Visit Temple Square and take a tour of the Salt Lake Temple and other historic buildings on the square. Nearby is the beautiful Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, with its wide variety of plants and outdoor events, be sure to check out the schedule for the amazing outdoor concert series.
Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah and learn about the region's natural history through its
collection of over 1.5 million artifacts and specimens. Take a tour of the Great Salt Lake and visit Antelope Island State Park
Spend the day at the Hogle Zoo and be sure to stop by This is the Place Monument across the way. Salt Lake City has some interesting and unique shopping opportunities, be sure to check out City Creek Center, The Gateway and Trolley Square. There you will find an incredible range of shops and eateries.
Head to one of the ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, such as Solitude, Brighton, Alta, or Snowbird, for a day of skiing or snowboarding in the winter or outdoor activities like hiking or mountain biking in the summer. Enjoy a local food experience in the Salt Lake Valley, such as dining at a farm-to-table restaurant or trying street food from a food truck
Watch a sporting event in Salt Lake City, such as a game with the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, or Salt Lake Bees. Go hiking in the Wasatch Mountains, or try rock climbing or rappelling in one of the canyons.
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Use the list of attractions below to further enhance your own itinerary.
Temple Square - This historic square in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is home to the iconic
Salt Lake Temple and other notable buildings belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. Visitors can take a tour of the temple and other sites on Temple Square, such as the Tabernacle
and the Assembly Hall.
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum - This botanical garden and arboretum covers over 100 acres and
features a wide variety of plants, including native and exotic species. The garden also hosts concerts
and other events throughout the year.
Natural History Museum of Utah - Located at the University of Utah, this museum is home to a
collection of over 1.5 million artifacts and specimens related to the natural history of the region.
Great Salt Lake - This large, shallow lake west of Salt Lake City is known for its salty waters and unique ecosystem. Visitors can go birdwatching, visit Antelope Island State Park, or take a tour of the
lake on a boat.
Hogle Zoo - This popular zoo is home to over 800 animals representing more than 200 species. It also
features a number of interactive exhibits and educational programs.
Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resorts - Located just outside of Salt Lake City in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, these resorts are popular destinations for skiing and
snowboarding in the winter and for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking in the summer.
The Park City are is also nearby and offers similar experiences.
Hiking: The Salt Lake Valley is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offer endless
opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and rappelling.
Mountain Biking: Trails stretch through many of the canyons that are part of the mountains of the Salt
Lake Valley. Mountain bike rentals are available in numerous locations.
Shopping: The Salt Lake Valley is home to many shopping centers and malls, including City Creek
Center, Trolley Square, and The Gateway.
Local Food Scene: The Salt Lake Valley has a diverse and thriving food scene, with options ranging
from farm-to-table restaurants to food trucks and street vendors.
Sporting Events: Salt Lake City is home to professional sports teams in basketball (Utah Jazz), soccer
(Real Salt Lake), and baseball (Salt Lake Bees). You can also find many college and university sporting
events, plus many amateur sport competitions in the area.
Entertainment: Comedy shows at Wise Guys, Ballet West at the Capitol Theatre, Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall, movies, bowling, museums, and more.
Places to Stay: The Grand America, Little America, or one of the many other options.