Military families are constantly moving. We know from experience! While it can be exciting, it can also be stressful to start over in a new location, especially one you know nothing about. If you just PCS’d to Hill Air Force Base, or if you are scheduled to move here in the future, chances are you probably aren’t very familiar with the area. Lucky for you we have compiled a list of some of our favorite restaurants, shops, activities and attractions close to Hill Air Force Base. It doesn’t matter what you like to do in your spare time, Northern Utah has something to offer everyone!
Lagoon Amusement Park
375 North Lagoon Drive, Farmington, UT 84025
Lagoon is the perfect spot for family fun. Lagoon features over 50 rides, a water park, games, food vendors and camping. There are rides suitable for every age group. If you like to get spooked out, check out Lagoon during October for Frightmares. Active military personnel and their family members get a huge discount on single day passes, just make sure to print off the coupon from their website.
The trailhead is located just off of HWY 89 in Layton Utah. From Salt Lake City travel on I-15 North to HWY 89. Travel on HWY 89 north to Layton. Turn right on East 1200 North, then immediately turn right on Eastside Road. Near the end of Eastside Road you will see a dirt parking area. This is the trail head parking area.
This trail is stunning! If you like the outdoors, you will love this 3.8 mile hike that ends with a 40-foot waterfall. The trail is moderately difficult and begins with several switchbacks before you actually enter the canyon. Make sure to bring plenty of water. If you bring children make sure to keep an eye on them, as this trail is fairly steep and can be slightly dangerous for little ones. Dogs are welcome on this trail.
Daily Rise Coffee
1985 W. Antelope Drive, Layton, Utah 84041
We can’t live without our coffee. One of our favorite places to grab a cup of joe is Daily Rise. Locally owned and operated, Daily Rise serves up freshly roasted coffee, specialty drinks and smoothies. We love them because of their two convenient drive thru locations in Layton and Ogden.
140 W Union Ave, Farmington, UT 84025
Station Park has a little bit of everything. There are dozens of specialty and national brands to choose from including Apple, J Crew, Lululemon, Ulta, Zumiez and Pro Image Sports. If shopping gives you an appetite you can dine at one of the 26 restaurants. We suggest ParkStone Wood Kitchen or Twigs Bistro. Need to stop at the grocery store to pick up a few items? No worries, there is a Harmons conveniently located inside Station Park. You can also catch a movie at the Cinemark movie theater.
Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Island State Park is located approximately 41 miles north of Salt Lake City. Take Exit 332 off Interstate 15, then drive west on Antelope Drive to the park entrance gate.
Antelope Island is perfect for hiking, photography, picnics and exploring. It’s named after the 550-700 Bison that call it home. There are also mule deer, California big horn sheep, coyotes, badgers, bobcats, owls, hawks and falcons that reside in Antelope Island. Besides being a wonderful place to look for wildlife, Antelope Island is the best place to access the Great Salt Lake.
You have probably heard by now that Utah has the greatest snow on earth. Well, the rumors are true. Earn your ski legs at one of the Ogden Valley’s three ski resorts. In 2002 Snowbasin was chosen as the Olympic venue for the men’s and women’s downhill, super G and combined races. Nordic Valley offers the most affordable season pass in Utah. Powder Mountain, or Pow Mow as the locals affectionately call it, offers night skiing at a discounted rate. After hitting the slopes make sure to grab some hot cocoa and warm up at one of the lodges.
From Salt Lake City and points south, take I-15 northbound. Exit 341 and turn right onto UT 79/31st Street. Left on Wall Avenue to Historic 25th Street.
Once known as Notorious Two-Bit Street because of its abundance of brothels, gang violence, boot legged liquor and political drama, Historic 25th street is now bustling with artists, musicians, shoppers, diners, yogis and outdoor enthusiasts. You will find coffee shops, tattoo parlors, local restaurants, art galleries, yoga studios, bars and gift shops on this unique street in the heart of Ogden.
Roosters Brewing Co. in Layton and Ogden
748 W Heritage Park Blvd., Layton, UT 84041
253 Historic 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401
Roosters has been a staple in Northern Utah for over 20 years. The Layton location is conveniently located close to Hill Air Force Base. Roosters’ Brewmaster crafts over 26 beers, including both bottled and draft beers. The menu features a variety of pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, salads and entrées. Everyone can find something they like here.
700 N 2200 W, Layton, UT 84041
Ellison Park has 44 Acres, 1 Picnic Pavilion, 2 BBQ Grills, 1 Baseball Field (AAA), 2 Baseball Fields (Little League), 2 Basketball Courts, 2 Football Fields, 2 Playgrounds, 1 Skate Park, 7 Soccer Fields, 3 Softball Fields, 1 Splash Pad, 2 Tennis Courts, 1 Sand Volleyball Court, 1 Walking Trail (1 mile) and WiFi. We’re pretty sure you and your little ones can stay busy here. The only downside is that the park does not allow dogs.
Surf ‘N’ Swim
465 N Wasatch Dr., Layton, UT 84041
Summers in Utah can get hot! What better way to cool down than a wave pool? You can rent a tube for just $3. Aerobics classes and swim lessons are offered and lifeguards are always on duty. In the cooler months Surf ‘N’ Swim is covered by a dome so swimmers can enjoy the pool all year long.
Whether you would rather be running up a trail, flying down the slopes or sipping on a martini after a long day of shopping, the area surrounding Hill Air Force Base has something to offer you. Visit our blog Top 10 Local Restaurants in Northern Utah to find more dining destinations in Northern Utah. Or check out Local Farmers Markets in Utah to find out more about your new community.
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