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The Ultimate Guide to Salt Lake City Attractions in Summer

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Are you planning to visit Salt Lake City attractions in Summer? If so, here are some tips to help you make the most out of your visit to Salt Lake City attractions during the Summer season.

1. Most museums, historical sites and other similar attractions are open from 10-5 only and many are closed on Sunday and or Monday. However, some do have one night a week when they stay open until 9 p.m. For example, the National History Museum and the Fine Arts Museum at the University of Utah stay open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

2. Temple Square and most other LDS Church owned attractions stay open much later than anything else in Salt Lake City usually until 9 p.m. every night or at least a few nights each week so it is best to visit these last in order to make sure to have enough time to visit all of the Salt Lake City attractions in Summer that you want.

3. Many attractions including This is the Place and Red Butte have special concerts, family nights, extra activities and other displays during the Summer that they do not have at other times of the year. So it is always a good idea to check the website for any attractions you plan to visit before you plan your visit.

4. Salt Lake City is full of attractions that are either all outdoors or at least partially outdoors. While our climate is considered fairly mild, it can get up to 100 degrees outside for at least a few days during July and August and can be 90 or higher for large portions of June, July and August. So you want to make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you as well as mosquito repellent and bug spray.

5. Most venues have at least a few days per year when you can visit for free. Find out which days those are here.

6. In some cases, if you have a large family, it may be worth it to pay for an annual membership even if you only plan to visit once or twice in a year. Ask about this option.

7. Most Salt Lake City attractions are accessible via public transportation or by walking or you can always take one of our hop on hop off sightseeing tours. and let us take you to the best that Salt Lake City has to offer.

8. The Salt Lake and Antelope Island as well as most Olympic venues will however, require either a car or that you hire someone to drive you. These also require a minimum of 4 hours to visit, so if you want to visit these Salt Lake City attractions, you will need to plan on spending more time in Salt Lake City.