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Find your roots in the world’s largest collection of genealogical information.

Enjoy the impressive 11-foot marble Christus statue at the North Visitors’ Center.

For more information, go to templesquare.com For information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visit mormon.org © 2015 IRI. 4/15. Printed in the USA. 04089. Illustration of Temple Square by Dilleen Marsh © 1999 IRI. Photo of Mormon Tabernacle Choir © 2001 Busath Photography

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Contents 4

Best of the West

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Getting around, culture and a little history

21 Things to Do

The best, coolest and most fun things to do in Salt Lake

48 Restaurants & Bars From family-friendly to haute cuisine

67 Shopping

Boutiques, antiques and one-of-a-kinds

76 Outward Bound

Salt Lake is your basecamp to the great outdoors

92 Hotels & Lodging Where to rest

94 Directory

A comprehensive listing of restaurants, shopping, lodging and things to do.

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On the Cover

Salt Lake’s summer festival season kicks off with the Utah Arts Festival that attracts 80,000 visitors and several hundred artists and performers. (Photo: Austen Diamond)

It’s my pleasure to extend greetings on behalf of Salt Lake County’s one million residents. When you venture out, you will see this truly is the place to enjoy a variety of sights, sounds and activities, whether you are here on business or on vacation. Fall is a great time for crisp air, changing mountain foliage and fun local festivals. During the winter months, Salt Lake sparkles like the snow that frosts our mountain peaks. In the Salt Lake valley, there’s endless opportunity for shopping, dining, theater, museums or any number of lively nightspots to check out. Everything is close and inviting. At every turn, you’ll likely run into a friendly local who is happy to answer questions or suggest options. Our Rocky Mountain home is the enviable combination of the rugged outdoors and metropolitan comfort. As mayor of Salt Lake County, I welcome you to our community and extend my best wishes for an enjoyable stay.

The Official Salt Lake Visitors Guide is a publication of Utah Partners Publishing, LTD, the publishers of Salt Lake magazine, Utah Style & Design and Utah Bride & Groom.

Ben McAdams Salt Lake County Mayor

515 S. 700 East, Ste. 3i Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-485-5100 saltlakemagazine.com Editor Mary Brown Malouf art direction Scott Cullins Editorial & Design Contributors Glen Warchol, Taryn Katter





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Explore our charming valley, the most scenic way to Yellowstone Take your time in Logan. Downtown is just a 10-minute drive from the National Forest. Hike, bike and fish along Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway. Shop for antiques. Don’t miss world-class musical theater, concerts, art galleries, festivals, living history and our food tours. All within minutes of affordable hotels and delicious dining.

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Yes, Salt Lake is different. Different by nature. Nestled at the base of the Wasatch Range, you are minutes from streams and trails to hike and bike. Across the Salt Lake Valley, you can browse museums and galleries, sample endless dining and shopping options, enjoy culture festivals, attend a Broadway musical, visit the zoo, catch a symphony or planetarium cosmic light show, or enjoy some picking at a Farmers Market. 4


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Getting oriented You don’t really need your GPS in SLC. The city is built on a grid, and there’s public transit everywhere. You’ll soon learn that Salt Lake is a web of neighborhoods. Salt Lake is a planned city. Streets throughout the Salt Lake Valley are patterned on a grid system, at the center of which is Temple Square, the spiritual and historical headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Streets extending outward are named for their directional distance from the Temple: The



first to the west is West Temple; to the north is North Temple; to the south, South Temple; and to the east (just to mix things up a bit) is Main Street. From there, the street numbers increase by the hundred for every block. For example, one street south of South Temple is 100 South, the next street is 200 South, and so on. To the

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Neighborhoods like Sugarhouse, the Avenues, Foothill, Federal Heights and the urban center combine with public transit to produce a walkable, bikeable lifestyle envied by other cities. SLC also contains a wealth of tourist attractions, including Temple Square, the architecturally significant Downtown Library and the restored Utah Capitol.

Mountain Resorts

The mountains and canyons are Salt Lake’s playground and no visit to Salt Lake is complete without a foray into the high country. The valley’s slice of the Wasatch Range is divided by several canyons, each providing access to variety of outdoor pursuits. On the southernmost edge of the Salt Lake Valley proper is Little Cottonwood Canyon, home to Alta (State Hwy 210, 801-3591078, alta.com) and Snowbird (State Hwy 210, 800-232-9542, snowbird.com) resorts. Here you

can hike, bike or horseback ride through the 50,000 acres of pristine wilderness on the backside of the resort’s Mineral Basin area. Or stop by the Alta Lodge (10230 E. State Hwy 210, 800-707-2582, altalodge.com) for a yoga class, eye-popping wildflower walk or brunch with a view.The next canyon to the north is Big Cottonwood Canyon where

Urban eccentricities What’s up with the…

hunter-orange flags? In 2000, the city installed blazing orange crosswalk flags and holders at crosswalks across the city. Carry and wave flags as mightily as you wish when you cross to alert the folks in the cars. The crosswalk flag program has resulted in a 31 percent decrease in pedestrian injury accidents.

What’s up with the… chirping signs? Our downtown crosswalks chirp with two different signals for blind pedestrians and to create a certain avian ambience. We also give you a handy countdown to aid you in crossing our unusually wide streets.

What’s up with the… green Bikes? A great way to tour SLC’s downtown is on a snazzy bike with a basket for your shopping treasures. When you’re done, just return to one of the convenient Bike Share stations. Endless halfhour trips for $5 a day or $15 a week. greenbikeslc.org

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east of Main Street is State Street, which runs from the Utah State Capitol building to the end of the valley. The next block east of Main Street is 200 East. Don’t be surprised when you hear streets referred to as “Ninth East” or “Second South.” That’s just verbal shorthand for 900 East and 200 South respectively. And keep in mind, while navigating Salt Lake City’s tidy grid layout, the blocks are typically larger than most metropolitan blocks. Here you’ll find seven blocks to the mile compared to the usual 10 to a mile elsewhere. The Wasatch Range provides another quick orientation check. Like most mountain ranges in the United States, the Wasatch runs north–south, flanking Salt Lake City’s eastern edge. The cities and towns along these mountains (from Ogden in the north to Provo in the south) are often referred to as the Wasatch Front. The range to the distant west is the Oquirrh Mountains. So, if the Wasatch Mountains are to your right, you’re facing north; if on the left, you’re facing south. To ease your orientation to Salt Lake, Visit Salt Lake has divided the valley into areas (see map on left):

What’s up with the… Blue PARKING MACHINES? Just key in the number in front of your car, swipe your credit card, hit a couple buttons and be on your way. It’s even easier using a free parking app on your smart phone. Don’t worry. The machines also accept coins (no currency) if you’re committed to the quarter-and-dime route. parkingslc.com.

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Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon ascend from the eastern edge of Salt Lake City, providing immediate access to world-class snowsports.

you’ll find Solitude (12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, 800-748-4754, skisolitude.com) and Brighton (8302 S. Brighton Loop Road, 855-2017669, brightonresort.com) resorts. You can

hike, bike, and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Solitude, play disc golf. Hitch a ride on Solitude’s Sunrise triple chair for high-altitude hiking and mountain biking. From there, visitors may explore miles of single track on Diggler Scooters or mountain bikes or on foot. For something a bit more cardiovascular, hike from the trailhead 2.8 miles to the base of a beautiful waterfall flowing through a hollowed ring inside the rock. (Donut Falls! Get it? ) It’s a fun place for a picnic while the kids scramble on the rocks. Stop for a beer or cocktail and watch the hummingbirds at funky Silver Fork Lodge (11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, 888-649-9551, silverforklodge.com) on your way back down to the valley. Access Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons via I-80



eastbound to I-215 south. Take exit 6 and follow the signs. Biking, hiking and dog-walking trails abound in Millcreek Canyon. (From Wasatch Boulevard, turn east on 3800 South, which turns into the canyon entrance.) Church

Fork, Pipeline and Rattlesnake Gulch are all popular, easy trails off the main

Wheeler Historic Farm

Photo Left: D. Pulsipher; Below: Nick Ziter.

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road in the canyon. Dogs are allowed in Millcreek anytime and off leash on evennumbered calendar days. Be prepared to pay a $3 usage fee as you exit the canyon. Get trail info at REI, (3285 E. 3300 South, 801-486-2100, REI.com).

Eastbound I-80 runs up the center of the next canyon, Parley’s, offering the most direct route to Park City and eventually Wyoming. A hearty breakfast or lunch is available at No Worries Cafe & Grill at Parley’s Summit (185 Aspen Dr., Summit Park, 435658-5007, noworriescafeandgrill.com).

Emigration and City Creek are the next two canyons to the north. Take 800 South (Sunnyside Avenue) past Utah’s Hogle Zoo (2600 Sunnyside Ave., 801-582-1631, hoglezoo.org) to the mouth of Emigration Canyon, home to one of Salt Lake’s most popular breakfast venues, Ruth’s Diner (4160 Emigration Canyon Rd., 801-582-5807, ruthsdiner.com). Don’t miss the mile-high biscuits. For an easy access city-to-wilderness jog or stroll, head up City Creek Canyon behind the State Capitol Building. This canyon is closed to cars halfway up and paved to the top. (Bikes allowed on odd-numbered calendar days.)

