If you are like most people, probably the only thing you know about Salt Lake Utah is the fact that it is located in Utah, but did you know that it is actually part of a larger urban center called the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area? We bet you didn’t know that and we bet you don’t know about the other things we know about Salt Lake Utah.
Salt Lake City was named after the Great Salt Lake, although the word “great” was dropped from its name during the city’s official charter. There are two things that it is known for. One is that it is the genealogy capital of the world. Second is that it is the founding place of the Church of Latter Day Saints or the Mormons. That it is tied to genealogy can be traced directly to the fact that it hosts the headquarters of the Mormons. The Mormons have been actively tracing the genealogy of people all over the world, not just the United States.
You can visit the Family History Library if you want to know who your ancestors are. It is possible to book a tour in advance. Just visit the website TripAdvisor.
But of course, what it’s known for isn’t everything that it offers. If you visit, you will see that it has plenty of offerings that are diverse in variety. The city has casinos, yet it also hosts a great spiritual center called Temple Square, as well as museums, parks, and concert halls. And then there are the natural wonders like the Big Cottonwood Canyon and the Arches National Park. You can take a tour to any of these locations.
Before making travel plans, though, make sure you do research on the best times to travel. Otherwise, you will be disappointed. For example, the best time to go to Temple Square is around the holidays, when it is possible to see millions of Christmas lights.
Temple Square is not the only religious and spiritual center that you can visit. There’s also The Tabernacle, the Cathedral of Madeline, and the Salt Lake Temple.
While we do not know what is the best time to visit, we do know that visiting Salt Lake City isn’t so expensive. And there is plenty of information that goes around telling you the best tours to take and the best concerts to attend.