Memorial Day, unofficially the first day of summer, is the perfect time to dust off your photo albums, fire up the grill and/or hit the road. Here are some great ideas to consider when planning your celebration of Memorial Day this year.A Day of Remembrance
How to pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought (and fight) for our freedom:
Before you get the wakeboard out of the garage and start buffing it with hotdogs grease, take a moment to remember the actual significance of Memorial Day: honoring those who died fighting for freedom and American ideals. Here are a few of the special events around the state that pay tribute to the sacrifice of those brave men and women.
Fort Douglas Museum (Salt Lake City)
Memory Grove (Salt Lake City)
Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park (Bluffdale)
This holiday, if you want to keep it simple by staying close consider some of these ideas in Ogden:
Ogden has it all — miles of hiking trails, straight shots to ski resorts and a downtown so cute you’ll want to squeeze it to death. Start your weekend by heading to the hills and hiking your heart out.
Meander by springs on Birdsong Trail, or kick it up a notch and scale iconic Ben Lomond.
Swap two feet for four wheels and drive up scenic Ogden Canyon, which passes fishing holes, ski resorts and reservoirs on its tree-lined path. Head back to the city and bring the outdoors inside with Ogden’s premier selection of extreme (indoor!) sports. Get vertical at iRock, an indoor climbing gym with routes for beginners and experts. Get wet at Flowrider Utah, a 10,000-gallon wave that double-dog dares you to surf it. Get airborne at iFly, a (you guessed it) indoor skydiving center where you can take to the air in safety. Speaking of taking to the air, don’t forget to stop by Hill Aerospace Museum to learn about the history of human flight. End the day on historic 25th Street for some unique shopping and dining.