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Salt Lake City Travel Guide

Why Visit Salt Lake City

Located between Utah's Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. Utah’s state capital serves as an ideal base to explore the surrounding peaks any time of year, but Salt Lake City also boasts plenty of reasons to stay in town, including 2002 Olympic sights and activities, a dynamic local food and craft-brewery scene, easy-to-navigate public transportation, and its own unique culture.

When to Visit Salt Lake City

People visit Salt Lake City year-round, but the most popular time to visit is in winter, when the ski slopes are covered in "the Greatest Snow on Earth." When the weather warms up and school is out for summer, Salt Lake City also sees a rise in tourism. The best time for Salt Lake City travel is during the fall, when there are fewer visitors, school is back in session, hotel prices drop, and temperatures are still comfortable enough to explore outdoors.

Weather in Salt Lake City

Whether it’s aspen trees turning bright yellow in the fall, snowflakes coating the mountains in the winter, colorful flowers popping up (even while there's still snow on the peaks) in the spring, or temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, Salt Lake City is all about the seasons. Since the region is semi-arid, drastic fluctuations in temperatures can happen quickly. Wear layers or carry a light jacket, even in summer.