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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.
Coffee Shop
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“A great little coffee house to get some uniquely great coffee and hang out with locals. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Bakery: Fresh baked buttery croissants, perfectly-caramelized layered Kouign Amann, sourdough from their own starter, and the dozens of other scratch-made, hand-crafted delicacies made daily in our kitchen. Don't miss the black and white mousse cake! Cafe: From breakfast until well into the night, the chefs prepare scratch-made entrees like our renowned Tri-Tip steak with grilled asparagus and irresistible savory sides like a house pommes frites with herb aioli for the thousands of guests we get to serve each week.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cafe
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“This is one of my favorite Coffee Houses for great coffee and just to hang out and take with friends or meet new friends.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Live music every night of the week. Large menu, great cocktails. Killer patio.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cute little Breakfast and lunch place in downtown slc. Great food and pastries!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Planetarium
“For more than 50 years, Clark Planetarium has been Salt Lake’s go-to destination for people of all ages wanting to discover and learn about space and science. And now, with all-new interactive exhibits, curated IMAX screenings, cosmic light shows, and more, Clark Planetarium is THE place to go to explore the Universe. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Salt Lake City's premiere cultural and visual arts center, permanent and temporary exhibits, which may be viewed for free on the third Saturday and first Wednesday of each month. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Theater
“The Capitol Theatre has been at the center of the Salt Lake arts community since 1913. Its rich architectural features and more than 100 years of exceptional theater, dance, opera, music, vaudeville and film performances have made the Capitol Theatre a treasured historic landmark. With recent renovations including improved seating, a remodeled lobby, and a newly installed orchestra pit, the Capitol Theatre building is now joined with the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Diner
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“This is "the" place for a breakfast (or lunch) on the patio in spring and into fall. A Salt Lake City treasure! Be prepared for a wait on a weekend morning in the summer but they have a nice waiting area with good free coffee!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Brewery
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“2.8 mi. from the Sugar Loft Suite. Lively brewpub offering beers & an array of New American fare in an industrial-chic setting.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Hip, casual gastropub with craft beers, cocktails & refined takes on classic pub fare. Located in the 9th and 9th neighborhood by Tower Theater. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Cafe
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“One of the best coffee shops in SLC. superb coffee drinks, good, unique food menu as well. Really great atmosphere. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
University
“The U of U boasts a sprawling campus and Olympic stadium built when SLC hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic games. The campus has a bowling alley, art Museum, and fantastic views of the city.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is probably the best spot to take a group. New american style small plates to share. Good cocktails. Nice, enjoyable scene! Parking is a bit of a hassle on Main St - so consider Lyft!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Eccles Theater is a performance destination for Salt Lake, Utah, and the Intermountain West. Your Eccles Theater experience starts the minute you enter from busy Main Street into the spectacular five-story glass lobby. The distinctive chandeliers, colorful balustrades, and striking terrazzo floor remind you are in for a memorable experience.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A small, quirky, local restaurant. Great home cooking and super daily specials.”
  • 34 locals recommend