Sandy is a city located just south of Salt Lake City in Utah's Wasatch Range. It is one of the major suburbs of Salt Lake City.

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Sandy Amphitheater

The concert experience at the Amphitheater is truly unique and one you will not find anywhere else in the area. The view is breathtaking as the sun sets in the west and the moon rises over the Wasatch Mountains to the east. Enclosed by an abundance of natural plant life and accented with water features, the amphitheater beautifully blends in with its surroundings. The Sandy Amphitheater holds a capacity of 2,750: 966 theater seats up close to the stage, while the lawn seats about 1,800 with both designated lawn chair and blanket areas. Either way, patrons will enjoy an intimate concert experience with plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Past acts the amphitheater include: Glen Campbell, Easton Corbin, Olivia Newton-John,and others.

SoutheTowne Mall

A moderate sized mall, with standard offering of shops, and a kids carousel It is pleasant enough, but has no significant features to distinguish it from any other shopping mall. To walk from the Sandy TRAX stattion, walk out of the station, and to the Sandy Civic Centre down Sago Lily Dr. Walk the full length of the grass mall in front of the Town Hall to the shopping mall.

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Snowbird and Alta were named the No.1 Ski Resort in North America by Outside Magazine in 2008. Snowbird offers 882 lodging rooms between four lodging properties. There are also a variety of restaurants and dining options, a relaxing spa, and a helpful staff. Snowbird is also available for Summer, Spring, or Fall activities, such as hiking or the famous Alpine Slide.

Rio Tinto Stadium

Home of Real Salt Lake MLS soccer team, reigning MLS Cup Champions. The stadium recently hosted Paul McCartney and KISS and has a date with Neil Diamond on July 28th. The stadium also hosts a number of other events, including, most recently, the USA Rugby Championships.

DO   —  State Street

La Caille

La Caille is the most exquisite, ultra-luxurious restaurant in the state of Utah. The restaurant is located on 22 acres in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Expect to pay $50-100. per plate. Also known for banquets and events such as weddings and receptions.

EAT   —  9565 S. Wasatch Blvd

The Living Planet Aquarium

The 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.

The 1887 Hansen House Bed and Breakfast

Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear with the conveniences of today at The 1887 Hansen House. This Victorian mansion, listed on the National Historic Register, is surrounded by rock gardens, fountains, and 100-year-old trees.

Sandy City Museum

The museum is located at the original Sandy train station in a historic ZCMI building with two levels of displays, a gift shop and an outdoors exhibit. Hours are Tues. Thurs. and Sat. 12:00 to 5:00 and by appointment.

DO   —  8744 S. 150 E

Balloon Festival

If you happen to be in Sandy during the summer (August), you should check out the city's annual Balloon Festival. The sky literally fills with hot air balloons.

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Movies in the Park

Also during the Summer, various parks throughout the city host "Movies in the Park." The city places big screens and projects movies for people to come and see.

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Castle Creek Inn

A castle-themed B&B with 10 individually decorated rooms, each with whirlpool tub, fireplace, and WiFi.

SLEEP   —  +1 801 567-9437 —  7391 Creek Rd


Snowbird and Alta were named the No.1 Ski Resort in North America by Outside Magazine in 2008.

Jordan Commons

A great place to go. Plenty of restaurants, a movie theater, an arcade, and office buildings.

SEE   —  State Street

Johanna's Kitchen

It's been there forever. It's really good home-cooked food. It's next to Jordan High School.

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Los Cucos

This is the only one outside of Texas. Great Tex-Mex!

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Royal India

One of the best Indian Food experiences in town!

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Across the street from Jordan High School.

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Tiburon Fine Dining

Delicious fine dining. On the pricy side.

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The Mayan

Inside Jordan Commons.

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Cafe Rio

Great fast Mexican.

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Good, fresh pizza.

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Simply Thai

Great Thai food.

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Open 24 hours.

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It really is.

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About Sandy

Sandy is the fourth largest city in Utah, with a population of approximately 90,000. It is a bedroom community of Salt Lake City. It lies in the south-central portion of Salt Lake Valley, a large valley located between the Oquirrh Mountains to the west and the Wasatch Mountains to the east, where the Great Basin and Rocky Mountain regions meet. The city is largely residential, but commercial areas lie in the west part of the city and along major roads through the city, including South Town Mall and the Jordan Commons shopping center. The eastern residential regions lie along the western slopes (benches) of the Wasatch Range, and the residences become more affluent as you climb the bench. Sandy lies along the Wasatch Range, the region of nearly continuous urbanization from Brigham City south to Payson, including the cities of Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo.

Sandy, in particular, is friendly toward visitors. Some refer to the city as "The Ultimate Base Camp." No where else, worldwide, is there the same proximity to as wide a variety of mountain and outdoor recreation, and metropolitan conveniences.

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