Salt Lake City - a city with everything

Salt Lake City - a beautiful city surrounded by nature

Planning a trip to Salt Lake City? Book your flight to the largest city in the state of Utah with Air France and discover more about this surprising city, a jewel in the southwest of the United States. There is a wealth of holiday themes here to match your desires: skiing, nature, city breaks or combine all three for a complete experience in this unique city. Located in the Salt Lake Valley, near the Rocky Mountain range, Salt Lake City is renowned for its Mormon history, ski resorts and its great landmark, Temple Square.

Salt Lake City: from Temple Square to the great outdoors

Temple Square is the headquarters to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, covering an area of 35 acres. The Temple is the major attraction, though there are many beautiful buildings to visit such as the Gothic style Assembly Hall and Beehive House, the former home and museum for Brigham Young, a prominent figure of the church. A guided tour of the stunning gardens completes an interesting outing and introduction to local history.
Other sites of historic interest include "Trolley Square" situated in the east of Salt Lake City. Today the traditional trolley car barns house shops, restaurants and bars and boast a lively marketplace. The Capitol Building is of stunning architectural beauty, the government seat for the state of Utah, as well as a grand landmark in Salt Lake City. Theatres, cultural centres, museums and amusement parks across the city can keep you busy for days on end. From Broadway style shows to fringe performances, Salt Lake City buzzes with cultural events throughout the year. Fun and entertainment for the whole family awaits you in "This is the Place Heritage Park", a theme park of the west, Pioneer village with train rides, pony rides and gold mining. The city's Planetarium and the Lagoon amusement park are also ideal for family outings.
Whether you are planning to ski in winter or practice summer activities in Utah, you will enjoy magnificent nature in the valley. For a taste of the region, book a train ride on the historic railroad and enjoy a round trip across Heber Valley, around Deer Creek Lake and Provo Canyon.
For exploring the valley, you could head to the Mill Creek Valley, a beautiful canyon landscape to enjoy hiking or biking during the summer and snowshoeing or cross-country skiing during winter. Views are breathtaking, very popular during the autumn months for nature's rich golden and copper colours. Salt Lake City is ideal for a wide variety of outdoor recreation: fishing, boating, hiking, cycling, and camping in the valley.
Of course, a visit would not be complete without a stop at the Great Salt Lake itself, a beautiful haven for fauna and refuge for several species of birds. This vast lake, invites you to experience nature in its peaceful and glorious states. Antelope Island State Park is an ideal site on the lake for viewing wildlife and there are plenty of bird watching sites around the lake such as the Audubon Lee Creek Area or the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve or you can simply a enjoy a bike ride or drive through the magnificent landscapes.
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