5 Fun Things to Do in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is a beautiful destination that has many places to see and things to do. The area is especially popular with those who like to enjoy outdoor activities. The following list can give you some ideas on fun things to do while in Salt Lake City.
Natural History Museum of Utah
The Natural History Museum of Utah is a fun place to visit for all ages. This museum has over 5,000 artifacts on display, including many local paleontology exhibits. The Backyard is a space designed specifically for young children so they can experience hands-on learning of Utah's history.
The Red Butte Gardens
Visiting Red Butte Gardens, which is located next to the Natural History Museum of Utah, gives you access to beautiful walking trails and plenty of flowers and other plant-life. This garden and arboretum has over 21 acres of developed gardens for year-round viewing. Those who love blooming plants will appreciate the 450,000 bulbs that bloom in the spring. From Avis, “Home to a beautiful botanical garden as well as outdoor summer concerts, Red Butte Gardens is a serene place to spend an hour or two while in town. The gardens are situated just behind the University of Utah campus, so you can explore the school or take off on a nearby hike while in the area”
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Utah has some amazing parks and outdoor recreation opportunities with Big Cottonwood Canyon being one of the most popular according to Tripadvisor. This wilderness region is found in the Wasatch Mountains which is only a short drive from the city center. While visiting the canyon you can hike, picnic, see local wildlife, or go fishing. This beautiful area is a fun place to visit no matter time of year you're in Utah.
If you're looking for a relaxed way to enjoy an afternoon with the family, check out Smith's Ballpark. This minor league baseball stadium hosts games frequently in the spring, summer, and fall. The park is clean and spacious making it ideal for those who have young children and are seeking a casual way to spend a few hours outdoors. The park has snacks on-site, so you don't have to worry about going hungry. Tickets for the games are affordable, and the stadium is easy to locate. Some have even called it the best place to see baseball. Plus, there is plenty of reasonably priced parking in the area.
The Tracy Aviary
A visit to the Tracy Aviary will be enjoyable for children and adults. This aviary is the oldest in the United States and has long been providing visitors with educational programs and information on bird conservation. While at the aviary you can see over 130 species of birds. They also have feeding programs where you can feed several different types of birds including pelicans.
While in Utah, come visit us in the West Valley Fitness Center, located in beautiful Centennial Park. Remember: a family that kicks together sticks together.