Walking down Bear Lake Boulevard, the main street in the small town of Garden City, it is easy to see why this is the ideal family vacation destination in Utah. Bear Lake Boulevard is just a few short steps away from the shores of Bear Lake, known as the Caribbean of the Rocky Mountains. Its gorgeous color is unmatchable and both parents and kids can spend hours on the lake paddle boarding, swimming, boating, and so much more!
Garden City is just a short drive from Cache National Forest and Beaver Mountain Loop. Beaver Mountain Loop is a 3.3-mile hike about 15 minutes away from Garden City that welcomes all skill levels. (For extra fun, the Loop is also open to mountain bikers!) For other hiking options of various levels of difficulty in the Bear Lake Valley, click here: https://www.visitutah.com/articles/five-best-hikes-in-bear-lake-valley/.
There are many local restaurant options to choose from in Garden City, each offering a different vibe with delicious food. Some local favorites are Cody’s Gastro Garage, Merlin’s, and Zipz. There are diverse options for cuisine, but if you want to buy groceries for your time at the lake, there is a small grocery store on this little main street available to you.
Looking for fun things to do with the family while in town? Garden City has the nostalgic Bear Lake Candy Co, the more-than-relaxing Spa at Water’s Edge, and a Surf Club all just ten steps away from each other. There are also rentals available for both the water and dry ground.
Lodging in Bear Lake is not difficult to find. At the Village Suites in Water’s Edge Resort, we have plenty of room to accommodate you and your family’s needs. Need to get some work done while your kids play? We offer free Wi-Fi in every Suite. Each suite offers an entertainment room, a kitchen, plenty of beds & bathrooms, and washing machines to keep your clothes clean during your stay.
Come to Bear Lake for your family vacation!