If you haven't already, you have to check out Red Butte Garden. Here you can learn about plants and gardens, as well as take some scenic pictures of the colorful patches of beauty throughout the garden. Let your kids run free and tire themselves out and take a break in the shade -- that's my favorite trick.
Of course, looking at the beautiful gardens isn’t all that Red Butte Garden has during the summer. You can come for a variety of different events this summer, including yoga in the garden, free outdoor movies, camping, festivals and more.
If you want to experience something the whole family can enjoy, head on over to Top Golf. Top Golf is a golfing extravaganza that’s perfect for all ages. The great thing about Top Golf is that walk-ins are always welcome, but you can also plan your trip ahead of time by booking your own climate-controlled hitting bay with HDTV. You will also find full restaurants and bars so you can eat and drink without leaving the facility. If you are looking for a great experience, this is the place to go.
Home to over 4,000 animals from around the world, the Living Planet Aquarium is only minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Walk through a 40-foot tunnel and enjoy an underwater view of sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and more. There is also a 300,000-gallon shark exhibit if you dare to see it.
During your visit, you can actually explore five different animal habitats from the rainforests to the deep blue oceans, and even the Antarctic. You can get an up-close and personal with playful penguins, clouded leopards, adorable otters, sloths, and other animals from the sea.
Of course, you don’t just have to visit the deep-sea creatures. You can see animals from all over the world when you visit Hogle Zoo. This incredible zoo is a gateway to animals, connecting you with the natural world, engaging you in wildlife conservation locally and worldwide.
On top of all that, Hogle Zoo has even more for you to do including:
Animal Encounters: You can get an up-close and personal experience with rhinos, the great apes, giraffes, orangutans, a giant tortoise, or an elephant (prices will vary for each).
Rides and Attractions: Ride the express train, take a ride on the carousel, or enjoy some water fun at the Lighthouse Point Splash Zone.
Shopping: You can’t leave Salt Lake City without a souvenir to take with you. There are four stores for your shopping habits: Wild Zootique, Karibu Quick Shop, Sherpa Stop, and Rocky Shores Gift.
How have you spent your time in Salt Lake City this summer? What kind of fun experiences did you have? Share them in the comments below!
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