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From craft beer to contemporary art, there's more to SLC than temples

Overlooking the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah's elevated capital, is famous as the headquarters of the Mormon church. But there's more to the city than temples. Get your Utah adventure off to the best start by booking a Salt Lake City vacation rental in the heart of Downtown. Visit Temple Square, the grand headquarters of the Mormon Church, soak up some culture at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, or go hiking in the Wasatch National Forest. After dark, why not sample the local craft brews or prohibition-style cocktails in some of the city's coolest bars.


Find city sippers in Salt Lake City's buzzing bar scene

Founded by Mormon pioneers, Salt Lake City has a long legacy with the Mormon church. For a little insight, take a wander around Temple Square which is brimming with some of the city's grandest architecture. During the summer, the city also becomes a magnet for outdoors enthusiasts, who flock to conquer the hiking trails in the Wasatch National Forest. But don't miss a taste of SLC's buzzing nightlife. For a taste of its quirky craft brews, head to Main Street in Downtown and its lively bar scene.


Summer sizzles in the Salt Lake City

Like the snow? Well, you'll find plenty of it in Utah. Salt Lake City experiences all 4 seasons, but never in one day! In winter, temperatures drop below freezing and the city sees snowfall almost daily. Come spring, the city warms up a little, although it can see increased rainfall and high winds. Summer is considered peak season, with long, hot and dry days with lots of sunshine, and highs of 90 degrees and above. It's also when many of Salt Lake City vacation rentals get booked up in advance. For the best choice, visit in fall or winter.

Natural features

(Finger) rock around the clock at Salt Lake City

Perched on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City is the state capital of Utah. Snuggled between some of the highest peaks in Utah, the region is renowned for its ski resorts. However, it's also a hotspot for hiking, especially in the nearby Wasatch Mountains and National Forest. For the best views over the city, head to Finger Rock and the Living Room, a stony peak where rocks have been stacked like sofas and chairs. But you'll have to head to the mountains for wildlife spotting, where you'll find wild elk, moose, and mule deer.


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 around Salt Lake City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 739 vacation rentals near Salt Lake City. From 402 Houses to 206 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Salt Lake City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Salt Lake City:

  • Downtown: 222 vacation rentals
  • Sugar House: 378 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 160 vacation rentals
  • The Avenues: 271 vacation rentals
  • Greater Avenues: 130 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 Salt Lake City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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: 290 vacation rentals
  • University of Utah: 3,639 vacation rentals
  • Utah State Fairpark: 900 vacation rentals
  • Salt Lake Temple: 2,494 vacation rentals
  • Temple Square: 2,504 vacation 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 402 Houses in Salt Lake City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salt Lake City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 206 rentals available
  • Cabins: 19 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 62 vacation rentals with pool available in Salt Lake City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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