magnificent moab

When I think of family vacation destinations, I usually think of a resort on the beach with lots of water activities -or- a cabin in the forest with hiking trails. I don’t typically think desert, BUT this last trip to Utah has my mind changed forever

While we didn’t initially plan on staying in Moab, I am telling you I’m so glad we stopped for the week. The family and I live full time in our camper – so we are gifted with the opportunity to stay in different areas for much longer than most people. What I love about this is that we get to get to know the locals better, find hidden gems, and get a general vibe of the place. There are definitely some destinations I have been happy to roll out of but this one I already miss. 

So what’s so special about MOAB? 

Welllllll – let me tell you! Not only is it one of the top destinations for mountain biking and 4×4 riding, its super close to several geographical points of interest. These spots include Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park,  and Dead Horse Point State Park. We did Arches at sunset one evening and it was breath-taking. Photo gallery below. 

There are views everywhere you go in Moab. Like everywhere. As soon as you drive into town, you’re in the canyon. There are rock walls surrounding the whole town. Downtown is also especially adorable. The locals have taken care of their buildings and businesses. There are Jeep and 4×4 rentals, bike rentals, and adventure companies littered down the main so you won’t have trouble finding what you need. It really is family friendly: we have a 5 and a 7 year old and they had so much fun! 

You won’t go hungry: I promise. I never get to check off as many restaurants as I’d like to when we go to new towns, but the few we did eat at were top notch! My favorites from this go-around was Trailhead Public House and Eatery [get the dry rub wings and house ranch], and Canyon Pizza Co. Neither are upscale restaurants, but they are full of COMFORT and deliciousness. After a long day in the dirt, these will not disappoint you. Moab also boasts some very cute coffee houses and their own Food Truck Park, along with many many other choices. Okay, so do I have you convinced? I hope so! For a bonus I’ve listed below a few hotels and resorts you might consider staying at. If this sounds exciting but travel stresses you out, I got you boo. You can contact me anytime to use my travel agent services. Whether it’s a long road trip or a short weekend stay – I’ve got your back! 

My top picks for MOAB accommodations: 

1) Hoodoo Moab Curio Collection by Hilton 

Fine hotel stay – upper-end finishes and super sleek atmosphere for those who want total relaxation and an upscale environment. A Spa, outdoor pool, boutique, and on-site restaurant makes this accommodation a great choice. 

2) Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa

 Luxury Moab Lodging – beautiful suites and custom cabins are just the tip of the iceberg here. This resort has an upgrade to all-inclusive option: Three meals, a two-hour experience and full day access to the spa.

3) Fairfield Inn and Suites

My call for a family stay: spacious rooms, heated outdoor pool and waterfall, bike storage, and complimentary hot breakfast.  Adults and kids alike will be pleased.  

4) Comfort Suites Moab Near Arches National Park  

This one is an easy choice for a clean bed, included breakfast, heated pool, and quite close to Arches National Park entry gate.

Sound fun but have little time to get this trip in motion? Utilize my travel agent services! I can help you navigate lodging (like the fine places mentioned above), directions, rentals, and tours.  

That’s it for now… can’t wait to update this post the next time we visit! Tell me, have you visited Moab? What’s something I should try next time? 

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