III SALT LAKE CITY III

This past week I was able to attend the wedding of one of my best friends in my Alma Mater's state. If you love the outdoors this is the place for you, Utah offers year round activities for adventurers. If you are not the "outdoorsie" type such as me, it still offers some magnificent scenery to gaze at. One can contemplate the passing of all four seasons in an array of locations, from canyons, to valleys and mountain peaks. Utah is known for having the "Greatest Snow on Earth!"- go check it out!

This past week I was able to attend the wedding of one of my best friends in my Alma Mater's state. If you love the outdoors this is the place for you, Utah offers year round activities for adventurers. If you are not the "outdoorsie" type such as me, it still offers some magnificent scenery to gaze at. One can contemplate the passing of all four seasons in an array of locations, from canyons, to valleys and mountain peaks. Utah is known for having the "Greatest Snow on Earth!"- go check it out!

1. Arts

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UMOCA (click here for more information), Museum of Church History and Art, Museum of Utah Art & History, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Woodbury Art Museum (Orem), Museum of Art at Brigham Young University (Provo), 

2. Events

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Utah Jazz Game (at Energy Solutions Arena), Real Salt Lake soccer (Rio Tinto Stadium)

Abravanel Hall, Assembly Hall, Ballet West, Capitol Theater, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Kingsbury Hall, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Pioneer Theater Company, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Tabernacle on Temple Square (for more information on the Performing Arts scene in Utah, please click here

Click here for a full list of daily events in the Salt Lake City area.

3. Restaurants

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Bruges Waffles & Frites (order  a waffle with whipped cream and a side of fries...trust me, it will be the best day of your life!), Hatch Family Chocolates, La Caille (it is a little bit of a drive to get to it but the location of the restaurant is beautiful. Many weddings take place here), The Park Cafe (favorite place to go to brunch in Salt Lake!), Rodizio Grill, Blue Lemon (best cafe in City Creek Center),  Christopher's Prime Steak House & Grill, Afternoon tea at the Grand America, Iggy;s Sports Grill (they have an amazing pesto pizza!), The Pie Pizzeria (famous for serving University of Utah students the best pizza in town), Red Rock Brewing Company, The Roof Restaurant (incredible view of Temple Square), Sawadee Thai Restaurant, Squatters Pub Brewery, Beto's Mexican Food (also known as Rancherito's -open 24 hours, great after-partying food! The breakfast burrito is famous throughout Utah. Note: this is not fine dining!), Meditrina (their selection of tapas is excellent!), Sapa Sushi Bar and Asian Grill, Cafe Rio (pulled pork barbacoa quesadilla...enough said), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sweet Candy Company (salt water taffy is to die for! this is a specialty of Salt Lake), In-N- Out (there isn't one in Salt Lake but there is one in West Valley City and Centerville...you can only find them on the west coast)

Best Ice cream: it pains me to say but the Creamery at BYU campus (Provo) has some of the best ice cream in the state (in Provo)

LOGAN- Home of the Utah State University Aggies! I lived in this town for four years while I was studying Interior Design and Marketing. If you ever happen to be in the area, here are some places I recommend:

 The Crepery (excellent sweet and salty crepes), Herm's Inn, Happy Sushi, Logan's Heroes, Angie's Restaurant (typical American dinner. They have a challenge-" the sink"- an enormous sundae, if you are able to finish it with your group, you don't have to pay for it!), Aggie Ice Cream (the ice cream made by Utah State University, try the Aggie Blue Mint) , Old Grist Mill Bread Co., Elements Restaurant, Le Nonne,  Caffe Ibis Coffee Roasting Co. (they make the best Italian cream soda!), Temptation Cupcake (they were in charge of the cakes for my friends wedding, absolutely delicious!), Cafe Sabor (good Tex-Mex), Fox's Pizza Den, White Owl (one of the only bars in town- the other ones you have to sign up a membership, they only serve beer...in the summer they open up the deck and serve amazing burgers!), Copper Mill, Sweetly Divine, Pupuseria El Salvador (if you are looking for something different) 

 

4. Shopping

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in Salt Lake City: City Creek Center, Cottonwood Mall , Foothill Village Shopping Center, Gateway Mall, Trolley Square 

South Towne Center (Sandy) Fashion Place Mall (Murray), , Thanksgiving Point Shopping (Lehi) , New Gate Mall (Ogden), Newpark Town Center- Shopping (Park City), Park City Main Street Mall, Tanger Outlets (Park City), Provo Town Center (Provo), The Shops at Riverwoods (Provo), VF Outlet (Draper) 

5. Attractions

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Temple Square (there is a tour that will show the most historic and prominent buildings in  Downtown) , Capital Theater, Utah Symphony, This is the Place Heritage Park, Red Rutte Gardens, The Leonardo, Salt Lake City Library, FastKart Indoor Speedway, Thanksgiving point, Surgarhouse Park, Utah State Capitol, Cathedral of the Madeleine, Natural History Museum of Utah, Discovery Gateway, Finch Lane Gallery, Hale Center Theatre (click here to get tickets), FootHill Cultural District, 

Sundance Festival at Park City 

Arches National Park/ Moab, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capital Reef National Park

 Yellowstone, St. George/ Zion National Park, Brighton Ski Resort, Millcreek Canyon, Flaming Gorge, Bear Lake, Salt Flats, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, Lake Tahoe

Skiing/Boarding (there are a lot of ski resorts in utah, here are a few: Brighton Resort, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort,  Alta Ski Area, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort, Snowbasin, Beaver Mountin, Sundance Resort)

Snowmobile (in Beaver creek and Daniel's Summit Lodge)

 Whitewater rafting  (along the Green and Colorado Rivers that cut across Utah)

Camping (click here for more information on campgrounds)

Boating (Lake Powell, Flaming Gorge, Bear Lake, Jordanelle Reservoir, Deer Creek Reservoir, Willard Bay Reservoir, Utah Lake, Great Salt Lake)

Biking (a very popular option lately has been the Slickrock Trail located in Moad)

Hiking (for a complete list, please click here)

Off-roading/ATV (for a complete list, please click here)

Extreme sports (for a complete list, please click here)

"Most of Utah lies on a plateau higher than 4,000 feet above sea level. The geology of this region takes on an amazing variety of shapes and colors. Elevations rise and fall dramatically in the shape of mountains, buttes, and plateaus, the highest reaching over 13,000 feet! Within this varied landscape are hidden treasures and experiences that appeal to everyone — from the rugged, solitude-seeking explorer to the family wanting a relaxing getaway. Utah has something for everyone." - Utah Travel Industry Website

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