Located just one block west of Manti Utah Temple, The Historic Manti House Inn has welcomed lodgers since 1868. Back then, the inn was a boardinghouse where many of the workers constructing the temple resided. On its second floor, the Victorian house features eight guest rooms, most named after apostles and prophets of the Mormon church, such as Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruff. At the onsite Carriage Restaurant, chefs craft down-home dishes, including country-fried steak ($10.99+) and apricot-glazed chicken ($10.99). The inn's helpful staff will gladly arrange for extra perks such as sparkling cider ($5.89), an in-suite floral bouquet ($37.10), and a 40-minute horse-drawn-carriage ride ($50/person), through the city takes travelers back in time with the old-fashioned charm of a steam-powered time machine.
Rather than mimic the creole flavors of Louisiana, cooks at Boudreaux's Bistro ship seafood and other ingredients straight from the state. They then incorporate those fixings into from-scratch dishes, from shrimp simmered in tomato creole sauce to pasta tossed with alligator sausage. Starting with New Orleans french bread, the Boudreaux’s team even puts its own spin on po’ boys, tossing in fillings such as roast beef and sliced turkey.
Cajun-spiced fries and hushpuppies can accompany main dishes, while desserts such as fried beignets coated with powdered sugar end meals on a sweet note. Each southern-fried feast unfolds inside Boudreaux’s sunny dining room, which surrounds diners with black-and-white shots of Louisiana, LSU banners, and the occasional haunting by the Spirit of Jazz.
Hearts B Rockin? Ranch unfurls across 12 acres, lined with trees and jovial with the rompings of the family dogs, cats, and potbellied pig. There, Baylee?the head instructor and an accomplished rider?rides alongside students to teach Western styles of riding. Lessons cover the basics of horsemanship, giving students saddles-on experience and information on safe interaction with, grooming, tacking, and tying the horse to prevent it from galloping away or coming into the saloon to ask for quarters to play Pac-Man. Beginning and intermediate riders start out with private lessons for one-on-one training, whereas group lessons gather like-minded, experienced equestrians.
Despite being named Best Chiropractor in 2013 by readers of the Daily Herald, Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Baker and his staff at Baker Chiropractic and Accident Rehabilitation haven't let the praise go to their heads. Instead, they've kept their noses to the grindstone, scheduling everything from adjustments and physical-therapy sessions to massages and acupuncture treatments. The range of services can help alleviate an array of injuries, including dislodged discs from slouching in one's desk and whiplash from slouching in one's demolition-derby car.
Speeding tires sear the clay track at Millard County Raceway, where the area's boldest wheelmen sprint, draft, and slide with abandon around a quarter-mile oval. Amid the omnipresent sounds of revving engines and raucous crowds, drivers such as Scott Hardman—the 2012 Superstock champion—and IMCA modified standout Bryan Wordelman regale crowds with daring turns and fearless passes. The raceway hosts breathtaking races for mini and super stock cars, thunder trucks, and IMCA modifieds.