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Stay just three miles from Temple Square

Make Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Airport your home base for exploring the best things to do in SLC, from concerts and shopping to sports. Make the scenic drive to Big Cottonwood Canyon, or walk five minutes east and catch a ride on the TRAX light rail to attractions like the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Families enjoy visiting the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum for hands-on fun, and Utah’s Hogle Zoo offers 42 acres of incredible animals. Sports fans only have to travel seven miles to watch a Utah Utes game at Rice-Eccles Stadium, and our hotel is less than an hour from Utah Olympic Park, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Family fun

  • Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum (3 miles)
    Formerly called the Children’s Museum of Utah, this interactive museum offers 60,000 square feet of educational and imaginative fun for kids.
    Phone: +1 (801) 456-5437
  • Hogle Zoo (8.7 miles)
    Spread across 42 acres, this zoo is home to more than 800 animals, including rhinos, elephants, lions and falcons.
    Phone: +1 (801) 584-1700
  • Utah Olympic Park (29.4 miles)
    At this site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, you can try your hand at bobsledding, see Olympic medals in the on-site museum or hang 25 feet in the air on a ropes course.
    Phone: +1 (435) 658-4200

Sports and entertainment

  • Vivint Smart Home Arena (2.9 miles)
    The biggest names in comedy, music and sports converge on this arena throughout the year. Check the schedule and get tickets to see a Utah Jazz basketball game and shows by performers like Kevin Hart.
    Phone: +1 (801) 325-2000
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium (6.9 miles)
    See the home-team Utah Utes play football at this stadium on the campus of the University of Utah.
    Phone: +1 (801) 581-8849

City parks and gardens

  • Gilgal Sculpture Garden (5 miles)
    Tucked in the middle of the block behind houses and businesses, this small public park is one of the city’s hidden treasures. Visit to see iconic works relating to Mormonism, including a Sphinx with Joseph Smith’s head.
    Phone: +1 (801) 972-7860
  • Liberty Park (5.9 miles)
    Liberty Park is the oldest park in Utah and has been a welcome escape for locals since 1882. Whether you’re having a picnic or watching holiday fireworks, this park has something to offer every visitor.
    Phone: +1 (801) 972-7800
  • Red Butte Garden (8 miles)
    Operated by the University of Utah, this attraction has 21 acres of display gardens and five miles of beautiful hiking trails. During your visit, seek out the picturesque lagoon and listen for the sound of summertime concerts.
    Phone: +1 (801) 585-0556
  • Sugar House Park (9.4 miles)
    Located in the heart of the trendy Sugar House neighborhood, this park provides a popular sledding location every winter. During the week of July 4th and on New Year’s Eve, the park also becomes a hot spot for watching fireworks and concerts.
    Phone: +1 (801) 467-1721

Great outdoors

  • The Great Salt Lake State Park (14.9 miles)
    The largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere makes this state park one of SLC’s most visited attractions. Breathtaking sunset views attract lovebirds, and white sand beaches might trick you into thinking you’re at the ocean.
    Phone: +1 (801) 828-0787
  • Big Cottonwood Canyon (18.2 miles)
    Home to two ski resorts, world-class rock climbing opportunities and one of the state’s most beautiful scenic drives, this natural canyon lures outdoor lovers into the heart of the Wasatch Range.

Other points of interest

  • Utah Transit Authority (UTA) (0.3 miles)
    Getting around Salt Lake City is affordable and easy with UTA’s bus route and TRAX light rail system. The nearest TRAX station is just a five-minute walk from the hotel.
    Phone: +1 (801) 743-3882
  • Temple Square (3 miles)
    With more annual visitors than the Grand Canyon, the 10-acre complex at the center of Salt Lake City is a must-see for the Family History Library and other important attractions owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Phone: +1 (801) 531-1000
  • Natural History Museum of Utah (8.2 miles)
    This museum on the campus of the University of Utah boasts a collection of more than one million objects and offers fascinating exhibits on everything from anthropology to Utah’s unique geology.
    Phone: +1 (801) 581-6927

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