Fun Things to do in Salt Lake City and West Valley



Whether you are Utah-born or you just moved here, there’s always something new and exciting to experience in Salt Lake City and West Valley. From exploring the great outdoors to enjoying delicious cuisine and unique cultural experiences, there's no shortage of fun things to do in the beautiful Beehive State. Here are some of the best activities to add to your itinerary: 1. Visit Temple Square - Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Temple Square is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The site includes the famous Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle, and other historic buildings that showcase the church's unique architecture and rich history. 2. Take a Hike - Salt Lake City is surrounded by stunning mountains and offers an abundance of hiking trails for all skill levels. Some of the most popular trails include Mount Olympus, Ensign Peak, and the Living Room Trail. For more seasoned hikers, the Brighton Lakes Trail offers a challenging trek that takes you to three picturesque alpine lakes. 3. Check out the Utah State Capitol - The Utah State Capitol is a beautiful piece of historical architecture that offers breathtaking views of the city and surrounding mountains. Take a guided tour to learn about the building's history and architecture, or simply stroll around the grounds and enjoy the manicured gardens and stunning views. 4. Visit the Clark Planetarium - The Clark Planetarium is a fun and educational destination that offers interactive exhibits and films about space and astronomy. Be sure to catch a show in the IMAX theater or check out the planetarium's telescope for a unique stargazing experience. 5. Experience the Olympic Legacy - Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, and you can still experience the legacy of the games today! Visit the Utah Olympic Park to see the ski jumps and bobsled tracks, or check out the Olympic Cauldron Park to see the iconic Olympic flame. 6. Indulge in ...

April R.
July 7th, 2023

This is Still the Place! Activities to Enjoy During Pioneer Days in Utah



If you’re new to Utah, Pioneer Days may seem like a holiday out of the ordinary. The beehive state has a rich history deeply rooted in pioneer heritage. Every year, the state celebrates Pioneer Days, a vibrant and lively festival commemorating the arrival of the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. While the Mormon pioneers laid the foundation for the state, the festivities on Pioneer Days celebrate all who have found their way to Utah. It’s an event for the senses, packed with parades, concerts, rodeos, and historical reenactments. Every event exudes a pioneer spirit. So, join in as we explore some of the fascinating and fun activities this unique holiday has to offer. The Days of 47 Parade! To kickstart the celebration Utahns will gather downtown for an awe-inspiring parade of brightly colored floats, marching bands, bedazzled horses, entertainers, and intricate costumes. It’s one of the oldest traditions in the United States, and a spectacle to behold! The procession begins at South Temple and State Street, runs east to 200 East, turns south to 900 South, then heads east to Liberty Park, in the center of the city. Some locals and tourists will camp along the parade route to ensure they have a prime viewing spot. If you’re not keen on camping, just arrive early in the morning, and bring your camera! The Utah Days of 47 Rodeo Utah’s wild western roots come alive again in a thrilling, adrenaline-fueled rodeo showcasing some of the most skilled athletes in the nation. You can expect to witness bull riding, barrel racing, and team roping. Watch as cowboys and cowgirls compete for the title in this iconic, western tradition. The excitement begins with family-friendly pre-rodeo activities such as pony rides, live music, mechanical bull rides, cultural exhibits, and lots of craft vendors. Head over to the rodeo grounds on July 19-22 and again on the 24th. Visit This is the Place Heritage Park This family park is open to the ...

April R.
July 6th, 2023



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Micah Harman
July 13th, 2021