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Things to do in Salt Lake City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“We love to go to City Creek to shop, eat, and just wander around because it is SO NICE. They have all kinds of serene indoor and outdoor water features and landscaping and the overall architecture of City Creek itself makes it a worthwhile visit! ”
  • 232 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Temple Square is much more than a religious icon. It's a collage of fascinating history, singular architecture, and gourmet dining. Temple Square in Salt Lake City is Utah's most popular tourist destination. Part of its appeal lies in its accessibility: three city blocks in downtown Salt Lake City contain nearly 20 attractions related to Mormon pioneer history and genealogy, including the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle, and the Family History Library. This means that visitors can see all or most of these attractions in a relatively short period of time.”
  • 231 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful huge park for walks, running or biking. There's a duck pond and for a fee Tracy Aviary.”
  • 132 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Natural History Museum of Utah is not only an architectural jewel, but it is one of the finest natural history museums in the country. The museum continues to connect Utah residents and tourists with the natural landscapes and cultures of Utah. They house more than 1.5 million specimens and objects.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Bustling, family-run Mexican cafe serving signature mole plus traditional & gluten-free favorites.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Zoo
“The zoo is a really good option to spent time with family especially if you have young kids. It is right across the street from This is the place Heritage Park. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Garden
“Red Butte's botanical gardens are spectacular. Enjoy the sweet aromas of budding flowers as you enjoy a beautiful walk. Their summer concert series are also great fun for the family. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Diner
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“The Park Potatoes are to die for, then walk off your breakfast with a stroll around the park. Check out the aviary while you're there.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Park
“Since the park’s formation in the 1950's, Sugar House Park has been the crown jewel of the historic Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. The 110 acre park features several amenities as well as a large pond, hilly areas ideal for sledding, access to Parley's Trail, and a 1.38 mile road with a 16 foot inside lane for pedestrians. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cocktail bar that is lively on the weekends and quiet on weekdays. Connected to the Beer Bar that offers 75+ bottled beers and 10+ on tap. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Museum
“This is an art museum with different exhibitions. There is a fee but you can always call ahead to see if there are free ones. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Me and my husband love going here for celebration dinners! I typically get the beef stroganoff and ricotta dumplings and my husband enjoys the Copper Burger!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Home to the Utah Jazz. The Arena hosts multiple conventions throughout the year.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“An excellent place for cocktails, and one of my favorite brunch locations, Whisky Street offers comfort food that is to die for and a very cool, rustic spot on historic 'Whiskey Street'. Dinner is served nightly, and brunch is available Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11am.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Trail
“This park features memorials to Utah’s veterans and a replica of the Liberty Bell. City Creek Canyon road is a walking, jogging, and bicycling route extending into the mountains to the northeast. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Transportation
“Convention Center for a multitude of events, check it out online to see what is happening!”
  • 46 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Bustling, family-run Mexican cafe serving signature mole plus traditional & gluten-free favorites.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Diner
“The Park Potatoes are to die for, then walk off your breakfast with a stroll around the park. Check out the aviary while you're there.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Bar
“Cocktail bar that is lively on the weekends and quiet on weekdays. Connected to the Beer Bar that offers 75+ bottled beers and 10+ on tap. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Me and my husband love going here for celebration dinners! I typically get the beef stroganoff and ricotta dumplings and my husband enjoys the Copper Burger!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“An excellent place for cocktails, and one of my favorite brunch locations, Whisky Street offers comfort food that is to die for and a very cool, rustic spot on historic 'Whiskey Street'. Dinner is served nightly, and brunch is available Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11am.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Best Sushi in town! Japanese eatery & sushi bar featuring signature rolls & a big sake list in hip, contemporary digs.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great place for a meal and a drink! The menu is broad, but the food is great. Wasatch is a local brewery”
  • 52 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“organic farm to table food, but a bit pricey. Worth the cost in my opinion but consider yourself forewarned!”
  • 49 locals recommend

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