Close to my Hometown
Collected by Erin C. Johnson
Although I live in a small suburb of Salt Lake City, I love its proximity to various activities. Within 30 minutes to 5 hours I can go hiking, skiing, camping, rock climbing, dancing, out to a nice dinner, boating, etc.
677 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
This place is awesome. If you are looking for free pool and wi-fi during the day, go there. If your looking for bar food and beer it's great for that too. And you can do all that and watch movies in their private cinema, which shows movies old and...
Snowbird, Holladay Cottonwood, UT 84092, USA
Experience Utah’s famous powder in its natural, untamed state. The Snowcat Skiing for Nature program at Snowbird is a guided opportunity for expert skiers to explore avalanche terrain in the Mary Ellen, lower Mineral Basin and Miller Hill areas...
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
This place has fantastic exhibitions about first peoples, the unique geography of the Great Salt Lake, and even dinosaurs. Perfect for history geeks and dinosaur lovers (I'm both). They also have sweet family activities, like sleepovers and movie...
Oljato-Monument Valley, UT 84536, USA
Past the "No Public Allowed" signs, our Navajo guide granted us special permission to access the backcountry of the Navajo Nation reservation in Monument Valley, Utah. This access afforded us beautiful views that are rarely seen by the general...
150 W 100 N, Midway, UT 84049, USA
Ever wanted to be an ice fairy? Here's your chance to be a queen! Walk through your very own ice castle. Open every winter, for 10 dollars and under you can be entertained by fire dancers, get a picture with a princess and explore a winter...
Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, USA
Wake up to the smells of campfire and a pine forest. There are a lot of hiking trails in the area, wildlife, gorgeous mountain views, and family fun. Not into "roughing it"? Facilities include flushing toilets and fresh water. Car camping at its...
472 5300 W, Hurricane, UT 84737, USA
If you are used to beach surfing, try wake surfing at Quail Creek State Park. The water is mild in the summer months and a great way to escape the Southern Utah heat. Enjoy desert views from the boat, try your hand at fishing, or brave the water...
4385 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Sandy, UT 84092, USA
Looking for some great hikes? Look no further! Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon isn't just well-known for its ski resorts. Hiking is a favorite local past time. Bring plenty of water and watch out for rattlesnakes. If you're lucky you might just...
American Fork Canyon, Utah 84004, USA
A local favorite past time is to drive up the canyon on the weekend to see the fall leaves. I highly recommend American Fork Canyon for the variety of fall foliage, accessibility by vehicle, and proximity to small town Utah. Fall in Utah is a...
Uinta National Forest, Utah, USA
Want to disappear? Enjoy backpacking and fishing away from the crowds? Then visit the Uinta National Forest. In the fall, you might run into a few hunters and their horses. You may also experience crazy thunderstorms combined with snow. It's all...
614 N 18150 W, Cedar Valley, UT 84013, USA
Follow I-15 to the tiny city of Santaquin, then head West on Hwy 141 to see what Utah looked like when the first pioneers came out west. There are a few small towns along the way, with a lot of friendly faces. You might even get in touch with the...
3800 Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, USA
There are plenty of swimming holes in and around Salt Lake City – some natural, like the Great Salt Lake, and some artificial, like the Seven Peaks Waterpark. Antelope Island, in the middle of the lake and accessible by a drivable seven-mile...
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
This beautifully-designed library is very open and spacious and very well lit, since it's basically made of windows. There are several cafes and small shops in the lobby. There are free Wi-Fi and power outlets available throughout the building and...
301 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Many of SLC’s festivals and civic events cater to families. The Living Traditions Festival (May 16-18), is a celebration of traditional ethnic and folk arts presented by the SLC Arts Council, while the Utah Arts Festival is a 4-day event held the...
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
There’s only one event that commands more attention than a good dump of powder, and that’s Robert Redford’s annual Sundance Film Festival. Sundance attracts nearly 50,000 attendees each year, and premieres feature, documentary, and independent...
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