Nestled between the Great Salt Lake and the craggy peaks of the Wasatch Mountain range is Utah’s picturesque capital, Salt Lake City or SLC. With over 20 national parks and monuments within a few hours’ drive, SLC is the urban gateway to some of the best natural scenery in the entirety of the United States.
Red-rock arches, plunging canyons, sprawling salt flats, winding rivers, and snowy slopes attract visitors year-round, but Salt Lake City is a worthy destination in its own right. The city is brimming with creative talent, and there’s a long list of trendy restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops that will keep your palate guessing in the best way possible.
And no matter what the purpose of your trip is, you’ll find an emerging scene of boutique hotels that offer a unique lodging experience. Here are eight of the coolest places to stay in greater Salt Lake City.