If you’re looking to make that once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the Great American West, but you’re not sure where to go based on your concerns over your budget, then Salt Lake City might make for a discount location you can’t count out.
When it comes to Western vacations, many look at places like Las Vegas or Denver, but they can be expensive and even booked up during the summer and holidays. If you want a place that has a lot to offer but can help you stretch your money, then consider a trip to Utah.
Salt Lake City has large waters nearby for swimming, boating, and waterskiing in the body of water the city is named after. Car enthusiasts might be fascinated by the land speed records and engine testing that happen at the drier Salt Lake Flats.
Outdoor enthusiasts looking for skiing, hiking, rafting, hunting, and camping are sure to love the nearby mountain ranges. The many peaks and valleys give way to some of the most spectacular Rocky Mountain terrains anywhere on the continent.
The city is home to several hundred thousand residents within its boundaries, and much more in the larger metropolitan area. The city is certainly famous for being the hub or the Mormon religion and faith, but the city is certainly welcoming to all walks of life that choose to visit this place.
Hotel rates and availability do fluctuate. Certain Brigham Young University events and Mormon conventions bring the faithful to town, and during these times, you might have a hard time finding places to stay at rates you like. On the other hand, most of the year, you’re going to find that accommodations here might prove better values then you will find in other cities across the West.