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Dreamy winter getaway at DEER CREEK RANCH HOUSE - Wallsburg, UT

We are always on the search for the most unique experiences and staycation ideas and we have an awesome one to share with you today! We just discovered the sleepy little mountain town of Wallsburg, UT. Have you been? We had such an amazing experience, the kids didn't want to leave. Obviously they didn't want to go home the last day, thats a given. But they didn't want to leave to go do anything else during our stay. And you know, we usually just "sleep" at vacation rentals because we are out exploring non stop, but this little ranch house

Canyon Overlook Trail | 12 Utah Staycations

During our last visit to Zion, we used the FREE shuttle system so I didn't even know about the other side of Zion National Park. There is an awesome tunnel that is over a mile long that you can drive through. Right as you exit the tunnel, start searching for a parking spot. There is a small parking lot to the right, and parking along the road to the left. This overlook hike is basically a mini Angels Landing. It's a short hike, about 30 minutes, and the views are incredible. There are some steep cliffs so keep the littles

Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge Hike for Christmas

*update 1/2021 If you start this hike at the Hidden Valley park trail head you will cross 2 more cool bridges. We first posted about the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge Hike over two years ago! Elise from @3KidsTravel gave us all the tips we needed so that when we hiked it ourselves we knew what to expect! (It's been on my bucket list since then check out the original article here.) Since we were traveling to Cedar City for the Holidays, we thought it would be fun to stop somewhere along the way we hadn't stayed before. We randomly decided

Ogden Christmas Tree on The Bonneville Shoreline

We finally did it! After one failed attempt, we headed back up the mountain to find the Ogden Christmas Tree on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail! It's just as lovely as all the photos we've seen. Lucky for us, this is a trail we know and love VERY much. We actually call it the Bench Hike Trail. Because if you go further south on the trail you'll find yourself at the best bench to view Ogden City. Today, it was 47 degrees. It was the perfect day to attempt hiking to the Ogden Christmas Tree. We tried earlier this week, but

List of Winter Businesses in Bear Lake

Ever wonder what one does during the winter in Bear Lake? While, it's true, most of the favorite stuff to do is in the summer, winter in Bear Lake should not be forgotten. There's something about hunkering down in a cabin, with a fire, gazing out the window at the frozen Bear Lake. Or maybe you are super adventurous and go snowmobiling, snowshoeing or even ice fishing. Either way, let it me known, there is more to Bear Lake than just swimming and boating. Below is a list of the businesses that are ACTUALLY open in the winter. (I'm sure

Winter Swim Lessons in Utah

One of the ways we have figured out to beat the winter blues in our house is swim lessons. It has helped us have something to look forward to while the snow keeps falling. Growing up and living in Florida most my life, swimming and water sports were an every day thing. When we moved here I wanted to make sure my girls still developed a love for the water and the skills to stay safe near it. We moved to Utah when my older daughter was 2. She loved the water. In Florida we would spend hours a day

Some Straight Talk About Curling | Utah Olympic Oval

We're a little late with the article, but there is still time! J'Nel is here to tell us about her experience at the Utah Olympic Oval. With the weather trying to make up its mind between warming up to spring or remaining cold, now is the perfect time to introduce your family to a new sport: curling. Wait! Come back! I’m serious. The perennial butt of Olympic jokes is a uniquely compelling sport, and it’s gaining in popularity. Plus, Salt Lake City has one of the best facilities in the nation to discover the sport. To the casual observer, it

Snowshoeing Guardsman Pass Road | Big Cottonwood Canyon

The thing that I have found helps me to get through winter in Northern Utah is embracing it. Once I am playing in the snow and admiring all the ice crystals it is then that I find peace. I feel so privileged to be living so close to MOUNTAINS. Seriously, I can be in so many mountains/canyons in less than 30 minutes. I personally love Salt Lake City so much for this very reason. It is so close to mountains and I find that frequently taking my kids outside helps me in so many ways. First of all, my house

Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge Hike | Adventurin'

Hi! I'm Elise from @3KidsTravel. I love to hike and adventure around Salt Lake City with my three girls (ages 7, 5, and 3) when we aren't traveling the world. One of our friends recently told us about the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge Hike in Draper and we knew we needed to check it out. We were going to wait until spring to go on this hike but we've been going stir crazy with the unpredictable weather this winter. So, we decided to just try it on a sunny Saturday even though there was still a layer of snow on

Storybrook Play Cafe | Grubbin' & Field Trippin'

We are always on the hunt for a playdate location that is equally child and parent friendly. We were excited when we found out about the Storybrook Play Cafe. It is the first of its kind in Salt Lake. The play cafe offers a safe and clean space designed especially for children 6 months to 6 years old to play while parents catch up, work, or relax on comfy couches tucked all around the play areas. (Be sure to find the Discount at the end!) My husband and I brought our two boys, ages 3 months and 21 months, to
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