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It may have been founded, and still largely exists, as the headquarters of a devout religious community, but anyone who enjoys a holiday in Salt Lake City will attest to the fact that it is not all about conservative Mormon tradition. While the spiritual can be uplifted by the voices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Temple Square, it is also possible to have an indulgent meal in a top restaurant, and a rip-roaring night on the town. The city welcomes those travelling for business, and is a popular destination for conferences. Of course, Salt Lake City is also in a beautiful scenic setting with winter sports and summer trails on the doorstep. The famous ski resorts of Utah, including Deer Valley and Solitude, are just beyond the city. Even the ruggedly beautiful state parks of the south are only a few hours away by car.

Those planning some sightseeing in the city should consider buying the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass, which allows discounted access to about 13 top attractions, saving tourists between 50 and 80 percent on admission charges. The Connect Pass can be purchased online.

Outdoor enthusiasts travel to Salt Lake City in summer, between June and August, to head for the nearby hills and hit the hiking trails. Winter sports enthusiasts' holiday in Salt Lake City between December and February, when the snow is thick on the mountains providing world-class skiing at a number of top resorts.



Tabernacle on Temple Square

Temple Square

The four-hectare (10-acre) Temple Square complex includes the Mormon Temple, the Tabernacle, and the Assembly Hall. It is at the heart of Salt Lake City, in location and spiritual importance, and the symbolic epicentre of the Mormon religion or Church of Jesus Christ of...  see full details



Utah State Capitol

Utah State Capitol

Modelled after the national Capitol building in Washington DC, the Utah State Capitol sits on a hill above the city, a prominent sight surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens. The building was designed by Richard K.A. Kletting in 1914, and was ahead of...  see full details



Pioneer Memorial Museum

Pioneer Memorial Museum

Devoted to objects connected with history, the Pioneer Memorial Museum is crammed with photographs, furniture, textiles, toys, and a doll collection from the daily lives of the pioneers that have been painstakingly collected by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. All four storeys are...  see full details



Peacock at Tracy Aviary

Tracy Aviary

Situated on eight acres of land in Liberty Park, the Tracy Aviary, founded in 1938, is the oldest bird sanctuary in the United States. The space is a wonderful 'urban oasis' among the hustle and bustle of downtown Salt Lake City. Home to...  see full details