Change out that winter coat for a pair of flip flops, spring is in full swing. The change in weather makes this a favorite time of year for many Utahns. We have put together a list of ten springtime activities for families in Utah.
Share with us what your family likes to do during the spring.
Easter is special religious holiday for many. The Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake holds many events during the Holy Week including several choir performances.
The Cathedral of the Madeleine
Across the state families can find community Easter egg hunts.
Spring symbolizes the beginning of life. Families can witness the miracle of new life at baby animal events around the state.
Baby Animal Days, Kaysville, May 9-10
Baby Animal Season, Salt Lake City, April 3-May 23
As streets and trails are clearing up, spring offers the perfect weather for running outdoors. Everything from 5Ks to marathons are held each week in Utah and by joining in on the fun, families can even help support local causes.
Upcoming races: utahrunning.com
What are some of your families' favorite races to run?
Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival draws thousands of visitors every spring. On a 55-acre garden, the Tulip Festival boasts a colorful display of more than 100 different types of flowers.
Tulip Festival 2014, April 18-May 3 (Closed Sundays)
Now is arguably the best time of year to visit Utah's national parks. While not yet bustling with the summer crowds, the parks are experiencing ideal weather for family activities like hiking and biking.
Utah's National Parks
Which national park in Utah does your family like the most?
Gardening can offer a relaxing and fulfilling learning experience for families.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran with a green thumb or you have a hard enough time keeping a cactus alive, gardening is for everyone. Utah State University provides an excellent website with easy step by step instructions and advice to help get you started.
USU Yard and Garden
What does your family like to plant?
To sports fans spring means the beginning of Bees and RSL games.
The Salt Lake Bees are looking to make consecutive playoff runs after reaching the second round last season.
After losing in a shootout at last year's MLS championship, Real Salt Lake is looking to avenge last year's disappointment and is already off to a great start.
Salt Lake Bees
Real Salt Lake
As the warmer weather clears the snow-capped mountains, we see our streams and rivers running at capacity. Spring runoff water makes this the best time of year for families to hike to see Utah's most beautiful and powerful waterfalls.
A user on World Waterfall Database put together a list suggesting some of Utah's Best and Most Unique Waterfalls.
What are some of your families' favorite waterfalls?
This year's legislative session might be over but tours at the Capitol continue throughout the year. And during the spring season gardens and lawns are in excellent shape, while the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
Utah State Capitol Visitors Center
A combination of perfect weather and freshly cut grass has golfing families happy. Utahns across the state are dusting off their clubs and hitting the links. From St. George to Logan, courses across the state are now open.
Salt Lake City
What are some of your families' favorite courses?