Salt Lake City

Capital of the American state of Utah

Categories: Salt Lake City Utah USA

The capital of the American state of Utah is located in the east of the Great Salt Lake. It is surrounded by green forests and high mountain ridges. Eight ski resorts alone invite you to enjoy winter sports. In 2002 Salt Lake City was the venue of the Olympic Winter Games. But the city of the Mormons also has a lot to offer in other respects.
Salt Lake City - At sunset© f11photo / Fotolia

Sights and attractions
Salt Lake City can be reached with Lufthansa via Denver. Even from the air, the panorama of this unique city in the middle of a valley basin with its many green parks, the snow-covered Wasach chain with mountain peaks up to 2,000 meters high, the foothills of the desert, the dense forests and the dead-straight streets is captivating. In 1847 it was founded and shaped by the Mormon religious community. One of the city's most impressive landmarks is the Salt Lake Temple, built in 1893.

The Temple Square, a park of about 100 hectares, is one of the biggest attractions of the city that can be visited. An experience for the whole family is the bird park Tracy Aviary in the heart of Salt Lake City. But the most beautiful is the Red Butte Garden, a botanical garden with old trees, beautiful flowers and rare plant species. A special feature are the original wooden benches in the form of animals, which invite you to linger. With children it is also worthwhile to take a trip to the Utha's Hogel Zoo on the outskirts of the city or to the Lagoon Adventure Park.

Don't miss a visit to the historic Utah State Capitol and the modern LDS Conference Center, from whose roof garden you have a fantastic view of the city. Other major attractions in Salt Lake City include the Natural History Museum and Wheeler Historic Farm. The farm, dating back to 1896, faithfully depicts life at the turn of the century and offers many events and activities to join in. The former farm is embedded in a large park that can be crossed by covered wagon.

Natural beauties and leisure activities
Salt Lake City does not have an extremely hot summer and cold, but relatively mild winter in the city. Skiing and snowboarding is possible in the higher elevations. Among the most beautiful regions is the Big Cottonwood Canyon with two world-class ski resorts. In summer, the picturesque area attracts visitors for extensive hikes, with idyllic lakes and many leisure activities. You can go mountain biking, mountaineering, and boat or jet skiing on the lakes.

Salt Lake City is also known for its excellent golf courses in green surroundings. About one hour away is the famous Great Salt Lake. Here you can relax in an unspoiled beach and dune landscape and go swimming in the salty lake, whose salt content will not let anyone sink. After all these activities, Salt Lake City offers a variety of good restaurants and cozy cafes for refreshment.
Salt Lake City - The salt lakes give the city its name© Sergey Novikov / Fotolia

Of course, the nightlife with bars and discotheques, concerts and theater performances is not neglected; but above all, Salt Lake City is a quiet city where you can relax and unwind. A popular pastime is also strolling through the sophisticated shopping malls like the City Creek Center or The Gateway. The old town district Trolley Square offers small stores and nice restaurants.

Facebook Twitter Xing Linkedin

Wo befindet sich Salt Lake City

Related articles

These contributions in the category North America might also interest you