Summer is the best time for adventures, and now’s the time to plan some fun summer day trips. Here are 11 of the best day trips in Utah that are perfect for just about everyone. Get out there and make some great summer memories in the Beehive State!

When you are looking for the best day trip in Utah it’s really hard to pick just one! Which of these summer day trips are you planning to take?

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Best Day Trips In Utah

What are the best local attractions in Utah?

If there are any dinosaur lovers in your family (and there is always at least one), head to Vernal, Utah, and Dinosaur National Monument. This part of Utah has been given the nickname Dinosaurland because so many fossils have been discovered in the area. Around town, you'll find dinosaur statues and dinosaur murals. Stop at the Dinosaur Brew Haus for lunch and stay the night at Dinosaur Inn and Suites. Next, take a 30-minute drive to Dinosaur National Monument, and get a good look at the creatures that used to roam the area. You'll be able to see over 1,500 fossils still in their host rock in the Quarry Exhibit Hall and talk with rangers who can answer all your prehistoric questions.

Which hidden gems in Utah should I visit?

You'll find Tracy Aviary hidden in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. This bird sanctuary is home to many species. You'll learn about indigenous birds and how we can protect them. Check out the schedule and catch a bird show, lorikeet adventure, or keeper talk. Tracy Aviary offers school break camps for little ones who want to learn more about our feathered friends. The Bird Feeder Cafe is onsite with freshly prepared food and a menu that changes with the season. Have you fallen in love with a macaw, owl, or swan during your visit? Please stop at the Nature Store and learn how to adopt a bird and provide for its support at the aviary.

Where can I go for a train ride in Utah?

Utah's Heber Valley Railroad offers train rides all year long! Buy a ticket for the Deer Creek Express and enjoy the view of Deer Creek Reservoir and the Heber Valley. Heber Valley Railroad features many themed rides throughout the year, including Comic Super Hero Crazy Fan Train, Chocolate Lover Train, Easter Bunny Train, Rock-n-Roll Train, and The Cowboy Trail.


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