Places to visit

Places to visit Free Places to Visit in Salt Lake City   Be sure to visit these free places in Salt Lake City.  From movies, museums and tours there is always something to explore. The Utah Film Center offers free film screenings to the community at several locations.  Some screenings may also include a post film discussion with the director, or other professionals to further the […]
Outdoor Living The Great Salt Lake – Remnant of an Ancient Lake   The Great Salt Lake continues to be a popular destination among tourists. The Great Salt Lake is what remains from the prehistoric freshwater lake, Lake Bonneville.  Between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago, Lake Bonneville covered 20,000 square miles of land in the area of what is known today as Utah, Nevada and Idaho.  The […]
Food Eating Vegan in Salt Lake City – Where to Go   Finding a vegan restaurant in Salt Lake City is easy; the difficult part is deciding which one you will choose. Dining out as a vegan hasn’t always been so easy in the past. While traveling with my extended family to a reunion in Iowa, I was delighted to see a menu offering a “veggie […]
Holidays Fall Fun, Frights, and Treats   If you are looking for fun, frights or treats this fall, there are plenty of options in and around Salt Lake to choose from. Trick or Treat Street  will be held indoors (no worries about inclement weather) at the Utah Olympic Oval at 5662 Cougar Lane in Kearns on October 18th from 6:00 pm […]
Places to visit Dinosaur Bones, Outlaws and Moonshine – Three Places to Visit Outside of Vernal, Utah   Dinosaur National Monument, the Outlaw Country scenic drive, and the Moonshine Arch are three places to try to visit just outside of Vernal, Utah. The Dinosaur National Monument is a national park located on the border of Utah and Colorado and covers 210,000 acres. The Quarry Visitor Center is located in Jensen, which is […]
Outdoor Living Pathway to the Pfeifferhorn   The pathway to the Pfeifferhorn Peak is a popular 10.6 mile out and back trail with an elevation gain of 3,792 feet.   It is also known as the “Little Matterhorn”.  Although it has locally been known as the Pfeifferhorn after the death of Charles Pfeiffer in 1939, the name was officially changed in 2013 […]
Outdoor Living Hike and Soak at the Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs Trail   Enjoy a scenic hike on the Diamond Fork Hot Springs Trail, and take a leisurely soak in the hot springs before heading back.  It is a 4.5 miles in and out trail with a gradual elevation gain of approximately 700 feet.  The trail is mostly shaded and runs alongside the water.  Listening to the […]
Outdoor Living Ogden’s Waterfall Canyon Trail   The Waterfall Canyon Trail is a wonderful escape from the city without ever leaving it.  The trail offers great views overlooking the city of Ogden and ends at the base of a spectacular 200 foot waterfall.  It is a 2.4 mile out and back hike, with an elevation gain of 1,105 feet.  It is […]
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Places to visit The Poppy Fields at Mantua and Alpine   The poppies are blooming in Mantua and Alpine. The ideal time to see poppies in Utah is during late May or early June. Due to the cooler than normal temperatures in May, the poppies are still in full bloom this year. Mantua is approximately 62 miles north of Salt Lake City.  The poppy field […]
Food Farmers Markets in Salt Lake County   It is the season for fresh produce at your local farmers markets, some are already open and others are scheduled to be opened soon.  It is a great way to support your local businesses. Be sure to bring your reusable bags for your purchases. Most merchants will accept debit and credit cards, but it […]
Outdoor Living Moonshine Arch – Hidden in Plain Sight   It would be easy to miss Moonshine Arch as you are leaving Vernal on Highway 191.  Less than a mile north of the entrance to the Steinaker State Park, you will find an unmarked dirt road to the left.  Take a left on this road and travel for approximately a half of a mile […]
Places to visit Nine Mile Canyon – the World’s Longest Art Gallery   Nine Mile Canyon has been called the world’s longest art gallery.  The canyon is actually 46 miles long and is home to the greatest concentration of petroglyph and pictographs in the United States. A petroglyph is an image carved into stone, while a pictograph is a painting using natural pigments on stone.  You may […]
Places to visit Seeing Art Outside the Gallery – Mural Fest 2019   South Salt Lake City is celebrating its second annual Mural Fest on Saturday, May 11th.  Ten new street murals will be painted at locations between Main Street to West Temple and from 2100 South to 2500 South. A self-guided tour of the murals would be easy to do by walking or biking to each […]
Holidays Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day   There is a long history of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the United States. Despite the long tradition, there are some misconceptions and lesser known St Patrick’s Day Facts.  The first celebration occurred in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737.  According to the 2015 census, 32.7 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry which is approximately 7 […]
Places to visit Behind the Box of Chocolates – A Tour of Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory   Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory tour is a fun way to see how the candies in your favorite box of chocolates are made.  The tour is child friendly, with steps near windows to enable young chocolate enthusiasts to have a close up view of the process.     Throughout the factory, there are several Curious […]
Outdoor Living Fall Foliage Makes the Wind Cave Trail a Colorful Hike   Fall is the ideal time to hike the Wind Cave Trail to see the colorful foliage.  Driving approximately 5 miles up the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway, you will find the Wind Cave trailhead across the road from the Guinavah-Malibu Campground. The Wind Cave is composed of a group of natural limestone arches and […]
Outdoor Living Clean-up at Antelope Island   Smokey skies from the wildfires did not discourage the volunteers who came out to clean up Antelope Island State Park on a very hot, windy day.  A second group of volunteers met at the Great Salt Lake Marina State Park as part of the International Coastal Clean-Up Day.     For thirty-three years, the […]
Outdoor Living A Month of Festivities along the Jordan River Corridor   Festivities to educate, explore, restore, and enjoy the Jordan River and Jordan River Parkway are scheduled throughout the month of September during the annual “Get into the River Festival”.  The Jordan River flows for fifty miles through sixteen cities in three counties. Cities along the river are hosting events such as a Pancake Breakfast/ […]
Holidays Fall Fun & Halloween Haunts     From boats, trains, races, mazes and more there are lots of options for celebrating fall and Halloween.  It isn’t too early to purchase tickets or to schedule these events in your calendar. Halloween Cruise Listen to the captain tell a scary story as you ride a riverboat down the Provo River as you […]
Outdoor Living Cascade Springs – Accessible Nature Walk   Cascade Springs, accessed from the Alpine Scenic Loop drive, offers an easy stroll alongside of cascading springs through limestone terraces.  The lower trail at Cascade Springs is wheel chair accessible; the paved paths, wooden bridges and raised boardwalks make it easy to navigate with strollers, young children or anyone with limited abilities.  The higher […]