Ultimate Guide to Vacationing in Salt Lake City

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Must-See Places in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City isn’t just snowy mountains and ski resorts. Courtesy to the 2002 Winter Olympics (and its amazing scenery), Salt Lake has developed into a popular vacation destination in the United States. I had the opportunity to visit here for a couple of days and I enjoyed every second of it. Here is my Ultimate Guide to Salt Lake City:

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Most Instagramable Spot: Stop by the Salt Palace Convention Center. Outside the front entrance is a collection of sign posts with different sayings. From far away you can see the red portions create a “You Are Here” pin.

Where to Stay:

Most hotel rooms will run you from $90-$300 a night, depends on if you are in the downtown area or near the ski resorts. If you would like to find the best deals on hotels, I recommend checking out booking.com to find the best deals out there (some of these hotels are linked through booking.com and I make a commission off your purchases through these links as an affiliate)!

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Here are a few of my favorite lodging areas:

Affiliate: Holiday Inn Downtown

Affiliate: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Affiliate: Little America Hotel

Affiliate: Salt Lake Marriott at City Creek

*Deer Valley Resort Lodging

*Solitude Mountain Resorts

*Marriott’s MountainSide

*the star means that these lodging areas are ski resorts

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Where to Eat:

Best Pizza: Hands down, The Pie! Every University of Utah student will agree when I say that this pizza is the best you’ll ever have. This shop is located underground, giving it a grungy-bar feel, but if you look around, the sharpie-written names that cover the walls shows that this place is home. If you come here, come with an empty stomach. The pan sizes are huge and a few slices will fill you up.

Best BQQ: R&R Barbeque is to die for! With National BQQ awards under its belt, this shop pumps out delicious food that anyone can enjoy. I recommend the brisket and the hot wings.

Best Mexican Food: The Red Iguana is all over Salt Lake, for a good reason. As someone who lives in Southern California, this place rivals some of the authentic classics I find at home. And that is saying something!

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Best Italian Food: Caffe Molise is a staple in Salt Lake. This upscale eatery is known for its comfort food and its healthy options. It has amazing desert as well.

Where to Shop:

Park City: Check out the shops on Main St. If you have part of an afternoon to just walk around, this is the place to go. Every store is unique, and there are wonderful places to stop for lunch.

Tanger Outlets: Come here to score a good deal on your favorite brands. Is on the way to Park City as well.

City Creek Center: This is a mall in downtown Salt Lake. It has some great stores and place to eat.

If you are looking for more places to visit, check out my Ultimate Guide to Huntington Beach for a local’s perspective on one of California’s most popular beaches.

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Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment suggesting your favorite places in Salt Lake City or ask any questions. I will be sure to reply. Follow me on social media for the most up-to-date information on my travels. Until Next Time Wanderlost Souls.