Things to Do
Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Island State Park encompasses Great Salt Lake's largest Island. Wildlife and bird watching are popular activities, as are hiking, biking, and exploring the island. A visitor center offers information on the island's history, geology, biology, camping and recreation. Explore the Fielding Garr Ranch House. Wander through the barn and blacksmith shop of old cattle and sheep ranchers. Don't miss the deer, bison and birds of prey that often visit nearby springs. Check for additional seasonal pioneering activities.
Boondocks Food & Fun
The Boondocks location in Kaysville offers miniature golf, bumper boats, bowling, go-karts, laser tag and more.
Cherry Hill Resort
Cherry Hill Resort in Kaysville includes a water park, playground, jungle maze, climbing rock, miniature golf and more. The resort also offers tent and RV camping.
Culture and Heritage
Davis County was named after Captain Daniel C. Davis, an officer in the Mormon Battalion. This group of 500 Latter-day Saint men volunteered in the mid-1800s to aid in the conquest of California during war with Mexico. The battalion, recruited during the Mormon Pioneer migration to Utah, participated in one of the longest marches in American military history, over 2,000 miles from Iowa to California. Though historic accounts on the "discovery" of Great Salt Lake differ, it is certain that during the early decades of the 1800s, a variety of explorers and mountain men visited the brine lake. In 1843, John C. Fremont came to the lake on a mapping expedition, earning the honor of having one of the lake's islands named for him. In 1845, Fremont returned to Great Salt Lake with another expedition and explored the lake's four major islands, including Antelope Island, now a Utah State Park offering many types of recreation and wildlife watching. History and culture are also abundant in Davis County with art centers, railroad and aerospace museums and many settlement-era collections.
Eccles Wildlife Education Center
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center lies on the edge of Farmington Bay and one of America’s richest wetlands. The center, sitting on the Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Reserve, is a prime habitat for songbirds, shorebirds and migrating waterfowl that spend the summer feeding and nesting in marshes, mudflats, ponds and grasslands in the surrounding wetland.
Hike + Dine
Along with its incredible outdoors scene, Davis County has plenty of good eats. While it’s known for having arguably the most popular In-n-Out restaurant in the state, Davis County has around 400 other restaurant and food options to choose from, including plenty of local gems that have been recognized nationally for their quality and taste. Here are a few of Davis County’s best hikes and eateries to check out during your next visit.
Lagoon Amusement Park
Lagoon in Farmington has been Utah's amusement park since the turn of the century, with wild rides, entertainment, food and a historic pioneer village. It's open daily in summer and weekends in fall and spring. And during the summer months, the Lagoon A Beach waterpark offers acres of water slides and swimming pools.
‘We Are All Great Salt Lake’: A Biologist Explains the Lake’s Mysteries
A career studying one of the most unique ecosystems in the world might be smelly, but Jaimi Butler wouldn’t trade her time on Great Salt Lake for anything.
10 Routes Chosen by Utah Cyclists
We reached out to cycling experts and enthusiasts — in some cases to people who literally wrote the book on cycling in Utah — to get a feel for some of Utah's best road cycling routes.
11 Family-Friendly Activities Near SLC
Find fun family activities in Salt Lake City with this guide from the Utah Office of Tourism. From roller coasters to ski slopes, SLC has it all. Plan your trip now!
3 Utah Bikepacking Routes for Beginners to Intermediates
Find a route for your next Utah bikepacking trip that promises immersion in history, culture and ridiculous scenic beauty.
5 Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in Utah
Local favorites such as 11Hauz, Joe’s Cafe and Sauce Boss deliver multicultural flavors while also community gathering spots.
5 Utah Dinner Recipes to Try at Home
Fill your dinner plate with a taste of #UtahFromHome.
A Matter of Geological Consent
A billion years of geological history surrounds Salt Lake City, where a modern landscape reflects ancient constraints.
A Year-Round Guide to Great Salt Lake State Park
Great Salt Lake State Park is easy to access from Salt Lake City and makes for a great spot to get out on the water, with unbeatable sunset views.
Antelope Island's Bison Roundup
Antelope Island's annual bison round-up (October 28, 2017) takes place in relative obscurity, on a stunning landscape from another geologic era, making this event a wonderful opportunity to view bison close-up. Watching an authentic roundup is like being on the set of an old west movie or transported to a distant era — yet it’s only 25 miles northwest of Salt Lake City International Airport.
At Lagoon, a Utah-grown Amusement Park where the Fun Never Ends
As the Farmington park marks the 100th-anniversary of its wooden roller coaster, Lagoon continues to attract crowds with its nostalgic rides and novel thrills.
Chasing the Arts in Davis County
Discover the wealth of cultural opportunities in Davis County, Utah. Slow down, take in a show, check out some art, soak up some history and enjoy the offerings along I-15 between Ogden and Salt Lake.
Discover the Breweries of the Wasatch Front
Over the past two decades, Salt Lake’s breweries have grown into a culture all their own. Here’s what you need to start planning a pub crawl with this collection of Salt Lake’s most popular breweries.
Explore Antelope Island's Fielding Garr Ranch
Volunteers Beth and Dennis Simonsen show visitors around the historic Fielding Garr Ranch complex on Antelope Island State Park in Northern Utah.
Great Salt Lake Needs Your Visit
While you visit this mysterious natural wonder, you can also help save it.
Hike + Dine: Davis County
Here are a few of Utah's Davis County’s best hiking trails and eateries to check out during your next visit.
Hiring a Backcountry Ski Guide
Thinking of exploring backcountry terrain this winter? We can see why. With empty slopes and fresh powder, it’s an alluring idea. But there are things you should know before you venture out of bounds.
Reclaiming the Stars
Utah’s public lands are beautiful and dramatic during the day, but they might well become famous for how awe-inspiring they are during the night.
Seeking Starry Skies Near Salt Lake City
You don’t have to go far from the city to find dark skies filled with stars in Utah. Find out where you can see the Milky Way near the city or gaze into space from an observatory in Northern Utah.
Songbirds, Shorebirds and Migrating Birds, Oh My!
The Eccles Wildlife Education Center, sandwiched between Utah's Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake’s Antelope Island State Park, opened in 2018 and has become a bucket-list destination to see, study and photograph the state's diverse animals.
Utah Food Trails - Honey, Fruit, Burgers & More
Discover Utah's food trails — gastronomic adventures highlighting the best of Utah's home-grown culinary goodness.
Where to See Women's Art in Utah
There’s no shortage of art galleries in Salt Lake City and across Utah's Wasatch Front. Beyond the major metropolitan areas, there are also small artist communities across the state where artists seeking a slower pace have flocked for decades. Here are a few recommendations for where you can experience art in Utah.
Stars by the City
Fill your days with adventure and your nights with stargazing by following this six-day itinerary from Salt Lake City through the International Dark Sky Places in Northern Utah.
- Timpanogos Cave National Monument
- East Canyon State Park
- Jordanelle State Park
- Rockport State Park
- Antelope Island State Park
- North Fork Park