Friday, May 22, 2009

What To Do



If you live in Utah or have ever visited Utah or ever plan on visiting Utah, you may be able to answer this question:

What are the most fun things to do in Utah (SLC area)? If you had family coming to town, what would you plan for them to do while they're here? (Note: said family used to live here, so tourist stuff is out. I'm thinking purely fun stuff. Kid appropriate or grown-up oriented.) Early July is the time, so think summmer stuff.

Thanks!

15 comments:

tiburon said...

I love taking people up to Park City to do the Alpine Slide.

They dig that :)

Shauna said...

I love Temple square! Park City is awesome too :)

Ben said...

I can't beleive I lived in Utah for 9 years and NEVER hiked to the top of Timp. If I could go back to Utah, I'd hike Timp for sure.

That's just one of those things you can't do elsewhere. Oooh, or go down to Zion, or Bryce. Maybe a waterpark for the kids.

We have this book full of things to do with your family in Portland. I wonder if they have something like that for Utah. IT has all the tourist traps, but lots of other unexpected surprises as well.

Jen said...

When we lived there we went to Veterans memorial pool a lot during the summer, I dont know if you have been there or not,its awesome!!! They have an awesome kids area, and water slides (plus the regular pool for adults) and its CHEAP!!! $4 for kids and adults over the age of four. Here is the website: http://www.provo.org/parks.Vet_Pool_main.html

Jeanette said...

Gateway has the area where the water shots out of the ground. Kids love it and the museum is around the corner.

Melissa said...

Tib and Jeanette stole my ideas!

So I guess I am stuck suggesting a tour of west Magna; the old smelter at Geneva and then to cool things off a bit, swimming in the great salt lake. Grab some brine shrimp while there for your bbq later that night.

If you REALLY want to impress them, you'll throw in a road trip to Salina

L. said...

I notice they're building a huge water park in front of that dead outlet mall on I-15, just north of 104 So. It will surely be open by summer, and that never fails with kids. Or adults either. In fact, if it's Jennie's family, I'll gladly go with them!

Christie said...

I love Thanksgiving Point. The Gardens, the Dino Museum, lunch at the deli, or even the free stuff is always fun. There is also a super fun and fairly easy hike to a waterfall up a canyon in PG. Or, how about a picnic and hike at Bridal Veil Falls? The Lehi pool is great too - the play area for the kids is the best!

Shawn said...

Well, we always go to Thanksgiving Pt. when I am out there visiting---the kids love it and the cupcakes there are amazing!!

Food motivates me----uh, huh.

jennie w. said...

We're definitely going to see the giant bulldozers at the Copper Mine.

tiburon said...

Hey Jennie - let me know when you are planning on heading out there. My husband knows people. People that drive the haul trucks. And the giant shovels.

SO said...

A picnic up at Sundance is always fun with a hike into Stewart Falls...it's a pretty easy hike fairly flat. They also have plays up there in the nights during the Summer I'm not sure what they are putting on this year.

Or a trip up to Snowbird. They have an Alpine Slide and a zip line and big trampolines you can jump on with the harnesses? I know you can find half price tickets if you look around. They sell all day bracelets so you can go on the slide,etc as much as you want. It's really fun!

Scera theater in Orem shows movies outdoors at the shell on Friday nights. Check out their website for what ones they are showing. They are usually older ones but a movie out of doors is always fun.

If they will be in town for the fourth of July take them to the balloon fest in Provo! Over at Fox Field behind the UVRMC. Get there early so you can be on the field when they are blowing all those hot air balloons up. That is COOL!

This is the Place park is a fun place to learn about the pioneers.

A hike up to Timp cave up American Fork canyon! That has got to be on our list this year because I heard that they may have to close it down due to power issues!!! I would be SO sad if that were the case.

Ummm a trip to Temple square? With lunch at the Gateway?

Heather said...

This is the place state park, which is across from Hogle Zoo is pretty fun, my kids LOVED it. Around the 24th of July, they go all out! CHECK IT OUT! If you could stand a drive to Ogden, there is Dinosaur Park http://www.dinosaurpark.org/ and the Children's Treehouse Mhttp://www.treehousemuseum.org/home.htmluseum. Oh what fun you will have! :)

Kelli said...

Definitely do the hike to the Timp caves. We did it last year and I had forgotten how amazing it is. It's well worth the hike...

André said...

Hiking to the top of Timpanogos is great, except it's an all-day adventure and you probably don't want anyone younger than 10 to do it. Lake Powell is a lot of fun, though it can be very crowded in summer. On less windy days you can water ski in Utah Lake's lovely green, dirty water. Putting a sprinkler under a trampoline (or even a hose in a tree as the water pours from above) as we jumped was a fun, cheap way to stay cool. If you Google bike trails, Utah is full of them and most can be enjoyed by the whole family.