We all know that Utah is great for outdoor adventures like skiing, hiking, biking and watersports, but it also has a fantastic range of shops and boutiques, all set within stunning scenery. So whether you’re after some cute or festive home decorations or you’re planning to grab some gifts for your family and friends, there are plenty of places where you can find that special item. And don’t forget, you can always pick up a little something for yourself while you’re there.
Station Park, Farmington, UT
Located north of Salt Lake City, off I-15 you’ll find the small city of Farmington and the pretty Station Park, packed with both national and specialty stores. This outdoor mall sits in front of a beautiful mountain backdrop and features more than 100 stores, as well as restaurants and cafes. With easy access by road and rail from Salt Lake City, it can be a convenient spot to do some holiday shopping or simply peruse the shops at your leisure.
What makes this mall a little different is its town center feel, with its manicured gardens and landscaping and pretty walkways with cafes and restaurants with al fresco dining options. One highlight of Station Park is the show fountain, which features 60 foot high dancing water with music, lights and colors, making it a fun spot to entertain the kids. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a movie theater to keep the whole family entertained.
Kayenta Art Village, Ivins, UT
If you’re looking to spruce up your home decor with some unique pieces of art then look no further than Kayenta Art Village. Located in Ivins, amongst some of southern Utah’s most mesmerizing scenery, Kayenta Art Village could be the ideal place to pick up that perfect gift or treat yourself to some beautiful home decorations. It’s not just a great place for home decor shopping, it’s also a fantastic spot for relaxing and taking in the beauty of the natural surroundings.
As well as art galleries and studios with fine art, photography and gifts, there’s a walking labyrinth, a day spa, coffee shop, restaurant and a theater.
Cedar City, UT
With a picturesque historic Main Street, Cedar City is a great place to grab gifts as well as take a stroll along the historic streets. There are plenty of shops offering all kinds of goods, from books and antiques, to arts, crafts and gifts, making it a wonderful spot, whether you’re holiday shopping or simply looking for a fun day out. To keep you refreshed and fueled during your outing, there are also a number of eateries and good spots to grab a coffee or a hot chocolate both in and around the historic district.
Not far from the historic Main Street you’ll find the Southern Utah Museum of Art. This art museum on the Southern Utah University campus is free to enter and can provide a welcome break from your shopping trip or could be a good way to kick off your day exploring the picturesque city.