Top 5 places to visit in Salt Lake City, Utah

#1. Natural History Museum

This museum is a spectacular work of architecture blended seamlessly into the beautiful surroundings of the Wasatch benches. The collections and exhibits are exquisitely done and appeal for viewing as well as several hands on exhibits. There are exhibits on dinosaurs, vikings, pioneers, etc. The museum is a family friendly place, with plenty of activities for younger kids as well as teens and adults. It's a great place to spend your morning or afternoon exploring! There are cafes close by so tourists can experience Salt Lake at a local area.

#2. Big Cottonwood Canyon

About 30 min away from downtown Salt Lake City is a beautiful canyon that has stunning mountain sidewalls, 2 ski resorts and plenty of hikes with breathtaking views. The beauty of this canyon is all year round. The spring is exciting, the summer, warm and inviting plus fall is filled with wonderful spectacular colors to present you with winter vistas. Vast and marvelous winter experiences take place up this canyon. From sledding and tubing in the "warmest snow on earth" to other skiing delights. Family friendly and tons of fun!

#3. Temple Square

Temple square is a fabulous place to see! Every place to visit is filled with history and helps to educate about the pioneer heritage that exists in Utah. The Temple is beyond beautiful and visitors from around the world are amazed at the architecture. The rooftop of the Conference center is another favorite place to see in this area. There are multiple fountains throughout temple square that will grasp your attention as you walk around.

#4. City Creek Center

The city creek center is located downtown salt lake city and offers a nice variety of shops and restaurants. its an open as well as closed shopping environment which makes it comfortable to shop in rain or sunshine! Just like every holiday season, this place is a great way to get in the spirit. The Christmas lights are perfect and the decorations are wonderful. Its a great place to get your holiday shopping done at. There is a stream that runs down the center of the mall with live fish and plants. The architecture is very modern and lets a large amount of natural light in. Definitely one of the SLC favorites to shop at.

#5. Ensign Peak

Ensign peak is a great hike that is right above the Utah State Capitol building. It is less than a mile both ways. it is a steep hike, but there is also a shorter paved trail for the less adventurous. There are a lot of very friendly hikers that live locally. the view is astounding as you will be able to see all across the Salt Lake Valley. Make sure you wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dusty. Best time to hike this area is right before sunset, you won't regret it! Utah has breathtaking sunsets with the colors and the shapes of the clouds. No better way to see the sunset than on the top of Ensign Peak!