Journey Healing Center is ideally situated in an incomparably beautiful setting between the Wasatch mountains and the Great Salt Lake. Families who come to participate in family programs at Journey and who will be spending time in the Salt Lake City area have many lodging options to choose from, as well as countless opportunities for sports and recreation, arts and culture, and attractions and activities to make their stay memorable.
Sports and Recreation
Well-known as an outdoor recreation mecca, Salt Lake City is especially beloved by skiers and snowboarders. With its prime location in the Wasatch Range, winter slopes beckon skiers of every ability level. Eight ski resorts are within 50 miles of the city: Alta, Brighton, Solitude and Snowbird (in the Wasatch mountains), and three more in nearby Park City. Speak Confidentially with a Journey Advisor at 844-878-1979.
In the summer, hiking, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking and other outdoor activities are popular with visitors. Small reservoirs and rivers in the Wasatch mountains are great for boating, fishing and water-related activities.
Culture and Arts
Cultural excursions abound in Salt Lake City. These include the Church History Museum, operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints and the Clark Planetarium, home to an IMAX theater, a children’s museum and Discovery Gateway. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is on the University of Utah campus, as is the Natural History Museum of Utah. Other museums in the area include the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Memorial Museum, the Social Hall Heritage Museum, Fort Douglas Military Museum, Utah State Historical Society, and The Leonardo, a science and technology museum.
Looking for performing arts? The many venues in Salt Lake City include professional and amateur theater. Traveling Broadway and off-Broadway performances take place in the historic Capitol Theatre. Check out the local professional acting companies, including the Pioneer Theatre Company, Plan-B Theatre Company and Salt Lake Acting Company. There’s also the Off-Broadway Theatre in the historic Clift Building, which features comedy plays and Laughing Stock, Utah’s longest-running improv comedy troupe. Speak Confidentially with a Journey Advisor at 844-878-1979.
Music lovers can’t miss the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly program, Music and the Spoken Word. Salt Lake City is also home to the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
Two highly ranked dance departments, the Ballet Department and the Department of Modern Dance are at the University of Utah. Professional dance companies include the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Repertory Dance Theater, performing at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, and Ballet West.
One of Utah’s major state holidays is Pioneer Day in July, the anniversary of Mormon pioneers’ entry into the Salt Lake Valley. Other events include First Night on New Year’s Eve, Utah Pride Festival (a three-day event in June), the Greek Festival, and the Utah Arts Festival. Salt Lake City also hosts portions of the Sundance Film Festival in nearby Park City each year.
Shopping & Attractions
For shoppers, Salt Lake City offers something for everyone, ranging from Trolley Square, an indoor and outdoor mall with independent art boutiques, restaurants and major national retailers. Your family members will also want to check out the Gateway District and City Creek Center.
Within close proximity to Salt Lake City are the Golden Spike National Historic Site, the Lagoon amusement park, the Great Salt Lake, the Bonneville Salt Flats, Gardner Historic Village, the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, and the Bingham Canyon Mine.
Five-star restaurants, spas for relaxation and massage, and quiet time in the privacy of your family’s lodging accommodations offer time for contemplating how best to support you on your healing journey at Journey Healing Center. Speak Confidentially with a Journey Advisor at 844-878-1979.