Sometimes dear Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with our perfect trip plans. But don’t throw in the towel just yet. We have gathered a whole list of ideas and recommendations on how to spend quality time and make memorable moments while in Heber Valley. Just read on...
Stay Indoors… Yes, Seriously.
Hear us out on this one. You have a wonderful opportunity to really maximize your time in your accommodations. How often do you fully enjoy your lodging on a vacation? Now is your chance to make the most of it all! Go ahead and order room service or food delivery, cozy up, and watch a favorite flick, or even a series. If you have little ones, this is a great time to make that pillow and blanket fort together. You’re here to make memories after all. Ask the front desk staff for cards, puzzles, or board games and have fun playing together with your family or friends. Or drive to the local store and pick up a deck of cards or a game to play. It can double as your trip souvenir! And, if your accommodations has an indoor pool, then go for a swim and soak in the hot tub. If there isn’t an indoor pool, draw yourself a hot bath and take some much needed time to yourself to relax. Learn more about the variety of lodging options in Heber Valley.
Museums & Art Galleries
If arts and culture is more up your alley, then plan to stop by the museums throughout town and the Midway Art Gallery.
- Midway Art Gallery: Featuring about a dozen local area artists at a time, this local gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays. Artists take turns sitting in the gallery and greeting guests while working on their latest pieces. It’s a fun way to see the art, meet an artist, and interact with the community.
Hours: Friday - Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Midway Town Hall, 75 North 100 West, Midway, Utah 84049
- Commemorative Air Force Museum: Showcasing planes from WWII and highlighting women in aviation as well, this museum is located at Heber Valley Airport and is maintained by local volunteers. If you call in advance, they can plan to have a volunteer present for you to come visit the location and learn about the planes, parts, and other aviation items on display.
Hours: Friday - Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Russ McDonald Air Field, 1980 Airport Road, Hangar 38-D, Heber City, Utah 84032
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum: With FREE admission, this non-profit works to honor the achievements of Utah Territory pioneers. See the artifacts and photographs of the collection while you learn about Utah’s heritage.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: 188 South Main Street, Heber City, Utah 84032
Swim, scuba, or dive in a 10,000-year-old geothermal crater. This one-of-a-kind experience should absolutely be part of your itinerary. Sitting under a beehive-shaped limestone dome, this activity is available all year long. The Crater tends to be a very popular activity, so call ahead to book a swim time. Learn more about the Homestead Crater.
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Location: 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, Utah 84049
Heber Valley has some world-class spa facilities and talented therapists throughout the valley. From body treatments to facials, or nail care to hair care, taking some time to treat yourself is almost always overdue. Inclement weather is a great time to get in a spa day or treatment. Learn more about spas and wellness in the valley.
Heber Valley Railroad
All aboard the historic railroad for a leisure ride along the Deer Creek Reservoir shoreline and down Provo Canyon to Vivian Park and back. Explore the gift shop at the train depot before and after departure. Check out the calendar of events to see departure times and possible themed trains that may be scheduled during your stay. Add a boxed lunch to your train ride when booking.
Location: 450 South 600 West, Heber City, Utah 84032
Catch A Movie
Our local theaters are a bargain for an afternoon or evening activity. Get a scoop or two of delicious ice cream or some homemade candy from Corner Sweet Treats next to the theater and enjoy before, during, or after the show. Learn more about the Avon Theater and Ideal Theater.
Location: 94 South Main, Heber City, Utah 84032
Easily spend an hour or two brushing up on your bowling skills at Holiday Lanes. Challenge your friends, family, or kids to a game. Make it even more fun by having prizes for first and second place scores. This activity is fun for all ages and the food is a local favorite at this joint. The residents often stop in just for the burgers.
Location: 565 North Main, Heber City, Utah 84032
Load up the kids and hit the local Wasatch Aquatic Center for some fun in the pool. Whether taking laps, swim lessons, or playing in the kid’s pool, the aquatic center offers hours of water fun for all.
Location: 744 South 200 East, Heber City, Utah 84032
Centrally located in Heber Valley, the Wasatch Recreation Center offers 135,000 square feet of basketball, volleyball, racquetball, baseball, pickleball, and tennis courts, soccer, lacrosse, golf, and turf fields, a golf simulator and putting green, batting cages, and an indoor track.
Location: 345 West 600 South, Heber City, Utah 84032
Taste your way through the local and unique eateries throughout town. Be it over-the-top shakes from Dairy Keen and Quench It flavored sodas or Spin Café gelato and house-made pastries at The Bakery at Zermatt – with over 30 local restaurants, there are plenty of options to select from. Or consider a progressive dinner date with cocktails and appetizers at The Back 40 Ranch House Grill, the main course at Afterword Restaurant, and dessert or a nightcap at Midway Mercantile. Have fun indoors and add food to the mix to try several wonderful dining establishments and make a lasting and tasty memory.
Don't Let The Falling Drops Ruin Your Trip
Alter your plans slightly and make the most of your time in the picturesque Heber Valley. And remember to check out the surrounding towns as well. With museums, art galleries, indoor activity centers, and a variety of other indoor businesses offered in the communities near Heber Valley, you will certainly have plenty to do. And be sure to stop by the Visitor Center for more information or ideas. We’re located at 475 North Main Street in Heber and we’re open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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