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Things to do in Great Salt Lake

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.
Island
“Hike, mountain bike or horseback ride the park’s backcountry trails for spectacular views of lake and island scenery or stroll along sandy beaches and take a dip in the lake’s salty waters. Antelope Island is home to free-ranging bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn (antelope), and many other desert animals.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Lake
“The Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, and the eighth-largest terminal lake in the world. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“If you want to relax during the winter in natural mineral springs then Crystal is close and such a cool experience to watch the stars at night! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Live music sometimes and the pizza is bomb! Secret hidden menu item : Mac'N Cheese Pizza!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is the closest mall to the property. It's a great place to spend some time and get a bite to eat.”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Free museum open to the public! Great experience and has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“We love sushi! Like LOVE it! Tona is easily the best sushi restaurant that we have ever eaten at. There is a reason that Tona wins best of state EVERY YEAR. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“We’ve always loved the food here! From pepperjack enchiladas to pepperjack Mac and cheese. They also have amazing burgers. They have a brewery inside and make craft beers as well as root beer. There is a bar downstairs, but seating upstairs for families as well ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Historic Site
“150 years ago this is where the transcontinental railroad was connected. This piece of history is Utah's most recently inducted National Historic site-lots of history, and fun for the family.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“If you’re feeling adventurous and have a vehicle that will do well on dirt roads, I highly recommend checking out the Spiral Jetty. It’s historic land art made by the artist Robert Smithson. It likely will take an entire day to travel and see.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“For performing arts, you are walking distance from the beautiful Egyptian Theater. www.egyptiantheaterogden.com ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Ogden Nature Center is a 152 acre nature preserve and education center. The center is open to the public for discovery and exploration. Visitors enjoy meeting birds of prey, snakes, tortoises, salamanders, and other native animal species. Outside there are picnic areas, tree houses, bird blinds, a spotting tower and 1.5 miles of walking trails. The nature center boast 2 of Utah's greener buildings, with hands-on nature exhibits and a unique gift shop. This wildlife sanctuary also offers field classes for children, teachers, adults and a rehabilitation facility for hundreds of injured and orphaned wild birds.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Gorgeous and unique. Lots of wild bison. Some great hikes and good views of the lake. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
University
“Located inside The Junction, iFly is awesome spot to try indoor skydiving. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mexican food option, sometimes gets busy on weekends and may require reservation”
  • 13 locals recommend
Aquarium
“SeaQuest is a small aquarium in the Layton Hills Mall. My favorite animal to see is Thelma the ten year odl 90lb tortoise. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Live music sometimes and the pizza is bomb! Secret hidden menu item : Mac'N Cheese Pizza!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“We love sushi! Like LOVE it! Tona is easily the best sushi restaurant that we have ever eaten at. There is a reason that Tona wins best of state EVERY YEAR. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We’ve always loved the food here! From pepperjack enchiladas to pepperjack Mac and cheese. They also have amazing burgers. They have a brewery inside and make craft beers as well as root beer. There is a bar downstairs, but seating upstairs for families as well ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Mexican food option, sometimes gets busy on weekends and may require reservation”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is great for breakfast, great for lunch, Hell! Its just great! They offer quite a few fried chicken dishes that put a different spin on the ordinary. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“One of our favorite goto places in Ogden for good food and drinks in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. They serve over 200 beers and have an extensive drink menu. Try the Brisket Nachos and an Old Fashion! 21 and over. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Delicious Tex-Mex prepared right in front of you! Recommendation: Grilled steak burrito, enchilada style.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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