Guidebook for Provo

Katie
Guidebook for Provo

Arts & Culture

Provo City has frequent festivals and events in the historic city center. For the 4th of July, the Freedom Festival begins here; other events include free rooftop concerts on Center Street every Friday night in the summer, a farmer’s market every Saturday Spring-Fall, an art stroll on the first Friday of every month, and so much more! Details at facebook.com/downtownprovo
1 Center St
1 West Center Street
Provo City has frequent festivals and events in the historic city center. For the 4th of July, the Freedom Festival begins here; other events include free rooftop concerts on Center Street every Friday night in the summer, a farmer’s market every Saturday Spring-Fall, an art stroll on the first Friday of every month, and so much more! Details at facebook.com/downtownprovo
Great permanent collections and rotating exhibits—currently showing an M.C. Escher special exhibit. The cafe upstairs has the best sipping chocolate!
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Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Campus Drive
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Great permanent collections and rotating exhibits—currently showing an M.C. Escher special exhibit. The cafe upstairs has the best sipping chocolate!
Great to take kids on a rainy day, intriguing displays and collections.
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Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
645 East Phillips Lane
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Great to take kids on a rainy day, intriguing displays and collections.

Getting Around

Provo City is walkable from our house, but if you need to make trips between cities, a car is a good idea. Alternately, the FrontRunner has a stop in most nearby cities, but you'll need a way to get from the station to your destination.
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car
10710 State St
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Provo City is walkable from our house, but if you need to make trips between cities, a car is a good idea. Alternately, the FrontRunner has a stop in most nearby cities, but you'll need a way to get from the station to your destination.
Bikes available for rent from BYU's Outdoors Unlimited shop https://outdoors.byu.edu/bikes
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BYU Outdoors Unlimited
2201 N Canyon Rd
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Bikes available for rent from BYU's Outdoors Unlimited shop https://outdoors.byu.edu/bikes

Entertainment & Activities

Compedy Sportz is a comedy club where the improv comedians compete against each other for laughs. Clean humor!
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Comedy Sportz
36 W Center St
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Compedy Sportz is a comedy club where the improv comedians compete against each other for laughs. Clean humor!
The BYU planetarium sometimes has shows and displays for kids. Great fun!
Royden G. Derrick Planetarium
Campus Drive
The BYU planetarium sometimes has shows and displays for kids. Great fun!
Go the Mona rope swings to cool off on hot summer days! This popular spot has several rope swings on the beautiful lake.
Mona Rope Swing
201 Burraston Rd
Go the Mona rope swings to cool off on hot summer days! This popular spot has several rope swings on the beautiful lake.
Seven Peaks waterpark is great for hot days, with or without kids!
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Seven Peaks Resort Water Park
1330 300 N
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Seven Peaks waterpark is great for hot days, with or without kids!

Drinks & Nightlife

Velour is the top live music venue for Provo; artists such as the Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, Joshua James, and The National Parks have been frequent headliners.
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Velour Live Music Gallery Llc
135 N University Ave
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Velour is the top live music venue for Provo; artists such as the Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, Joshua James, and The National Parks have been frequent headliners.

Essentials

Small, convenient grocery store a few blocks away from the house.
Allen's
655 East 300 South
Small, convenient grocery store a few blocks away from the house.
We usually do our grocery shopping at Smith's–clean, convenient, and budget-friendly.
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Smith's Food and Drug
350 N Freedom Blvd
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We usually do our grocery shopping at Smith's–clean, convenient, and budget-friendly.
Great for fresh produce and a larger organic selection!
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Sprouts Farmers Market
1375 S State St
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Great for fresh produce and a larger organic selection!

Shopping

Lovely flowers, sweet gifts!
Foxglove Flowers & Gifts
466 W Center St
Lovely flowers, sweet gifts!
Eclectic antique store, cool finds and a few surprises.
Cats Cradle Antiques & Art
168 W Center St
Eclectic antique store, cool finds and a few surprises.
Darling craft & gift shop located in one of Provo's oldest homes
Harmony
275 E Center St
Darling craft & gift shop located in one of Provo's oldest homes
Unique antiques store–great finds here! Unusual hours, check online before you go.
Block 100 Antiques Closed till May 2018
145 N University Ave
Unique antiques store–great finds here! Unusual hours, check online before you go.

Parks & Nature

Enormous, smooth green lawns, a marsh preservation area with boardwalks, a fully fenced-in dog park, a pond, a playground, and the perfect spot for a picnic with the whole group.
Bicentennial Park
1400 E 1440 S
Enormous, smooth green lawns, a marsh preservation area with boardwalks, a fully fenced-in dog park, a pond, a playground, and the perfect spot for a picnic with the whole group.
Beautiful hike into the canyon to see the rock formations and mountain views. Can be as short or as long of a hike as you want–for a shorter hike, we typically go about 1.5 miles in and then turn back around.
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Rock Canyon Park Trail
Rock Canyon Park Trail
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Beautiful hike into the canyon to see the rock formations and mountain views. Can be as short or as long of a hike as you want–for a shorter hike, we typically go about 1.5 miles in and then turn back around.
A BYU staple–hike to the top of the Y for incredible views of Utah Valley
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Hike the Y
Hike the Y
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A BYU staple–hike to the top of the Y for incredible views of Utah Valley
This reservoir has an incredible mountain backdrop and makes a great swimming spot in the summer
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Tibble Fork
North American Fork Canyon Road
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This reservoir has an incredible mountain backdrop and makes a great swimming spot in the summer
This reservoir is a great boating spot, with rentals available. Picturesque green mountain surroundings.
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Deer Creek Reservoir
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This reservoir is a great boating spot, with rentals available. Picturesque green mountain surroundings.
Great views and a nice way to cool off in the summer.
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Utah Lake
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Great views and a nice way to cool off in the summer.
Hike in to an amazing set of natural hot springs. If you go in the winter, it's extra relaxing to get in the hot water after a cold hike, but be careful as the trail can get icy!
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Fifth Water Hot Springs
Diamond Fork Road
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Hike in to an amazing set of natural hot springs. If you go in the winter, it's extra relaxing to get in the hot water after a cold hike, but be careful as the trail can get icy!
Popular hike in Sundance
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Stewart Falls Trail
Stewart Falls Trail
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Popular hike in Sundance