Orem is a city in Utah's Wasatch Range.

21 things to do

All Places United States Utah

La Quinta Inn & Suites

This relatively modern, pet-friendly hotel will please most fans of chain hotels, offering amenities like free wireless internet, large and clean rooms, a basic breakfast, free newspaper, exercise facilities, indoor pool, and basic cable. For the price the rooms are of a higher quality than might be expected, but light sleepers beware: soundproofing was clearly not a consideration when the hotel was built, and even moderately noisy neighbors will keep you up at night.

Provo Canyon

A scenic drive leads you from Provo/Orem to Heber and is especially beautiful in the autumn when the leaves turn colors. The Provo River runs parallel to the road (good for flyfishing). Stops along the way include Bridal Veil Falls, Sundance Resort, and a trail leading to Timpanogos Caves. There are plenty of great places in the canyon for hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, jogging, and much more.

DO   —  Map

University Mall

This mall includes a large number stores including Deseret Books, Mr. Mac, Eddie Bauer's, Macy's, and See's Chocolates. There is also an art gallery (UVU Woodbury Gallery), a theater (Hale Center), and a branch of the Orem Library.

BUY   —  University Parkway


Brazilian grill. Slightly pricey but well worth it, as the food is good and the experience is fun. Waitpersons frequently stop at the table to offer a sampling of grilled meats and other foods (including grilled pineapple!).

EAT   —  Center Street

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

Annual event held during the late summer that features storytellers from around the nation. Tickets should be purchased in advance (online or by phone). The festival also holds a "Midwinter" conference in February.

Towne Place Suites

Right off the 800 N exit from I-15, near grocery store if you want to make use of the kitchen facilities. Says it's "Blocks from UVU" but really it's more like 2.5 miles. Can arrange airport shuttle to SLC.

Coney's Frozen Custard

Hotdogs and frozen custard. Chocolate, vanilla, and custard flavor of the day (check the website to see what is when). Cyclones, shakes, sundaes, and loads of toppings.

Orem Parkway

This shopping center includes an LDS Distribution Center, Deseret Books, Emergency Essentials, KneeShorts, Shepherd's Cake and Candy Supply, and so on.

BUY   —  University Parkway

SCERA Center for the Arts

Stage and movie theater, as well as the home of the Orem Heritage Museum. The SCERA Shell provides an outdoor venue for many events.


A small bakery offering a variety of breads and desserts. Tasty sandwiches are made to order there as well.

EAT   —  Map

Orem Historical Sites Tour

A historical sites tour booklet can be downloaded from the Orem city website.

SEE   —  Map

Chef's Table

Best fine dining in Utah County, according to the Daily Herald.

EAT   —  State Street

Nielsen's Grove

Park and self-guided historical museum of Danish immigrant.

Orem Heritage Museum

Artifacts and memorabilia from the history of Orem.

Goodwood Barbeque

Offers a variety of slow-cooked, barbequed entrees.

EAT   —  Map

Juice 'n Java

Café serving coffee, juice & muffins. Free wifi.


Serves soft-serve frozen custard cones.

EAT   —  University Parkway

UVU Woodbury Art Museum

UVU student and faculty art exhibits.

Hale Center Theater

Excellent theater in the round.

DO   —  +1 801-226-8600 —  225 W 400 N

Pebbles in My Pocket

Scrapbook supply.

BUY   —  State Street

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