Comfort Inn & Suites Woods Cross - Salt Lake City North
2437 S. Wildcat Way
Woods Cross, UT 84010
Phone: (801) 298-3900
Fax: (801) 298-9759
This small mountain peak trail offers spectacular views of the Great Salt Lake and the surrounding valley. It's rumored that Brigham Young hiked to the peak to survey the area and discussed the plans he had for constructing the city he intended to build. To commemorate this, a small monument can be seen from the summit. A well-marked path with remarkable views, this trail is well worth a hike.
This beautiful park, dedicated to the veterans of Utah, is refreshingly quiet and serene. The towering trees throughout and the Harbor of Beauty pond create a feeling of peacefulness for those who just want a quiet, meditative walk in the park. On the east bank is the Freedom Trail. On the west, the paved path goes all the way up to City Creek Canyon. The park is dog-friendly as long as pets are leashed—however, owners may unleash dogs in the canyon.
Nestled in a square surrounded by skyscrapers, this outdoor city center offers an ongoing variety of events that change with the seasons and provide activities for visitors of all ages. Artwork in bronze relief, frequent concerts and an evolving glass-block bridge please those who like to watch their entertainment, while a giant chess board, a winter season ice-rink and numerous festivals entice those who prefer to participate. The amphitheater at Gallivan Center plays host to varied concerts throughout the year, including the popular Twilight Series offered Thursday evenings mid-July through mid-August.
This local garden is famous for its mix of cultural heritage captured in several statues, along with quotes from Rousseau, Emerson and the Bible. Gilgal Gardens is part of (and pokes fun at) Utah cultural history, although the locals scratch their heads in wonder at some of the chosen subject matter. The garden will provide visitors with a nice stroll and will certainly arouse curiosity in all who take the time to look around. The park is open daily from 9a until dusk.
Constructed in 1969, the Jon M Huntsman Center resembles a saucer from an aerial view. Don't let the pristine silver dome fool you, this place goes wild when the Utes' fans arrive to cheer the home team. Located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, this stadium is the home arena of the Utah Utes college basketball team, and is built to hold 15,000 chair seats for sports fanatics. Graduation ceremonies, gymnastics championships and prestigious world sports events are some of the other events held at this venue.
Operated by the University of Utah, these botanical gardens offer visitors panoramic valley views and an extensive collection of plants, trees, flowers and shrubs from around the world. The gardens and arboretum remain open all year with displays changing to fit the season. The visitors' center offers frequent educational programs, miles of hiking trail beckon outdoor enthusiasts and light shows, chamber concerts and guided treks entertain guests throughout the year.
Salt Lake City Sports Complex and Steiner Aquatic Center is the lifeline of Salt Lake City. It is no exaggeration that this complex is world class; it was the training venue for athletes in the 2002 Olympics. The pools are Olympic sized and classes are conducted under the guidance of professional coaches. Not just sports, but also nutrition, yoga, sports psychology and dance are taught to those interested. Community service is something the complex takes seriously as it gives an opportunity to senior citizens to act as foster parents to youth with special needs. These citizens are then paid a weekly stipend.
Stretching along the banks of the Jordan River, this interesting International Peace Garden and park encourages visitors to consider the many cultures contributing to the prosperity of the Salt Lake Basin. More than 25 cultures are represented with statues, structures and garden plots. Visitors can stroll among windmills, pagodas and Viking tombs and pause for contemplation in front of statues depicting a preaching Buddha or Hans Christian Andersen. Learn something new about Utah.
Have you ever seen a human imprinted bird? Interested? Then this downtown aviary is the place to go. Housing more than 500 birds from 150 species, this is a great place to encounter birds up close and personal. Enjoy an amazing bird show during the warmer months, and gawk at the beautiful peacocks that roam the grounds.
Located just 20 minutes north of Salt Lake, this is Utah's oldest and largest amusement park. Featuring more than 40 rides, including four different coasters, the park is open from May to October (weather permitting) and offers traditional theme park attractions. X-Venture Zone attractions (including go-cart races and catapult) are not included in an all-day ride pass. Groups and special events are welcome. Check out website for further details.
Horses kick up the dusty road and children suck on molasses candy in the living history village called Old Deseret. Structures include a schoolhouse, stores, hotel, and many others. Interactive activities help convey the feel of an 1850 town in Utah. Plan on spending most of the day being captivated. Learn about how this park got its name by visiting the wonderful monument erected in 1947. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day.
With an excellent staff and educational programs, this mid size zoo remains a favorite with kids. The Hogle Zoo plays home to over 200 species. Outstanding exhibits include Elephant Encounter exhibit, the Primate Forest and The African Savannah. The zoo remains open all year. Children two years and under are admitted free.