With just one day in Salt Lake City, you have plenty of time to tour the city’s historic sights, enjoy a trip into the mountains, and experience some of the evening culture. Here’s how to get the most out of Salt Lake City in just one day.
Salt Lake Tabernacle
Temple Square, Salt Lake City, USA, 84150
Tours of the Salt Lake Tabernacle are free, and you can time your visit to catch a live performance by one of the most recognized and beloved choirs in the world, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Visitors can listen to the choir practice on Thursday evenings or attend a live Sunday morning broadcast ofMusic and the Spoken Word, the longest-running national broadcast in the country.
Many guided tours of Salt Lake City include a stop at the tabernacle as part of a visit to Temple Square, Utah’s most visited attraction. In addition to Temple Square, some tours include other city sights such as the Utah State Capitol and the Pony Express Monument.
Things to Know Before You Go
Tickets to the live Sunday morning broadcast performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are free.
Sunday best or business-style dress is recommended for Sunday choir performances.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, and rehearsals are free and open to the public.
Thirty-minute organ recitals are given daily in the tabernacle and conference center at Temple Square.
How to Get There
The Salt Lake Tabernacle, located in Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, is easily reached by bus or TRAX, Salt Lake City’s light rail system. Take the TRAX blue or green line to Temple Square or City Center, both within a block of Temple Square, or any number of buses that stop along North Temple Street. Bus and train transportation within the city’s Free Fare Zone, which includes Temple Square, is free.
When to Get There
The Salt Lake Tabernacle can be visited year-round, although the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs in the conference center on Temple Square during the summer months to accommodate larger crowds. The choir’s performance schedule may change during the holidays and tickets may be required for special holiday performances, so check ahead to avoid disappointment.
Others Things to See at Temple Square
In addition to the historical tabernacle, Temple Square also features two visitors center, the magnificent Salt Lake City Temple and reflecting ponds, monuments, fountains, gardens, and more. Free guided tours of Temple Square are available daily in over 40 languages.
- Joseph Smith Memorial Building
- Temple Square
- Latter-day Saints Church History Museum
- Latter-day Saints Family History Library
- Utah State Capitol
- Clark Planetarium
- Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
- Leonardo Museum
- Tracy Aviary
- Liberty Park
- Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)
- Fort Douglas Military Museum
- Red Butte Garden
- Natural History Museum of Utah
- This is the Place Heritage Park