Today we went from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City. It took us a good 4 hours for the 430 km long route.
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The Bridal Veil Waterfall
On the way is near the town of Provo still the Bridal Veil waterfall (Google Maps). When we arrived in Salt Lake City in the early afternoon, we moved into our hotel room at Shilo Inns Suites (now called Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown) and then wanted to explore the city.
What to see in Downtown Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, with a population of 180,000, is relatively manageable, although it is also the largest city in the state of Utah. The city was founded by Mormons in 1847 and is still considered the center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Temple Square, which is located in the middle of the city, is therefore also the most visited attraction in Utah – especially by religious tourists. We didn’t even know that there is a religious tourism – again what we learned 😉
The most important building in Temple Square is the Salt Lake Temple, the most famous and largest Mormon temple. All around, the square is surrounded by office buildings. After that we walked to the City-Creek Center, strolled a bit through the shops and ate something.
The Utah State Capitol & Council Hall
The next day, we watched the Utah State Capitol, which is located on Capitol Hill on the edge of downtown. The bright white building is very impressive and worth seeing. Across the street, across the street, is Council Hall,which houses a small visitor centre.
All travelogues from the USA (2012)This trip through the USA took us through 10 different states in 17 days. We started with a short stopover in the megacity Chicago. From there we continued by plane to Los Angeles and from there by rental car via Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park to Denver. For the last leg of our trip we went to the East Coast, where we visited New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. All in all an incredibly varied round trip with really many highlights.
Illinois: Chicago – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
California: Los Angeles – Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Sign
Nevada: Las Vegas – Casinos, Fremont Street & the Las Vegas Sign
Utah: Zion National Park – Attractions & Hiking Trails
Utah: Bryce Canyon – Navajo Loop, Wall Street & Viewpoints
Utah: Salt Lake City – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Idaho: Idaho Falls – The Waterfalls & the Yellowstone Bear World
Wyoming: Yellowstone National Park – Travel Guide & Things to Do
Colorado: Denver – Travel Guide, Things to Do & The Zoo
New York: New York in one day? The perfect route to walk through Manhattan
New York: New York – One World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial
New York: New York – Travel Guide for a visit to the Statue of Liberty
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & the Liberty Bell
Disctrict of Columbia: Washington D.C. – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots