Salt Lake City Travel Guide


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Plan Your Salt Lake City Vacation

Nestled at the foot of the rugged Wasatch Mountains and extending to the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City is a small, navigable city with one of the most striking landscapes of any American metropolis. The proximity to wilderness lures residents and visitors alike to the Salt Lake Valley all year long. Fall and spring are heavenly. Canyon breezes turn hot summer afternoons into enjoyable evenings, and snowy winter days are moderated with temperatures warmer than those at most ski destinations.


Salt Lake City Hotels

Luxury grand hotels, intimate bed-and-breakfasts, reliable national "all suites" chains—Salt Lake City has plenty of options when it comes to resting more


Salt Lake City Restaurants

The 2002 Winter Olympics cast Salt Lake City in a new, contemporary, more diverse light. Visitors discovered a panoply of cultural influences, more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Temple Square: The Mormon Church is centered here in a beautifully landscaped four-square-block compound. The compound includes Salt Lake Temple... Read more

  • The Legendary Great Salt Lake

    Legends of an enormous body of water with an outlet to the Pacific Ocean drew explorers north from Mexico as early as the 1500s. By the 1700s... Read more

  • Genealogy in the Mormon Faith

    According to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, "searching for and compiling genealogical information are sacred responsibilities to Latter-day Saints."... Read more

  • This Lake Is for the Birds

    Although it's too salty for fish, the Great Salt Lake teems with algae and bacteria. These provide food for brine shrimp and brine flies, which... Read more

  • Salt Lake's Festivals

    The scale is nothing like New Orleans and Mardi Gras or New York City's massive parades, but Salt Lake City enlivens its calendar frequently... Read more

  • Ride on the Pony Express Trail

    Imagine a young man racing over the dusty trail on the back of a foaming mustang. A cloud of dust rises to announce him to the station manager... Read more

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