Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, about 25 miles from Salt Lake City. Great Salt Lake wetlands is located to the southwest of Layton, with a 4,400-acre Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. Layton Hills Mall is an indoors shopping mall with more than 100 stores and three large anchor department stores. The Hive Winery is a small artisanal boutique winery and first brandy distillery in Utah. Roosters is the first and only micro brewery in Layton and in Davis County.


1.Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
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The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is a 4,400-acre wetlands and uplands habitat on the eastern coast of the Great Salt Lake, between Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area and the Antelope Island State Park Causeway. . The Great Salt Lake is the largest saline lake in the Western Hemisphere, vital to both people and nature. The lake is an important feeding ground for migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. It supports up to six million migratory birds as they travel from the Arctic to Central and South America. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise and the perfect place for visitors to learn about the importance of the Great Salt Lake. Walking along the boardwalk, visitors can see plants of the freshwater marshes, mud flats, salt marshes and neighboring uplands and enjoy the huge concentration of birds, such as snowy plovers, American avocets and black-necked stilts, and a variety of waterfowl

S 3200 W, Layton, UT 84041, Phone: 801-531-0999

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2.Layton Hills Mall

Layton Hills Mall
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Layton Hills Mall is an indoors shopping mall in Layton, Utah. When it opened in 1980, the mall had only three local department stores: Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution, Castletons and Auerbach's. After only one year, the Auerbach's store closed and was replaced by The Bon Marché. Castletons closed in 1987 and was replaced by Herman's World of Sporting Goods, then later by Gart Sports] and then by The Sports Authority. The mall today features three anchor stores: Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, and J. C. Penney and more than 100 other stores and services. The upper level now has the mall Food Gallery. The SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium is on the lower level. Weber State University sponsored a children's play area on the lower level near the center court. The mall is owned by CBL & Associates Properties.

1201 N Hill Field Rd, Layton, UT 84041, Phone: 801-546-3471

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3.The Hive Winery

The Hive Winery
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The Hive Winery is a small artisanal boutique winery and first brandy distillery in Utah located in Layton, Utah. It specializes in non-grape - fruit wines and honey wines, known as meads and melomels , and hard apple ciders. The Hive Winery produces small batches of local and specialty wines throughout the year. Their unique fruit wines range from dry to sweet, some much dryer than other fruit wines on the market. The Hive Brandy Company is a spin-off of the winery, a “nano”-distillery, producing only16 to 30 barrels per year of fruit brandy, liquors and other spirits. All Hive wines and spirits are 100 percent natural, without artificial flavors.

1220 W 450 N #2, Layton, UT 84041, Phone: 801-546-1997

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4.Roosters Brewing Co.

Roosters Brewing Co.
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Roosters is the first and only micro brewery in Layton and in Davis County. Roosters Brewmaster Steve Kirkland creates brews about 26 unique beers including such original popular beers as Two-Bit Amber, Bees Knees Honey Wheat and well-known Polygamy Pale Ale. One of three Roosters location, their Layton spot is a popular restaurant and brewpub, with cozy environment, large space and plenty of light coming from the large windows. The restaurant allows clients of all ages to come and be served since the menu isas big draw as the beers. Pete, the chef and owner, serves something for everone, from an exciting assortment of pizzas and pastas to a large range of entrees and appetizers. Check daily specials for Pete’s surprises.

748 Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, UT 84041, Phone: 801-774-9330

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5.Pizza Pie Cafe

Pizza Pie Cafe
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Pizza Pie Café is a popular regional chain of pizza parlors, offering also pastas and salads. Their Layton, Utah destination is a small, no-nonsense eatery where they make great pizzas from fresh ingredients. All you can eat salad bar is a good place to start a meal, before you decide what pizza to choose. If you do not feel for a pizza, there is also an extensive pasta bar with the choice of several pastas and sauces. Their dessert pizzas are a treat and people at times come just so they could enjoy Oreo pizza of Peach cobbler pizza. Gluten-free pizza, pasta, salad and dessert pizza are available.

1938 Woodland Park Dr, Layton, UT 84041, Phone: 801-820-6539

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6.Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery

Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery
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Marie Callender’s Restaurant and Bakery is a nationwide chain bakery/eatery that started in 1940 selling her freshly baked pies to the restaurants in Orange County, California. Today, Marie Callender has 28 restaurants serving eclectic menu of classic American dishes and, of course, Marie’s famous pies. The Layton location is a spacious, diner-style eatery with homey, unpretentious decor. A display with all the available pies is a décor enough for the guests. The display is good reminder for the guests to enjoy their salad, burger or sandwich but to leave space for one of the glorious pies. And if you go for Marie’s iconic chicken pot pie, you do not even have to look at the menu.

1109 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84124

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