Today’s Salt Lake City, Utah, was made for family vacations. With such a vast amount of family-friendly things to do, places to stay, eat, and explore you’ll find fun for everyone from toddlers to teenagers to adults.
Another family-friendly hotel located downtown is the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Many rooms have city views so stunning they’re sure to drop a kiddo jaw or two. They have an indoor pool, onsite dining, and drinks, and even offer pet-friendly rooms. Step outside, and you’re within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment options for the whole gang.
For a family-friendly place to stay located downtown, it’s hard to beat The Grand America Hotel. This luxurious kid-friendly resort offers irresistible indoor and outdoor pools (the indoor pool is accessible with a small spa fee). They also have a one-of-a-kind toy store with old-timey and modern toys, areas to craft, and even a talking robot! There’s kid cuisine, a sweet shop, and afternoon tea for the entire family. And don’t forget the award-winning spa where mom and dad can indulge in lavish spa and salon treatments.
Family-Friendly Things to Do
Start with a trip to Utah's Hogle Zoo. Its 42 acres are home to 800 animals from 249 species, many exciting exhibits like the Small Animal Building and African Savanna, and several programs for kids and families. Kids aged 6 to 10, accompanied by an adult, can take a 90-minute “Lunch with a Keeper” to experience a unique animal session with a zoo educator and veterinarian or zookeeper.
Treat the entire family to a tour of the cosmos at the Clark Planetarium. With a ton of interactive exhibits for all ages, you'll have no trouble keeping even the most bored teenager involved. Make sure to check out the IMAX theater, Cosmic Light Shows, and world-class telescopes.
Sneak in some shopping at the family-friendly Trolley Square. Watch your kids marvel as they get a taste of the Old West in this historic center made up of trolley barns constructed in 1908 to house streetcars. And don’t forget to check out all the events your whole family won’t want to miss.
Among the best kid-friendly restaurants in Salt Lake City is Diversion Social Eatery. Diversion is all about comfort food, from burgers to pizza. Even better, all this kid-friendly food is baked rather than deep-fried. They offer games to play at the table, big-screen TVs so the big kids can catch “the big game,” and as rumor has it, even the pickiest little eaters will finish everything on their plate.
Stop by Bruges Belgian Bistro for an authentic Belgian treat. If the chocolate-dipped waffles don’t do the trick, look to the tasty Waffle Monster™, S’more, or Torpedo Waffle™. Keep the deliciousness going with the Man v. Food featured Machine Gun Sandwich™. This is but a taste of what’s cooking at Bruges. It’s the kind of place you’ll return to whenever you visit Salt Lake, so why not start making those memories today?