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Restaurants: From fine dining to comfort classics, savor local ingredients and find your next favorite meal in the city. And while the city is proud of its acclaimed restaurants and ambient spaces, there are also a myriad of tasty choices for folks on the go and budget-minded travelers. And yes, you can get a drink in Salt Lake - you might be surprised to find out that it's as easy to get a drink here as just about anywhere else — if you're of legal drinking age. Here  are a few new places to try.
Ivy and Varley                                                            Casot Wine Bar                                         HSL                               Laurel Brasserie and Bar
Monarca                                                                       Shades Taproom and Grill                   Scion Cider                 Crack Shack                                                                                                                                                     

Group at restaurant

Breweries: Calling all craft beer lovers! Salt Lake’s brewing scene is continuously expanding and evolving. There seems to be a new brewery on the block every time you turn around. Flagship breweries keep expanding their repertoires and the Brewery Pass is the best way to drink it all in. Discover more about the 14 participating breweries and the mobile-friendly pass here.


Murals: Experience the masterful and artistic urban murals in Salt Lake City – some cleverly placed in the middle of busy intersections ­– others secretly tucked away in unassuming alleyways. These massive pieces of art, painted on iconic and not so iconic walls, wait ever so patiently for someone to come and admire them, to photograph them, to feel something from them. See the Sgt. Pepper's album cover,  the wall of literary greats or one of the Jazz team legends. Go here for a list of murals and locations.
Wall murals

Experience Dreamscapes: Visit this art installation extraordinaire at the Shops at South Town. Imagine a labyrinth of art specially designed to create this immersive, transformative, and all-encapsulating experience, designed by a cornucopia of local artists, that contains a storyline posing you as the hero within this dreamland. Tickets available here.



It's Ski Season!

March is prime ski season and the Salt Lake area has a lot to offer. Pick one resort or stay a few days and get the Salt Lake Ski Super Pass, your discounted lift ticket to Salt Lake’s four world-class resorts. With the super pass, you can bypass the ticket line at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude.

No blackout dates
Direct-to-lift accessibility
FREE public transit fare
Exclusive rental shop discounts

Discount Pass

Experience Salt Lake and save as you go! Visit Salt Lake has partnered with local attractions, restaurants, and retailers to offer a collection of discounts and savings with this FREE, mobile-friendly passport. Download your passport today and be sure to check back regularly for new offers added.

Family Fun


Snowbird doesn’t just have a lift that’s open to kids. They offer ski and snowboard lessons, including gear rental, to kids ages 3 and up. And if skiing just isn’t in the cards for your kiddo, there is an on-site child care facility too. In the summer months, the aerial tram is open for rides to the top of the mountain.  

Utah's Hogle Zoo

With more than 40 acres and 800 animals, we promise the kids will be tuckered out at the end of this adventure. You can sign up to feed the giraffes and attend the daily bird show all while learning about animals from around the world.

Natural History Museum

To be honest, we can’t get over this spot. It’s gorgeous, hosts awesome events all the time for both kids and grownups, and the displays are interactive and engaging for literally anyone from toddlers to grandparents.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Home to more than 4,000 animals, this world-class Aquarium features a 300,000-gallon shark habitat with a 40-foot tunnel that guests can walk through and enjoy an underwater view of seven different species of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and more. Explore five different animal habitats. 

Historic Trolley Square

Historic Trolley Square features many tenants unique to Salt Lake City.  Visit The Trolley History Museum and step back in time to the beginnings of historical Trolley Square. Stroll through an interactive display with a blacksmith and carpentry shop.

Clark Planetarium

Explore 10,000 square feet of free exhibits and experience incredible visuals in the Northrop Grumman 3D IMAX® Theatre or Hansen Dome Theatre and shop the Planet Fun Store. Connect Pass Attraction includes one Dome Theatre admission AND one IMAX® Theatre documentary admission.

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Local Hiking: Bring your hiking shoes and spend an afternoon enjoying Ensign Peak, City Creek Canyon or the Living Room hikes. All three trails are easily accessible from Downtown and provide gorgeous views of the valley from above.  If you have a little more time, head to the trails in the canyons above town … the Wasatch mountain range is a glorious place to explore. Hike
National Parks: The majestic Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce, Zion, and Capitol Reef National Parks are all just a day’s drive away from Salt Lake. Meanwhile, smaller state parks like Great Salt Lake, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Goblin Valley, Antelope Island, and Jordanelle make for shorter getaways. One of our favorite perks — many of these parks and monuments are international dark sky parks. Bryce canyon
The Great Salt Lake: As the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River and the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere, the Great Salt Lake is perhaps the best-known geologic feature in the area. The city even takes its name from the lake - originally it was Great Salt Lake City, but the "Great" was dropped from the name in 1868. The lake has a rich history, interesting features, plays an important role in the ecosystem and provides abundant recreational opportunities. Great Salt Lake
Stay for the Weekend: With so many recreational options to offer, Salt Lake City makes a wonderful weekend getaway destination. Mix it up with outdoor adventures, arts, culture and great food and drinks. Check out this guide to spending a weekend in Salt Lake City Beer Bar