10 things to do in Salt Lake City

I have been to Salt Lake City many times. It is a gorgeous city at any time of year.

What to do:

1. Park City, UT The 2001 Winter Olympics were held here. You can view where the luge, skeleton, bobsled, and freestyle took place. There is a little museum where you can view memorabilia from the Olympics including Kelly Clark’s snowboard, Bodi Miller’s gear and Timothy Goebel’s outfit. Make sure to also visit historic downtown.

2. This is the Place Heritage Park There are many statues and memorials of the early Mormons who found this place. There is also a living historic village that recreates daily pioneer life during the 19th century. 

3. Temple Square The architecture is phenomenal. It is dominated by a magnificent six-spired temple. You can take a free tour around the premises. They talk about the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints as well as what is happening today. 

4. Salt Lake City Capitol building Make sure to go on an hourly tour. You see more than the self-guided tour and it is really informative. There are some great murals in the building. 

5. Council Hall

6. Gilgal Sculpture Garden This mid-20th century garden features 12 original sculpture and over 70 stones engraved with scriptures, poems, and literary texts.

7. International Peace Gardens These gardens feature floral architecture and displays representing other countries. Open May-September, dawn until dusk.

8. Red Butte Garden This garden is part of the University of Utah. The garden features more than 150 acres of landscaped grounds and colorful flowers with walking paths.

9. Big Cottonwood Canyon This canyon offers great hiking, camping, rock climbing, and biking in the summer. In the winter there is skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, and cross country skiing.

10. Great Salt Lake This 20,000 square mile lake is the second saltiest lake in the world. It is also a wildlife refuge attracting millions of migratory birds every year to the ten islands within it.