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Sandy, UT
Travel Guide

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Bordered by the Wasatch Mountains, this bustling suburb of Salt Lake City has entertainment, shopping, dining and sports, including snowing in winter and mountain biking in summer.

Watch a concert under the stars or play in dozens of parks in Sandy City. Pioneers settled Sandy in the 1860s. Just a decade later, it had transformed from a small farming village to a bustling mining town. Today, it is a major suburb of Salt Lake City and one of the largest cities in Utah.

Learn more about the area’s history at Sandy Museum. Find the museum in an early Sandy City storefront where farmers, miners and Native Americans bought and traded goods.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Sandy City. Explore miles of trails snaking through its 32 parks. Use the sporting facilities at Flat Iron Mesa Park, Sandy City’s largest park, including baseball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields and jogging trails. Check out the fields, pavilions and playgrounds at Lone Peak Park and Falcon Park, the city’s other large parks. In summer, watch an outdoor feature during the popular “Movies in the Park” series.

Attend a soccer game under the open sky at Rio Tinto Stadium. Cheer on the home team, Real Salt Lake, a Major League Soccer club. The stadium also hosts concerts and other performances throughout the year.

Enjoy shopping in Sandy City. Purchase anything on your list at The Shops at South Town, a beautifully airy and light-filled mall containing over 150 stores and restaurants. Sit back and enjoy a film at Jordan Commons, a large entertainment complex complete with a cinema and various dining options.

Have an unforgettable experience at the Sandy Amphitheater. Relax at a concert accompanied by views of the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the sun setting to the west.

For winter sports excitement, drive to one of eight ski resorts within a 45-mile (72-kilometer) radius of Sandy City. Ski the slopes of world-famous resorts such as Alta or Snowbird. Visit Sundance in January to see screenings at the world-class Sundance Film Festival.

Visit Sandy City any time of year. Pack appropriately for hot summers and cold winters.

Where to stay in Sandy

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City/Sandy
Hampton Inn Salt Lake City/Sandy
2.5 out of 5
10690 S Holiday Park Dr, Sandy, UT
The price is $99 per night from May 9 to May 9
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of South Towne Center, Hale Centre Theatre, and Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Mountain ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (934 reviews)
"Nice very clean"

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City/Sandy
Hyatt House Salt Lake City/Sandy
Hyatt House Salt Lake City/Sandy
3 out of 5
9685 South Monroe Street, Sandy, UT
The price is $97 per night from May 9 to May 9
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hale Centre Theatre, Mountain America Exposition Center, and South Towne Center. Rio Tinto ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (962 reviews)
"A convenient location between the city and the mountain"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Hyatt House Salt Lake City/Sandy
Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn
Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn
2.5 out of 5
10695 Auto Mall Dr, Sandy, UT
The price is $92 per night from May 9 to May 9
Situated in Sandy, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of South Towne Center, Hale Centre Theatre, and Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Mountain America Exposition ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (912 reviews)
"Wonderful indoor heated pool and spa with ample access during Covid."

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2021

Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lodge at Snowbird
Lodge at Snowbird
3 out of 5
9385 S. Snowbird Center Dr., Snowbird, Sandy, UT
The price is $145 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in Salt Lake Mountain Resorts, this condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Snowbird Ski Resort. Alta Ski Area is ...
4.2/5Excellent! (294 reviews)
Adequacy of kiitchen
"Kitchen poorly equipped with knives; one knife so dull it was unusable."

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2021

Lodge at Snowbird
New Gorgeous Studio 20 min From ski Resorts in Sandy. 15 min to Salt Lake
New Gorgeous Studio 20 min From ski Resorts in Sandy. 15 min to Salt Lake
Sandy, UT
Situated in Sandy, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dimple Dell Nature Park, Alta View Hospital, and Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Cowabunga Bay Water ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Everything you could ask for
"Enjoyed my stay at Pat's studio. Communication was quick and helpful even prior to my arrival, as they offered to bring over a desk/table for me to work on. Wifi was good, kitchen was fully stocked with appliances, utensils, and every size crockpot you could imagine. Only minor request I would make ..."

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

New Gorgeous Studio 20 min From ski Resorts in Sandy. 15 min to Salt Lake
Cute Home Near Mountains and ski Resorts With Home Theater
Cute Home Near Mountains and ski Resorts With Home Theater
Sandy, UT
The price is $109 per night from May 10 to May 10
This family-friendly Sandy vacation home is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Big Cottonwood Canyon and Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Jungle Jim's ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)
Wonderful Space
"This was one of favorite stays we have had. Check-in was easy, property was very clean, basic essentials provided, and host was very friendly. Kelly was a terrific communicator and very willing to work with us and be sure our stay was enjoyable. We had a great time."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Cute Home Near Mountains and ski Resorts With Home Theater
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Sandy

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Really enjoyed my staÿ

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Apr 4, 2020

During the current Coronavirus pandemic, people were everywhere, not practicing social distancing. So much traffic when people are supposed to be staying home. My hotel was awesome, but I will never return to Utah again. Worst drivers ever.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Close to all the best stores

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

Convenient location but no culture or history just strip mall, restaurants and hotels

3/5 - Okay

GNL

Mar 10, 2020

Basic anywhere USA suburb.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

This is a stunningly beautiful part of the world with amazingly friendly people and a lifetime of outdoor options to explore.

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