The sun is shining (most of the time), the grass is slowly regaining color and kids are eager to be outside. Here are 10 ideas that you can easily do with your kids on a spring or summer weekend for less than $10.
This is definitely one of the newest attractions to see in Salt Lake City, but there is more to City Creek than just shopping. “This unique shopping environment features a retractable glass roof, a creek that runs through the property, a pedestrian skybridge and more,” according to City Creek’s website. Take an afternoon with your kids and just walk around.
While around the City Creek area, make a stop at Temple Square. Or try some of the surrounding sites you may not have visited before, such as the Beehive House (67 E. South Temple), which served as the home of Brigham Young for a while. Or check out the Church History Museum just west of Temple Square. You can also take a structured tour of the Temple Square Gardens.
Find a park and take your family on a picnic. The fun doesn’t have to wait until you get out of the car, however. Let your kids make their own lunches, from picking out the juice boxes to making sure there is no crust on their sandwiches.
Despite the stigma attached to cemeteries, this is probably one that you don’t want to miss. Eleven graves from past prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be found in this cemetery, as well as a number of unique monuments and markers.
Take your family for a day at the library. Look for author signings or events, and let your kids experience the world of literature. There are also “kid events” scheduled every Monday.
Go on a walk or bike ride with your family on the Jordan River Parkway. You can stop at some of the parks along the way with the picnic you made. There are also many areas where your family can stop and play a game of baseball or sand volleyball.
It costs only $9 to take your family vehicle to this island that you will probably spend the whole day exploring. This is a great place to see wildlife, including bison and deer. You can even take your swimming suits and hit the water.
Take your family through American Fork Canyon. It costs $6 per vehicle and is a great way to spend the afternoon. If you get ambitious, you can even make your way to Timpanogos Cave, though tours will cost you a little more money.
For a little history, take your kids to the Utah State Capitol. Not only can you get an incredible view of the valley, you can also make your way through a building that has been there since 1915.
Bring your kids in their swimming suits and cool off in the fountains. They provide enough fun for a couple of hours. Then you can stop in one of the many stores that serves ice cream and head home.