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Things To Do In Salt Lake City

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or you’re simply here for a layover, we’ve compiled a list of things to do in Salt Lake City. As Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City has cultural attractions, restaurants, museums, outdoor activities and more. Below, you’ll find a few of the main highlights for all of the places to visit and things to do in Salt Lake City.

During your time in Salt Lake City, there are a few bucket list things to do. Start with Temple Square and its surrounding areas.

Some of the best things to do in Salt Lake City:

  • Visit Liberty Park, a place where visitors can enjoy 80 acres of outdoors within the city limits
  • Watch a game by the Utah Jazz, the men’s professional basketball team that calls VIvint Smart Home Arena home
  • Hear the performance or public rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Explore Antelope Island State Park to see a journey on another planet
  • Hang out among the trees at Red Butte Garden

Salt Lake City has diverse offerings for budgets of all sizes. Learn more about Utah’s storied past or explore one of its many historic buildings and parks.

Cheap or free things to do in Salt Lake City include:

  • Explore the archives of Salt Lake Public Library
  • Walk through the Cathedral of the Madeleine, a Roman Catholic cathedral
  • See the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, with 2.1 million acres of pure nature
  • Tour Joseph Smith Memorial Building, a place that transformed from a hotel into an office space for the Mormon Church
  • Visit Fort Douglas Military Museum, a museum dedicated to Utah’s history