Thursday, August 24, 2017

How to Celebrate Halloween in Provo This Year

As the ghosts and ghouls prepare their yearly tradition of spooking the streets of Provo, now is the time for you to plan your Fall trip to Provo. One of the most popular times of year for a visit is during Halloween in Provo. There are many fun events and activities going on to celebrate the holiday, covering a wide range of interests. From half marathons to masquerade balls, you don’t want to skip out on these fun ways to celebrate. Here’s how you should celebrate Halloween in Provo!

Halloween is just one way to celebrate the Fall in Provo this year! For the best activity ideas for your time here, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! At Hines Mansion, we want you to have the very best visit to the Provo area possible. That’s why we offer our recommendations to you completely free! Download it today!

Great Ghoulish Activities for Your Halloween in Provo

Halloween Cruise | October 2-31, 2017

Come see spooky Halloween decorations along the Provo River on this boo-worthy boat ride! More than 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns reflect in the water for a scary scene while your guide sends chills up your spine with scary ghost stories.

The Haunted Half | October 28, 2017

Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume for this half-marathon, 5K, and Kid’s Run. This is a great way to get outside, have some fun, and get your blood pumping! Register for the race.

Halloween Carnival | October 31, 2017

Bring the kids for this family-friendly city celebration of Halloween! Wander down Trick or Treat Street and Spook Alley. Play fun carnival games, laser tag, and more!

Pumpkin Walk (in Orem) | October 27, 2017

Head over to the nearby city of Orem for a wonderland of pumpkins and Fall glory. There you’ll find pumpkins decorated, carved, and painted for the chance to win cash prizes. This is a relaxing way to enjoy the Fall festivities!

Less Spooky Ways to Enjoy the Season

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

At McCoards Provo Corn Maze, there’s tons of fun just waiting to be had! They have activities like a corn maze, zipline, zombie paintball patrol, hayrides, and, of course, a U-Pick pumpkin patch. You won’t run out of fun when you go to McCoard’s Provo Corn Maze!

Go For a Scenic Hike

There’s no question that the surrounding topography around Provo furnishes some incredible vistas and outdoor activities. But, did you know that hiking in the Fall rewards you with some of the most beautiful views all year? You’ll see beautiful colors, leaves, views, and more!

Plan Your Halloween Getaway to Provo

With all these fun ways to celebrate Halloween in Provo right at your fingertips, there’s no doubt you’ll have a great time here! To really put your visit above the rest, be sure to stay at the historic Hines Mansion! Our spacious and beautiful rooms are well-equipped to receive you whether you’re in a costume or not. So, browse our availability and see for yourself how wonderful a stay with us can be. Then, contact us today to book your spooky stay!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Celebrate Fall at a Pumpkin Patch in Provo

Fall in Provo is a fun time of year every year! With fun festivals, cooler temperatures, and beautiful Fall foliage, there’s fun for everyone in the Fall. One of the best ways to welcome the season is at a pumpkin patch in Provo. There are a few in the area you should plan on seeing while you’re here, and a few just a short drive away. Come celebrate the Fall season at a pumpkin patch in Provo! You’re in for a real treat!

Looking for fun things to do this Fall during your visit to Provo? Download the free Vacation Guide from Hines Mansion! Our guide is full of great ideas for your time in Provo ranging from things to do, places to eat, and sights to see. You’re going to love your time here!

Which Pumpkin Patch in Provo Should You Consider

McCoard’s Provo Corn Maze | Provo, UT | (801) 377-2477

At McCoards Provo Corn Maze, there’s tons of fun just waiting to be had! They have activities like a corn maze, zipline, zombie paintball patrol, hayrides, and, of course, a U-Pick pumpkin patch. You won’t run out of fun when you go to McCoard’s Provo Corn Maze.

Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns | Springville, UT | (801) 420-2574

Find the perfect pumpkin, starting at just $2 per pumpkin by size. At Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns, you get more than just pumpkins! With a petting zoo, straw mazes, a corn pile, corn maze, and pumpkin pavilion for picnics, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your time here! Just a short drive away in Springville, it’s the perfect day trip for your and your family.

The Pumpkin Patch | Orem, UT |

With locally grown pumpkins and fall decor from a family farm in Orem, you’ll enjoy free Halloween hayrides, pumpkins, fall fun, and more at The Pumpkin Patch. Just north of Provo in Orem, you’ll be close to all the great things to do in Provo, too!

Hee Haw Farms & Corn Maze | Lindon, UT | (801) 368--0255

At Hee Haw Farms in Lindon, you’ll enjoy Pick-Your-Own pumpkins, hayrides, a petting farm, pony rides, a corn maze, and The Haunted Hayride. Kids will love the giant slide, animal train, the corn box, and more! It may be a little further away than the others, but the attractions at Hee Haw Farms & Corn Maze are certainly worth it!

