the ultimate utah summer bucket list

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With  the heat here, we have rounded up over 75 activities for The Ultimate Utah Summer Bucket List so you can make the most of the season. We have even sorted them into price ranges (these are total guesstimates).  Pick some, or if you are brave, all of them and grab your littles and enjoy the sun!

*Activities subject to change hours, pricing or close without notice. They existed at the time this post was published!

Free! (*Some libraries lend passes to the state and national parks and monuments, check your local branch. If not, there are entrance fees.)

  • Check out Cascade Springs
  • Hike the Y
  • Splash Pads
  • Ride Bikes
  • Draw with Sidewalk Chalk
  • Blow Bubbles
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Fly a Kite
  • Throw a Frisbee in the park
  • Bocce Ball
  • Movies in the Park (Check your local parks!)
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Play Tennis
  • Barbecue with Friends
  • Natural Rock Waterslide in Alpine
  • Stroll down Main Street Park City
  • Have a Picnic
  • Hike Mount Timpanogos
  • City Festivals
  • Drive the Alpine Loop
  • Music in the Park
  • Wheeler Farms
  • Bear Lake (They have amazing hot springs too!)
  • Make Homemade Icecream
  • Play in the fountains at City Creek
  • Get strawberries and cream at Strawberry Days in Pleasant Grove
  • Feel the mist at Bridal Veil Falls
  • Get your Swiss on at Swiss Days
  • Feed Ducks
  • Flaming Gorge
  • See the delicate arch at Arches National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Hike through Canyonlands
  • Camp in Goblin Valley
  • Go to Bryce Canyon
  • Lake Powell
  • Granite Flats Campground
  • Hike to Silver Lake
  • Check out Cedar Breaks
  • Gigal Sculpture Garden
  • $1-10

  • Visit the American West Heritage Center 
  • Hike to Timp Cave
  • Drive in Movies (West Valley City)
  • City Pool
  • Outdoor Plays at the Scera Theater
  • Mini Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tube down the River
  • Plant a Garden
  • Food Truck Roundup
  • Take the Train. AKA Front Runner and explore down town
  • Snow Cones
  • Twilight Concert Series
  • Tour Antelope Island
  • Golden Spike State Park
  • Utah Olympic Park and Olympic Oval
  • Outdoor Ropes Course
  • Provo Beach Resort
  • Clark Planetarium
  • Dinosaur Monument and Dino Land
  • Local Farm Tour
  • Batting Cages
  • $$10-15

  • This is the Place Monument Park
  • Utah’s State Fair
  • Alpine Slide in Park City
  • Tracy Aviary
  • Take a ride on the Heber Creeper (Heber Valley Railroad)
  • Baseball games (Orem Owlz and Salt Lake Bee’s)
  • Hogle Zoo
  • Living Planet Aquarium
  • $$$15+

  • Camp at Zion’s National Park  (tip: check out your local library to rent a park pass!)
  • Lagoooon!!! (Discounted tickets can be found at Deseret Book!)
  • 7 Peaks Water Park (DISCOUNTED PASS OF ALL PASSES HERE.)
  • Don’t live in Utah? Come visit!

    What’s on your summer bucket list?!

    lunchbox: homemade lunchable

    My kids like the novelty of Lunchables.  I get it.  I liked them when I was young, too.  Now that I’m a mom, I don’t like the processed cheese, sugary drink, and that they don’t have fruit or veggies.  We make our own around here and they are a big hit.  Even with Isca, who would eat PB and J at every meal for the rest of her life if I let her.

    Thermos lunchbox, Rubbermaid Sandwich Kit, Cars water bottle, smile bag, pirate card- Target

    I love the Rubbermaid Sandwich Kit.  It comes with 4 containers with snap-on lids and a freezer pack that the containers snap onto.  It keeps the meat and cheese cold and safe.

    Who’s eating:

    Noa, 1st grade boy, 6 almost 7

    What’s in it:

    water
    banana
    6 club crackers
    6 slices deli turkey
    3 slices cheddar cheese
    4 baby carrots
    napkin
    pirate card with a note from mom

    Where do I get it:

    Target.  The smile bags and little cards were at the Dollar Spot before school started but you might have luck finding the other items.

    Rad Mom Cool Kid

    Rad Mom Cool Kid