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Pioneer Day celebrations in the Salt Lake City area - fireworks, parades, festivals, pageants, sporting events and more great ways to celebrate Utah's bonus holiday!
There's plenty of free entertainment in the Salt Lake area during the summer, including free outdoor movie nights sponsored by community organizations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Bring a blanket and a few of your best friends to enjoy a great movie and a great summer evening!
Funeral potatoes are cheesy au gratin potatoes that LDS Relief Societies frequently serve as part of a dinner prepared for the grieving family to eat after a loved one's funeral. People of all religious persuasions enjoy creamy, cheesy funeral potatoes, not just at funerals but for any occasion that calls for for an easy, crowd-pleasing recipe.
It doesn't take a lot of money to enjoy the best of what Salt Lake has to offer. Here's a list of free things to do in Salt Lake City that can enrich your life without impoverishing your finances.
Salt Lake is a kid-friendly town and offers dozens of fun activities to keep children active and engaged. Here are a few of the best.
Summer concerts in SLC - Twilight Concerts, Snowbird, Deer Valley, Gallivan Center - more than 100 concerts at 15 venues in Salt Lake City, Utah!
It's almost impossible not to to have fun in Utah during July, with two big holidays, summer concerts, sporting events and more!
Here's a list of easy and entertaining family hikes in the Salt Lake area.
Farmers markets offer wonderful farm fresh produce and a fun atmosphere. Here's a list of great farmers markets in the Salt Lake area.
The Cecret Lake trail is one of the most beautiful and rewarding easy family hikes in the Wasatch.
Utah is home to three species of dangerous spiders. Here is information about all three, plus tips for spider bite safety and first aid.
Swimming pools, splash pads and water parks in Salt Lake County and nearby areas. Many are free!
Top attractions for visitors and locals in Salt Lake City.
Utah restaurants featured on the Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri
Salt Lake's best restaurants for romantic occasions.
There are eight world-famous ski resorts within an hour's drive of Salt Lake City. Each one has its own personality, pros and cons.
The best shopping malls in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
Venomous snakes of Utah, with outdoor safety and first aid information.
Bell Canyon is close to the city, but it feels miles away with gorgeous lakes, streams, waterfalls and lush vegetation.
You'll find tons of baked goods at every grocery store and 7-11 in Utah, but it takes a little bit of looking to find a bakery that truly stands out. Here's a guide to some of the best bakeries in the Salt Lake area.
Bear Lake's crystal blue waters and spectacular scenery make it a popular recreation destination for Utah and Idaho. Here's a list of things to do around Bear Lake, including boating, fishing, beaches, restaurants, scenic drives and a lot more.
Average high and low temperatures and precipitation month by month for Salt Lake City, Utah
Kids and adults can grab some big air at these Salt Lake area trampoline parks and bounce play areas. They're also great places for kid birthday parties.
August is an amazing time for the arts, music and sports in Salt Lake City. Here's a list of fun ways to get out and enjoy SLC's summertime!
Salt Lake City has a number of interesting free museums. Other museums that normally charge admission have free exhibits or regular free days.
Parades, fireworks, festivals, concerts, sporting events and more to turn up the temperature on your 4th of July celebration in Salt Lake City!
Many of the world’s greatest fly fishing locales are situated within easy driving distance from Salt Lake City. Here are the 5 best spots for fly fishing near Salt Lake City, selected by Jake Ricks, champion fly fisherman and professional fly fishing guide.
A getaway to a romantic hotel is a great way to renew a relationship. Here are some of the Salt Lake area's most romantic hotels.
Summer's a great time for kids to explore and develop their interests while having fun. Here are some of the best summer day camps for kids in the Salt Lake City area.
Here's a history and some background on Utah's favorite condiment, fry sauce.
Cooking classes in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas
These Salt Lake City movie theaters all offer something a little out of the ordinary.
Sometimes you just gotta have a big, juicy steak. Here are some of the Salt Lake area's best restaurants for steak lovers.
City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City is a new 700,000-square-foot shopping and dining destination and of the largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects in the nation. Here's a photo tour.
Amazing food, amazing ambiance and amazing service in an amazing location sometimes come with an amazing price, and many of Salt Lake's most romantic restaurants are also the most expensive. It's not always possible or smart for many of us to spend $150 or more on dinner for two. Don't despair - you can still take your date out for a wonderful romantic dinner with inspiration from this list of inexpensive romantic dining ideas for the Salt Lake City area. You can get out of most of these places for about $30 or less per person, although some might have a few more expensive dishes on the menu.
Find out what makes Salt Lake City unique with this list of must-see attractions.
