Wilderness, lakes and recreation activity areas are very popular in Salk Lake City, and you will get many opportunities for sightseeing in Utah. A number of tourists from across the country visit Salk Lake City to ski and snowboard at one of the many major resorts situated here. The scenic and beautiful outdoors and the fame of Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City is usually enough to draw people not just from surrounding states, but from all over the globe.
Salt Lake City is the cultural center of the state. Temple Square is the Mecca for the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons. The 10-acre square is enclosed by 15-foot walls, with a gate in the center of each. In addition to the church buildings, there are the square houses and the North and South Visitor Centers as well as lovely gardens and statuary that are well known.
The city’s much-traveled Mormon Tabernacle Choir is world famous, and the Utah Symphony is internationally recognized. Also in the city are Ballet West, considered among the best classical ballet companies in the country, modern dance companies, the Utah Opera, and the Salt Lake Art Center. The Fine Arts and Natural History museums in the University of Utah campus houses the state’s principal collections. For fans of live sports, NBA’s Utah Jazz makes its home in Salt Lake City.
Despite the city’s former reputation for its lack of nightlife, Salt Lake City now has a range of clubs with sports broadcasts or live music for people with all types and tastes. The city’s bars are the perfect start or finish to one of the many cultural events that are hosted here. There are many restaurants that offer American and international cuisines at reasonable rates to suit people with different budgets. Though Salt Lake City is not a major shopping destination, its malls will satisfy all your shopping needs. To make yourself comfortable as if you were in the western US, pick up a genuine Stetson hat and a pair of Tony Lama cowboy boots.