Silver Lining: experiencing big cities

December 5, 2012

experiencing big cities

"Experiencing" any big city is an ambiguous term. 

On Saturday we spent a few hours in Salt Lake with our friends, wandering around City Creek and seeing the lights at Temple Square and of course sipping {ultrasweet} hot chocolate from Hatch Family Chocolates {a few sips of that stuff is all I can handle!}. We left saying we experienced the city, and we did, but upon further reflection - everything we did was within a few blocks of each other, and it's mostly the popular, touristy section of town. 

Love this building.

Although might I mention that going anywhere, even the "popular" part of Salt Lake, is such an adventure with this cute girl {seriously. her eyelashes. what do I have to do to wake up with eyelashes like that in the next life?}.

Photo credit: Jessa
So here's my question - after the holiday craziness calms down and the lights are down and the Christmas sales are over -- what else should we do in Salt Lake? Our days in this state are numbered, and we want to actually experience Salt Lake, which I think includes the touristy stuff {again, back to the overwhelming sweetness of Hatch Family, which brings me back to those award-winning eyelashes}, as well as the non-touristy stuff.

How does one truly "experience" a city anyway?
Anyone have ideas?
And what if you love architecture in SLC? Any beautiful buildings?

PS I posted here about some of our recent city adventures, including some of our favorite less well-know spots.


  1. One of my most memorable Salt Lake City adventures was going to this Heritage Park at Thanksgiving Point. My family would go sometime around Christmas every year and it seemed so magical! There was a little town set up with people in the appropriate period attire doing appropriate period activities like making popcorn strands for the tree, baking shortbread, sewing homemade dolls, singing old-fashioned Christmas songs and teaching certain dances, etc. It was so cool! I would strongly recommend going! I can't for the life of me remember what the name of it is called but I'm pretty sure it's a popular place. You should check it out!

  2. so salt lake isn't a big city, haha. so you've probably done most of the important things. but i suggest that you go to the pie if you haven't, go to the capital building--i lobbyed there once--go to the top of one of the tall buildings, i forgot what its called but ill take you there and then backyard of a sketch sushi place thats open 24/7 ill take you there too. haha. however, i still have not seen the christmas temple lights, thats what im doing this weekend.


  3. Oh, I totally agree with The Pie! Make sure you go to the original restaurant, the one underneath university pharmacy just west of president's circle on the U campus. I love Tracy Aviary, it's in the southwest corner of Liberty Park. They are open year-round, so take advantage of one of the nice days we've been having :)

  4. Oh my goodness, I LOVE salt lake city. (Obviously, because that is where I have spent my whole life until now) THere is so much to do! I think a huge part of 'Salt Lake' is the outdoor activities... so I would send you to the mountains :) But city wise-- there are so many delicious restaurants to check out as well as cool church museums-- this is the place park is cool. Go to REAL game. I could go on and on... maybe I will have to do a post about cool things in slc :)

  5. I'm your newest follower from "share the love". We are new to Utah too, but southern Utah. We are planning on taking a trip up to SLC sometime soon, so I can't wait to see what other ideas I can steal from your comments :)

  6. Oh my goodness- what an adorable little one :) And that building is truly beautiful. I'm following now from the Blog hop and hope you'll stop by and do the same :)
    xo, Sarah

  7. hi. i'm following the almost friday blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    new follower bev

  8. The Church of the Madeline is beautiful.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...