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Where to experience fall near Salt Lake City

In partnership with Expedia It’s time to fall into fall. Splashes of color highlight Utah’s mountains as the temperatures start to drop. As the sweater weather settles in, Utah’s fall festivities kick into full gear for the [...]

7 things Judy Arnold wants you to know about Cedar Hills

Cedar Hills doesn’t have a city library, but the community isn’t starved for prose on bound pages. Judy Arnold started a book exchange in her front yard after reading about a Wisconsin man who shared books in honor of his mother’s memory. “He [...]

Eclipse tips for travelers and homebodies

Brigham Young University in Provo usually gets the most attention, but this weekend, the nation will turn their heads toward the home of BYU-Idaho as one of the best cities for viewing the 2017 total solar eclipse. Aug. 21 marks the first solar [...]

New York Times shares ‘Unusually Popular Summer Travel Spots for Each State’

Utahns love to travel to Tonga, according to a Facebook study. The data was based off of where people “check in” on Facebook when they are traveling abroad during the summer since 2012. The New York Times wrote that this unusually [...]

Exploring the hidden LDS Church history sites

Latter-day Saint history is scattered throughout the United States, from Southern California to New England. The most prominent may follow the trail of the Mormon Migration, but here’s a look at several sites that get into a deeper dive of [...]

Migrating with the Mormons: A guide to visiting Kirtland, Nauvoo, and Winter Quarters

The heartwarming aroma of freshly baked bread. The clanging of hot metal against an anvil. The clip-clop of horse hooves pulling a loaded wagon. Visiting Nauvoo, Illinois and Kirtland, Ohio transports you to life in the 1830s and 1840s, with [...]

Utah ranked 2nd best state for road trips

  Utah ranked as the second best state for summer road trips in a report released by WalletHub this week. Oregon placed as the best state for a summer road trip with a score of 59.68, which narrowly beat Utah’s score of 58.35. [...]

Retracing the Restoration: A guide to visiting Restoration sites

Ever dreamed of meeting Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and other early Latter-day Saints? Although they passed away 100-plus years ago, their spirits are still alive and well at the historical sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day [...]

Summer getaway: Tuacahn, an oasis of entertainment in southern Utah

Looking for a place to take the family this summer that’s not too far away, is reasonably priced, offers top-flight theater performances and creates lasting memories? Take a look at Tuacahn. The Tuacahn Center for the Arts is located in Ivins, [...]

Utah’s best summer staycations for families

When summer hits, many Utah families plan to get far away from home and their busy school-time schedules. But instead of skipping the state, why not stay in Utah? Staycations are easier on your wallet, and Utah has some of the most beautiful, [...]

Top 10 tips for traveling with kids

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling. In fact, a U.S. Department of Education study shows that kids who travel (regardless of the destination) do better in reading, math and general education than their peers [...]

7 things Cumorah Holdaway wants you to know about Vineyard

Robert Holdaway was born and raised in Vineyard on a dairy farm, and Cumorah moved there from her family’s Orem fruit farm in 1949 when the two were married. Now, their legacy lives on in the farming-town-turned-urban. They have five children, [...]

7 things Kay Tischner wants you to know about Santaquin

Kay Tischner was born and raised in Santaquin, and 76 years later just about everyone in town knows his name. Kay married Louise in 1964, and together they’ve had eight children, with 29 grandchildren and “seven and a half” great grandchildren. [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events to get you outside

Spring has officially sprung. As the first buds of the season are coloring the county, don’t let the April showers keep you inside. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random [...]

I tried it: Writer Kjersten Johnson goes under with Dive Utah’s scuba class

My breathing sounds like Darth Vader as I descend lower and watch bubbles rise to the surface of the Crater at Homestead Resort in Midway. This Switzerland-inspired town is home to the Crater, which draws tourists from all over the world. “The [...]

Provo’s connection to Panama — And why this island resort should be on your bucket list

Provo’s Oceans Group has one of the best views in the county. Outside their second story windows, they watch happy couples outside the Provo City Center LDS Temple. Their desks shake when the Rooftop Concert Series fills Center Street with [...]

Red Rocks: 7 heavenly reasons to head South for the Winter … and beyond

While there are thousands of reasons to take I-15 southbound, Utah Valley Magazine is naming seven reasons to hit red-rock country for the weekend … or longer. 1. To Jeep and 4-wheel The line of cars heading south through Highway 6 illustrates [...]

Your Picture-Perfect Winter Wonderland guide to Heber Valley

It’s not holly or jolly to spend more time getting to your destination than enjoying the actual getaway. Here are 14 delightful reasons to head a short 20 minutes up Provo Canyon to Heber City and Midway during the most wonderful time of the [...]

NYC audiences catch vision of UVU stained glass installation

Depicting the entire scope of human knowledge in stained glass may sound like an impossible feat, but a small army of Utah Valley artisans and academics tackled the task and captured the attention of New York City artists this week. Utah Valley [...]

Traveling with the Bucket List Family: A Q&A with world-traveling mom Jessica Gee

  For most people, traveling the world is just something to dream about or put off until after retirement. But for Jessica (30) and Garrett Gee (25), it’s a here-and-now reality, even with their two young children (Dorothy, 3, and Manilla, [...]