Utah is a state that attracts a large number of tourists each and every year, from around the United States and abroad. In the year 2016 alone, visitor spending totaled $8.4 billion. The state is popular with singles, couples, families, and even seniors are who looking to experience some of the most beautiful natural scenery the country has to offer.
One of the more popular cities in the state to visit is Bryce Canyon City since it sits at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. But there is more to the city than just its close proximity to the park, which means you will find plenty to do and see. Here is a look at four things you will not want to miss out on when visiting Bryce Canyon City:
Sample The Cuisine
Utah is known for its very unique and distinct take on a variety of cuisines, some of which date back to the early farmers and pioneers. It is common for chefs to use local ingredients and then put their own spin on classic recipes. One restaurant well worth the visit is Bryce Canyon Restaurant, which serves up “cowboy food” and incredible old-fashioned western music, fun, and entertainment. This is the kind of restaurant that provides you with a whole experience and will have you feeling like you stepped back in time.
Book An ATV Tour And Experience Nature Up Close
Bryce Canyon City and Bryce Canyon National Park are the ideal venues for exploring by ATV. Thanks to the various terrains, these vehicles are the perfect mode of transportation since they can handle whatever is thrown at them. Not only is it fun to drive the ATV, but the sightseeing opportunities are second to none. Be sure to take it slow and take a moment to snap photos along the way.
A Visit To Historic Cedar City
A trip to Cedar City can also be a fun thing to do. This city sits in Iron County (south western Utah) and was originally founded in 1851. It has been dubbed the Festival City, since it is home to 17 huge events and festivals throughout the year. It is also very close to Las Vegas. Cedar City is just 75 miles from Bryce Canyon City.
Cedar Breaks National Monument
A little closer to Bryce Canyon City is Cedar Breaks National Monument, which is 54 miles away. Described as a natural amphitheater, it spans across three miles with the rim of the theatre reaching more than 10,000 feet. The depth of the theatre is 2,000 feet making for an incredible and awe-inspiring sight to see.
Well Worth Experiencing
Utah is the kind of state that just beckons to tourists and really draws them in thanks to the natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and the rich history of the land and the people. It can offer a unique and memorable kind of vacation that is hard to come across and is sure to provide you with once-in-a-lifetime experiences.