Top 10 things to do in Salt Lake City

Why Salt Lake City?

Utah is a western state commonly known by its expansive desert landscapes and Wasatch Range mountains. As regards accommodation, many people visit Utah each year from families and older couples to younger solo travellers. Either way, there is something for everyone’s accommodation needs from lodges and cabins in Utah to more luxurious hotels.

How to get there and getting around

Utah is served by trains, buses, flights and of course you could drive your car there if you like.. Renting a car is an option but there are also public transport options, especially along the populous & thriving Wasatch Front. Utah's capital city and main airport are central to all transport routes, in addition to Greyhound services and Amtrak’s California Zephyr making a number of Utah stops. The UTA also serves the Wasatch Front with the frequent bus, light, and commuter rail schedules.

10 Things To Do in Salt Lake City

The three-block plaza of Temple Square houses nearly 20 religious attractions, dedicated to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can do a free guided tour of the square. You could probably spend a full day here or at least half a day depending on your interest and how quickly you like to spend at each attraction. Also, another to-do for visitors is a visit to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. You can watch the choir rehearsing on Thursdays and Sundays Almost as spectacular as a performance, the atmosphere is electric and you won’t leave disappointed.

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

For those of you seeking a recreational day of activities, then skiing and winter sports at the Snowbird Ski resort is ideal for you! They have many packages available, and also provide great meals and pamper packages in their fine restaurant and spa. Summer tickets, season passes, and vacation packages are all available at Snowbird.

Salt Lake Temple

At the dizzying height of 210 feet above the square, lies the amazing six-spire of the Mormon Church. There are visitor’s centers in the north and south. Again, you could spend as little or as much time here depending on your religious interests and fascinations.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Centrally located in the University of Utah campus, in Salt Lake City northeastern region, this museum is home to more than seventeen thousand artefacts from all around the world. This truly is a remarkable building, with hours of exploration and learning to be done. It opens daily from 10 am and closes at 5 pm.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

For those of you into your trails and hiking, this massive mother nature attraction boasts over 2 million acres of several different wilderness districts, with many camping, biking and hiking trails along the way. The forest is about 80 miles north of the city and is free to enter, however, there are some small charges at certain locations such as Millcreek Canyon. This deserves more than one full day of your time, so be prepared!

Squatters and Redrock.

On the food and drink side of things, these are two great spots to check out. Squatters pub and restaurant is a trendy flag ship of a microbrewery chain, serving up craft beers and nice pub grub, while Redrock has become a household name on the wining and dining scene in Salt Lake City.

The Great Salt Lake.

In northern Utah, The Great Salt Lake spans approximately 1,700 square miles and is the largest natural lake of its kind, west of the Mississippi. It provides amazing scenic views & activities like fishing and boating or you can simply set down at a picnic bench and enjoy your surroundings. Antelope Island is one of the more popular points although there is a fee per vehicle.

Utah Olympic Park

If you are all about your winter sports, then the Utah Olympic Park located 28 miles east of Salt Lake City is for you. Getting there takes just 30 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Gallivan Center

Gallivan Center is a public plaza in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City that has been landscaped with perfection, signifying a progressive trend movement in terms of design. In the summer, there are plenty of music festivals, while the winter brings an ice rink to the area.

Hogle Zoo

For the animal lovers among you, the Hogle Zoo houses over 800 different species of animals, from rhinos and birds to the zoo-born Zuri, the African elephant born there in 2009. The zoo opens daily from 9 am and has season dependent closing times. Priced at under $15 for adults and under $12 for children, it is a cheap enjoyable day out.

Let’s get salty!

With so much to offer for all of the family and to people of all interests, Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas truly offer a great vacation with a difference. Whether you are passionate about architecture and design, excited about the religious buildings of the world or simply a keen active person looking for your next ski adventure or bike and hike trail, Salt Lake City has something in store for you to make that vacation an unforgettable one. Winter, Spring or Summer, Salt Lake City is open 365 days per year and welcomes you with open arms. Get booking your vacation now, you won’t be sorry!

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