Family Friendly Vacation Destinations - Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah

Temple Square in Salt Lake City is my favorite family friendly place for a vacation. Many people like to go to temple square at Christmas time when brightly colored lights fill the trees on a frosty night. My favorite time is at Easter when carefully tended gardens display a rainbow of color and the quiet hope that spring always comes after even the longest winter. . . what seems dead always comes back to life. I was married in the Salt Lake Temple so this beautiful sacred place has special meaning to me. Ten children and 20 grandchildren later, my husband and I will celebrate our 37th anniversary this June. 
This is a view of City Creek - a new commercial area across the street from Temple Square.
City Creek Center includes more than 700,000 square feet of retail space
within the 23-acre City Creek development on three blocks in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.
Over 90 stores and restaurants (one third new-to-the-market) and 
5,000 large, well-lit underground parking spaces
The outdoor fountains in City Creek are stunning.
I loved the covered walk-way so you can cross the street in style.

My favorite place on Temple Square is in the visitor's center where a larger than life statue of Christ calms the soul and calls for quiet reflection on the meaning of life.
I love the spring flowers that adorn every garden and fill the air with sweet assurance that only spring can bring.

Across the street from temple square are two museums for family history and church history. There are child friendly hands-on-areas for the children.
I love the Assembly Hall that looks the same as it did in Pioneer Days.
The near-by Church Office Building also has beautiful gardens and statues that delight the eye and refresh the soul.
Even though you are in the heart of a big city, Temple Square feels like a private walled place - perfect for personal meditation. Everything at temple square is free and open to the public.
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