Salt Lake City, Utah is a medium sized city with a lot of exciting places to visit. The city has many historical monuments that can be easily accessed by seniors and those with disabilities. This article reviews five attractions that are known to be among the best in Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. The websites provide more in-depth information and are current as of 10/19/2010.
Temple Square is the center of Salt Lake City and home to many unique places to visit. It is free to visit and learn about Utah’s history and the history of the LDS Church. If you are visiting in the month of December or around Christmas time, Temple Square is a must see. The lights are artistically placed around the square and create breathtaking views, including a manger scene.
Temple Square is easily accessed through a Trax station right next to it. Trax is affordable and provides assistance to the handicapped. More information about Temple Square is available by clicking here.
Memory grove is also a must see area of Salt Lake City. It is right next to the Utah State Capital, and is a memorial to utah soldiers fallen throughout the history of the United States. It can be busy, but there are many places for quiet contemplation and reflection. It also provides so low impact trails for seniors and small children to hike on and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
The Utah Heritage Foundation provides a couple snapshots of the park here.
Utah State Capital
If you are traveling to Salt Lake City, then why not visit the Utah State Capital. The state government provides free guided tours every hour that allows you access to restricted areas and gives you an overview of the history surrounding this architectural art.
The capital’s website for reservation information (for large groups), hours of operation, and recent news is available by clicking here.
The Alpine Loop
While its popularity peaks during the fall months, the Alpine Loop is open from May till late October and provides a fully paved scenic experience. You can park in one of its many picnic areas and have a packed lunch or take a short hike. Pricing information is available here.
Park City is a 30 minute drive from Salt Lake and is a popular place to visit year round. During spring, summer and early fall, Park City resorts feature frisbee golf, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, and much more. During late fall and winter, skiing is more prevalent. Seniors can enjoy tailored ski instruction for their needs.
Park City hosts its own website that outlines all of the available attractions, pricing, and a fine dining guide.