This week’s stop on our BlueCity tour brings us to Salt Lake City, Utah. This city is unique for a number of reasons, including its diverse and gorgeous landscape, its founding by Mormons (still estimated to represenent more than 50% of the city’s population) decades before Utah even gained statehood, and its growing reputation as a truly cosmopolitan city.
Home to our Customer Support Team (those friendly 2,000-plus people that answer the phone when you call to book or change a reservation), Salt Lake City is a great spot to visit for a weekend, a whole week or more!
Our local Crewmembers were so enthusiastic about providing travel tips to their city that we’ve taken a slightly different approach to this week’s column. Our Crewmembers reflect a true cross-section of the diversity that exists in Salt Lake and their opinions reflect their personal interests and tastes. See below for activities and sites that range from the urban to the rural, religious to non, adventure to relaxation, quick eats to formal dining, and more!
- Art Access Gallery
- Ken Sanders Rare Books
- Gilgal Gardens
- City Creek Canyon if you’re staying downtown and want to hike
- Twilight Concert Series in Pioneer Park
- Mestizo Coffee House
- Victor’s Tires
- A drive up East Canyon
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsing on Thursday nights at the Tabernacle on Temple Square
- Sunday Brunch at the Grand Hotel
- Wingpointe Golf Couse just two miles from the airport, one of the top 25 airport courses in the US
- Use our light rail service, TRAX which will get you all around downtown SLC.
- Family History Library
- Discovery Gateway
- Beehive Brewing Company
- SLC Super Pet Adoption
- Kennecott Copper Mines
- Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons
- Thai Siam restaurant (owned by our very own Crewmember Amy and her husband, Blaine!)
- Gateway Shopping Center
- Olympic Park in Park City
- Park City Mountain Resort
- Harry O’s nightlife spot
- SLC is on a grid and if you hear 20th East, it means 2000 East! 20 East is 20 East. Watch the “ths” at the end of the number and add two zeros.
- Highway 89 is the most scenic highway on Earth!
- Big Rock Candy Mountain
- Carver’s Steakhouse
- Happy Sumo Japanese
- Lion House Pantry
- Get to know your roots at the free Universal Genealogy Center
- Hogle Zoo
- See a play at Hale Centre Theatre
- Take a tour of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Eat at Pago for exquisite farm-to-table food
- Red Iguana restaurant
- Get a massage at the Saturday massage clinic at the Utah College of Massage Therapy
- Utah Heritage Foundation for information about free walking tours of the city
- Sandstone Mine
- Memory Grove
- Check out the largest artificial water falls in North America in the gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Last but not least, Crewmember Joby asks, “What do great Mexican food and ghosts have in common? They both share residency at the Rio Grande Depot, an old train station in Salt Lake City, Utah”.
Do you have any great Salt Lake City travel tips to share? Leave them in the comments below, or Tweet them using the hashtag #TTSLC.