There’s something majestic about Utah’s otherworldly, rugged landscape. With more national parks, state parks, national monuments and natural wonders than you can explore in one trip, Utah keeps active travelers coming back for more.
You already know Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands National Park and Monument Valley need to be on your list, but these additional can’t-miss locales will be reason enough to plan for two trips.
See the 72-mile-long Great Salt Lake on a warm-weather trip to Utah. On the south end of the lake, visitors find a local park and beach space to lounge between dips in the water. Like the Dead Sea, Great Salt Lake’s high-salt content allows swimmers to bob at the surface.
While in the area, head to Antelope Island State Park for hiking, beaching and incredible photo ops. More of a peninsula jutting out into the Great Salt Lake, this stop is an easy way to check two destinations off your list.
For those star-filled skies and epic landscapes, Moab is the gateway to Arches National Park and a must. The geological wonder boasts Canyonlands National Park, Native American rock art, archeological finds at Bull Canyon Overlook and Copper Ridge and even more in the city.
Climb Grand Staircase’s cliffs and terraces, make your way to the Kaiparowits Plateau and shimmy through slot canyons. Visit Escalante River Canyons, filled with natural bridges, arches and monoliths.
Once home to dinosaurs and prehistoric dwellers, Dinosaur National Monument is an incredible site. Check out dinosaur remains still embedded in the rocks and hike along stunning lakes, mountainsides and truly breathtaking terrain.
There is just so much more to do in Utah, we could be here all day talking about it. Plan for multiple trips and don’t try to do it all in one — there is just so much to see and do, you’ll want to take it all in while you can and know you’ll come back for the rest.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Getting through airport security can be a nightmare in and of itself, adding extra hours to your trip that could better be spent in any number of more enjoyable activities. Programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are helping to make the process a little more bearable, but a new program, CLEAR, is quickly emerging as an up-and-coming way to make things even easier.
Located on a flat corner in Barcelona’s Poble Nou neighborhood, a site for many a tech startup or already established tech giant (like HP Enterprise and Booking.com), Sopa serves as a perfect lunch spot during the workday. The cafeteria-style eatery lets you fill up on vegetarian and vegan dishes and either dine in, take the food outside to the patio dining area or take it back to the office for a lunchtime meeting.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.