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Salt Lake City
The Winter Olympics made Salt Lake City a prime travel destination in 2002. Although the athletes have departed, the revitalization done in preparation for the Games is still very much a part of the area, making a visit quite enjoyable. Salt Lake City is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and many major tourist attractions focus on LDS history. Yet with its gorgeous setting between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City is also a prime destination for travelers interested in outdoor sports. In the winter, skiing is the most popular sport, but during the remainder of the year, visitors can enjoy some great hiking, biking and climbing just outside the city.

All things to do » Things to do

Big Cottonwood Canyon
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
Attraction type: Canyons
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Family History Library
Family History Library
Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
Attraction type: Libraries
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LDS Conference Center
LDS Conference Center
Attraction type: Architectural buildings
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Natural History Museum of Utah
Natural History Museum of Utah
Owner description: As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000... more Owner description: As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries. Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand! less
Attraction type: Natural history museums
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Temple Square
Temple Square
Dominated by a magnificent six-spired temple, the square is the symbolic heart of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.
Attraction type: Religious sites; Gardens; Landmarks & points of interest
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Valter's Osteria
Valter's Osteria
Ranked #1 of 1,235 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bombay House
Bombay House
Ranked #2 of 1,235 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Red Iguana
Red Iguana
Ranked #3 of 1,235 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, South American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
RubySnap
RubySnap
Ranked #4 of 1,235 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Cuisines: American
Takashi
Takashi
Ranked #5 of 1,235 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hilton Garden Inn - Salt Lake City Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn - Salt Lake City Airport
$88 - $188
Ranked #5 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Hampton Inn & Suites SLC Airport
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites SLC Airport
$79 - $161
Ranked #11 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Airport / East
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Airport / East
$86 - $163
Ranked #13 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

University Guest House & Conference Center
University Guest House & Conference Center
$136 - $147
Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City University / Foothill
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City University / Foothill
$110 - $192
Ranked #3 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
$101 - $302
Ranked #4 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand America Hotel
5.0 of 5
Grand America Hotel
$235 - $368
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
$132 - $302
Ranked #9 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Little America Hotel
4.0 of 5
Little America Hotel
$99 - $198
Ranked #17 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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