Airport / Fairgrounds
This is the first neighborhood many visitors will experience upon arrival in the home of the Greatest Snow on Earth. It boasts the highest concentration of hotels, making it a great place to find a good deal, and it’s a great jumping-o point for exploring the heart of the city and the Great Salt Lake.
Where to Play
The orientation of this neighborhood means the parks have spectacular views of the city against the Wasatch Mountains. Visit Rosewood Park, Westpointe Park, Riverside Park and Steenblik Park, which is worth a stop for the giant cat sculptures. The Albert Fisher Mansion and Carriage House (1206 W. 200 South), more than a century old, was built by a Salt Lake beer baron. In the fall, the big to-do in the ‘hood is the annual Utah State Fair (utahstatefair.com).
What the Locals Know
The neighborhood is home to Salt Lake City’s “Radio Free Utah,” KRCL 90.9, a progressive voice that plays indie and heritage rock you won’t find on corporate airwaves. Tune in. It's also home to a state OHV recreation area and the Regional Athletic complex.