7 Best Salt Lake City Tours To Enjoy When You Visit

Salt Lake City, being the state capital and most densely populated city in Utah, is one of THE go-to places in the state.

It is a place of massive importance for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, with it being the site of Salt Lake Temple and the administrative and historical home of this Christian Sect.

7 Best Salt Lake City Tours To Enjoy When You Visit

However, in the past few years, it has become a hub of tourist activity too, with many people coming to the city to see the history and culture for themselves.

This has also meant that the city has had more and more opportunities to organize its many sights and places to see on a visit here into tours.

However, there are also a lot of tours for virtually every state capital, and Salt Lake City is no exception. Finding the right one for you can be a tall order, amongst the sea of irrelevant or subpar ones as well.

This is why we have compiled this little list of the best tours of Salt Lake City that you can book to get the best experience while you are in this fascinating corner of Americana.

Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour

When it comes to a good city tour, it pays to have at least one tour that gives you a good sense of what the city you are traveling around has to offer.

You may not be able to stop at every sight that catches your eye, but you do get a decent sense of what spots you can go to for more activities.

This is why bus tours through and around many cities are such a popular option for many tourists.

And of those bus tours, none of them cover Salt Lake City in quite the same way as this bus tour does.

Picking you up from downtown Salt Lake City, this bus tour (climate-controlled for the highest comfort, as well), to the Utah State Capitol building, before taking a stop at Pioneer Village just outside of the city, to learn a little more about the first pioneers that came to this area of the US, before it had become the cozy state capital that we know and love today.

Plus, with a stop-off at Temple Square, you’ll also get a sense of the religious history of the city, seeing the administrative beating heart of the Church of the LDS.

This tour gives you a little of everything, and is the perfect way to begin a visit to Salt Lake City!

Utah Canyonlands National Park Tour

Of course, Utah isn’t just cities and towns as far as the eye can see.

Like many other corners of the United States, the areas around Salt Lake City are also home to some of the most awe-inspiring natural sights in the United States, with plenty of national parks in and around the state to visit.

For our money, one of the best places that you can stop by on a trip to Salt Lake City is Utah’s Arches and Canyonlands national park.

Thai particular piece of the desert landscape is home to some of the most impressive rock formations that you’ll find in this corner of the United States.

This 2-day tour allows you to see all of it, with overnight accommodations for 2 provided, as well as a lunch for each day alongside the room (no breakfast or dinner though, unfortunately).

Your full-time tour guide will show you around every corner of this gorgeous ark, and point out areas of interest to you, making sure that no stone is left unturned on this amazing journey.

If you love the great outdoors, this is an ideal way to spend the weekend!

Salt Lake City Big City Loop Bike Tour

7 Best Salt Lake City Tours To Enjoy When You Visit

While a bus or car might be a tempting way to get around the city, cycling is also a great option for people who want to get close and personal with the streets and roads of this old city.

This is especially the case if you are interested in the religious history of Slat Lake, with its importance to Mormon culture and history.

This is where tours like this big city loop cycling tour come into the picture, as it is a great way to help people recognize and see for themselves the history and culture on display all across the city.

Starting from Liberty Park, you’ll be taking on a whirlwind tour that will lead you all across Salt Lake City, before finishing at Temple Square, all from the comfort of your bike’s saddle

This tour combines the closeness that you would get with a walking tour, whilst covering a large area of the city too. In Three hours, you’ll be able to cover pretty much the entire downtown city area, plus a little extra too.

All while experiencing the history through the informed commentary of your tour guide (who will also be cycling alongside you, of course).

There are even several different starting points too, so you can start from an area of the city that you might be staying in, or have already spent the morning checking out for yourself!

Salt Lake City Tabernacle Choir Tour & Performance

Perhaps one of the most iconic symbols of the city, the great Mormon Tabernacle Pipe Organ is not just one of the biggest organs in the United States, but is one of the biggest in the entire world!

So, if you’re going to be visiting Salt Lake City, you have to have this iconic tabernacle and its accompanying choir on your list of places to visit.

If this is the case for you, then you’re going to want to take a look at this particular tour.

Spanning 5 hours, you’ll start the tour by taking a classic walk around the city’s major icons, from the State Capitol building to the staple of any Slat Lake city tour, the Temple Square complex.

However, the tour doesn’t end there!

At the end of the tour, you will also enjoy a full performance from the Salt Lake City Tabernacle Pipe Organ and its choir!

The tour has many pickup points from downtown hotels too, in case you are worried about needing to travel too much.

If you love church music, you know where you should be headed when in town!

Salt Lake City Urban Scavenger Hunt

Who doesn’t love a good urban scavenger hunt? They are the perfect way of getting to soak in all the details of any location you’re staying at, whether it’s history, culture, the individuals who have left their marks on these cities, or sometimes all three.

It’s one of the reasons why so many cities have started to adopt these incredibly popular tours.

Well, Salt Lake City is no exception to this trend, and its scavenger hunt is an excellent one that ranks amongst the best in the Western United States.

This particular one takes around 2 hours to complete and is packed full of everything that you could want out of a classic urban adventure, from monuments that you need to hunt down and find for yourself, to puzzles and riddles that you’ll need to solve to move to the next step.

If you love treasure hunts as much as we do, then you need to try this scavenger hunt out for yourself!

Ultimate VIP Salt Lake City Tour

Of course, while going as part of a large tour group has its perks, meeting like-minded people, and the togetherness that a good tour can instill in its group, sometimes you just want to be able to admire the sights and locales of a city you are visiting, whilst still getting all the extra tidbits that you wouldn’t get simply by walking around yourself.

Either that, perhaps you’re just not a big fan of crowds.

Whichever one you are, you’re going to love this private little tour that takes you all around the state capital, and everything it has to offer for a party of just a few people.

With multiple pick-up points from the hotels that you are staying at, this tour is all about viewing and learning about Salt Lake City in comfort, rather than amongst a cramped crowd.

With experts taking you across the city, you’ll be in the safe hand to learn so much about this city!

Salt Lake Tours From Salt Lake City

Finally, we have one of the most beautiful little tours that you can take while staying at Slat Lake City.

The eponymous salt lakes that the city is named after, our beautiful natural features that you absolutely need to see for yourself, and this is the tour to do it!

This tour will allow you to appreciate the lake’s natural beauty, without worrying about logistics one bit, while you are here!

Final Thoughts

As you can see, this city has plenty to offer any guest who feels like staying in this culturally significant state capital.

All you have to do now is decide what exactly you want to do for yourself!

Mylene Mace