Welcome to Utah, by far one of my favorite states. I especially love Moab. I like that when you are going south you can see the beautiful snow top Rocky Mountains on your left and the gorgeous Red Rock on your right. If you are an outdoor adventurer, this is the place for you. They have hiking, fishing, biking, horse back riding, atv/off roading and river rafting. I know you can find that every where, but I personally fell in love with the red rock. I spent the majority of my time in Bryce Canyon, and only a short time in Moab. I can't say for sure because I didn't get to spend a lot of time in Moab, but I think Moab has a little more to offer in regards to food and shopping. Both places though offer great outdoors adventures and views.