The unofficial end of summer, better known as Labor Day weekend, is almost here. The three-day celebration reminds us to enjoy the final days of late-night barbecues and early morning runs before the coolness of the fall season takes over.
Ending the summer with a bang doesn’t mean you have to travel far either. Here in our dynamic state of Utah, there are plenty of adventures to partake in to seal the deal on the summer season.
Glamping in Moab – Enjoy all the luxury accommodations of upscale lodging while taking in the beauty of the outdoors. Under Canvas is a campsite located north of Moab and offers luxurious glamping tents where guests can enjoy Utah’s spectacular desert without giving up the comforts of home.
Boating in Bear Lake – Just three hours from the heart of Utah County is a fantastic getaway spot: Bear Lake. The lake’s beautiful blue waters are perfect for water activities which include boating, jet skiing and more. You can also pamper yourself at a local bed and breakfast, go camping at one of the nearby campgrounds or step up the luxury at a hotel.
Hiking in Goblin Valley – Named for its interestingly shaped rock formations that somewhat resemble goblins, Goblin Valley offers plenty for an extended weekend getaway. Hiking trails, a maze of incredible eroded sandstone shapes and breathtaking views are great for those seeking the ultimate outdoor adventure.
Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City – Prepare to be entertained by this world-class thespian event that attracts visitors from across the country. The festival’s top plays include classics like Shakespeare in Love and Romeo and Juliet. You can also check out the nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument, where recreational activities like sightseeing, photography, hiking and camping are abundant.
Amusement Park Fun in Farmington – While many Utahns love a trip to Disneyland, the fun can still be had without having to leave the state. Lagoon is just 15 minutes north of downtown Salt Lake City and has a number of rides, talent showcases and other attractions the entire family can enjoy.