Salt Lake's City Guide
Salt Lake City
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The 2017 City Guide contains information on Salt Lake attractions, things to do, things to see, kids activities, Salt Lake's best dining options, our nightlife, shopping, oh, and maps, maps and maps! Our Trax light rail information is included because it is such a helpful part of our transportation options. Plus, the City Guide even has free discount coupons for you to use and save while you're visiting.
Our Salt Lake City Guide & Travel Planner now includes info on Park City and skiing & snowboarding in Utah! This online version is slightly different than our printed guides, this is massive compared to our printed guides. There is just so much you can add to a printed guide before it gets too big to carry. This online version is a daily work in progress! It is constantly being worked on, and added to. So, if you are coming to Salt Lake for a vacation, a meeting or convention, or for any other purpose, our Inside Guide can assist you with your travel planning, help you book the best hotel room, and save you money until you get here. Once you arrive in Salt Lake, our printed City Guide will help you even further.
An overview of Salt Lake City...
Salt Lake is a city of unexpected surprises and brims with history, art, culture, entertainment and recreation - all in a beautiful location at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake combines the amenities of a large metro area with the opportunity to take advantage of year round outdoor recreation within minutes in every direction. An attractive, safe, and growing city, Salt Lake offers unequaled views, a thriving economy, exciting nightlife, remarkable history, the warm hospitality of a small western town, and *The Greatest Snow on Earth, TM*. Salt Lake is an incredible destination for patrons of the performing arts with: Ballet West, Utah Opera Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Utah Symphony. Numerous theater groups and over twenty art galleries are within minutes of Salt Lake's downtown hotels.
Salt Lake City, Utah, owes much to its Mormon pioneer heritage. Its religious roots can be found everywhere, from the spires of the granite temple at the center of downtown to the statues and monuments dedicated to the city's founding fathers. But Salt Lake City is far more than a city of history. With a highly educated, multilingual population, this small city attracts high-tech companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, and world-class athletes and Olympian hopefuls. Salt Lake City is clean and beautiful, a jewel set against a backdrop of majestic mountains and endless sky, with wide streets and friendly residents. Visitors from around the world went to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and from all accounts, they loved what they saw.
Since hosting the 2002 Olympic Games, Salt Lake has shined and continues to showcase the city's profile as a destination to visit. When winter hits, the snow falls on the slopes of our four world-class ski resorts, which are Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude. Up in Park City, three world-class ski resorts and the Utah Olympic Park are less than a 40 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake. With the influx of relocatees, and owners of second homes, Park City has transformed itself into a vibrant year-round city. During spring, summer and fall, our canyons are filled with hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts.
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Attractions and Sights To See When Visiting Museums; Utah Museum of Fine Arts; Utah Museum of Natural History; the Museum of Church History and Art. Visit Temple Square; the Beehive House; This Is the Place Heritage Park; Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Copper Mine; Utah Olympic Park; a Sunday morning performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Salt Lake strongly backs the presence and priorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Mormons.
Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Malls & Quaint Shops Await You.
The Best Salt Lake Restaurants: The crab and classic prime filet mignon at Christopher's, the rack of lamb at Log Haven; broiled trout at Franck's; the prime rib at Spencer's; the broiled lamb medallions and the view at The Roof; lastly the mole negro at the Red Iguana, All Exceptional!
Late Night: Salt Lake's bars and nightclubs come alive when the sun sets in Utah. Lasting into the wee hours of the morning, Salt Lake nightlife encompasses everything from sports bars to cowboy bars, dance floors, piano bars and even karaoke bars. From the downtown area of Salt Lake to the outskirts, come join us for a pint and meet our locals. Please avoid a DUI, obey our strict no drinking and driving laws. Here are some suggestions: live Jazz on the weekends at The Bayou; drinks and dancing at Lumpys; or dueling pianos at The Tavernacle.
Kids Activities When Visiting:
Especially for Kids; Hogle Zoo; Discovery Gateway; activities at Wheeler Historic Farm; Liberty Park and its summer water playground; a ski lesson at Park City Mountain Resort with some of the world's best instructors; the City Library.
This north-central Utah community and its suburbs sprawl across the Salt Lake Valley. It's bordered by the Great Salt Lake on the northwest, the Oquirrh Mountains on the west and the Wasatch Mountains on the east. The towering mountains provide an imposing backdrop for Utah's largest metropolitan area.
Salt Lake City's origins can be traced to the other side of the nation - the eastern U.S. From its official organization in New York state in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often referred to as the Mormons) faced opposition, much of it violent. Led by Joseph Smith, the Mormons were forced to relocate several times - to Ohio, then Missouri, then Illinois. In each state they were eventually driven from the communities they founded. In 1846, following Smith's murder at the hands of a mob, the majority of Mormons traveled by handcart and covered wagon to unsettled areas in the western U.S., hoping to finally escape persecution.
2017 Contents, Topics Covered
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Salt Lake Photo Tour
Salt Lake City Shopping
Attractions and Sights To See When Visiting
Sightseeing Bus Tours
Enjoy a Day Spa or Massage While You're In Town
Kids Activities When Visiting
Speed Skating & Hockey - Utah Olympic Oval
Utah Olympic Park
Salt Lake City Travel Planners
Salt Lake Lodging
Salt Lake City Hotels
Hotels Downtown Salt Lake City
Pet Friendly Hotels in Salt Lake City
Extended Stay and Temporary Housing in Salt Lake
Salt Lake City Bed and Breakfasts
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Salt Lake Meeting Facilities
Park City Visitor Info
Park City Ski Lodging
Park City Hotels
Visit Park City
Bobsled Rides - Olympic Park
Hot Air Ballooning - Rides
Park City Sleigh Rides - Snow Mobiling - Cross Country Skiing - Snowshoeing in Utah
Horseback Riding in Park City
Utah Ski Vacations
Lodging Snowbird Ski Resort
Lodging Brighton Ski Resort
Utah's Ski Resorts
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Salt Lake City Transportation
Salt Lake Car Rentals
SUV Rentals Salt Lake Airport
Salt Lake City Taxi Cabs
Salt Lake City Airport Shuttles
The Salt Lake International Airport
Public Transportation - Trax Light Rail
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Dining Award Winners, Downtown Salt Lake
Salt Lake's Complete Restaurant Directory
Salt Lake City Bars and Nightlife
Salt Lake City Golf Courses
Outdoors & Recreation, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Boating, etc.
Museums, Theatre, Galleries & Comedy Clubs
Answers to FAQ's about Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City Demographics
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