1. Daybreak, South Jordan
Visit Daybreak in South Jordan to play in its adorable lake. Shop, eat and see a movie at The District nearby, or grab a treat at Swirly Girls Gourmet Bakery.
The towns of Eden and Huntsville are located in Ogden Valley alongside Pineview Reservoir. Not only is the lake perfect for waterskiing and boating, it even has a couple beaches! While you’re there, grab a beer at the Shooting Star Saloon, Utah’s oldest bar.
3. Garden City
Imagine living next to the azure waters of Bear Lake! The residents of Garden City wake up every day to this gorgeous lake. Visit during Raspberry Days for delicious berries (and shakes!).
Hyrum Reservoir is a pretty, shady spot to fish or relax. Grab a pizza at Pizza Plus and have a picnic (don’t forget the cheesy breadsticks...they’re to die for).
Mantua Reservoir is one of the best spots in the state to fish for bluegill and largemouth bass, but it’s also a nice spot to relax. Mantua is just a few miles from Brigham City, so stop in to Maddox Ranch House for a tasty dinner after fishing.
6. Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs is snuggled right up to Utah Lake, so it’s a great place to visit if you want to get in on the boating, swimming and recreation. Grab lunch at Sean’s Smokehouse BBQ & Grill, the highest-rated Saratoga Springs restaurant on Yelp - the burgers, sandwiches and tacos are sooo good.
The tiny town of Scofield only had 24 residents at the 2010 Census. Scofield Reservoir is a beautiful place - the elevation is over 7,000 feet, so it’s chilly, but it’s typically a great fishing spot.
Visit the pretty little area of Willard, where you can cool off in Willard Bay Reservoir. It’s a very popular spot for fishing, but also great for watersports. The Rusted Spoon, in nearby Perry offers a tasty snack or meal.