The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Family Fun

  • Salt Lake Lights and Sights – Experience Temple Square

    Without question, the most oooh and ahhh-worthy Christmas lights in Salt Lake are those at Temple Square, the city’s most visited attraction. The first lighting ceremony was held in 1965, and it’s been an annual tradition ever since, with approximately one million LED lights now twinkling to life

  • Countdown Clock at Golden Spike National Historic Site

    Join the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Spike

    Where will you be on May 10, 2019? If you answered Promontory Summit, you’re in good company. Next summer this little territory two hours outside of Salt Lake will be the hub of one of the biggest celebrations in the State’s history. People from all over Utah and the nation will come together to

  • National Parks as Far as The Eye Can See

    Okay, here’s a little disclaimer. These national parks technically aren’t in Salt Lake. But they’re definitely close enough by that if you’re already here, you need to make the trip. Did you know that there are 60 national and state parks within four hours? For adventure junkies, exploring these

  • Skier in Powder at Alta

    Alta - The Best Ski Vacation of Your Life

    Step 1: Pick Your Favorite Week and Book Lodging The first step to planning the perfect ski vacation is determining when you want to book your trip to Alta. Keep in mind the time of year that works with your schedule and with your individual ski goals. Alta’s holiday season is full of fun on- and

  • There's Something for Everyone at Thanksgiving Point

    So what is Thanksgiving Point? Well, that’s a great question. Officially, it runs as a non-profit farm, garden, and museum. However, it’s also a 3D movie theater, spa, golf course, shopping destination, and more. In essence, it’s a one-stop shop entertainment hub for the whole family. Located

  • Utah Jazz Basketball Game at Vivint Smart Home Arena

    Experience the Excitement of Utah Jazz Basketball

    Experience Utah Jazz basketball at Vivint Smart Home Arena , where a combination of live action, enthusiastic fans, delicious local food, and the coolest team gear—including the new Nike team store—creates the most exciting night out Salt Lake has to offer. The Jazz are poised for another great year

  • Salt Lake's Best Halloween Events

    It’s that time of year again—the wind is getting brisk, the colors are changing on the mountains, and the sound of leaves blowing down the street are followed by pumpkin lattes and co-eds sporting Han Solo boots-and-vest style on campus. That’s right, one of the best holidays of the year is just

  • Halloween Events for Kids

    With the dream of free candy haunting their dreams, hopes of haunted houses in mind, and plenty of spooky good times to look forward to, Halloween is big time for kids. Check out our list of family- and kid-friendly Halloween fun, and be sure to get a taste of the best Salt Lake has to offer in the

  • Salt Lake Acting Company

    Laugh, Cry and Fall in Love with Salt Lake Acting Company

    Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has long been Utah’s premiere home for new plays. Nestled in the Marmalade District, just north of downtown, you’ll find SLAC’s unique home: the historic 19th Ward House of Worship, re-purposed to house the theatre company. As they dive into their 48th season, SLAC is

  • Top 10 Cycling Rides in Salt Lake

    It’s no secret that Salt Lake is bit of a cycling mecca. America’s toughest stage race—The Tour of Utah—has called Salt Lake and Utah home for almost 20 years, and many cycling pros call Salt Lake home. Equal parts beauty, access, and high-altitude trainers dream, Salt Lake is home to a healthy and

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Four Ways to Explore the Utah Museum of Fine Arts This Fall

    The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is your destination for global visual arts. Immerse yourself in 5,000 years of human history and creativity through the region’s most dynamic collection of art, from ancient objects to the latest contemporary works. What’s in it for you? A

  • The Best Mountain Bike Trails Near Salt Lake

    It’s no longer much of a secret that great mountain biking can be found within the state of Utah. From the slickrock trails of Moab to the buffed out singletrack of Northern Utah, a huge amount of variety can be found to satisfy riders of every ability level. Utah encompasses approachable terrain

  • The Ten Finest Hiking Trails in (and Close to) Salt Lake

    Ask anyone why the quality of life in Salt Lake is so darn good, and most of them will mention the easy access to outdoor adventure. Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or climbing, you can integrate it into your everyday living ‘round these parts. When it

  • Prost! A Long Tradition of Oktoberfest at Snowbird

    It all began with a royal wedding on a sunny October day in 1810. Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig welcomed the denizens of Munich to a festival commemorating his marriage to Princess Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen. For five days, folks celebrated on the fields adjacent to the city

  • Welcome To Craft Lake City

    The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 250 local artisans, DIY engineers, vintage vendors, and craft food creators, the Google Fiber STEM Building, two stages of music and dance performances, local food trucks, and approximately 20,000

  • Fall in Love with The Great Salt Lake

    Drive past the Great Salt Lake today, and it continuously shifts depending on your angle. From one direction, it's a glimmering sliver on the horizon of vast salt flats. From another direction, it's a 1930s-era lakeside Taj Mahal. Keep driving north, and you pass endless marshes and mineral-laden

  • Gardens, Parks & Zoos in Salt Lake

    The good citizens of Salt Lake are known for their love of nature, which is why the city has prioritized stewardship of green spaces and havens of natural wonder within town as much as in the mountains above it. In fact, there are a whopping 125 parks maintained by the Salt Lake City government.

  • Salt Lake's Best Summer Events

    Beat boredom this summer and bust out your calendar right now. Then grab a pen and peruse the list below to fill your summer days with fun activities, events, and experiences. Summer is a fantastic time to try something different, learn a new skill, or visit the local museums you've been neglecting.