Discover diverse things to do near the Salt Lake City airport

Thanks to our free airport shuttle and easy transportation links, the Radisson hotel in West Salt Lake City is an ideal base for an array of things to do near the Salt Lake City airport. Make the scenic drive to Big Cottonwood Canyon, or walk five minutes east and catch a ride on the TRAX light rail to downtown attractions like the dramatic spires of Temple Square, plus shopping, museums, and theaters. Traveling for work? Our comfortable accommodations are minutes from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Families can enjoy hands-on fun at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum or ride through an African Savannah habitat in a replica 1860s train at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Sports fans only have to travel seven miles to watch a Utah Utes game at Rice-Eccles Stadium, while adrenaline-fueled activities await at Utah Olympic Park, less than an hour away.

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Capitol Theatre

3.17 mi / 5.1 km from the hotel
Dating from 1913, the restored Capitol Theatre provides an elegant stage for a varied program of performances, from ballet and opera to musicals and jazz.

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

2.55 mi / 4.11 km from the hotel
Formerly called the Children’s Museum of Utah, this interactive museum offers 60,000 square feet of educational and imaginative fun for kids.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

7.37 mi / 11.86 km from the hotel
Spread across 42 acres, this popular zoo is home to more than 800 animals, including rhinos, elephants, lions, and falcons.


15.15 mi / 24.38 km from the hotel
Splash and slide your way through Lagoon A Beach, or flip and fly through the air on hair-raising roller coasters at this thrilling amusement park.

Murray Parkway Golf Course

9.61 mi / 15.46 km from the hotel
Get in the swing of things at this 18-hole golf course. Offering challenging play for golfers of every skill level, these well-groomed greens are the go-to for locals’ regular rounds.

Red Butte Garden

6.75 mi / 10.86 km from the hotel
Operated by the University of Utah, this attraction has 21 acres of display gardens and five miles of beautiful hiking trails. During your visit, seek out the picturesque lagoon and listen for the sound of summertime concerts.