After months of putting in time and effort at the office, your body and mind start slowing down, telling you it’s time for a break. The best way to escape the daily grind is by taking a vacation, far from the hustle and bustle of office culture. If you’re scratching your head over choosing the ideal vacation spot, the city of Moab in the Beehive State is a favorite among vacationers, drawing millions yearly. Here’s why this scenic city should be on your vacation bucket list when you book our Downtown Moab rentals.
Top-End Vacation Rentals
One of the most crucial considerations when choosing the perfect holiday destination is the availability of quality lodging. Moab has numerous high-end vacation rentals, ideal for lone vacationers, couples, or large family or friend groups. While in Moab, look to Arches Vacation Rentals for the city’s most exquisite holiday rentals. We offer studio apartments alongside one to four-bed properties, giving you a robust list of premium properties in the heart of Moab. Our rentals feature comfortable, well-furnished living rooms, fully-stocked kitchens for easy meal preparation, cozy bedrooms with plush bedding, and stylish, functional bathrooms. All our rentals offer breathtaking views of the Moab landscape, making them perfect for a scenic getaway far from the stress of the suburbs. We have rentals in 14 neighborhoods throughout Moab, all within driving distance from the city’s attractions and thrilling activities.
Excellent Culinary Options
Enjoying a meal with family and friends is one of the best ways to bond while on vacation. Moab has over 60 eateries offering diverse menus to suit your taste buds. If you’re looking for a fantastic spot for breakfast, Sweet Cravings Bakery & Bistro, Jailhouse Café, and Café & Lounge Italiano offer sumptuous morning meals. For lunch, head to 98 Center Moab, Sultan Mediterranean Grill, or Pasta Jay’s and fill up for a mid-day boost before heading out for more thrills. If you’re vacationing with your partner, The Cowboy Grill Restaurant, The River Grill at Sorrel River Ranch, and Desert Bistro offer a romantic setting, ideal for a lovely couple’s dinner. The city’s vibrant culinary scene delivers an unforgettable dining experience that might tempt you to stay longer.
Stargazing While Staying in Our Downtown Moab Rentals
Moab’s night sky delivers a unique stargazing experience thanks to the city’s remote location. The landscape’s vast panoramic vistas and massive rock formations offer an excellent stage for nighttime views. Moab is home to three International Dark Sky Parks, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park. The Milky Way’s galactic core shines brightly in Utah between March and November, giving you one-of-a-kind views of the galaxy’s central region. Plan your stargazing tour around new moons for the best stargazing experience since the moon’s light doesn’t pollute the night sky. Carry a jacket for the chilly night, and use headlamps or flashlights with a red light setting to avoid affecting your night vision.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
A hot air balloon ride offers a distinctive vantage point, allowing you to appreciate the vastness and beauty of the landscape. The Moab Adventure Center is a popular go-to for the best hot-air balloon excursions, with tours beginning at sunrise when the air is calm. Ascend to 13,000 feet above the ground and enjoy wondrous views of the La Sal Mountain range as they cast their shadow over the busy town below. A certified, experienced pilot will take you over massive canyons and deep cliffs, with a ground crew ready to meet you at the designated landing point. Moab’s two other renowned hot-air balloon companies include Redrock Ballooning and Canyonlands Ballooning.
Mountain Bike Trails
Explore hundreds of miles of Moab’s red rocky trails on a thrilling two-wheel adventure. If you’re up for a multi-hour biking excursion, head out to Hurrah Pass, Sovereign Singletrack, or Chisholm Trail and put your biking skills to the test. The best trails for beginners include EZ Lazy Loop, North 40 Loop, Dunestone Loop, and The Edge to Topspin Loop. Hell’s Revenge OHV Trail is one of Moab’s favorite biking trails due to its technicality and 1000-foot elevation gain, offering fantastic views. For a hassle-free biking experience, rent a mountain bike at one of Moab’s bike rental shops and enjoy high-quality equipment and biking tips. The city’s most popular bike rental shops include Chile Pepper Bike Shop, Poison Spider Bicycles, and Moab Cyclery.
If you prefer exploring on four wheels, go on a sightseeing Jeep tour. Choose from several tour options, including a three-hour off-road tour courtesy of Jeep Adventure. The trip takes you past the iconic Hell’s Revenge Trail as you explore steep climbs and gorgeous overlooks with an experienced guide. Backcountry Jeep Adventure offers an 11-hour self-drive tour throughout the Moab area in an air-conditioned vehicle, allowing you to drive at your own pace as you explore the trails using maps. Moab Xtreme offers one of the most highly-rated tours of Hell’s Revenge. The excursion features a self-drive excursion in a Kawasaki Teryx 4 behind an experienced guide. Choose from a morning, afternoon, or evening tour and set off on a 2.5-hour adventure that takes you past the Colorado River, the La Sal Mountains, and Negro Bill Canyon.
There’s nothing better than an exciting skydive to get your adrenaline pumping. Skydive Moab offers thrilling tandem skydive adventures for beginners, including a 13,000-foot jump and an 8,000-foot fall. With over 20,000 tandem jumps to their name, Skydive Moab boasts an impressive safety record. All the skydiving crew have the necessary accreditation and certification, ensuring you’re in safe hands. The freefall lasts 45 to 60 seconds as you fall at 120 miles per hour before safely floating down for about 8 to 13 minutes in the parachute phase. Aside from the heart-throbbing thrill, enjoy unique views of Moab as you gently descend.
Relish the ultimate indoor and outdoor dinosaur experience at Moab’s Dinosaur Park. The dinosaur trail hosts over 100 life-sized dinos, giving you a better grasp of these ancient reptiles. For an exciting virtual underwater trip, visit the 5D prehistoric aquarium and explore some of the world’s fiercest monsters. The Dino Playground features swings, rock climbing, slides, and web equipment in a dino-themed setting, perfect for your little ones. Unleash your inner paleontologist at the dig-it-out sites as you uncover fossils in partly shaded sandboxes. After exploring a day of dino escapades, head to the Giants Cafe and enjoy a sumptuous meal. Choose from a Raptor, Triceratops, Jurassic, and Kids Menu, alongside a delightful beverage and dessert list.
Secure Your Moab Rental Today
Taking time off work is vital for maintaining overall mental and physical wellness. Vacationing is a bonafide way of letting off steam while enabling you to visit a new destination. As you ponder where to spend your next vacation, look to Moab, an Utah gem delivering unparalleled indoor and outdoor activities. Arches Vacation Rentals is a mainstay in the vacation rental space and offers the best lodging in Moab. Explore our impressive list of properties to find what’s right for your vacation needs. Our rentals feature exquisite indoor and outdoor spaces with numerous amenities, delivering comfort and convenience. Contact us today to book our Moab downtown Airbnb rentals and prepare for the adventure of your dreams.