Between the gorgeous Red Rocks and great weather, Utah is an outdoor adventure lover’s dream vacation spot. While Utah is known for its fabulous winter slopes, it is equally endowed with hiking trails and other related outdoor activities in the summer.
Here are the eight best summer activities perfect for vacationing in Utah:
- Vacation Homes
Daybreak homes, and other similar communities can be a great way to enjoy your summer vacation. Whether you are looking to purchase a vacation home or rather rent one out for a few days, there are plenty of options available to suit your needs. The South Jordan area is full of gorgeous views, peaceful parks, and even a community pool and splash park. For the family looking to relax during their vacation, renting out or purchasing a vacation home can be a great investment.
- Antelope Island State Park
This state park is known for its rolling hills filled with bison, sheep, and plenty of hiking, backpacking, and biking trails. It’s by the Great Salt Lake, and offers beautiful views of the magnificent landmark.
- Hill Aerospace Museum
This museum is both indoors and outdoors, featuring over 90 aircrafts and missiles. Not only will kids be enthralled by the sheer size of each aircraft, adults who have a love for engineering will also find this free museum a worthwhile stop.
This amusement park opened in 1886 and is a major part of Utah’s history as a state. Among other attractions, Lagoon includes a Pioneer Village, which is full of historic buildings and landmarks. Plus, there is a wooden coaster that dates back to the ‘20s.
- Natural History Museum of Utah
For the dinosaur lover’s in the family, the Natural Museum of Utah has quite an inventory of old dinosaur bones. Plus, there are plenty of exhibits chronicling various gems, minerals, and both American and Utahan history.
- Hogle Zoo
Located in mouth of Emigration Canyon, the Hogle Zoo is 42-acres of animals, fun, and games. It’s open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., making it a great stop for families with animal-loving kids.
- Ogden Nature Center
This nature preserve is nearly 152-acres, and is packed with walking trails, bird exhibits, parks, giant tree houses, and even picnic areas. Outdoorsy folks looking for a peaceful place will fall in love with this preserve.
- Rocky Mouth Trail
While there is an abundance of hiking trails around Salt Lake, the Rocky Mouth Trail is the ideal location for both small children and adults. Even though the start of the trail may feel steep, it levels out quickly, as the rise is only 200 feet. And the best part? There is a waterfall at the end!
When it comes to Utah, there is a never-ending supply of family-friendly outdoor activities!
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