Utah February 22, 2017
The Unforgettable Utah Road Trip To Take When You’re On A Budget
Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t take a fabulous weekend road trip. We’ve compiled a trip that covers two nights and three days – and won’t break the bank. Many of the activities listed here are free; others are less than $10 per person.
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Our weekend road trip takes you a total of 137 miles, and includes everything from live music to dinosaurs and bald eagles. The best part? You won't break the bank for the three day, two night trip!
Friday: Stop by Hill Aerospace Museum
See more than 90 aircraft, as well as tons of military vehicles, uniforms, ground equipment and more. If you're into military history or aviation, you've got to check out this place. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is FREE!
Friday: Stroll through Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park
The dinosaur park is fun for the whole family! Wander through the interactive dinosaur displays on the grounds, then visit the museum to see real dino bones and learn more about Utah's first residents. Admission is just $7/adults; $6/students; $5/children.
Friday: Grab dinner and hear live music at Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria
While you're in Ogden, you may as well eat some of the best pizza in the entire Beehive State. Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria dishes up some crazy good pies - and they're rather affordable too. Pizzas are less than $15; sandwiches are under $10. Hang out and hear some live music. This spot isn't on our interactive map - you'll find it at 1895 Washington Blvd. in Ogden.
Friday: Stay overnight at Ben Lomond Suites
Stay at the historic Ben Lomond Suites - an Ogden icon. The hotel is supposedly haunted! Ben Lomond Suites has special weekend rates - as of today, rates are less than $100/night for several room types. Visit the hotel's
for current rates, or to reserve your stay.
Saturday: Take the driving tour through the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Bring your binoculars and a sense of adventure with you to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. You can take the 12-mile driving tour every day of the week from sunup to sundown, and there's no fee. In February and March, expect to see bald eagles and keep your eyes open for pelicans which show up this time of year, too.
Saturday: Grab lunch at Peach City Ice Cream Co Diner
Everyone loves a tasty burger and fries. Add a yummy shake or ice cream and you'll be ready to explore even more! Burgers come with fries, and most are less than $8.
Saturday: Arrive in Logan and visit Zootah (Formerly Willow Park Zoo)
Willow Park Zoo has a brand new name - Zootah! The zoo is temporarily closed, but will open on Friday, March 17th. The zoo's hours will be Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Admission is $4.00 for Adults; $3.00 for kids. Get the latest update on the spring opening and events on the zoo's
Saturday: Stop in at Even Stevens for dinner.
Even Stevens makes some seriously delicious sandwiches and salads, and everything on the menu is less than $9. Plus...every time you buy a sandwich here, Even Stevens donates one to a local charity!
Saturday: Spend the night at Riter Mansion
This cozy Bed and Breakfast is adorable, and room rates start at less than $100, including breakfast and free wifi. Visit the hotel's
for more information, rates and reservations.
Sunday: Take a dip in the warm water at Crystal Hot Springs.
Soak and relax in the hot spring - they're open year-round! Swimming is just $7/adults; $5/kids, or get a pool/waterslide pass for $10. They're open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Sunday. Enjoy a fun day in the water, then head home.
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