Downtown Salt Lake City Like A Local

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Home of the recently dubbed “Silicon Slopes” (IT, software development, hardware manufacturing, and research firms along the Wasatch Front), Salt Lake City is a pretty big deal. The Downtown area offers a plethora of entertainment, culture and diversion for every lifestyle and interest. Explore Salt Lake City and find out why YOU love it.

Getting Around

On Foot

The downtown area of Salt Lake City is very pedestrian friendly and the grid layout of the streets makes it easy to navigate.

Public Transportation

Within the downtown area, UTA allows passengers to ride both the bus and the train at no cost: The “free fare zone” is the area within the State Capitol to the north, 200 East, 500 South and Salt Lake Central Station to the west.

Car

The city’s grid layout and ample parking places make navigating downtown by car easy.

Places

Temple Square

The three-block plaza presents nearly 20 attractions related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anchored by the majestic Salt Lake Temple and other fascinating buildings like the expansive Tabernacle and the Gothic-style Assembly Hall. Stroll through scenic gardens and past the gurgling fountains.

Abravanel Hall

Home of the Utah Symphony & Opera and host to many other concerts. The excellent acoustics are praised by musical experts as among the finest of any modern concert hall.

Capitol Theatre

A landmark in downtown Salt Lake since 1913, it is known today for its elegant turn-of-the-century architecture and serves as the home for Ballet West, Utah Opera, Children’s Dance Theatre, and Broadway Across America–Utah.

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

With its three theatres, studio spaces, permanent art installations, and rotating art gallery, the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center is a performance hub for Salt Lake’s artists and performing arts companies.

The City Library Plaza

The 240,000-square-foot library features a 6-story walkable curving wall and a rooftop garden. Inside are shops and a cafe at ground level and reading galleries above, with spiraling fireplaces on 4 levels, abundant natural light, and magnificent views. The plaza has a reflecting pool and fountain.

The Leonardo at Library Square

The Leonardo has created an innovative, dynamic space that ignites the imagination of visitors of all ages and inspires them to see the world in a new way.

Gallivan Center

The Gallivan Center features an expanded grassy amphitheater, a huge ice rink, a unique array of art projects and a two-story, copper finished, banquet, party and meeting facility.

Clark Planetarium

10,000 square feet of free exhibits and the Orbital ATK 3D IMAX® Theatre or Hansen Dome Theatre.

The Depot

The Depot is home to Utah’s best indoor concert scene. In addition to live music, The Depot has also become a favorite location for corporate events, meetings, weddings and more.

Shop

City Creek Center

Salt Lake City’s premier shopping and dining destination was recently awarded “Best Retail Development in the Americas.” This unique shopping environment features a fully retractable glass roof, hourly fountain shows, waterfalls, and a sparkling creek that runs through the entire project.

Entertainment and Adventure

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Salt Lake City into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Start when you want and play at your pace.

Ballet West

Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet.

Modern West Fine Art

Modern West Fine Art is a western art gallery with a modern vision. Representing over thirty world-class contemporary artists from across the country.

Eat

Nauvoo Cafe

The Nauvoo Cafe is located on the corner of South Temple and Main Street in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, in Downtown Salt Lake City. The cafe has fast service take-out with a great view of Main Street Plaza and Historic Temple Square.

J. Wong’s Asian Bistro

Located in the historic Patrick Lofts building and just steps away from the Salt Palace, J. Wong’s offers downtown diners fresh and sophisticated Thai and Chinese cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. The menu honors the traditional dishes and modern interpretations.

The Melting Pot

An unforgettable fondue experience—attentive service, fine wines, highest quality of fresh ingredients, a variety of entrée cooking styles, unique sauces, cheese fondue, and chocolate fondue.

Blue Iguana

Featuring authentic flavors from deep in the heart of Old Mexico, our Blue Iguana Chef of over 17 years, Manuel Castillo takes great pride in the constant refinement of generations of Aztec family recipes. Located just east of the Salt Palace Convention Center on West Temple.

Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops

Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops of Salt Lake City is the ultimate steakhouse. Featuring USDA prime grade steaks that are aged for 21 days, hand cut and seared to perfection in our 1600 degree broiler.

Caffe Molise

Fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts. Excellent wine list and full bar. Garden patio seating and private dining room available. Reservations accepted.

Legends Pub & Grill

Kick back and watch your favorite games on our big screens while you enjoy an awesome meal and our full bar. Stop by anytime for the best food and sports in town or call to reserve space for your group.

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