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Ways to Play in Salt Lake City, Utah

October 11, 2016

Bordered by the majestic Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake, Utah’s capital city is also its most populous—and for good reason. Life in the Salt Lake metro area is steeped in history and elevated (pun intended!) by breathtaking scenery and abundant recreational opportunities.

If you’re considering joining the nearly 2.5 million people fortunate enough to call Salt Lake and its surrounding cities home, following are a few fun ways to get to know the area:

    • Visit Temple Square. You’ll definitely want to check out historic Temple Square, located in the heart of the city. Admire the architecture, take a complimentary tour of the gardens, attend a Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsal or concert and see why the 35 acre space is Utah’s top tourist attraction.


    • Explore the National Parks. Utah has several of them: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion. Take in the impressive geological formations on your own or register for a guided tour at any of these diverse and dazzling parks, known collectively as The Mighty 5.®


    • Pedal through Downtown. Grab a GREENbike from the expanding network of shareable bikes located around downtown Salt Lake or book a bike tour of the city’s hotspots. Both are a great way to get to know this incredible city!


    • Relive the Olympics. In case you’ve forgotten, Salt Lake City was home to the 2002 Winter Games. Share in the Olympic spirit as you check out all the city’s event venues. You can hit the slopes, enjoy a luge ride, practice your pivots on Olympic ice and even watch tomorrow’s Olympians in training!


    • Visit Red Butte Garden. Part of the University of Utah, this botanical garden is a tropical treat for the senses. Stop by during the day to birdwatch and enjoy an assortment of flowers and fragrances, or take in an evening film or concert at this beautiful venue.


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