If a staycation is in your plans, whether for Spring Break or a long weekend, you’re in luck with this post. Our staycation ideas offer plenty of fun activities for the entire family, and all options were chosen specifically for their high level of kid-friendliness! Check out these 5 Spring Break Staycation ideas in Utah and pick the one that fits your family:
Parry Lodge (Kanab)
If you’re thinking of hitting up national parks in the Southern Utah area, let Parry Lodge serve as your home base.
Located less than two hours from attractions like Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Parry Lodge is the perfect staycation destination for the family. The lodge itself offers a heated pool for swimming as well as a restaurant on-site for breakfast and lunch.
Visit Bryce Canyon and be blown away by all of its natural beauty! Bryce Canyon offers ranger programs where the entire family can learn about a variety of topics, as well as a special kids’ program.
You can also opt to visit the Grand Canyon which is on many people’s “must-see” list. The North Rim also has ranger programs as well as hiking and river trips; there’s certainly plenty to do and see! When you return back to Parry Lodge, take advantage of the heated pool!
Stein Eriksen Lodge
Stein Eriksen Lodge, located right here in Park City, is often referred to the world’ best ski hotel.
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Besides world-renowned skiing, Stein Eriksen Lodge also offers a unique experience for its youngest guests. The Little Explorers Experience allows kids to have an in-room camping experience. Equipped with a plush moose toy and a luxurious tent, your little campers can gaze at the stars provided by the National Geographic Starry Night Lantern. When they wake up they can take their nature guide and explore all that the lodge has to offer. This unique experience is one your children will never forget. Another fun adventure lies just about ten miles away from the Lodge at the Swaner Ecocenter which will let kids explore and learn about all of the natural beauty Utah has to offer.
Grand America Hotel
If you want to do your staycation in style, it doesn’t get more luxurious than the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
With superb restaurants and a spa on site, relaxation is the order of the day. You can soak it all up and still have time to visit local attractions with the family.
The Discovery Gateway Museum is a favorite among children with its hands-on activities and exhibits. The Clark Planetarium is another family favorite that is truly out of this world. Check out the IMAX Theater and dozens of other exhibits.
Salt Lake City Marriott City Center
Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City Marriott City Center Hotel is the perfect place to plan to stay during your staycation if you want to visit area attractions.
Nearby you’ll not only find the Clark Planetarium as we mentioned above but also the Hogle Zoo. The zoo is just about five miles away and has 42 acres of grounds to discover as well as more than 800 different types of animals to encounter. If you don’t mind traveling a little longer, you can also visit the Heber Valley Railroad. Here you can take a scenic train ride and or take advantage of one of several special events that are held. Return back to the hotel to enjoy a meal at one of several nearby restaurants.
Montage Deer Valley
The Montage Deer Valley is located less than five minutes away from Park City’s popular Main Street. You don’t have to travel far to find family fun if you choose this as your staycation destination. First and foremost, there is ample world-class skiing for the entire family to enjoy. Also, Montage Deer Valley boasts a variety of other family activities such as family yoga, guided nature hikes, and outdoor photography. No matter what time of year you visit, Spring Break included, Montage Deer Valley has nightly s’mores around the fire pit.
There is also a signature kids’ program called Paintbox that has a list of children’s activities from arts and crafts to games and movies. And of course, don’t forget the gorgeous pools. Your kids will certainly never be bored during this staycation!
With activities like these, your Utah Spring Break staycation will be one to remember!