Reasons to Visit Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Visit – Where to Go, Stay & Dine

On a recent trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, we discovered many reasons to visit this multi-faceted city.  We were only in Salt Lake City for 24 hours, but found its’ history, neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, and people very interesting and friendly.

Definitely worth a visit every season of the year – Winter skiing in knee deep powder at world class ski resorts or fly fishing, Spring hiking or horseback riding, Summer fly fishing or bike riding, Fall romantic strolls in birch forests under canopies of color changing leaves.

Where to Stay?

We found the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City a prime location to stay, central to everything downtown.  This hotel offers a stylish atmosphere and the rooms and suites are spacious, clean and comfortable.


The staff provided impeccable service.  We were given helpful advice, restaurant recommendations from the hotel staff.  This is a pet friendly and eco friendly hotel, with bicycles to borrow!  There’s also complimentary happy hour, yoga classes & a giant scrabble board.


We were close to shopping and restaurants and some of the city landmarks, including City Creek Shopping Mall, and Salt Lake City Temple Square where you can stop by at the Square’s Visitor’s Center to learn more about how Salt Lake City was built by early Mormon Pioneers.

Where to Dine?

Bambara:  This New American Bistro restaurant and serves seasonal fare in the hip Hotel Monaco.  Chef Jerry Pacheco and his team prepared a twist on vegetable tempura and a flavorful branzino for the main course.


Top Attractions during a visit to Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Tourism Office, provides some great ideas on vacation planning, even if you only have a weekend to visit this city – here’s some of their recommendations on “Things to Do” below.

Take some time to see the sights in and around our beautiful city and state. After you’ve read all about what Salt Lake has to offer, you might want to add a day (or two!) to your trip to really enjoy yourself.” – Salt Lake City Tourism

 Attractions Salt Lake is home to unique attractions and activities to make your stay here memorable. Animal antics and winged wonders can be found at the zoo more

Arts & Culture

Arts and culture options in Salt Lake vary from dinosaur museums, and art galleries, to world-class ballet, opera, and symphony performances. more

If you want to include a cultural experience that is uniquely Salt Lake, add some genealogy to your vacation. Experts at the Family Search Center more

For visitors who find shopping on the top of the list of things to do, the Salt Lake Valley offers plenty of possibilities for terrific shopping more

With 21 National Parks and Monuments within a few hours’ drive, Salt Lake is the perfect gateway for some of the world’s most acclaimed outdoor more

What are your favorite places and things to do in this skiing paradise? Comment below!