When I travel I always look for Free things to do to help keep the costs down, here are 20 Free things to do when visiting Salt Lake City.
Visit Historic Temple Square:
Utah’s top tourist attraction, located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Temple Square has 35 acres full of rich history, enchanting gardens and architecture, or vivid art and culture for an unforgettable experience. Book a tour of Temple Square here.
City Creek Canyon:
City Creek Canyon/ Memory Grove is a nice little getaway from the city, located just north of Temple Square, there are walking/biking trails, beautiful spots to relax and enjoy nature or big grassy areas to picnic and play with your children.
Browse the shops at City Creek Center:
City Creek Center is an upscale open-air shopping center, with office and residential buildings, with a fountain and foliage-lined walkways & streams covering three blocks in the heart of downtown Salt Lake.
The Henry J. Wheeler Farm is one of the few remaining late 19th century farmsteads in the Salt Lake Valley. A working farm where guests can visit animals & milk a cow, take wagon rides or tour a Victorian home.
Church History Museum:
The Church History Museum tells the story of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints through educational exhibits and programs.
Swim in the Great Salt Lake:
You can actually swim in the Great Salt Lake. The water is very dense and salty which will make you buoyant. Read about the best place to swim here.
Hike Utah Trails:
Watch an Outdoor Movie in the Park:
Utah hosts many outdoor movies during the summer months. To find a location near you, do a Google search for Utah Outdoor Summer Movies.
Visit a Farmer’s Market:
Who doesn’t love wandering a Farmer’s Market in the summer? Find fresh grown fruits and vegetables and home made crafts at any of Utah’s local Farmer’s Markets.
Window Shop Park City:
Historic Main Street is lined with quaint shops and galleries or if you’re in the mood for a brand-name bargain, stop by Park City’s popular Tanger Outlet Center.
International Peace Gardens:
The International Peace Gardens are a beautiful and unique attraction in the Salt Lake Valley, featuring maintained gardens representing 28 countries from around the world.
This Science museum and planetarium is located inside the Gateway Center and includes an IMAX theater and daily star shows.
Visit the Utah State Capital Building:
The Utah State Capitol is the house of government for the U.S. state of Utah. Join a tour here.
Pioneer Memorial Museum:
Celebrate Utah’s Pioneer heritage by exploring 6 floors of artifact exhibits.
Play in a Splash Pad:
Get wet without having to pay to go swimming by playing in one of Utah’s splash pads. Find them at the Gateway Center, City Creek Center or neighborhoods like Daybreak in South Jordan.
Family History Library:
Discover your family history. Explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources, located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square.
Joseph Smith Memorial Building:
Take a walk through this beautifully ornate building, originally the Hotel Utah, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building was later named in honor of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Take a tour of the LDS Conference Center:
The biggest of its kind, the Conference Center on Temple Square is the largest theater-style auditorium ever built and has seating for 21000 people. Find a tour of this beautiful building here.
Picnic in Brigham Young’s Memorial Park:
Find this quiet and hidden park Northeast of Temple Square and picnic on the lawn.
Walk the Avenues:
View some beautiful and historic homes as you walk through the Avenues of Salt Lake City, located North of Temple Square heading up the hill to the Utah State Capitol Building.
We hope you find enjoyment in these ideas.
Do you have any other ideas for Free things to do in Salt Lake City? We would love for you to share.
Until Next Time……Travel On!
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