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.
Touring in Salt Lake City
American Sky’s seven-night Wild West Cowboys & Buffalos tour begins in Salt Lake City and ends in Denver, visiting Jackson, Yellowstone and Keystone. The tour Western Frontiers 12 days includes Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Mount Rushmore and some of the Old West towns of Jackson, Billings and Deadwood.
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The Living Planet Aquarium
Spring Mobile Ballpark
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
The Beehive House