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The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from January 2013

  • Red Butte Gardens: A Spring Tradition

    One of our favorite things to do once the snow has been off the ground long enough for blooms to emerge, is to make the drive up toward the University of Utah and visit Red Butte Garden. A surprising gem tucked up against the foothills, the gardens celebrate local fauna as well as showcase

  • The Leonardo or The Utah Museum of Fine Arts?

    We recently toured the Utah Museum of Fine Arts with a toddler. It went better than expected! I'd like to go back again when I could be free to linger more and chase less, but overall I found the museum to be surprisingly child-friendly. I found my two-year old most drawn to very LARGE art, which

  • Discovery Gateway- Please DO Touch!

    Tired of museums where everything is behind velvet ropes? I recently had to pull my two year old out of a plaster shark's mouth in a museum exhibit... Well, the Discovery Gateway, the children's museum in downtown Salt Lake, is the perfect solution. EVERYTHING is for touching! You'll find

  • Clark Planetarium for Mid-Winter Fun

    Looking for a spot to explore that will entertain all ages? With a four-year-old space enthusiast, we spend a fair amount of time at Clark Planetarium. Recently we had extended family in town and when we were looking for a place all eleven of us could enjoy together, we opted for the

  • Find Your Past at RootsTech

    The country's largest genealogy conference is coming to Salt Lake, March 21-23, 2013 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. With a huge exhibit hall and classes from the very beginning to very advanced, RootsTech has something for everyone to connect people to the history of their family. Experts

  • Best of Salt Lake dining in 2012

    It’s that time of year folks, love it or loathe it – awards time is upon us again. Not just in Hollywood either. Closer to home, both the City Weekly and Salt Lake Magazine celebrate the great and good of the SLC dining world at this time of year. I thought I’d also join in on the act,

  • Ice Skating In Salt Lake City

    Ice skating in Salt Lake City is a fun activity for the entire family. Check out some of our favorite ice skating rinks: Gallivan Center An outdoor, oval arena, the Gallivan Center ice rink is located in downtown Salt Lake City. Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center This indoor rink was the

  • Maile’s Quick Hits – Must Do List of Things in Salt Lake City

    Every year the Outdoor Retailers show brings thousands of folks to Salt Lake to check out the latest gear, trends, and technology in the outdoor industry. The town fills up with lots of scruffy looking but healthy and handsome guys. The entire thing makes my single girlfriends happy. Ski! One of the

  • Why Utah Is A Beer-Lovers Paradise

    I like beer, so my travels frequently find me seeking out places that make great beer. Luckily, I live in a state where some passionate people built local breweries that make craft beer. And while there is still lingering suspicions of bizarre liquor laws in Utah, recent changes to the laws have

  • Beehive Tea Room Hosts the 2013 Sundance Cafe

    The 2013 Sundance Film Festival starts this Thursday, Jan. 17, with screenings, parties and events taking place not just in Park City, but in Salt Lake City as well at The City Library, the Tower Theatre, Broadway Centre Cinemas and Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Conveniently located between

  • Alta’s Peruvian Lodge, A Tribute to Classic Ski Lodges

    For the second year in a row, our company chose to host our annual Christmas party at the Alta Peruvian Lodge. We view it as a time of celebration and thankfulness for the opportunity we have to work in the wonderful vacation rental and ski travel industries. Two years ago some of our party planning

  • Utah Winters: Not Just for Skiers

    Ok, bear with me my hardcore shredders, I love skiing as much as the next guy, especially with the pounding of snow we’ve received lately. But everyone doesn’t feel the same way, and for them I say- all is not lost when winter graces Utah. Last month a couple friends and I snow-shoed Big Water

  • The Downtown Story Project

    If you have been in Downtown Salt Lake within the past five years, you have seen some big transformation, especially on blocks 75 and 76, or where City Creek Center stands. These two blocks hold a lot of Salt Lake’s history including the legendary ZCMI, the Salt Lake City Theatre and many other

  • Make this Season’s Ski Trip Better than Last Year

    Like thousands of other folks planning a ski vacation to Utah this year, you might be considering a wait-and-see approach to planning your trip. You might have questions about how much snow there will be and where you should go. Due to the disappointing lack of snow last year, many are wary about