Plan Your Fall Trip to Provo Today

When you plan your trip to Provo in the Fall, be sure to stop by a pumpkin patch in Provo! It’s a great way to celebrate Fall in Utah! In addition to these great Fall activities, be sure to take advantage of the great things to do in our free Vacation Guide. Then, when you’re ready to book your Provo getaway, check out the beautiful and historic Hines Mansion. Our rooms are spacious and ready for your Utah getaway. Plus, our breakfast is to die for, served hot daily during your time with us. Contact us today to book your getaway to Provo!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Enjoy a Day of Fun at Seven Peaks Waterpark in Provo

Where do you go when you need a break from summer’s heat? Don’t settle for going home and cranking up the air conditioning, come out to Seven Peaks Waterpark in Provo! You’ll love the exciting atmosphere offered in this fun-soaked water park. No matter how old or young you are, whether you’re coming as a family or a large group, the best place to cool off is Seven Peaks Waterpark in Provo.

Splash Into Fun at Seven Peaks Waterpark in Provo

There’s a pool, slide, or attraction for visitors for of any age here at Seven Peaks Water Park. So, if you’re ready to splash into a good time, take a look at some of the fun that the water park offers!

Visitors simply looking to cool off will love the waterfalls at Cascade Falls. Of course, if you need the relaxation that only a hot tub offers, take a dip in the Hot Springs! Kids will love Tadpole Pond, Adventure Bay, and Tykes Peak, all of which offer great attractions like kiddie slides and shallow pools.

Step up the excitement at any of the park’s medium thrill-level attractions, like Flash Flood or Mudslide Gorge, an exciting tube slide. Don’t miss Avalanche either, a speedy slide that pits you against other riders!

The park’s most daring visitors love any of these four adrenaline pumping attractions: Boomerang, Free Fall, Jagged Edge, and the six-story tall Skybreaker! You won’t find this much heart-pounding fun anywhere else in Provo.

Ticket Prices and Visiting

Play for a day or keep coming back with an annual membership - the choice is up to you. If you think that one trip won’t be enough, then an annual membership is what you need. For the same price as a day pass, you can get your fill of water park fun for the entire season. More information about ticket pricing can be found online.

For more information about the water park, its hours, calendar, and other Seven Peaks water parks and fun centers (including locations in Salt Lake City and Lehi), visit them online or call (801) 377-4386.

Seven Peaks Waterpark Provo is located at 1330 East 300 North, Provo, UT 84606.

Dry Off and Relax in Provo’s Best Accommodations

Water parks and theme parks can be exhausting. At the end of the day, there’s nothing quite like relaxing in a spacious and comfortable room at Hines Mansion. The historic Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast offers guests a wonderful stay in one of Provo’s most beautiful buildings while featuring plenty of modern amenities. Stay in any one of our nine guest rooms, and enjoy features like a queen-size bed, a jetted whirlpool tub that can fit two, and all the privacy you need for a quiet escape. Thanks to our convenient location, you’ll be only minutes away from the best attractions in Provo, including BYU museums, Rock Canyon, Y Mountain, and much more. Download our free Provo vacation guide. Then, contact us today to book your next getaway at Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

3 Great Things to Do in Provo at Night You Do Not Want to Skip

Many folks equate the city of Provo with the surrounding Wasatch Mountains and outdoor adventure. And, while that might be a worthy equation, a visit to Provo where hiking and outdoor activities are the only activity would be missing a lot that the city has to offer. There are plenty of things to do during both the day and the evening while you’re here. But, it’s these great things to do in Provo at night that will really complete your day. From restaurants to museums to theatres, a trip to our area just isn’t complete without these fantastic things to do in Provo at night.

When you’re looking for fantastic things to do in Provo at night or just in general, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! Here at Hines Mansion, we want you to have the very best Provo experience. You can trust our recommendations to lead you to a special vacation here.

3 Things to Do in Provo at Night

Plan a Date Night

Dinner followed by a great dessert is always a great date, whether it’s your first date or your 50th. But don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill meal! Mix it up and head to Bombay House for the best Indian food in Provo. Their award-winning menu includes dishes like Lamb Coconut Kurma, Chicken Tandoori, and more. Follow up dinner with a sweet treat, and head to Waffle Love! The name says it all – Belgian waffles, topped and stuffed with everything from bananas and strawberries, to Nutella and cream cheese. Or, try The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe, where you’ll find artisan desserts, including their famous cupcakes, cookies, and steamed chocolate drinks.

See a Show

Skip the movie theatre and see a live performance from the performing arts community in Provo! The city is home to several theatres, including the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Theatre at BYU, the Covey Center for the Arts, and The Echo Theatre. No matter where you do, you can’t go wrong!

Take a Sundance Moonlight Ride

The Wasatch Mountains are mysterious and beautiful, making a Sundance Moonlight Ride a night to remember. You’ll float along under the moonlit skyscape, each ride taking 45 minutes. The ride starts at Ray’s Lift at Sundance Resort and costs $17 per adult and $15 per child (6-12). Two-packs and four-packs are available at $28 and $52, respectively.

Plan Your Trip to Provo Today

When you’re looking for the best trip to Utah, the city of Provo and the Wasatch Mountains make a strong case. And, when you’re in Provo, a stay at the historic Hines Mansions will be the highlight of your trip. Our beautiful rooms are the perfect setting for your getaway. So, browse our availability and see for yourself how incredible your escape can be! We are eager to host you, so contact us today to book your stay! And, if you need more ideas for things to do while you’re here, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide today!