More and more people come for skiing in Salt Lake City, mainly after 2002, when the city was host of the Winter Olympic Games. However, if you stay at one of the numerous SLC hotels, there are so many more things that you can visit in the city.
A tour through the city best starts in the Visitor Center. Here you get the latest information on events, accommodations, etc. The Visitor Center is located in the Salt Palace. This is also the cultural center of the city. One block north of it can be operated in the Family History Library in one of the largest genealogy databases.
To the east lies the Temple Square, the religious center of the Mormons. The so-called Information Sisters and Brothers take tourists free of charge through the system. It is interesting above all, the Tabernacle, with its famous Tabernacle Choir. The building is constructed entirely of wood, even if steel fasteners have been waived. During a demonstration you can admire the excellent acoustics of the room. The actual building of the Temple Square, the Temple, with its dominating towers, is not accessible to visitors. Even for the devout Mormon some parts of the building remain closed. The visitor stands inside the Temple Square or the Assembly Hall and the North and the South Visitors open centers.
One block east is the tallest building in the city, the Church Office Building. From the viewing terrace on the 26th Level one has an excellent view over the whole of SLC. Particularly impressive is the Utah State Capitol before the mountains north of the city. The ZCMI (Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution) is one of the biggest urban shopping centers throughout the country and you can find here countless shops for an amazing shopping experience.
In the vicinity of SLC, the Great Salt Lake invites you for a visit. The Great Salt Lake is the largest lake west of the Mississippi. It has, however, only an average depth of just over 4 meters. Southwest of the town is the Kennecott Copper Mine, where copper is mined in open pit. The mine is one of the largest and most productive of the whole country. The Visitor Center provides information in exhibitions on the history and geology.
For skiers, the mountains hold east of SLC prepared something very special. Due to the low humidity on the edge of the desert, the snow is very dry. The ski resorts in the Wasatch Mountains are famous for their powder.
There are numerous SLC hotels from which you can choose from at the time you decide that you might enjoy a vacation to Utah. From luxury ones, like Marriott or Hilton to bed and breakfast nice accommodations, you can choose whatever might suit your preferences and your budget as well.
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