# 6- Salt Lake City
What would a list of my favorite places in Utah be with out a visit in SLC. While this gal loves the country, I have to visit the city every now and then just to experience the fast lane. Just this weekend I went to the Ballet West production of the 3 musketeers at the Capitol Theater. Yes…you read that correct. I love Broadway musicals, opera’s, and the ballet, and yes, even the symphony. Salt Lake also offers some of my other favorites like the Hogle Zoo, Utah Jazz basketball at the Energy Solutions Arena, and University of Utah (Go!!! Lady Ute’s Gymnastics).
I love the architecture you find in the SLC area…since the first people to settle in the valley were the Latter-day Saints in 1847, the center of town is a tribute to the strength of their commitment to the church.
City center is where you will find the home of the LDS church with the famous Temple Square. The SLC temple took 40 years to build. But this is just the beginning of a beautifully sculpted city. The Utah State capitol building is another beauty,
with it’s strong resemblance to the U.S. capitol building. Also the SLC City and County building. The city melds the beauty of these buildings with the modern styles of today. Even now the the LDS Church has announced plans to demolish two malls, a skyscraper, and several other buildings to make way for the $1 billion City Creek Center redevelopment. It will combine several new office and residential buildings around an outdoor shopping center featuring a stream, fountain, and other outdoor amenities.
I can think of no other city that would fit as perfectly in the shadow of the Wasatch Front Mountains.