Kids eat free deals can really help stretch a family's budget when eating out. Here's a list of Utah kids eat free deals for Mondays.
When does the snow start falling in Salt Lake City, and when does the snow season end? Here are the average, earliest and latest dates of snowfall for Salt Lake City, Utah.
An explanation of sales tax rates in the state of Utah.
RSL regular season schedule, including TV and radio information and game results.
How to find the best parking spots in downtown Salt Lake City. Page 10.
Best places to get special occasion dresses in the Salt Lake City, Utah area
The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass offers inexpensive access to many of the Salt Lake area's best attractions.
Music, theater, dance, parties, light displays and more great events to celebrate the holidays in Salt Lake City, Utah
October brings Halloween events and a lot more to the Salt Lake Valley, including sports, theater, and music. Browse the list for dozens of ideas to help you enjoy beautiful autumn in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake's Sugar House neighborhood is beautiful, historic, and conveniently close to downtown and the University of Utah. Here you'll find a complete profile of the Sugar House neighborhood, including its history, demographics, homes and apartments, schools, shopping, dining, recreation, events and community information.
Nothing is lovelier than a great meal outdoors in good weather. Here are some of the best bets for patio dining in the Salt Lake City area.
Here's a walking tour of the west side of downtown Salt Lake City. The tour includes the Triad Center, Devereaux House, Energy Solutions Arena, Clark Planetarium, Union Pacific building and Gateway shopping center. Page 7.
More than a dozen ways to save money on almost everything in Salt Lake City: dining, entertainment, services, groceries, clothing, household goods and more.
Food gifts are always popular for the holidays. You might want to consider giving Utah-made products. Here's a list of the top picks.
Summer events in Salt Lake City - more than 100 ideas for making the most of summer!
Utah is home to several types of scorpions. Learn what they are, where they live, how to avoid them, and what to do if you are stung.
The Utes will host some tough Pac-12 opponents in 2014, including the Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans. Here's the Utes' full season schedule, along with TV and radio info.
All the best Halloween events for Salt Lake City, including haunted houses, corn mazes, concerts, Trick or Treat events, community parties and more.
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The 28-mile Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park, running from Park City to Echo Reservoir, is a scenic, family-friendly trail that's great for mountain biking, jogging and hiking.
Learn how to use Utah's Sex Offender Registry to find out if a sex offender lives in your neighborhood.
Here's a select list of fun September events for everyone in the Salt Lake area.
Hogle Zoo at the mouth of Emigration Canyon is Utah's most visited family attraction.
Here are some of Salt Lake City's best bookstores for your browsing enjoyment.
Movie lovers can find free film screenings all year long in Salt Lake City.
Here are six great mountain biking trails close to Salt Lake City that are perfect for early or late season riding.
Squeeze the last drop of fun out of summer with these Salt Lake City area Labor Day weekend activities.
Extreme record temperatures, precipitation and wind events for Salt Lake City, Utah
Best burger places in Salt Lake City
What are the most popular baby names in Utah, and how do they compare to national trends?
Rio Tinto Stadium is a beautiful 25,000-seat sports and entertainment facility in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy, Utah. It's the home of Salt Lake City's Major League Soccer franchise, Real Salt Lake.
Here you'll find a complete profile of the Avenues neighborhood, including its history, demographics, homes and apartments, schools, dining, events and community information.
The Utah Jazz have a lot to prove in the 2013-2014 season. Here's the full Jazz regular season schedule, including TV and radio information and game results.
Learn about gardening in Utah's climate with these Salt Lake City gardening classes.
A walking/photo tour of Salt Lake City's Temple Square and its surroundings
The shortest month of the year isn't short on fun Salt Lake City events. Here are a few of the guide's top picks.
What Utah experiences are the most memorable, the most inspiring, the most thrilling? Here's a list of five Utah experience everyone should try at least once in a lifetime.
Here's a description of Salt Lake City's Capitol Hill neighborhood, including its landmarks, homes and residents.
Things to do in and around Logan, Utah - outdoor recreation, performing arts venues, festivals, pioneer historic sites, unique dining and more.
Holiday light displays are an indispensable part of the season. Here are the best in the Salt Lake area.
Thirteen of Salt Lake City's most popular attractions included with the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass
Here's a list of top restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Salt Lake City or at nearby resorts.
June brings some of Salt Lake city's most exciting outdoor events including the Pride Festival, SLC Arts Festival and the Salt Lake Farmers Market. Real Salt Lake, the Salt Lake Bees and the Utah Blaze all play in June. There's something for everyone in SLC this month, so here's to a terrific summer!
