Planning a trip to the Beehive State but don’t know what to see? Do you want to see the sights of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument or explore Salt Lake City but don’t know where to begin? Have no fear. With the help of insider tips, we will unravel the mysteries of this mountain state and help you plan the best trip possible.
What to Pack
Before hitting the road, it’s essential to pack the right suitcase. There are lots of sights to see in Utah, ranging from hiking trails to skiing resorts. The temperatures can go as low as 16 degrees in the winter and reach highs of 114 in the summer. Making sure your clothes match the season is vital.
Hiking shoes are a must to stay comfortable and a bathing suit if you plan to hit the Antelope Island State Park beaches. Comfy clothes and sunscreen will be your best friend, whether you are sunbathing or skiing. Finally, make sure to leave some room in that suitcase for souvenirs.
What to See
There is a lot of ground to cover in the 11th largest state in the U.S, but we will highlight the sights you absolutely can’t miss on your trip. Note that some views may be closed for the season, so be sure to check ahead for availability and opening times before buying any tickets!
Salt Lake City
Lovingly referred to as SLC by locals, this bustling city offers tons of tourist attractions for visitors of all kinds. Those interested in religion can visit the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon headquarters. The Clark Planetarium (formerly known as Hansen Planetarium) is a fantastic science museum that is a must-see for space lovers.
SLC has many great casinos to roll the dice, but consider checking out an online casino instead, so you don’t miss a moment of the Utah sun. There are also gardens, ghost tours, aviaries, and some great shopping centers. However, no trip to SLC is complete without stopping by the Great Salt Lake.
Antelope Island State Park
The largest island in the Great Salt Lake is also a majestic state park! Here you can hike, mountain climb, or take a horseback trail of the island with some of the best views of the lake. You can also relax on the sandy shores of the lake itself and see if the salt makes you float! Lucky visitors of Antelope Island State Park may even spot free-roaming bison on their trip.
Those looking for the extreme sides of nature should head over to Monument Valley, a beautiful red sand desert. It hosts many historical sights, including the Navajo Nation’s Tribal Park, one of the most photographed sights in the world. Hike through the valley and experience one of the most beautiful sunsets on planet earth.
Whether you find yourself shopping in SLC or soaking up the sun in the red sand desert, there is something for everyone in Utah. So, take a glance at TripAdvisor, and plan your next getaway today.