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Pork Belly's Eatery & Catering Co | 12 Utah Staycations

We hadn’t heard of Pork Belly’s before and we have to say, it was DANG good. Not only dang good, but the service was SUPER fast. With 5 adults and 9 kids, they were able to bring out a large amount of food in excellent timing. Also, the food was REALLy good. We had everything for BLT sandwiches, to salads to ribs. All of it was tasty and so filling. Anyone else's kids eat vasts amounts of sugar? The one time we let them be alone on a "Big Kid" table and this is the aftermath. (FACEPALM + PARENT FAIL.)

Parowan Cafe Cinnamon Rolls | 12 Utah Staycations

Parowan Cafe is family owned and is home of the “original” cinnamon rolls. Parowan is known for their cinnamon rolls and you can find them all over. They have raisin and plain. This cafe is so stinkin cute! Parowan is definitely going to be our “pit stop” next time we are passing through. Also, they were so sweet to offer everyone BOGO FREE cinnamon rolls when you mention The Salt Project! #THESALTPROJECT when you go! YES! Go grab one and let us know what you think.​​​​

Parowan Dinosaur Tracks | 12 Utah Staycations

Harmony said I should stop at Parowan Gap on our way out of town from Cedar City. So we did of course. But first, I searched The Salt Project for her post about it so I could make sure I didn't miss anything. I thought the Gap was just the petroglyph, but it turns out a bunch of dinosaurs roamed this valley millions of years ago and left some prints in the mud and now you can find them plastered all over rocks. If I'm being honest, I never in a million years would have even noticed the prints, but

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs | 12 Utah Staycations

We pull up, after Harmony's suggestion that we visit, but before reading her post about Parowan Gap, and my first thought was, "we came all this way for a petroglyph"? Well, I jumped on the blog, luckily I had just enough service to see her post and discovered there was WAY more than meets the eye. As we walked through the canyon there were dozens of petroglyphs. I was inspiring and humbling to see these ancient writing all over the rocks. I was totally geeking out actually. This is the first one, but just wait... This place is like an

Hike Thor's Hideout in Thunderbird Gardens | Thor's Lookout | 12 Utah Staycations

Thor's Hideout is a new trail located in the Thunderbird Garden in beautiful Cedar City! It’s part of the new Thunderbird Gardens, literally tucked on the east side of Cedar City. Cedar Sports told us it's a cool place to go mountain biking, but we decided to try hiking it. The trail is 1.3 miles one way and with the word “Hideout” we knew it was for us! Plus...there's a bonus! We hiked the extra .3 miles to Thor's Lookout and there's a big surprise there! Scroll to see it below! Thunderbird Garden is a trailhead for mountain biking, OHV

Park Place Eatery | 12 Utah Staycations

After doing Thor’s Hideout & Lookout hike, we decided to grab a slightly lighter, late, dinner. While I’ve been to the Park Place (ahem) a few times, I was pretty excited to share this local gem with Stephanie and her crew. I knew they would die over the Crepes. I knew you WOULD also love the crepes! I mean, they look amazing and smell amazing too. Best party. They ARRE FREAKING AMAZING. The kids quickly INHALED it all. We tried the Berries & Cream, The Lemon and Sugar (my personal favorite) while Stephanie's Favorite was the Cinnamon and Sugar. The

Nature Hills Farm | 12 Utah Staycations

Nature Hills Farm is a sweet little farm in Cedar City that's family owned and open to the public! We took a self-guided tour around the property. Perfect little pit stop on our way out of town from Cedar City.​ The only drawback is that our GPS took us through the smallest tunnel known to man. I was seriously having a panic attack as we drove through it.​

Frontier Homestead State Park | 12 Utah Staycations

Cedar City has a deep pioneer history, much of which is my husband’s heritage, so it’s always fun to show the kids their ancestors. We headed to the Frontier Homestead State Park a mile away from our hotel. We've actually written about the Frontier Homestead State Park in the past and we are so very excited to show it again! The museum has all sorts of community events and SO much to offer visitors and locals! One of the highlights is making the rag dolls! (Usually an activity for large groups and community events.) Such a quick and easy craft

Cedar City's Farmers Market | 12 Utah Staycations

Right outside of The El Rey Inn & Suites is the local Farmers Market of Cedar City. It’s open every Saturday and tucked away in a super cute spot of the parking lot. We loved the small town vibe and all the local produce. It was so charming. I would have totally had a picnic there. Be sure to say Hi to Heather at Nature Hills Farm and The Honey Guy! Random, there’s a traveling Axe company called The Hatch Ax Games that was there too. It was super fun!​​​​​​

Coal Creek Canyon Trail & Park | Cedar Sports | 12 Utah Staycations

We were super excited to partner up with the El Rey Inn & Suites & Visit Cedar City to show off all of Cedar City’s downtown! One of the highlights of our trip was biking through downtown. Cedar Sports is a 3 minute walk from the hotel, so it's super convenient. Many bike shops don’t have bikes for our littlest people, so we brought their bikes along with us. Luckily, their tiny bikes fit in the cars. Since we had a bunch of tiny babies, one of us drove them to the park and waited for the bikers. There’s something
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