Nestling in Utah Valley with the dramatic Wasatch Mountains and Mount Timpanogos as a backdrop, Provo, not surprisingly, is a haven for outdoor adventure. It is also a conservative Mormon town with a neat, serene feel, a well-regarded university and an eclectic eating-out scene. As the town is within easy striking distance of both Salt Lake City and Robert Redford’s Sundance Mountain Resort, choosing one of the best places to stay in Provo gives you the best of all worlds for seeing the highlights of Utah.
Outdoors lovers can take advantage of a wide network of hiking, biking, riding, skiing and snowboarding trails through the surrounding mountains. Nearby Provo River offers fishing, kayaking and rafting as well as the spectacular Provo Canyon and waterfalls.
The town offers plenty of culture, too, with a slew of museums on the Brigham Young University campus - itself worthy of a tour - including the avant-garde Museum of Art and Monte L Bean Life Science Museum. And if you’re interested in dinosaurs, you will not want to miss the North American Museum of Ancient Life, featuring one of the most valuable Jurassic dinosaur collections in the world, including a 150-million- year-old dinosaur egg.
Come evening, the historic downtown Provo has numerous little ethnic restaurants - Indian, Chilean, Native American, to choose from. Our choice of the best places to stay in Provo ensures you can get the best out of a stay in this bright and clean town.
Sun or snow, this artistic eco-friendly hotel at the foot of Mount Timpanogos has stunning views of the alpine Rocky Mountains. Rooms are residential with modern bathrooms. 'Tree Room' offers candlelit dinners and award winning meals. A deli, bar and more casual dining are also available.