Discover Utah in March: A Comprehensive Traveler's Guide

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  • Utah

  • USA

  • Active Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Nature Escapes

  • Mountains

  • National Park

  • Local Culture

  • Local Food

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Utah in March is an enchanting mix of snowy peaks, blooming deserts and vibrant cultural scenes. Whether you're skiing in the majestic mountains, exploring the depths of the national parks or immersing in the local culture and cuisine, Utah promises a journey filled with awe and wonder.

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Where to stay in Utah

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Waldorf Astoria Park City

Luxe mountainside property at the base of Canyons (ski area) with posh rooms and multi-bedroom suites.

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A true bucket-list destination, famed for the best-in-class spa, sensational architecture and rare seclusion on 600 acres of Utah desert.

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The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection

This luxe, sleek property perched on 3,500 acres of wild, breathtaking landscape offers an extensive array of outdoor activities, a farm-to-table restaurant, a world-class spa and ample wellness offerings.

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Things to do in Utah

Skiing in the snow

Embark on a journey to Utah this March, where the convergence of winter's end and the onset of spring creates a playground for adventurers, culture enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike.

National Parks Adventure

Utah's national parks are a marvel in March, with milder weather and fewer crowds.

Zion National Park

  • Hiking Trails: Challenge yourself on the Narrows, a unique hike through Zion's river canyons, or the more tranquil Watchman Trail.

  • Photography Tips: Capture the park's beauty at the Canyon Overlook Trail, especially at sunrise.

Arches National Park

  • Guided Tours: Join a ranger-led hike to learn about the park's geology and history.

  • Visitor Center: Stop by for exhibits and an informative film about the park's natural wonders.

Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Snowshoeing: With lingering snow, try snowshoeing along the Rim Trail for a different perspective.

  • Astronomy Programs: Join night sky programs offered by the park to witness the stellar beauty.

Skiing in Utah

The ski season is still in full swing in early March, offering excellent conditions.

Park City

  • Après-Ski Scene: After a day on the slopes, unwind with live music and local brews at High West Distillery.

  • Non-Skier Activities: Explore snowshoeing or the Alpine Coaster for alternative fun.

  • Alta and Snowbird

  • Ski Clinics: Enhance your skills with professional ski clinics available for all levels.

Cultural Experiences

Utah's cities are bustling with cultural offerings, especially in March.

Salt Lake City

  • Theater and Music: Check out the Eccles Theater for Broadway shows or the Utah Symphony for classical music performances.

  • Local Cuisine: Don't miss the Red Iguana for authentic Mexican fare, a local favorite.

Adventure Sports

Try a Jeep safari for an adrenaline-pumping exploration of the red rocks.

Outdoor Activities

  • River Rafting: The Colorado River near Moab is ideal for rafting, with tours ranging from calm to adventurous.

  • Photography Tours: Book a guided photography tour in the national parks to capture stunning landscapes with professional guidance.

Culinary Journey

  • Farm-to-Table Restaurants: Visit Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder for organic and locally sourced dishes.

  • Craft Beer Tour: Explore Utah's emerging craft beer scene in Salt Lake City with a guided tour.

Festivals and Events

March in Utah is a celebration of cultural richness and artistic diversity. The month features a variety of cultural happenings, including the enchanting Mystique Magic Dining Adventure at Gardner Village in West Jordan, providing a unique blend of dining and entertainment. Additionally, art lovers can immerse themselves in the beauty of local creativity at the Dennis Stott Snow Horse Art Gallery in Layton, known for its dynamic display of local oil paintings. Furthermore, for those with an affinity for the arts, numerous art exhibitions and painting activities are available in locales such as Sandy and South Jordan, offering ample opportunities to engage with Utah's vibrant art scene.

Canyonlands Half Marathon: Participate or spectate in this scenic race through Moab's red rock canyons.

Practical Information

Travel Tips: Check road conditions in advance, especially in mountain areas, as weather can change rapidly.

Local Etiquette: Respect the natural environment by staying on designated trails and leaving no trace.

Places to eat & drink in Utah

Cliffside restaurant is an upscale-casual option offering a terrace with picturesque views.

Let's delve into some notable places to eat in Utah, highlighting a variety of dining experiences that showcase the state's culinary diversity.

Salt Lake City: A Culinary Hub

Valter's Osteria - An authentic Italian restaurant where Chef Valter Nassi brings his Italian heritage to the table with classic, flavorful dishes.

Red Iguana - A must-visit for Mexican food lovers, famous for its variety of mole sauces and authentic flavors.

Siegfried's Delicatessen - A German deli offering a range of European meats, sausages, and sandwiches, along with imported groceries.

Park City: Mountain Town Eats

High West Distillery & Saloon - America's first ski-in gastro-distillery. It's a great place for locally distilled spirits and hearty Western fare.

The Farm - Located at Canyons Resort, this restaurant focuses on locally sourced ingredients, offering an upscale yet rustic dining experience.

Handle - Known for its small plates and craft cocktails, this restaurant offers a modern American menu with a creative twist.

Moab: Desert Delights

Desert Bistro - A charming bistro offering a fine dining experience with a menu inspired by Southwestern and Mediterranean cuisine.

Milt's Stop & Eat - Serving since 1954, Milt's offers classic American diner fare, known for its burgers and milkshakes.

St. George: Southern Utah's Cuisine

Cliffside Restaurant - Boasts breathtaking views of the city and offers a menu of contemporary American dishes.

Painted Pony - A fine dining establishment known for its elegant atmosphere and a menu that blends American cuisine with global influences.

George's Corner Restaurant & Pub - A lively spot with a broad menu, live music, and a great selection of local beers.

Logan: Northern Utah's Hidden Gems

Elements Restaurant - Offers an upscale dining experience with a focus on steak and seafood.

Angie's Restaurant - A local favorite for hearty American breakfasts and classic comfort food.

Tandoori Oven - A unique Indian restaurant located inside a gas station, known for its authentic flavors and dishes.

Provo: Eclectic and Emerging Food Scene

Communal Restaurant - Focuses on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, offering a farm-to-table experience.

Black Sheep Café - Offers a fusion of Native American cuisine with contemporary culinary techniques.

Station 22 - Embraces American heritage dishes with a modern twist, located in the historic downtown.

Tips for Dining in Utah

Local Specialties: Utah is known for its Southwestern and Native American influences, so trying local specialties is a must.

Craft Beer: The state has a growing craft beer scene, with many restaurants offering local brews.

Seasonal Menus: Many Utah restaurants emphasize seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, offering unique dishes that change throughout the year.

Need to Know

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