Utah Cultural Celebration Center (culturalcelebration.org) and the Maverik Center (maverikcenter.com), a concert venue and home ice to the Utah Grizzlies hockey team.

Southwest Valley

Home to the tidy communities of Herriman and Daybreak, this corner of the Salt Lake Valley also contains the mysterious NSA Utah Data Center, the Army’s venerable Fort Williams, the Utah State Prison and Point of the Mountain, a popular hang-gliding launch site.

Great Salt Lake

A drive along the shore of America’s largest salt lake will confirm that it is anything but “America’s Dead Sea.” Millions of migratory birds depend on the lake and its brine shrimp. It’s also home to Saltair, an onion dome-topped concert venue and Great Salt Lake State Park and marina (stateparks.utah.gov). Great Salt Lake Marina


A cluster of small towns have fused together over time to become the gateway to the Wasatch Mountains’ canyons and the home to several shopping areas, bars and fine restaurants. Tourist stops include family friendly Wheeler Historic Farm (6351 S. 900 East, 385-468-1755).

Photo: Courtesy Great Salt Lake Marina

South Valley

Sandy’s proximity to the mountain resorts, hotels and South Towne Convention Center counterbalances Salt Lake City to the north. Draper is home to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, (12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway, Draper UT, 84020). And old Holladay is being revived with great new restaurants and shops—like Copper Kitchen (4640 S. 2300 East, 385-237-3159).

West Valley

West Valley City, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the state, is home to the Visit Salt Lake



TRAX MAP Planetarium 400 W 125 S.

North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe 500 W. North Temple


To SLC Airport Old GreekTown 525 W. 200 S. Salt Lake Central Station 600 W 250 S. TRANSFER STATION Transfer between Red, Blue and Green Lines


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Courthouse 450 S Main St. 900 South 860 S. 200 W. Ball Park 1300 S. 180 W. Central Pointe 2100 S. 221 W.



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Buses, light rail (TRAX) and high-speed rail (FrontRunner) will smoothly convey you throughout Salt Lake City and around the Wasatch Front. Go to rideuta.com or call 888-743-3882 to access UTA’s easy-to-use route finder. Fares to ride TRAX and local buses are $2.50 for one way, $5 round trip (TRAX only), or $6.25 for a day pass. The north–south TRAX Blue Line runs from the Salt Lake Central Station Intermodal Hub (600 West) to Pioneer Road (12400 South). The Red Line runs east-west from the Courthouse station to the University of Utah Medical Center. The Green Line takes passengers from West Valley City to the Salt Lake Central Station and runs to Salt Lake City International Airport. Purchase TRAX tickets at platform kiosks before boarding the train. (If you get caught without a ticket, be prepared to pay a fine.) Bus fares can be paid as you board. Ride TRAX or city buses free of charge within UTA’s downtown free-fare zone, an area from the Salt Lake Central Station to 200 East and from the State Capitol to 500 South. Bikes are allowed on TRAX trains; buses are equipped with exterior bike




racks. UTA also operates FrontRunner, a 38-mile commuter rail line connecting the Salt Lake Central Station with Ogden’s Union Station and the Utah State Railroad Museum to the north and Provo to the south.

Utah Transit Authority

Public Transit


www.thelivingplanet.com 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway Draper, UT 84020 801-355-FISH (3474)

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salt Lake History It’s no accident that Temple Square is both the symbolic center of Salt Lake City and the heart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On July 24, 1847, after being driven well beyond the U.S. boundaries for their religious beliefs, the Mormons arrived in what is now known as the Salt Lake Valley. 12


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pon the arrival of the Latter-day Saints in Utah, Church President Brigham Young declared, “This is the place,” and within four days had chosen the site for the Salt Lake Temple and designed the city’s grid layout. The pioneers called their new state Deseret and petitioned for its national recognition in 1849. The United States Congress instead established the Utah Territory. Early Salt Lake population swelled with an influx of religious converts, making it one of the most populous cities in the American Old West. Polygamy made relations between the Utah Territory and the U.S. government tense for much of the mid-to-late 1800s. Finally, in 1890 the church issued “The Manifesto,” ordering members to obey the government’s marriage laws. Utah achieved statehood six years later. Temple Square is beautifully landscaped and is the No. 1 tourist attraction in Utah. Three of the buildings on the square were built by the pioneers: the magnificent six-spired granite Salt Lake Temple (which took 40 years to complete); the domed Tabernacle, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Tabernacle organ; and the Assembly Hall with its white spires and stained glass windows. Two visitors centers offer art galleries, interactive exhibits and an 11-foot replica of Thorvaldsen’s Christus. Private tours of the square are offered in more than 30 languages. The Family History Library, (35 N. West Temple, 801-240-2584, familysearch.org), is the largest repository of genealogical records in the world, and is free to the public. North of Temple Square is the 21,000-seat Conference Center with a waterfall on the south façade and a four-acre garden on the roof (50 W. North

Thorvaldsen’s Christus (right) in the Visitors Center and the Garden Tours (below) are all musts on your SLC visit.

CONCERTS ON TEMPLE SQUARE What’s all the...Singing about? Summer is a great season for music on Temple Square. July 17, the worldfamous Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents a concert celebrating the pioneers’ arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. Performances are free, but you must register for tickets at mormontabernaclechoir.org. Check out the Tabernacle Organ Recitals, Monday through Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2 p.m. Sundays also provide chances to catch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast, Seating begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Center. Thursday evening rehearsals are open to the public (60 W. North Temple, 801-240-4150). For seasonal concerts, visit lds.org.

Temple, 801-240-4872, templesquare.com). Visit Salt Lake


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Unexpected SLC

An oasis of culture From award-winning micro-breweries and artisanal cocktails to pioneering chefs and a pulsing arts scene, nightlife abounds in Salt Lake City. Utah Liquor Laws Drink like an adult

Besides polygamy, the most pervasive misconception about Utah involves its liquor laws. Yes, you can get a drink in Utah—even on Sundays. With changes in Utah law, the state has seen an explosion of hip nightclubs. Revelers can move between watering holes freely. Common sense and good manners about alcohol consumption, of course, need to be followed.

A couple things may throw you a curve: Those black contraptions on liquor bottles are required by the Utah Department



of Alcoholic Beverage Control to insure a precise one-and-a-half-ounce shot of liquor. Your bartender and waiter are trained to help newcomers navigate the ins and outs of getting a superb drink. When entering a restaurant with your kids, you may be asked to sit in a specific area. Minors, even with parents, are not allowed in the bar areas of restaurants. Outside of restaurants, bars and taverns, liquor, wine and “heavy” beer (above 4 percent content by volume) can be purchased at state liquor stores (heavy beer

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Liquor Stores For contact information and directions, go to abc.utah.gov

*255 S. 300 East *280 W. Harris Ave. 205 W. 400 South 1154 Ashton Ave. 1615 Foothill Blvd. 402 6th Ave. 63 E. Miller Ave. 1255 W. North Temple 3255 E. 3300 South 1863 E. 7000 South 14445 Minuteman Dr * These are Wine Stores, carrying an expanded selection of wines, based on vintner release and the season.

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The Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine (right) is an architectural gem downtown; Salt Lake City’s always well-attended, annual Pride Festival (below).

at some craft breweries), which are closed on Sundays. But bars and restaurants sell alcoholic drinks on Sunday, and you can get 4 percent beer—3.2 by weight—at grocery and convenience stores, even on Sundays in most municipalities.

A Rainbow Melting Pot

Image courtesy Utah Pride Festival; Upper Right adam finkle

The utah pioneers were followed by the world

Though members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founded Utah, Salt Lake culture doesn’t revolve around any particular religion. In fact, religious and cultural variety is one of the defining things about Salt Lake. Take a tour of the historic Cathedral of the

Madeleine (331 E. South Temple, 801-328-8941, saltlakecathedral. org) or meditate at the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple (211 W. 10 South, 801-363-4742, slbuddhist.org). Groups from Greeks

to Polynesians to Ethiopians have brought their culture and cuisine to the city.

Mexicana (801-364-8900, fiestamexicanaslc.org), a non-

And Salt Lake has won praise from the Advocate magazine as the gayest city in America, partly because of gay bars such as nationally known Club Jam (751

profit organization that celebrates Mexican arts and traditions, including a Mexican Independence Day celebration held every September at the Utah State Fairpark (155 N. 1000

N. 300 West, 801-382-8567, JAMSLC.com), not to mention

West, 801-538-8400, utahstatefairpark.com).

the Utah Pride Festival

(801-539-8800, utahpridefestival. org) that runs three days

in June with dance parties and the second-largest parade in Utah. Salt Lake’s Mexican Americans add spice to the city through Fiesta

The best way to sample all of Salt Lake’s diversity is the Living Traditions Festival (801-596-5000, livingtraditionsfestival.com) on Washington Square in May, where you can hear klezmer music, watch Greek dancing and toss a bocce ball. Visit Salt Lake


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Plugged in


Whether you’re socializing with the folks at the Salt Lake Visitors Center or getting to know the lay of the land via Facebook and Twitter, there are plenty of options to get the 411 on the Beehive State.

