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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 Center St
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
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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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Bean Life Science Museum
645 E Phillips Ln
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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.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
485 S University Ave
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
BYU Outdoors Unlimited
2201 North Canyon Road
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!
ComedySportz
36 Center St
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
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
Go the Mona rope swings to cool off on hot summer days! This popular spot has several rope swings on the beautiful lake.
A float down the Provo river is a welcome summer's day cool-off activity.
Provo River Tubing
3392 Provo Canyon Rd
A float down the Provo river is a welcome summer's day cool-off activity.
Seven Peaks waterpark is great for hot days, with or without kids!
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Seven Peaks Water Park Provo
1330 300 North
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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 North University Avenue
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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
655 300 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 Freedom Boulevard 200 West
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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 State Street
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Great for fresh produce and a larger organic selection!
Shopping
Lovely flowers, sweet gifts!
Foxglove Flowers & Gifts
466 Center St
Lovely flowers, sweet gifts!
Eclectic antique store, cool finds and a few surprises.
Cats Cradle Antiques & Art
168 Center St
Eclectic antique store, cool finds and a few surprises.
Darling craft & gift shop located in one of Provo's oldest homes
Harmony
315 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
1440 S 1600 E
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.
Rock Canyon Park Trail
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
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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 Reservoir
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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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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
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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!
Beautiful waterfall–park in the lot and walk up the paved road to the bottom pool of the falls, or hike the short trail up to the waterfall.
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Bridal Veil Falls
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Beautiful waterfall–park in the lot and walk up the paved road to the bottom pool of the falls, or hike the short trail up to the waterfall.
Popular hike in Sundance
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Stewart Falls Trail
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Popular hike in Sundance