Monday, January 9, 2017
- Salt Lake Connect Pass. This pass has SOOOO many awesome places included that you can visit! Go to their site and check it out.
- Pass of all Passes Includes a lot of other fun thing like Seven Peaks Water Parks and University athletics. Check it out on their site.
- One last note, sign up for Groupon SLC because they often have these passes or other great discounts on activities in SLC. (Just to be straightforward, the links here to Groupon ARE referral links which means if you sign up using my link, I get $10 in Groupon bucks.)
What is it? A ski resort
My Experience with it: My family never skied growing up, but we did have a summer time share at Snowbird. So, for most of my growing up years I spent a week in the summer staying in the Iron Blossom Lodge at Snowbird. Which pretty much makes me an expert, well except for the part where I had no clue what was going on at that SKI RESORT during the winter. LOL. I have skied a few times with my husband and kids as an adult. But we had not done a real ski trip in Utah. When we visit Utah, almost all our time is spend visiting family. So, we had not skied much in Utah with our kids. Last Christmas (like a month ago), Wes (my husband) had the week before Christmas off work so we took the kids to Utah, but decided this time we were going to spend the first 3-4 days of our 9 days there at Snowbird skiing as a family. So we stayed at the Cliff Lodge and were able to ski and figure out the winter part of Snowbird. It just makes me love it even more.
Where is it? Up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
What can you do there and what does it cost? There is so much to do there-ski, swim (if you're staying there), play in the arcade, hang out at the snowbird center, hike, ride the tram! Some of it is free (If you want to hike in the summer, just drive up, find a parking spot and start hiking), but much of it costs money (skiing!). Check out their website for more details.
What is it? A park with a pond in the middle, lots of picnic areas, a couple playgrounds, and tons of grass!
My Experience with it: I grew up not far from Sugar House park and spent lots of time sledding and playing in this park. I've been to many a picnic in the covered shelters. It is a big park with lots of meeting places.
Where is it? 1330 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
What can you do there and what does it cost? You can sled, play in the park, go for a walk or meet up with friends. It is a fun park, but really it's just a park...and it's FREE!
- The Museum of Ancient Life (Part of this museum is a cool Dinosaur museum! A favorite for kids)
- Ashton Gardens (Seasonal openings for this garden)
- Museum of Natural Curiosity (Basically like a hands on Children's museum. Also a kid Favorite)
- Farm Country (Basically a working farm where kids can ride ponies, milk a cow or feed animals. My kids liked this outdoor activity in the warm summer,)
- Mammoth Movie Screens (3D huge Imax type theater where they play National Geographic-type movies.)
- Golf Course
- MegaPlex Theater
- This is the Place Park (It is a Pioneer site with old time activities, shows, and even live animals. My sister works at the livery stable so you might even see her there if you're lucky!)
- Hogle Zoo (I grew up going to this zoo. Make sure to get the obligatory picture at the lion drinking fountain!)
- U of U (University of Utah). #GoUtes! When I was a kid, my dad was in school at the University of Utah and we lived in family housing on campus. I lived there until I was 8 years old. So, I have often said I grew up on the campus. Later I went to the U and got my degree in Theater education. I include it on this list because walking or biking this campus was the most fun as a kid! Plus there are tons of collegiate sports and excellent college theater as well as a professional theater on campus. AND there are tons of kids camps and programs throughout the year and especially during the summer. Check out Youtheater where I worked for several summers during college! Great summer program for kid to experience theater!
- Discovery Gateway A hands on children's museum
- Clark Planetarium I love planetariums and this one is big! And fun!
- Lagoon Utah's amusement park! As a kid I thought it was a half step below Disneyland. As an adult I can say it is not to that level, but it is certainly fun! And it is full of great roller coasters! Which I love!
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