Explore Salt Lake City

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Explore Salt Lake City

HLAA 2017 Convention
June 22 – 25

Guided Tours

Popular for its beautiful and vibrant mountain town, Salt Lake is the perfect destination for exploring. For over 140 years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has called Temple Square in Salt Lake City home. In addition to the historic Mormon Tabernacle, Temple Square also features the magnificent Salt Lake Temple, the Assembly Hall, monuments, statues, fountains, lush gardens, and visitors’ centers.

Nearby you will find the largest family history library of its kind in the world and a museum focused on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many restaurants are located within easy walking distance of Temple Square. Immediately south is the City Creek Center, a world-class shopping mall that features a retractable glass roof, a pedestrian sky bridge, a trout-filled creek that runs year round, and much more.

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You will want to take some time to see Salt Lake City and its beautiful surrounding area to top off the weekend! Sunday will be available for optional tours of the city.


There are so many popular attractions to visit, so consider booking a guided tour of the city at City Sights Tour Company. We are fortunate enough to have Listen Technologies assist with making the following tours accessible by providing assistive listening devices.

The Great Salt Lake Tour: On your tour to the saltiest lake in the western hemisphere, you’ll visit the Great Salt Lake State Marina, wetlands habitat, catch live Sea Monkeys and have the opportunity to swim in or feel the salty water.

Antelope Island Wildlife Tour: Join this 120-mile wildlife safari adventure and get a glimpse of buffalos, antelopes, dozens of bird species and more!

Park City Tour: Visit the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, including the Olympic Village, Rice-Eccles Stadium, the towering 72-foot-hight Olympic Cauldron and the Olympic Winter Park. 

Be sure to use code ­­­koa when booking your tour at www.toursofutah.com or when you call 801.531.1001 to receive a 10% discount.   

Please note that there is a tour minimum on Antelope Island and Park City. For those two tours, call 801.531.1001 or contact info@toursofutah.com to put your name on a waiting list. Once the minimum passenger count is met, you will be notified and can then proceed to booking that tour. 

Explore the City at Your Own Leisure

If you would rather tour the city’s landmarks at your own pace, consider visiting some of the following attractions for an unforgettable experience:

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Temple Square

Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, you’ll find beautiful gardens, architecture and unique art around the historic Temple Square. With free, guided tours available in over 40 languages, Temple Square attracts over three million visitors a year.

photo of Red Butte GardenRed Butte Garden
The Red Butte consists of a beautiful botanical garden, amphitheatre and an arboretum. For those interested, the garden provides guided tours and hikes to specific areas of the garden and the Greenhouse.

photo of Salt Lake City Public LibrarySalt Lake City Public Library
Popular for its incredibly unique design, Salt Lake’s main library is a five-story, wedge-shaped building that holds over 500,000 books. Its main features include the five-story glass wall, a rooftop garden and a 20,000 square foot skylight. Outside the building, you’ll find the Library Square, which is beautifully landscaped and consists of several shops.

photo of This Is the Place Heritage Park This Is the Place Heritage Park
Being one of the most popular parks in Salt Lake, This Is the Place Heritage Park takes visitors back in time to see the West the way it was in the early settlement of Utah while also providing visitors with a breathtaking landscape and view of the monument (great photo op!)