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Indoor Activities

Utah’s extreme seasons make for world-class outdoor recreation, but everyone needs the occasional day spent indoors avoiding the hottest, coldest or rainiest days of the year. Luckily there is no shortage of museums, shops, sports centers and experiences to keep you and your family active, entertained and well-fed during the peak of winter or summer. Here are some of our favorite indoor activities in Utah.

Winter Activities More Things To Do

Shop & Dine

Indoor Shopping

Peruse outlet malls, antique shops and handcrafted boutiques to pass the time during rainy or winter days. City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City has over 90 stores and restaurants sprawled across two city blocks, with a retractable ceiling to keep out inclement weather. Don’t miss the quirky shops and good eats at nearby Trolley Square. You can find indoor shopping centers and independent stores in every corner of the state.

Shopping in Salt Lake

Try a New Recipe at Home

Cooking a homemade meal with friends and family is a surefire way to brighten even the gloomiest of days. Utah has some of the best dining options around, but you can experience the same culinary excellence from home by following their recipes. Try your hand at classic Utah dinner recipes like Goulding’s famous fry bread and navajo tacos or Tona Sushi’s sauteed garlic edamame. Want to satisfy your craving for Caputo’s sea salt chocolate chip cookies without leaving the house? Follow this recipe to deliver chocolatey goodness straight to your table. Finish off the evening with a round of homemade cocktails.

Culinary Inspiration

Eva's, Salt Lake City

Photo: Austen Diamond

Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City.

Photo: Steve Greenwood

Trolley Square

Photo: Austen Diamond, Visit Salt Lake

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