Salt Lake City Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
The capital and the most populous municipality of the US state of Utah, Salt Lake City is located in the northeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley surrounded by the Great Salt Lake to the northwest and the Oquirrh mountain range and steep Wasatch Range, on the southwestern and eastern borders respectively. This city is the religious center of the Mormons (Latter Day Saints). Salt Lake's attractions make for an itinerary with all kinds of fun things to do. One of the city's many nicknames is "Genealogy Capitol of the World." Salt Lake is family friendly, with great fun for kids as well, including theme parks, neighborhood parks, and water parks, and more.
For those who want to Salt Lake City vacation when it is less-crowded, the best time to visit is September to October. During this period, the skiers have yet to arrive, so there is no heavy footfall and one can get discounted hotel rooms. Springtime is also a sweet spot for bargains. However, snowmelt coupled with higher precipitation levels make soggy conditions during spring. Winter in Salt Lake City marks the peak season with skiers coming in heavy amount to the region's slopes, while the summer season is the best time to visit Salt Lake City for outdoorsy travelers who are in quest to take advantage of the hiking trails and lake activities. If visiting the city during peak season, it is smart to book Salt Lake City vacation package in advance as the flight ticket fares and hotel rates tend to rise.
Places of Interest in Salt Lake City
Temple Square is the holy place of the Mormons. This temple is located in 10 acres of area and boasts the Mormon Temple, the Temple Annex, the Mormon Tabernacle, the Assembly Hall, several monuments, and information centers offering information on history and doctrines of the Mormon faith.
State Capitol, located at the north end of the State Street on Capitol Hill, is a neo-classical domed building boasting the House of Representatives, Senate, and the Supreme Court of Utah. This spectacular building features stunning interior with its marble rotunda, the Golden Room, and a gallery with changing exhibits.
Liberty Park is the largest public park in Salt Lake City. The park, spread in an area of more than 80 acres, features a variety of recreational activities and is a lovely nature retreat with a pond, lush trees, sports areas, and a pool. It is also home to Tracy Aviary.