We all dig deep into our pockets during the holiday season, but holiday cheer doesn't have to be expensive. There are plenty of free holiday events and activities in the Salt Lake area to keep you smiling all season long.
Visit Their Website The Red Iguana is probably Utah's most famous restaurant. It's been featured in travel
Favorite camping spots within two hours' drive of Salt Lake City.
Best sushi restaurants in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas.
Aristo's is Salt Lake's best Greek restaurant. Here's a review.
2013 should be an exciting season for Brigham Young University. The Cougars are playing their third year as an independent football team, facing tough opponents such as the Texas Longhorns, the Boise State Broncos, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Six of the Cougars' twelve regular season games will be in Provo's LaVell Edwards Stadium, Utah's largest sports stadium.
This article describes Utah's Jordan River including its history and controversy over development along the river.
Here's a list of non-holiday December events for Salt Lake City.
Here's a complete A-Z list of restaurant reviews from Marsha Maxwell, About.com's guide to Salt Lake City, with new reviews being added regularly.
Looking for a fun way to ring in the new year? Here's a list of Salt Lake City New Year's Eve events to please both kids and adults.
Looking for somewhere to take your sweetheart this Valentine's Day in the Salt Lake area? Here are a few suggestions for creating a memorable Valentine's Day.
Sports training programs and sports leagues for kids in the Salt Lake City, Utah area
Here's a list of the guide's top event picks for November Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jersey boys is one of the most popular musicals of the past decade. Here's a review of the show's second national tour, which stopped in Salt Lake City June 4-16, 2013.
Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley City, Utah is a beautiful center-stage theater and a reliable source of family entertainment.
Parks, trails, recreation, entertainment, shopping, dining and more in Draper, Utah
Movie theaters in the Salt Lake City area - first run, discount and independent. Find the perfect Sat Lake City theater for the latest 3D blockbuster, classic comedy or quirky indie flick.
Trail guide to Angel's Landing, probably the most famous hiking trail in Zion National Park and one of the most spectacular trails in the United States.
Utah athletes competing at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia
An old-fashioned winter sleigh ride is fun for families and romantic for couples. Here are some Utah companies offering winter sleigh rides. Call ahead for reservations, and dress warmly for all sleigh rides.
Here are the guide's picks for some of the best Thanksgiving Day events in the Salt Lake City area.
Taylor Creek (Middle Fork) is a fun, easy day hike in the Kolob section of Zion National Park.
Family fun activities for President's Day Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah
Some of Utah's oldest and most popular restaurants - The Bluebird, The Idle Isle Cafe, and Maddox Ranch House - are in the state's far north in Logan and Brigham City.
Saffron Valley East India Café serves Indian street food and more traditional Indian fare in an elegant location in Salt Lake City's Avenues neighborhood. It is a sister restaurant to the popular Saffron Valley Indian Street Foods in South Jordan.
Here's a review of Chadder's, a small Utah-based restaurant chain serving burgers, fries, salads and breakfast. Update - This restaurant chain is now out of business.
Cache and Box Elder Counties are Utah's top county for agricultural production, and there are a lot of food makers in the area around Logan. Here's a tour of some northern Utah's top food makers.
It's game on at Salt Lake City's sports bars, where great friends, great food, great drinks and great TV go great together.
Salt Lake City gets its Irish on in March with a St. Patrick's Day parade, dance performances, Celtic music and parties. Here's a list of Salt Lake City St. Patrick's Day events to liven up your celebration.
Creation and Erasure, a new exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, presents art related to Utah's Bingham Canyon Copper Mine.
Here's a review of the Sweet Tooth Fairy, a Utah-based bakery serving cupcakes, cookies and unique cakebites.
Here's a list of Veteran's Day events throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
There are several restaurants in the Salt Lake area serving Hawaiian diner cuisine, but my favorite is Lanikai Grill Hawaiian Barbecue in South Jordan. Here's a review.
The University of Utah vs. Brigham Young University football rivalry is one of the most intense rivalries in college football, with passions running high on both sides. Here's a history of the century-old rivalry.
Far from being a dead, dull month, January brings exciting sports, theatre, music and dance events to the Salt Lake area, as well as Utah's most renowned entertainment event, the Sundance Film Festival.
Event, dining and gift ideas for celebrating Mother's Day in Salt Lake City, Utah
Faustina on the east side of downtown Salt Lake City is an elegant yet cozy lunch and dinner spot with creative, delicious food, an eclectic, carefully selected wine list, a full bar, banquet room and comfortable patio for al fresco dining. Here's a review.
