It's official! Utah's beauty and allure have been recognized yet again, this time by U.S. News, which recently released a list of the 'Best Places to Visit in the USA'. Not only did our beloved Utah make the cut, but it secured two remarkable spots within the top 15.
Sitting at number 6 is Zion National Park, affectionately named for the Hebrew word "refuge". Nestled in Utah's southwest corner, Zion National Park welcomes over four million visitors each year who are eager to explore the apricot-colored Zion Canyon. Whether you're wading through the Virgin River, ascending Angels Landing, or simply marveling at the breathtaking views at every turn, Zion National Park is a haven for all nature lovers. And as day turns to night, the park transforms into a celestial wonderland as a blanket of stars illuminate the night sky.
Just a few spots down at number 11, we have Moab, a haven for the adventurous at heart. This charming eastern Utah town serves as a gateway to two of the country's most stunning national parks: Arches and Canyonlands. When you're not awestruck by the red rock formations that seem to touch the sky, you can explore downtown Moab, with its array of cozy cafes, quirky shops, and food trucks offering a smorgasbord of tasty delights.
Beyond its natural wonders, Moab offers an extensive range of outdoor activities, from rafting on the Colorado River, mountain biking, Jeep tours, and even cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
With less than 10 inches of annual rainfall, Moab presents an ideal backdrop for outdoor adventure, virtually guaranteeing good weather for your exploits.
This recognition from U.S. News is a testament to Utah's unparalleled beauty, diversity, and adventurous spirit. So, whether you're a resident or a visitor, remember - Utah is more than just awesome. It's one of the best places to visit in the USA!