Travel Guide for Salt Lake City

Salt_Lake_City Travel Guide: where to go and what to see
On July 24, 1847, Mormon pioneer Brigham Young, with a band of Mormon followers, fought their way through Emigration Canyon to arrive into the Salt Lake Valley. Upon his arrival, he announced, "This is the place!". We agree. Salt Lake City is the place for beautiful cityscapes, a seasonal climate, outdoor activities and a vibrant culture. Nestled against the Wasatch Mountains, on the western edge of the Rockies, people have the convenience of the city along with unmatched access to the great outdoors. Most outdoor attractions are no more than 15 to 30 minutes away.

While Salt Lake City can hardly be considered a "foodie" town, there are some great places to explore for dining and drinks. Salt Lake's reputation of being a "dry" town or a hassle to enjoy mixed drinks, wine and beer has been well deserved. One the other hand, with recent relaxing of the laws governing alcohol, the overall experience is much brighter now.

To enjoy Salt Lake City, two thoughts come to mind: 1) to take advantage of the array of outdoor activities and 2) explore the many interesting attributes of the culture; a culture associated with being home-base to a large, influential religion.
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From the Blog

Salt Lake City Day Trip — Antelope Island

Why Go: Get up close and personal with Mother Nature less than 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. View wildlife and migrant birds, hike and/or comb the aspirin white beaches in these surreal remains of an inland sea. Note that wildlife viewing opportunities vary by season so take note.What you will do: The best way to get the most from your trip to Antelope Island is to plan a hike and, upon completion, relax a spell on the pristine beaches. We recommend the Frary Peak hike, the highest point on ...

Salt Lake City Day Trip — Bear Lake

Bear Lake, Logan Canyon and Ogden Canyon Why Go: The goal of this day trip is to see Bear Lake, a striking emerald blue lake that saddles the Idaho, Utah border. It is simply breath-taking with water the color you might expect in the Caribbean. But along the way to and from Bear Lake, the natural treasures and the communities make for a day to remember. Utah towns, with their Mormon Temples, Main Streets and Universities, are on one hand; spectacular canyons, lakes, streams and rivers are on the ...

Salt Lake City Day Trip - Park City/Alpine Loop

Why Go: This day trip will give you a real flavor of the Wasatch Range that affronts Salt Lake City. Visit an old silver mining town, Park City, which had gone bust and then boom. Circle around the mountains and travel through Heber Valley, which is truly a "Four Season" destination beautifully situated between the towering Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges amidst gorgeous lakes, and blue-ribbon trout streams. Finally, return via the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, where you will find stupendous view ...