Information if you want to rent a car in Salt Lake City
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|Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC): 8 km from city centre|
Rent a car in Salt Lake City
Where to rent a car in Salt Lake City
There’s a true liberal spirit present in Salt Lake City, and this is evident in everywhere from the coffeehouses to the tattoo establishments. SLC is a great place for people who enjoy nature; great outdoor adventure is on your very doorstep.
The Winter Olympics made Salt Lake City a hot destination in 2002, and still 13 years on you can still feel the lasting legacy of the games.
When you hit down in Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) you can pick up your rental car from one of the following companies: Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Thrifty: take your pick. But it will benefit your wallet to use a travel search engine like liligo.com to guarantee the cheapest prices available for your rental.
Driving in Salt Lake City: what you need to know
Compared to other metropolitan areas, Salt Lake City is pretty easy to navigate. The city is laid out in a grid and the traffic is nowhere near as bad as other locations, which means drivers are less stressed and frustrated.
Whilst other drivers may not be a problem, the weather can certainly be your worst enemy on Utah roads. In hazardous weather it is critical that you take extra precaution. Of course avoid driving in poor conditions if possible, but if you do have to head out make sure you a fully charged cell, water, food, flashlight and blankets. Drive carefully and know your plan if an emergency does occur.
Road trips from Salt Lake City: what to see and do
Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
Treasured as a local’s secret, the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway is the most talked about road excursion. The scenic 20-mile drive winds through beautiful glacier-carved peaks and provides you will some breathtaking views of the alpine canyons of the Wasatch Range.
The best to take this route is between May to October, snow closes part of the road for the rest of the year. But prime viewing is in October when the fall colors of the red maples and yellow aspens become almost too vivid to be believed.
Here, skiing is truly world class. It is the home base for the US Ski Team and was the site for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. There’s plenty of expensive $10 million ski-in’s to admire, and after you’ve looked at what you can’t afford take a trip to the Tanger Factory Outlet Centre in Kimball Junction to buy yourself something pretty, and make yourself feel a little bit better. The outlet is ranked as one of the best outlet malls in the country.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park is approximately four hours from Salt Lake City. There are plenty of tourist attractions there to keep you occupied for days. You can take a guided horseback ride, if you want to get closer to nature (and are too lazy to walk), or you can hike on one of the many trails or attend a rodeo.
Despite the array of amazing tourist attractions to choose from, the highlight of the trip will most certainly be the drive through Red Canyon and Escalante which will captive you with its beauty. It might even keep the kids quiet for a while.