Discover Salt Lake – Where Metropolitan Meets the Mountains
Nestled against the stunning backdrop of the majestic Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, hugged by the Great Salt Lake and right off the beaten path of The Great American West states of Idaho and Wyoming lies the largest city in Utah, Salt Lake City. This modern metropolis contains an irresistible blend of natural wilderness, vibrant culture and warm hospitality to captivate visitors looking for all types of adventures.
Easily accessible to the Great American West, the Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) is the largest and closest international gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. As the fourth-largest Delta Hub, SLC is served by all major U.S. airlines with daily non-stop service to nearly 100 cities, including Amsterdam, Paris, London and multiples destinations in Canada and Mexico.
Come for the scenery, stay for the scene. Check out Visit Salt Lake for more inspirational ideas and sample itineraries.
- Discover Temple Square; take a tour of the Tabernacle, home to the world-famous choir; or uncover your ancestry at the FamilySearch Library, which houses one of the largest genealogical databases in the world.
- Immerse yourself in attractions found only in Salt Lake. Go way, way back in time at the Natural History Museum of Utah, which houses a vast collection of dinosaur fossils and native artifacts found in Utah. Next door, breathe in the beauty of nature at Red Butte Garden with its themed gardens and variety of native flowers and plants to soothe your soul. Pop into This is The Place to learn more about the city’s pioneers and native cultures, or, just across the way, visit the Hogle Zoo, which is committed to conservation and education and is a popular stop for kids of all ages.
- Take a free tour of the Utah State Capitol, a replica of the U.S. Capitol and a movie set double, to soak in the views of the city from Capitol Hill.
- Catch a game at the Delta Center, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, or watch the Real Salt Lake at America First Field for major league soccer.
- Jump on board with Southwest Adventure Tours for a half-day trip to The Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island, home to over 300 bird species and 200 free-roaming bison; or try their walking or driving tour to learn more about the city’s pioneering and mining history.
- Make your way through the Wasatch Mountain Range for breathtaking hikes and mountain biking rides in the Cottonwood Canyons, offering spectacular views and diverse terrain for all ages.
- In the winter, submerse yourself in the Greatest Snow on Earth at one or all of our four world-class ski resorts: Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and With an annual snowfall of 1,270 cm (500 inches) of champagne powder, it’s a winter playground for all ages.
- As the host city for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and now the lead bid city for the 2034 Winter Olympics, there’s no better place to test your courage than at the Utah Olympic Park. Try bobsledding in the winter or the alpine slide in the summer, tour the Olympic Museum and see where future Olympians are created and train nearly every day.
To learn more about the main bucket-list items as well as all the hidden gems in between the city streets and mountain valleys, visit VisitSaltLake.com.