Salt Lake City Attractions
Salt Lake has it all: the sights, scenery, and attractions. Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains, this engaging city has a unique life, highlighting its rich heritage and providing a multitude of activities that are perfect for an April visit. During your stay, take advantage of the attractions: museums, galleries, restaurants, shopping, history, and more.
Check out the “Greatest snow on earth”
If you only do one thing during your stay, make it a visit to one of our seven ski resorts. Discover for yourself why Utah is recognized for its world-class snow. Each resort offers both ski and snowboard lessons that run for a variety of skill levels. And if skiing isn’t your thing, take along a camera, check out the stunning canyon views, and capture the beauty that is only Utah.
Discover Utah’s unique history
Step back in time at This is the Place Heritage Park and see how Utah settlers lived in the early 19th century. Walk the streets and interact with history as you never have before: ride the replica train, watch the black smiths demonstrate how to make tools, and take a stroll around Sanctuary Walk to view the various monuments and sculptures.
Uncover rich heritage
In the heart of Salt Lake, you’ll find the most visited place in Utah: Temple Square, the headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Visit the beautiful gardens, religious art and buildings, Church History Museum, and more.
And don’t forget to visit the Family History Library—the largest genealogical records library in the world. Let one of the library’s full-time staff members or volunteers help you find exciting family stories.
Shop and dine at Salt Lake’s finest
In the heart of Salt Lake City, City Creek Center is the retail centerpiece of one of the nation’s largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects. This unique shopping environment features a retractable glass roof, a creek that runs through the property, a pedestrian skybridge and more. This world-class fashion and dining destination offers over 90 stores and restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Coach, and Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, in a casual, pedestrian-friendly environment.
No matter your craving, Salt Lake has it all: Mexican, Italian, Cajun, Greek, Thai, steak, and more. Try the Log Haven, a log cabin restaurant nestled among the pine trees, featuring breathtaking scenery and award-winning cuisine.
Looking for more shopping, dining, and fun? Visit the links below to see what else Salt Lake and surrounding areas have to offer during your stay.
OTHER UTAH ATTRACTIONS
Although known for its desert landscape and great powder, Utah includes stunning nature and historical parks that offer a lifetime of scenery, hiking, and more.
See what all the “awe” is about
Visit one of Utah’s many national parks such as Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Capital Reef, or Bryce. With April’s moderate temperatures, it’s the perfect time to hike to the top of Chimney Rock, photograph the wildlife and flowers, or do a little bird watching.
Discover the trails
The mythical city in the red rocks, also known as Moab, contains the perfect trails for biking and jeeping. Discover for yourself why these trails are consistently ranked among the best in the world by renting a jeep or ATV. And if you’re not into blazing the trails, try a balloon tour or a little river rafting.
Unwind on the green
St. George is a vacationer’s paradise with great weather—especially in April—and 10 golf courses surrounded by gorgeous red rock. After a day on the golf course, you can relax and get pampered at one of St. George’s spas.
Explore it all
In the historical silver mining town of Park City you’ll find plenty of activity to keep you busy: spas, skiing, shopping, galleries, theater. Try some shopping on historic Main Street or at the Tanger Outlets. You can also tour the Utah Olympic Park where many events in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games were held.
JUST OUTSIDE OF UTAH
You don’t have to go far to discover more adventure. You can experience it all just a few hours away and make your stay that much more memorable.
Live it up
Everyone knows that Las Vegas is the perfect location for fun and exotic night life. Only 6 ½ hours from Salt Lake you can find yourself relaxing in one of the casino hotels. This city has it all with shows, lights, restaurants, spas, shopping, gaming, and much more.
Journey through nature
Don’t miss seeing America’s first national park—only seven hours away. Home to a variety of wildlife, Yellowstone National Park is the perfect location for sightseeing. Take an unforgettable journey through the park on a snowmobile and see why visitors continue to enjoy its scenery and activity.
Photo Credits – Tubers: Park City Convention & Visitors Bureau/Dan Campbell, Dining: Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, Escalante: Utah Office of Tourism, Mountain Bikers: Utah Office of Tourism, Snowy Shoppers: Park City Convention & Visitors Bureau/Dan Campbell, Vegas: Las Vegas News Bureau
Photo courtesy of the City Creek Center