Cool Off This Summer at These 5 Utah Water Parks

Utah water parks

We are in the thick of summer heat here in the Beehive State. Cool off by visiting one of these five Utah water parks with family and friends.

  1. Seven Peaks: Located in Salt Lake City, Seven Peaks is a favorite for visitors of all ages. The amazing water park currently holds 14 slides and also has fun areas like Dinosaur Bay and the Amazon River.
  2. Cherry Hill: Kaysville’s Cherry Hill includes the Pirate Cove attraction that kids love. Parents can relax in the lazy river while thrill seekers will enjoy the Cardiac Canyon River Run.
  3. Cowabunga Bay: Head to Cowabunga Bay in Draper for colorful waterslides and fun in the sun. Kids will have a blast in the maze of water attractions while parents can ease into the zero-degree entry pool, take it easy on the lazy river or go crazy on the 11 waterslides.
  4. Layton Surf-n-Swim: Open year-round, this wave pool in Layton is a top attraction — and it’s incredibly affordable at just $4.50.
  5. Lagoon-a-Beach: Farmington’s Lagoon-a-Beach water park is the perfect place to chill off after a hot day of rides at the Lagoon amusement park. This water park includes hydro tubes, waterslides, waterfalls and a lazy river.

For more ideas on fun ways to stay cool this summer, contact us at L&L Motor. We’ll gladly recommend our favorite sites to explore.

Strategies for Hosting a Fourth of July Party

hosting a Fourth of July party

Independence Day is a big deal all across the country. If you’ve volunteered to host the party for your friends and family this year and are freaking out about how to make it work, check out some of these strategies for hosting a Fourth of July Party — and good luck!

  • Drinks: When planning for drinks, stick with just a few types of beer. Something mainstream and light and perhaps one or two local brews for variety. Rosé is the perfect fruity wine, and margaritas in a big cooler for easy serving are always popular. Plan for one adult beverage per adult per hour and two non-adult beverages per child per hour. Always have plenty of water on hand. Purchase two pounds of ice per guest.
  • Grilling: To make the grilling process less stressful, consider grilling 30 minutes before your guests arrive. You can store your burgers, chicken, brats, and ribs in a roasting dish in a warm oven (around 200 degrees) until it’s time to serve food. Be sure to have dessert before the fireworks start because kids will be tired and your guests will likely be ready to leave post-fireworks.
  • Music and decorations: No need to go all out with decorations, but tablecloths and balloons can set the scene in your backyard. Put together a fun playlist and play it through Bluetooth speakers throughout the house and/or backyard.

For more suggestions on ways to celebrate this holiday, contact us at L&L Motor. We’ll be happy to share our favorite Fourth of July pastimes!