Guide to Utah’s Best Summer Recreation Spots

Utah could be your ultimate destination for an adventurous outdoor experience, as there are diverse activities for people taking a vacation in the beehive state.

From road tripping through the state’s picturesque locations to establishing more profound relationships and lasting memories, Utah will make an excellent spot for a first-time visitor. With more and more parks and attractions open to visitors once again after the pandemic, here are some of Utah’s best recreation spots to visit this summer.

Cedar City

The enchanting modest community offers an excellent opportunity to mingle and explore the Kanarraville Falls, an incredible hiking spot. You will maneuver your way through a slot canyon and discover ropes and ladders en route to make it simpler, and afterward, enjoy a cool off at the natural waterslide.

Dinner at Lupita’s Mexican restaurant later in the evening should give you the relaxing feel you crave after a day’s hike. You can also order a pie from the Pizza Cart for your vacation rental.  

St George

St. George is another quaint town positioned within driving distance from the sand hollow state park. You can treat your kids to a fun time in the waters while soaking in the sun on the beach. If you are a kayaker, then you are set for a thrilling experience while exploring the shoreline.

You will find supplies like the kayak and paddle boards available to buy or rent near Zion National Park. The town has several parks for day’s exploring and hiking, and your kids can try some hands-on exhibits on a rainy day at the children’s museum. You and your family can also enjoy some Italian dishes at the Cappelettis Restaurant.

Park City

Although you may know Park City best as a fantastic skiing destination, the hot weather also creates a place that seems to be out of the Old West. There are many events during the summer, including kids adventuring with zip lining and other fun activities. Your kids will love to ride down the alpine slide. If you are planning a long-term vacation, then a self-storage in Park City can provide a safe place to store gear for all your outdoor adventures.

Utah Lake, Provo

Utah Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the region, often used for activities such as sailing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, boating, and more. The Utah Lake State Park is a must-visit destination if you are seeking fun and adventure. The park offers beaches, campsites, swimming, and several picnic areas. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch one of Utah County’s gorgeous sunsets over the lake.


If you want to explore the Zion National Park during the day and wander the streets during nighttime, then choose your accommodation facility close to the striking downtown Springdale area. Angel’s Landing will provide some good challenges for the climbers in your family.

The contrasting effects between the red rocks and lush foliage are one sight you’ll love to see, and your kids will love to go tubing in the Virgin River or sightseeing at Grafton Ghost Town.