Planning a trip to Moab? Today I’m sharing the best restaurants in Moab! Along with fun things to do with Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point, and Canyonlands close by. Here are the best places to eat in Moab and tips for going to Arches National Park with young kids!
Where to Eat in Moab
Our Favorite Places We Have Tried:
- Fresh 2 Go
- Panini’s Plus
- Moab Rainbowls
- Quesadilla Mobilla (a little east of the park)
This place was perfect for our family! There is something for everyone!
Delicious wood-fired pizza and you need to get the cheese bread!
This was definitely my favorite place to eat! If I lived closer I would go over and over again! They are just open for breakfast and lunch but it is so worth it to make sure you come here. The food is top quality and so delicious!
Such a great place to eat as a family. The food was tasty and they have ice cream!
Graeters Ice Cream Pints are sold at City Market
I had Graeters ice cream when I was in Ohio and loved it! I had no idea they sold pints and was so excited to see that they had it at this grocery store. It’s super yummy!
Other Great Places:
(Recommended by a local and friends who’ve been to Moab.)
Sweet Cravings Bakery + Bistro
Fun Things to do in Moab (with a focus on going with kids)
Arches National Park
This is one of the most popular national parks because it is STUNNING! It’s unique with its red rock, arches, balanced rocks, and beautiful contrasting colors. It’s breathtaking! There are so many different hikes you can take. We went with my young kids (ages 2-11) and so we kept it simple and safe.
A few tips:
Make sure to stop at the visitors center or research ahead of time which hikes you’d like to do and which ones first. We tried to do the hardest and longest hikes earlier on in the day since it gets really hot in the summer.
Be aware the park is VERY busy most of the year so you will want to get there early in the morning to make sure you get in the park. The more popular hikes might not have enough parking space to be flexible in your plans. A few times we couldn’t find a parking spot and needed to change our plans.
Also, be sure to bring snacks and meals with you as there is nowhere to eat in the park, and if you leave you may not be able to come back due to full capacity.
Below are some of our favorite kid-friendly hikes:
- Double Arch (pictured above) This hike is really easy and fun for kids! It has a lot of shade in the afternoon.
- Delicate Arch Viewpoint Delicate Arch is a MUST SEE arch when you visit Arches National Park. But the hike right to it is hard for young kids and a little dangerous at certain points. I know other families with young kids who have safely done it but we didn’t feel comfortable doing it with 5 young kids so we went on the viewpoint hike to see Delicate Arch from a little further away and it was perfect!
- Skyline Arch
- Devil’s Garden
- Landscape Arch
- Turret Arch
- Tunnel Arch
- Pine Tree Arch
- Sand Dune Arch (pictured below) If you only go to one arch THIS is the one! Our kids had SO much fun here playing in the sand! There is a lot of shade and it’s beautiful.
This is a beautiful arch located outside of Arches National Park.
This state park offers a gorgeous view of the Colorado River.
Canyonlands National Park
Similar to Deadhorse point, here you can also find breathtaking views of the Colorado River with the beautifully carved-out landscape. Nearby are the needles which is a scenic area with colorful sandstone spires. Check out this link to look into more ideas of things to do here.
My dinosaur-loving children loved visiting Moab Giants! The best part is an easy trail with lifesize dinosaurs. The massive T-Rex was a HIT!
Enjoy your next visit to Moab!
If you have been there before please comment below and let me know what your favorite places are to eat there and your favorite things to do!
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