What Lies Between
Utah’s Mighty Five® will always draw visitors to the state, but explorers who really take the time to get to know a destination will be amazed by “What Lies Between” the famed national parks. Between these parks there are places less known, but no less spectacular. Travellers can explore the 44 state parks, seven national monuments and myriad communities that connect visitors to Utah’s national parks in one great road trip. For example, travellers can visit Echo State Park – Utah’s newest state park opened just last May. The state’s three national recreation areas – Flaming Gorge, Little Sahara and Glen Canyon – offer diverse adventure in North, Central and Southern Utah, respectively. And every road trip calls for a good diner – visitors can try Logan, Utah’s Bluebird Restaurant; the oldest restaurant in the state opened in 1914. For more inspiration and itinerary planning ideas, visit www.visitutah.com/between/.
Utah’s Newest Hotel is For the Dogs
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah – renowned as the largest no-kill animal shelter in North America – will open its own hotel in late summer 2019 called Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile. Located just 8 km (5 mi.) south of Best Friends, the Roadhouse will offer 40 comfortable rooms and 10 suites where guests and volunteers can house their four-legged friends overnight. Pet-centric services will include built-in cubbies for snuggling, washing stations, pet walking and a water play park. Hotel guests will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning in the Mercantile and shuttle transportation to and from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile will also feature a performance stage with scheduled Best Friends programming and musical performances.
Cheers! Create Your Own Gin
Park City, Utah’s Alpine Distilling offers a new Gin Experience which allows guests to create their own bottle of gin with a custom botanical infusion. The Experience takes place at their mirco-distilling location in Historic Old Town Park City. While the alcohol distills, a four-course, gourmet dinner is served at Park City’s popular 350 Main brasserie alongside a gin tasting to educate guests on what makes palatable flavour combinations. The Gin Experience is a fun and intimate way for guests to learn about the history of gin, art of distilling and science of aroma sensory. And what better way for visitors to get a taste of Utah’s burgeoning craft cocktail culture than going home with their very own 750 ml bottle of gin.
Follow the Cache Valley Foodie Trek
Visitors to Northern Utah can sample the Cache Valley, located 1 hr. 20 min. north of Salt Lake City, on the self-guided Cache Valley Foodie Trek and Signature Products Tour. Food lovers can visit 20 stops, including the area’s famed Gossner Cheese (the largest Swiss cheese manufacturer in the U.S.); Pepperidge Farms (who manufacture all Goldfish® crackers for the western U.S.); Utah State University ice cream made from milk produced by the agricultural college’s own dairy herd and sold commercially since the 1920s; and internationally renowned Caffe Ibis coffee that was the first in the country to triple-certify their coffees (organic, fair trade and the Smithsonian’s Shade-Grown Bird-Friendly designation).
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