Sandy has an incredibly diverse history. Beginning with its Mormon pioneers back in the 1860s, the city began as a quiet farming community. Then, when the railroad arrived, Sandy quickly transformed into a booming mining town. The idyllic location attracted visitors from all over and it didn’t take long for Sandy to grow into what it is today.
Things To Do
Sandy fits over 30 parks within its 28 square miles, providing some amazing hiking, biking, and horseback riding opportunities within a short distance. This bustling city also hosts an extravagant hot air balloon festival each year. If you need a break from the outdoors, downtown Sandy is home to numerous theaters, galleries, and museums.
While you’re in town, check Real Salt Lake’s schedule and see if you can catch a home game at Rio Tinto Stadium. If basketball is more of your thing, you can have plenty of fun cheering on Utah Jazz with the locals.
Sandy sits at the base of Little Cottonwood and Big Cottonwood canyons. Those canyons house ski resorts, hiking, biking, waterfalls, lakes and so much more!