Filed under: Utah: Life Elevated
Have you ever wanted to visit Salt Lake City but needed some recommendations? Well, you’ve come to the right place. (Also? It’s January and the photo above does not at all reflect what is going on outside right now. My hike to my car this morning included fresh snow up to my knees.)
Perhaps you’re a movie, excuse me, film buff and want to get your celebrity gawking on the Sundance Film Festival.
Are you super outdoorsy? Perhaps you should check out the Outdoor Retailer Convention (summer or winter), or take advantage of “the greatest snow on earth” and hit up one of our multiple ski resorts; or perhaps you want to explore some of Utah’s Red Rock Country. Did you know that Utah is home to some of the best rock climbing in the world? Have you ever wanted to take a run down an Olympic bobsled track? You can do that here. Did you know that we have 13 National Parks and more than two dozen other historic and national landmarks?
Or maybe you are a Shakespeare fan and want to see the Bard’s work performed at a Tony Award-winning festival by professional Shakespearean actors in a replica of the Globe Theatre.
Maybe you want to attend the largest Holi Festival of Colors in the Western Hemisphere. You can do that here.
Maybe you’re curious about the Mormons. Their headquarters are in Salt Lake and many buildings are open to the public with free tours giving information about the history of the church, the history of the pioneers in Utah, and the efforts of the modern church. Have you ever wanted to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in person? You can do that, for free, twice a week. Are you getting into the new national pastime of genealogy? Did you know that Salt Lake City is home to The Family History Library, the largest of it’s kind in the world, and completely free to the public.
I have always loved showing people around Salt Lake City as some of you can attest. Founded in 1847 it is not a particularly new city, nor is it a particularly old city. I have lived in the downtown area for 11 years now (!!) and have a few tips and suggestions for making your trip excellent, I even listed everything on it’s own page for your convenience.
I should point out that all of the links on this page are my personal opinion only. No one is paying me to promote my hometown or my state (although if you are from the Utah Tourism Board and would like to partner with me you should email me at heidikinsblog[at]gmail[dot]com.)
I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments of your favorites, or of anything I’ve missed!
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