Things to do in Utah

Looking for ideas to make the most of your trip to Salt Lake City this October? We've got you covered! Here are some of our favorite recommendations around this year's 2024 World Congress that will make your trip one to remember!

Utah’s Big Five National Parks

October is a wonderful time to visit a national park in Utah before or after the conference. The scenery is spectacular and well worth the visit! To learn more about Arches, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks, click here.

The Mighty 5 | Visit Utah

Snowbird’s Oktoberfest

While in Salt Lake City, why not take a drive into the mountains. The town of Snowbird hosts an Oktoberfest that features oompah music, beer, food, and activities celebrating the autumn season. The festival runs through October 13th.

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Temple Square

Salt Lake City is the worldwide headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Temple Square is a five-block complex that includes historic buildings, gardens, administrative and office buildings, museums, monuments, libraries, auditoriums, pavilions, and restaurants—all of which are anchored together in the downtown district by the historic Salt Lake Temple.

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Red Butte Garden

Less than five minutes away from the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park is the Red Butte Garden, which features an array of tree and plant collections—the Arboretum, the Conifers, the Lilacs, the Ethnobotanicals, Oaks and more.

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The Natural History Museum of Utah

This architectural masterpiece designed by the New York architect James Polshek is located close to the Marriott University Park. Exhibits featuring life, land, and first peoples make this museum on of the best in the state.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Exhibits include the African Savanna, Rocky Shores, Asian Highlands, Wild Utah, and Great Apes to name a few of the amazing sights at the Hogle Zoo. Tours available.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo - Creating Champions for Wildlife, Salt Lake City

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