As you know from my previous post, we recently spent a week skiing in Park City, Utah. Salt Lake City is only about 35 minutes from where we staying, so we took a day off the slopes and decided to visit.
We didn’t really know what to expect from SLC. I’d researched things to do there and didn’t come up with loads, but being so close we had to go, even just for a wander! There is a huge Mormon influence in Salt Lake (I didn’t realise but 65% of Utah residents are Morman) so we started off at Temple Square. Here there is a HUGE temple and visitors centre, alongside other interesting buildings to have a look around. It was very impressive.
One thing we noticed was how clean and welcoming the city felt. We visited on a Monday and it was very quiet, although I don’t think it is a particularly touristy place. There is a really nice shopping mall, but I resisted the urge to look in the shops!
We walked up Capitol Hill to the Utah State Capitol, another impressive building! Most of Utah is at altitude (the state’s slogan is ‘Life Elevated’) so I’m going to blame this for the really slow walk up the hill. It definitely wasn’t the weekend of hot chocolates, cookies and prosecco…
After a lunch pit stop, we got back in the car and drove further up the hill behind the state capitol, for some very impressive views over the city. Surrounded by snowy mountains, it really does give this place a pretty backdrop!
We didn’t visit the Great Salt Lake as it was absolutely freezing and we definitely wouldn’t have been jumping in for a float! I’m glad we went to see the city though. We both loved the whole state of Utah and can’t wait to visit some of the National Parks in spring/summer.