away from the hustle and bustle of urban life will find this mountain resort a stunning respite. Apart from the skiing and snow adventures this resort offers, visitors can also enjoy a gastronomic treat in various restaurants.
Bryce Canyon National Park
With canyons shaped like horseshoes and amphitheaters, this national park in Utah offers an otherworldly aura. The whimsical limestone rock formations and the night sky that allow people to gaze at around 7500 twinkling stars during moonless nights create a sense of mystery that enchant people and lures them to experience for themselves the wonders of this natural beauty. If you are ever planning to visit Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park should be on your list of places to travel.
Located in the northern part of Coyote Buttes, The Wave is a naturally beautiful landscape of sandstones carved intricately by nature. This natural formation is a good place for taking engagement photos and other mementos. While this can be a good hiking trail, this is also an excellent zone for exploration. So do not be shy to take with you a camera and GPS device.
Better yet, hire a guide to take you to the different jaw-dropping regions of this part of Coyote Buttes. While you are at it, take time to explore the nearby sites, including the dinosaur tracks, the Second Wave, Melody Arch, Fatali’s Boneyard, and Sand Cove, and Top Rack.
Utah is a remarkable place to visit any time of the year. Whether you are looking for that perfect romantic getaway or want to relax with family and friends, this part of the US will give you your much-needed relaxation and one-of-a-kind experience with nature.