THINGS TO perform in SALT LAKE CITY WITH youngsters

If you’re in Utah as well as trying to find some destinations that are just as fun for mommy as they are for your youngsters (toddlers to tweens), Vanessa from as well as has got you covered with whole week’s worth — as well as then some.

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After growing up near big cities like Baltimore, Washington D.C. as well as Boston, Utah was not her very first option to raise a family. however she admits Utah has grown on her, as well as she has discovered lots of extraordinary locations to check out with her girls.

Monday — history
Start off your go to to Utah checking out History, Utah’s history in addition to world history. The Utah museum of natural history is one of our preferred locations that we just just recently discovered. On the very first Monday of the month admission is complimentary as well as open late to 8pm. youngsters under 3 are always FREE.

Vanessa’s women take pleasure in the Utah natural history Museum

The natural history museum is one of the very best locations in the world for dinosaur bones! They put a great deal of like as well as care into making the dinosaur exhibits educational, as well as we like it. The museum has hands-on exhibits including the rock & mineral hall (my girls’ favorite), bugs as well as weird crawlies, as well as gorgeous native American artifacts. I can spend a few hours in this museum as well as not get bored.

If you’re not exhausted from all that natural history, This Is the location Heritage Park is a fantastic location to check out as a household to discover about Utah history in a visual as well as innovative way. It is a gigantic step back to the pioneer days. The personnel gowns in thematic clothes as well as lead excursions of old-timey homes. There are puppet shows, craft demonstrations, as well as animals to pet. likewise kids under 3 are FREE.

The close-by outside Gallivan center in downtown Salt Lake City has fun complimentary activities on Monday nights. In the wintertime they have an ice skating rink as well as in the warmer months they have lots of outside complimentary concerts.

Tuesday — hiking
When in Utah you requirement to take advantage of the complimentary as well as gorgeous landscape as well as check out the outdoors no matter what the season. We are extremely lucky to have many specify Parks, Canyons as well as the extremely fascinating Salt Lake. look up a hike for the ages in your household in one of the lots of canyons right here in Utah. I suggest Doughnut Falls up Cottonwood Canyon or the Nature path hike up American Fork Canyon, both fantastic hikes for younger children. pack a picnic as well as sit by one of the lots of bit rivers in the specify Parks for lunch together with a field guide to discover about the plants. then head on as much as the fantastic Salt Lake, it is a need to see, take it a bit farther in as well as go to Antelope Island.

Wednesday — gardens
There are lots of gorgeous gardens to check out in the Salt Lake City area. The worldwide peace gardens are sensational extremely rich in diversity, culture as well as beauty. as well as did I mention FREE?

The Red Butte gardens is a botanical garden as well as arboretum, full of fantastic academic programs as well as outside concerts. Lastly, the Thanksgiving point Children’s gardens is great year-round however is a guaranteed must-see in Tulip season (re-opens for the season in March). Both Red Butte as well as Thanksgiving point fee admission, however it is worth it.

Thursday — Provo
Provo is an simple drive from Salt Lake City, as well as worth the trip. Down at Brigham young university they have a world popular ice cream shoppe, called BYU Creamery as well as lots of inexpensive or complimentary museums.

Walking around the college school is a leisurely walk, particularly at a kid’s pace. go to the Monte L. Bean Life science Museum, one more exceptional complimentary location for children, for regular online animal shows, collections of special plants, as well as invertebrate as well as vertebrate animals.

The museum of Art at BYU has gorgeous exhibits that are always changing; when we saw extremely religious paintings as well as the next time they had pieces of art made of trash. finest of all, FREE.

If you didn’t fill up on ice cream, you have to stop by the popular wonderful Tooth Fairy Shoppe to pick up a few of the world popular cake bites as well as cupcakes for the drive home.

Friday — liberty Park
Liberty Park is a great area full of affordable museums as well as complimentary areas to explore. The park itself is a fun location to hang out as a family. Our preferred museum is Tracy Aviary; it is one of only two free-standing aviaries in the united states as well as is over 70 years old. Admission costs are reasonable.

Liberty Park likewise hasChildren’s garden as well as boating pond, playground, enjoyment park as well as snack bar, tennis courts as well as a swimming pool as well as likewise is a fantastic location to bike. The Utah museum of people Arts is likewise ideal there.

Afterward, you can head on down to Sugarhouse Park, one more gorgeous walk, as well as search the mommy & Pop run shops.

Saturday — farmer’s market
Downtown Salt Lake on Saturday mornings is to life during Farmers Market season! My women as well as I spend a great 3-4 hours every Saturday morning at the Farmers Market. We eat breakfast as well as lunch there, stop to enjoy the entertainers as well as like to speak to the farmers as well as discover a lot more about their products.

Once you’re fueled up from the market, you can head on over to the Utah Musem of fine Arts which has extremely prominent art exhibits as well as still handles to be family-friendly. My women were able to see Monet as well as Picasso pieces in person on one of our visits!

Every third Saturday from 2-4pm the Utah museum of fine Arts has a special (and FREE) kids’ art activity together with complimentary admission. At the front desk request one of the household display backpacks to check out a few of the interactive features of the museum.

The close-by Salt Lake City library is fantastic; the library has gorgeous glass walls as well as elevators, art exhibits, shops inside. My women like it.

Sunday — temples
Being in Salt Lake City, Utah indicates experiencing as well as checking out the culture of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints (also understood as Mormons or LDS). You will notice the church buildings, seminar centers, chapels, museums as well as temples anywhere you go in Utah.

Downtown, temple Square is open as well as complimentary on Sundays. You can roam with the Visitor’s Centers, walk along the outside of the Salt Lake Temple, take pleasure in the gorgeous gardens, excursion the tabernacle, as well as maybe listen in on a rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. You may even get lucky as well as run into a complimentary show on the grounds.

Bonus: Our preferred locations to eat in downtown SLC with Kids
— Caputos Market, an Italian Deli
— My Dough woman Cookies
— Moochies as seen on Guy’s Drive Ins & Dives
— Kneader’s Bakery
— Red Iguana
— Blue Plate Diner
— The mad Greek
— The Pie

Thank you Vanessa for one more fantastic travel plan as well as the restaurant recommendations. want a lot more Vanessa? inspect out her rookie mommy ideas for SLC, I never Grew Up, Utah’s natural Kids, or try to discover her at one of SLC’s family-friendly restaurants.