Every once in a while, we all experience the summertime itch. It’s that time of year when you just got to get outside. The days are longer, the air is hotter, and everyone is itching for summer activities. Getting outside, being active, and soaking up some rays provides significant mental and physical benefits to your health.
Whether you choose to enjoy summertime with your family, friends, or on your own, step outside the office and celebrate life. If you live in or near the beehive state, here’s a list of the best summer activities in Utah to get you started.
Zion National Park
Great for all ages, the famous national park is absolutely breathtaking. Stunning views, historical sites, and every type of outdoor fun you could wish for. Hikes, bikes, climbs, and more await you when you knock this one off your bucket list.
Cowabunga Bay Water Park, Draper, UT
Looking for family fun that keeps everyone happy (and cool), Cowabunga Bay is a rainbow of interwoven waterslides that create the center of family fun. Recently rated one of the best water parks in Utah, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Alpine Slide & Mountain Coaster, Park City, UT
Not only is the Alpine Slide worth the drive, it’s in the mountains, which is typically 10-15 degrees cooler than the valleys. It is one of Utah’s most popular attractions, and for good reason.
Lift Ride, Sundance Mountain Resort, UT
Another ski-resort that offers amazing summer activities is Sundance located near Mount Timpanogos. They offer a stunningly scenic zip-line down the entire mountain. The ski lifts also run all year long offering beautiful scenic panorama views. Throughout the summer and into early fall, the resort also offers beautiful moonlight lift rides.
Barefoot Tubing, Morgan, UT
If you dream about floating down a river forgetting about all your woes, this is the outing for you. IT’s in Morgan, UT where Barefoot Tubing provides everything you need to enjoy some of the best summer fun around.
Twilight Concert Series, Salt Lake City & Ogden, UT
Looking for a way to spend your evenings? The summer Twilight Concert Series is available in both Ogden and Salt Lake. The series features artists from all over, some headliners, some local artists, all great music under the stars.
Salt Lake City Farmers Market, Salt Lake City, UT
Every Saturday from June to October, vendors, artisans, and farmers join together to create the largest farmers market in Utah. It’s in Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City and is a great shopping experience for families.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT
For theater-lovers or those looking to add a little culture to their summer, the Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City is like no other. Shakespeare plays as well as other popular comedies and musicals are performed in open, outdoor theater creating an authentic Shakespearean experience.
Lagoon, Farmington, UT
Last, but not least – Lagoon is the closest thing you’ll find to Disneyland for Utahans. If you are looking for roller coasters and funnel cakes, look no further, Lagoon’s got you covered all summer long.