Located in the Cache Valley of northern Utah, Logan is the ultimate one-stop-shop for an incredible getaway as part of your tour of the region’s national parks. Whether you’re traveling solo, with a partner, or have the whole family in tow, the wide range of things to do in Logan, Utah, will ensure everyone has a phenomenal weekend. Enjoy everything from exceptional dining to outdoor excursions to world-class live entertainment when you visit. Follow along for a vacation you’ll be talking about for years to come.
This story was created in partnership with Explore Logan and the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.
Day 1: Logan Canyon Dashboard Tour
Depending which direction you’re coming from, you may arrive in Logan by driving along the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway. The 43-mile route is one of the most scenic roads in the state of Utah and you could easily spend the whole day exploring along the winding byway. In classic road trip style, give yourself plenty of time to pull over at scenic overlooks and trailheads. A dashboard tour of the staggeringly beautiful Logan Canyon will give you plenty of inspiration for the days to come.
Day 2: Explore for the Season
Dedicate one full day to getting outdoors in Cache Valley. After all, it’s one of the best things to do in Logan, Utah. Every season has its own unique offering of outdoor activities, so there’s always an adventure to be had year-round.
Summer is perfect for water activities. Several lakes speckle the region and make the perfect spots for all things water sports. Canoe, kayak, or standup paddle board the refreshing waters. Try a fishing excursion at Sportsman’s Paradise at White Ranch.
Fall is a fantastic season for hiking, when temperatures are milder and the aspen and maple trees change colors. Generally drier than the spring, fall is a great time to explore the gorgeous landscape by renting horses or off-road vehicles or zipping down a mountain biking trail. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife from birds to moose to bighorn sheep.
In the chilly winter months, Beaver Mountain Ski Resort and Cherry Peak Resort provide ample opportunities to ski, snowboard and snow tube down the Utah slopes. Get your heart racing on a snowmobile rented from a local outfitter like Beaver Creek Lodge.
Spring is full of fun festivals to explore like the Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous in March with cowboy poetry, tall tales, music, workshops, dances and more. You’ll love Baby Animal Days in April at the American West Heritage Center where you can pet chicks, lambs, piglets, bunnies, and dozens more animals and jump into an entire outdoor festival of living history at the same time. It’s a blast.
Day 3: Dining & Culture
While Cache Valley’s natural beauty is showstopping, indoor activities are one of the most enriching things to do in Logan, Utah. From museums to live entertainment to spectacular dining, there are plenty of things to do that don’t require watching the weather forecast.
Stay fueled for adventures at Logan’s favorite foodie fixtures. For breakfast bites, head to Angie’s Diner or Herm’s Inn or try an original creation from Johnny O’s Spudnuts where they’re serving light and fluffy versions of the fried and glazed classic. Logan has tons of great lunch spots including diners, Mexican spots, burger joints, Indian food, and pizza places. For a meal to remember, book a table at Le Nonne Ristorante Italiano or Elements Restaurant at Riverwoods. Top it all off with ice cream from Utah State University’s Aggie Creamery, where they’ve been making it commercially for 100 years.
Last but not least, let’s talk about Logan’s live entertainment scene. Musicians, thespians, and entertainers put on shows in Logan year-round, so take advantage of the town’s thriving arts scene. Noteworthy productions from ballet to opera to Broadway regularly grace the stages at the historic Lyric, Utah and Ellen Eccles theatres. In the summer, music festivals and concerts are a way of life.
If you’re looking for a Utah getaway that has it all and then some, look no further than Logan and Cache Valley.