Fun Things to do in Salt Lake City
Never had the inkling to ski? Would you rather have the flu in the middle of summer than hit a snowy slope in the middle of January? Going to Salt Lake City doesn’t have to be all skiing, wiping the possibility of cultural activities off your to-do list. There aremany fun cultural and science activities to do here in Salt Lake City, especially if you love museums. From art and science to laughs and escape rooms, you’ll find something for everyone in Salt Lake City.
There are multiple art museums you can check out while you’re in Salt Lake City. Make sure to check hours for each art museum on their websites listed here. The Utah Museum of Fine Art is all about the history of art across the world. There are two museums that host modern art and are free and open to the public: Urban Arts Gallery and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
Science and Nature Museums
From pre-historic dinosaurs to science, STEM and gardens, Salt Lake has a myriad of science and nature museums to see. See exhibits, movies, planetarium shows and IMAX shows exploring space and technology at Clarke Planetarium. Find dinosaurs lurking about, Native American cultural artifacts and learn about genetics the Natural History Museum of Utah. When you visit The Museum of Natural Curiosity you’ll get to explore over 400 different interactive exhibits — no two visits will ever be the same. For an eclectic mix of art and science, check out The Leonardo. Visit the Hogle Zoo to walk through a safari of wild animals from all over the world.
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Here are Seven Tips for Eating Out Gluten-Free
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Use Apps to find GF Restaurants
There are now two apps available for finding gluten-free and celiac-friendly restaurants. One is the Find Me Gluten Free App, which gives a list of restaurants in the area which serve gluten-free options. Another app to use to find great dedicated gluten-free restaurants is 100% Gluten Free from For Gluten Sake! This app features ONLY dedicated gluten-free restaurants that do not have any gluten on their premises. This is the safest restaurant to eat at if you have an allergy to wheat, an allergy to gluten, or have celiacs disease. If you’re traveling to Philadelphia, Gluten-Free Philly now has an app that lists restaurants in Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
Ask for a Gluten Free Menu
Many places now have a menu in which their food is either labeled showing their GF options or they have a separate menu, which lists all their gluten-free offerings so you can easily see what options you have to eat.
Tell your server gluten makes you sick.
More and more people are trying a gluten-free diet, and they may not get sick when eating gluten. I explain to my server every time that I get very ill from eating gluten, and that eating gluten is not a choice for me. If I think they don’t understand, I tell them I have a gluten allergy.
Find out from your server which dishes can be made gluten-free
If your server can quickly name gluten-free recipes, then they were most likely very well trained and informed. This is a considerable safety measure for a restaurant. When your server hesitates or says, “I’m pretty sure that is gluten-free,” ask them to check with the chef and restate the importance of your sickness (see #3 above).
BYOS: Bring Your Own Snacks
When I’m not sure if the place or city I’m going is gluten-free friendly or I’ve heard it’s not GF friendly, I’ll pack food in my backpack to eat at the restaurant or while I’m out and about enjoying a park or other quiet spot.
Find a Place to Stay with a Kitchen and Shop at Supermarkets
If you’re going to stay at a hotel, Air b’n’b or motel, stop at a supermarket and get gluten-free food. Research ahead of time to find out what types of supermarkets are in the area to get a feel for the variety of food you can eat.
Find a Produce Stand
Produce stands are always an excellent option to grab a natural and healthy gluten-free snack if you’re out and hungry. You’ll also most likely support a local family, so it’s a double win!
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