What is there to do on BYU campus?
There are many things to do at BYU for students, families, visitors and the public. From cultural events to museums, movies, and even star shows in the planetarium…there are plenty of things that make BYU campus worth exploring.
Be sure to check back often and watch our calendar of events for more boredom busting ideas!
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Looking for a great place to hang out with family and friends? Big Springs is a close and convenient escape from the heat and the city. This place is perfect when you have a couple of hours to burn in the evening or on a Saturday. The Big Spring Hollow Trail is located up Provo Canyon. To get to the trail, drive up Provo Canyon 6 miles and turn right at Vivian Park. From there, drive 3.2 miles and you will see a sign on the left side of the road that reads “National Forest Access.” Turn right at the sign and follow the road a couple...read more
Sammy’s Pie Shakes If you like pie and milkshakes (and let’s admit it who doesn’t?) then look no further. At Sammy’s in Provo, home of the famous pie shake, the best item on the menu is exactly the delicacy that it sounds like. When making a pie shake a delicious piece of pie is added to the wondrous blend of ice cream and milk to form the utterly irresistible nectar of the gods. And to top it all off those little pieces of liquid heaven are buy on get one free every Tuesday! Squeeze this in between a drink during Sonic’s 2-4...read more
A New Generation of Laser Tag Do you remember the last time you played laser tag? Maybe you were at Laser Assault or Nickel City, trying to navigate a glowing labyrinth while unusually maneuverable children relentlessly attacked you from all sides and techno music pounded in your ears. You paid somewhere around five to ten dollars and the game was over in less than thirty minutes. If you’re looking for a change of pace in your laser-oriented entertainment, Frontline Tactical Action Games (T.A.G. – get it?) puts a unique spin on laser tag...read more
If you feel like being active and outdoors this summer, you need to find a longboard and cruise down the Provo Canyon trail. The Provo Canyon is unique in its beauty and its slight downhill attracts many to coast down and enjoy all the different scenic views. It is a rare circumstance to have such a beautiful canyon trail 5 minutes from your home. The great thing about this trail is that it is suited for all. It isn’t very steep and you are able to control your own pace. While riding down the canyon at speeds from 5-15 mph, you get to enjoy...read more
If you want to impress a date with a unique, delicious, (and quite affordable) eating experience, try the Spice Grill in downtown Provo. While it is an Indian restaurant and features the type of Eastern Indian food that one would expect, there is another section of their menu that may surprise you: Hamburgers. The Spice Grill burger in particular is among the best burgers you may ever taste. With toppings of mild Indian spices, noodles, vegetables, and a mint mixture that resembles guacamole, it is unlike anything you have eaten before....read more
Are you looking for a truly new and international food experience? The Banana Leaf, which features cuisine from Singapore and Sri Lanka, is probably your best bet if you really are trying to experience new cuisine. The restaurant is located at 409 N University Ave in Provo. It’s a converted house that sticks out prominently with a red-paint exterior. Once inside, however, it has a feel which much more closely represents the regions of the world from which the cuisine comes. The menu is good sized and you should expect to pay...read more
Looking for something new to do on a Wednesday or Saturday night when it’s not BYU Basketball Season? Think you’d like to learn a fun new skill that doesn’t involve you swinging around on a ropes course? Interested in having a way to meet new people while still being able to enjoy time with friends? You may be interested in a visit to the Provo Country Dance club. It’s a great way for both experienced dancers and those who have never danced at all to come together and enjoy good music and a great time. The dance club operates from 9:00...read more
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a great burger joint. It has a unique feel that is fun and makes you feel at home similar to Sammy’s and the Malt Shoppe. It is located in Orem by the University Mall, and even on a Friday night it is never too busy that you won’t get fast service. As you enter the doors, there is a line formed by boxes upon boxes of potatoes. The interesting thing is that these potatoes are used to make the fries. They get them delivered from the potato state itself, Idaho. As you continue on through the line you come to a...read more
ME Crepes is a great option for dessert in Provo if you get tired of frozen yogurt. It was started by a BYU college student who grew up in the Provo area and got the idea while on a study abroad in France. ME Crepes has a variety of dessert crepes as well as several different savory crepes if you are interested in a good meal. If you make it early enough to the store you can also have one of their breakfast crepes. ME Crepes puts on a monthly contest where they ask their customers to design their dream crepe, whichever person designs the crepe...read more
My Korean friends often say, “When you go to a Korean restaurant, try their kimchi first. If it is good kimchi, you can know for sure that it is a good restaurant.” And that is what Fusion Asia Grill offers you, very tasty kimchi and other fresh-made yummy Korean dishes. Being Asian, I am quite picky when it comes to “Asian food.” I have been to so many Korean/Asian restaurants inside and outside of Utah and, surprisingly, I approve of Fusion Asia Grill. For those who love spicy food, like I do, this is definitely the place...read more