NBA fans, it’s time for another weekend of All-Star fun and this year the weekend’s events are right here in Salt Lake City. For those visiting the city for the first time, there are a lot of things to see and do outside of NBA activities. When you’re not catching high-flying dunks, three-point shots, and a lot of entertainment, be sure to check out other things to do in the city.
Here are some of the things you can do to make the most of your time.
Attend the NBA All-Star Game
This is the main event of the weekend, and it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll get to see the best players in the league compete against each other in a high-energy game filled with non-stop action.
Visit the NBA Fan Zone
Before the game, head over to the NBA Fan Zone, where you’ll find interactive games, player appearances, and autograph sessions. You can also take part in shooting contests, try on the latest NBA gear, and get a chance to meet some of the biggest names in the league.
Take a Tour of Vivint Smart Home Arena (Delta Center)
If you’re a basketball fan, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the home of the Utah Jazz up close. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the arena and get a closer look at the court where the best players in the world will compete.
Explore the City
Salt Lake City has a lot to offer beyond the arena. Take the time to explore the city’s rich history, scenic beauty, and cultural diversity. Visit the beautiful Temple Square, home to the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and take a stroll through the Red Butte Garden, a beautiful botanical garden set in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.
Enjoy the Nightlife
After the game, check out Salt Lake City’s thriving nightlife scene. From live music and dance clubs to sports bars and restaurants, there’s something for everyone. Whether you want to dance the night away or relax with a drink and some good food, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from.
Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah
If you’re looking for something a little more educational, head over to the Natural History Museum of Utah. With its state-of-the-art exhibits and interactive displays, you’ll learn about the history of the earth and the unique geological features of the region.
Take a Ski Trip
Salt Lake City is one of the best ski destinations in the world, and the NBA All-Star weekend is the perfect time to hit the slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a beginner, there are plenty of resorts to choose from, each offering its own unique experience.
Visit the Hogle Zoo
For a fun family outing, head over to the Hogle Zoo, where you can see over 800 animals from all over the world. From big cats to primates, the zoo has something for everyone.
The NBA All-Star weekend is a great time to visit Salt Lake City and take part in the excitement of the event. Whether you’re a fan of basketball or just looking for a fun weekend getaway, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. So, pack your bags, head to the city by the lake, and experience the thrill of the NBA All-Star weekend for yourself.