Travelers may automatically think of Salt Lake City when considering a visit to Utah. However, if spectacular scenery, cozy eateries and rich history are your travel goals, then Provo deserves a spot on your itinerary, too. Set in the verdant Utah valley, the Provo area was home to the indigenous Ute tribe before the arrival of Mormon leaders who chose the spot for their first colony beyond Salt Lake. Now, the city is known for Brigham Young University, a proximity to the mountains of Sundance Resort and the careful preservation of many local historic sites.
It turns out this place is pretty photogenic, too. We took to Instagram for a tour of the most photo-worthy spots in and around Provo. Take a look!
Big Springs Park
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Black Sheep Cafe
Bridal Veil Falls
Provo City Center Temple
This temple of the Church of Latter-Day Saints is a major landmark in Provo. While non-members can't go inside, visitors say the grounds make a beautiful place to walk, explore and admire the architecture.
Local artisans sell gifts and home goods at Here, a community space which hosts regular crafting nights and art workshops. Beyond the shop's quaint exterior, you'll find an abundance of photographable trinkets.
Station 22 Cafe
Sundance Mountain Resort
In the '70s, film icon Robert Redforddeveloped this stunning swath of land about 15 miles from Provo proper, now known for its eponymous institute and film fest. Book a zip line tour, and see the place from above.
BYU Museum of Paleontology
This Mexican snack shop dishes out classic cultural treats like flan, churros and cheese-coated corn. Their colorful drinks -- including one served inside a pineapple -- will brighten up your followers' feeds. Cheers to Provo!
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- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.