24 February 2021
Discover Davis Spring Break Outdoor Activity Ideas
Discover Davis is the perfect location for your spring break getaway. Here in Utah’s Amusement Capital, you’ll discover the ultimate playground, with six amusement centers including the famous Lagoon Amusement Park, plus hiking and wildlife watching at Antelope Island State Park, exceptional shopping at Station Park and Bountiful Town Square, 10 golf courses, and over 500 miles of hiking and biking trails just waiting to be explored. Add 400 restaurants and 22 hotels to choose from, and you have everything you need for an amazing spring break.
So if you’re looking for staycation ideas for your kids’ spring break, or visiting Davis County from nearby and want to make a long weekend of it, we have a great list of Spring Break outdoor activity ideas for you!
Visit Antelope Island State Park
Spring break is a great time to visit Antelope Island. With wildlife actively roaming the park and campgrounds, you’re almost guaranteed to catch a glimpse of the island’s iconic bison and other wildlife. It’s also a fantastic time for hiking and biking. Bring your own bikes or try eBiking, with a rental or tour from Antelope eBikes. Be sure to check the Antelope Island website for current conditions, as no-see-ums may make an early appearance if the weather warms up.
The Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center is open daily and camping is allowed in designated areas at Bridger Bay Campground, White Rock Bay Campground and Lady Finger Campground. Spring break and weekend reservations are recommended!
Lagoon Amusement Park
From roller coasters to entertainment, there’s something for everyone at Lagoon! As the largest family-owned amusement park in the U.S., Lagoon has been thrilling Utah families since 1886, boasting over 50 rides, historic Pioneer Village plus games, food, fun and gifts. Visit www.lagoonpark.com for opening day information, current conditions, operating hours and pricing. Be sure to look into stay and play packages at nearby hotels and at the Lagoon RV park and campground.
Spend the Afternoon at Bountiful Town Square
The opening of Bountiful’s new Ice Ribbon this winter created a space where families could ice skate, enjoy a Fizz, and spend time outdoors together. The fun continues off the ice this spring as the path opens up for roller skating and blading, walking and strollers. This spring the path is open to all with multiple access openings around the ribbon. After, head over to Bountiful Main Street to browse the cute shops and grab a bite to eat.
Hiking and Biking
Is there a better way to spend a beautiful spring day than exploring a new trail? With over 500 miles of paved and unpaved trails, there’s a hike in Davis for every skill level.
Explore a variety of trails, such as the popular Mueller Park to Elephant Rock, a moderate 2.85-mile (each way) trail that traverses across the mountain and leads to incredible views of the Wasatch Valley. Adventurous hiking families may want to trek the non-maintained Farmington Sunset Trail, a moderate 2.8-mile hike at 5,244-feet elevation. Wild Rose Trail is a beautiful, family-friendly hike leading to stunning views of Great Salt Lake, with a fun park at the trailhead and a covered pavilion perfect for a pre- or post-hike picnic.
Other popular trails include the waterfall hike to Adams Canyon, Antelope Island’s Frary Peak and Buffalo Point, Bonneville Shoreline, Parrish Creek, and the paved Legacy Parkway Trail for biking and hiking. Fruit Loops Mountain Bike Park features trails for beginner to advanced riders. Check trail conditions prior to heading out on mountain trails, as they may still have ice or snow and spikes may be required. Request a free Discover Davis trail map or click here for detailed maps of each trail.
Hit the Greens
With nine public golf courses and one private country club, there are plenty of options for novice and accomplished players. Book a tee time at your favorite course or explore one new to you. Each course has great views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains and several are highly ranked in Utah and in national golf publications. With 10 golf courses to choose from, it’s a great way to spend a spring break day.
Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
Spanning 4,400 acres of wetland habitat along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is a wonderful place to explore with the family. The wetlands provide nesting and feeding areas for over 250 species of birds, resulting in over 4 million feathered visitors each year. A boarded walkway loops for 1.3 miles around much of the preserve, creating a flat walking path ideal for all ages. Along the boardwalk, you’ll find several educational exhibits offering lessons about the Great Salt Lake’s birdlife, habitats, and the need to protect this important area. Fresh air, exercise and (don’t tell the kids!) a great way to sneak in a little learning over spring break, too!
Shopping at Station Park
Visiting Station Park is more than just stores – it’s an experience in itself! This open-air shopping center features more than 100 shops and restaurants, from nationally branded to locally owned. A great place to spend the day outdoors, with something for everyone in the family. Be sure to watch the beautiful fountain show, designed by the same hydro-engineering wizards who built the famed Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas. It’s a dazzling end to a visit to Station Park — and one more reason to #DiscoverDavis!
Play Outdoors at an Amusement Center
Boondocks Fun Center in Kaysville is a fun way to blow off some steam during your spring break staycation. Outdoor activities include mini-golf, go-karts and water bumper cars. Cherry Hill’s waterpark doesn’t open until summer but you can still enjoy a round of mini-golf during limited hours over spring break.
Discover Davis RV Parks and campsites are perfect for your spring break getaway and are located near popular destinations – the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island State Park, and two of Davis County’s most popular amusement parks, Lagoon and Cherry Hill. Learn more.
Jensen Nature Park
Featuring a duck pond, bridge, paved walking trails, pavilions and picnic tables, this 20-acre suburban oasis is the perfect place to get some fresh air and take a stroll, go fishing or birdwatching, have a picnic, walk the dogs, or just relax and enjoy the view. Bonus tip: Stick around for the spectacular sunset.
There are several community ponds throughout Davis for fishing or just spending some peaceful time by the water. Bountiful Pond, Farmington Pond, Jensen Nature Park, Andy Adams and Hobbs Reservoir are some of the most popular. A current fishing license is required, and please be mindful of the two-fish limit.
Hill Aerospace Museum
Located on 30 acres in the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Hill Aerospace features dozens of aircraft displayed in the outdoor airpark, for a combined dose of fresh air and history.