Best of Salt Lake City, Utah: Travel Guide

Some of you who follow my Instagram may know that my husband recently started working for a company based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.  His first company trip there was last week and I had the privilege of tagging along.  While he worked, I did all the sight-seeing and shopping I could manage, and I can’t wait to share!  I have a feeling this list will be on-going (ehem, family ski trip soon?) and we already plan to return next month!  I’ll continue to explore new places and will make sure to update this blog post whenever I do!

We stayed in Cottonwood Heights (20 minutes outside of Salt Lake City) where my husband’s company is based.  It is a GORGEOUS valley area with mountain views in every direction.  After my first day taking a quick drive to Target and a very hilly run in the neighborhood nearby, I was positive Cottonwood Heights was the most beautiful area in all of Utah, but what I realized the more areas I explored is that almost everywhere you go you will experience the breathtaking mountain views from all directions. It just keeps getting better and better. 

Here are a few of the places I have visited so far that I definitely recommend! 

Park City: This adorable ski town is going to be so fun to visit during ski season!  Since slopes aren’t open yet, we enjoyed walking up and down the main shopping strip and then had a PHENOMENAL dinner at Twisted Fern

Snowbird Ski Resort: Although the  slopes weren’t open yet when we visited, we took the winding drive to Snowbird Ski Resort after a fresh snow fall and we were mesmerized by the views.  I can’t wait to share our family skiing experience at Snowbird Ski Resort when we go- come back to this post in the spring and hopefully I’ll have all the details! 

Antelope Island: Although we were surprised how far Antelope island seemed from Salt Lake City, you absolutely have to go to see wild Buffalo! I really hoped we would see a Buffalo but tried not to get my hopes too high.  Almost immediately after arriving on the scenic island we spotted some! Seeing the Buffalo roaming around Antelope Island was probably my favorite experience during our weeklong trip to Utah!

Salt Lake City Capitol Building: It isn’t hard to miss the Capitol Building sitting high on the hill overlooking Salt Lake City!  It was definitely my favorite city area to drive around!

City Creek Shopping Center: This indoor/outdoor shopping center was not only beautiful to walk around but there were so many of my favorite stores to visit! I was very impressed by the whole area! City parking was easy- right below the shopping center and free of charge for your first two hours! 

Thanksgiving Point: I cannot wait to visit Thanksgiving Point with my kids! I was able to see their Butterfly Conservatory, and the whole area has a number of kid friendly activities to visit, especially on a rainy or snowy day!  

I’m sooo excited to return to Utah next month and we plan to bring our daughter on a special one-on-one trip! I think it’s going to be so great to experience Utah through the eyes of a 4 year old and I will certainly add to this list after we go!


  1. No doubt it is a wonderul city to explore and I will visit this city after my cheapest trips to new york.


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