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Summer’s here, and that means planning vacations for the whole family to enjoy. If you live in the great state of Utah, you know that there are many summer staycation ideas nearby, but we think one of the most enjoyable places to visit is Midway. From hiking the beautiful mountains to swimming in the geothermal springs, there are plenty of things to do in Midway to keep your whole family entertained. Here are a few ideas for your next summer staycation.

Some of the Best Thing to Do in Midway, Utah

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Splash Around at The Crater

Did you know there’s a geothermal spring in Midway where you can take the family swimming? Known as The Crater, this incredibly unique 10,000-year-old spring is surrounded by a large volcanic-shaped limestone rock. If you’re looking for things to do in Midway, Utah, The Crater definitely packs a punch. Many people are surprised to know that there are actually quite a few things you can do once you’re inside The Crater. Simply soak in the relaxing mineral water in the floating hot tub, or swim a few laps around inside.

If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving or snorkeling, the Crater is the perfect place to start. As the only warm scuba diving destination in the continental U.S., The Crater provides a safe, comfortable place to test the waters with snorkeling or scuba diving gear. For something truly unique, sign up for a paddleboard yoga class for the ultimate relaxation.

And when it’s time to dry off, self-guided tours are available to learn more about the geology, archaeology, and history of The Crater in Utah.

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Hike Till Your Heart’s Content

Tucked back behind the Wasatch Front mountains, Midway is surrounded by beautiful mountains with plenty of hiking opportunities for both beginners and those looking for more of a challenge. Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • Cascade Springs – This casual trail, part of which is paved, is less than two miles long and is an excellent option for families. While on the trail, you’ll see stunning mountain views, the beautiful Cascade Springs, and maybe even some wildlife. Located just a 20-minute drive from Midway, Cascade Springs is a great hiking adventure for anyone.
  • Pittsburg Lake Trail – If you’re looking for more of a challenge in the mountains, Pittsburg Lake Trail is a great option. A little over three miles long, it’ll take you out to Pittsburg Lake and back while you enjoy looking at rivers, a waterfall, and the beautiful lake. While camping and fishing are popular activities around the lake, you’ll still find solitude on this beautiful hike.

While these are just a few options, there are plenty of trails to find that are perfect for your staycation.

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Taste the Local Flavor

One of our favorite things to do in Midway is to visit the local farmers market. This summer staycation idea gives you access to some incredible local food and helps you meet and connect with locals in the area. Every Saturday from June through October, the Midway Farmers Market is open, selling fresh produce and handcrafted goods from local artisans. Swing by Midway Town Square at 200 West Main Street in Midway to get a taste of everything Midway offers. It’s a fun, relaxing Saturday morning activity that the whole family will love!

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Relax at the Resort Pool

Sometimes all you need is a lazy day by the pool. As one of the only Midway Utah resorts with an outdoor pool, Zermatt is the perfect place to have a relaxing soak or simply lounge poolside in the summer. We’ve got plenty of amenities that appeal to anyone, including an indoor/outdoor swim-through pool and hot tubs. There are also poolside decks inside and outside to enjoy even on a rainy day, and the indoor pool features a beautiful sky mosaic that changes colors throughout the evening. No matter what time of year you visit Zermatt, you’re bound to thoroughly enjoy time spent by our pool.

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Plan a Spa Day

If spending time at a luxurious spa is on your list of things to do in Midway, Utah, look no further than The Spa at Zermatt. As a full-service spa in Midway, we’ve got a variety of services that are perfect for relaxing, resetting, and helping you look your best. Book an hour-long Fjord Oxygenating Facial or a Warm Bamboo Massage. We also offer CBD Massages and Leg Revival Treatments. Are you looking for the full-blown royal treatment? Consider our Body Scrub with Bora Bora Sand or enjoy an Express N’Refresh Manicure. Our professional and welcoming staff is ready to care for you and help make your day extra relaxing at Zermatt.

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Enjoy the Local Eats

There’s no shortage of places to eat in Midway and the surrounding area. Eating at some of the local Midway restaurants gives you a taste of the popular culture and food in the Wasatch Back. Grab a Japaleño Bacon Burger at Lola’s Street Kitchen or share some fondue at the rustic Blue Boar Inn. Enjoy traditional American food at Heirloom Common or savor a perfectly-cooked steak at Z’s Restaurant at Zermatt. We’ve got other delicious restaurants at Zermatt for you to enjoy, too, such as the Lobby Lounge and the Bakery. If you’re up for venturing out, there’s a whole world of restaurants in Park City to experience not far off. No matter where you go, you’ll find there’s no shortage of food in The Heber Valley.

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Book Your Staycation at Zermatt

When you book your summer staycation at Zermatt, you’ll experience both adventure and luxury. Not only is Zermatt a great place to experience a summer staycation, but it’s the perfect year-round getaway that’s just a short drive from the Wasatch Front. Whether you’re up for outdoor adventures or prefer to spend your days soaking in the pool, you’ll have the best of both worlds at Zermatt. Our Swiss-inspired architecture will give you a unique, unforgettable experience compared to other Midway hotels. Book your next mountain staycation at Zermatt today!