City Sights (AKA Salt Lake City Tours). A four-hour, 20-mile bus tour of the city includes dozens of major sights and many interesting lesser-known places you wouldn't necessarily find on your own, with a 30-minute organ recital at the Tabernacle and a stop for lunch in Brigham Young's Lion House. A 4½-hour tour also includes a Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square concert or rehearsal. A few other tours cover sights outside the city. 801/531–1001; From $49. 4-hr tour Mon.–Sat. 9 am ($45 for adults, $25 for kids 10 and under); 5½-hr tour (includes Mormon Tabernacle Choir) on Sundays.

Mountain West Birding. Run by incredibly knowledge birder Tim Avery, this tour company located just outside Salt Lake City can show you all of the best places to see the nearly 500 year-round and migratory birds that frequent this part of the world, including flammulated owls, gray partridges, Himalayan snowcocks, cassis crossbills, and more. Half-, full-, and multiday tours are available. From $150.

Preservation Utah. Tours led by knowledgeable guides from nonprofit Preservation Utah include a walking tour of the Marmalade Historic District, the Kearns Mansion, McCune Mansion, and the City and County Building. It's a good idea to book several days in advance. You can also explore on your own using the organization's app, "Utah Heritage Walks." Memory Grove Park, 375 N. Canyon Rd., Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103. 801/533–0858; From $10. Marmalade Historic District Tour Apr.–Oct. by arrangement; call for details of mansion tours.

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