DriveAway Vacations: Local Getaway Destinations

Bob Grove of DriveAway Vacations shares 4 places to go in Utah that are ideal areas to relax and enjoy your time. Ranging from the magnificent red rocks of Southern Utah all the way up to the beautiful landscape of Ogden Valley, Bob assures that these local destinations will fulfill your vacation needs.

Daycations (places to go and things to do that are close by)

Red Butte Garden – located in the foothills at the University of Utah on Wakara Way – Whether it’s the excitement of our Outdoor Concert Series or the serene quiet of a hike in the natural area, there’s always something to do at the Garden. Seasonal festivals, classes, plant sales, children’s activities and other events in a garden setting are popular with visitors of all ages.

East Canyon State Park – East Canyon State Park & Reservoir is a 680-acre boating and year-round fishing delight nestled in the mountains northeast of Salt Lake City on state routes 65 and 66. Recreationists will find a wide concrete launching ramp, paved parking area, modern rest rooms, showers, fish cleaning station and 31-unit campground with a large overflow area. Two spacious, covered pavilions with electricity are available for groups. A concessionaire provides boat rentals, grill and convenience store.

Staycations (places to go, things to do that are a short drive away)

Red Mountain Resort & Spa – Ivins, UT – Few places on earth match the beauty and tranquility of the red rocks surrounding St. George, Utah. You’ll find a vast selection of healthy living activities, accommodations, dining, spa, and recreational services at Red Mountain Spa.

Wolf Creek Utah – Eden, UT – Some say Ogden Valley reminds them of Switzerland. For certain, the enchanting little town of Eden, nestled in the foothills, has views to die for. And the moment you set foot in this mountain resort community, there will be no doubt you’ve found paradise.

Call Bob Grove from DriveAway Vacations at (801) 542-9217 to find out more or go to his website at

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