At your service

Stop in the Salt Lake Visitors Center (90 S. W. Temple, 801-5344900) for assistance building the perfect vacation in Salt Lake (and beyond). Free maps,

brochures and personalized attention will help you craft your itinerary, whether you’re interested in tours, outdoor activities, concert and attraction tickets or regional travel. Free

WiFi, iPad stations, wireless printing and more are available, and the friendly staff is at your service every day of the week. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Log on and join the conversation

Your smartphone or laptop is your up-to-the-minute personal guide to Salt Lake’s tourist gems and exciting events and concerts. Visit Salt Lake’s phone-friendly Web site (visitsaltlake.com), Facebook (visitsaltlake) page and Twitter stream (@visitsaltlake) are as close as your purse or



backpack pocket. You’ll find planning guides, special offers and tours of everything from brew pubs to pioneer history.

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Summer 2015 Calendar of Events* MAY 10

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Atrium and The Aerie

JUNE 13 13-14 20 21 21 20-21 26 27

Summer Activities Open (conditions permitting) 7th Annual Brewfest Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Free Father’s Day Brunch at The Atrium Father’s Day BBQ Kids’ Adventure Race Snowbird Family Flicks, Free Cool Air Concert Series, 6 p.m., Free

JULY 1 3 4 4 4 6-10 10 11 11 13-15 16 17-19 17 18 24 24-26 25 26 27-31 29 31

7 8 8 8 14 15 15, 16 22 22, 23 26 29, 30 29

Snowbird Family Flicks, Free Tour of Utah Challenge (citizen race) Tour of Utah Cool Air Concert, Time TBD, Free Snowbird Family Flicks, Free Snowbird Adventure Race Oktoberfest, noon to 6 p.m., Free Run Elevated Half marathon (Sandy) Oktoberfest, Noon to 6 p.m., Free Wasatch Trail Run Race Series (runontrails.com) Oktoberfest, Noon to 6 p.m., Free Oktoberfest Beard Contest

SEPTEMBER Wasatch Trail Run Race Series (runontrails.com) Snowbird Family Flicks, Free 4th of July Pancake Breakfast 28th Annual Mountain Bout Mountain Bike Race (intermountaincup.com) Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Free Mountain Sports Camp 1 (ages 10-15) Snowbird Family Flicks, Free The Dirty Bird Mud Run Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Free Special Bike Session (Mountain School) Wasatch Trail Run Race Series (runontrails.com) Total Archery Challenge Snowbird Family Flicks, Free Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Free Snowbird Family Flicks, Free Speedgoat 50K Trail Run Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Free Wasatch Wildflower Festival Mountain Sports Camp 2 (ages 10-15) Wasatch Trail Run Race Series (runontrails.com) Snowbird Family Flicks, Free

5, 6, 7 12, 13 TBA 12 12 19, 20 26 26, 27

Grand Oktoberfest, Noon to 6 p.m., Free Oktoberfest, Noon to 6 p.m., Free Ski & Board Swap Hidden Peak Challenge Widow Maker Oktoberfest, Noon to 6 p.m., Free 37th Annual Bicycle Hill Climb/Ultra Hill Climb Oktoberfest, Noon to 6 p.m., Free

OCTOBER 3, 4 Oktoberfest, Noon to 6 p.m., Free 10, 11 Oktoberfest, Noon to 6 p.m., Free 17 The Zombie Run 17, 18 Fall Festival 24, 25 Fall Festival 31, Nov. 1 Fall Festival Camp Snowbird Monday-Friday, June 8 - Aug. 21, 2014. (closed holidays)

LDS Worship Service Sundays 9 a.m. Music at the Aerie Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, June 26 - Sept. 20

AUGUST 1 1 4

18th Annual Survivors at the Summit Hike Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Free Mid-week MTB Race Series

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The Bed & Breakfast package includes lodging and a full breakfast for each night of your stay.

snowbird.com 1-800-453-3000 (801) 933-2222


* Schedule dates and times are subject to change. Visit snowbird.com for the latest schedule and more information on each event. Small coolers are permitted at concerts and movies. **Rate is per person, double occupancy and will vary with date, lodge and accommodations selected. Available 5/4/15-11/18/15.

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Know Quick facts and figures to keep handy during your stay.

General Information Visitor Population Information Centers 191,180 1 million Wasatch Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 million State of Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.9 million Salt Lake City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salt Lake Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Elevation (SLC) . . . . . . . . 4,330 feet (1,320 meters)

Elevation (Nearby Mountains) Snowbird Base . . . . . . . . 8,100 feet (2,469 meters) Snowbird Hidden Peak . . . . . . .11,000 feet (3,353 meters)

Time Zone Utah is in the Mountain Time Zone and uses Daylight Savings Time from the 1st Sunday in November until the 2nd Sunday in March.

Important Telephone Numbers Emergency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911

888-999-4019 801-799-3000 Traffic/Road Conditions/Transit Info. . . . . . 511 Highway Patrol Office. . . . . 801-887-3800 Services for the Disabled. . . 800-333-8824 Temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . 801-467-8463 Avalanche Hotline . . . . . . . Fire, Medical or Police . . . .



Salt Palace Convention Center (downtown) 90 S. West Temple 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Mon., 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Salt Lake City International Airport 800-595-2442 Terminals 1 and 2 Baggage Claim areas staffed 9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily Utah Office of Tourism 300 N. State St. 800-200-1160 Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Public Transportation Utah Transit Authority (UTA) The UTA provides more than 100 bus routes throughout an 1,800 square-mile area. UTA also provides light rail service (TRAX), commuter trains (FrontRunner), airport transportation and door-to-door transportation for disabled passengers. Fares within the valley are $2.50 one-way or $6.25 for an all-day pass. A free fare zone is in effect in areas of SLC’s downtown. (801-743-3882, rideuta.com)

Airport Transportation The airport is just 10 minutes from downtown with taxis, limos, buses and shuttles providing service to anywhere in the valley and to the resorts. One-way taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $14, and $2.50 on the airport TRAX line. Some hotels provide complimentary airport shuttle service. For more information, refer to the Lodging section of this guide (page 114). Driving Laws Safety belts are required by law in Utah. All occupants of private vehicles should be wearing safety restraints. Children should be secured in car seats or safety belts. Utah also has strict drinking laws. A blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more is considered “driving under the influence,” and you will be arrested and charged with a crime. Also consider that Salt Lake is 4,330 feet above sea level. Consume alcohol cautiously as it has more effect at this altitude, and even more at ski area altitudes of 7,000–11,000 feet.



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Take a stroll and get the lay of the grid system. Temple Square is to the north, the University of Utah and the Wasatch Mountains are to the east and Salt Lake City International Airport is a short drive to the west. Salt Lake City is famous for its wide streets—wide enough, said Brigham Young, for a team of oxen to hang a U-turn—that radiate out from central Temple Square. Refresh yourself with a cold beer at the Beerhive’s ice bar. (128 S. Main St., 801-364-4268) Evening

Keep it downtown tonight: stop in for a cocktail and pre-show supper at sophisticated bar, The Vault and its sister restaurant, Bambara (202 S. Main St., 801-363-5454, bambara-slc.com). Right across the street, the historic, newly revamped Capitol Theatre (50 W. 200 South, 801-355-2787) stages opera, dance and musicals. Go to artix.com for information and tickets.

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and potatoes. Then trek across town to the City Library (210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200,slcpl. org) and enjoy the rooftop garden with its 360-degree view. Check out the Leonardo (209 E. 500 South, 801-531-9800, theleonardo.org) next door for a new take on art and science.

Capitol Building

Every visitor should hear the pin drop in the Tabernacle (50 W. North Temple, 801-2404872, templesquare.com), a pioneer marvel of architecture and acoustics built by the early Saints. Just up the hill, Utah’s beautiful Capitol Building (300 N. State St., 801-538-3074, utahstatecapitol.utah.gov) was recently restored and its murals and design details shine in their full glory. Evening

Take in the Wasatch Mountains’ rugged scenery with a drive up a nearby canyon for dinner. Log Haven in Millcreek Canyon (6451



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E. Millcreek Canyon Road, 801-272-8255, log-haven.com)

Browse over to VisitSaltLake.com to find in-depth insiders’ guides to food, fun, entertainment and more.

is housed in a picturesque old log cabin. Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of the Wasatch high country’s oldest eateries with a big, mountain-view deck.

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Sunday Morning

Swing by Salt Lake magazine Dining Award winner Left Fork Grill (68 W. 3900 South, 801-266-4322, leftforkgrill.com). Corned beef hash and smoked-trout scramble are great, but the pies, made from Chef Jeff Masten’s momma’s recipes, could be the high point of your visit. Linger over a last cup of java and another slice of pie—Salt Lake City International Airport is only minutes away.

