It wasn’t until I moved to Utah Valley from Salt Lake that I realized there is actually quite a bit to do in Utah Valley. I have spent the last 10 years exploring the valley and surrounding areas of fun, interesting, and relaxing things to do in Utah Valley and then started a blog about events and activities in Utah Valley. Whether you are taking a day trip to Utah Valley or taking a vacation to Utah Valley, I can assure you, there is plenty to do.
Here I’d like to list 3 things to do in Utah Valley during each season.
Spring in Utah Valley
As the weather begins to warm up in Utah Valley, the flowers are in bloom and the whole valley starts coming back to life from the somewhat dull two-four months between Christmas and springtime.
- Visit Brigham Young University – concerts, museums, and tours are a few of the things you can do while on campus and if you’re an ice cream lover, make sure you grab some of the BYU Creamery’s ice cream.
- Visit Thanksgiving Point – for a fee, you can enjoy acres of beautiful tulips. They are quite a sight to see and it is great for the whole family.
- Visit one of the many museums in Utah Valley – they include the Hutchings Museum, Springville Art Museum, BYU’s Museum of Art and Bean Museum, and Natural Curiosity Museum.
Summer in Utah Valley
Summer becomes packed full of free family events and activities in Utah Valley.
- Visit a splash pad – there are many across the valley and are all free!
- Enjoy a city festival – beginning in June and lasting through the summer are city festivals. No matter what time of the summer you arrive in, you should be able to find a city celebration happening. They include parades, concerts, movies in the park, and carnivals.
- Visit the water – Utah Lake, Payson Lake, and Provo River are some of the most popular places to visit during the summer. Rafting, boating, canoing, floating down the river in an inner tube, and swimming are different activities that happen in these lakes and river.
Fall in Utah Valley
Fall is such a gorgeous time in Utah Valley with the leaves changing and the weather finally cooling off.
- Take a drive up Provo Canyon or drive the Alpine Loop (American Fork Canyon and Provo Canyon).
- Take a hike up in the mountains – the canyons provide plenty of hikes for families and the more experienced hikers.
- Visit a local farm or Fall attraction center – Hee Haw Farms, Cornbelly’s, and Evermore Park are some of the more popular attractions. They include rides and activities for the kids, pumpkin picking, and corn mazes.
Winter in Utah Valley
Winter is a good time to explore some of the many amazing indoor local businesses.
- Visit a local restaurant – Downtown Provo is a popular hangout for college students and other residents alike. There are many small local restaurants and you can even find some great food at food truck roundups.
- Take a drive to see some holiday lights – places like Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Salem, and Spanish Fork provide some great holiday light displays for a fee.
- Visit the Peaks Ice Arena – it is the place to go in Utah Valley for ice skating.
There are always so many things to do in Utah Valley which is why I love writing about all of the wonderful family-friendly events that happen there. For my family, our weeks get packed with free activities and events we attend.
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Kim is from Utah Valley and began Utah Valley Moms in 2010 to help other moms, like herself, find fun, free activities and events for their families. In her free time she eats any food with cheese, watches sappy chick flicks, and wastes time on social media. The rest of the time she is with her friends and family.