You’ve heard about Utah’s world-class outdoor recreation and spectacular landscapes. But have you experienced Utah’s thriving restaurant scene, rich selection of museums, cultural attractions and luxury travel experiences?

One of or favorite trips to Utah was this past September. We usually travel to Park City, Utah in the winter months to go skiing, so it was really nice seeing it green and full of life. Park City is one of the most accessible year-round destination in North America, located 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City International Airport.

We had never previously noticed the “White Barn” on the side of the road in Park City it tends to blend in with all of the snow. The McPolin Farm is 7,468 square feet and is absolutely beautiful.

The White Barn – McPolin Farm

Road tripping through Utah is remarkable for the tremendous diversity of scenic grandeur on display. It’s like a painting! We rented a jeep and off we went exploring the Wasatch Mountains, Jordanelle and some of the surrounding cities in the Salt Lake area.

We had the most amazing Spaghetti Carbonara from Antica Sicilia. They finished the pasta table side in a large Parmesan cheese wheel. I’m drooling just thinking about it! If you’re in Utah I highly recommend eating at one of their restaurants!

Spaghetti Carbonara

Utah is truly stunning especially during the Winter & Summer months. I’m assuming it’s equally as beautiful during the Fall & Spring.

Jordanelle State Park. Located above the beautiful Heber Valley in Wasatch County and along the shores of the Jordanelle Reservoir are three distinct recreation areas, Hailstone, Rock Cliff, and Ross Creek, which offer a variety of recreational opportunities. Whether you plan on spending a day, weekend or more, Jordanelle offers some of the best picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, or hiking that you will find in the great state of Utah. Jordanelle Reservoir is filled by the Provo River and along with Deer Creek Reservoir helps provide culinary water to users in Wasatch, Utah and Salt Lake Counties.

Jordanelle State Park


Park City

Wasatch National Forest

You might want to consider exploring Zion National Park it’s less than a three-hour drive from Las Vegas and features some of Utah’s most outstanding scenery, with red rock cliffs, waterfalls, and beautiful vistas.

The Mormon Temple at Temple Square is the largest Latter-day Saints temple and one of Salt Lake City’s principal sites. The temple may only be entered by Mormons but it is definitely worth walking by to have a look.

Dead Horse Point State Park, just outside of Moab, delivers one of the best lookouts of any state park in Utah. The main viewpoint looks over a gooseneck in the Colorado River carving through the colorful landscape.

The Great Salt Lake, a half-hour drive northwest of Salt Lake City, is the largest inland lake west of the Mississippi, measuring 72 miles long, 34 miles wide, and up to 50 feet deep. It is a remnant of a much larger freshwater lake, Lake Bonneville.

Whether you want to ski, shop play outdoors, take in a movie during the world-famous Sundance Film Festival, or visit some of the historic venues of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Utah is the place for you! I would highly recommend adding Utah to your list of must go to places to visit in the USA!

Natalia Winter

Natalia Winter, the founder of Mason and Madison's Corner is dedicated to providing fun, educational, exciting topics and experiences for the entire family to enjoy together. This website originated when her children Mason and Madison began asking to participate in events that were non-traditional kids activities. Natalia documented and shared her families adventures and thus Mason and Madison's Corner was born.

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