First Time in Salt Lake City Guide



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Salt Lake City is home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities. Church buildings dominate the downtown landscape leaving the city center with a relatively conservative feel. Dotted with trendy restaurants, quaint shops, and local pubs, the Sugar House and Avenues neighborhoods give off a more liberal vibe.

View some city sights such as the Temple Square and then head up to the Wasatch Mountains to ski at one of the four world-famous resorts located just a 45-minute drive from the city center. In summer, explore the canyons on mountain bike or foot and then enjoy a locally brewed beer and some pub food at one of the popular canyon bars.

No trip to Salt Lake is complete without a trip out to the Great Salt Lake; find excellent viewpoints at either Antelope Island State Park or the Great Salt Lake Park.

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Author: Amiee Maxwell


Day 1 - Solitude, Brighton, Salt Lake City, Syracuse, Magna, Park City


THINGS TO DO
Chances are your first trip to Salt Lake City is to ski. Snowbird boasts the most challenging and hardcore terrain and Alta offers a unique skier’s only experience. Brighton is best for families and snowboarders whereas Solitude claims the shortest lift lines and a wide variety of terrain. On a rest day grab a bus from the resorts and head downtown to explore the city sights with a tour of Temple Square and a stroll up Memory Grove Park. A car is a must to get out to the Great Salt Lake and explore neighboring Park City's historic Main Street.


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Solitude Mountain Resort

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Location:

12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon
Solitude, UT 84121

Contact:

tel: +1 801 534 1400
fax: +1 435 649 5276
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Brighton Ski Resort

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Location:

12601 East Big Cottonwood Canyon Road
Brighton, UT 84121

Contact:

tel: +1 801 532 4731
fax: +1 435 649 1787
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Temple Square

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Location:

50 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Contact:

tel: +1 801 240 3323
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Antelope Island State Park

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Location:

4528 West 1700 South
Syracuse, UT 84075

Contact:

tel: +1 801 652 2043
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Great Salt Lake State Marina

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Location:

13312 West 1075 South
Magna, UT 84044

Contact:

tel: +1 801 250 1898
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Memory Grove Park

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Location:

300 N E Capitol Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Contact:

tel: +1 801 972 7800


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Park City Historic Main Street

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Main Street
Park City, UT 84060

Contact:

tel: +1 435 658 9616
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Day 2 - Salt Lake City


RESTAURANTS
Salt Lake City offers a diverse mix of cuisine from authentic Mexican to fine seafood and pastas to a host of family friendly home cooking eateries. Visit Squatters Pub to get a sampling of one of Salt Lake City’s phenomenal microbreweries and enjoy fine seafood flown in daily at Market Street Grill. For some killer Mexican try out the Blue Iguana or for the softer palate and a taste of Utah history check out Lamb’s Grill and Café on Main. Ruth’s Diner serves up the best in breakfast with mile high biscuits in a gorgeous canyon setting.


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Squatters Pub Brewery

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147 West Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Contact:

tel: +1 801 363 2739
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Market Street Grill

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48 Market Street
Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Contact:

tel: 8013224668
fax: +1 801 531 0730
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Blue Iguana

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Location:

165 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Contact:

tel: +1 801 533 8900
fax: +1 801 533 8900
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5

Lamb's Grill Cafe

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169 South Main
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Contact:

tel: +1 801 364 7166
fax: +1 801 355 1644
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Ruth's Diner

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2100 Emigration Canyon
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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tel: +1 801 582 5807
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Day 3 - Alta, Snowbird, Salt Lake City


NIGHTLIFE
For many years Salt Lake City and nightlife was an oxymoron but a recent loosening of Utah liquor laws is fueling a boom in Salt Lake’s nightlife offerings. As of July 2009, membership cards are no longer needed to drink in a Utah bar making bar hopping actually feasible. The ski resorts are the most happening place so check out one of the bars après ski, plus new bars are popping up on Main giving hope to the relatively dry downtown.


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Alta's Peruvian Bar

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Location:

Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Alta, UT 84092

Contact:

tel: (801) 742-3000
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Tram Club

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Location:

Little Cottonwood Rd
Snowbird, UT 84138

Contact:

tel: (801) 933-2222


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Red Door (The)

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57 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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tel: +1 801 363 6030
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Green Street Social Club

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Location:

602 East 500 South
Green Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Contact:

tel: +1 801 532 4200
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Brewvies Cinema Pub

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677 South 200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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tel: +1 801 355 5500
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Day 4 - Salt Lake City


LOCAL RECOMMENDATION: FAMILY FUN
Salt Lake City has to be one of the most family friendly destinations in the entire United States. All the ski resorts offer lesson packages for kids and many of the top city sights are catered towards children such as the zoo, parks, children’s museum, and the planetarium. Restaurants are also kid friendly unless they are considered a lounge and in that case patrons must be 21 years or older to enter.


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This Is The Place Heritage Park

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Location:

2601 E. Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Contact:

tel: +1 801 582 1847
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Liberty Park

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Location:

1100 South 600 East
Between 500 and 700 East, and 900 and 1300 South. Entrances from 900 and 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Contact:

tel: +1 801 521 0962


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Hogle Zoo

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2600 East Sunnyside Avenue 840 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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tel: +1 801 582 1631
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Clark Planetarium

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Location:

110 S. 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1145

Contact:

tel: +1 801 456 7827
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5

Wheeler Historic Farm

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Location:

6351 S. 900 East
In Cottonwood Regional Park, (just north of I-215 exit 9)
Salt Lake City, UT 84121-2241

Contact:

tel: +1 801 264 2241
fax: +1 801 264 2213
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