Away from the hum of the highway and the buzzing of the busy is Pleasant Grove, a haven in Utah County. It was settled in 1850 by travelers attracted to a grove of trees that offered temporary shelter and promise of rich soil — and today the city offers promise of adventures and memories. Mix and match activities from the options below for a fun day in Pleasant Grove.
Tip: To avoid the curse of the hungry hiker, pack a lunch to enjoy on the trail.
Break out the fishing rods and swimsuits for an afternoon at the Manila Creek Park Pond at 3300 North and 900 West. Fishing is restricted in the beach area, making it safe for families with young children to splish and splash their way around the shallow end.
You know about hiking the Y in Provo, but did you know you could hike the Pleasant Grove G? Like the hike to the Y, the hike to the G is about a mile long and offers a beautiful view of the valley.
For a scenic adventure, try out the hike to Battle Creek Falls. Just over one mile out and back, this trail follows a stream to the base of the waterfall where hikers can cool off before hiking back.
Two years ago, Alisha Nuttall won the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, and she’s still baking up a storm at Cravings Alisha’s Cupcakes. She bakes brand-new flavors every month, so stop by and try her sweet cupcake creations.
Hee Haw Farms has hayrides, pony rides, a baby animal petting farmyard and other games and activities to get your children out and about.
Discovery Park will turn young ones into curious adventurers. Its wooden castle structure features different zones with activities like tic-tac-toe and instruments that let them communicate over short distances. There’s also a grassy area where the children at heart (but not in body) can relax.
Firebird Pizza and Pasta has only been around for two years, but it has become a local favorite. It offers specialty and custom pizzas, along with mini pizzas for kids.
For a burger with a side of ’60s Americana, take your family to the Purple Turtle. Since 1968, this local fixture has made burgers, tacos, salads and specialty dishes for locals young and old.
Chubby’s brings Louisiana-style cookin’ right to your plate with its popular southern-spiced burgers and fresh sandwiches, shakes and sides.
If you’re in town June 14 – 20, be sure to check out Pleasant Grove’s Strawberry Days, Utah’s longest-running city festival.
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