Staycation

PARK CITY SHOPPING

Main street of Park City is lined with dozens of unique and interesting shops. These include fine art galleries, handmade jewelry shops, uncommon clothing stores and other interesting finds. If you’re less interested in uniqueness and more interesting in frugality, Park City also has outlets for stores like Fossil and Banana Republic that provide you quality at a lower price.

OLYMPIC PARK

Started after the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games in 2002, the Olympic Park in Park City provides people with the opportunity to participate in activities that most people would never consider. You and two of your friends can take an 80mph bobsled ride down a mile-long track; if the cost of this thrilling ride ($200 per person) deters you, the park also schedules Skeleton rides for individuals. This costs $50 per person. Other activities are seasonal, but information about them can be found at utaholympiclegacy.com.

TUBING

Gorgoza Park, located 10 miles north of Park City, is dedicated to the lost art of sledding. Things have changed since you were a kid, being forced to trudge your way up the hill, only to throw
yourself back down for a disappointing few seconds of downhill sledding. At Gorgoza you’re taken up one of their 7 perfectly maintained sledding hills by either a tow-line or tow-track. Rates are reasonable at $8 per ride or $22 per 2 hours.

PLACES TO EAT

SAMMY’S BISTRO

Type: New American Price: $11-$30 Yelp Rating: 4/5

VINTO

Type: Italian Price: $11-$30 Yelp Rating: 4/5

FUEGO BISTRO & PIZZARIA

Type: Pizza/Sandwiches Price: $11-$30
Yelp Rating: 4/5

SALT LAKE BROADWAY THEATER

Many of the best movies you will see won’t be found at Cinemark or Megaplex. Rather, they are of a smaller run, limited production variety. For these kinds of movies, Salt Lake City has Broadway Center Theatres. Their accommodations are much better than would normally be expected at a limited-run theater and provide a kind of atmosphere that the larger theaters cannot. During spring break, they will be showing films like: A Place at the Table, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swann III, West of Memphis, Emperor, and others. Check online for more details.

DECADES

Buying vintage is in, and if you currently take part in the exercise of decades-old-clothing-buying you should already be aware of Decades in downtown Salt Lake City. For those of you who aren’t part
of this trending habit, however, this vintage clothing shop is still well worth a visit. Decades is more museum than thrift store, displaying old furs on well placed mannequins and arranging estate-acquired jewelry inside well polished glass cases. Whether you’re a person looking for a Members Only jacket to fit in with your friends, or simply an anachronistic admirer of decades past, Decades is a great

place to visit.

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH

New to the University of Utah campus is their Natural History Museum. One of the most stunning features of museum is its architecture. Designed by architects who do work all over the world, entire tours can be taken of their work on the Natural History Museum of Utah. Museum exhibitions include a variety of topics, focusing mostly on the natural history of Utah. Price of admission is $11 for adults.

PLACES TO EAT FLEMINGS

Type: Steakhouse Price: $31-$60 Yelp Rating: 4/5

BEEHIVE TEA ROOM

Type: Tea/Sandwiches Price: $15-$30
Yelp Rating: 4.5/5

THE PIE

Type: Pizza Price: $10-$25 Yelp Rating: 4/5

PROVO
VELOUR OR MUSE

You’ve heard it from us a hundred times, but if you haven’t spent a Saturday evening at one of these venues, you’re truly missing out. Both stages offer an amazing variety of local talent, from storytelling and poetry readings to rap shows and rock and roll. Tickets usually run between $3-10 and can be purchased at the door (cash-only at Velour). Most concerts start between 7-8pm.

ECHO THEATER

Provo is fortunate to have a cool little theater to call their own. The plays are always changing, and they range from the strange and obscure to the best-known works of Shakespeare. Sure your girlfriend might be seeing Wicked on Broadway over the break, but don’t you think it will be more interesting to see something that hasn’t already been featured on Glee?

SEE A MOVIE

Your friends will be bragging about their tans, but you’ll have enjoyed a few relaxing hours with Steve Carell and James Franco, without the skin cancer. The Call, 02, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Upside Down will all be playing over Spring Break.

PLACES TO EAT

COMMUNAL

Type: New American Price: About $20 Yelp rating: 4.5/5

TORTILLA BAR

Type: Latin American Price: About $15 Yelp rating: 4/5

CUPCAKE CHIC

Type: Desert Price: Around $3 Yelp rating: 4/5

 

Home

BOOKS

Reading may sound undesirable after midterms, but there’s no better way to escape from being stuck at home than diving into a good heavy work of fiction. You’ll come back to school feeling informed and enlightened.

LES MISERABLES If you wept through the movie (and I know that you did), you should take the time to read the book. It’s a heroic classic in literature and no one will scorn you for picking up the abridged version.

ATLAS SHRUGGED During the election this hefty novel got a lot of attention. Atlas Shrugged has been voted the second most influential book in the U.S., so whether you hate the philosophies expressed in its pages or choose to live by them, Atlas Shrugged is worth a read.

THE MILLENNIUM TRILOGY aka The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: It’s not a story for the faint of heart, but if you liked the movies or if you’re into cool punk hackers, twisting plots, and exciting journalism, the entire series will be impossible to put down.

GREAT GATSBY If you’d like to be ready for Baz Luhrman’s newest film this summer and you’re not looking to spend your entire break with your nose in a book, then this light-weight classic is perfect for a few afternoons spent curled up in bed.

BREAKFAST IN BED

There’s nothing that can compare to resort dining like eating in your pajamas. Heck, you could even throw some Saturday morning cartoons on.

CLONE OF A CINNABON (VIA ALLRECIPES.COM)

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F) • 2 eggs, room temperature
• 1/3 cup margarine, melted
• 4 1/2 cups bread flour

• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
• 1 cup brown sugar, packed
• 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
• 1/3 cup butter, softened
• 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened • 1/4 cup butter, softened
• 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/8 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.

Roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

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