You don’t have to leave town to find some summertime fun! Jess Oakes, from Positively Oakes, shared with us 6 things families or individuals can do around Salt Lake and Utah Counties this summer.
Walk around temple square: It is the perfect place to grab lunch, and have the kids burn energy off running around. It looks beautiful with the summertime flowers blooming. You can jump over to City Creek if you finish temple square early, watch the fountains, grab lunch, hit the play place (the dino area, great for all ages, is located at the end of the food court). Plus the first two hours of parking are free.
The aquarium: Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper has story time, shark talk, and the animal meet and greet which is always fun for kids. If Draper isn’t nearby, SeaQuest in Layton has fish spa and bird feeding. The Draper aquarium is huge — so you can plan on being there a big chunk of the day to see it all. If you look on both of their sites it gives you a run down of what time different little presentations and activities happen but both have tons to do just depending on what area of town you’re in!
Thanksgiving Point: There are several things to do at Thanksgiving Point. Classes, food and activities during every season. You can visit the Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens and the Farm Country.
Discovery Gateway Children’s museum in SLC: The Museum offers everything from interactive play to summer camps. There is a reading nook, garden area, and tons of play areas (construction area, grocery store, climbing area, water play).
WaffeLuv to go: Grab Waffleluv and either enjoy it there or head to a park, splash pad or canyon picnic area.
Lagoon: Food, rides and water park.
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