Salt Lake City - Places to Go & Things to Do
Salt Lake City has a lot to offer for people coming for business or visiting for vacation. Here is some information about places in and around the city that might be useful to you when you come to Art Materials World in March 2017.
 
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SALT LAKE CITY'S MARCH WEATHER
 
From VISITSALTLAKE.COM -  http://www.visitsaltlake.com/trip-planner/weather/
Salt Lake experiences all 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Weather changes can happen rapidly; dressing in layers provides the best level of comfort for changing conditions, especially in the Spring and Fall. The semi-arid nature of the region makes wide temperature fluctuations possible. So a light jacket is a good idea even if you are visiting in the hottest months of the year.

Here are the actual temperatures for early March 2016, along with the Historical Averages - data from http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/salt-lake-city-ut/84111/march-weather/331216 
March 1
Hist. Avg. 49°
Lo 30°

2016 Actual Temp
was 59° Lo 39°
March 2
Hist. Avg. 50°
Lo 30°

2016 Actual Temp
was 68° Lo 38°
March 3
Hist. Avg. 50°
Lo 31°

2016 Actual Temp
was 69° Lo 42°

March 4
Hist. Avg. 50°
Lo 31°

2016 Actual Temp

was 68° Lo 50°

March 5
Hist. Avg. 51°
Lo 31°

2016 Actual Temp

was 62° Lo 34°
SHOW DAY ONE

March 6
Hist. Avg. 51°
Lo 32°

2016 Actual Temp

was 49° Lo 34°
SHOW DAY TWO

March 7
Hist. Avg. 52°
Lo 32°

2016 Actual Temp
was 52° Lo 32°

SHOW DAY THREE

March 8
Hist. Avg. 52°
Lo 32°
2016 Actual Temp
was 52° Lo 40°
March 9
Hist. Avg. 52°
Lo 32°
2016 Actual Temp
was 68° Lo 40°
March 10
Hist. Avg. 52°
Lo 33°
2016 Actual Temp
was 65° Lo 49°
 


Check out this list of parks that includes Antelope Island, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, located approximately one hour from Salt Lake City.




 

Here is a list of restaurants in Salt Lake City that includes the Red Iguana - The Killer Mexican Food, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and has very impressive reviews that mention the wait to get in is definitely worth it.





The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is dedicated to the universal language of music that has the power to bring joy, peace, and healing to its listeners. Made up of hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life, this unique music organization transcends cultural and generational boundaries and brings together people from around the world through stirring music. Thirty-minute organ recitals are given daily by Tabernacle organists and guest organists on Temple Square.
 




Must have been a sweet tooth day when we saw it, because Bruges Waffles & Frites  from this list -
Salt Lake Top 10 Restaurants - certainly caught our eye. They have real Belgium waffles (pictured) and their downtown location is about a half mile from the Salt Palace.





We think they must love their coffee in Salt Lake because this site - Coffee Houses - lists 38 coffee houses.  Rimini Coffee, pictured, is a small family of hard-working people who believe life is too short to drink mediocre coffee. Rimini is a about a mile from the Salt Palace. 




Salt Lake City has quite a few Art Galleries. UMOCA, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, is located within walking distance easily from the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center.





Salt Lake City is the perfect destination for the active person. Surrounded by the peaks of the enormous Wasatch Mountain Range, and filled with attractions of every variety, Salt Lake Valley offers something for everyone. Whether you’re into history, religion or outdoor activities, you’ll find yourself faced with a lifetime’s worth of exploration in Salt Lake. And surprisingly, a good many of these attractions, like the Utah State Capitol Building (pictured) cost absolutely nothing to enjoy. Free Things-To-Do 

 

 

Located at 749 East 500 South in Salt Lake City, Gilgal Sculpture Garden was envisioned, designed and created by Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. in the mid-twentieth century. Tucked in the middle of the block behind houses and businesses, many are still unaware of its existence and enjoy a true sense of discovery when they visit the garden for the first time. Gilgal Sculpture Garden contains 12 original sculptures and over 70 stones engraved with scriptures, poems, and literary texts. As a whole, Gilgal Sculpture Garden is significant as the only identified “visionary art environment” in Utah. The public is invited to visit the garden seven days a week. There is no admission charge. Read more 


If the historic sites of a city is your thing, here are some interesting places in and around Salt Lake City that you might want to visit. Pictured, the Deuel Pioneer Log Home built by pioneers when they first arrived in the city. Located on West Temple Street across from Temple Square, it has been fully restored and furnished with authentic pioneer artifacts, offering excellent insight into the lifestyle of the Mormon pioneers.
 

SKIING IN UTAH



Salt Lake Area Ski Resorts            Ski Salt Lake           Ski Utah








Alta
 
For skiers only - no snowboards. Great for no-nonsense advanced skiers, but beginners and intermediates will also find plenty of runs at their level.

Brighton
A favorite of Salt Lake City locals for its low prices, kids ski free policy, and popular ski school. Great mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain.

Canyons Resort
Large ski resort, sprawling across eight mountains, so it's great for skiers and boarders who like to explore. Has a village, lodges and condos along with excellent dining.

Deer Valley
Skiers only, amazing customer service, incredible dining, and incredible lodging. A lot of beginner and intermediate terrain and some advanced. Overall, great for intermediates and lovers of luxury.

Park City
Huge with a lot of intermediate terrain. Has a great ski school with instructors from around the globe. The resort is well integrated with the town of Park City.

Snowbird
A hip, elegant resort and an advanced skier or boarder's paradise, with piles of Utah powder and acres of challenging terrain. 

Solitude
Solitude, in Big Cottonwood Canyon, lives up to its name with uncrowded conditions and untracked snow.  A good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain.  Small village with some good lodging options.

Sundance
In gorgeous Provo Canyon -  smallest ski resort, smaller crowds and a quiet, and rustic atmosphere can be perfect for a relaxing getaway. Dining and lodging options are terrific at Sundance and reflect the tastes of the resort's founder, Robert Redford.