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Places to Visit in Summer with Kids in and around Salt Lake City

If you want a wet, cool place to hang out for the Utah summer heat during the harsh months of July and August, look no further than this list!
We have gathered some fantastic spots for water fun—including waterparks and sprinklers where kids can cool off from these difficult times. Remember: don’t let the hot temperatures keep you indoors all day long when there are so many places just waiting to become your new favorite summer spot! 



Spend the day at the Lake

There are over 647 lakes in Utah and a bunch of cool options near Salt Lake City! Perhaps the best option is to visit Lake Powell, rent a houseboat, or simply enjoy a nice picnic with some splash in the lake!


700 N 2200 W, Layton, UT 84041

Ellison Park Splash Pad

This amazing water playground has over 20 water spray features, including a soaker water cannon, a water umbrella, a water dragon, and ground-level water elements for kids of all ages. The drive from Salt Lake City is totally worth it for your little ones to cool off and have fun at this cool park!

Still looking for more water fun options in and around Salt Lake City?

Then check out our list of The Best Water Parks and Aquatic Centers in Utah and The Best Splash Pads in and Near Salt Lake City!

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