Top 3 Favorite Things to Do in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City is probably our most regular vacation spot. Both my husband and I have family that live in the area, and it's often where our family reunions are held. But even with as much time as we've spent there, we are always finding new fun things to do. Here are the fun things we have hit up on our trip this time:

1. Temple Square

This is a must visit for us every time we are in town. We love being on the gorgeous grounds (if you go between Thanksgiving and New Years, they have the most incredible Christmas light display up and fabulous concerts). 


There are endless amounts of fun things to do on Temple Square, but some of our favorites are seeing the new free movies in the Joseph Smith Building- in the Legacy Theater, going on the elevator to the roof of the Church Office Building for an amazing view of the Salt Lake Valley, playing in the children's are on the top floor of the Church History Museum, taking a tour of the Conference Center (the artwork there is absolutely beautiful, and the kids love all the fountains), and visiting the awe inspiring Christus Statue in the North Visitor Center.

Every time I drive up to Temple Square I get a warm feeling in my heart. I'm at peace, I'm at home. I love it. 

2. City Creek Mall

This is directly across the street from Temple Square. There's tons of great shopping, restaurants and my kids love playing in the fountains. The bathrooms are clean (spotless on Temple Square as well) . I think we had to visit most of them (eye roll). The girls thought the mall maps were the funnest thing ever, as well as the visit to Chick Fil-A for lunch and the Disney Store.


3. Thanksgiving Point

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This was the first time I'd been to the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. They were beautiful! I especially loved the "I am the Light of the World" sculpture garden. They had the most gorgeous bronze statues of the life of Jesus Christ. 

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There are so many other places we love to go, but for the sake of this post getting too long, I'll just make a quick list:

Red Butte Gardens

Natural History Museum at the University of Utah Campus

Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point

Olympic Training Facility in Park City

Hogle Zoo

Storm Mountain (for hiking and picnics)

This is the Place Heritage Park

Gateway Fountains




Lion House (their rolls and raspberry butter- soooo delicious!!)

Café Rio


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