An ally (or straight ally) is a heterosexual and/or cisgender person who supports equal rights, gender equality, and LGBT social movements, and challenges homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. Simply, an “ally” is someone who supports the LGBTQ+ community. There are many articles and forums online that identity ways to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community; such as: Be a listener, be open-minded, be inclusive, don’t assume all your friends/co-workers are straight, confront your own prejudices and bias, etc.
Arches National Park - although maybe too far for a true “day trip”, Arches is a great mini-weekend getaway from Salt Lake City. Less than 4 hours away, you can leave Salt Lake on a Friday or Saturday and be back by Sunday. Arches National Park provides a true wonderland of over 2,000 natural stone arches. There are miles of paves roads providing expansive views of arches, towers and red rocks. If you are feeling adventures, there are many family-friendly hikes, including the famous Delicate Arch. There are also several “ranger-led” hikes if you’d rather have a guided experience.
As a family, we’ve been big fans of Daybreak since it began over ten years ago. I grew up just around the corner and I’ve watched Daybreak grow and evolve. Today, Daybreak consists of Oquirrh Lake, a central waterway with miles of shoreline trails and beaches; numerous parks and pools; a quaint main street type shopping center; with aces and acres of green space.
Salt Lake City is a great place to raise kids and it’s known for having the “Greatest Snow on Earth” with gorgeous winters. As the temperatures drop and snow begins to fly, it becomes a struggle to find fun activities to do with kids. Its too cold and wet to do most things outside so as parents we search for things to do and places to go with kids. We’ve compiled a list of fun and different activities you can do with your kids in the Salt Lake City area when its cold outside. Most of the activities are free or low cost.