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Spring Break in Utah Valley: 10 Ideas for Fun in Utah County

(Last Updated On: April 21, 2018)

Beautiful Utah Valley

Did you know that when we started our website 7 Years ago it was named Utah Valley Family Adventures? That’s right! We focused on finding the fun family adventures in Utah Valley. As our family grew, we started exploring more of Utah, and changed our name, but we still call Utah Valley home. We love all the amazing things there are to see and do with our family right near our town.

 

So, when you decide to stay close to home for Spring Break, take a look at Utah County for some great adventures. We have teamed up with Visit Utah Valley to put a few of our favorites into one amazing list. Here are our tips for exploring Utah Valley with your family.

 

Take a Hike

April is the perfect time to start hiking with your family. The weather is warming up, but it’s still cool enough to enjoy the outdoors. We love spring hiking! Here are the best easy family hikes in Utah Valley. You can find more hikes in Utah under the Hikes tab at the top of our page.

Play at the Park

Utah Valley has so many awesome parks. You could visit a new park every day during Spring Break, and still miss some great parks. We have divided our parks into two sections. Here are a few of our favorites with the best playgrounds.

Enjoy a Picnic

Utah Valley has some beautiful places to take your family on a picnic. Some are local parks, some are next to little ponds, but all of them guarantee a great time eating and enjoying time together as a family.

Spend a day at BYU

We love wandering around the BYU Botany Pond.

BYU has so many great spots for an adventure, and they are almost all FREE!!!! We love this beautiful campus and what is has to offer. After visiting a few museums, you can eat at the Creamery on 9th for lunch, and get delicious ice cream!

Drive through Provo Canyon

Vivian Park in Provo Canyon is a pretty place to stop.

Provo Canyon is a beautiful drive, and a great spot to see wildlife. We have seen deer, elk, and moose there. We love to drive up the canyon, stop and hike to Bridal Veil Falls, turn at Vivian Park, and then drive South Fork road to the end and head home. It’s worth the time.

Go Swimming

April is a little cold for outdoor swimming in Utah, but you can visit an indoor pool. Our boys think it is so fun to go swimming when it’s not summer.

Explore Thanksgiving Point

During Spring Break, there are usually baby animals at Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point.

Thanksgiving Point is truly a gem that we have here in Utah Valley. With 4 different venues, it has a lot to offer for families. It can be pricey to visit all of the museums, but they do offer an Explorer Pass that lets you visit all of their spots in one day for around $30/person.

Burn Some Energy

Funtopia is amazing!

Sometimes we need to let those kids burn some energy. The places listed here are spots where kids can be super active inside, and parents can rest a little while the kids play (even though we try to encourage moms and dads to play with their kids when they can).

Learn Local History

Camp Floyd has great history, and is in a beautiful location.

There are some great spots to learn the local history of Utah and Utah County. If there’s a rainy day, or if you need a little calmer adventure, check out these local museums.

 

Spend a Day at the Beach

(Provo Beach Resort)

Provo Beach has a fun Flow Rider. Photo from UtahValley.com

Have you been to Provo Beach Resort? There is a ton of stuff to do, and it’s all in one spot. An arcade, a carousel, playground, bowling, flow rider, laser tag, toddler area, and more. There is definitely something fun for everyone there! You can buy a day passport and spend the entire day having fun! This one is perfect for a one day Spring Break adventure.

 

If you are looking for some other ideas, you can check out Visit Utah Valley. They have lots of ideas for local Utah County fun.

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