By Rose Overbey
Provo
Utah
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Provo, Utah has recently received accolades from National Geographic, Forbes and "Where to Retire" magazine as a hot spot to live and play. While the recognition may be new, those who have visited Provo know this is a wonderful place because of its proximity to Utah Lake, and laid back atmosphere. EscapeWizard.com invites you to see Provo, Utah for yourself.

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The city is located on beautiful Utah Lake in Utah Valley. EscapeWizard.com suggests exploring downtown Provo first, then adventuring out to the scenic landscape that offers many outdoor activities. Even while downtown you'll be struck by the picturesque landscape which serves as a backdrop to the city.

Provo is home to Brigham Young University, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Enjoy a trip to the campus and admire the buildings set against the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains.  The Provo City Library is a must see for academics and those looking for a stunning architectural site. This building was once the home for the Brigham Young Academy and the architecture reflects its prestigious past. Today the library boosts an impressive collection of works from different time periods.
 
Next, EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Covey Center for the Arts. There's always something going on, and one of the friendly staff will be happy to show you around. From ballet, to vocal concerts, to art exhibits, the center hosts an array of arts.

After a cultural exploration of the city, EscapeWizard.com recommends exploring the scenic outdoors the Provo area offers. Best enjoyed in the summer months, a trip to the Provo River is must do activity. Fishing is a popular past time as is hiking, biking or running along the banks of the river. Utah National Forest is also a beautiful place for outdoor enthusiasts to hike, mountain bike, or catch a glimpse at wildlife in its natural habitat. If you're adventurous, hike up Mount Timpanogos. It's about a 14 miles hike round-trip, but as the second highest mountain in Utah's Wasatch Range it is well worth the views afforded at the top. It's important you travel with an experienced climber or are experienced yourself, as the trip is quiet strenuous.

A less strenuous adventure in Provo is the Seven Peaks Water Park. This is Utah's largest water park and a fun day trip for families and friends. Provo Lake is another enjoyable place to spend an afternoon boating, fishing or picnicking. Provo Canyon is also another top destination for tourists looking to take in the beauty of Provo's landscape.

EscapeWizard.com recommends a trip to Provo, Utah. The gorgeous landscape offers an incredible backdrop to enjoy your time in this city. Just click the link above and book your next trip to Provo, Utah with EscapeWizard.com.