Gardens, caves, & views galore. 🏜
If you're feeling overwhelmed or just over it, these dreamy destinations will fill you with some well-deserved calm. This list of Utah escapes is the perfect way to decompress and blow some of that stress. Call your zen buddy or just head out on your own for a little peace and quiet in nature.
There is no reason to let your anxiety take over your life. These spots will let you get a breath of fresh air and a much-needed refresher.
You can visit them all, or pick your favorite and use it any time you need a break. These magically relaxing spots are calling — are you ready for some R&R in nature?
Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Location: 3900 N. Garden Dr., Lehi, UT
Why You Need To Go: The colorful blooms all around this dreamy garden will fill you with happy thoughts.
Location: Latitude: 40.728966, Longitude: -111.806297
Why You Need To Go: The amazing views and calming vibes from the peak are like natural stress-relievers.
Belly Of The Dragon
Location: Mount Carmel, UT
Why You Need To Go: Sometimes you need to feel like you're stepping into a magical world, and this cave will transport you there.
Cactus & Tropicals
Location: 2735 S. 2000 E., Salt Lake City, UT
Why You Need To Go: If you aren't in the mood to hike, this blissful nursery will let you get lost among rainbow petals and leafy friends.
Price: $35 per car
Location: 1 Zion Park Blvd., State Route 9, Springdale, UT
Why You Need To Go: A little adrenaline rush might be just the ticket to busting your stress, and this climb delivers.
Location: Guardmans Pass Road, Midway, UT
Why You Need To Go: A short one-mile hike will lead you to a peaceful lake where the calming sounds of the water will help clear your head.
Location: Alta Ski Resort, 10484 E. Little Cottonwood, Salt Lake City, UT
Why You Need To Go: Frolicking is a great way to cure stress, and this wide-open expanse is the perfect place to try it.
These destinations are sure to lift your mood and get rid of that stress so you can feel happy all the time!
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.