Only 3 more days until Thanksgiving! I confess that usually I'm not a big fan of Thanksgiving but this year I am like a giddy school. Turkey! Family! Football!

This is the season to express thanks and today I'll share what I am thankful for in Utah Valley. But before I do that, let me tell you about our Thanksgiving giveaway on Instagram. Follow @visitutahvalley on Instagram and post a picture of what you're thankful for using the hashtags #visitutahvalley and #wherehappyhappens for a chance to win a $100 Macey's giftcard. You have until November 27th to enter. Good luck!

1. Fall Colors

The author posing in front of colorful trees 

I love Utah Valley in the fall! It is so colorful (not to mention, totally compatible with my coloring)! I love to take a drive through the Alpine Loop or Hobble Creek and enjoy all the orange and yellow trees.

2. BYU

BYU's library 

I am thankful for where I go to school. It's a great university and it has offered me many fantastic opportunities. And don't forget BYU Football! 

3. Festivals

Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork 

During the warmer months, there is basically a festival every weekend. That means there is always something to do in Utah Valley. My favorites are the Payson Scottish Festival, Strawberry Days, and the Festival of Colors.

4. Mountains

Mount Timp 

I kind of have a love affair with Mount Timpanogos. It just looks so magnificent, especially from my apartment window. Although I am too much of a wimp to climb it, I love looking at it from a distance. 

5. Provo Rooftop Concerts

 Rooftop Concert

I had never gone to a rooftop concert until this past summer, but better late than never! It is so great that we have a vibrant growing music scene here in Utah Valley!

6. Sodalicious


My 7:45am Wednesday ritual. I pull up, get my By Common Consent (with Dr. Pepper) and sugar cookie, and happiness ensues.

Have happy and safe Thanksgiving! And don't forget to enter our Instagram giveaway!