In other parts of the country, when winter descends, people hunker down indoors, and tourist hot spots close down – but not in Salt Lake City. During winter, the Crossroads of the West comes alive with adventures and activities for the whole family. At Affordable Rent-A-Car And Sales, we’ve helped visitors explore the area for years in SUV rentals, truck rentals, and more. Trust us when we say that Salt Lake City has a treasure trove of experiences for your winter family vacation. Here are three must-try winter activities for your next Salt Lake City adventure.
1. Ice Skating Paradise
Imagine gliding gracefully on ice under a canopy of colorful lights, breathing in the crisp winter air, and feeling the heartbeat of Salt Lake City. This delightful experience can be yours at the Gallivan Center Ice Rink, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake. The rink is open to all from mid-November through February, and your entry fee includes skate rental. The prices are reasonable, making it a great activity for all.
If you want a more exclusive experience, head to the Steiner/SLC Sports Complex. Here, you can skate where Olympians train. It’s the home rink of Men’s National Champion and Olympic competitor Nathan Chen. With two Olympic-sized ice rinks, you can choose public skating and/or take learn-to-skate classes.
2. Cross-Country Skiing at Soldier Hollow
For those wanting an active and immersive winter experience, cross-country skiing is an ideal choice. Just an hour outside Salt Lake City lies Soldier Hollow, the Nordic skiing venue for the Olympic Winter Games. Now, you can experience this world-class biathlon course yourself, with 25 km of groomed cross-country trails at your disposal. Wasatch Mountain State Park is nearby. There, it offers even more opportunities for cross-country ski adventure.
3. Attend the Sundance Film Festival
If you want entertainment on the screen, visit nearby Park City in January for the Sundance Film Festival. One of the largest independent film festivals in the world, this global cinematic phenomenon extends to several locations in the area, including Salt Lake City. With a car rental, you can explore the festival locations and hit the local hot spots in between screenings.
These suggestions are just the tip of what Salt Lake City offers. To make the most of your winter escapades, try an SUV rental from Affordable Rent-A-Car And Sales. We make the process easy with an airport car rental location two miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. Contact us at 801-266-7368 or reserve a rental online today to get on the road to your next winter adventure.