On our trip to Bryce, we stayed in the nearby town of Panguitch. It is tiny. A small farming community, it is innundated with tourists for much of the year. All the motels are older and dated, but we still had to make reservations months in advance. Very few stores or restaurants were open, but it was fun to walk around. We popped into the thrift store (mostly because it was open!) and the nice ladies working there were telling us how in the early days of Panguitch, there was a brick factory, and workers were paid partially in bricks to build their homes! I found that fascinating.
At any rate, for a town with not much going on, there was sure a lot to look at.