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Travel Tips for Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah State, is a historic and touristic city in the United States. Salt Lake City is the largest city of Utah and is bordered by the Great Salt Lake and the ice-capped Wasatch Range. The city was founded by the followers of Church in 1847 and is the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Owing to its location near the Great Salt Lake, it was initially named as Great Salt Lake City until 1868 when the prefix "Great" was removed.

Places to Visit
Salt Lake City is an excellent place to visit, especially from September to October. The city has some great tourist spots, parks, museums, and outdoor activities. To start with your travel in Salt Lake City, you should visit Temple Square, Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake Temple, and Salt Lake Tabernacle. These spots are located within the city and are easily reachable from your residence. These spots are major tourist attractions which reflect the culture and history of the city. Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, The Leonardo Museum, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts are some excellent museums you should consider visiting in the city. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Conference Center is another major popular spot in the city. 

After visiting these spots in the city, you can consider visiting some popular parks in the city. Red Butte Garden, Liberty Park, This Is The Place Heritage Park, Wheeler Historic Farm, Antelope Island State Park, and Sugar House Park are some excellent outdoor spots where you can spend your day. Hogle Zoo is another very popular place in Salt Lake City. Outdoor activities are also prevalent in Salt Lake City. You can visit places like Millcreek Canyon, Ensign Peak, Mount Olympus, and Grandeur Peak if you want to enjoy outdoor activities and scenic tours. Some miscellaneous spots like Clark Planetarium, City Creek, Tracy Aviary, The Great Saltair, Cathedral of the Madeleine, and Nightmare on 13th are some excellent spots to visit as well.

Salt Lake City has a great nightlife as well. You can visit a lot of places during night time, depending on your interests. If you want to watch a movie or something similar to that, you can visit the Clark Planetarium, Redwood Drive-In Theatre, Brewvies Cinema Pub, and the Viva La DIVA Show. If you like to party, Salt Lake City has some great nightclubs like Sky SLC, Area 51, Westerner Club, Liquid Joe's, and Club Karamba. If you like to drink, you can visit bars like Beer Hive Pub, Bar-X, Piper Down an Olde World Pub, and The Red Door. The area near Central City, especially around Regent Street, is known to have a lot of good nightclubs, bars, and lounges. You should consider visiting the Central city during the night time to make the most out of the nighttime.

Accommodation in Salt Lake City

Accommodation in Salt Lake City can be expensive with hotels starting from around USD 100, and some hotels in the Central City, priced as high as USD 500. However, if you are visiting on a honeymoon or with a couple, you can get romantic hotels in Salt Lake City, at a reasonable price. Booking hotels from websites like booking.com, expedia.com, woodspring.com, and Airbnb can help you avail significant discounts and get hotels at a considerably lower price.

How to move around in Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City has a vigorous public transport system with Commuter Trains, Light Rail, buses, and taxis providing a cost-effective, quick, and comfortable travel experience. These transportation modes run all around the city running from airports to far ski resorts.

Commuter trains, also called the Front Runner are connected from Provo to Ogden. FrontRunner service starts at 4:30 am and functions till midnight. This schedule is exclusive for weekdays. On Saturdays, the Front Runner functions from 6 am to 2 pm. Front Runner Service is closed on Sunday.

Light Rail Lines, also called as TRAX are connected from downtown to across the valley by three different color-coded routes. The first route is the Red Line that runs from the University of Utah to the Daybreak community via downtown and south to 6400 South. The blue line connects the downtown to the south through the valley to Draper. The Green Line is one of the most critical lines connecting the Salt Lake International Airport to West Valley City through the downtown Salt Lake. On weekdays, TRAX run is functional from 5:30 am to 11:30 am but have a limited schedule on weekends. The fare of TRAX is USD 2.50.

Buses also play a vital role in connecting many of the TRAX and FrontRunner stations to almost all places in the Salt Lake City like Salt Lake Valley, Ogden, Utah County and up to Brigham City.

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