Looking for some places to visit in Salt Lake? You’re in luck because in this week’s blog post, we’re giving you a list of the best places to visit here. If you like a little bit of nature, history, and outdoor activities, we’ve got you covered! Excited to know which places you should go to? Read ahead!
Temple Square is one of the most iconic historic sites in Salt Lake City. People go here to appreciate the architecture and learn about history. It is a holy place for Mormons and lots of friendly guides are around to educate you about the church and its history.
People love to visit this place due to the beauty of the buildings and the surrounding areas. It is especially a gorgeous place to wander around during the spring and summer when the flowers and trees are in full bloom. There are also several historical monuments highlighting key people and events in the Mormon faith.
The buildings are currently closed because of ongoing renovations. However, even glancing at the exterior is going to make the trip worthwhile. There are also plenty of well-regarded restaurants in the area so you and your family can share a great meal. There’s also a reason for you to go back once the buildings reopen as we’re sure you’ll be astounded by the beauty inside.
One of the things the city is most known for is skiing. Utah is home to the 2002 Winter Olympic Park, after all. Salt Lake City is fortunate enough to have eight world-famous ski resorts close to each other. There are plenty of options whether you want to ski in a large resort or practice in a quieter, more secluded one.
The drive to these places alone is going to make it worth your while. You can enjoy the beauty of the Wasatch Range right at the comfort of your own car. The winding roads offer astonishing views no matter which season you choose to come by.
If you’re not into ice or you’re coming in the off-season, most ski resorts offer activities in the summer including hiking, biking, zip-lining, and a lot more. There are plenty of awesome things to do in the beautiful mountains of the city.
City Creek Center
Do you love to shop? City Creek Center is made right for you! This shopping complex is part of the city’s urban renewal project and is the premier shopping destination for just about everything you need. This is a 700,000 square feet space filled with almost a hundred dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
What makes the space unique is the creek that runs through it. There is also a bridge that connects the east and west sides of the building, two waterfalls, and electronic water fountains. The center also has a retractable roof which protects shoppers from the sun on warm days. How awesome is that?
This is a great space to explore with the entire family even if you don’t intend on doing any shopping. You can still visit the play area, museum, and other attractions in the center.
Liberty Park and Tracy Aviary
Sprawling over 80 acres of land is Salt Lake’s largest public and most prominent park, Liberty Park. It is frequented by tourists and locals for its beautiful trees, playgrounds, fountains, amusement rides, and other facilities. It is a perfect nature retreat for all families who want to relax and enjoy outdoor activities.
Fitness buffs can take advantage of the park’s jogging trails. There are also areas for sports such as basketball, tennis, and swimming. If you just want to hang out with your family, Liberty Park is also great for barbecues and picnics. There’s something for everyone to do here.
For a more educational experience, Tracy Aviary is just within the park premises. It is one of the world’s oldest aviaries and it houses a large variety of birds from North America and around the world. You can feed some birds or have them fly over your head. It’s a wonderful place to learn about the birds while having a one-on-one experience with them.
Red Butte Garden
You can appreciate Utah’s regional horticulture by visiting Red Butte Gardens. It is a large botanical park situated on over 100 acres of land that includes display gardens, walking paths, and hiking trails. It is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West, adjacent to the Natural History Museum of Utah, in the foothills east of the University of Utah.
There are 21 acres of developed gardens where you can enjoy the sight of seasonal blooms. No matter what time of the year you come, you know there will be a display available for you. The garden is most famous during the spring and summer months and visitors love walking by their floral displays because of the amazing scents.
The park is also divided into sections such as flowers, herbs, plants, and an arboretum, among others. It is an amazing way not only to see the beauty of the garden but to learn more about the plants growing there. The friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable volunteers will help you get around the park while sharing valuable information.
That’s it for the list of must-visit places here in Salt Lake. Please take note that each attraction is practicing safety protocols due to the ongoing global pandemic. Make sure to check out their websites to check out their guideline before visiting and remember to keep yourself safe.