Things To Do in Utah
Utah is a beautiful state; naturally, there are world-class outdoor recreation spots and spectacular landscapes. But have you experienced Utah's thriving restaurant scene, a rich selection of museums, and cultural attractions? Take these suggestions from the locals and you will know some of the insider secrets and must-sees in the state.
- Sundance Film Festival- A film festival hosted annually in Park City, Sundance is not only THE most popular film festival in the country but the biggest IN THE WORLD. The Sundance Institute, founded by Robert Redford, is a nonprofit organization that works to advance the projects of independent storytellers in both film and theater.
- Dark Arts Festival- This annual festival is held in Salt Lake City at Area 51, and takes place over 3 days. You will find music, dance performances, fashion, art, and vendors. The festival's targeted focused on the Goth scene and fans of underground/industrial music.
- Utah Arts Festival- The Utah Arts Festival is Utah’s longest-running summer festival. This institution is the festival highlight of summer in Salt Lake City. The Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016, it’s also one of the longest-running art festivals in the country.
- The Utah Museum of Fine Arts- Located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, this is the largest art museum in the Intermountain West. Its collection includes more than 21,000 works of art: paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and works on paper, from across the globe.
- Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll- Experience Utah's current art scene at the monthly Gallery Stroll, which features a dozen or more participating galleries. These galleries feature works from many of Utah's greatest currently working artists and a broad spectrum of artistic media and expression.
- Salt Lake Temple- The impressive Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to build, between 1853 and 1893, and is one of the oldest attractions in the area. You can stroll around the grounds and admire the beautiful gardens as well as stop in the South Visitors’ Center to see a scale model of the temple and its interior.
- George S Eccles Dinosaur Park- this Dinosaur park in Ogden is full of creatures from prehistoric crawlers, to predators and even flying reptiles that are brought to life by robotics, artistic details, and a state-of-the-art sound system.
- Hill Aerospace Museum- This field museum for the U.S. Air Force houses offer 4,000 historical objects from five different eras.
- Red Butte Garden and Arboretum- open all year round and offers different plants and events for each season. During the summer, the garden hosts performances in the amphitheater.
- Arches National Park- It’s no surprise that Arches National Park is one of the top national parks in America: it’s a 73,234-acre wonderland of eroded sandstone fins, towers, ribs, gargoyles, hoodoos, balanced rocks, and, of course, arches northwest of Moab.
- Capitol Reef National Park- Capitol Reef is almost like a planet unto itself. Here you get a real feel for what the earth might have been like millions of years before life appeared when nothing existed but earth and sky.
There is something for everyone in Utah. When you have made the move, we hope you get out there, have fun, and see what this beautiful state has to offer. Thank you for reading! Please like and follow my Facebook page. Have a great day! :)