Discover Davis: Utah Best of State Winners

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Congratulations to these Discover Davis businesses for winning Best of State Awards 2020. The Best of State Awards distinguish outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah, and we are so proud to recognize these winners right here in Discover Davis. 

Best of State – Attractions

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

Girl at the Stingray Tank at Seaquest

With over 20,000 feet of interactive adventure, it’s not hard to see why SeaQuest takes the award for best attraction for the second year in a row. Visitors are invited to touch, feed and interact with animals from five continents. Special VIP encounters allow kids to get up close and personal with an Asian otter, sloth, kinkajou and Crested porcupine, snorkel with stingrays, and even get a fish pedicure. Take a walk on the wild side, and visit SeaQuest!

Where: 1201 N Hill Field Rd, Layton (inside Layton Hills Mall)

Best of State – Community Theatre

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Mary Poppins at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre 401

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre is a state-of-the-art  62,000 square foot facility located just off I-15 in Centerville, Utah. Each year, CPT provides performance opportunities to more than 500 local performers who share their exceptional talents with 100,000 patrons. In addition to 2021 recognition as “Best in State” for community Theatre, CenterPoint has also recently received four Broadway World regional awards for Best Director of the Decade, Best Show of the Decade, Best Sound Design of the Decade, and Best Costumer of the Decade. Whether you attend one performance or purchase season tickets, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s talented crew is sure to sweep you off your feet. 

Where: 525 North 400 West, Centerville

Best of State – Recreation/Activity Facility

Lagoon Amusement Park

Cannibal at Lagoon

Utahns have been flocking to Lagoon since 1886. Through all the generations, laughs and thrills, the park has been host to unforgettable summer days, roller-coaster highs, legendary performances and so much more. As the largest family-owned amusement park in the U.S., Lagoon features more than 50 rides including 10 thrilling roller coasters, historic Pioneer Village, Lagoon-A-Beach waterpark, and a Kiddie Land section for the youngest park visitors. The still-operating wooden roller coaster is the fourth oldest in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Where: 375 Lagoon Drive, Farmington

Best of State – Restaurants

Italian: Sicilia Mia 

Sicilia Mia best in state
Photo: Sicilia Mia/Facebook

Serving up ingredients so fresh you’ll think your Nonna made it, it’s no surprise that Sicilia Mia tops the Best of State list for Italian restaurants. Bringing true Italian/Sicilian cuisine to Davis, enjoy their signature tableside flaming wheel of cheese or caprese made with Utah tomatoes and house mozzarella while enjoying the casual family atmosphere. 

Where: 895 W E Promontory, Farmington

Thai: 99 Thai Fusion Restaurant 


Winner four years in a row, 99 Thai Fusion brings authentic Thai cuisine to Davis. This unique cuisine balances sweet, salty, spicy and sour to perfection. 99 Thai Fusion’s delectable dishes include Chicken Satay, Lobster Curry, Pho, Tom Kha Gai, Pad Thai and so much more. 

Where: 768 W 1425 N, Layton

Western Barbecue: Holy Smoke BBQ and Grill  

Holy Smoke BBQ
Photo: Andrew Jonathan/Holy Smoke Facebook

This Western-themed BBQ joint dishes up ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sampler platter with a bountiful offering of sauces and sides. Check out the daily specials and full menu on their website!

Where: 855 N Heritage Park Blvd, Layton 

A complete list of winners can be found at