While Provo is known for its proximity to natural wonders along the Wasatch Front, with Mount Timpanogos towering over the county and Bridal Veil Falls just a short drive up Provo Canyon, not to mention, Utah Lake, the Provo River, Rock Canyon, and the Provo River Parkway trail, many people tend to overlook the bustling downtown area with its variety of shops and activities.

Downtown Provo is the place to be. Influenced by the local colleges Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University, the city center has a thriving district where families and business professionals can enjoy their free time.  Come check out our colorful walls, historic buildings, and vintage boutiques. Then stay for the delicious international restaurants and great entertainment like live theater, comedy shows, and karaoke. If you're looking to try any one of our 50+ restaurants in Downtown Provo, such as crowd favorites Black Sheep or Mozz, go here.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we suggest contacting each venue and inquiring about business hours, special restrictions, and safety measures.

1 - Heart and Seoul Karaoke

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This cool karaoke spot is perfect for group dates and families. 


Be brave and sing at their weekend open mic night or be relaxed and do karaoke Korean-style, with your posse in a private room.

2 - Shops on Center Street

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On Center Street, find cute boutiques, like What's Hot Clothing and Cat’s Cradle Antiques.

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Get beauty supplies and costumes at Taylor Maid, find vintage or comic books at Pioneer Book and Dragon's Keep, get all things British at B & H Pharmacy, and buy pretty potted plants at Foxglove.

3 - The Soap Factory

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

This creative hub lets you make your own soap.

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

Choose from 150+ essential oils, find a molding that fits your style, and then get carried away by the sweet smells of handmade, custom soap.

4 - Live Entertainment

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

Laugh out loud at a Dry Bar Comedy or Comedy Sportz show; or enjoy live theatre at the Covey Center.

5 - Virtual Experience

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

Put on that cool black and bulky eyewear and enter another world at this virtual reality facility.

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

This is the ultimate gaming experience of the future--you and your crew will have a blast.

6 - Fish Kiss Spa

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This is an unconventional spa (for Americans, anyway).

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Fish from the Middle East come all the way to Provo to cleanse the dead skin from our feet. This unique activity will both relax and delight!

7 - Urban Art

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

There are some great sights downtown, from historic buildings to wall murals (check out our Instagram or search #provowalls for cool ones).

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

Then, of course, there is also the stunning architecture of Provo City Center Temple and a fun photo spot across the street called kissing point.

8 - Heber Hatchets

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

Let off some steam with your favorite people at this exciting axe-throwing venue.

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

They have 9+ axe-throwing games, each with real wood targets, real axes, and real fun.

9 - Getout Games

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Find your way out of a room by solving puzzles in a group. Each room will get your adrenaline pumping as you try to escape!

Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

Some of their exciting rooms are a zombie room and an Egyptian room. Escape Key is another escape room that's pretty cool, too!

10 - The Wick Lab

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Make some unique gifts with your friends and family at the Wick Lab. You can choose three scents from over 100 to create a fragrance unique to your personal candle.

Freedom Days

Downtown Provo is also known for hosting a variety of annual events. From the Festival Latinoamericano and Freedom Days in the summer to the trick-or-treating on Center Street or Christmas Market in the fall and winter and the Downtown Provo Art Stroll year-round, you can always find something fun happening in the heart of the city. Plan your trip to Provo around one of these rad events. If you’re looking for upcoming events in Provo, or any other cities in Utah County, make sure to check out our calendar of events at utahvalley.com. 

There is enough fun and excitement in Downtown Provo to keep anyone busy for days! We hope you enjoy your time here and share with us your favorite Downtown Provo activity. For more things to do in Provo, click here and start creating your itinerary.