I can hardly believe summer is over already and it is time to go back to school shopping. UGH! That last comment was more for the summer is over, because I actually enjoy back to school shopping. Especially here in Salt Lake City because of the great malls that are conveniently located in the area. Not only are they filled with many different retail stores to fit whatever the style and look your children have, but there is plenty to do outside of shopping.
First of all, I love the Gateway Mall. But it’s not just a mall. It is upscale and has so much to offer. It’s downtown Salt Lake City’s destination for shopping and dining, also full of entertainment spots, urban living, and creative office space. It is a common gathering place for community-driven events. The Gateway offers a very unique mix of specialty shops, a hip nightlife, high-class arts and culture scene, state of the art technology hub, and so much more. There isn’t anything else that compares to The Gateway. It makes me feel like I am shopping with my children in California. A favorite feature of mine is the fountains. After a long day of shopping in the warm weather, the kids can’t help to be excited as they cool off in the fountains of shooting cool water. I will admit, I don’t think I am too old to join them, and I do every time I take them there.
The newest option is City Creek Center, which was open to the public in 2012. It’s not just a mall either. We seem to have a common theme here in Salt Lake City. Taking up nearly 20 acres, with walkways lined with foliage and streams covering three blocks in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, you can experience world-class shopping and dining. On top of that, you can feed the fish in the simulated creek that flows through it, as well as enjoy a smaller version of the fountains at the Bellagio. At the top of the hour, there is a beautifully choreographed fountain show. You can also attend free fitness classes all summer long, and enjoy a walk over Main street in a sky bridge. With over 110 stores and restaurants, you are sure to find all you need to outfit the entire family for the year to come and feed the hungry appetites when you’re done. It’s also a nice place to enjoy taking a walk during the day or a romantic stroll in the evening.
A third, maybe less popular option for shopping, is Trolley Square. A place rich in history, as you can experience in the museum. In a unique setting east of downtown, you will find specialty shops and places to dine. If you have a child that will be marrying soon, it is a beautiful wedding spot as well. Since 1908, The Trolley Square Water Tower has been a piece of the skyline. It has one of the most breathtaking views of downtown Salt Lake City, which is now available for tours. Guests can climb the tower, and bask in the beauty and enjoy the architecture and lights of the city below.
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