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Old 08-12-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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Default small quaint towns in Utah

I will be driving thru Utah soon and am looking for some small, quaint, charming, high-quality little towns to visit. Small towns with old commercial buildings, some boutiques and restaurants, old houses. Any towns you would recommend would be most helpful. The only towns thus far that have been suggested to me are Manti, Mt. Pleasant, Park City, Spring City. Do you know if these are nice small towns? Thank you.
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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Manti is growing, Mt. Pleasant is not small, Park City lost it's quaintness for what you seek long ago. It is quite large now. spring City has tried to become a small town built around artists and boutiques. I will add Parowan. it is not high quality. It has all the features you ask about, and is small. Resturants are very few, but they have them. Try Kanab as well.

Wanting high quality you would have to clarify that more. Resturants, and boutiques are also rare in a lot of small towns.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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Thank you for your response. From the few photos I could glean from the internet, Park City does look touristy, but if the town is less than 10,000(which Park City appears to be) thats not too big for me. So I will visit it. As you commented about art towns, I have noticed in my travels that attractive little towns often revolve around art or antiques. So if you know of any other towns like this, please let me know. Thank you. Bill.
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:16 PM
 
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Out near Boulder Utah you will find communites that are very small and seem to be in a time warp. Drive down or up hwy 89. that is not an interstate and the towns have remained smaller and more time warped as well. If you make it down to the southern end of the state, I can take you around to the places I know which is Beaver, Garfield, Kane, Iron and Washington counties. If it is antiques you are looking for, the locals have realized what they have. I do have one friend who has since the late 60's gone to abandoned homes, communities and even old dumps and picked up things that were discarded. His treasure trove of things is unreal. He even salvaged an authentic 1812 military uniform.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Kanab--good idea. Take the road south to Fredonia and see Big Love.

Manti used to be beautiful. My relatives come from that area. I have never gone to the Green river area but I have been to Delta. Park city used to be .... That's why I keep my memories. Hell, Provo used to be quaint.
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Manti is growing, Mt. Pleasant is not small, Park City lost it's quaintness for what you seek long ago. It is quite large now. spring City has tried to become a small town built around artists and boutiques. I will add Parowan. it is not high quality. It has all the features you ask about, and is small. Resturants are very few, but they have them. Try Kanab as well.

Wanting high quality you would have to clarify that more. Resturants, and boutiques are also rare in a lot of small towns.
How is Mt. Pleasant not small?

And I think Kanab is a great suggestion. And while Park City has (barely) less than 10,000 people, it really doesn't feel like a small town. It's very touristy, there's always thousands of visitors there, and there's a huge number of million dollar homes. The only thing that stops it from being a suburb of Salt Lake City is Parley's Canyon.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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Default Quaint towns in Utah

Try Midway near Park City. And if you get further up north, Brigham City isnt real small but still has that small town feel. Nice historic town. And up the canyon towards Logan you will find the small towns of Hyrum and Wellsville. If you are looking for antiques try the Antique Mall near Logan, it is huge and lots of treasures.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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I have a perfect recommendation for you: Springdale, Utah, which is right outside Zion National Park. It is absolutely charming, has some old houses, a nice downtown and beautiful in every way, especially in the fall!
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