Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City — with its 10-acre blocks; 132-foot-wide, tree-lined streets; and mountains rising to the east and west — is one of the most beautifully planned cities in the country. On a hill at the north of State Street stands Utah’s classic Capitol building. Three blocks south is Temple Square, with the well-known Mormon Temple and Tabernacle. Even though Salt Lake City is known for its Mormon sites and for being the business center in these parts of Utah, it also has a slew of other offerings, including Lagoon Amusement Park, the Utah Opera Company and Jazz basketball. Travel west of the city to the enormous Great Salt Lake, stretching 48 miles one way and 90 miles the other. It is less than 35 feet deep and between 15 and 20 percent salt — almost five times as salty as the ocean.