Wednesday, December 11, 2013

REVIEW, GIVEAWAY, and DISCOUNT: Playdate With Salt Lake City


I was recently introduced to a new book out called “Playdate With Salt Lake City and Utah’s Wasatch Front” by Emily Smith Robbins and Meilani Smith Kongaika, and was so excited when I received this book that I couldn’t wait to review it and tell you how fabulous it is!

This is a great book full of resources for parents when looking for something to do with their family. Organized into 20 different sections makes it easy for parents to find what they are looking for. Even though it’s a Salt Lake City resource book, they even include places along the Wasatch Front, including Park City, Heber and other fun places that you need to know about out of Salt Lake City.

“Utah is a great place for families,” said Jeanette Herbert, First Lady of Utah. “We have wonderful parents who are involved in their children’s lives. But building strong families does take some work and planning. A guide to activities and places of interest throughout the state can assist you in planning and discovering your own family memory-making traditions and adventures.”

Each listing has information about hours, location, parking information, food information and what to expect while visiting that specific place. They have also included other places close to that location, so that you can plan your entire day without driving all over the valley!

I was also impressed with the high quality, color photographs included with each listing. The authors personally visited each location with their families in order to give you a complete, honest description of the specific attraction.

As if that wasn’t enough, there is an appendix at the back of the book with more resources, including online resources (such as Enjoy Utah!), family friendly theaters, maps, parental support groups and an alphabetical listing.

“Meilani Kongaika and Emily Robbins are like many Utah moms who want to spend quality time with their children, while exposing them to new experiences,” Herbert said. “What a tremendous resource this book is for parents!”

View a sample of this book on the Playdate Salt Lake City website.

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Limited-Time Discount:

This would be a fabulous gift to purchase for somebody for Christmas or a birthday. Buy a handful now, and keep on hand to give as birthday gifts throughout the year! Through Christmas, you can get 20% off when you use coupon code enjoyutah20. Books can be ordered on the PlaydateSLC website. The books are not available in large stores yet, so the website is the only way to get them.


The authors have graciously given us a copy of this book to give away to one of Enjoy Utah’s readers! Fill out the rafflecopter form below.

Deadline to enter is December 26th at 11:59pm. Winner must respond to email within 24 hours and provide mailing address for the book to be send to, or a new winner will be chosen.

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  4. I am such a fan of the Wasatch front and Utah in general. I would be so happy to win a book that would help me explore.

  5. So far our adventures have taken us to Hogle Zoo and to Red Butte Gardens as well as many hikes. We are loving living here!


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