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City Parks Hiking Trails Local Festivals

Hotels SLC’s Best Hotel Pools Bed and Breakfasts Pet-friendly Hotels Lodging in Unique Settings

Find it all at visitsaltlake.com

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A WALK IN THE PARKS Despite the wilderness surrounding it, Salt Lake City’s early planners

wisely made room for lots of in-town green space. liberty park The oldest and largest park in town, Liberty Park’s huge swathe of space welcomes joggers, cyclists, rowers and picnickers. There’s a swimming pool, treeless fields for kickball and soccer and tennis courts as well as the Tracy Aviary. The Seven Canyons Fountain is everyone’s favorite wading spot. (600 W. 900 South)

Liberty Park

SUGARHOUSE PARK Situated on over a thousand acres of rolling green

space, Sugar House Park is centered by a small lake and threaded with jogging trails. (1300 E. 2100 South, sugarhousepark.org)

Storm Mountain If you need a quick dose of high-mountain adventure, Storm Mountain Day Use Area is just three miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon—20 minutes from downtown—where families can hike, boulder and picnic at the foot of the craggy walls. In summer, wildflowers dot rugged Storm Mountain. (recreation.gov) Visit Salt Lake


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The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass

13 attractions. One pass. The Connect Pass grants you access to 13 of the area’s most unique and enjoyable places and activities— you’ll experience everything from downtown science and art museums to exotic animals to wild rides in the mountains. The Connect Pass helps you see the best of Salt Lake, and it’s an awesome deal. Purchasing regular adult admission to all 13 attractions would

cost you over $150. The Connect Pass, available in 1-day, 2-day, 3-day and 365-day passes, begins at only $29. On top of those sweet savings, the Connect Pass is super easy to use. You can access it right from your smartphone. Purchase passes, share with friends and family, gain admission to attractions, keep track of pass use and expiration dates, add Extras and receive Special Perks when you you redeem, all from the palm of your hand.

Participating Venues Clark Planetarium Discovery Gateway: The Children’s Museum of Utah The Leonardo at Library Square The Lion House Pantry Restaurant Natural History Museum of Utah Red Butte Garden

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Thanksgiving Point This Is The Place Heritage Park Tracy Aviary Utah Museum of Fine Arts Utah Olympic Park Utah’s Hogle Zoo

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Presenting free, curated film experiences in venues around Salt Lake City including the City Library, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Brewvies, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. »

Many screenings feature post-film discussions with visiting filmmakers, experts, and panels. See our current lineup by visiting www.utahfilmcenter.org




TUMBLEWEEDS features independent and foreign film for children & youth.

» The annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival runs September 25-27, 2015.

» Free monthly screenings are

held in in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Orem, and Price.

UTAH FILM CIRCUIT is a program of free monthly independent, foreign, and documentary screenings held throughout Utah.

DAMN THESE HEELS features the best in LGBT cinema.

» Film screenings are held at Star Hall in Moab, Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, King Koal Theatre in Price, and at Viridian Library & Event Center in West

» Free monthly screenings are held at Brewvies in Salt Lake City

» The annual Damn These Heels Film Festival runs July 10-12, 2015.



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Have Fun! The list of cool stuff to do in Salt Lake is long and eclectic— beyond fine dining, nightclubs and craft beer, the city offers museums, art galleries, theater and shopping. Salt Lake’s Wild-West-meets-cosmopolitan sophistication is ideal for a vacation that’s anything but ordinary.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

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A World of Animals More than 800 animals reside east of downtown at the well-kept Hogle Zoo, including red pandas, an Amur leopard, giraffes and a Siberian tiger. New at the Hogle Zoo is Rocky Shores, a multimillion-dollar ecosystem of sea lions, seals, a polar bear named Rizzo and other denizens of the deep. But also swing by to meet Zuri, the baby African elephant born at the zoo who basically runs the place. The Hogle Zoo is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Christmas and New Year’s Day. 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 801-584-1700, Hoglezoo.org



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Natural History Museum of Utah

Your Own Jurassic Park Utah is home to one of the highest concentrations of dinosaur fossils in the world, many of which were discovered by Natural History Museum of Utah paleontologists. The museum’s collection of natural wonders and cultural artifacts is on spectacular display in a museum built (literally) into the hillside above the University of Utah, offering stunning views of the valley below and a geological context. 301 Wakara Way, 801-581-4303, NHMU.utah.edu

The Leonardo

Where Science Collides with Art “The Leo” museum of science, art and innovation is sometimes difficult to describe in a word or two. Though it offers hands-on exhibits, the Leo is anything but a kids’ museum. Think of Leonardo Da Vinci himself—artist, scientist and inventor—and you’ll begin to understand The Leo experience. The Leonardo is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 209 E. 500 South, 801-531-9800, theleonardo.org Visit Salt Lake


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This Is the Place Heritage Park

Pioneer Utah Explore pioneer history in a meticulously reconstructed 1850s Utah village. Kids can ride ponies, pet farm animals and try a hand at milking ol’ Clara Bell. After talking shop with a real blacksmith or saddle maker, hop a train to the Shoshone or Navajo villages where the kids can visit a teepee or hogan, then grind corn and make arrowheads. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 801582-1847, thisistheplace.org

Red Butte Garden

The Oasis on the Hill The University of Utah’s botanical and ecological center, Red Butte Garden, features plants native to the state and climate via hillside gardens accessible by winding trails. Careful records are kept on the various themed gardens, like the Fragrance Garden and the Rose Garden. You can find out what is blooming right now by visiting their website. Also look into the summer concerts— Monday night cultural concerts for families and a summer-long slate of national touring acts. 300 Wakara Way, 801-581-4747, redbuttegarden.org

Thanksgiving Point

Back to the Land Gardens, a barnyard, cooking classes, restaurants, movie theaters and one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur fossils can all be found at Thanksgiving Point. Some of the coolest stuff to do here includes digging like an archaeologist in the sand and water at the Museum of Ancient Life’s erosion table, strolling through the stunning gardens, watching a documentary about bugs and other creepy-crawlies in the 3-D theater or playing a round of golf. (3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, 801-768-2300 or 888-672-6040, thanksgivingpoint.com)



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Clark Planetarium and IMAX Theater

The Universe and Beyond Take in a laser light show or IMAX movie, shop the well-stocked Planet Fun Store or simply check out one of the planetarium’s free exhibits, including the Foucault Pendulum, Moon and Mars scapes, Weight on Other Worlds or the International Space Station. Special presentations on Black Holes, the Hubble Telescope and cosmic light shows entertain in the 360-degree Hansen Dome Theatre, along with IMAX blockbusters and documentaries. The planetarium opens daily at 10:30 a.m. Closing time depends on the show schedule. 110 S. 400 West, 385-468-7827, clarkplanetarium.org

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The State’s Art Gallery The museum on the University of Utah campus is the beating heart of Utah’s visual art scene. Though its collection includes the best of Utah and internationally known artists and the finest collection of the landscapes that Utah’s outrageous natural beauty inspires— UMFA is anything but stodgy. The museum’s commitment to contemporary art guarantees exhibitions that surprise and challenge the most sophisticated visitors. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. 410 Campus Center Dr., 801-581-7332, umfa.utah.edu

Now Playing Utah

Need an arts and entertainment fix? With an ever-changing mix of live music, sporting events, festivals, stage plays and art exhibits, Salt Lake has a perpetually changing calendar of things to do and see. Relax. Finding and getting to the events is easy because dependable info is no farther away than your laptop or smart phone. Now Playing Utah has up-to-the-minute information and links for it all. nowplayingutah.com

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stuff to do Any parent will tell you: If the kids aren’t happy, then nobody’s happy. Make your Utah visit fun for everybody, toddlers to teens, with this Salt Lake-area list of kid-friendly things to do. Parks

The sprawling Sugar House Park (900 S. 700 East, sugarhousepark.org) may just be a park, but it feels like a destination. Feed the ducks, hang from the monkey bars or toss a Frisbee (1300 E. 2100 South). A central promenade lined with Cottonwood trees gives Liberty Park (900 S. 700 East,

slcgov.com/cityparks) a big-city park feel. Your kids won’t care, however. They’ll be too busy bugging you to ride the ferris wheel or cough up admission to bird haven, Tracy Aviary, (801-972-7800, tracyaviary.org) which is located at the park. The quiet, east bench Canyon Rim Park is nice for a more sedate picnic lunch and a great place for children to ride bikes (2900 E. 3100 South, parks.slco.org). Pack a lunch, and give your kids a lesson in cultural diversity at the International Peace Gardens, where the plaster replica of the

Kids can explore archaeology at the Natural History Museum of Utah (above) and climb the walls for real at Rockreation (left).



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Kids’ Night Out Need some adult time? Take the kids to the Little Gym for a little gymnastics-specific play while you hit the town. Little Gym Parents’ Survival Nights are offered on select Friday nights for kids ages 3 to 12 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. 1400 Foothill Dr., 801-581-9866, tlgsaltlakecityut.com.

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Matterhorn, serene red Chinese pavilion and Danish little mermaid all coexist in peace (1000 S. 900 West, internationalpeacegardens.org).


Let them climb the walls like monkeys at Momentum’s indoor climbing wall. Kids’ Pass is $10. (3173 E. 3300 South, Midvale, 801-906-3132 or 220 W. 10600 South, Sandy, 801-990-6890, momentumclimbing.com).

Ride the zipline or watch the pros in a Saturday freestyle aerial show at the Utah Olympic Park (3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City,

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801-658-4200, utaholympiclegacy.com).

Watch your kids ollie into a backsidetail slide on a rail at Sugar House’s Fairmont Skate Park (2361 S. 900 East). Channel excessive energy into the bow at Easton Archery Center (1575 John Glenn Rd., 385-210-1550, esdf.org. Or let ’em bounce off the walls, literally, at Kangaroo Zoo (395 N. Redwood Rd., 801-295-1900, kangaroozoo.net).


