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Salt Lake City
Travel Guide

Salt Lake City featuring night scenes and a city

Utah’s attractive capital boasts a flourishing downtown district and offers easy access to the skiing, hiking and mountain biking runs of the Wasatch Mountains.

Though travelers often rush through Salt Lake City on their way to the nearby ski resorts and surreal red-rock landscapes of Utah’s national parks, this increasingly cosmopolitan city is well worth thoroughly exploring. Learn about the city’s Mormon heritage, browse exhibitions in its fascinating museums and sample local beers and regional fare in its new wave of trendy restaurants.

Stroll around town and admire the numerous examples of interesting architecture. Look for the striking glass façade and curved sweep of the Moshe Safdie-designed Salt Lake City Public Library and the imposing turreted Salt Lake Temple, which is topped by a gold-leaf covered statue of the Angel Moroni. Only members of the Latter-day Saints (LDS) church are allowed to enter.

While you’re on Temple Square, be sure to stop by the visitors centers. Staff here will be happy to answer your questions on the Mormon faith. Join a 45-minute guide-led tour of the square to find out more about its significance to the Mormon community.

When it comes to museums, Salt Lake City excels, with its highly regarded museums and educational institutions. Examine paleontological displays at the Natural History Museum of Utah, go stargazing at the Clark Planetarium and survey artworks ranging from tribal to modern in style at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Children will be kept agog at the interactive Discovery Gateway museum and the Hogle Zoo. Salt Lake City is also a common destination for family history researchers. Find out more about your ancestors at the Family History Library.

For outdoor adventurers, fun is never far in Salt Lake City, with the Wasatch Mountains and Antelope Island on the city’s doorstep. Venture southeast of the city to Snowbird for snow sports in the winter months and hiking and biking in summer.

Salt Lake City is located in northern Utah. Fly into Salt Lake City International Airport. To get around the downtown area, use the public bus network or the bike-share system. For destinations outside the city center, it’s advisable to rent a car.

Where to stay in Salt Lake City

Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is £79 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Gate College and Eccles Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,902 reviews)
"Very clean and lots of flowers"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Little America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
5 out of 5
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is £218 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Gate College and Eccles Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (962 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2021

The Grand America Hotel
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown
3 out of 5
230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £93 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Palace and Vivint Smart Home Arena. Temple ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,871 reviews)
"We only had some trouble parking and checking in, the ploice were there for some incident and were blocking reservations. It only took about 5 minutes but was frustrating when you are tired and had traveled 4 hrs to get there. Otherwise everything else was great"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2021

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Skiers Crash Pad Perfect Location
Skiers Crash Pad Perfect Location
5 6100 S, Murray, UT
The price is £201 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Situated in Murray, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Fashion Place Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Eagle Gate College and Desert Star Playhouse. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Spring Ski Spot
"Super awesome spot for a Spring trip to shred Snowbird! Stopped on our way through as travel ICU RN’s and thankful for the spot to enjoy some time off the job. Everything presented as promised. Quiet and quaint neighborhood. Would stay again! Thanks a bunch!"

Reviewed on 8 May 2021

Skiers Crash Pad Perfect Location
Brand new Everything
Brand new Everything
2750 S Adams St, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is £262 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
This family-friendly Salt Lake City holiday home is located in South Salt Lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Forest Dale Golf Course, Tracy Aviary and Wairhouse Trampoline ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Nice stay
"The property was clean, comfortable and brand new. We enjoyed our stay!"

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2020

Brand new Everything
Penthouse Loft in the Heart of Downtown Salt Lake City
Penthouse Loft in the Heart of Downtown Salt Lake City
327 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is £230 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this historic condo is within a 15-minute walk of Pioneer Park, Vivint Smart Home Arena and Salt Palace. The Gateway and ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)
Awesome Place
"We had an amazing experience! The place was so nice and clean. In an awesome location and had so much charm. Definitely would recommend!"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Penthouse Loft in the Heart of Downtown Salt Lake City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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