Provo, located in the heart of Utah Valley, is the perfect place for a family vacation. The destination has a gorgeous backdrop of the Wasatch Front and Mount Timpanogos. Today Provo is known for its innovations in education, health, and tech. It is a place that promises an unforgettable experience. Keep on reading to find out what a vacation in Provo might look like.
Things to do
Provo Canyon is a wonderful year-round attraction for nature-lovers and explorers. You’ll get to see Bridal Veil Falls, Vivian Park, and the Provo River Parkway. There are also opportunities to rent bikes, hike, raft or even to climb ice in winter!
This one’s a great fun and educational experience for the kids. There’s a 40,000 sq ft venue with over a thousand species of international butterflies. Other inhabitants include tarantulas, spiders, and beetles (the faint-hearted ought to not visit this part of the biosphere).
Goats and yoga – there really is no better combination. This is an experience that you’ll still be talking about 5 years from now, so you can’t afford to miss out. You’ll take a 40-minute class and will do yoga poses while little goats run and frolic around you. This will make the perfect Instagram photo too!
If you’re after something more normal than goat yoga, check out Angelus Theatre (previously known as the Boothe Brothers Performing Arts Center). And don’t think this is your typical Broadway style musical venue – it is rock and roll central. It is a great place to appreciate local Utah musicians.
Swim in a wave pool and experience thrills by going down rapid waterslides. There are attractions suitable for guests of all ages. Here’s a rundown of the thrills Splash Summit has to offer:
- The Vortex
Be whirled around on this circular vortex of excitement.
- Sky Breaker
This ride will whiz you through the dark until you reach the light at the end of the tunnel (or rather the steep plummet you will drop down).
You’ll be sliding back and forth before you hit a gripping drop
- Summit Plunge
Zip down the rope swing into a 9-foot deep pool
Where to stay
Stewart Mountain Lodging
Situated in the center of Sundance, this accommodation really takes you into nature and allows you to feel the magic of the mountains.
You can book a cozy cottage, cabin by the creek, or a mountain home.
Storybook Cottage – $425 per night (sleeps 4)
Hillside Hideaway – $385 per night (sleeps 6)
Ridge View – $450 per night (sleeps 7)
Skydance – $585 per night (sleeps 8)
Best mountain homes:
Elk Meadows – $1050 per night (sleeps 10)
Hidden Forest – $955 per night (sleeps 12)
Provo is a fantastic vacation choice for families. There are many things to experience like rock and roll music, water parks, goat yoga, and a creepy crawly center. A good place to lodge during your trip is at Stewart Mountain Lodging.
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