While you might not get oceanfront property in the Beehive State, this cute town is the next best thing. Garden City, Utah, is known as the "Caribbean of the Rockies," thanks to its stunning blue lake and dreamy vibes. Now you can take that tropical trip you've been planning without ever leaving the country.

Set sail (or load your driving maps) to this enchanting spot nestled in good ol' Utah.

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Garden City is a beautiful town that sits on the edge of Bear Lake.

White sand surrounds the lagoon and completes the portrait of island paradise.

You can spend your days lounging in the water or catch some rays to get your end of summer tan.

If you want to rent a boat or jet ski, Bear Lake Rentals will let you take an exhilarating romp through the waves.

There are also hiking trails that will let you explore more of the inland areas, or you can enjoy a tasty meal.

Limber Pine Nature Trail is an easy hike that will transport you to a dreamy alpine forest so you can get the best of two terrains.

With so many exciting things to do, you can easily spend a couple of days losing yourself in this "beachy" town.

Let yourself get whisked away to the Caribbean holiday of your dreams.

You and your travel buddies can get all the perks of a turquoise water getaway at this cute spot.

There is even camping farther away from the lake if you want to immerse yourself in the natural wonders before taking a dip.

No matter what you choose to do while visiting, this fantastic destination will check off all of your travel "to-do's" in one trip!

Garden City

Price: Free

Address: Garden City, UT

Why You Need To Go: This spot is known as the "Caribbean of the Rockies."


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