Ranking #2 on the Weidner Best Cities list and #15 on the U.S. News Best Places to Live list, Salt Lake City, UT mesmerizes with the Wasatch Mountains as its natural backdrop. This bustling, metropolitan city also boasts an array of dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
As Utah’s capital city, Salt Lake is perhaps best known for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and 10-acre Temple Square, but it also offers a vast array of things to keep the whole family entertained. There are five national parks and several ski resorts in the vicinity, offering some of the best skiing, hiking, and biking trails in the country. Home to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002, Salt Lake City is considered paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Things to Do, See, and Taste in Salt Lake City, UT
Residents and tourists alike can’t get enough of the Wasatch Mountains and have ranked the 3-hour tour of this natural beauty as one of their favorite things to do. The tour gives you an up-close look at Big Cottonwood Canyon, Cottonwood River, Great Salt Lake, and Silver Lake. Be prepared for amazing photo ops and a deep appreciation of all the history and wildlife.
For museum enthusiasts, The Natural History Museum, Clark Planetarium, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts are among the top favorites with stellar exhibits, tours, and events. Red Butte Gardens, Gilgal Gardens, and Tracy Aviary offer a more interactive experience with nature and seasonal tours all year long.
For something a little different – Salt Lake City can be discovered through a scavenger hunt that transforms the city into a “real-life game board.” Through a self-guided tour “via any smartphone, teams travel to Salt Lake City’s well-known and hidden gems. Along the way, you’ll solve clues and complete challenges while learning about local history.”
Along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City offers a multitude of cultural shows and events including the Utah Symphony, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theatre and Ballet West. The chef in the family will appreciate the city’s eclectic restaurant scene, from fine dining to casual eateries. Valter’s Osteria, Log Haven, The Pie Pizzeria Underground, and Legend’s Sports Pub are just a sampling of the city’s menu.
Employment and Education in Salt Lake City
Major employers make their home in Salt Lake City including Bringham Young University, University Health Care, University of Utah Healthcare, and Sun Products Corp. Nearby colleges and universities include University of Utah, Western Governors University, Westminster College and the BYU Salt Lake Center.
Weidner Communities in Salt Lake City, UT
Lucky for you, Weidner Apartment Homes has a few beautiful communities for rent in Salt Lake City, UT. With plenty of floor plans to choose from and amenities that cater to your need for comfort and style, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Weidner. Welcome home to Salt Lake City, Utah!
-The Weidner Team