15 Best Things to Do in Provo, Utah

15 Best Things to Do in Provo, Utah

The abode of gorgeous natural scenic beauties- Provo is one of the best places to hang out and breathe in the different sights, It is also quite close to Salt Lake City for which it is easily accessible to tourists.

There are a lot of things to indulge yourself in- the Provo Canyon, Rock Canyon, and the Provo River are some of the best sights in Provo. Let us have a look at the top 15 things you can do during your vacation in Provo-

Take a stroll around Downtown Provo

Downtown Provo
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We tried to kick-start your very first day here in beautiful Provo by giving you some time to go and explore the city. But, we could only think of one way. And, you might have noticed by now that downtown is the area where all the fun happens. So, yes- we will be introducing Downtown Provo to you.

Downtown Provo is one of the liveliest places in Provo. Filled with bars and restaurants- Provo is something that steals the hearts of locals as well as tourists.

You can always see a crowd of people along with live music playing around the corner. It often hosts different festivals. So, if you happen to be in town during one of those festivals- do try to explore one then!

Experience the beauty of the drop-dead gorgeous Provo Canyon

Provo Canyon
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Are you in the mood for the best scene in Provo now? Yes, we are talking about the one and only Provo Canyon- the top sight of Provo that makes everyone mesmerized. Also, the area is so beautiful that it drags people from all over the world to admire its beauty.

There are a lot of attractions in the Provo Canyon area. The Bridal Veil Fall is another beauty of this area that we shall discuss later.

There is also a skiing area that becomes beautiful if you are visiting in the winter. There are a lot of opportunities for adventures here in Provo. You can go hiking, trekking, or even running along these trails.

The Deer Creek Reservoir is another beautiful waterbody in this area where you can do all the water activities. The location is Wasatch Mountain State Park which is a haven for skiers if you are into cross-country skiing!

Appreciate the beauty of Bridal Veil Fall

Bridal Veil Fall
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After having a look at the gorgeous Provo Canyon, you might be left wanting for more. But, don’t worry, for we thought of you, and came up with another one of the most popular spots in Provo. Not only is the spot extremely popular, but it also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous!

Welcome to the Bridal Veil Falls. The waterfalls are huge compared to any other falls falling from a height of havoc 600 meters.

Also, if you stand along the US Route 189- you can get a view of this God’s works right here. If you want to appreciate the beauty of the falls more- just head over to the Bridal Veil Falls State Park. Also, the history of these falls is quite significant.

The place is well-maintained, and there are a lot of picnic spaces and even a BBQ area.

Visit the campus of Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University
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Now, we are going to take you to see the most famous university in Provo. Provo houses the iconic Brigham Young University which is quite a prestigious institution.

It is not only prestigious in Provo but, it also happens to be one of the best schools in all of the States. And, you need to have a very good score to get into this school.

The campus area is especially interesting for there are lots of things to do here. We will be talking about the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Museum of Peoples and Cultures, and the BYU Museum of Paleontology later, but there are certainly other things to do here too.

Bring a coffee from the BYU Creamery. Did you know you can go hiking here? Yes, the Y Mountains have some good hiking trails here.

Check out Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Since we are already inside exploring the large and beautiful campus of Brigham Young University, we might as well surprise you with another beautiful scene.

We are now taking you to one of the most glorious scenes of the campus that also happens to be one of the best art galleries in all of Provo.

Welcome to the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Set in the backdrop of the gorgeous mountain ranges of Wasatch, the museum of art is splendid in its very own ways.

There are a lot of exhibitions that go on here filled with beautiful pieces of art. Also, if you are an art student- there are a lot of classes that are taught here. And, there are also a lot of internship opportunities for students here!

Check out the BYU Museum of Paleontology

BYU Museum of Paleontology
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Are you interested in dinosaurs? Do you think you could get any more excited if we told you that we shall be looking at some of the dinosaur fossils now?

Yes, we are already on campus- so it’s for the best if we took you to see another surprising factor inside the university campus- BYU Museum of Paleontology.

Here at BYU Museum of Paleontology- there are a lot of remarkable dinosaur fossils that have been collected for a lot of years and now the collection is immense and cool!

It opened its doors to the public in 1976 and since then people flock over to the BYU Museum of Paleontology every day. It is mainly built on the various collections of the infamous Dr. Jensen, and you can still see those all decorated!

Visit the Museum of Peoples and Cultures

Next comes our last attention-grabbing location inside the campus- the Museum of Peoples and Cultures. Have you ever seen a university campus that houses some of the best tourist sites too?

