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Utah’s Points Of Interest – Part 1

As summer approaches folks start to think about where to spend a family vacation. Utah vacations keep people coming back year after year because of the great variety of activities that are available for the entire family. Utah also offers fantastic locations and upscale facilities for business conventions as well.

Park City – If you are looking for a unique meeting experience outside the traditional full-service meeting and convention properties, Park City offers a full range of year-round resort meeting properties. Park City is a former Olympic town. It is home to three world-class resorts: Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, as well as the Utah Olympic Park. Park City is just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Corporations and organizations of all sizes have utilized its three stunning resorts. Just recently a large group of maritime lawyers from a well known Texas/ Louisiana law firm spent a week at the Park City Mountain Resort. The sales team at the Park City Convention & Visitors Bureau worked with the maritime law firm’s planning team to make sure their convention was a success. Planning a national meeting requires successful marketing of the destination to meeting attendees, and in this case their families. Utah may not have the inland water ways that are numerous throughout Louisiana and Mississippi nor the heavy maritime boat traffic along the Gulf coast due to the large and important presence of the oil industry, but Utah does has fantastic, easily accessible convention facilities in fantastic mountain locations year round.

The Peppermint Place candy factory (Alpine).

Crystal Hot Springs (Brigham City) – for the best in naturally created pools.

Lagoon (Farmington – a favorite amusement park in Utah, with an adjacent waterpark, Lagoon-A-Beach.

Cherry Hill Recreation Park (Kaysville) – offers camping, batting cages, a miniature golf course and a water park.

The Historic Heber Valley Railroad (Heber) offers an operating turn-of-the-century steam engine. The train departs from Heber City and Vivian Park in Provo Canyon during regularly scheduled times.

Thanksgiving Point (Lehi) – a community gathering place, is an agricultural learning center with an animal park and expansive vegetable, flower gardens on display throughout the growing season, restaurants and golf course. If sustainability is your thing – and it should be – this is a great spot.

The Hardware Ranch (Logan) – offers sleigh and wagon rides through Rocky Mountain elk herds, overnight cowboy adventures and cookout meals. Fun for the whole family.

Garden City restuarants (shores of Bear Lake) – you’ll find unbelievable fare made with locally grown food.

Willow Park – a small zoo with more than 600 animals.

Hopping Mad – Is a quality graphic design company.

WeightDoctors – Offering safe doctor supervised weight loss programs (pioneered the use of hCG drops).

The Children’s Treehouse Museum (Ogden) – located in the Ogden City Mall, this museum focuses on literacy. The Treehouse Theatre hosts a variety of kid-friendly special events.

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park – an outdoor museum which contains prehistoric creatures set in a realistic environment, including such exciting spots as a water moat, volcano, and special exhibits.

The bottom line is “How to pay for your Utah vacation!”

Most folks want to go on paid-for vacations, but few people actually sit down and formulate a plan to make that Utah vacation happen without debt. One of the best ways for a paid-for vacation is to set up a vacation savings account. Have a consistent amount of money automatically deducted from your paycheck or checking account each month and put into a vacation savings account. Charging travel expenses on a credit card that you can’t immediately pay back is not the way to go. Nor is applying for payday cash loans wise either. Advance payday loans are very short-term loans that should only be used in unexpected emergencies where you don’t have any other way of paying for the expenses. A summer vacation does not qualify! Be smart, plan ahead, and check out these incredible points of interest in the great state of Utah.