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Things to do in Utah

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.
National Park
“You have to do Angel’s Landing hike. We also love Emerald Pools and The Narrows hikes. ”
  • 225 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great mall, that has shopping for everyone. Restaurants( Brio and Cheescake Factory) and large outdoor area. Trax train will take you right outside the front door. Mall is closed on Sunday. ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Dominated by a magnificent six-spired temple, the square is the symbolic heart of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.”
  • 233 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful and something you probably have never seen or experienced before.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful huge park for walks, running or biking. There's a duck pond and for a fee Tracy Aviary.”
  • 133 locals recommend
History Museum
“As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries. Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand!”
  • 90 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“It's absolutely gorgeous! Cedar Breaks is a seasonal must see! The rock formations are very unique and picturesque. In the winter the access highway is often closed due to snow. Absolutely check the road status before you go. It's definitely worth the afternoon to go see. This is one of my personal favorites.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Park
“Snow canyon is so beautiful, a great place to hike or picnic or rock climb or just to take a drive.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Airy facility with marine-life displays of 2,400+ animals including penguins, seahorses & stingrays. Located in Draper, Utah. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Island
“A craggy, bison-filled island in the Great Salt Lake Antelope Island State Park is 25 miles north of Salt Lake City. Accessed by a causeway, the island sits in the Great Salt Lake and features free-roaming bison and antelope herds. Highlights: 36 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails Kayak and paddleboards rentals at the Great Salt Lake marina Sunsets from Frary Peak Wildlife sightings include bison, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyote and some of the best birding in the world Gentle cycling on rolling paved roads An internationally-certified dark sky park, ideal for stargazing outside of the city.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Wonderful outdoor activities all year around. Mountain biking and hiking in the Summer and Skiing/Snowboarding in the Winter. It's a short drive.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The theater brings "Broadway in the Desert" to southern Utah! Throughout the warm months, this theatre company features Utah's finest actors (new and seasoned), in some of Broadway's greatest productions! The intimate, outdoor theatre is always enhanced by the brilliant, natural red rock backdrop. A night out at Tuacahn is a night not soon forgotten.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This is one of the best Mexican Food restaurants in town and is definitely worth the drive if you like a good mole sauce. 4.5 stars on Yelp.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Summertime visits include beautiful gardens, live music or movies on the weekend and food options. Look for the Tulip Festival if you are here in April or May. It is spectacular.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the number 1 bar in utah!! Go up stairs and see the bartender Brian he is A-blast And a great bartender. They have a beautiful deck for night time viewing or daytime.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Not just for skiing. A gorgeous place to hike or an easy family walk. We often see Moose.”
  • 101 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“This is one of the best Mexican Food restaurants in town and is definitely worth the drive if you like a good mole sauce. 4.5 stars on Yelp.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the number 1 bar in utah!! Go up stairs and see the bartender Brian he is A-blast And a great bartender. They have a beautiful deck for night time viewing or daytime.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Distillery
“high west is a local distillery. They have awesome food! Tours of the distillery are highly suggested and worth seeing.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Diner
“The Park Potatoes are to die for, then walk off your breakfast with a stroll around the park. Check out the aviary while you're there.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bar
“From "City Weekly" article: There are a couple of things to know right off the bat about the “new” Bar-X. Yes, you can still get the infamous tankards full of Bud or Bud Light for cheap, but you can also get them filled with a selection of local microbrews for not much more. And yes, there is a menu of $9 specialty cocktails that will make hardheaded patrons of the old beer-only Bar-X cringe. But once you taste drinks like the Sazarac—rye whiskey, sugar, Peychaud’s bitters, served in an absinthe-coated glass—you realize those cocktails are totally worth the money. Co-owner Jeff Barnard compares the handcrafted cocktails to buying something at Tulie Bakery versus a grocery-store bakery: “The time and care are different, as is the price. We put all this love into the cocktail.”
  • 74 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Located downtown. Copper Onion offers a buzzy selection serving locally sourced New American fare, cocktails & brunch in a modern setting. Serves a wide array of vegetable side dishes and a menu designed to explore and share, with plates such as Ricotta dumplings with lemon, sage and brown butter and Braised Pork Belly with shaved Brussels sprouts and pickled celeriac.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“An excellent place for cocktails, and one of my favorite brunch locations, Whisky Street offers comfort food that is to die for and a very cool, rustic spot on historic 'Whiskey Street'. Dinner is served nightly, and brunch is available Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11am.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Pub
“This is a good place to get American pub food with a local brew. They have all of the Utah microbrew beers and make fantastic seasonal creamy chicken noodle soup. The beer on tap is regular strength and not 3.2%. The bottled beers have highest %. Both of us recommend the apricot hefeweizen. NEITHER of us recommend getting a mixed drink here as they are tiny. Check out the beer instead. ”
  • 81 locals recommend

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