The Top 7 Things to Do in Salt Lake City

The Top 7 Things to Do in Salt Lake City

You may think you have a good idea of what Salt Lake City has for activities to do and places to see, but you’d be surprised how many hidden gems exist in the area! Salt Lake City has plenty of activities to choose from such as museums, natural parks, and various other kinds of experiences for all ages! 

We made this guide to help familiarize yourself with some of the best activities to do in the Salt Lake City area. All these activities are close to our Salt Lake City apartment communities and you will be amazed at what there is to do within a short drive of our properties!

Here is our list of the top 7 things to do in and around Salt Lake City.

1. Look At The Stars at Clark Planetarium

110 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Clark Planetarium Salt Lake City

Clark Planetarium is a little over a mile from our Axis at 739 and C9 Flats apartments.  If space is something you find fascinating, then this activity is right up your alley.  You can see real space suits, IMAX films, dome movies, and light shows year-round which are all top-notch and spectacular!  They have special events throughout the year as well as daily admission with new films and movies being produced often enough to keep you coming back over and over again.

Prices are fair and group and family discounts are available!

2. Become a Bird-Watcher at Tracy Aviary

589 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Tracy Aviary Salt Lake City

Tracy Aviary is 2.3 miles from The Vue at Sugar House Crossing apartments!  Everything you need to know is in the name.  Tracy Aviary houses birds both local and exotic and specializes in education about these beautiful birds.  The botanical gardens are gorgeous year-round in the beautiful Utah weather and make for a great spot for reflection or even a romantic date!  Tracy Aviary is also located inside Liberty Park, which we will mention later on in our list.  

There is a cost for admission, but they are fairly cheap and discounted for seniors and children, plus children under 2 are free!

3. Go Wild at Hogle Zoo

2600 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Hogle Zoo Salt Lake City

Hogle Zoo is a great zoo located inside Salt Lake City County about 3.9 miles away from The Vue at Sugar House Crossing apartments!  Some of the most popular exhibits are the African Savanna, Asian Highlands, and Elephant Encounter.  They also have a rare white rhinoceros exhibit, which is a highly endangered animal!  Zoos are fun for all ages, but they have special events geared towards kids such as BOOlights around Halloween and Zoolights during the winter holiday season!

Prices are between $12-$18 with children under 3 admitted for free!  Memberships are available.

4. Learn & Play at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

444 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum Salt Lake City

About 2 miles from our Axis at 739 and C9 Flats and about 3 miles from our Seven65 Lofts, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is an absolute blast for children of all ages!  They do mean of all ages, too.  There are plenty of enjoyable things to see and do at this Children’s Museum as a family whether it is playing in the water area, checking out the STEM play and learn areas, or building in the Block Party room!

Memberships are available with day tickets being $12.50/adult, $10/child or senior adult, and children under 1 admitted for free!

5. Grow & Imagine at Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Natural History Museum Salt Lake City

Since it is only 3.4 miles from Nexus on 9th apartments and 3.2 miles from Seven65 Lofts, we can’t go without mentioning the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Natural History Museum is entertaining and educational for all!  Exhibits like: Sky, focusing on and sky formations, Native Voices, learning about the eight Native American tribes which called the Utah area home, and Past worlds, displaying dinosaur fossils and other antiques from the world before humans make this museum a must-see in the Salt Lake City area!  You won’t regret adding it to your ‘things to do in Salt Lake City’ list.

Prices range from $9.95-$14.95 with children under the age of 3 being admitted for free.  Memberships and group rates are available!

6. Take a Hike at Big Cottonwood Canyon

Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Big Cottonwood Canyon Salt Lake City

Big Cottonwood Canyon is the premier spot in Salt Lake City for hiking and observing the natural beauty of Utah.  The canyon is 11 miles from The Vue at Sugar House Crossing and 12.5 miles from Nexus on 9th apartments.  These are some beautiful sights just a short drive away!  Tours are available and the hiking is excellent pretty much year-round! Even if you are only visiting Salt Lake City, this destination needs to be on your list of things to do in Salt Lake City.

Totally free to go hiking on your own!

7. Liberty Park

600 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Liberty Park Salt Lake City

Liberty Park has beautiful grounds perfect for walking around and enjoying the weather.  It also houses Tracy Aviary, which we mentioned earlier, so now you can visit two great places on the same day with no extra travel involved.  It has great pathways for going on a run, local events which take place at the park from time to time, and plenty of space to set up a picnic, host a family gathering, or simply play around with your group of friends!  Liberty Park is about 2 miles from Axis at 739, C9 Flats, and Nexus on 9th DeAnza properties.  Make sure to add it to your things to do around Salt Lake City lists for the future!

Walking around the park is totally free!

Tour Our Properties Near Your Favorite Things to Do

For the best Salt Lake City apartments for rent near your favorite things to do, contact De Anza Properties to take a tour of your new home. We would be delighted to give you a grand tour of our properties in the Salt Lake City area. We look forward to hearing from you!