Global Travel Reviews: Salt Lake City, Utah

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It can be hard to find family-friendly things to do in cities you’ve never been before. You spend hours researching, looking at the reviews and trying to decide if this is something the whole family will enjoy. Here are some of the best family friendly things to do in Salt Lake City!

Ski Resorts

If you and your family are into outdoor activities, make sure to enjoy one of the many ski resorts located in and around SLC. Depending on the time of year, you can either go skiing or mountain biking. Deer Valley Resort is located 33 miles outside of Salt Lake and is an extremely popular place for families to spend their weekend on the mountain. Make sure to pack your gear.

Utah Jazz Game

There’s nothing like a home game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Grab your family and Jazz gear and head out to a game. Make sure to get to the game early to grab snacks and watch the Jazz practice. Half-time entertainment includes a dance performance, giveaways and a theatrical dunk team. Is there any other place you can enjoy a live basketball game and Chick-fil-A at the same time?

Hogle Zoo

Are family trips complete without a trip to the zoo? Hogle Zoo is home to hundreds of animals including: bears, seals, tigers, lions, turtles and more! Covering over only 42 acres, Hogle Zoo will have the family entertained for a few hours. Check out the educational classes they offer and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Hogle Zoo Cafe. Hogle Zoo offers “Zoo Family Night” every Monday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Lagoon Amusement Park

Located in Farmington, just 18 miles outside of Salt Lake City, Lagoon Amusement Park is a must for the whole family. Lagoon has over 50 rides and a water park for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy delicious amusement park treats and refreshments. Lagoon also has a campground located right outside of the amusement park.

Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point is home to Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Children’s Discovery Garden, Farm Country, the Museum of Ancient Life, Emporium, and multiple restaurants. During the Summer, families can enjoy an outdoor movie theater and during the holidays they hold special events for the whole family. Make sure to check the calendar on their website to see what fun activities they are hosting.