Salt Lake City is a fantastic place to visit during the winter. There is a lot to do in town, but it’s the easy access to the slopes that brings so many people here. We are thrilled to be able to assist with snowboard rentals, ski rentals, ski tunes, and more. But we’re also happy to help our customers get the most out of spring and summer.
For the record, spring is a wonderful time to visit the Salt Lake City area. There is so much to see and do that it’s really hard to get to everything in a single trip. If you live here, you know there’s never a time when nothing is going on. You have plenty to keep your calendar full.
While we transition our ski shop to prepare for bike tunes, paddleboard and kayak rental, and other services for spring or summer, we thought it might be a good idea to talk about some of the wonderful things to do here in Salt Lake City at this time of year.
1. Enjoy Cottonwood Canyon
The canyons in and around Salt Lake City are spectacular during the spring. You might want to check out Cottonwood Canyon. Actually, there are two of them: Little and Big Cottonwood. Miles of hiking trails makes for hours of adventure. The one thing to remember about Cottonwood is that you might still find snow on the ground during the early spring. Keep an eye on the forecast and dress accordingly.
2. Spend the Day with the Animals
Locals and out-of-town visitors alike can take advantage of many opportunities to visit with the animals in SLC. One of our most popular attractions is the Hogle Zoo. It’s an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo with plenty of adventures for every member of the family. Most of the exhibits are designed to mimic the natural environments of the animals within, so it’s a chance to see the animals in a more natural element.
Other options for spending the day with animals include the Tracy Aviary, Living Planet Aquarium, the Wheeler Historic Farm, and the Farm at Gardner Village.
3. Check Out Some History
If you like to combine the great outdoors with a bit of local history, we suggest you check out the Pioneer Memorial Museum and This Is the Place Heritage Park. You’ll see some amazing things and learn about what life was like in Utah back in the day.
4. Don’t Forget the Culture
Utah is known as being a great place for winter skiing and summer kayaking. But every now and again you might want to take in the great outdoors and enjoy some culture. Salt Lake City does not disappoint. We recommend checking out Temple Square in downtown SLC. It really is impressive.
You can also pay a visit to the Clark Planetarium and Gale Center of History and Culture. Last we knew, both offered free admission. Check with them to be sure, just in case things have changed. Also, be sure to check out the Natural History Museum of Utah and Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum.
Spring is a fantastic time to visit Salt Lake City. Whether you live an hour or two away or come to Utah from another state, those of us who live and work locally want you to feel welcome. If you are coming in from out of town and want to spend some time outdoors, stop by Canyon Sports for kayak, paddleboard, and bike rental. And if you live locally, we are your best bet for bike tunes.