Touch a dino bone, explore a silver mine, or predict the weather at the Natural History Museum of Utah (301 Wakara Way, 801-581-6927, NHMU. utah.edu). Marvel at dinosaur fossils or participate in an archaeological excavation at the North American Museum of Ancient Life (2929 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, 801-615-4093, thanksgivingpoint.com).

Do your kids aspire to build homes, fly helicopters or practice medicine? They can try it (and lots more) at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum (444 W. 100 South, 801-456-5437, discoverygateway.org).

Free or Super Cheap Things to Do Ride the rails within Trax’s free fare zone from Salt Lake Central Station to the Main Library. (rideuta. com). Then check out the Salt Lake City skyline from the spectacular main library’s rooftop garden, before going inside to hang out in

the library’s huge juvenile section (210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, slcpl.org). Further south, Cabela’s aquarium features local trout, bass and other fish. At feeding time, when gallons of minnows get tossed into the pool, things get really interesting

(2502 W. Grand Terrace Parkway, Lehi, 801-766-2500, cabelas.com). Visit Sweet’s candy factory’s visitor’s center to learn about the magic behind those chocolate orange sticks (3780 W. Directors Row, 801-8661444, sweetcandy.com).

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Both the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (left) and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (above) have exhibits, programs and activities for adults and children alike.

Kid-friendly: Hiking For specific trail information, visit trails.com

Cool off at one of the many Salt Lake area outdoor pools at Salt Lake City Sports Complex (645 S. Guardsman Way, 385-468-1925, recreation.slco.org),

I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center (2 N. Medical Dr., 801-581-0098, slcjcc.org), and waterpark Cowabunga Bay (12047 S. State St., Draper, 801-553-1000, cowabungabay.com). Most pools are open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Get a bird’s-eye view of the Wasatch Front’s topography while cooling off at Liberty Park’s Seven Canyons Fountain. Kids are encouraged to wade in the one-inchdeep “rivers” that run from “mountains” into a foot-deep “Great Salt Lake” (900 S. 500 East). Or play in the Olympic Snowflake Fountain at the Gateway mall (18 N. Rio Grande St., 801-456-0000, shopthegateway.com). Stay long enough to catch the choreographed water show at the top of every hour.


Discover more than 18,000 objects from ancient works to contemporary art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Dr., 801-581-7332, umfa.utah.edu). Admission is free on the first Wednesday and the third Saturday of every month. Otherwise,



Cecret lake, Little Cottonwood Canyon: Just 1.5 miles up and back, with a beautiful lake and perfect picnic spot at the top. Donut Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon: A gradual climb to a waterfall that flows through a doughnut-shaped rock. Round trip is 3.5 miles. ensign peak, Trailhead is located on Ensign Vista Drive above the Utah State Capitol: This half-mile hike to what is one of Utah’s most beautiful and historic sites affords spectacular views of the valley below.

admission for kids ages 6 to 18 is $5; ages 6 and under get in free. Watch classic stories like Jack and the Beanstalk, The Princess and the Pea, Busytown and Sleeping Beauty come to life on the intimate, black stage at The Children’s Theatre. Audience members must be age 4 and up (3605 S. State St., 801-532-6000, uctheatre.org).

Get your family art on at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, 801-328-4201, utahmoca.org), which hosts free drop-in family art projects the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Hidden falls trail, Big Cottonwood Canyon: Just 1.5 miles round trip, this itty-bitty hike is good for itty-bitty boots.

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things to do Take a walk on the wild side at Olympic Park.


Utah cherishes its legacy of hosting one of the most spectacular Olympic Winter Games in history. You can still experience the “thrill of victory and agony of defeat� at several of the 2002 competition venues.



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alt Lake, as the 2002 host of a successful and memorable Olympic Winter Games, joined an exalted club of former Olympic cities around the world, the next being Rio de Janeiro. Visitors to Utah will encounter plaques and pylons that welcomed the world’s athletes and are preserved as tributes to their competitive spirit. Even in summer, you can play at venues where medals were won.

The 2002 Olympic Cauldron at Rice Eccles Stadium.

The Utah Olympic Park Likely Utah’s most complete Olympic legacy attraction, this park is home to the bobsled, luge, and skeleton track; the K90 and K120 Nordic jumps; the Alf Engen Ski Museum; 2002 Eccles Olympic Museum, extensive photographs and a film. Test your skills and problem solving on log traverses, swinging ropes and a zip line. (Courses for kids, too!) (3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City, 435-6584200, olyparks.com)

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The Utah Olympic Oval Home to the “Fastest Ice on Earth,” this huge facility may appear imposing from the outside, but inside feels like a small town ice rink. Skaters of all levels can glide around the Oval’s

two international-size ice sheets or watch the athletes train on the 400-meter skating oval. You can also take a swim or work out in the gym at the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center located right next to the Oval. (5662 S. Cougar Lane, Kearns, 801-968-6825, olyparks.com)

Soldier Hollow Resort Just outside of Midway (an uber cute, Euro-inspired burg on the Wasatch Back) is Soldier Hollow Resort. Cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions took place here in 2002. Now, a variety of warm-weather activities are offered at this full-fledged outdoor recreation center, including horseback riding, mountain biking and golf at the 36-hole Soldier Hollow Golf Course. A popular Labor Day Weekend event is the Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Championships. (2002 Olympic Drive, Midway, 435-654-2002, soldierhollow.com) Visit Salt Lake


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Family Search Center

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In 1894, the Mormons started gathering genealogical records to help members trace their family histories. The church’s Family History Library (35 N. West Temple, 801-240-2584, familysearch. org) is now the largest of its kind

in the world. In other words, if you’ve come to Salt Lake to find out where your great-great-greatgreat-grandmother was born, you’ve come to the right place. Use of the Family History Library is not limited to Latter-day Saints church members. Anyone can enter the library and use any of the resources to trace their family tree, free of charge. More than 300 computers are available for use in the five-floor,

145,000-square-foot library. Resources here include vital records like birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, census returns, property, probate and cemetery records, among many others. The only catch is that the Family History Library’s collection focuses on persons who lived before 1930—meaning you need to have at least immediate information about your family. This is not the place to look up people you’ve lost touch with in this lifetime. For novice family history researchers, be sure to visit the Family Search Center in the lower floor of the nearby Joseph Smith Memorial Building (50 E. South Temple, 801-240-4085, familysearch.org). The smaller, less-

Family History Library

exhaustive center is home to 100 specially-designed terminals that allow visitors to perform basic searches for family members and dip a toe into the deep waters of genealogical research. More than 4,500 Family History Centers—branches of the Family History Library—operate around the world, making tracing your ancestry near your hometown easy.

The Lion House Lion House Pantry fare is satisfyingly homespun and uncomplicated. Favorites include the turkey pot pie, Coca-Cola pork loin, and the famous rolls. Sit in the Victorian dining room or outside on the patio. But it’s not the food that makes the Lion House really interesting—it’s the building’s past. Brigham Young, who led the Mormon pioneers across the Great Plains to Utah and founded Salt Lake City, lived in both the Lion House and Beehive House next door with 27 wives and 56 children. Young commissioned architect Truman O. Angell, his brother-in-law, to design both houses. Young died in the Lion House in 1877. It’s been a designated National Historic Landmark since 1964. 63 E. South Temple, 801-539-3257, templesquare.com

Using the Library Casual genealogists will want to use the Family Search Center in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (familysearch.org) where they can get one-on-one help from family history experts. It’s free, has a relaxed atmosphere and offers hands-on activities for kids and teens. Before you go, have your photo taken in front of a backdrop of the wharf at Ellis Island with the Statue of Liberty in the harbor. For serious researchers, The Family History Library is open Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Hours may change during holidays. For a full schedule, visit familysearch.org. Start by finding as much information as you can about your ancestors. The library focuses on records before 1930 because of privacy restrictions. Ask for a library worksheet. And bring a big flash drive to save your family history info. You can’t check out books, but you can make copies for five cents each. The library doesn’t have its own parking lot, but you can park at nearby garages or pay for on-street parking at the blue meters (parkingslc.com).

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Outdoor Concerts Salt Lake has a reputation for offering outdoor concerts in breathtaking vistas. Check with the venues for times, bands and prices.

Red Butte Garden Amphitheater Situated in a canyon and adjacent to an arboretum, Red Butte Garden’s amphitheater (300 Wakara Way, 801-585-0556, redbuttegarden.org) is probably the most beautiful place on earth for a summer concert. (Just ask David Byrne or Bonnie Raitt.) The scene goes full-on

spectacular as the sun sets and the alpenglow bathes the mountains above. Pack a blanket, snacks and a bottle of wine and settle in for artists that have ranged from Bob Dylan to Al Greene. This summer, Portland-based indie rockers and eclectic performers the Decemberists take the stage. Tour the arboretum for free before the show.

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Twilight Concert Series

Twilight Concert Series Stroll over to Pioneer Park (300 S. 300 West) on Thursday nights for a high-energy music scene. Bands at Twilight (slcgov.com/arts) skew towards a younger, hipster audience with artists like The Flaming Lips and Beck. Food trucks, beer and hand-made crafts are available, and the park is surrounded with excellent restaurants for pre- and post-concert dining. Start the night with dinner at Tin Angel Cafe (365 W. 400 South, 801-328-4155, thetinangel.com) listening distance from the park.

