Salt Lake City Holidays

The capital of Utah, Salt Lake City is a laid back urban center well-known as the center of the Mormon church, having been founded by Brigham Young and members of the Church of Latter Day Saints in 1847. Set along the Wasatch Front urban corridor in the Salt Lake Valley, mountains to the east and west mean that Salt Lake City is also a great ski ... Read more
stopover, while cycling and hiking are popular in the summer. The Utah Jazz NBA team makes its home here and has developed a loyal and boisterous fan base.

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For skiers, the best time to visit Salt Lake City is obvious: the winter. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to endure freezing cold temperatures; Salt Lake City is actually sunny and fairly mild in the ... Read more
winter months, though the same can’t be said at higher elevations. January is also when the city hosts the annual Sundance Film Festival, so if you’re heading here at this time, book ahead since most hotels sell out early. If you’re not skiing, head here in the spring and fall when temperatures are pleasant and the town quiets down. Summers are also nice, though hot, and the city comes alive with festivals and outdoor concerts.

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    Adventure Travellers
  • 9.2
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.2
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I’ve had so much fun in SLC! There’s a lot to do! Exploring the Secret Gardens, The Capital, even Mormon Square: whatever you choose, it will be worth it!!!

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Anchorage

Fast growing city with more diversity now and awesome access to the mountains for hiking, mtn biking, and skiing.

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Detroit

This photo was taken st Bodega in SLC. We enhiyed a nice artisan drink before heading to the other side of thr bodega which was a speakeasy called "the Rest" Such a fun experience!

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San Francisco

Despite the heavy mormon presence, an all around nice city. Watch out for the smog, though. The mountains trap it and air quality suffers.

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Atlanta

An enormous Morman population here, but they are the nicest people ever. Lots of adventure in mountains, lakes, biking. No matter where you are in the city there is a beautiful view of some mountain or landscape.
Great food is easy to find as well.
Plenty of shopping areas but not overrunning with malls.

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Huntington Beach

Not much to do in this town but it still has some positives if you 're just visiting or passing through. It's the gateway to all the beauty that is in Utah, just don't stay in this part of the state for too long.

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Los Angeles

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah. My limited experience here led me as a tourist to the Mormon Temple, which is HUGE. Great gateway town to skiing and the rest of the Rockies.

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City creek canyon.
With a series of trails overlooking the city and the Capitol building.

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New York City

How did down-to-earth Utah end up in the top 10 for being snobbish? Perhaps because any city can ramp up its elegance when it wants to: Salt Lake has the Italian-marble-laden Grand America Hotel and the quaintly strollable 15th and 15th neighborhood, where you’ll find the King’s English Bookshop and the Paris Bistro. Salt Lake is also getting its own version of a Hollywood enclave: one of the best new places to get a bratwurst and craft beer is Beer Bar, owned by Modern Family star (and Salt Lake local) Ty Burrell. Even if the locals struck readers as snobby, they’re hardly unapproachable: the city ranked at No. 2 for friendliness.

The city also ranked highly for being a great place to visit in the fall. The autumn months generally mean the lowest prices, thin crowds, and the chance to see bright foliage while hiking or driving along Big or Little Cottonwood canyons. The Utah State Fair happens in SLC in September—with its rodeo and Western Music Festival—and the lederhosen-filled Oktoberfest lasts nearly two months at Snowbird. Oh, and some years, there's enough snow to ski here by Halloween.

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Florianopolis

One of my favorites cities in America. Close to the best ski resorts you can imagine including incredible Park City. Salt Lake has a lot to offer and it`s growing for the best.

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