Salt Lake City Area

Here's some of our posts from around the SLC area.

Goblin Valley UT State Park

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Thanksgiving Point Gardens

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Heber Valley Historic Railroad

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Midway Ice Castles

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Hollywood Connection

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Museum of Natural Curiosity

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Delicate Arch - Arches National Park

Delicate Arch Visit Post> 

Fiery Furnace

Fiery Furnace Visit Post> 

Double Arch

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Hill Aerospace Museum

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Sundance Ski Lift

Silver Lake Hike

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Salt Lake Area

Although we’re originally from the South, we currently call the Salt Lake area our home.  We love how close we are to the mountains, waterfalls, and hiking but still live in a city of over 1 million people.  It’s not too large and nothing like the smaller cities of our childhoods.   There’s always something to do.  Here’s a compilation of our blog posts, reviews, and photos from the Salt Lake area.  We’ve also included some stuff from a few hours away in Arches and other amazing Utah places!  Since the Salt Lake area is closest to home we hope to add more and more content. Some of our favorite things to do in the Spring and Fall is to hike around the canyons and see the leaves change colors.  We enjoy the urban exploration around the city.  Lakes and camping keep us busy in the summer.   Join us as our family does some Urban and Rural Exploration!

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park While Arches National Park is the most notable natural landscape, Canyonlands National Park has some scenic panoramas that are worth looking at.  It’s located about 30 minutes west of Arches.  It’s also located about 10-15 minutes from Dead...

4 Places to Eat in Moab

If you are looking for a great places to eat in Moab, we recommend a few hotspots that are family-friendly, affordable, and very tasty. They’re popular and highly favored among tourists and locals. While there are a number of bakeries and cafes in Moab, we recommend...

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park If you’re in Moab and looking for something else to do, drive over to Dead Horse Point State Park. It’s approximately 30 minutes from Arches National Park and about 15 minutes from Canyonlands National Park.  It’s a small state park but has...

Historic Gardner Village

Looking for something fun to do with kids?  Historic Gardner Village is a must see- especially around Halloween and Christmas.  From witches and pumpkins to elves and Christmas trees, this historic hub is entertaining for young and old. I mentioned Halloween as the...

Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Air Force Base Museum Are you looking for something to do to entertain the kids in the Salt Lake area this weekend?  The Hill Aerospace Museum is a great place to go!  It’s entertaining for kids as well as for adults.  It’s just minutes south of Ogden.  Often, we...

Timpanogos Cave

Mt. Timpanogos boasts it’s beautiful splendor as it stands in the spotlight among the American Fork Canyon.  Opened to the public in the early 1900’s, it serves as a constant reminder of the delicate nature of the formations found in the cave.  Since it’s opening,...

Sundance Ski Lift

Sundance- Ski Lift Full Moon Lift We recently had the opportunity to take a ride on the Sundance Ski Lift at their resort in Provo Canyon, UT. From 8:30-11:00 pm  May through October, the resort offers ski lifts at night (usually on weekends that...

Silver Lake Hike at Solitude Ski Resort

Silver Lake- Solitude Ski Resort Summer Activity Website: or Kid's Ages: 5, 8, 10, 12 Big Cottonwood Canyon ranks number two on Trip Advisor of things to do in the Salt Lake area.  There's tons to do up the canyon from climbing, mountain...

Sandy Balloon Festival

Sandy Balloon Festival Sandy, Utah Website: Sandy.Utah.Gov Kid's Ages: 5, 8, 10, 12   Looking for a free, colorful and lively activity to do with the family? Every August, the city of Sandy, UT, hosts a hot air balloon festival.  Companies from various communities in...

Double Arch

Location: Arches National Park, Moab, Utah Windows Arches are unique and certainly add character and beauty to Arches National Park. There are two trails that lead to the south window. If you decide to take the marked trail, it's only about a ten minute walk. There...

Hollywood Connection

Hollywood Connection is an indoor family fun center in West Valley City, Utah that has everything ranging from rides, roller skating, bumper cars, laser tag, and a 15 screen cinema. Join our family as we have a blast at Hollywood Connection.  The video was edited by...

Ice Castles

Ice Castles are obviously a seasonal thing... and they don't do them every year.  Ice castles are built in several places around the country.  If you have a chance, take the opportunity. And, yes... I do have a "family version" of this video with the "Let it go" song...

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch… what a magnificent landmark!  It’s no wonder that it is one of the focal points of Arches National Park!  Just the hike to the arch is incredible.  Brian and I had taken all four kids and we didn't want to rush. We let the kids set their own pace and...