Gallivan Center

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Right in the center of the beating heart of downtown, you can find open-air music from country and bluegrass to hip-hop at the Gallivan Center, or what its promoters like to call “Salt Lake’s Living Room” (50 E. 200 South, 801-535-6110, thegallivancenter.com). If there isn’t an evening concert scheduled, you’ll usually find a movie, lunch-time concerts or some sort of festival bubbling at Gallivan.

Canyons Resort

Rangers, Michele Branch, the Smokey Robinson and the Utah Symphony. Just show up with a blanket, food, wine and a jacket—it can get chilly when the sun goes down. Or, better yet, order the resort’s gourmet picnic baskets that include choices of wine, salmon, chilled beef and artisan cheese.

Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

Canyons and Snowbird resorts

Come spring, Deer Valley Resort’s main slope blossoms as a fabulous outdoor concert scene with top artists and a lively crowd (2250 Deer Valley Dr., Park City, 435-6491000, deervalley.com). Past concerts have included Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon

435-649-5400, canyonsresort.com) and Snowbird Re-

Canyons Resort (4000 Canyons Resort Dr., Park City,

sort (Little Cottonwood Canyon, 801-933-2222, snowbird.

com) offer laid-back and free outdoor concerts

with nationally known performers (Alejandro Escovedo isn’t anything to sneeze at) that are also kid-friendly. Visit Salt Lake


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Game Time

become a local fan Like most American cities, sports are a vital part of life in Salt Lake. Rare is a weekend when the pros (or semi-pros) aren’t tossing or kicking the ball around the court or field. And because Salt Lake has a much smaller population than other major metropolitan areas, tickets are pretty easy to come by.

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Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake emerged from obscurity in November 2009 when they became the Major League Soccer champions. Most recently, RSL was the 2013 MLS Western Conference Champion and the team consistently makes the playoffs. RSL plays at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy,

Salt Lake Bees

(9256 S. State St., 801-727-2700, realsaltlake.com)

just south of Salt Lake (a 15-minute walk from the 9000 S. 200 East TRAX station). The season runs from March through the end of October, with playoffs in November.

The Bees Nothing says summer like sitting in the ball park, a cold brew in one hand, hot dog in the other, passing time, watching America’s pastime. The Salt Lake Bees are the top Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. The Bees’ home games are April to mid-September at the casual, familyfriendly Smith’s Ballpark (77 W. 1300 South, 801-325-2273, slbees.com). Take a seat or bring a blanket and spread out on the huge lawn on the field’s east and south sides. Games are super-cheap.

Utah Jazz Salt Lake is home to the NBA’s Utah Jazz, which play downtown at the 19,000seat EnergySolutions Area (301 W. South Temple, 801-325-2000, utahjazz.com). The team is in action from October to April. Even when the Jazz aren’t present, basketball fans make a pilgrimage to the plaza where a statue of John Stockton passes to Karl Malone for eternity. EnergySolutions Arena is a concert and event venue and all year long you’ll find something to see, from ice shows to circuses to national rock and country bands.

The Utes Salt Lake City is really at its heart just a big college town and the proud home to the University of Utah Runnin’ Utes football, basketball and gymnastics teams (utahutes.com). All three play in the winter season and all three are rising powers in the world of collegiate athletics. The Utes joined the Pac-12 conference in 2011, elevating its status nationally and boosting the atmosphere on campus and in town to Code Red. Before home football games, every foot of space on campus is packed with tailgating fans, who provide as much excitement and fun as the game itself. The 46,000-seat Rice-Eccles Stadium on the rise east of downtown (451 S. 1400 East, 801-581-5445, stadium.utah.edu) is worth a visit anytime (hop on the TRAX university line). The stadium has been home to concerts ranging from U2 and Rolling Stones to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Real Monarchs The Real Monarchs soccer club, a seconddivision professional men’s team affiliated with Real Salt Lake, is Utah’s newest pro team and a member of the 24-club United Soccer League. The team’s home field is Rio Tinto Stadium (9256 S. State St., Sandy, realmonarchs.com), but they hope to soon have their own stadium on the west side of Salt Lake City. Visit Salt Lake


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You don’t know Utah until you’ve hiked or biked its canyons.



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Before riding any trail, check with a local bike shop about restrictions. Some trails are accessible by bike only on even days.

Ensign Peak A short drive from downtown hotels and a mile of uphill hiking will earn you a breathtaking panoramic view of Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake and the valley’s beloved surrounding mountains. A monument at the summit commemorates Brigham Young’s 1847 climb to survey the Mormon promised land. How to get there: Take State Street north up Capitol Hill, follow the street through the neighborhood as it veers to the right and turns into East Capitol Boulevard. Turn left on to Ensign Vista Trail. You’ll see the trailhead. Apres-hike: A glass of the famous house wine at BTG. (63 W 100 S, 801-359-2814, btgwinebar.com)

Mount Olympus Named after the ‘hood of Greek Gods, this strenuous 7.5-mile, 5,000-foot climb is almost a Salt Lake rite of passage. But any fit hiker can make it to the top if they start early in the day and take it slow. The view from the top is worth the climb.

Ensign Peak at sunset

How to get there: Take 4500 South to Wasatch Boulevard to a big parking area (and you’ll want to be there at 5 a.m. to get a spot on summer weekends). A sign will cue you to the trailhead. Aprés-hike: Grilled octopus and a Greek wine at Aristo’s Restaurant (where else?). (224 S. 1300 East , 801-581-0888, aristosslc.com)

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Albion Basin

Albion Basin and Beyond In season (July-August), you’ll experience four miles of retinablowing wildflowers. How to get there: Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon past Alta, and up to Albion Basin Campground. The trail begins from the west side of the campground. If you need more beauty and exercise, keep on a mile to Cecret Lake (pronounced like secret, let the kids figure out the spelling).

Apres-hike: Relax over a libation at the Shallow Shaft, which has one of Utah’s best wine lists. (Alta, 801-742-2177, shallowshaft.com)

Donut Falls After less than two uphill miles this hike arrives at a waterfall pouring out of a hole in the granite (the “doughnut”). How to get there: Drive 10 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the Mill D trailhead. Start the hike near Mill D South Fork Road

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just past the Jordan Pines rest and picnic area. Take a fresh memory card for your camera. Aprés-hike: A pint of Chasing-Ape at Porcupine Pub. (3698 E. Fort Union Blvd., 801-942-5555, porcupinepub.com)

Silver Lake, Twin Lakes and Lake Solitude The child-friendly Silver Lake Trail follows a boardwalk around a crystal-clear alpine lake dotted with markers explaining the wildlife and geology. More difficult (kids can handle it) trails on the far side lead to Twin Lakes and Lake Solitude. Keep an eye peeled for cute, whistling pikas and even moose. How to get there: Drive all the way up Big Cottonwood Canyon and look for the Nordic Center on your right. Apres-hike: Commune with the hummingbirds on the deck of Silver Fork Lodge and sip one of the local beers on tap. (11332 E Big Cottonwood Canyon, 888-649-9551, silverforklodge.com)

Snowbird Barrier-free Trail The wheel-chair-accessible trail winds through meadows and aspens to a lookout that provides views of Little Cottonwood and the Salt Lake Valley. How to get there: Park at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Ski Resort. The trail begins at the bridge near the Snowbird Center. Apres-hike: A margarita at El Chanate in the Cliff Lodge. (801-933-2025, snowbird.com)

Willow Heights This short but very sweet hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon follows a creek through aspens to a beaver pond. How to get there: Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon and continue half a mile past Silver Fork Lodge. Look for a stone trail marker on your left. Apres-hike: Roll down the canyon for a milkshake at Solitude’s Stone Haus Pizzeria and Creamery. (801-536-5767, skisolitude.com)

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Living Traditions Festival

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The 16th Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

The Living Traditions Festival

May 14-18

May 15-May 17

Birdwatchers from all over the U.S. come to enjoy the Great Salt Lake’s unique ecosystem— desert-wetland-mountain— with friends and local experts. Attendees are welcome to come and go from this event as they please. Maps are available on-line or at the Festival information booth. (greatsaltlakebirdfest.com)

This annual festival presents and celebrates the folk music, dance, crafts and foods of the dozens of ethnic communities that make Salt Lake City their home. It’s held on the grounds of the historic Salt Lake City & County Building downtown. (801-596-5000,



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Salt Lake City celebrates its beautiful summers by taking it all outside. Hardly a day goes by without an outdoor festival, concert, or farmers market. Take your pick.

