Switching to Daylight Saving Time (DST) means we’ll have extra sunlight, soon. And that also means having more outdoor time for leisure or recreation. Sounds fun. Even better, consider yourself lucky that you live in Utah. There are so many fun things to do in this lovely state. From biking to mountain climbing, it’s the perfect place for outdoor lovers. Are you ready? Here are some activities you and your family can enjoy making the most out of the day’s extra sunlight.
Sail on the Great Salt Lake
The Great Salt Lake Yacht Club, known as the “World’s Saltiest Sailors,” can tell you a thing or two about breathtaking sunsets offered at the Great Salt Lake. Set sail on the largest salt water lake around and enjoy the scenery. Not a fan of sailing? No problem. Head on over to Antelope Island’s visitor center and enjoy the hilltop views, and sunset, too.
Hike to Delicate Arch
A famous landmark in Arches National Park, Delicate Arch is a very interesting work of nature. You’ve probably seen it as a desktop wallpaper or magazine cover. Beautiful, isn’t it? Of course, it’s lovelier when you see it in person. Bring your family. And don’t forget the camera. Here’s a secret: Wait for the sunset. You’ll see how breathtaking this place is, too.
Observe birds on the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge or The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
Another wildlife adventure, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (north end of the Great Salt Lake) and The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve (west Layton) are perfect places to experience bird watching at its best. These locations attract different species of birds and waterfowl throughout the year.
Explore Salt Lake City
How well do you know your own backyard of Salt Lake City? Load up the family and grab a city map. You’ll be surprised that the city is filled with interesting destinations. If you prefer educational, go to The Leonardo Museum or the Clark Planetarium. For adventurers and outdoor geeks, visit the Liberty Park, Tracy Aviary, Red Butte Garden, Hogle Zoo, or one of several ski resorts. Want more excitement? Bring them at Thanksgiving Point or watch a concert at the Sandy Amphitheater. The fun is endless.