Utah Attractions January 03, 2023
These 7 Unique Destinations In Utah Are Perfect For Weekend Family Getaways
Often, the best getaways are with the entire family. Fortunately, you can find dozens of family-friendly attractions that make for the ultimate escape for individuals of all ages. To help narrow down some of your options, we’ve put together this list of seven family weekend getaways in Utah that every member is sure to love. With a mixture of activities for summer, winter, and all year long, it’s time for you and your family to get away.
1. Sundance Mountain Resort
Sundance Mountain Resort
is one destination your entire family will enjoy regardless of the time of year. During the winter, this is the ultimate outdoor playground with excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities. During the summer, you can hike, mountain bike, zipline, or just spend some time in the mountains — there really is an activity for every member of your family. Plus, you can always stay at the resort or find a charming cabin to stay in nearby. There are dozens of options in this area.
2. Monument Valley
Monument Valley was actually named one of the
best family vacation destinations in the country
and we have to agree. This is one of the most unique, yet beautiful places in Utah. While you will need a Navajo guide for many of the activities here such as taking a tour through the park and accessing many of the trailheads, the views here are breathtaking and certainly bucket list worthy.
Monument Valley, Utah 84536, USA
3. Sand Hollow State Park
Sand Hollow State Park
is one of the more popular state parks in Utah and for good reason. This state park is located near St. George and is the perfect desert escape. You can spend some time at Sand Hollow Reservoir, which is popular for swimming, fishing, and boating. You can also bring your ATV and explore the 15,000 acres of dunes. If you need a place to stay at this state park, there are two campgrounds that are open year round.
Sand Hollow State Park, Sand Hollow State Pk, Hurricane, UT 84737, USA
4. Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon, Veyo
Located in the small town of Veyo, approximately 20 miles north of St. George, is one of the best getaways during the warmer months of the year —
Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon
. Here, you can spend the day at the historic, all-natural, spring-fed swimming pool. Then, you can venture into Crawdad Canyon, a privately-owned canyon with rock climbing, crawdad catching, and exploring opportunities galore.
5. East Canyon State Park, near Morgan
East Canyon State Park
is near the small town of Morgan and is one Utah destination that is perfect for history buffs, outdoor lovers, astronomers, and more. Here, you will find East Canyon Reservoir, perfect for fishing, boating, kayaking, and more. This is also an International Dark Sky Park, meaning you can view some of the most breathtaking night skies. And, there are many accommodation options to choose from including a traditional campsite, covered wagon, yurt, or even a unique hammock campsite.
East Canyon State Park, 5535 South Highway 66, Morgan, UT 84050, USA
6. Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort, Marysvale
A visit to Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort is a visit you are going to remember. This unique resort is located at the base of the popular and fascinating Big Rock Candy Mountain. The resort offers all types of accommodations from cabins to
restored train cars
— a particular favorite for small kids. There is even a tasty on-site restaurant with delicious appetizers and burgers.
Big Rock Candy Mountain, Utah 84766, USA
7. Bear Lake
Bear Lake is the ultimate
family weekend getaway in Utah
. In the summer, you’ll want to spend all of your time swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, and just being near the blue water. In the winter, the entire area is your playground with excellent snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing opportunities. Plus, there are dozens of cozy cabins to rent in the area for a relaxing escape.
Bear Lake, Utah 82930, USA
What do you think of our list of weekend family getaways in Utah? Are there any other destinations you would add? If so, let us know in the comments!
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