Fun Summer Things To Do In Salt Lake City, UT

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Summer is finally here!  The kids are out of school, and backyard barbecues are taking place all over the nation.  After the year we had in 2020, and most people having chosen not to take a vacation, you can almost rest assured that families will be out in full force this year.

With this in mind, we thought we would offer a few great vacation ideas to help you plan, as well as some places that would be great for just a few days away.  We all need time to recharge and some well-deserved play in the sunshine.

Here are some of the best places to check out this summer!

Temple Square

50 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Temple Square is a 10-acre complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the center of Salt Lake City, Utah. The usage of the name has gradually changed to include several other church facilities that are immediately adjacent to Temple Square. Contained within Temple Square are the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Tabernacle, Salt Lake Assembly Hall, the Seagull Monument, and two visitors’ centers. The square was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964, recognizing the Mormon achievement in settlement of Utah.

Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a museum shows exhibits of natural history subjects, with an emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West. The mission of the museum is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it. A new building, named the Rio Tinto Center, opened in November 2011. The museum is part of the University of Utah and is located in the University’s Research Park. We are a creative, dynamic institution.  We attract and serve a broad, diverse audience.  We meet the highest professional and ethical standards.  We are accountable for our work.  Our scientific research and interpretation are interdisciplinary, timely, and encourage active inquiry.  We strive for and promote sustainability in all we do.  We seek and sustain meaningful partnerships.

Red Butte Garden

300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum consists of a botanical garden, Arboretum, and amphitheater in the foothills of the Wasatch Range in Utah, United States. It is open year-round to the public. Red Butte Garden contains over 100 acres of botanical gardens and several miles of hiking trails through native vegetation. Red Butte Creek runs within the northern part of the Garden.  Red Butte Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in the Intermountain West and, together with the University of Utah, is the State Arboretum of Utah. We are located on 100 acres in the foothills on the eastern edge of the University of Utah campus. The Garden has welcomed guests since 1985 and consists of over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of hiking trails winding through an extensive Natural Area. The Garden, which is community-funded, is renowned for its numerous plant collections, display gardens, 524,000 springtime blooming bulbs, including a vast collection of daffodils, gorgeous private event spaces, a world-class outdoor concert series, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs.

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