Charlie Kammer, For The Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2010
Distance from Baltimore: 2, 085 miles, about a four-hour flight
Why it's cool: Visitors love hiking in Big Cottonwood Canyon, stopping by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and snowmobiling during winter. Salk Lake City has a wide variety of attractions ranging from parks to casinos to historic sites. Hundreds of buffalo inhabit Antelope Island on The Great Salt Lake Utah State Park, above, where visitors can enojy amazing views of the animals.
Don't miss: Those wanting to relive Olympic history can check out the Utah Olympic Oval, the speed skating site during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Information: Visit Salt Lake, 90 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; 801-534-4900 or visitsaltlake.com.