Blue skies, high altitudes, and high-octane thrills are all hallmarks of a trip to Salt Lake City, UT.
Become familiar with the downtown grid with a visit to Temple Square, the religious and historic heart of the city. Then, budget a large chunk of time for The Gateway, a sparkling complex in west Salt Lake that includes outdoor shopping, movie theatres, restaurants, and the popular Clark Planetarium and Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. Nearby, the renovated Union Pacific Building now hosts art exhibits and music performances, and ushers those interested to the monumental Olympic Plaza. More kid-friendly fun can be had at the Hogle Zoo, which has been in operation since 1931. Stroll or ride your bike along the trails of Liberty Park and see the cockatoos, parrots, and peacocks of the impressive Tracy Aviary while you’re there.
For skiers, hikers, climbers, and bikers, more heady thrills lie just a short drive away. The yawning Bingham Canyon Copper Mine is the most prolific mine of its kind, and is one of only two man-made objects that can be seen from space. Grab your snowboard and bear east to the Wasatch Mountains, where 8 resorts -- including Alta, Brighton, and Snowbird -- receive their yearly supply of enviable powder. In the summer, hiking, camping, and boating are all available in the mountains as well. Cap off your day on the slopes with a relaxing bite to eat at the tony and pedestrian-friendly City Creek Center.
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