A Summer of Fun in Salt Lake County

Posted on Jun 14th 2022

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A Summer of Fun in Salt Lake County

School is out, and warm weather is here. But what’s the best way to spend long summer days? We’ve collected a few of our favorite activities throughout Salt Lake County to inspire your summer plans and help your kids enjoy their summer off. Discover how you and your family can escape to the mountains, continue learning throughout the summer, catch special events, and get sporty before fall comes with its cool weather.

Even more important than entertaining kids and helping them explore throughout the summer, is keeping kids safe. Before you start making plans, review these safety tips and teach them to your kids before adventuring.

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Escape to the mountains

Hike in Salt Lake County: There’s an endless number of hikes in Salt Lake County. Donut Falls is a classic family favorite. This beautiful waterfall hike winds through tall pine trees and ends at a waterfall that, just as the name implies, goes through a donut-shaped rock. If you’re wanting to get out in the mountains, but want a more leisurely experience, consider taking a stroll around Silver Lake near Brighton Ski Resort to enjoy fresh mountain air and stunning views.

Visit Snowbird in the summer: While Snowbird is best known for its incredible skiing, the resort is filled with kid-friendly activities all summer long. Visit Snowbird to try out their ropes course, alpine slide, mountain coaster, and more.

Continue learning all summer long

Read at your local library: Just because school is out, doesn’t mean it’s time to stop reading. Local libraries host events and reading challenges throughout the summer, like the Oceans of Possibilities reading challenge hosted by the Salt Lake City Library which encourages the entire family to read more.

Tour a museum: Salt Lake County is home to numerous museums that showcase art, teach history, offer a glimpse into the universe, and allow kids to explore. For young learners, Clark Planetarium, The Leonardo, Natural History Museum of Utah, and the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum can be wonderful places to explore the world around them.

Catch summer events and festivals

Watch a movie outside: Sandy, Millcreek, South Jordan, and other cities offer movie nights in community parks throughout the summer. Join these free events to enjoy a movie and warm summer weather as a family.

Get creative at Utah Arts Festival: Utah Arts Festival is happening June 23-26 and offers attractions for the entire family. Crafty kids will be inspired by local artists and find activities to show their own artistic abilities.

Get sporty

Go to a Real Salt Lake soccer game: Support a local sports team and enjoy a soccer game as a family at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Cheer on the Salt Lake Bees: Enjoy a classic summer activity — watching baseball — as you cheer on Salt Lake’s minor league baseball team.

If you’re tired from all these activities and looking for a chance to cool off in the summer heat, there’s good news. Utah is home to more than 80 splash pads. When in doubt, take the kids to a splash pad to cool off from the hot summer sun.

No matter what activities you choose, teach the “Stay Safe!” tips to your kids to keep children in our community safe this summer.