a VirtualTourist member from Florham Park
In between flights, we will have approximately 4 hours available in SLC. Is it possible to take a cab into town and do some sightseeing and return to the airport? Any suugestions would be most appreciated.
Sure. It depends on what you like to do. The big temple is the main draw in town. It's right Downtown, and you can just tell the driver "Temple Square." Walking around there, you've got lots of shopping and restaurants, including the Delta Center and several interesting and/or historic buildings (the library is nice). You could also head up to the state capitol (although it's uphill), or just walk around in the Downtown area. What day are you coming in?
If you get bored with Downtown, SLC has a light rail system that runs east and south. Not a whole to see out there though, honestly, except maybe the University of Utah.
It is only about 10 min drive into town so very feasible. I think Temple Square even offers a free shuttle into town if you take a tour of the Square. I don't know how long that lasts, but maybe after you would still have time to see some of the rest of the area. You can take the buses or light rail TRAX free anywhere in the downtown area. City Center is fairly concentrated and easy enough to see.