Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What Fun Things to Do in Utah County Should You Try?

There’s no doubt that Provo and the rest of Utah County are littered with great things to do. So, when you’re looking for fun things to do in Utah County, what should you put atop your list? Luckily for you, we know what the best attractions and activities are in the area, and we can help guide you to an amazingly fun time! So, where are all the fun things to do in Utah County? Check it out.

Are you looking for the most incredible experiences the Provo area has to offer? Then, you’ve come to the right place! Here at historic Hines Mansion, we know you want to have the most incredible visit when you’re here. That’s why we’re offering our Vacation Guide for free! We guarantee that, when you use our guide, you’ll have the best trip to Provo you’ve ever had!

The Top Fun Things to Do in Utah County

There are many great things to do in the area. Here, we’ll cover our favorites that we think you’ll enjoy. For more great things to do, check out our Things to Do Page, too!

  • Mount Timpanogos - There’s no better view than Mt. Timpanogos! This is a great hike and photo opportunity, as well! Check out Mt. Timpanogos Park, too!

  • Hiking - There are a plethora of great hikes in the area that are perfect for the outdoors enthusiasts and casual hikers alike. You’ll love the views and fresh air, too!

  • Museums - Thanks to Brigham Young University, there are some really wonderful museums and art galleries in the area. Check out our guide to the best of them!

  • Ziplining - For the adrenaline rush seekers, ziplining is one of the most thrilling things to do in Utah County. See the magnificent views and get a rush at Adventure Zipline or High Country Adventure.

  • Events - Utah County is home to some really fun events you won’t want to miss! Check out The Spring Festival, the Timpanogos Music Festival, summer Movies in the Park, or the Utah Lake Festival.

  • Shopping - For some, shopping is an essential component to a vacation or trip to the Utah Valley. There’s a veritable cornucopia of shopping opportunities you don’t want to skip!

  • Horseback Riding - Hiking isn’t the only way to see the beautiful views of the Utah Valley! You’ll love the feeling of adventure on horseback at these ranches and tours!

  • Seven Peaks Waterpark - Cool off from the summer sun at Seven Peaks Waterpark! There’s not much that’s more fun than a waterpark in the summertime!

After a Full Day, Come Relax With Us

When you’ve had all the fun there is to have in your adventure around Utah County, come kick off your shoes and stay a while at the historic Hines Mansion. Our comfortable rooms and signature breakfasts will make you feel right at home. So, browse our available rooms and see for yourself the kind of quality you can afford during your next trip to Provo. And, if you need more ideas to construct your vacation plan, then download our free Vacation Guide today!

Friday, January 20, 2017

You will Love the Vibes at the Timpanogos Music Festival

The Utah Valley’s freshest music festival is gearing up for another year! At the Timpanogos Music Festival, you’ll hear the best up-and-coming artists across a range of genres. From folk to alt-rock to pop, there’s something for everyone with a pulse on new music. So, plan a trip to Provo for this one. You’re going to love the Timpanogos Music Festival!

Are you looking for the most incredible experiences Provo, UT, has to offer? Then, you’ve come to the right place. Here at historic Hines Mansion, we consider ourselves experts on everything Provo. So, download our free Vacation Guide and see for yourself how amazing your visit to Provo can be.

Dance and Sing at the Timpanogos Music Festival

At the Timpanogos Music Festival, you’ll see and hear only the best local and regional bands. Are you a fan of folk? Alt-rock? Blues? No problem! The 30+ artists each bring it in their own unique style. And, you’ll love the chance to interact with new music and explore different genres. Plus, some of the area's finest restaurants and businesses sponsor the entire weekend. Feast on pizza from Pyro Maniacs Pizza, barbecue from Charlie Boy’s Pit BBQ, Hawaiian-style food from Uncle Bobby’s food truck, and more!

ALT 101.9 presents the festival, and is supported by the City of Orem, the Utah Music Association, Wicked Audio, and more. You’ll love hearing bands like Former Tides, The Moth & The Flame, Zella Day, Monarch, and Grizfolk. So, whether you love great local music or recognize the bands from elsewhere, you don’t want to miss out!

When and Where

The Timpanogos Music Festival takes place at the Brent Brown Ballpark on the last weekend of August. So, be sure to get your tickets ahead of time! You don’t want to miss out!

Festival Rules to Consider:

Everyone entering the venue must have a ticket or pay at the gate.

For their well-being, we discourage infants and babes-in-arms.

Re-entry is permitted.

No weapons or firearms.

No glass.

Bags/Backpacks/Purses are permitted but will be subject to security search.

No pets allowed – service animals only.

No smoking or e-cigs permitted.

Outside food is not permitted.

Alcohol or liquids are not permitted.

No professional audio, video, or photography equipment.

Handheld umbrellas only. No beach umbrellas.

Skateboards in the venue are not permitted.

No coolers.

Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted but not in the immediate stage area.

Security reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone at their discretion.

The Festival is rain or shine.

No refunds.

