What are the Best Things to Do in Orem?

The neighbor city to Provo, the City of Orem, is just as close to many of the same great attractions as Provo. Therefore, a visit to Provo is likely to include some of the best things to do in Orem, as well. From hiking to thrilling experiences to shopping and dining, Orem doesn’t lack for great ways to spend your vacation. So, what will you do first? Here are the best things to do in Orem.

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Plan on These Great Things to Do in Orem

Hiking Near Orem

If you’re able, one of the most rewarding activities in the Orem and Provo area is hiking. The Wasatch Mountains watch over the valley and give you the chance to explore the rugged terrain, beautiful views, and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Near Orem, the Mt. Timpanogos trail, though a difficult trail, is one of the most rewarding trails in the area. An easier trail that is also very rewarding is the Bridal Veil Falls trail. A 607-foot double cataract waterfall highlights an easy hike, plus the Bridal Veil Falls Park makes a great picnic spot.

For the Adrenaline Junkie

Thanks to the tumultuous terrain and natural features of the Wasatch Mountains, there are plenty of opportunities for an adrenaline rush near Orem. Adventure companies like Adventure Zipline and High Country Adventure offer zipline rides through the mountains, a thrilling activity you won’t soon forget. For a wetter adrenaline rush, whitewater rafting on the Provo River is a popular option. Through High Country Adventure and Midway Adventure Co., rafting trips ranging from easy to moderate are available for your enjoyment.   

Shopping and Dining

There are many great options for shopping and dining in the Orem and Provo area. Start out shopping at the Shops at Riverwoods in Provo for high-quality retailers, specialty stores, and boutiques. Then, move on to these other great shops. For the ideal cafe experience, head over to Joe’s Cafe in Orem for great breakfast, brunch, and lunch. For a South American flare, Asado Argentinian Grill will help you expand your horizons. And, if you’re looking for Asian food, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Japanese cuisines are all represented in Orem. Downtown Provo features some wonderful restaurants, including some prolific Italian eateries.

It’s Just the Beginning!

This is just the tip of the iceberg of great things to do in Orem and Provo. There’s plenty more where these came from. So, how will you make the most of your time in the Provo area? Here at the historic Hines Mansion, we can help you craft the best Provo visit you’ve ever had. Download our free Vacation Guide for the inside scoop on the rest of the great things to do here. And, as you’re planning your vacation, be sure to browse our beautiful rooms for your stay in Provo. We are eager to accommodate you, so contact us today to book your stay!