A travel journal
to Salt Lake City by caseallen
Quote: There is so much more to Salt Lake City than people know! Things like "Mormon," stringent liquor laws, "red necks," and skiing are usually the first things to come to mind. But there is SO much more!!!
Another highlight is the Great Salt lake itself. Next to the Dead Sea, this is the saltiest body of water on Earth! The lake's shoreline fluctuates, but there is always "beach" access somewhere, usually around "Saltair," a local "resort." Take a swim and TRY to sink. It is quite a thrill...trust me!
Unless you plan to stay ONLY in the city, a rental car is a must. Taxis are available, but a car is a necessity in the Western U.S. With a population of barely 3 million people, traffic is minimal, even during the "rush hour."
Attraction | "Abravenal Hall"
Performaces usually take place in Abravenal Hall, which is, acoustically speaking, very advanced. However, it is small enough to offer an intimate performance, and you will not be disappointed.
Performances happen nearly everyweekend, and information can be obtained from your hotel, or online: http://www.utahsymphony.com
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2003
123 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Attraction | "Lagoon"
"Pioneer Village" gives history buffs a chance to look into the past, and provides a unique perspective on life in the old west. The Wild West Shootout is always a favorite with visitors, complete with stuntmen falling off buildings, and girls being rescued! You watch from the side street as the plot unfolds!
There are picnic facilities, an onsite campground, and plenty to eat and drink along the way to the live entertainment! Music revues, original dance shows, and clowns, mimes, and jugglers all take part in make Lagoon a Fun, Family experience!
Lagoon Theme Park
375 Lagoon Drirve
Farmington, Utah 84025
Attraction | "Great Salt Lake Beach"
Try to sink! It is impossible to sink in the Great Salt Lake. It's like swimming in the Dead Sea, and almost as salty! Swimming is the main attraction, although sailboats are available for rental and charter, as are a limited number of motor boats. BBQ facilities are available on most of the public beaches, and bathhouses with showers are availabel as well
Near the Great Salt Lake Marina, is a "resort" called Saltair. The original Saltair was built in the late 1800s as a resort for the city folk. As the shoreline rose, Saltair was flooded, and abandoned. The Saltair you see now is the fifth (or is it sixth?) attempt at a resort on the lake's shore. Inside Saltair, there are craft booths, a food court, and even live entertainment. Once in a while a concert takes place at Saltair, and it is quite the atmosphere!
Great Salt Lake State Park
7200 West Lake Point
Salt Lake City, Utah 84074