Saturday, May 21, 2016

1 Year Membership Giveaway!

I am excited to tell you that we have teamed up with This Is The Place Heritage Park to giveaway a 1 year family membership to This Is The Place!

The season membership includes:
General Admission
Unlimited Pony Rides
Unlimited Train Rides
10% discount to the Heritage Gift Shop and ZCMI store
10% discount at Huntsman Grill
Admits up to 2 named adults
50% discount at Candlelight Christmas
Dependent children under the age of 18, or up to 6 grandchildren under 18 years

To enter to win head over to I Heart Salt Lake on Instagram 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Geckos Live at Natural History Museum of Utah

By Kim Cracroft

Tucked away on Wakara Way located in Salt Lake City, is the Natural History Museum of Utah. It's simply put... Amazing!
There is so much to look at and so many things to do... The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about their surroundings! It is for all ages 1 to 100.

Right now til May they have an exhibit they are featuring called "Geckos Live" and It did not disappoint! You walk into the exhibit and you are whisked away on an totally awesome adventure of finding the camouflaged geckos in their habitats. They are hiding in rocks or tree branches, sliding down the windows and they are very still so looking for them can sometimes be tricky. They have a sign on each exhibit telling you how many geckos to look for... My littles thought that was pretty fun!

They have a wonderful cafe' and a fun gift shop you can peruse after making your way through the museum! After we did the gecko exhibit, we went and looked at the dinosaur exhibit, brushed away dirt to find artifacts, and played in the sand to dig up Dino bones.
Overall it was a really good time! We have been a time or two before, but you can never visit this place too much... They offer memberships, day passes and children parties. Hope you get to visit soon!

We are giving away 4 tickets to the Natural History Museum of Utah on our Instagram. Go there to enter.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Storybrook Play Cafe

A quaint little play place for children opened up not too long ago in Millcreek and we had to check it out.

Storybrook Play Cafe is an indoor play place that both kids and parents love. It's great for parties, small get togethers or just a fun time. There are pint size playhouses, a ball pit, a mini puppet theater, cars, dolls, and toys galore. The play area caters to kids under 6 years old.

Everything is really clean and they ask that everyone wears socks to help keep it that way. 

The cafe serves, beverages, smoothies, healthy snacks and more. It's the perfect place for parents to visit with friends while the kids play, get a little work done or even get down on the floor and play with your little ones.

The themed play events are really fun too. They have had Scales and Tails visit, princesses, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and many other fun themed play dates. Follow Storybrook Play Cafe on Instagram for more information.

(801) 669-0628
1538 East 3300 South

Monday through Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Thursday, March 31, 2016

5 Best Bike Trails Near Salt Lake City

By Christensen and Hymas Utah Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Spring is on its way, and the time for searching out bike trails near Salt Lake is here! While some of the higher mountain trails may still be a little snowy, there are lots of great options closer to home. Here are 5 of our favorites:

Our Favorite Bike Trails near Salt Lake
  • We love this trail — a 17-mile paved path along Utah Valley. It has multiple points of access, from American Fork down to Orem. It features restrooms, water fountains, and early access.
  • This trail runs about 10 miles from Sandy to Point of the Mountain. It winds through neighborhoods and along streets, and is great for a casual family ride.
  • This is a 14-mile paved trail that never crosses any streets, allowing for a smooth, uninterrupted ride through the Farmington and Salt Lake areas. The Legacy Parkway Trail offers some great views of Utah’s spring scenery. Unfortunately, there is no restroom or drinking water access on the trail.
  • The Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail trail intersects the Legacy Parkway Trail. It is nearly 25 miles long and runs from Roy to Bountiful.
  • This trail also connects to the Legacy Parkway Trail, and weaves through Utah, Salt Lake, and Davis counties. It is the longest trail on our list, stretching for over 40 miles. Construction and gaps can make the trail difficult to follow, but Salt Lake County offers a map to help you navigate.
The Best Bike Trail in Utah that Should be Paved
This trail begins at Cascade Springs on the Alpine Loop and continues over the mountain past the Soldier Hollow Olympic Site to the Dear Creek Dam Trail head. It runs for about 8 miles from the Utah to Heber Valleys. It is currently unpaved, but we think it would make a great paved trail for all types of cyclists. Currently, cyclists have to travel around Deer Creek Reservoir to get from Utah County to Midway and Heber, but this road has a narrow shoulder and cars traveling at fast speeds.  Paving the Deer Creek Parkway would protect cyclists and allow for some epic rides throughout multiple counties.  


Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas are Utah Bicycle Accident Attorneys at Christensen & Hymas . A large portion of their practice is dedicated to helping cyclists injured in collisions with motor vehicles. They are avid cyclists and nationally recognized legal experts on cycling laws and safety. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Baby Animal Days! Win Tickets!

Baby animal days might be one of our very favorite things at This Is The Place Heritage Park. Who doesn't love seeing baby farm animals? The season kicks off March 24th-26th and we can't wait!

This Is The Place will be celebrating their baby animals for an entire month and we are giving away free tickets on our Instagram. Bring the whole family to experience the fun for yourselves. Hold a baby chick, pet a baby goat, let your kids take a pony ride, see the Skymasters Bird show and much more. For more information check out their website.

Baby Animal Days Kick Off
March 24th-26th
10:00 am- 5:00pm

Receive $2.00 off your tickets by mentioning I Heart Salt Lake. 

Enter to win a family day pass for 6 plus a dozen Brigham's donuts over on our Instagram

Monday, March 7, 2016

Red Button Vintage Creamery

With the weather getting warmer we can't help but want ice cream and we are loving the locally made ice cream from Red Button Vintage Creamery. We love the unique flavors from Red Button that we haven't found anywhere else.

Some of our favorite flavors in no particular order.

Black Licorice. If you like black licorice then you will love this ice cream!

Sprinkled Animal Cookie. The perfect way to bring out the kid in yourself with this tasty treat.

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip. This flavor was originally a limited edition flavor but after so many requests Red Button added it to their everyday flavors.

Lime Rickey Sherbet. The perfect mix of sweet and tart, just like the yummy drink.

Red Button has many more flavors most of which are unique that you won't find anywhere else. You can pick up some ice cream for yourself at a locally owned member of Associated Foods. List of stores found here.

GIVEAWAY: You can also head over the I Heart Salt Instagram for a chance to win some Red Button Vintage Creamery Ice cream to try some for yourself!

Have you tried Red Button ice cream? If so what is your favorite flavor?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Order Gourmet Burgers at Kiosks inside Utah McDonald's

By Victoria Saley from obSEUSSed

If you haven't been to McDonald's this month, you'll be surprised at the changes you'll see inside. Utah is a test market to try a new dining experience and when I tried it this month, I can tell you this is a game-changer for McDonald's. 

Marissa and I had fun trying out the kiosk.

Walk inside your local McDonald's and you'll notice the Create Your Taste touchscreen kiosk (60+ restaurants will offer this in Utah by the end of 2015. It is brand new!). It allows you to customize your perfect burger. In addition to the traditional sesame seed bun, there are now options like artisan breads, ciabatta rolls and lettuce wrapped burgers. You can make it any way you want.

To tell you the truth, the only negative thing I could notice is that it took a little longer to order at first because I wanted scroll through to see all the 20+ toppings like guacamole, sriracha mayo, chili lime tortilla strips, caramelized onions and more.  The first time you try it, just plan to take your time to see all the options. Once you know the basics, you'll be a pro in no time. 

Pay at the kiosk and they deliver your food to your table in stylish wire baskets. It takes 5-10 minutes for them to freshly prepare the food but I enjoyed my time waiting as I sipped on my soda, looked at my phone (gotta love that free wi-fi at McD) and watched my kids play in the play land. The 2nd and 3rd visits I ordered for just myself (not my whole family), the order was done just under 5 minutes.

It was so much fun customizing my burger to my taste. I tried a gourmet burger on an artisan roll with pepper jack cheese, guacamole and Sriracha mayo.  Yes, it had a kick! You can tell a difference in the meat and how it is prepared. They have a separate grill to pan sear the burgers. McDonald's explained each restaurant has hired 2-3 additional staff to run Create Your Taste, (including a chef to run the grill) so computers are not replacing jobs.

I was so impressed with this new gourmet burger dining experience at McDonald's. 
I'm excited Utah is one of the few test markets to start offering Create Your Taste.  Look for the logo outside your McDonald's. Check this link for a location near you: Create Your Taste Locations




We want you to try it out too. I Heart Salt Lake is giving away a $25 McDonald's Arch Card (gift card).

To enter the giveaway fill out the form below.

The winner is Cathie P!
Giveaway ends at midnight Decemeber7, 2015.
Winner will be chosen at random. 

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*Disclaimer: I was provided a free meal to test this out and gift cards to share with readers of iHSL. All opinions are 100% my own. (seriously impressed with the changes at McD!)