Fun for Everyone in Salt Lake City Utah

canstockphoto39831329Are you looking for some entertaining fun for the kids, the whole family or even just yourself? There really is something for everyone in Salt Lake County from indoor parks to seeing exotic animals at the zoo.

 

For the kiddos:

  • The wAIRhouse Indoor Trampoline Park

Fun for all ages this trampoline park was rated the number 1 place to take children in and around Salt Lake by Kids Out and About. The fun center also boasts 2 huge open jump courts, two dodgeball courts, four slam-dunk basketball lanes and a foam pit. Younger children enjoy playing in the Kid’s AIRena. In addition, everyone getting hungry isn’t a problem with their Vertical Café.

  • Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Rated number 2, this children’s museum offers 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. Children explore engaging workshops, programs and exhibits when visiting Discovery Gateway. Invite the whole family to create, learn and play together in the heart of the Gateway shopping center in downtown Salt Lake City.

 

For the whole family:

  • Hogle Zoo

Visit the animals of the African Savanna, the bears and pinnipeds at Rocky Shores or the big cats of the Asian Highlands and so much more at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. This family friendly venue provides fun and entertainment through its exhibits, events, classes and daily programs. Summer is the best time of year to bring the whole family. Please visit their website for more information.

  • Clark Planetarium

Explore 10,000 square feet of exhibits while experiencing incredible visuals in the Orbital ATK 3D IMAX theatre or Hansen Dome Theatre with this great family space. Don’t miss out on your chance to see a star or light show and a 3D documentary. Clark Planetarium also provides the perfect party venue with the ability to host groups of 20 to even 800 people.

 

For adults:

  • Keys on Main

Need some adult time? Whether it’s a birthday celebration, bachelorette party, girl’s night, date night or really any night out, Keys on Main is the perfect spot. Enjoy the Dueling Piano Show that takes requests from the crowd. From country to pop, rock to hip-hop, you never know what to expect. Great drinks, great music, great friends and one heck of a good time.

  • Catch a game

Salt Lake County houses three professional sports teams. Catch a fly ball with the Salt Lake Bees April through September. Run the futbol March through October with Real Salt Lak. Don’t miss Gordon Hayward and Joel Bolomboy with the Utah Jazz. Their games are always a slam dunk.

Don’t Miss Out This September

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From AutumnALoft.com

September is here and with the fall months comes lots of great concerts for everyone in Layton. This month don’t miss out of seeing American Idol runner-up and Utah native, David Archuleta perform, enjoy a night with A.J. Croce, or catch the latest indie films at the Gangrene Film Festival.

A.J. Croce will be performing on Saturday, September 12 at 8 pm. He has opened for artists such as: Carlos Santana, Rod Stewart, Dave Matthews, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin.

David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up and Utah favorite, will be performing on Saturday, September 19 at 8 pm. Tickets are going so you will want to act quickly.

Park City Autumn Aloft, a chance to see Park City from above! A popular Hot Air balloon festival you and your family will love. September 19-20th.

Happenings Around Ogden

cinema-179743_640With the warm summer nights (and days), there is nothing like exploring Ogden, taking in the sights, and enjoying time with your friends and family. Some fun things going on around town worth checking out:

Movie Night at the Ogden Amphitheatre: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7 PM. From now until August 10th, grab your blankets, chairs, and family and settle down for a free movie.

Try something new with Middle Eastern Dance with Candace Baker (Zuhra) on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7 PM (Eccles Community Art Center (dance studio)). This class is perfect for all ages; tuition: $42. For more details call 801-392-6935 or check out their website.

Explore the Ogden Valley Open Market, Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Located at 2405 N Hwy 158, Eden Utah, this market runs from July until September. With great produce, art, live music, food, and so much more. For more information call 801-686-8483 or the website.

There are a lot of great events taking place around Ogden so grab your family, pack your sunscreen and create those family memories you’ll remember the rest of your life…and don’t forget your camera!

6 Things to Explore on Historic 25th Street

5_union-station-ogdenOne of my favorite spots in Ogden is the Historic 25th Street. There are so many awesome shops and restaurants that line the street and entice people into their stores. While you are strolling the streets here are 6 things you should check out:

1. Tour the Historic Union Station

2. Take in the scenery of the entire street from the rooftop bar from Alleged

3. Enjoy a night of concerts and movies at the Ogden Amphitheater

4. Get in touch with you artistic side at the Liquid Canvas

5. Seek out the infamous painted horses. Be sure to download the One Ogden app for the walking tour.

6. Explore the Municipal Gardens

Get more ideas of things to do on 25th Street and let us know what is your favorite part of Ogden.

Community Gardens

For some people looking to get out and meet new people, community gardening is a great idea. Since the 1970s, community gardens have become more popular and given people who might not have access to a yard a chance to grow their own food, enjoy being outside, and converse with others. The benefits of a community garden are endless which include but are not to:

Extra income. The food grown can be sold for some extra money.

Exercise. Spending time in the garden is an excellent way to get some physical activity in and remain healthy.

Involve children. Community gardening is a fun way to get the kids involved with gardening and provides a safe place for them after school.

If you are interested in joining a community garden, check out the Wasatch Community Gardens in Ogden.

What is your favorite part of gardening? Have you ever worked in a community garden? What did you like best about it?