Ending Summer in Sunny Salt Lake City, Utah

  Liberty Park  

Liberty Park 

For Labor Day weekend, we decided to pack up our hiking boots and head to Utah. This was Sarah's first trip to Utah and we were both ecstatic to enjoy the great outdoors. 

Salt Lake City is one of those places, that you get mapped out within the first few hours of being there. With an extremely easy grid system, you'll be able to get around in no time.... oh and everything is less than 15 minutes away. 

  Fresh peach from farmer's market  

Fresh peach from farmer's market 

Morning: 
If you happen to be in SLC on a Saturday, start your day off at the Downtown Farmers Market. While there, grab breakfast from any of the local company stands, food trucks, or shop from some of the merchants. From here you can head to one of the three Publik Kitchen locations to get some locally roasted coffee and stomach filling brunch. 

Afternoon: 
If you aren't planning on heading out of SLC for the afternoon to hike, paddleboard, ski, or any of the other adventures in the area you can still find plenty to do within city limits. Take a walk in Liberty Park.  This beautiful park in the middle of the city has a lot to offer. From ponds, walking/running paths, fire pits, tennis courts, to Tracy Aviary you can spend hours here without ever getting bored. Sugarhouse is another great park and neighborhood, with tons of cute homes and shops you can take your time to feel like a local. Another great shopping option is downtown at the City Creek Center.

Nightlife: 
Once the sun goes down, there are still plenty of things to do around the city. Whether you're attending a Utes football game, grabbing dinner at ninth & ninth, hanging out in the Sugarhouse neighborhood, or heading to one of the bars downtown, you'll find plenty of great options. Our favorite cocktail spot on the trip was Under Current, we loved the industrial vibe and the cocktails were great.  Another popular option is Beer Bar/Bar-X, a pair of bars right next each other owned by Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy on Modern Family) and his family. 

 

If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below. We'll be sure to add them to our list of things to do when we return to SLC!