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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tips For A Perfect Family Outing In Salt Lake City

AOL Travel has this article outlining what it calls a perfect family outing in Salt Lake City. Below are excerpts from the article.

Here is our suggested itinerary of fun and exciting travel destinations that you and your kids will love to explore in Salt Lake City.

After eating a hearty breakfast somewhere convenient, start your family vacation day at This is the Place Heritage Park (2601 East Sunnyside Ave.; 801-582-1847). Nestled in beautiful Emigration Canyon, this interactive historic park will take you back in time to the earliest settlers and the Native Americans who called Utah home.

For lunch, head to the Old Spaghetti Factory (602 South 500 East; 801-521-0424). Located in historic Trolley Square -- a real Trolley station converted into a mall -- The Old Spaghetti Factory in Salt Lake City, Utah has an environment your kids will love, starting with a real trolley car right in the middle of the restaurant!

Bellies full, you're ready for your next adventure on this family vacation day in Salt Lake City, Utah with kids -- atDiscovery Gateway children's museum (444 West 100 South, Gateway Mall; 801-456-5437). Pilot a medical helicopter. Become a paramedic to help save lives. Step in front of a camera to report the news. Grow your own garden. Work in a beehive. Or drive a real car. These are just some of the fun, interactive, and educational workshops your children can participate in at the museum. 

Finish off your day with a meal at The Mayan (9400 South State St., Sandy; 801-304-4600). Step into an ancient Mayan temple, and find yourself inside a tropical rain forest. Dine in an elaborate treehouse, complete with hanging lanterns, thatched roofs, and rope rails in front of a four-story waterfall. Your kids will love the animals singing and dancing the night away on the ancient cliff. Watch as cliff divers dive, spinning in the air, from the waterfall to the pool below. Diners beware: The front-row seats will get wet.

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