Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Salt Lake City

Take a vacation to Salt Lake City and enjoy the area's temples, theater scene and live music. Renowned for its lake, bars and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Salt Lake City

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Salt Lake City has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lagoon Amusement Park (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Alta Ski Area (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Park City Mountain Resort (21.5 mi / 34.7 km)
  • Deer Valley Resort (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
  • Discovery Gateway Children's Museum (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • FastKart Indoor Speedway (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, December, February or March, when snowfall averages 10.30 inches and temperatures average 23°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Salt Lake City

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Salt Lake City is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pioneer Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Gilgal Sculpture Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Liberty Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Memory Grove Park (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Ensign Peak Nature Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • International Peace Gardens (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Salt Lake City

Fly into Salt Lake City, UT (SLC-Salt Lake City Intl.), the closest airport, located 5 mi (8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Provo, UT (PVU), which is 38.8 mi (62.5 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Guadalupe Station or Salt Lake Central Station to see more of the city. It's easy to get around Salt Lake City by catching a ride on the metro at Gallivan Plaza Station, City Center Station or Temple Square Station.

Where to stay near Salt Lake City?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 777 house rentals near Salt Lake City. From 407 Houses to 225 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Salt Lake City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Salt Lake City?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Salt Lake City:

  • Downtown: 244 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 187 vacation rentals
  • The Avenues: 303 vacation rentals
  • East Central: 129 vacation rentals
  • Sugar House: 415 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Salt Lake City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Salt Lake City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Salt Palace: 318 home rentals
  • University of Utah: 3,687 home rentals
  • Utah State Fairpark: 911 home rentals
  • Temple Square: 2,557 home rentals
  • Utah Museum of Fine Art: 3,662 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Salt Lake City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Salt Lake City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 407 Houses in Salt Lake City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salt Lake City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 225 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 20 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 20 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salt Lake City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 80 vacation homes with pool available in Salt Lake City.

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