Day 8: Salt Late City, UT — The only thing on my mind during the entire ride was to max out the odometer on my 4.0L 8-cylinder (V8)s Mustang GT on the Bonneville International Speedway, a place best known for setting speed records on land. But there was one problem, a freakin’ commercial was shot on the speedway because of which it was closed. And the car used for that commercial was a Mustang GT! Sigh! But that did not stop me from driving on salt.
I live in California. It's full of beaches and lush trees. It's a beautiful state undoubtedly. My definition of beauty was limited to greenery,beaches,rivers and waterfalls so the moment I landed in Salt Lake City , seeing the deserted place, I really became skeptical about my decision of choosing Utah for the long weekend holiday. I could see nothing apart from desert and small succulents. I checked into my hotel (Comfort inn)which was situated in downtown. If anyone is coming from a crowded place like San Francisco, LA, New York I'd suggest to take hotel in downtown. It has all the restaurants with all kinds of cuisines..be it American, Chinese. Thai, Mexican or what not. Salt Lake City downtown has a lot of clubs and pubs too.
We didn't visit much in Salt Lake City. We went for dinner and drinks at Gracie's. It's in downtown and they play live music. Their patio is really cute. Next day we visited the temple square and the cathedral of the Madeleine in 2 hours.