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Pioneer Day/Days of ‘47

May 22-25

Held at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island, this festival celebrates the cowboy and ranching history of Utah with western arts and crafts, food vendors, horse and buggy rides, musical performances and, of course, cowboy poetry. (cowboylegendsai.com)

“Bigger than the Fourth of July” in Utah, this state holiday celebrates the day Brigham Young and the pioneers rolled into the Salt Lake Valley. A huge downtown parade, concerts, pioneer reenactments, a rodeo and lots of fireworks mark the celebration. (daysof47.com)


Wasatch Wildflower Festival

May 28-29

July 24-26

This downtown festival and stroll-around to some of the city’s best restaurants includes a central pavilion and a map and guide to downtown eateries. Over two nights, guests can sample a taste from each participating restaurant. (801-485-5100, tastemakersutah.com)

Walk through a sea of colors at Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude and Alta mountain resorts. Festival-goers have an opportunity to learn about Utah’s ecology from local naturalists and escape the heat of the valley while hiking through the Cottonwood canyons. Join local naturalists in learning about the stunning varieties of wildflowers in the Wasatch. cottonwoodcanyons.org/events or altaarts.org

The 2014 Utah Pride Festival June 4-7

Featuring the second-largest parade in the state, Utah’s Gay Pride is a weekend-long party at Washington and Library Squares in downtown Salt Lake City and includes a film festival, a 5K charity run, a full roster of performers and an interfaith service. (801-539-8800, utahpridecenter.org)

Utah Asian Festival June 13

This day-long festival and exposition celebrates the cultures of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos, Vietnam, Tibet, Hawaii and this year’s spotlight country, Cambodia, with an Asian Marketplace, a children’s activity center and Utah-Asian artists exhibit celebrating Year of Horse at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. (utahasianfestival.com)

The Utah Arts Festival June 25-28

This mammoth celebration is the kick off of the summer season for many folks—in fact, for about 85,000 folks. Browse and buy visual art from more than 200 artists ranging from fine-art oil paintings to funky lawn ornaments. But the real draw of the UAF is its crazy mix of entertainment from national bands of the likes of Brave Combo to street theater to bungee-strung dancers who insanely shimmy on the vertical face of the Downtown Library. (Library Square, 200 E.

July 24

Farmers Markets By heritage, Utahns are farmers, and during the growing season, nearly every community has its farmers market selling backyard or farm-grown produce in a festive atmosphere. Dates vary, so be sure to call first. Downtown Farmers

Market Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., June-October Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, 801-359-5118, slcfarmersmarket.org

Downtown Tuesday Harvest Market

Tuesday, 4 p.m.-dusk, August-October Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, 801-359-5118

Holladay Farmers Market

Saturday, 8 a.m.- noon, July-October

Murray Farmers Market

Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., August 2-October 12 200 E. 5200 South, Murray

People’s Market

Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May-October International Peace Gardens, 900 W. 1000 South slcpeoplesmarket.org

Sugar House Farmers Market

Friday, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., July-October Sugarmont Plaza, 2100 S. Highland Dr., sugarhousefarmersmarket.com

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Great Dining

salt lake style Salt Lake is gaining fame as a dining destination because of its unique definition of good eating: deep ties with local farms and growers who provide fresh food to the kitchens, passionate chefs who care more about their craft and pleasing their customers than fame and a warm western sense of casual hospitality. Fine dining is never formal—here, food is another way to have fun.

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Alamexo was selected as one of Utah’s 25 Best Restaurants by Salt Lake magazine in 2015.



restaurants & bars Vinto serves Italian favorites (below), J Wongs offers more than just your typical Chinese fare (right).

Vinto 418 E. 200 South, 801-539-9999, vinto.com

This spiffy, no-fuss trattoria features American-style personal-size wood ovenfired pizza and great special pastas in a chic, comfortable setting. Be sure to leave room for a remarkable dessert.

Takashi 18 Market St., 801-519-9595

Chef-owner Takashi Gibo earned his deserved acclaim by purchasing the freshest fish and serving it in eyepopping presentations. Check the chalkboard for daily specials and expect some of the best sushi in the city because that’s what you’ll get.

Pallet 237 S. 400 West, 801-935-4431, eatpallet.com

Like a small piece of Seattle in Salt Lake, this cozy bistro in a repurposed dairy dock boasts high style of the most accessible kind, thanks to owner Rocky Derrick. The imaginative kitchen turns out small plates and full meals. The menu changes seasonally and Bijan Ghiai’s cocktails are a menu unto themselves.


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1513 S. 1500 East, 801-486-1300, frescoitaliancafe.com

The charmingly small space behind locally owned The King’s English Bookstore sets a unique scene for an intimate dinner. Owner Mikell Trapp is the visionary behind this Salt Lake gem; his personal

empire also includes two Cafe Trios, one in town and another in Cottonwood, and a new taqueria, Luna Blanco.

Forage 370 E. 900 South, 801-708-7834, foragerestaurant.com

Dining at Forage is a one-of-a-kind, cuttingedge experience. The minimalist décor provides a subtle setting for original, superlative tasting menu. Although chef Viet Pham has gone on to become a Food Network star; his founding partner Chef Bowman Brown continues to create a jaw-dropping taste adventure from Forage’s kitchen.

The Copper Onion 111 E. Broadway, 801-355-3282, thecopperonion.com

Ryan Lowder, chef and owner, moved back to the Beehive State from the Big Apple to open The Copper Onion. Strategically located next to the Broadway Centre Theatre, the restaurant is a downtown mainstay, and the food, based on high-quality ingredients prepared with enthusiasm, is perfect for a casual nosh or a full celebratory dinner.

J. Wong’s Asian Bistro 163 W. 200 South, 801-350-0888, jwongutah.com

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Martine serves small plates as well as full meals from a charming brownstone (left), At Mazza, go for Mediterranean-mezzes.

Bambara 202 S. Main St., 801-363-5454, bambara-slc.com

Chic little downtown restaurant in boutique Hotel Monaco is a longtime dining favorite, especially for pre-and post-theater. Chef Nathan Powers changes the menu seasonally, using local and sustainable ingredients and lunch is a treat.

Log Haven 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd., 801-272-8255, log-haven.com

Recognized as the most romantic restaurant in SLC, Log Haven’s vintage log lodge in the crisp air of scenic Millcreek Canyon offers suave service and sophisticated mountain American fare. Don’t miss it.

Mazza 912 E. 900 South, 801-521-4572 and 1515 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9259, mazzacafe.com

Ali Sabbah was a pioneer in the Salt Lake food scene, introducing us to Middle Eastern fare long before falafel became a household word. The menu features kebabs, falafel and hummus, plus exotica like muhamara—a dip of walnuts, pomegranate, molasses and spices, delights of vegetarianism.



Frida Bistro 545 W. 700 South, 801-983-6692, fridabistro.com

Frida’s owner Jorge Fierro is a Salt Lake legend. He hit the big time with his Rico’s line of high-quality Mexican foods, sold in local groceries. Frida is the first restaurant in Salt Lake City to flaunt Mexico City cuisine, and it does so in style, in a charming space filled with bright colors, vivid images of the place’s namesake and a terrific menu of margaritas.

The Tin Angel Cafe 365 W. 400 South, 801-328-4155, thetinangel.com

Salt Lake’s alternative restaurant, everything about the Angel is full of personality–from the ever-changing local art on the walls to the ever-changing cuisine turned out by the genially unconventional chef and co-owner Jerry Liedtke.

Alamexo 268 S. State St., 801-779-4747, alamexo.com

In the heart of downtown, Chef Matthew Lake, has opened a top-tier Mexican restaurant based on years of experience with this cuisine. Tableside guacamole, ever-changing salsas and carefully selected ingredients (Niman Ranch beef, etc.) make this primo Mexican food.

Naked Fish Japanese Bistro 67 W. 100 South, SLC, 801-595-8888, nakedfishbistro.com

Owner Johnny Kwon has a near-fanatical love of authenticity and quality, inspiring

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taurant for decades in Bountiful before opening this chic downtown spot with her sons. The combo Thai/Chinese fare comes from the family’s two heritages, and the kitchen turns out both cuisines with great flair.

restaurants & bars some of the finest Japanese cuisine in town. Sushi is excellent and aims for sustainability, but don’t miss the yakitori menu.

La Caille 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, 801-942-1751. lacaille.com

Utah’s grande dame of dining—the long drive, the peacocks, the fairy-tale French chateau with its luxurious dining rooms—the whole experience is magical.

Bodega 331 Main St., SLC, 801-532-4042, bodega331.com

New York transplant Sara Lund has brought the speakeasy trend to Salt Lake with her cool and clever downtown basement restaurant, underneath a beer bodega. Make a reservation to get your key, and enjoy one of the hottest spots for drinks and dinner in town.

Valter’s Osteria 173 W. Broadway, SLC, 801-521-4563, valtersosteria.com

Hand-waving, air kissing Valter Nassi has been Salt Lake’s most famous host for years.

Now in his own restaurant featuring the food of his native Tuscany, he is king. Tableside preparations, Old World service and general conviviality make this a local fave.

Martine Cafe 22 E. 100 South, 801-363-9328, martinecafe.com

It’s like a New York brownstone tucked into a Salt Lake City block. Lunch is good, but dinner is when the kitchen really shines, with inventive small plates showcasing vivid global flavors. Don’t miss the grilled gingerbread.

Shallow Shaft 10199 E. Hwy. 210, Alta, 801-742-2177. shallowshaft.com

In fabled Alta lies a hidden gem. The setting recalls the rusticity of early ski lodges, but the fare and the wine list are pure 21st century. For a complete listing of these and other great local restaurants, go to:


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Specials from three SLC favorites: La Caille (below): Frida Bistro (bottom); Naked Fish (right).

