Things to do in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is a beautiful and historic city filled with green space, restaurants, festivals, and museums. Whether you are traveling solo, with friends or as a family, there is so much to see, experience and explore!
The Great Outdoors
Salt Lake City is full of outdoor activities. You can hike one of the many trails around the lakes. Cecret Lake offers an easy, 2 mile hike and is a great location for a picnic or just simply enjoying a golden sunset. For those looking for a bit more of a challenge, White Pine Lake has a 9-mile hike where you can enjoy beautiful views of the valley, the river, and wildflowers, however it can be a real challenge to traverse during the winter months.
If you are a winter sport enthusiast, Snowbird is a must see when visiting Salt Lake City. They offer everything from helicopter ski trips to night skiing to a more leisurely snowshoeing option. Snowbird also offers a luxurious spa if the snow just isn’t your cup of tea.
Liberty Park is an 80-acre, family friendly space offering numerous walking paths, children’s playgrounds, a duck pond, lake, swimming pool, the Chase Home Museum rides, and concessions. Additionally, Tracy Aviary is within the Park. The aviary is the oldest and largest free-standing aviary in the United States. Adults and children alike will love seeing and learning about the various birds and the ecosystems in which they live.
A short distance from Salt Lake City Antelope Island is one of the area’s top attractions and widely hailed as a must see by locals and visitors. The park offers hiking, horseback riding, camping and scenery that is home to bighorn sheep, bison, deer, millions of birds, and, of course, antelope. The park is a breath of fresh air, just a short drive from the hustling, bustling excitement of the city.
Breweries and Beer
Despite the conservative Mormon influence of Salt Lake, the city is renowned for its local breweries. One of the more notable breweries, Wasatch, has a notoriously named Polygamy Porter that is popular among visitors. If you are looking for something not as eyebrow raising, go for a brewery tour at Epic Brewing and try a Brainless IPA or Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout.
No matter what you are craving, you can find something delicious in Salt Lake City. Hires Big H offers classic American cuisine and throwback favorites like frosty mugs of root beer. Spitz serves Mediterranean street food with their specialty being the döner kebab, made of seasoned meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. If you are more in the mood for a good, hearty Mexican meal visit Red Iguana. The enchiladas and margaritas are top crowd pleasers.
Salt Lake City is more than just snow-capped mountains and tabernacles. It is a hub of activity with access to all the modern conveniences, but with the natural beauty of green space, lakes, and mountains to escape to at the drop of a hat. Because there is something for everyone young, old, conservative, or progressive, a visit to Salt Lake City is a trip that can be enjoyed by all.