Discovering New World: Top 6 Reasons to Visit Salt Lake City

Discovering New World: Top 6 Reasons to Visit Salt Lake City

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First of all, the American Resort Salt Lake City is known as the capital of the Winter Olympic Games of 2002, and that is not surprising, because in its vicinity there is a large number of popular ski resorts. Convenient location near the mountains, beautiful architecture, thriving university, excellent restaurants and rich culture complement this original city.

Why this unique place is so popular among the tourists? Let’s look at the top 6 reasons due to which you should visit Salt Lake City without any doubts:

Get acquainted with new culture
It is worth noting that most of the city's population is Mormons, but for most people this is an unfamiliar culture. Today, this modern city still preserves the charming charm of the past, and the surrounding mountains give to it some picturesqueness. So, this place was chosen by the first Mormon leader Brigham Young, who said to the parishioners and settlers "Here it is".


View the main attraction of the city
The main attraction of Salt Lake City and the whole state of Utah is the historical and religious complex Temple Square, which is also the center of the city. Annually, the Temple Square is visited by up to 5 million tourists. The main temple of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple is closed to the public, however, there are 2 information centers for tourists.


Mountains in winter and summer
A visit to Salt Lake City cannot be imagined without visiting the mountains. To the south there is Little Cottonwood Canyon, with popular resorts of Alta and Snowbird SKi & Summer Resort. To the North you will find the Big Cottonwood Canyon, where the resorts Solitude and Brighton are located. Another popular vacation spot is the Donut Falls. Canyons Emigration and City Creek are good for cycling. Salt Lake City is just an ideal holiday destination for skiing enthusiasts. In the vicinity of the city there are ski slopes of international class. The most popular one is Park City – the main venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics.


Become closer to nature
The city is famous for the abundance of beautiful parks and gardens, the most beautiful and famous of which is the botanical garden “Red Butte Garden” with the “House of Butterflies”. In addition, nature lovers and hikers are encouraged to visit the “Liberty” and “Sugarhouse parks”, as well as the “Tracy Nature Reserve”, the main inhabitants of which are numerous species of birds. More than that, you will get unforgettable impressions when you visit the “Utah's Hogle Zoo” with zebras and tigers, monkeys and reptiles, lions and parrots.


Plunge in the entertainment atmosphere
Among winter sports and hiking, there are many other entertainment options, such as the magnificent golf centers, the Lagoon entertainment park and the Seven Peaks Waterpark. Well, for fans of discos and night entertainment are waiting all sorts of nightclubs, entertainment centers, bars and night cinemas.


Treat yourself with new purchases
For fans of shopping in Salt Lake City, a huge number of all kinds of shops, shopping centers and boutiques is available. First, it is worth visiting the large-scale shopping complexes City Creek Center and The Gateway, where you can find almost anything from clothes to household appliances. For memorable gifts go to Trolley Square, which is just full of shops and small souvenir shops. Another major shopping street of the city is Main Street.


To get acquainted with the city and explore its surroundings is better using a four-wheel friend – car rental in Salt Lake City airport is a good choice!


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