Things To Do in Provo, UT
Nature beckons in Provo, where outdoor activities abound. But with a vibrant nightlife, unique shopping destinations and plenty of locally sourced eateries, townies who visit find plenty to occupy their time as well.
Breathe in the fresh mountain air in the Uinta National Forest, Utah’s first national forest and the go-to spot for camping, horseback riding, hiking and (in limited areas) ATV riding. Fisherman flock here for the salmon and rainbow trout, and every November there’s a two-day window for cutting down Christmas trees.
Golfers should find their way to the East Bay Golf Course, a city-owned links just south of town, and those looking to get wet need travel no further than Veterans Memorial Pool, which has areas for preschoolers on up, or the Seven Peaks water park, the state’s largest.
Like your water frozen? Then visit The Peaks Ice Arena, which hosted ice-skating events during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Museums and Performing Arts
The Covey Center for the Arts anchors a bustling arts scene in Provo. The Covey hosts symphony performances, art exhibits, theater and workshops, just to name a few items on its packed calendar. Other major arts destinations include the four museums found on the BYU campus, including the Brigham Young University Museum of Art and BYU Museum of Paleontology and its world-renowned collection of Jurassic period items.
Provo’s a university town as home to Brigham Young University, so there’s plenty of adventuresome cuisine to be found. For some local history, stop into the BYU Creamery, offering up dairy products and more since 1949. And for some high-end pleasure, head out to the Tree Room at Sundance Resort, which offers mountain cuisine as well as a view of Robert Redford’s private art collection.
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