This mountain capital has big city appeal that extends far past its trailheads.
With unique shops, hip bars, locavore restaurants, historic sites and plenty of outdoor activities, Salt Lake City, Utah’s appeal stretches far past its many trailheads. Head downtown and walk around Temple Square, one of the most visited attractions in Utah, or pay a visit to Sugar House, the epicenter of the “shop local” movement. More of an adventure junkie? The University-Foothill region has epic hikes, plus museums and botanical gardens.
Explore Salt Lake City
- The Sugar House District
While known as the home of the University of Utah, the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Red Butte Garden, the University-Foothill neighborhood is also a go-to destination for outdoor junkies who want to explore the mountains.
Hiking, Culture, Gardens, Museums
The Sugar House District
This walkable neighborhood is both one of the oldest and hippest areas in Salt Lake City. It’s not only the epicenter of the “shop local” movement, with tons of unique boutiques and breweries, but it also boasts the 110-acre Sugar House Park.
Shopping, Breweries, Restaurants, Parks
Historic Temple Square, one of Utah’s most visited attractions, is where visitors flock to to pay their respects at the Salt Lake Temple and Mormon Tabernacle. The broader downtown area is equally well known for its farm-to-table restaurants and entertainment venues.
Restaurants, Nightlife, Entertainment Venues
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Discover Salt Lake City, Utah, in Just Three Days
Get Your Shop On
Spend your first day exploring Sugar House, one of the city’s oldest yet trendiest neighborhoods. Supporting the “shop local” movement, it’s known for eclectic boutiques and well-respected breweries. Get some fresh, high-altitude air at the 110-acre park where you’ll find gorgeous views, trails and lakes.
Eat Your Way Through SLC
Head downtown for farm-to-table food, historic sites and endless entertainment. Explore one of the most visited attractions in Utah, Temple Square, then hit up the popular farmers market at Pioneer Park and finish the night off at the symphony, ballet or opera.
Treat Yourself to More Shopping or the Great Outdoors
For all the adventure junkies out there, this day’s for you. Visit the University-Foothill area for some epic hikes or take in the sights at the stunning botanical gardens and Natural History Museum. Then, head over to Central City for shopping at Trolley Square and exotic bird-watching at Tracy Aviary.