FACTS ABOUT SALT LAKE CITY
County: Salt Lake
Population: 186,440 (approximately)
Climate: The summers in Salt Lake City are long and hot, and the winters long and cold. The interim time period act as mild transition periods.
Salt Lake City’s Top Venues: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Kingsbury Hall
Teams in Salt Lake City: Utah Jazz, BYU Cougars, Utah Utes
Despite being the capital of Utah, Salt Lake City is often overlooked as a destination out west. However, vacationers do so at their own peril. This unique city has plenty to offer in terms of sports, culture and entertainment.
When it comes to sports, the most famous team is the Utah Jazz. Ever since they moved to Salt Lake City from New Orleans in 1979, the team has enjoyed a loyal fan base and seen plenty of legendary players come through. Few NBA fans can forget the glory days of John Stockton and Karl Malone in the '90s, when they regularly challenged Michael Jordan on the Bulls for NBA supremacy.
The Jazz play their home games at Vivint Smart Home Arena, and have since 1991. In addition to the hosting the Jazz, this accommodating venue also has the ability to host everything from hockey games to concerts, and was even part of the Winter Olympics when Salt Lake City hosted the games in 2002.
Of course, watching sports is not the only way to enjoy athletics in Salt Lake City, which is near some of the best ski slopes in the country. Specifically, nearby Park City is home to three resorts including The Canyons and Deer Valley.
However, if you're looking for a Salt Lake City experience that sits outside of sports, the city is also home to a thriving music scene as well. Specifically, blues and indie rock dominate the town, and each year it hosts the Twilight Concert Series in Pioneer Park throughout the summer which showcases some of the best up-and-coming young bands in the area.
Those looking to catch a play are in luck as well, as the city is home to a plethora of beautiful theaters and other venues. In particular, the Plan-B Theater Company and the Pioneer Theater Company both put on great shows all year long.
A good way to wrap up a trip to Salt Lake City is to take in some of the most famous historic sites. For example, the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park is a testament to the ingenuity that brought the games stateside.
Located in the heart of Utah, Salt Lake City is certainly a hidden gem that visitors from across the country can appreciate.
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