Sometimes dear Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with our perfect trip plans. But don’t throw in the towel just yet. We have a whole list of recommendations on how to spend quality time and make memorable moments while in Heber Valley on a rainy or blustery day. 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 wonderful accommodations. How often do you fully enjoy your lodging on a vacation? Now is your chance to make the most of it all!
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 family and friends. Or drive to the local store and pick up a deck of cards or boardgame to play. It can double as your trip souvenir! And, if your accommodations has an indoor pool, 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.
Museums & Art Galleries
If arts and culture is more up your alley, then plan to stop by the museums throughout town, the Midway Art Gallery, or catch a live theatre performance.
Midway Art Gallery: Featuring about a dozen local area artists on rotation throughout the year, this local gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays. Artists take turns sitting in the gallery and greeting guests while working on their latest piece. 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, 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 and learn about the planes, parts, and other aviation items on display.
Hours: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 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 pioneers who helped settle this territory. 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
The Utah Crater
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 very popular, so call ahead to book a swim time, scuba experience, or get your spot atop the water in a standup paddle board yoga class!
Email: [email protected]
Location: 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, Utah 84049
Heber Valley has some world-class spa facilities and extremely experienced therapists throughout the valley. From body treatments to facials, nail care to hair care, mental wellness classes to full-body training sessions, taking some time to treat yourself is almost always overdue. Inclement weather is a great time to get in a special treatment or make it a full spa day. Learn more about spas and wellness in the valley.
Heber Valley Railroad
All aboard the historic Heber Valley Railroad for a leisure ride along the scenic Deer Creek Reservoir shoreline and down Provo Canyon. This out-and-back excursion is great for guests of all ages and abilities, and adds a wonderful activity to your itinerary when legs are tired, weather is less than ideal, or if you want to explore areas of the valley that you can't otherwise get access to. 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.
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.
Movies change weekly. Showtimes vary.
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 locals often stop in just for the burgers and shakes!
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 provides 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. There's more to do here than you likely have time for!
Hours: Monday - Friday from 5:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday from 7:00am to 5:00pm
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 or Granny's Drive In 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 Midway Mercantile, and dessert or a nightcap at The Lakehouse at Deer Creek. 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 you can still 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. Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center for more information or ideas. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 475 North Main Street, Heber City, UT 84032
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