Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Downtown Salt Lake City

Come and experience Downtown Salt Lake City and its temples, live music and theater scene. Travelers to this romantic city praise the lake, bars and shopping. Take in top local attractions like Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Downtown Salt Lake City

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Downtown Salt Lake City a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lagoon Amusement Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Alta Ski Area (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Tracy Aviary (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Discovery Gateway Children's Museum (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • FastKart Indoor Speedway (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Utah State Fairpark (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Salt Lake City

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown Salt Lake City is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Gilgal Sculpture Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Liberty Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Pioneer Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Memory Grove Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • International Peace Gardens (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Ensign Peak Nature Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Downtown Salt Lake City

The nearest airport is in Salt Lake City, UT (SLC-Salt Lake City Intl.), located 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from the city center.

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

Can I find a vacation rental around Downtown?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 219 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 99 Condos/Apartments to 91 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling 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 Downtown:

  • Snowbird: 128 vacation rentals
  • Park City Mountain Resort: 1,845 vacation rentals
  • Canyons Resort: 1,201 vacation rentals
  • Sugar House: 387 vacation rentals
  • Solitude Mountain: 129 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Salt Palace: 289 vacation rentals
  • University of Utah: 3,629 vacation rentals
  • Temple Square: 2,520 vacation rentals
  • City Creek Center: 2,519 vacation rentals
  • Salt Lake Temple: 2,515 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 99 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 91 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Studios: 62 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 21 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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