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Salt Lake is located in northern Utah and sits in a large valley between two mountain ranges, the Wasatch on the east side and the Oquirrhs to the west and is a vacation destination for any time of year.

Sitting just 15 miles east of Great Salt Lake, the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere and on the western slope of the Wasatch Mountain Range, Salt Lake is blessed with an abundance of surrounding natural beauty.

Getting around Salt Lake is easy as downtown is a grid system with Temple Square at the heart with its beautiful gardens and fountains. The TRAX light rail system runs right through the downtown district and is free so you are never far from the City's top attraction and nightlife such as Habits Dinner & Dance Club - one of the best night spots in Utah.

Top City Attractions
Temple Square gardens and fountains
Mormon Tabernacle
Living Planet Aquarium
Lagoon Amusement Park
Utah's Hogle Zoo
2002 winter Olympic Village in West Valley City
Wheeler Historic Farm Museum
Salt Lake Art Center
Red Butte Gardens

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Salt Lake City Lodging

There are plenty of options when choosing where to stay in Salt Lake City from excellent downtown private apartments to spacious vacation homes in one of the suburbs such as Woods Cross and Draper.

Renting a vacation home for your trip to Salt Lake is ideal for families, groups and friends as it provides the space, freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want - home from home.

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Excursions & Tours

Salt Lake City is ideally placed for some fantastic day tours of the surrounding lakes and mountains. The most popular tours from the city are...

  • See the shores of the Great Salt Lake - "America's Dead Sea"
  • Explore the historic Fort Douglas
  • Visit the Kennecott Copper Mine - the world's richest
  • Canyonlands National Park in southeast Utah - famous for its rugged land, canyons and plateaus

Twin centre holidays

If you are staying in Salt Lake City, a popular option is to combine your stay with a few days in the Utah mountains. The summer months are very popular for hiking, mountain biking and just relaxing amidst pristine natural alpine beauty.

Since hosting the 2002 Olympic Games, Salt Lake has become the gateway to Utah's best ski resorts including...

  • Alta
  • Brighton
  • Snowbird
  • Solitude

...which are between 30 and 35 miles from downtown. You can be on the slopes early morning and back in your Salt Lake City vacation home early evening in time to sample the city's nightlife!

At Park City, there are another 3 world-class ski resorts...

...plus the Utah Olympic Park which are all less than a 40 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake. A little further out at 54 miles is the huge ski area of Snowbasin which is certainly worth a visit.

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Our view on Salt Lake City

No trip to Utah is complete without visiting its capital city. A wonderful city to explore on foot, taking in the sights and discovering the history, beauty and culture of Utah. After a few days, you will soon feel that a short city break in Salt Lake City is not long enough given the array of things to see and do....