At the End of a Long Festival Day, Come Relax With Us

When you’re all rocked out from the great music at the Timpanogos Music Festival, come crash with us in our comfortable, luxurious bed and breakfast. Here at historic Hines Mansion, you’ll feel right at home in our beautiful rooms. Plus, no place else will cook you as incredible of a breakfast the next morning as we will. And, you’ll need it after a long day at the festival! So, check out our available rooms and see for yourself the kind of quality you can afford. Then, contact us today to reserve your stay! We are eager to accommodate you!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Take a Hike on the Best Hikes in Provo

There’s no question that the surrounding topography around Provo furnishes some incredible vistas and outdoor activities. For some, taking these hikes in Provo is the focal point of a trip to Provo. For others, it may not be so clear. Use this as a guide, of sorts, both for the expert hiker and the novice alike. And, when you’re out there appreciating the beauty of these trails, you can look down and around and take with you a new perspective on Provo.

Take these experiences with you and more when you download our free Vacation Guide! Here at historic Hines Mansion, we consider ourselves the experts on everything Provo. So, take an adventure on us and see for yourself how great of a trip your time in the area can be!

Hit the Trail: the Best Hikes in Provo

Mount Timpanogos Trail from Aspen GroveTake this gorgeous trail from the Aspen Grove trailhead and climb 7,000 feet to the exhilarating peak. This hike is a steep one, and it is rated as hard and not recommended for a novice hiker.

Squaw Peak TrailThe Squaw Peak Trail is one of the most popular trails in the area with dramatic rock faces and a hike through a wooded hillside. You’ll see incredible views of Squaw Peak. This hike, in particular, is gorgeous during the fall after the aspens have turned bright gold.

Bridal Veil Falls TrailThis easy trail features the 607-foot double-cataract waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls. The gentle gradient gains only 150 feet over 1.3 miles, and it’s only a short way out of town. You’ll love the view, and you can bring your dog!

The “Y” Mountain TrailThe “Y” Trail is a paved trail going up Y Mountain. You’ll find that it’s well-lit, and that it’s very popular with college students. Savor the wonderful views of the Provo area and Utah Lake.

Rock Canyon TrailThe out-and-back trail is one of the more popular trails in the area. It’s a moderate hike at about 5.6 miles. There is an elevation change of 1,630 feet, so you’ll work up a sweat. The trail is open year-round and is dog-friendly. So, this trail makes a nice moderate trek for any hiker.

Buffalo Peak TrailThis short hike is only about one-mile roundtrip, making it the perfect family hike. It’s a popular hike for young families as it is well-marked and not too difficult. There is one overlook with gorgeous views and a relatively easy summit.

Kick Off Your Shoes After a Long Hike

At the end of a long day spent on the best hikes in Provo, there’s no better feeling than collapsing onto a comfortable bed and kicking off those hiking boots. Here at Hines Mansion, we expect nothing less. In fact, we encourage it! So, come relax with us and find the comfortable luxury your trip deserves. Don’t go roughing it up in the mountains when you can rest in one of our cozy beds! Check out our available rooms, then contact us to book your stay!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What You Need to Know About Visiting Mt. Timpanogos Park

If you love the prospect of spending quality time outdoors during your visit to the city of Provo, you’ll love Mt. Timpanogos Park. With multiple ways to enjoy the park, you’ll find that it is a great place to make a pit stop or spend the entire day! Here’s what you should know when visiting Mt. Timpanogos Park.

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Wide Open Spaces Greet You at Mt. Timpanogos Park

When you come to the beautiful Provo, UT, area, all around you are gorgeous peaks and scenery. Mt. Timpanogos Park is just one of the many great opportunities to get outside and take it all in. So, what does the park have to offer?

To locals, the park may look familiar. Previously Orem’s Canyon Park, Mt. Timpanogos Park is the product of a $2.8 million update. After a 15-year planning period, the 44-acre park took a quick two years to complete. No doubt, renaming the park was a top priority. In order to distinguish the park from the many other parks in the area, removing the word “canyon” from the park’s name was essential. The park features six pavilion-tent sites, ten picnic sites, six bathrooms, and an all-weather “hosting” site. All around the park, splendid vistas will wow you.

Wonderful Ways to Use the Park

You’ll love the many ways to enjoy the park and its space to stretch out. Spending some time at the Mt. Timpanogos Park during your visit to the Provo area is a must for anyone looking for a relaxing time. Here are some suggestions.

  • Plan a barbecue! The park features pavilions with built-in braziers just for the sake of delicious burgers and dogs.

  • Go for a walk or jog on the beautiful trails within the park! What better way to soak up the sun than to take a stroll at the foot of the mountains.

  • Enjoy the water! With access to the Provo River, you’ll want to at least go check out the beauty the river has to offer.

  • Come out for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival! Hear amazing stories from some of the best, hand-picked professional storytellers in the country. Celebrate the art of storytelling!

Just a Short Drive from the Best Place to Stay in Provo

Whether you’ve come to the area for a college visit, for a vacation, or for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the historic Hines Mansion will make you feel right at home. Our comfortable luxury will relax you like no place else, so check out our available rooms! We are eager to accommodate you, so contact us today to book your stay! And, if you need more great ideas for ways to spend your time while you’re here, then download our FREE Vacation Guide!