3-Day Salt Lake City Itinerary for Skiing & Dining
Salt Lake City is a truly wonderful destination for travelers. It offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure, cultural attractions and delicious cuisine, making it a perfect choice for anyone looking for an exciting getaway. The city is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake, and is also home to many world-class ski resorts. The vibrant city center is filled with museums, shopping, and dining options, ensuring that there's always something to do, no matter what your interests may be. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, a culture buff, or simply looking for a relaxing escape, Salt Lake City is the perfect place to visit.
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Where to stay
Element Salt Lake City Downtown
Trendy hotel with modern rooms, rooftop bar and restaurant in SLC's West Quarter.
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
Located in one of the fastest-growing urban hubs in the country, this Hyatt property in Salt Lake City is home to over 700 rooms and suites, a multitude of dining options, as well as a rooftop pool with cabanas.
Le Meridien Salt Lake City Downtown
Contemporary hotel in Salt Lake City's West Quarter, within walking distance to Vivint Arena.
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Day 1: Adventurous Day in SLC with a farm-to-table lunch
Wake up and lace up those hiking boots because today we're hitting the trails! The Donut Falls Trail and Mill Creek Canyon Trail are must-dos for any adventure-seeker. After a morning of exploring, it's time to refuel at one of Salt Lake City's finest farm-to-table restaurants like Pago or Frida Bistro. In the afternoon, we're heading to the Olympic Park for some heart-pumping excitement. You can go full speed ahead with bobsledding, luge or skeleton, or take it easy with the ropes course or zip lining. To top off the day of outdoor thrills, let's indulge in a tantalizing dinner at one of the city's top-notch restaurants like The Copper Onion.
Day 2: Bonneville Salt Flats & Mexican dinner in SLC
Today we're venturing to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This vast salt-covered landscape is a hot spot for speed demons and thrill-seekers. You can take a leisurely stroll or join a guided tour to explore this unique terrain. After a morning of salt-filled fun, it's time to fuel up with a farm-fresh picnic lunch from one of Salt Lake City's farmer's markets. As the sun sets, we're dining at the Red Iguana for a fiesta of flavors with their authentic Mexican cuisine. Don't even think about leaving without trying their legendary mole sauce!
Day 3: Alta Ski Resort & sushi dinner in SLC
Start the day with a scenic drive to the nearby ski resort of Alta for a day of skiing or snowboarding. The resort is known for its challenging terrain and breathtaking views.
After a full day on the slopes, unwind with some shopping, whether you're in the mood for souvenirs, ski gear or just a little retail therapy. Salt Lake City has a range of shopping options, from trendy boutiques to outdoor gear shops. Finish the adventure-packed and culinary trip with a farewell dinner at one of Salt Lake City's top sushi restaurants, such as Sushi Groove or Takashi.
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