Salt Lake City

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Located near one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes, this city is renowned for its fascinating religious history and beautiful scenery.

Salt Lake City is the capital of the U.S. state of Utah, and is nicknamed “The Crossroads of the West” due to its location. Known locally as SLC, it is situated between the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains.

Founded in 1847 by Mormon pioneers such as Brigham Young, SLC is strongly associated with the faith of its founders to this day. Indeed, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church’s official title) still has its centre of operations here. You can learn about this faith by visiting the Church History Museum, or walking around the imposing Salt Lake Temple on Temple Square.

In addition to its faith-based heritage, SLC also has a lot to offer. Children and the young-at-heart will enjoy Clark Planetarium and the Living Planet Aquarium, while art connoisseurs will find much of interest at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Built in an attractive Italian Renaissance style, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building is a top destination for food aficionados due its fine eateries, while the ornately designed Salt Lake Public Library Main Building and the fascinating Natural History Museum of Utah are also on many visitors’ to-do lists.

The fine, dry snow of the Wasatch Mountains is perfect for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Hiking along the heights and beside the many lakes is a popular pastime during the warmer months, while the trail to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument is another favourite among hillwalkers. For more laid-back summertime activities, why not go fishing in Utah Lake State Park or enjoy your enhanced natural buoyancy in the salt water of the Great Salt Lake?

Getting around is easy on the public transport network, which includes a Free Fare Zone in the city centre, and there are plenty of shuttles to the ski resorts during the season. If you'd prefer to venture a little off the beaten track, renting a car is the best option.

Salt Lake City welcomes a diverse range of visitors throughout the year, with its range of scenic destinations, high-quality art and culture, and its unique faith-based history.

Top hotels in Salt Lake City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$118
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Gate College and Capitol Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (9,084 reviews)

"Great value. Nice upscale hotel. Family friendly. Nice upkeep in the tower."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb,2020

Little 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
SG$124
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and Capitol Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (5,275 reviews)

"Loved that the room was spacious, there was a micro/fridge AND coffee maker in the room! Also the breakfast was great, and the pool was open til midnight! Price was good,too! I'll definitely stay again!☮💙😁"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb,2020

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown
Hotel RL Salt Lake City
Hotel RL Salt Lake City
3 out of 5
161 W 600 S, Salt Lake City, UT
SG$98
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Classic Cars International Museum, Salt Palace and Capitol Theater. City Creek Center ...

3.6/5Good! (3,973 reviews)

"it’s good. i got it for my parents and they said it was great."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb,2020

Hotel RL Salt Lake City

Popular things to do in Salt Lake City

Temple Square
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Temple Square

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Visit this historical central square containing some of the most important buildings in the Mormon faith.

Snowbird Ski Resort
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Snowbird Ski Resort

Fly like a snowbird down the slopes at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah. When the temperatures are low and the powder is fresh, there’s no better way to spend a chilly winter day than warming up on the inviting slopes at this resort.

Alta Ski Area
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Alta Ski Area

Alta Mountain is most famous for one quirk: Only skiers are allowed on its slopes. What you sacrifice in Alta snowboarding, however, you more than gain in local atmosphere. 

Solitude Mountain Resort
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Solitude Mountain Resort

5/5(2 reviews)

Escape the crowds to enjoy winter and summer sports, scenic chairlift rides, a European-style village and gourmet dining in this resort at Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Hogle Zoo
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Hogle Zoo

At this zoo outside Salt Lake City meet creatures from all over the world, from exotic African lions to Utah native gray wolves.

Conference Center
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Conference Center

4/5(1 review)

Tour the massive auditorium of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which seats over 21,000 people and is anchored by a 7,667-pipe organ.

Top activities in Salt Lake City

Park City Snowboard Rental Package
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Park City Snowboard Rental Package

SG$49
Per adult
Ski City Super Pass
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Ski City Super Pass

86% of travellers recommend
SG$459
Per adult
Park City Ski Rental Package
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Park City Ski Rental Package

100% of travellers recommend
SG$60
Per adult
Brighton & Solitude Ski Rental Package
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Brighton & Solitude Ski Rental Package

100% of travellers recommend
SG$63
Per adult
Operation city Quest of Utah
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Operation city Quest of Utah

SG$14
Per adult
Alta & Snowbird Ski Rental Package
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Alta & Snowbird Ski Rental Package

SG$53
Per adult

Reviews of Salt Lake City

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jun 6, 2019

Nice city went in to see Mormon church

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 28, 2019

Despite it's conservative reputation, the city is becoming something of a trendy foodie hotspot. Everywhere we went, people were friendly and willing to spend time giving us information to help us with our trip.

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