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A Bustling Center of the Wasatch Front

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Sandy, Utah is one of Salt Lake City’s largest suburbs, it is the sixth-largest city in Utah. Sandy offers the perfect blend of outdoor excursions and urban living. This beautiful mountain town is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains.


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.

Outdoor Attractions

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!
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Planning your trip to Sandy Utah

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Sandy boasts 1,200+ hotel rooms in a wide variety of lodging options. Whether you’re seeking a luxury suite at a resort, a vacation rental for the whole family, or a campsite to pitch a tent, Sandy has got it all.


Sandy has a multitude of local eateries, restaurants, and hole-in-the-wall diners. If you can think of it, the cuisine world of Sandy probably offers it. From American burgers to Korean barbecue and familiar fast food chains, there’s something here for everyone.


One popular shopping destination in Sandy is the Southtown Mall. With both indoor and outdoor shopping centers available in the city, you can find just about anything your heart desires. Additionally, when you shop within Sandy, approximately 1% of your transaction will remain within the city’s local economy. Therefore, shopping within Sandy is an easy way to give back while treating yourself.


Getting around Sandy is easy thanks to public transit. When visiting Sandy, you can choose between taking the bus, commuter train, or light rail, as all options will get you just about anywhere you need to go.

Downtown Sandy is easily walkable, however, there are ample electric scooters and taxis available to accommodate a faster arrival to your destination. If you’re visiting Sandy from out of town, you will fly into Salt Lake City International Airport, which lies just 22 miles outside of the city.


In Sandy, the summers are hot with temperatures in the 90s and the winters are freezing with temperatures hovering around the 20s. If you travel during the winter months, be prepared for fresh snowfall. Sandy receives an average of about 61 inches of snow per year, while the country’s average is just 28 inches.


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