Salt Lake City has something to offer every kind of traveler, whether you’re here for business or pleasure. Loads of skiers and snowboarders convene on the area every year to hit the nearby slopes, but you can enjoy the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City
and the beautiful surrounding mountains year round. World-class ski resorts
are less than 45 minutes away with plenty of fresh powder falling from December to April. In the summer and fall, there are also plenty of fun attractions around which an entire vacation can easily be planned. Great restaurants and nightlife abound in the city, as well as plentiful shopping. Year round, millions of tourists visit the city that welcomed the world during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
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Downtown Salt Lake City features Temple Square with the six-spired granite Salt Lake Temple as its crowning centerpiece. This venue is an especially impressive sight to see at Christmastime when thousands of lights are twinkling from the square’s abundant collection of trees. Downtown is a great place to see live theater at the Capitol Theatre or at the Pioneer Theater which is located at the University of Utah. If you want comedy, the Off Broadway Theater (OBT) is a hotspot for exceptional improv.
This central city district a bustling hub of activity. And of course, no visit would be complete without a stop at the Utah State Capitol Building, which is set on 40 beautiful acres. If you're visiting in September, be sure to check out the Utah State Fair, held each year in Salt Lake City. This city is the international headquarters for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints and houses the Mormon Temple and Mormon Tabernacle.
Hiking and biking are just minutes from downtown, and the surrounding areas of Salt Lake City offer stunning views of the natural desert landscape. Salt Lake City golf is also top-notch, no matter what your skill level. There are nine public golf courses offering gorgeous greens that are particularly beautiful in contrast to the surrounding arid environment in the summertime. With numerous national parks surrounding Salt Lake City, there is an outdoor activity for every kind of sport lover.
Music events, including the country’s top name acts, are easily accessible at the E Center in nearby West Valley. Or if you want to catch a Utah Jazz game, the Energy Solutions Arena, formerly known as the Delta Center, plays host to the local basketball team’s home games. The arena also hosts other sporting events as well as music concerts when the Jazz isn’t using the facilities.
If you’re looking for eclectic dining and nightlife, you may be surprised by what you find in Salt Lake City. There is a wide variety of restaurants, featuring everything from regional American cuisine to ethnic choices from around the world, including Afghan and Vietnamese. There are renowned brewpubs serving micro brewed beers, as well as a number of bars and nightclubs. Utah liquor laws now allow patrons to get a drink any day of the week without a club membership.
Salt Lake City has also become an active business hub with headquarters or large offices for Delta Airlines, American Express, Intel and eBay . Overstock.com is also based in the suburbs of the area. Whether you come to Salt Lake City for business or vacation, the attractions of this exciting city are sure to impress.