It is hard to take a picture of Salt Lake City from any angle that fails to impress. The looming Oquirrh and Wasatch mountain ranges in the back make for an impressive ensemble with any part of the urban sprawl you put in the foreground. Add into the mix the Great Salt Lake and 8 ski resorts in the vicinity and you know you have a city that will be hard to pass up on for lovers of the outdoors.
But let's first address the elephant in the room. Yes, this is indeed the base of the Mormon church, and while their presence can be felt in many ways, less than half of the city's population are actually members and the city gets a surprising reputation of being somewhat of a liberal bastion.
The main attraction in SLC and maybe entire Utah is Temple Square where you find the enormous temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Salt Lake Tabernacle and numerous other related sights including gardens and museums.
Other sights include numerous parks including the "This is the Place" heritage park, the state Capitol and excellent up market shopping at the Gateway. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Salt Lake City is a city in United States's region of Utah. It has a population of 191,180, is situated at an altitude of 4265ft and the best airport to fly into is SLC (Salt Lake City International, Salt Lake City)
- The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)
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- For those contemplating a skiing holiday around Salt Lake City, this overview of the 8 nearby ski resorts may be helpful, as well as this page on skiing on visitsaltlakecity.com
More Salt Lake City travel resources
Most relevant and specific are the visitor guide on visitsaltlake.com, SLC visitor information and the information presented on Go Utah on the city. Besides that, you can find numerous interesting articles on NY Times, and as always Wikitravel and Lonely Planet join the party. Fodor's can rarely fail to be mentioned and I'm sure you'd like to give a post titled I Heart My City on SLC a read. Enjoy!
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