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Park in Salt Lake Region

Antelope Island State Park

White-sand beaches, birds and buffalo are what attract people to the pretty, 15-mile-long Antelope Island State Park. That’s right, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake is home to a 600-strong herd of American …
Park in Southeastern Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

A Salvador Dali-esque melted-rock fantasy, a valley of giant stone mushrooms, an otherworldly alien landscape or the results of a cosmological acid trip? No matter what you think the stadium-like valley of stunted h…
Theater in Cedar City

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Southern Utah University has been hosting Cedar City's main event since 1962. From late June into September, three of the bard's plays and three contemporary dramas take the stage. From mid-September into late Octob…
Wildlife Reserve in Kanab

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Kanab's most famous attraction is outside of town. Surrounded by more than 33,000 mostly private acres of red-rock desert 5.5 miles north of Kanab, Best Friends is the largest no-kill animal rescue center in the cou…
Live Music in Salt Lake City

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Hearing the world- renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a must-do on any SLC bucket list. A live choir broadcast goes out every Sunday at 9:30am. September through November, and January through May, attend in person …
Top Choice Museum in Salt Lake City

Natural History Museum of Utah

The stunning architecture of the Rio Tinto Center forms a multistory indoor 'canyon' that showcases exhibits to great effect. Walk up through the layers as you explore both indigenous peoples' cultures and natural h…
Top Choice Modern American in Boulder

Hell's Backbone Grill

Earthy preparations of Southwestern dishes include gorgeous salads made from organic garden produce and braised beef in rich preparations. While this restaurant, a pioneer in sustainable eating and mindfulness, has …
Museum in Blanding

Dinosaur Museum

Despite being born of owners Steven and Sylvia Czerkas’ personal collection, the Dinosaur Museum is quite ambitious; the goal is to cover the complete history of the world’s dinosaurs. Mummified remains and fossil r…
Modern American in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon Lodge

While service may lag, meals deliver, with excellent regional cuisine, ranging from fresh green salads to bison burgers, braised portobellos and steak. All food is made on site and the certified green menu offers on…
Top Choice Southern US in Moab

Desert Bistro

Stylized preparations of game and fresh, flown-in seafood are the specialty at this welcoming white-tablecloth restaurant inside an old house. Think smoked elk in a huckleberry glaze, pepper-seared scallops and jica…