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Moab is most famous for its stunning desert landscape and red rock formations. But you can expect much more than that. With the diversity of travelers passing through, or of those who have chosen to call this play home, much from a variety of cultures has been brought here. You can enjoy everything from what you would expect from a small-town US city, but don’t be surprised to find a South African-run restaurant to a Vietnamese fusion spot that offers excellent late-night performances.


The Best Shopping In Downtown Moab

Moab may be more famous for its surrounding natural beauty, but there is still plenty to enjoy inside the little town of Moab. Here are some of the best shopping centers in this little desert city.

Moab Made

This is a modern art shop located in the center of Moab. All the items for sale here are locally crafted. You can take a little piece of the Moab of the community home with you.

  • Address - 82 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532

This is a gift shop that sports handcrafted Native American jewelry and pottery, as well as southwestern decor at a great price.

  • Address - 70 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532

Indigo Alley

This chic boutique offers trendy, elegant, and unique clothing and shoes at great prices. This is a great location for a day of fashionable shopping.

  • Address - 77 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532

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The Best Dining In Downtown Moab

Moab has a great selection of restaurants with a surprising diversity of flavors. Expect your classic American favorites as well as flavors from across the world.

Moab Garage Co

This American-style cafe and diner offer a great and comfortable dining experience with a range of options. They are vegetarian-friendly, gluten-free options too which makes this a welcoming dining local.

  • Address - 78 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2303
  • Contact - (435)554-8467
  • Cost - $
  • Must-Try - BLT, and Burrito
  • Breakfast Menu
  • Lunch Menu

98 Center Moab

Part dining experience part nightlife, 98 Center Moab offers a Vietnamese-style dining experience with great food. In the evening they welcome in local performers and open up a great drink selection.

  • Address - 98 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532-2445
  • Contact - (435)355-0098
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Vietnamese nachos with pulled pork
  • Menu

Hidden Cuisine

Offering an international dining experience, Hidden Cuisine prides itself on offering healthy and delicious meals. They do brunch and breakfast as well as dinner and offer up a fantastic selection of wine and beer.

  • Address - 2740 S Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532-3443
  • Contact - (435)259-7711
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Shrimp Curry
  • Menu

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The Best Nightlife In Downtown Moab

Moab’s nightlife is dominated by local bars and live music but also offers various outdoor theaters and dining experiences that allow you to truly enjoy both the culture and nature of Moab.

Moab Backyard Theater

Beneath a cottonwood tree, the performances at Moab Backyard Theater are always unique. Just a short walk from Moab’s main street, you can enjoy shows and something to eat at a great cost.

  • Address - 56 West 100 South, Moab (next to Zax Restaurant)
  • Website

Canyonlands by Night and Day

This theater is located just two miles north of the city, so it is quick and easy to reach. Enjoy shows beneath the stars while you are served a Dutch cowboy-style meal.

  • Address - 1861 N Hwy 191, Moab (North of the Colorado River bridge)
  • Website

Best-Rated Hotels To Book In Downtown Moab

Moab has a mix o hotel and motel options as it is a popular destination for travelers. Here are some of the best available to choose from.

Higher End Hotels ($200 or More): Comfort Suites Moab Near Arches National Park

Located close to Arches Park, this Comfort Suites Hotel offers a luxury paired with convenience. It is also close to locations such as St Pius X Catholic Church (0.2 mi) and The Overlook Gallery (0.4 mi) which can be reached easily by foot.

  • Per Night Cost - $218-$242
  • Address - 400 North Main Street, Moab, UT 84532-2127
  • Contact - Trip.com
  • Customer Rating - 4.5
  • Hotel Class - 2.5
  • Bonus Amenities - Free Breakfast, Pool

Hyatt Place Moab

Scenically located atop the stunning red rock Moab is famous for, the Hyatt Place Moab offers a convenient location and one of the more aesthetic swimming and lounging areas.

  • Per Night Cost - $204
  • Address - 890 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2187
  • Contact - Trip.com
  • Customer Rating - 4.5
  • Hotel Class - 3
  • Bonus Amenities - Free Breakfast, Pool

Moab Springs Ranch

Moab Springs Ranch is a privately operated hotel near the red rock cliffside. This hotel offers natural springs and a meadow area that creates a beautiful oasis.

  • Per Night Cost - $304-$324
  • Address - 1266 N Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532-2047
  • Contact - Moab Springs Ranch Website, (435) 259-7891
  • Customer Rating - 5
  • Hotel Class - n/a
  • Bonus Amenities - Pool, hiking area, BBQ Facilities, Coffee Shop

Budget Hotels ($199 or Less): Adventure Inn & Motel

Adventure Inn and & Motel is dedicated to offering an and affordable while comfortable experience during your exciting stay in Moab.

  • Per Night Cost - $130-$139
  • Address - 512 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2129
  • Contact - Trip.com
  • Customer Rating - 4.5
  • Hotel Class - 2
  • Bonus Amenities - Free breakfast, BBQ Facilities

Inca Inn

Their motto is to “offer more for less” and they do so by offering free continental breakfast and well maintained swimming pool. The latter is hard to find for Inca Inn’s price per night.

  • Per Night Cost - $136-$155
  • Address - 570 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2129
  • Contact - Trip.com
  • Customer Rating - 4.5
  • Hotel Class - 2
  • Bonus Amenities - Free breakfast, Pool