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The capital of Utah, Salt Lake City, is the most populous city in the state with a population approaching 1.3 million people. The valley was settled in 1847 by Mormon pioneers and today houses a boiling pot of faithful and secular citizens from all walks of life.
Surrounded by mountains, the city also overlooks the largest inland lake in the western U.S. making it a popular destination for those keen on outdoor adventures such as skiing or hiking. 2002 saw it host the Winter Olympic Games, putting it on the map for a lot of winter recreationists.
The vibe of Salt Lake City is friendly and laid-back. It’s known for its diverse and politically liberal culture – a contrast to the rest of the state’s conservative tendencies. It houses a thriving LGBTQ+ community and plays host to the Utah Pride Festival, celebrated annually.
Salt Lake City Airport services all of Utah, including Salt Lake City. Hosting both domestic and international flights, it’s situated 4 miles west of downtown Salt Lake City and is accessible by all major public transport.
If traveling by road, Interstate 15 and Interstate 80 intersect just west of downtown Salt Lake City. The I-15 enters Utah from the north, crossing through Salt Lake Valley before exiting the state on its southwest corner.
Amtrak also services Salt Lake City. Travelers regularly tout Amtrak’s California Zephyr as one of the most picturesque train trips in North America. The line runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco with stops including Salt Lake City.
Utah Olympic Park: Originally constructed for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the Utah Olympic Park now runs all year-round, offering a swath of winter and summer activities. Try bobsledding, ziplining, or ski jumping for a taste of the Olympics or try your hand at aerial ski training in the splash pool.
Great Salt Lake Marina: The Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere. Experience its wonder while paddleboarding, kayaking, or sailing its waters, and don’t miss the spectacular sunset.
Redwood Drive-In Movie Theater: Drive-in theaters are steadily dwindling, but the Redwood Drive-in Theater still enjoys a strong fan base. It’s been showing double features since 1948 and today you can get in on the action for just $10 per person.
Parking your RV in Salt Lake City is relatively easy. Street parking is plentiful and affordable at $2 for a maximum of two hours between 8 am to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekends and off-hours are free, however Saturdays you can only park for a maximum of two hours.
Salt Lake City is also home to a number of parking garages. Rates will vary but tend to be more affordable on the outskirts of the city.