Occupied by the Pueblo people in ancient times, Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young’s group of Mormon pioneers. They were looking for somewhere to practice their religion without being harassed, and when Young saw the Valley he said “this is the place”.
Utah’s most-visited sight, Temple Square is 35 acres of glorious architecture and gardens. Although the temple itself isn’t open to the public, you can admire its magnificent exterior. While you’re there, visit the elegant Joseph Smith Memorial Building. On Thursday nights, you can watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearse for free.
This Is The Place Heritage Park is a chance to travel back in time to the early settlement of Utah. Pan for gold, visit a Native American Village and meet and greet an old-style blacksmith.
Clark Planetarium will expand your knowledge of the universe, while the Utah Museum of Fine Arts showcases creativity from around the world. Get a taste of Utah’s beauty in Salt Lake’s urban parks: Liberty Park and Red Butte Garden, which also hosts outdoor concerts. To get really outdoorsy, a skiing or hiking trip to the Wasatch Mountains is a must-do.
City Creek Centre is Salt Lake’s number one shopping destination, with almost 100 shops and restaurants and a creek that runs through it. When you feel like eating out, the restaurants include vegan food, Himalayan, well-cooked steak and international food. The nightlife features cocktail bars, live music venues and even a spot of line dancing.
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