SALT LAKE CITY
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The state capital, Salt Lake City was a region that grew up around the Great Salt Lake—the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere. So, the people here are going to take their water activities seriously. Salt Lake City however is about a lot more than just boating and fishing. Established largely by Mormons, the city has deeply spiritual roots. One of the main attractions is actually the Historic Temple Square. Here you will find the headquarters of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Each year approximately 5 million visitors come to this attraction.
Salt Lake City is also about outdoor adventure. Skiing is obviously huge here, but summer time fun is in no short supply. The area has numerous trails for hiking and biking. And of course, spending your summer by the Great Salt Lake (a.k.a. America’s Dead Sea) can make for a very exciting not to mention refreshing few months.
  • FOOD SCENE

    With hundreds of restaurants, Salt Lake City an up-and-comer as far as foodie paradises go. Recently having won a couple of prestigious Good Food Awards, the area really does pride itself on a farm-to-table mentality. Natural, simple, clean and absolutely delicious dining experiences reign supreme in Utah’s capital.

  • RED BUTTE GARDEN

    Those who have visited this place say plan to stay an entire day—that’s how many plants and flowers there are to see! On the University of Utah campus, the garden is divided into various ecosystems. There are also scenic pathways on which to stroll, fountains throughout, as well as live concerts on specified days.

  • GREAT SALT LAKE

    You can’t say enough about this wonder of a body of water. At 1700 square miles, there is plenty of areas for all sorts of activities. And not just water related either; hiking around the lake is hugely popular. There are many wildlife species that lucky visitors can sometimes spot, to include bison. Antelope Island is a wonderful area to explore with its rocky outcroppings and the elk, antelope and deer that inhabit it.

THE WEATHER
  • Winter is a busy time as a stopover for skiers travelling to Utah's many great resorts. If staying in Salt Lake City in the winter, consider seeing a Utah Jazz game.

  • Spring is generally a very slow time. Spring is the relatively wet season. April temps push towards 60 degrees.

  • Summer is the dry season. July highs hit around 90 degrees. Outdoor activities are very popular and some attractions can get very crowded.

  • Early fall is a great time to be in Salt Lake City. September temps are in the upper-70s with lots of sunshine. The crowds thin out after summer and before ski season.