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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.
Japanese Restaurant
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“This is hands down the best Sushi in Salt Lake City. Great location and atmosphere downtown. Try the Cruncy Ebi and you won't be sorry! You will also be interested to know that the owners are neighbors! 4.5 stars on Yelp (give it 5 for me). ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Good local Beer and food. I love the Fish Fry with Tater Tots to go along with a nice Porter. Great atmosphere in a fun area called Sugar House.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Park
“This Utah state park, located near Hogle Zoo and the mouth of Emigration Canyon, encourages visitors to step back in time and see Utah during its early settlement stages. The experience at this family-friendly attraction is educational, entertaining, and non-denominational. Led by a man named Brigham Young, pioneers arrived in the Great Salt Lake valley on July 24, 1847. Brigham Young, who was suffering from altitude sickness, looked out at the valley from the back of his wagon and declared, "This is the right place. Drive on." The Park's "Heritage Village" represents the pioneers' early settlements in the Utah territory. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“organic farm to table food, but a bit pricey. Worth the cost in my opinion but consider yourself forewarned!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cozy pub with elegant, vintage decor that offers a wide range of craft beers & haute pub grub.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Zoo
“Liberty Park’s 8-acre aviary offers exhibits, shows & encounters where guests can view & feed birds. There's more here than one realizes and is a simply pleasant place. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Roomy, modern hangout supplying 140+ brews, beer cocktails & German eats in a lively setting.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Movie Under The Stars @ Utah Capitol Free Movie night on the grass under the stars ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great independent cinema with multiple screens featuring fabulous films right in the heart of SLC and only minutes away by Trax! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historic education about the first settlers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. Beautiful gardens. Free”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you like a little cajun food and you love beer then this is the place. They have a huge worldwide beer selection and the cajun and other foods are really good. If you're lucky they may also have a good band playing as well. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Modern look, situated in downtown, children area, elevator, little boutiques on the main floor. The last floor goes out to the long walking path. You can see surrounding busy streets with trax going either toward University of Utah or Gateway shopping center, nice view onto Salt Lake City Hall.”
  • 52 locals recommend
History Museum
“During Christmas the have the Temple decorated in lights and it is absolutely stunning to see in person.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Beer, food, and movies... not much more to say other than they do all three well : )”
  • 48 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Short and easy trail to a beautiful view of downtown Salt Lake City, highly recommend.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A local favorite for great beer and food in Salt Lake City. I've been going here for over 25 years and it never disappoints.”
  • 40 locals recommend