Salt Lake has sprung forward, and spring fever is in the air. Here are nine reasons you should plan a trip to our fair city during this beautiful season.
March and April are when the Wasatch Mountains often get some of their best and most plentiful snow, and with warmer temps, the lift rides are just plain pleasant.
Now that Utah has "sprung forward" into Daylight Savings Time, the sun sets later and the locals are heading out in droves. The bike lanes are busy with townies, the dog parks are full of pups, and the outdoor bar and restaurant patios are opening up.
Along with springtime comes some of Salt Lake's best bargains. City Creek Center, Trolley Square, and many other shopping destinations have spring sales on clothing and accessories, ski gear can be found at astounding prices, and yard sales are starting to pop up all over (Salt Lakers love yard sales, and the treasures you can find for a buck or two will knock your socks off).
A few Salt Lake spring seasonals worth sipping:
- Squatters' Sociable Krystalweizen, a traditional German wedding beer.
- Uinta Brewing Co.'s Tinder, a smoky-sweet Rauchbier reminiscent of campfire aromas.
- Wasatch Brewery's Raspberry Wheat, an over-so-slightly fruity, easy-drinking beer.
Hot tubs are great in the winter, but this time of year hot springs can't be beat. There are several within an hour or two of Salt Lake, namely Crystal Hot Springs, a developed hot spring destination with pools and waterslides, and Diamond Fork Hot Springs, which requires a gorgeous, fairly easy hike.
Trade the books and classrooms for a week of skiing and city nightlife, or plan a road-trip to wild southern Utah using Salt Lake as your civilized base camp.
SPRING EVENINGS AT THE BALLPARK
The Salt Lake Bees begin their season in April. The view of the alpenglow from Smith's Ballpark is worth the super affordable ticket price even if you're not into baseball.
SPRING OUTDOOR CONCERTS
Red Butte Garden has teased us with a sneak peak of its first few concerts, and if its any indication of the full lineup, this season is going to be awesome. Passion Pit plays the venue May 22nd, with The Decemberists and Chromeo following days after.
With 100 varieties of tulips displayed across 55 acres, Thanksgiving Point's flowery festival is not to be missed.
Wherever you look during Salt Lake springtime, your eyes are in for a treat. The city comes to life with moody skyscapes and blossoming trees.