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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.
History Museum
“The Natural History Museum of Utah is not only an architectural jewel, but it is one of the finest natural history museums in the country. The museum continues to connect Utah residents and tourists with the natural landscapes and cultures of Utah. They house more than 1.5 million specimens and objects.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Zoo
“The zoo is a really good option to spent time with family especially if you have young kids. It is right across the street from This is the place Heritage Park. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Garden
“Red Butte's botanical gardens are spectacular. Enjoy the sweet aromas of budding flowers as you enjoy a beautiful walk. Their summer concert series are also great fun for the family. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Park
“Since the park’s formation in the 1950's, Sugar House Park has been the crown jewel of the historic Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. The 110 acre park features several amenities as well as a large pond, hilly areas ideal for sledding, access to Parley's Trail, and a 1.38 mile road with a 16 foot inside lane for pedestrians. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Park
“historic park, museum, and charming village with historically accurate shops and activities.”
  • 46 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
Diner
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“An SLC Classic. Beautiful drive into the canyon, outdoor dining weather permitting, however they are open even in cooler times. Sunday brunch has Bloody Mary bar, delicious coffee, famous daily “Ruth’s biscuits & Jam” sometimes live music and a killer staff who love working there!”
  • 61 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
American Restaurant
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“near Sugarhouse Park, this fun restaurant serves great cocktails and offers and relaxed diner environment. Moderate portions and options.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Diner
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“This is a local favorite that is almost always packed, but they are incredibly efficient at getting people seated and we have never had to wait long. We love going for brunch and they also offer many vegan options, including pancakes, Beyond burger, and classic diner shakes with coconut-based whipped cream. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Great breakfast location. Plus if the wait is long, there is a cute store across the street, Jolley's, that is fun to browse. They will text you when your table is ready.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“This is an easy to moderate hike on the east bench of the city. Can be done in tennis shoes and has awesome views of the city. It can be a bit steep in bits but most should be able to do it without a problem. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Do yourselves a favor and go eat Indian food here. The ambiance is killer and the food....is everything. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Exceptional middle eastern cuisine at a good price. This little restaurant is great. For lunch I often get the grilled garlic chicken sandwich. MMMMM”
  • 17 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Tanner Park is not an official dog park, but leashed dogs are allowed on the park's many trails. The park goes down in a gully and at the bottom there is a bridge where many folks let their dogs off leash to play in the creek. The current is strong, so please use caution. This is not a typical fenced dog park, but more like hiking in the wilderness. There are no bathrooms or watering areas. There are a number of bag and waste stations. Please be aware that the hike back up and out is quite steep and the road is dirt and rock. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
College Football Field
“GO Utes! Football team. Outdoor concerts occasionally. THIS is where 2002 Olympics opening Ceremonies were held!”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Diner
“An SLC Classic. Beautiful drive into the canyon, outdoor dining weather permitting, however they are open even in cooler times. Sunday brunch has Bloody Mary bar, delicious coffee, famous daily “Ruth’s biscuits & Jam” sometimes live music and a killer staff who love working there!”
  • 61 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“near Sugarhouse Park, this fun restaurant serves great cocktails and offers and relaxed diner environment. Moderate portions and options.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Diner
“This is a local favorite that is almost always packed, but they are incredibly efficient at getting people seated and we have never had to wait long. We love going for brunch and they also offer many vegan options, including pancakes, Beyond burger, and classic diner shakes with coconut-based whipped cream. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
“Great breakfast location. Plus if the wait is long, there is a cute store across the street, Jolley's, that is fun to browse. They will text you when your table is ready.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Do yourselves a favor and go eat Indian food here. The ambiance is killer and the food....is everything. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Exceptional middle eastern cuisine at a good price. This little restaurant is great. For lunch I often get the grilled garlic chicken sandwich. MMMMM”
  • 17 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This restaurant is great and is a wonderful 'splurge' option if you want a close and charming dining experience. And the food is great too - It's fun just to get an appetizer and a glass of champagne at the bar.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“This is a great little Mexican place not too far from the Airbnb. There's lots of options for made-from-scratch guacamole to go with super awesome street tacos. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

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