Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, has been in existence for more than two centuries and it has a laid-back charm. Mostly sunny, it offers plenty of things to do for travelers belonging to different age groups. The city has a number of theaters, fine eateries, and other exciting indoor and outdoor activities. There is so much to see that you will simply lose track of your time. Make sure you have enough time in your hands to explore Temple Square in leisure. There are some other fabulous religious buildings in the city, including the famous Salt Lake Temple. Outdoorsy travelers will have plenty of opportunities for activities like picnicking and hiking. If you love traveling solo and wish to visit the city soon, check out these best things to do alone in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1. Visit Temple Square for a religious experience
A visit to the city’s famous Temple Square is a must when you are traveling to the capital city of Utah. There are around 20 unique attractions, all pertaining to the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Explore the magnificent Salt Lake temple, which houses the meetings held by the governing bodies of the church as well as the Assembly Hall that is known for its rich historical background. Also, make sure to take out some time and stop by the world’s biggest genealogy library called the Family History Library.
Visit Temple Square for a religious experience
Address: 50 N Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, USA
Website: Temple Square
Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)
2. Admire the unique archiecture of Salt Lake City Public Library
No matter whether you wish to marvel at its mesmerizing architecture or read your favorite book, a visit to the gorgeous Salt Lake City Public Library will be truly an exhilarating experience. The library is situated strategically in downtown and it has an impressive collection of books. While books are definitely a major attraction here, its majestic architecture is no lesser a reason to visit. You will also love the on-site cafe and savor the delicacies served here. The library also has a number of cafes and shops nearby where you can relax for some time with your favorite book.
Admire the unique architecture of Salt Lake City Public Library
Address: 210 East, 400 South, across from the Salt Lake City and County Building and Washington Square
Website: Salt Lake City Public Library
Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)
3. Enjoy a music festival at Gallivan Center
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Gallivan Center is known for housing music festivals where both local and international artists participate with equal zeal. Come June, the venue will host a unique musical festival, perhaps the one of its kind in the state, which celebrates a form of American music called Blues music. Be here and enjoy a musical experience like never before.
Enjoy a music festival at Gallivan Center
Address: 239 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Website: Gallivan Center
Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)
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4. Marvel at the greenery at Liberty Park
Famous for its kid-friendly activities and other outdoor activities within the limits of the city, the Library Park is a haven for outdoorsy travelers. After all, there are plenty of activities for you to choose from such as rides, bike paths, pond, volleyball and tennis courts, picnic areas, and more. We also recommend for you to explore the greenhouse and aviary while visiting Library Park. Even if you plan to travel alone, you can keep yourself engaged and entertained here.
Marvel the greeneries at Liberty Park
Address: 600 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, USA
Website: Liberty Park
Opening hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)
5. Explore Utah's Hogle Zoo and get personal with the animals
Are you traveling to Salt Lake City solo and you are a little unsure of how to spend a few hours all alone? Hogle Zoo is definitely worth a visit as it boasts a collection of over 800 animals. So, time for you to explore the zoo and get close to its inhabitants. Pay extra fees to feed the birds and rhinos in the zoo, which is a very popular activity here. While it may not be the country’s best zoo, it definitely has its own attractions.
Explore Utah's Hogle Zoo and get personal with the animals
Address: 2600 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
Website: Hogle Zoo
Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)
6. Visit Clark Planetarium and avail an educational tour
Perfect for a visit for tourists belonging to different age groups, Clark Planetarium should definitely feature on your travel itinerary. It has been in existence for over half a decade and was earlier called Hansen Planetarium. This is the ideal place to be in case you wish to get familiar with the tidbits of science and space. Learn more about science in a fun and interactive way, through its IMAX theaters, educational outreach, and interesting exhibits.
Visit Clark Planetarium and avail an educational tour
Address: 110 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Website: Clark Planetarium
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 10:30am - 7pm; Thurs: 10:30am - 10 pm; Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 11pm
7. Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah
Get close and personal with the amazing landscapes of Utah when you visit the Natural History Museum of Utah. A top attraction of the city, it also introduces the visitors to an amazing collection of exhibits. Also, the museum has an enviable collection of precious gems, minerals from various parts of the world. The top story offers a chance of interaction with natural phenomena like soil erosion and earthquakes among others. If you are a shopaholic, enjoy shopping at the Museum Store to buy ornaments and other trinkets that draw inspiration from nature.
Natural History Museum of Utah
Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
Website: Natural History Museum of Utah
Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)
8. Take a walk through Red Butte Garden
There is so much to do and see in Red Butte Garden, which is known for it’s beautifully landscaped plots, pathways, and stunning fountains. In fact, if you are looking for solitude, and some moments of peace, take a stroll here and come back feeling rejuvenated. It is set on the campus of the University of Utah.and is an ideal place to be, even if you are not a botanist. This beautiful garden is segregated into various parts and is great to be in, especially in the warmer weather. You can also enjoy a picnic all by yourself while visiting the garden.
Take a walk through Red Butte Garden
Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
Website: Red Butte Garden
Opening hours: 9am - 7.30pm (daily)
9. Enjoy watching birds at Tracy Aviary
Welcome to Tracy Aviary, which is located in the beautiful Liberty Park of Salt Lake City. You will get an opportunity of a lifetime to be really close to nature, as well as birds of various species. The aviary also hosts a number of exhibits, encounters, and captivating shows where you can not only view the birds but also get a chance to feed them. It is America’s oldest aviary and also features interactive educational programs and impressive collections.
Enjoy watching birds at Tracy Aviary
Address: 589 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, USA
Website: Tracy Aviary
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)
Enjoy a day skiing on the stunning slopes and return home with the memory of a great adventure. Also, avail a Demo Ski Package, which gives you a chance to avail the most sophisticated skiing equipment. Irrespective of whether you are a beginner or a pro in skiing, you can enjoy a rental for the entire day so that you can relax after completing your excursion and then return the gear.
Demo Ski Rental Package for Salt Lake City - Cottonwood Resort
Duration: 1 day
Stunning Salt Lake City
Irrespective of engaging indoor activities or exciting outdoor engagements, Salt Lake City has it all. So, if you are planning to travel alone, we recommend for you to explore these best things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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