10- It’s All About The Food Trucks
Every Thursday night you can experience some of the best street food that the city has to offer at the Startup Building. Dance around to live, local music and chow down a Smokehouse from Sweeto Burrito. (Warning: doing both at the same time is a serious choking hazard.)
9- Free Fallin’
Seven Peaks Water Park in Provo, which is the largest water park in Utah, is a must during the heat of summer. Prepare to break your vocal cords screaming all the way down the Jagged Edge or the Boomerang.
8- Nobody Celebrates the 4th Like Provo
The Stadium of Fire (largest 4th of July firework show in the nation) and the Annual Freedom Festival are Amazing. Your Fourth of July will be popping in Provo.
7- You’ll Think You’ve Died And Gone To Bicyclist Heaven
Getting around Provo has never been easier. Provoans are so committed to alternate transportation routes that they created nearly 44 miles of bicycle pathways and trails to interconnect cyclists with all the favorite city hotspots.
6- Trails And Tribulations
Once you’ve feasted on all the delicious food that Provo has to offer, go work it off hiking the Y MTN trail or the Rock Canyon Trail. Make it to the end and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the valley below.
5- Provoans Train Like Beasts
The Provo Recreation Center boasts a state of the art indoor aquatic center, a rock climbing wall and the basketball courts. Get sweating during zumba or rev up your metabolism with a Rip class.
4- Float Down The Provo River
Whether you’re into fishing for trout or tubing, the Provo River has some of the best water sport experiences. The river also has great cycling and running trails for those who just can’t take another day of spinning or running on the treadmill.
3- Provo’s The Other City By The Bay
Provo Bay off of Utah Lake provides residents with a pretty spectacular water view that the rest of the valley just simply doesn’t have. But the bay isn’t all about looks: you can fish, canoe or picnic near the marina.
2- Just Call Us The Silicon Desert
Let’s be honest, Provo is more wired in than some U.S. cities could ever hope to be. We were the third city to hook up Google Fiber and it’s home to the tech company Novell. With other tech based companies based in Utah like Ebay, Word Perfect and Adobe it’s safe to say that the region is Sillicon Valley’s little sister. Who doesn’t like free internet.
1- Cougars Are On The Prowl In Provo
While Utah doesn’t have any professional football teams, fans still rejoice about their beloved Cougars, who are part of Brigham Young University’s large athletic talent pool. The football team is known as the “Quarterback Factory”-famous alumni include Todd Christensen, Chad Lewis, Jim McMahon, Gifford Neilsen, Bart Oates, Vai Sikahema, and of course, Steve Young.