Destination guide

Sandy is an absolute gem

The city of Sandy is a jewel of a place set amongst some of the most spectacular natural wonders Utah has to offer. While it offers all the amenities of a big city, Sandy's real charm is its proximity to glistening lakes, majestic mountains and dense forests, where visitors can play to their heart's content. Sandy vacation rentals are ideal home bases from which to explore this beautiful region. Whether you want to wander through interesting museums, cheer on an adopted sports team at the Rio Tinto Stadium or spend your days hiking in the Wasatch Mountains, Sandy is a beautiful place of inspiration and fun.

Things to do

Natural history and ice climbing in Sandy

The Discovery Gateway Children's Museum in Sandy is a fabulous place for the whole family, with interactive exhibits, pinewood derby racing and building with Lego. The John Hutchings Museum of Natural History is a great experience for all ages, with excellent exhibits on everything from early pioneers, rocks and minerals, insects and the Wild West. Sandy vacation rentals are good places to relax after exciting outdoor activities, like boating on Utah Lake and mountain biking on trails along the Wasatch Front in summer, or ice climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon and cross-country skiing in Mountain Dell in winter.

Activities

Rock climbing and fishing in Sandy

Sandy boasts a wealth of fascinating museums, covering themes from classic cars and early pioneers to military history and classic dolls. Animal lovers will enjoy watching their favorite creatures at the zoo and aquarium. Sandy vacation rentals are cozy retreats after long winter days skiing at nearby resorts, climbing up frozen waterfalls or snowmobiling through the forest. In summer you can try your luck at geocaching, take in a game of golf or enjoy the outdoors in leisurely fashion in a canoe or kayak. Anglers will find an abundance of pristine lakes to trawl a line in, while adventurers will enjoy rock climbing.

Weather

Snowy winters and hot summers in Sandy

The city of Sandy is set in the northern half of Utah, and known for piping hot summers with high humidity, and cold winters with moderate snowfall. Summer in Sandy is warm, with temperatures hovering in the low 90s. Excessive humidity intensifies the heat, so be sure to keep hydrated and wear a hat, if you're visiting Sandy in summer. Winters are chilly, with temperatures in the low 20s. Sandy gets nearly 80 inches of snow per winter, so it's a great time to visit if you love getting outside for winter sports like skiing and snowshoeing. Just make sure you bundle up warmly.

Natural features

Mountains and lakes in Sandy

Sandy is a beautiful city set against the stunning backdrop of the towering mountains of the Wasatch Range. It is only a 20-minute drive south from Salt Lake City. It is east of Nevada, north of Arizona, west of Colorado, south of Idaho, and south-west of Wyoming. Sandy is surrounded by national and state parks and national forests, and nestles between Great Salt Lake to the north-west and Utah Lake to the south. No matter where you travel in and around Sandy, there is something beautiful and inspiring to see.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sandy

The nearest airport is in Salt Lake City, UT (SLC-Salt Lake City Intl.), located 15.3 mi (24.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Provo, UT (PVU), which is 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

You can get around Sandy by catching a ride on the metro at Sandy Expo Station, Historic Sandy Station or Sandy Civic Center Station.

Where to stay around Sandy?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 679 vacation rentals near Sandy. From 323 Houses to 216 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sandy for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sandy?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sandy:

  • Granite Ridge: 16 vacation rentals
  • Snowbird: 130 vacation rentals
  • Park City Mountain Resort: 1,861 vacation rentals
  • Canyons Resort: 1,268 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 1,716 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sandy?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sandy. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pebblebrook Golf Links: 4,545 vacation rentals
  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium: 2,373 vacation rentals
  • South Towne Center: 1,128 vacation rentals
  • Dimple Dell Nature Park: 3,624 vacation rentals
  • Rio Tinto Stadium: 2,076 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sandy listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sandy?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 323 Houses in Sandy. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sandy include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 216 rentals available
  • Cabins: 12 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 64 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sandy?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 123 vacation rentals with pool available in Sandy. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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