Salt Lake City Travel Guide
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 at the heart of a metropolitan area with more than 1 million residents. The Salt Lake valley offers one of the most striking landscapes of any American city, and its proximity to wilderness lures residents and visitors alike 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.
Luxury grand hotels, intimate bed-and-breakfasts, reliable national "all suites" chains—Salt Lake City has plenty of... read more
The 2002 Winter Olympics cast Salt Lake City in a new, contemporary, more diverse light. Visitors discovered a panoply of... read more
Things To Do in Salt Lake City
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Downtown: The Mormon Church is centered here in a beautifully landscaped four-square-block compound called Temple Square, but... Read more
Clearly, Salt Lake City exists, and thrives today, because of the settling of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormon... Read more
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... Read more
According to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, "searching for and compiling genealogical information are sacred responsibilities to... Read more
The best place to start in Salt Lake City is downtown. Spend your first day visiting Temple Square, shopping The Gateway... Read more
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,... Read more
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