10 Things to Do in Sandy That You Shouldn't Miss

October 15, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Sandy (officially known as Sandy City) is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The population was 87,461 at the 2010 census, making it the sixth-largest city in Utah.
Restaurants in Sandy

1. Gardner Village

1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088-3500 +1 801-566-8903
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Gardner Village

Stroll brick-lined paths and discover 22 boutique-style shops surrounding the historic Gardner Mill. With the ambiance and charm of an early Utah Village, you'll enjoy shopping and dining in a leisurely-paced setting, just 12 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. From furniture, home decor, candy, quilts, bedding, jewelry, women's and kids' clothing, antiques and more, our shops are brimming with fabulous finds for you and your home. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Archibald's Restaurant or Naborhood Bakery. Savor hand-dipped chocolates and caramel apples at the Chocolate Covered Wagon. Host a meeting or wedding at The Gathering Place or Archibald's Restaurant event spaces. Relax with a massage, pedicure or manicure in the Cottage Retreat Salon & Spa. Have professional photos taken at Camera Shy Photography. Delight your children at a year round petting zoo and pony rides. Gardner Village comes alive each October with the popular WitchFest, elves at Christmas and Woodland Fairies during the spring. Wasatch Front Farmers Market makes its home at Gardner Village July through October. Spend the afternoon or day milling around Utah's favorite shopping, dining and historic experience.

Reviewed By HoleySneakers - Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardner Village is a really lovely, fun shopping experience for both kids and adults. It is exactly as the title says, a beautifully laid out, tiny village with some authentically historic buildings. Though it's a little out-of-the-way for the average visitor to Salt Lake City (located about 25 minutes away from downtown, in West Jordan), it's well worth the effort if you have the time. Most of the shops are small, locally owned businesses, and you can actually find a number of items handmade in Utah. There's a great candy shop that also has really good cocoa and ice cream, a toy store, a knitting store, kid's clothing, a great consignment housewares store, and so on. During the Christmas season, they have scenes from an elf village place throughout, with a scavenger hunt for the kids. In the field next to the village, they often have activities set up for kids - pony rides, and so forth. I highly recommend it as a shopping outing, especially if you're looking for something a little different.

2. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

12033 S Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, UT 84020-9414 +1 801-355-3474
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 527 reviews

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium highlights animal habitats in Utah waters, Earth's oceans and South American species. Learn about our interdependence with the fragile ecosystems of our planet through entertaining, interactive educational exhibits and programs.

Reviewed By magicmomentfamily - Wyoming

Since we come from out of town, this place is the perfect opportunity for a day trip. Honestly, if you've been to larger city aquariums, you're not going to find this one equally grand. However, it is a lovely aquarium given the location. It has...MoreHello, Thank you for your review and feedback. We're glad you and your family enjoyed the Aquarium and the otters and penguins! Mika Miller, Marketing Coordinator

3. Megaplex Theaters, The District

3761 W Parkway Plaza Dr, South Jordan, UT 84095-5607 +1 801-304-4020
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Megaplex Theaters, The District

Reviewed By chevelleskick - Herriman, Utah

We attend weekly. Recently we have experienced bad popcorn and luxury seats that dont heat any longer. Not really a big deal but Megaplex contacted us and we sent them a statement. I didnt thin they would respond and were just collecting data. Wow that evening they apologized and offered tickets and popcorn for the review. We really like going to the show there and will return.

4. RioTinto Stadium

9256 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070-2604 +1 801-727-2700
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

RioTinto Stadium

Reviewed By sfdann - Salt Lake City, Utah

The view of the field is superb from every seat, parking is easy and the food offerings inside are better than anywhere I've ever watched a game. Chili with cheese from Utah and a grilled cheese sandwich - just awesome. Safe for families and CLEAN

5. Fashion Place Shopping Mall

6191 S State St, Murray, UT 84107-7258 +1 801-262-9447
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Fashion Place Shopping Mall

Reviewed By Murray-ite - Murray, Utah

This mall has changed a lot over the years. There used to be much more variety in the type of stores. Now it seems that more than half the mall is pricey women's clothes and Makeup shops. They seem to cater to a narrower market;. Young women who don't care about price. We do enjoy the restaurants. And there used to be a TCBY's yogurt store that was always busy, but the manager said the rent was so high they couldn't make it there. Too bad. I have heard that the mall management charges too much for their space. I guess that's why the stores are more pricey.

6. Topgolf Salt Lake City

920 W Jordan River Blvd, Midvale, UT 84047-4869 +1 801-208-2600
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Topgolf Salt Lake City

Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot's accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each venue offers an upscale, laid-back experience that features climate-controlled hitting bays, event spaces for groups of all sizes, and an impressive food and drink menu. Let's Play!

Reviewed By TravelerRob64 - Mount Airy, Maryland, United States

First time visiting a Topgolf and loved it. Great concept - have fun working on your swing while visiting with friends, having drinks, and enjoying great food. I found the challenges to be engaging and fun, the food was better than I expected, and the service was perfect. We went back 3 days later and had an equally great time. I live on the East Coast and wish I had one closer than 1-hour away. I think this concept is great.
Only complaint - I had a couple shots (in the target) that didn't register. Other than that - it was exceptional.

7. Mulligan's Golf and Games

692 W South Jordan Pkwy, South Jordan, UT 84095-3919 +1 801-254-3377
Excellent
45%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Mulligan's Golf and Games

Reviewed By cannonater - riverton,utah

Had a few minutes to burn so took my son on the par 3 course.... Course is in poor condition at best and runs parallel to driving range ( no fence separating the 2) Needless to say you are constantly stepping over range balls and looking over your shoulder thinking you might get hit! Service was good.

8. Draper City Park

12500 S 1300 E, Draper, UT 84020-8054
Excellent
61%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Draper City Park

Reviewed By Jimmy R - Orem, Utah

If you have heard of the "Tree of Life" it is so cool! It is only lit up during Christmas time but it is worth the trip alone

9. Bells Canyon Trail

10245 S Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT 84092
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Bells Canyon Trail

Reviewed By CalifDoug - Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Easy hike to the lower reservoir. Then the hike becomes moderate for a while, then definitely strenuous about half-way up to the lower waterfall. Not dangerous, but fairly steep and plenty of large rocks. The waterfall is well worth it, especially in the spring.

10. Outlaw Distillery

552 W 8360 S, Midvale, UT 84070-6440 +1 801-706-1428
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Outlaw Distillery

Reviewed By Steven H - Blaine, Minnesota

I think the owners are living their dream and doing a great job at it. We took the tour which was good. Had the "samples" all of which were good. Good people here, took the time to answer any and all of my questions (off the wall ones such as about his dual head compressor and diaphragm pump) and those of others. My GPS got us close but not right on the address ended going in the "back door." My wife and I had an enjoyable experience here. Keep up the good work.

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