Home to the University of Utah and the State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah, is a place of incredible growth, culture, and adventure. Ranked by Forbes as one of the top 10 cities in America for business and careers, Salt Lake City is a vibrant, diverse, and growing community. Whether you are interested in unique culture, shopping, the arts, professional sports, or a variety of outdoor activities, Salt Lake City has it all.

The Salt Lake City International Airport  offers daily flights to cities across the United States. There are also international flights  to almost 100 destiniations around the world, making traveling back home convenient. The airport is easily accessible using free public transportation from the University of Utah campus.


Salt Lake City is home to one of the top public transportation systems in the United States. Utah Transit Authority (UTA)  has high-speed trains, light-rail, and an extensive bus system to help people travel throughout northern Utah. Students can access UTA for free when they use their student ID card. There are three light-rail stations on campus and numerous stops throughout Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake Valley. No matter where you need to go, you can get there for free using UTA.


Salt Lake City is an active and growing city with many things to do. There are nine world-class ski resorts within an hour drive, some even less than 30 minutes from the campus. World-class shopping, art festivals, concerts, Broadway theater shows, sporting events, and more happen in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City is home to many multi-cultural communities, and Utah is known for being one of the most bilingual states in the U.S. As a home to people from all over the world, there are a variety of international food markets accessible from the University of Utah campus, as well as many places for congregation and fellowship .

Historic Temple Square

Attracting 3 million to 5 million visitors a year, Temple Square is the most popular tourist attraction in Utah, bringing in more visitors than the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park. To learn more, visit TempleSquare.com .

Professional Sports

Salt Lake City is home to two professional American sports teams, Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer (MLS) , and the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA) . The University of Utah is also home to several collegiate sports teams as a part of the Pac-12 Conference.

Fun Activities

There are many festivals and cultural events held in Salt Lake City throughout the year to celebrate holidays, causes, and cultures. Events include ballets, Broadway shows, art galleries, concerts, and more. Here is more information  on what kinds of events happen in Salt Lake City.