Salt Lake City at sunset
Salt Lake City
An aerial view of Salt Lake City
Sunrise over the desert near Salt Lake City
Hiking trails in the Wasatch Mountains

Salt Lake City holidays - Intriguing, athletic and enjoyable

Sitting on the shores of Great Salt Lake and Wasatch National Forest, Salt Lake City holidays enjoy an excellent location amid stunning desert scenery.

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A city that focuses on fun and exhilarating outdoor pursuits

As the largest city in Utah, Salt Lake City offers a wealth of attractions and is popular in both summer and winter for sports and family attractions. Salt Lake has access to some 21 national parks and as once host of the Olympic Games, Salt Lake has a fantastic infrastructure of sporting facilities.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

From its humble beginnings, founded as it was in 1847 by a group of Mormon settlers, Salt Lake City has grown into a thriving cosmopolitan hub. From the impressive zoos and aquariums to the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Salt Lake City is geared to museums, galleries and offering excellent attractions for everyone. The beautiful Thanksgiving Point gardens include some of the highest man-made waterfalls in the world and 15 themed gardens. The Downtown area of Salt Lake retains a lot of its historic connections and horse-drawn carriage rides are excellent ways of viewing this beautiful city. South Temple Street is full of historic buildings and the Utah Heritage Foundation organise self-guided tours to experience the history of the city.

Further reading: Top 10 things to do in and around Salt Lake City

When to go to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is located in a semi-arid region enjoying long summers, which can be very dry. 

Holiday highlights

  • The Living Planet Aquarium
  • Temple Square
  • Salt Flats
  • Clark Planetarium
  • Spring Mobile Ballpark
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Discovery Gateway
  • Abravanel Hall
  • Capitol Theatre
  • The Beehive House  

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