Yes, here in the delightful city of Provo- the university campus has all the aspects of culture and history as well.

In the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, the main motto is to help understand people the different cultures of the world and help them in preserving those rich cultures too.

There are a lot of events and exhibitions that are held in this museum throughout the year. You must not miss out on those events if you are in town at that time.

Explore Covey Center for the Arts

Covey Center for the Arts
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While we were roaming about Downtown Provo, your eyes must have struck the elegant Covey Center for the Arts! Now is the time to take you to the gracious place in Provo.

Did you know that inside the building- there are not one but three gorgeous art galleries? Come, let us show you around a bit more.

There is even a theater inside the Covey Center for the Arts where you get to catch a show. The theater seats almost 90 people. You can get to catch a lot of exhibitions as well as live performances. They even teach classes singing and dancing!

See the beautiful Utah Lake State Park

Utah Lake State Park
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The Utah Lake State Park is one of the most popular scenes in Provo. Utah Lake is one of the prettiest lakes in all of the States, and it also happens to be the largest. Utah Lake is also a freshwater lake so the beauty is on another level.

If you love water- then this is the finest spot for you can do a lot of activities here. You can go boating in the pretty waters.

Also, it is a haven for fishermen for fishing is done in plenty here. Want to go sailing along Utah Lake. Bonneville Sailing School has the best teaching staff for you!

Go hiking at Provo River Parkway Trail

Provo River Parkway Trail
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Are you into hiking? Well, we have one of the most famous trails for you. If you are in the gorgeous Utah Lake State Park- it is great. But, the best part about this trail is that it ends in another one of the best locations in Provo.

Starting in the Utah Lake State Park, you can hike to Vivian Park that is located near the Pro Canyon. Imagine- a trail that lets you steal glimpses of both the mesmerizing Utah Lake State Park as well as the Provo Canyon.

The trail runs along for almost 15 miles. And, you get to see a lot of amateurs as well as pro hikers taking up this hike.

Go on a shopping spree at Shops at Riverwoods

Riverwoods in Provo
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Are you tired of all the sightseeing? Yes, nature is wonderful here, but there are some good shopping options too in case you want to buy souvenirs or gifts for your family and friends.

After you are done with the Provo Canyon, you can quickly head over to the Shops at Riverwoods if you want to go on a bit of a shopping spree.

The streets are well-paved and it is one of the best shopping spaces in Utah. You can find a lot of stores, boutiques, and branded shops right here.

Also, the space is huge of almost 50000 square feet. The place even hosts some events during different times of the year.

Relive the old days at Provo Pioneer Village

Provo Pioneer Village
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Do you want to know how the place called Provo came into being? For the history and toknow more about the different facts- you need to check out the gorgeous Provo Pioneer Village. The Provo Pioneer Village is the first place that saw people settling here.

Also, the first people of the Provo area are believed to be Mormon Pioneers. You can see a lot of heritage stuff that explains more about the people, their remarkable culture, and heritage.

You can still see a lot of old buildings depicting stories of the old days, and how it all came into being. The Provo Pioneer Village is a nice place to head over to and spend a day.

Enjoy the Rock Canyon

Rock Canyon
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You have already checked out the gorgeous beauty of the Provo Canyon. Are you thinking that Provo has run out of nice places for you?

Well, think again while we introduce you to another one of the points of pride of Provo- Rock Canyon. Rock Canyon happens to be another one of the most picturesque places in Utah.

Not only is it one of the best spots for a photoshoot- it is extremely appealing to adventure lovers for it has a lot of action opportunities, There are lots of trails for you to try out your luck.

Also, the place is located quite close to the main town of Provo which makes it easily accessible to tourists.

Have some fun at the Splash Summit Waterpark

Located quite near to Brigham Young University, Splash Summit Waterpark is the best place to have some fun with the waters. Are you an adult who still finds water parks exciting?

Well, this one is for all ages. The Splash Summit Waterpark is the best way to spend a day with your family and friends.

There are a lot of waterslides and water rides for your fun. Also, the toddlers have a different pool section where they can have fun by themselves. Do check out the Splash Summit Waterpark and have a fun day.

Try ziplining

Do you want to have some fun amid the beautiful Wasatch Mountains? Yes, you could go flying in the air up in the mountains. There are a lot of ziplining options that are connected by different routes throughout the Wasatch Mountains.

You can get a clear view of the Provo river along the mountains and the gorgeous lakes from above. Try to enjoy this ride and go on to take a good view of the mountains!

For now, we have to finish the memorable trip here. But, we will be coming back with another trip soon! Bon Voyage!