Things to Do in Salt Lake City
I always heard great things about Salt Lake, therefore when Hurricane Matthew decided to visit Florida, I went West. I found some awesome things to do in Salt Lake City that I am so excited to share. I also haven’t been traveling for the last several months because I have been working hard at my consulting gig so it was really time for another adventure. A Salt Lake City trip was something I have always wanted to do. Some of the places I have listed you will not find on your regular travel tip sites. I never like to do the “ordinary” when I travel and I think I found some pretty awesome spots in and around Salt Lake City. Enjoy!!
What is Salt Lake City known for? The main attraction in Salt Lake City is Salt Lake; an unusual but beautiful part of Utah. The best place to walk around Salt Lake is right outside of the Great Salt Lake Marina. It is about a half a mile walk to get to the water pictured above. You can swim in the lake, but it was a little smelly when I was there and cold therefore I did not take the plunge. I got awesome photos though!
Wheeler Historic Farm
I absolutely loved the Wheeler Historic Farm, and my dog did as well. I happened to come around Halloween therefore they had the pumpkin patch and corn maze. The historic farm is really cool, and there are a lot of different types of farm animals that you can pet such as cows, horses, sheep, and pigs. The pigs are huge!! I came to Salk Lake City to escape hurricane Matthew so I brought my Jack Russell. The place is very dog friendly and you can even let your pet walk up to the fence where the animals graze.
Bonneville Salt Flats
This was my favorite part of the 4 day trip to Salt Lake City. The Bonneville Salt Flats are about an hour and 45 minutes from Salt Lake, but the trip there is awesome. I got really lucky when I visited because it had been raining the week before and it gave the photos an awesome reflection off the water. The Bonneville Salt Flats are famous for motor car racing, and a bunch of movies have been filmed here. I always dreamed of going to the Bolivia Salt Flats, but Bonneville is so much closer and easier to get to with the same scenery.
Provo Canyon Scenic Drive
The drive through the Canyons is gorgeous. And it seems as if the sun is always shining in Utah, or at least that was the case when I was visiting. Provo Canyon is maybe a 30 minute drive from Downtown Salt Lake City. There is Bridal Veil Falls which is a really pretty waterfall to see through this area as well as the famous Sundance Mountain Resort where the film festival is held.
This is definitely an experience I will never forget out of all of the things to do in Salt Lake City. It is the only dive spot in the world with warm water (supposedly). The crater is not only for diving though; you can swim and do paddle yoga as well. Homestead Crater is part of a resort, therefore if you are not staying there it is a $15 entrance fee. Not bad for a unique experience such as this one. The crater is about 45 minutes away from Salt Lake City. I happened to stop here after driving through Provo Canyon and then visited Park City afterwards. Highly recommended!
Oh yes, the famous area in Utah for skiing and celebrity spotting also known as Park City. The drive is about 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. I stopped through after my awesome dive at Homestead Crater before heading back to Salt Lake. If you are not staying here or skiing, the best thing to do is visit the Main Street Historic District. There are great places to grab a bite and there are some cool stores to do some shopping. If you are into doing unusual things like me, then I suggest going to the free family search shop where the staff will look up your ancestors for you. It is quite an experience if you have some time to kill.
I wish I could take credit for stumbling across this cool brunch spot, but one of my friends actually stumbled upon it and told me to come here. I am so thankful for him since you will not find this place on Yelp or Trip Advisor as things to do in Salt Lake City. La Caille has an awesome brunch and great scenery. They have peacocks roaming around on the grounds as well. The place is just beautiful. There are cottages to stay in and the grounds sit at the bottom of a mountain. I must say you will spend some coin when coming here.
Provo Gun Club
If you are familiar with my blog, then you would know that sporting clay shooting is one of my favorite things to do. Provo Gun Club is probably the most gorgeous sporting clay club I have EVER been to. Even more beautiful than E.J. Churchill outside of London. The picture was taken on an iPhone without a filter. This sporting clay course is halfway through Provo Canyon at the top of a mountain. You shoot clay right off of a cliff! How much better can it get than that?
If you have any questions please feel free to comment on this page. I would also love to hear about other fun things to do in Salt Lake City that I did not discover on my trip!