A city with a history as rich as that of Salt Lake City, Utah, is certain to attract many visitors every year. Fortunately, visiting the city doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune. Here are 3 suggestions of free activities that you can enjoy with your family the next time you visit.
One must visit location is Big Cottonwood Canyon, the 15 mile long location where the Great Basin floor meets the majestic Rocky Mountains. Talk about a picturesque backdrop! There are miles of hiking and biking possibilities, rock climbing, camping, and fishing. The canyon also is the home of two ski resorts, Brighton and Solitude, for all you winter sports lovers.
One of the most important features about Salt Lake City is the historic role that it’s filled in the history of the Mormon religion. Even if you aren’t religious yourself, you’ll be amazed at the grandeur of the world-famous Temple Square. Salt Lake is also home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which provides free access to its practices and concerts all year long.
There are also a myriad of great parks to visit. Although it’s difficult to narrow them down, one of the best is certainly Liberty Park. It’s Utah’s most famous park, located only a couple of blocks from downtown. It features an enormous adaptive playground and tracks for rollerblading, running, or walking. If you enjoy playing sports, there are ample opportunities to play tennis, basketball, bocce ball, volleyball, baseball, and horseshoes. While you’re there, visit the free Chase Home Museum of Folk Art.
Salt Lake City is a wonderful place to visit year round, with activities that will please everybody in the family. Spend as much, or as little as you’d like. There’s no limit to what you can discover to do!