Best Things To Do in Salt Lake City

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From its scenic natural beauty to its rich historical and cultural past, the Salt Lake City area offers an incredibly diverse assortment of things to see and do.

If you only have a few days make sure to head to the mountains to get a glimpse of Utah’s natural beauty, snap some photos of the sun setting over the Great Salt Lake, and hear the angelic voices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at historic Temple Square.

Author: Amiee Maxwell


Day 1 - Salt Lake City


Start your visit to Salt Lake City out with a trip to Red Butte Gardens. Red Butte sits high above the city and offers visitors panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains as well as showcasing an extensive collection of flowers, plants, and trees from all over the world.

After touring the gardens, stop by the Utah Museum of Natural History for a lesson in Utah’s incredible cultural and geological past before heading up into the mountains for a hike up to Red Pine Lake, one of the most popular hikes in the Wasatch.


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Red Butte Garden

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300 Wakara Way
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Phone:

+1 801 581 4747


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Natural History Museum of Utah

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1390 East Presidents Circle
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone:

+1 801 581 6927


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Red Pine Lake

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Location:

State Road 210
84092 Salt Lake City,


Day 2 - Salt Lake City


No trip to Salt Lake is complete without a visit out to the city’s namesake, the Great Salt Lake. In my opinion, the best views of the lake are seen from Antelope Island State Park – the largest island on the lake, which also happens to be home to a herd of 500 plus bison. If you are short on time, the lake can also be viewed from the Great Salt Lake Marina and alongside west Interstate-80.


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Antelope Island State Park

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4528 West 1700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84075

Phone:

+1 801 652 2043


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Great Salt Lake State Marina

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13312 West 1075 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84044

Phone:

+1 801 250 1898


Day 3 - Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City is home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and the church’s historic buildings dominate the downtown landscape.

Start your tour of Temple Square with the Mormon Tabernacle’s free Sunday morning performance. From there, tour the square’s museums, gardens, and historic buildings.

For a bird’s eye view of Utah’s top tourist destination, the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building gives unparalleled views of Temple Square as well as the mountainous backdrop of the city.


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Temple Square

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50 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Phone:

+1 801 240 3323


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Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Salt Lake City, 84103

Phone:

+1 801 240 4150


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Joseph Smith Memorial Building

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Location:

15 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Phone:

+1 800 881 5762


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Church History Museum

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45 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3470

Phone:

+1 801 240 4615


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Eagle Gate

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South State Street and East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone:

+1 801 521 2822


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