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Sledding at Liberty Park

Our family has called Utah home for nearly eight years now after living in Oregon for the previous seven. For me personally, Oregon will always be home. I was born and raised there for 18 years, and then Gabriel and I lived there after we got married. We started looking for a new adventure after graduating college. “Anywhere but Utah”, we said! Gabriel grew up here, and I had family here so I’d been more times than I could count. We applied to hundreds of places, none of which were in Utah. But then a phone call came with an opportunity that was too good to pass up.

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Camping in the canyons
Ranking: #cleandiaper

Living in a place for any amount of time gives you a certain authority to speak about it. Living in a place close to a decade, and you might actually believe our opinions are worth some salt. We’ve still got a lot to explore and this list will keep growing. It may never be fully updated or complete, but we’ll keep on keepin’ on (heavily stressing the may never be totally updated with links part).

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Ensign Peak

Without further adieu, our list of places that our family loves, and loves to create memories at in Utah.

Sites and Attractions:

Temple Square
Liberty Park


Sugarhouse Park
Ensign Peak
City Creek
Gateway
Hogle Zoo
Loveland Planet Aquarium
Lagoon

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Lagoon

Orson Gygi
Scera Theatre
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
Thanksgiving Point
Boondocks
Bingham Copper Mine
Canyons
BYU
University of Utah
Cowabunga Bay

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Cowabunga Bay

Jump Around Utah
Heber Valley Railroad
Mount Timpanogos
Seven Peaks
Bridal Veil Falls
Sundance
Park City
Cornbelly’s
The Void
Redwood Drive-In Theater
Wheeler Farm

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Wheeler Farm

The Quarry
Jungle Jim’s
Tracy Aviary
Trafalga
Nightmare on 13th
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival 

Restaurants and Eateries:

Brick Oven
Greek Souvlaki
Bruges Waffles and Frites
Red Iguana
Takashita
Sapa

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Scera Theater

Banbury Cross
JDawgs
Sweet Tooth Fairy
Cafe Rio
Koko’s Kitchen
Moochies
Crown Burger
Park Street Cafe
Ruth’s
Himalayan Kitchen
Machu Picchu
Cluff’s Car Hop

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Provo Freedom Festival

Kneaders
The Pie
Scone Cutter
Mo Bettah’ Steaks
Fat Jacks

LDS Temples:

Provo City Center Temple
Provo Temple
Payson Temple
Oquirrh Mountain Temple
St. George Temple
Salt Lake City Temple
Jordan River Temple
Mount Timpanogos Temple
Ogden Temple

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Ogden Temple

Manti Temple
Bountiful Temple
Draper Temple

National Parks:

Bryce Canyon
Arches National Park
Capitol Reef

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Capitol Reef

Zions National Park
Canyonlands
Dinosaur
4 Corners
Grand Canyon
Monument Valley
Great Basin
Grand Staircase

For Kids: Whether official or not, this places feels like the kid capital of the world. This state is home to countless swimming pools, museums, city parks, playgrounds, neighborhoods, schools, churches and cul de sacs. No parent or kid will be at a loss for kid friendly things to do, but it’s highly possible your kid will get lost in the mosh pit of children everywhere.
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Hogle Zoo

What state or city do you call home? And what is your favorite thing to do there? We’d love to hear about it, and even have you guest post! Reach out in the comments, or by email!

Nap-Time Version: A gathering place for all the places and things that we’ve explored and come to love about the state we’ve called home for the past eight years. There are a few #stinkydiapers on here too, just for good measure.

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