Day Trip to Salt Lake City
Collected by Kristen Gould Case, AFAR Local Expert
Salt Lake City, a mere 30 miles from Park City, has become an increasingly cosmopolitan city with great public transportation, an architecturally inspiring public library, a zoo, and great shopping and dining.
555 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Situated on 10 acres in the heart of downtown, this 24-story hotel lives up to its name with 775 elegant guest rooms, appointed with handcrafted cherrywood Richelieu furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, Italian marble bathrooms, and spacious...
677 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
This place is awesome. If you are looking for free pool and wi-fi during the day, go there. If your looking for bar food and beer it's great for that too. And you can do all that and watch movies in their private cinema, which shows movies old and...
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
While the Salt Lake City Public Library system includes eight locations around the valley, downtown hosts what is clearly the flagship building: a six-story, 240,000-square-feet structure housing more than 500,000 books and...
307 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Cafe Trang is a nice, trendy, msg-free Vietnamese restaurant with four locations around Salt Lake Valley. The atmosphere is classy and relaxed and the servers are usually very friendly. Try the saigon noodle salad and spring rolls. They're...
50 N Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, USA
Salt Lake City is less than one hour’s drive from the ski resorts around Park City. It is highly worthwhile to squeeze in a visit to the Mormons' Temple Square and the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Enthusiastic volunteers guide tours through...
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
This place has fantastic exhibitions about first peoples, the unique geography of the Great Salt Lake, and even dinosaurs. Perfect for history geeks and dinosaur lovers (I'm both). They also have sweet family activities, like sleepovers and movie...
370 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
At Forage, a two-plus-hour tasting menu is built around trout roe, wild mountain grass, Siberian elm seed pods, and other ingredients foraged within a 500-mile radius. $87, plus $45 for wine pairings. HOW TO SCORE A TABLE: The wait for...
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
This beautiful botanical and ecological garden is supported by the University of Utah. It's best enjoyed in the summertime when the flowers are in full bloom, but can be visited all-year round. The walking trails are always maintained, and it's...
2070 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, USA
If you’re after an adventure that will test your physical resolve while sparing you plenty of time to soak in your surroundings to snap beautiful photos, snowshoeing SLC is for you. Surrounded by seven canyons, you’re never far removed from a...
Mill Creek Canyon, Mount Olympus, UT 84109, USA
Put a fat tire between your knees and hold your breath for the ride of your life – the mountains surrounding Salt Lake offer brilliant mountain biking opportunities for riders of all levels. Traverse the scenic Wasatch Crest Trail from Salt Lake...
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