Heber Valley, about 50 miles from Salt Lake City, is a peaceful getaway that offers relaxing resorts, outdoor recreation, romantic inns, and fine dining. Here's a list of 17 things to do in Utah's scenic Heber Valley.
This guide is designed to help you stay informed about the legislature's activities and the bills and issues you care about.
Salt Lake City's iconic buildings - must see for visitors and locals. Page 2.
Bring on the warm weather! April means it's time for outdoor concerts and sporting events, and there are plenty of indoor events as well to keep Salt Lakers busy and entertained throughout the month.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be remembered at events throughout the Salt Lake Valley on the third Monday in January and during the rest of the week.
Salt Lake City's ready for spring - did you know that March 1 marks the end of "meteorological winter"?
Taqueria 27 a casual, chic restaurant serving creative, impeccably prepared Mexican food along with a large variety of 100% agave premium tequilas.
Here are some of the special events planned to commemorate fallen soldiers in the Salt Lake area this Memorial Day weekend. Remember to fly the flag this holiday, and take some time to remember the sacrifices of our soldiers and their families.
U2 performs at Rice-Eccles Stadium May 24, 2011
Oasis Cafe has long been a favorite Salt Lake City dining establishment for vegetarians, and they have plenty of good options for omnivores as well. Here's a review.
Easter brunch is a springtime tradition for many families, and here are some of the best places to get Easter brunch in the Salt Lake City area.
Ginza serves well-prepared Japanese cuisine and sushi in a friendly, unpretentious setting in Salt Lake City and Draper, Utah.
Here's a review of Kyoto, one of Salt Lake City's oldest and most popular Japanese restaurants.
The "Mormon Meteor III," built in 1938 by Utahn Ab Jenkins and still the holder of several land speed
A review of Bruges Waffles and Frites, serving Belgian specialties in Salt Lake City, Utah
Singer Bono and bassist Adam Clayton march around the stage during U2 360 at Rice-Eccles Stadium, May
Moms take care of us all year, so shouldn't we pamper them a bit on Mother's Day? Taking Mom out for Mother's Day brunch lets her enjoy a lovely meal that she doesn't have to shop for, cook or clean up after. Here's a list of some of the best brunches in Salt Lake City for Mother's Day weekend.
Vinto, in Salt Lake City and Park City, serves excellent wood-fired pizza, salads, sandwich wraps, pasta and gelato. Here's a review.
Community Christmas and Holiday Events throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
Here's a locals guide to attending the Sundance Film Festival held every January in Park City and Salt Lake City.
Looking for a fun Father's Day gift in the Salt Lake area? Here's a list of Father's Day event and activity gift ideas.
Utah's Highway 12, which runs through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument between Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, is perfect for a spectacular road trip almost any time of year, but especially in spring or fall.
Best Pizza in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Salt Lake Valley
Seeing the lights at Temple Square and throughout downtown Salt Lake is one of Utah's most beloved holiday traditions. Here's a photo gallery of the Christmas lights at Temple Square and downtown, as well as some photos of Hogle Zoo's popular Zoolights.
Bambara, in Salt Lake City's Hotel Monaco, is a great restaurant for any occasion, including birthdays, anniversaries, casual lunches, and business dinners. Here's a review.
Sharing great food is one of the best ways to celebrate Father's Day. Show your appreciation to dear old Dad by taking him out for a wonderful meal inspired by this list of Salt Lake City Father's Day dining ideas.
The Pie Pizzeria, located in Salt Lake, Ogden, Murray and South Jordan, serves some of Utah's favorite pizza. Here's a review.
Things to do in the Box Edler County area at the Top of Utah. Box Elder County offers world class bird watching, unique cultural and historic sites, and the small town charm of Brigham City.
Utah summers are beautiful, but exercising outdoors in the heat can be hazardous. It's possible to exercise outdoors in hot weather, but it's important to be aware of how the heat can affect your body.
Real Salt Lake goalie Nick Rimando is a ten-year MLS veteran and the 2009 MLS Cup Most Valuable Player. I had a chance to talk with Rimando and ask him about RSL's success, his role on the team and what he loves about life in Salt Lake City.
Facts about Salt Lake City's Rice-Eccles Stadium, including history, location, parking, transit, food and drink, and special event facilities.
Gourmandise, the Bakery is one of Salt Lake City's favorite European-style bakeries and also offers cafe cuisine, select wines and beers, and small plates.
Schneitter's restaurant at the Zermatt Resort in Midway serves wonderful food in a spectacular Alpine setting. Here's a review.
Salt Lake area merchants are providing lots of extra shopping hours for Black Friday this year, plus special events, giveaways and entertainment to add an extra festive air to your holiday shopping experience.