Attractions in Provo
Provo’s vibrant music and culture scene comes as a result of the thousands of university students that make Provo their home as they attend Brigham Young University or Utah Valley University. Find live local bands almost every night of the week on University Avenue in Provo in music halls such as Muse Music and Velour, where bands like Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees first played. You can also find many arts performances on BYU or UVU campuses. Visit byuarts.org or uvu.edu/arts.
There are plenty of delicious and diverse places to eat in Provo. Local favorites such as Guru’s Cafe, Bombay House, Communal, and more are located in Downtown Provo, just a short walk away from the Provo City Marriott Hotel. Near BYU Campus you will find most major chain restaurants.
Shops line Center Street and University Avenue in Downtown Provo, for you to experience the fun, vibrant, and growing community of Provo, Utah.
Attractions Within an Hour of Provo
Salt Lake City, the biggest city and capitol of Utah, offers great shopping, amazing restaurants, and a fun city scene. Visit Temple Square, and on Sunday, visit the Tabernacle on Temple Square for a chance to hear the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their weekly broadcast Music and the Spoken Word, the longest-running continuous network broadcast in American history. Salt Lake City is also offers many museums, arts venues, and more!
Home to “The Greatest Snow on Earth,” Utah has many world-class ski resorts within an hour’s drive of BYU. Visit Park City resort, Alta Ski resort, Brighton, Snowbird, and others. Rental equipment available at each resort. Ski conditions dependent on weather and snow levels.
Sundance, the nearest ski resort, is just a 30 minute drive up Provo Canyon, and also features shops and restaurants amid the beautiful scenery nestled behind Mount Timpanogos.
Attractions 2-3 Hours from Provo
Visit the Spiral Jetty, the gorgeous nature installation in the Great Salt Lake. Roads may be impassable due to weather conditions. Four-wheel drive is encouraged. On the way to the Spiral Jetty is Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Point, which includes a gift shop, museum, and trains, commemorating where the Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad met in 1869 to create the transcontinental railroad.
Utah is home to five National Parks: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Zion National Park. Each of these parks are breathtaking and have hikes and walks for visitors of all ages and all hiking abilities.