10 Things to Do in Salt Lake City: Part 1

Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah

Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Drive

Whether you’re new to Salt Lake City, visiting for a few days, or just need to get out of the house, you can find plenty to do in this city that’s out of the norm. Let Affordable Rent-A-Car help you do more than just get around the city in a rental car or van. Let us point you in the direction of some SLC’s top attractions so you can start getting out there and exploring.

1. Big Cottonwood Canyon

Interested in a beautiful and relaxing scenic drive? Then check out Big Cottonwood Canyon, just 25 minutes from Salt Lake City’s airport. This 15-mile stretch boasts some of the best mountain and forest views in the area. Plus, you can even pack a picnic lunch, put on your hiking boots, and make a day out of it.

2. Temple Square

Enjoy hospitality at its best at Temple Square. A building whose history in SLC runs deep, you can discover more about the city, enjoy a delicious meal, catch a free performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and more.

3. National History Museum of Utah

From prehistoric dinosaurs to modern-day weather patterns, the National History Museum of Utah is a great place to visit while you’re in the city. It has a broad range of interactive exhibits that all ages can find enjoyable and educational. You may also want to catch some of the fun events and programs geared toward families and children.

4. Red Butte Garden

Located at The University of Utah, Red Butte Garden is a peaceful and beautiful place to explore. The garden is open year-round and features themed gardens, unique events, hiking trails, and places to stop and read, study, or just enjoy the quiet. If you’re in Salt Lake City during the spring, we definitely recommend a stop at the gardens to see all the colors come to life.

5. Family History Library

Interested in finding out more about your family tree? If you’re in Salt Lake City, then schedule some time at the Family History Library. Here you can find an extensive catalogue of genealogies, including records for the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and more.

These attractions are just a few that the greater Salt Lake City has to offer. Check back soon for our final five picks!

For all your Salt Lake City exploring, let Affordable Rent-A-Car help you get there. We have a large fleet of reliable and cheap rental cars, vans, SUVs, and more. Our prices are competitive and customer service unbeatable. To find out more or to make a reservation, contact us at (801) 288-2277, or book online.


photo credit: Famartin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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