Holidaymakers looking for a fun filled place to stay in the western side of the United States might like to visit Salt Lake City. Located in Utah this is a great place to visit with many interesting things to do and see. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, condos and campgrounds.
Salt Lake City is a fantastic place to visit any time of the year but it is probably most famous for its winter sports. Amongst these winter activities are downhill and cross country skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowmobiling, tubing, snow shoeing and ice skating. Hiking and horse riding are great ways to explore the area and cycling is very popular when the snow has cleared. Other fine ways to enjoy the views are by taking a hot air balloon trip. Golfers will find numerous golf courses in and around the city including an 18-hole one at Bonneville Golf Course. Holidaymakers can try indoor activities such as karting. There are several lakes and rivers in the area that are popular spots for fishing as well as various watersports. A huge choice of bars and restaurants in the city offer cuisine from around the world. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from stores and markets in Salt Lake City.
Visitors to Salt Lake City can enjoy many places of interest including fine architecture, museums and galleries. For example there is the Beehive House, the Cathedral of the Madeleine and Governor’s Mansion. In addition to all these fine visitor attractions there are some lovely gardens and parks such as Olympic Cauldron Park, Liberty Park, Gilgal Sculpture Garden and the International Peace Gardens. Tourists interested in nature can also pay a visit to the Living Planet Aquarium and Utah’s Hogle Zoo.
Utah can experience great variations in temperature with cold winters and hot summers. The warmest month of the year is July with average highs of 92 degrees Fahrenheit. January is the coldest month with average highs of 36 and lows of 19 degrees Fahrenheit. This area can also see significant snowfall in the winter months with as much as 15 inches on average in January. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed through the rest of the year with about 2.1 inches on average in April.
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) has flights to and from many other U.S cities. These include Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Seattle (SEA) amongst airports. Visitors from Europe can fly direct from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National and Thrifty are car rental firms located at the airport and there are lots of taxis outside the terminal building.