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Best Burger We’ve Got Five For You

Utah is a burger-loving state, and though there are many new and notable restaurants serving cuttingedge cuisine in the city, you shouldn’t leave town without a taste of our burger culture. We’ve got national faves, from D.C.’s Five Guys to California’s In-N-Out, and local chains like Hires Big H and Crown Burgers. Pretty much every restaurant has its own, special burger. These are five of the best.

The Bar Burger Lucky 13 won first place for burgers in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas last year with its specially concocted Spicy Candied Cajun Burger. You can choose from the regular menu of 11 burgers, ranging from the foot-tall “Big Benny” (right) with its 28 ounces of ground chuck to the “Ring of Fire,” topped with jalapeños and habaneros to the Fungus Amongus, featuring mushrooms sauteed in red wine. With so many choices, you’re bound to find one you like–finishing it is another matter. Of course, you’ll eat it with a local brew or High West Whiskey. 135 W. 1300 South, SLC, 801-487-4418, lucky13slc.com

Scott Evans’ little cafe, Pago, has been at the forefront of Salt Lake’s local and artisanal food movement. That doesn’t mean the menu is full of esoterica. In fact, its burger is one of the restaurant’s most famous dishes. This intensely planned sandwich holds a patty of fresh Niman Ranch beef topped with Gruyere, caramelized onions, black garlic aioli, local bacon and house-pickled red onion. Wine expert Evans will be happy to find the perfect pairing from his list or by the glass from his Cruvinet. 878 S. 900 East, SLC, 801-5320777, pagoslc.com



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Utah’s Own Pastrami Buger The state’s signature burger–a beef patty topped with an inch of thin-sliced pastrami–has obscure origins, but it’s available at many of the local burger chains, including Crown Burgers (crown-burgers.com) and Hires Big H (hiresbigh.com).

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The Family Burger

Three beef cuts–sirloin, chuck and brisket–are ground together and patted into several size burgers, depending on your appetite, from 1/3 pound to the “tiny” Tony for tots. Tonyburgers is also the place for a full-on American burger meal: Milkshakes here are made to order with real scoops of ice cream and the award-winning french fries are hand-cut and twice fried. 613 E. 400 South, SLC, 801-419-0531, tonyburgers.com

The Gourmet Burger

Parisiennes are eating as many burgers as baguette sandwiches. And here in Salt Lake one of our best burgers comes from a French restaurant. The burger at The Paris Bistro is perfect: toasted bun, 8 oz. of Utah grass-fed open range sirloin cooked medium rare, topped with Gruyere, fresh lettuce and tomato and comes with genuine pommes frites. Ooh lala. 1500 S 15th E St, SLC, 801-486-5585, theparis.net

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The Garlic Burger

Garlic burgers are a Salt Lake favorite, and motorcyclethemed diner Guzzi’s Vintage Burgers makes them the old-fashioned way, right before your eyes with lots of fresh, chopped garlic right on the griddle. That means this is not fast food, but these burgers are worth the brief wait. Not everything is old-school—try the Kevin Bacon Burger with blue cheese and fries with wasabi sauce. Of course, you can have that Utah standard, fry sauce, too. 200 E. 800 South, SLC, 801-364-4541 Visit Salt Lake


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Beer elevated Since Greg Schirf founded Utah’s first microbrewery in 1986, Beehive brewers have gotten serious about their art. Just about every brewery in Utah has a wall covered with awards. And brew’s rising popularity means that beer lists get the same kind of attention as wine lists. Here’s where to find Salt Lake’s finest.

Squatters Brewpub head brewer Jason Stock testing his beer.

Squatters Pub Brewery/ Wasatch Brewery 147 W. Broadway, SLC, 801-363-2739, squatters.com

Greg Schirf’s Wasatch Beers and Brewpub merged with Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole’s Squatters Pubs and Beers in 2000, forming Utah Brewers Cooperative, which wins awards for its brews every year. Not only that, but Squatters Pub is one of the most popular watering holes in Salt Lake. The broad menu and friendly atmosphere tell you why.

Desert Edge Brewery at the Pub “I brew at least one brand-new beer a year,” says brewmaster Chris Haas, who says variety sets Desert Edge apart. Haas conducts Beer School at the pub on the first Thursday evening of the month and encourages students to open their minds as well as their mouths. “People just don’t realize how many different beer flavors there are.”



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273 Trolley Square, SLC, 801-521-8917, desertedgebrewery.com

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Epic Brewing Company 825 S. State St., SLC, 801-906-0123, epicbrewing.com

Uinta Brewing Company head brewer Kevin Ely inspects the brewery’s state-of-theart brewhouse.

Red Rock Brewery 254 S. 200 West, SLC, 801-521-7446, redrockbrewing.com

Brewmaster Kevin Templin is an admitted perfectionist. “Every beer has to be world-class,” he says. For a German pilsner, he doesn’t just brew in the German style, he uses German malt, German hops and German yeast. He works with 45 established recipes; the pub offers a selection of about 10 beers at a time.

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ranging from hipster kids to Happy Hour suits. An impressive selection of craft beers is served at the unique ice bar, literally a strip of ice that runs the length of the bar to keep your brew at the right temperature.

Bohemian Brewery 94 E. 7200 South, Midvale, 801-5665474, bohemianbrewery.com

Specializing in the lagers beloved by Bohemian’s owners’ Czech forebears, beer here follows the ancient Reinheitsgbot or German Purity Law: fermented naturally

Epic was the first Utah brewery since prohibition to brew exclusively high-alcohol content beer. But its mission, according to co-owner David Cole, is simple. “We want to make good beer that people want to drink.” You can buy cold beer to-go at Epic’s brewery or enjoy it paired with food at their Annex in Sugar House.

Avenues Proper And Publick House 376 8th Ave., SLC, 385-227-8628, avenuesproper.com

A neighborhood restaurant and bar in a charming area. Besides house-brewed beers, the Proper has a great selection of Utah beers to complement the artisanal menu.

1722 Fremont Dr., SLC, 801-467-0909, uintabrewing.com

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“What sets us apart from most other local brewers is simple,” says Uinta Brewing Company founder Will Hamill. “We make beer. Period.” Uinta built a 26,000-square-foot brewing facility to accommodate new lines like certified organic beers called Four+ and Crooked Line, a beer in a corked bottle with labels designed by local artists. Find Uinta’s brew at supermarkets, and state liquor stores.

The Beerhive Pub 128 S. Main St., 801-364-4268

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Redrock Brewing’s brewmaster Kevin Templin extracting the mash from the kettle.

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Bar Scene

Believe it: Salt Lake has a vibrant bar scene with all the innovations—creative mixologists, craft beers, wine on tap and artisanal bar menus. Cheers!

Bar-X 155 E. 200 South, SLC, 801-355-2287, barxsaltlake.com

This drinker’s bar is devoted to cocktails and the guys who shake them prefer the term “bartenders.” A classic survivor through the ups and downs of Utah liquor laws, this venerable beer bar was updated to become the leader of Salt Lake’s new cocktail movement, serving classic drinks and creative inventions behind the best electric sign in the city.

BTG Wine Bar BTG stands for “By the Glass” and the tenacity with which Fred Moessinger (owner of next-door Caffe Molise) pursued the idea of a true wine bar deserves kudos. There are craft cocktails and specialty beer, and you can order food from Caffe Molise, but the pieces des resistance are the more than 50 wines by the glass. You can order a tasting portion or a full glass, allowing you to sample vintages you might not be inclined to buy by the bottle.



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Taqueria 27 1615 S. Foothill Dr., SLC, 385-259-0712; 4670 Holladay Village Plaza, 801-676-9706, taqueria27.com

Restaurant owner and tequila aficionado Todd Gardiner mixes it up Mexican-style. The first thing you notice when you enter Taqueria 27 are the rows of tequila bottles painted, chalkboard-style, on the wall, larger than life. Clearly, this is a tequila-centric restaurant. You’ll find beer and wine on the substantial beverage list, but no other spirits. “We had a customer get really angry because we ‘wouldn’t’ make him a whiskey sour,” he recalls. “We couldn’t make a whiskey sour—we don’t have any whiskey here.” What Taqueria 27 does have is 40 different tequilas to taste: 10 anejos (aged in oak at least a year and a day), 16 reposadas (aged at least 2 months) and 14 silvers (aged no more than 30 days). That’s not counting the ultra premium selections.

Gracie’s Bar 326 S. West Temple, SLC, 801-819-7565, graciesslc.com

Gracie’s calls itself a “gastropub,” meaning that besides live music, mixed drinks, beer and a better-than-most-bars wine list, it offers an interesting and imaginative food menu. Eat on the upstairs patio—one of the best views of downtown against the Wasatch.

Market Street Oyster Bar 54 W. Market St., SLC, 801-531-6044, marketstreetgrill.com

The livelier, night-life side of Market Street seafood restaurant, the Oyster Bar has an extensive beverage menu including seasonal drink specials. To begin or end an evening, have one of the award-winning martinis or a classic, up daiquiri with a dozen oysters—half price on Mondays—or settle in for the night and order from the full seafood menu. Visit Salt Lake


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Whiskey Street 323 S. Main St., SLC, 801-433-1371, whiskeystreet.com

Before it was named Main Street, this stretch of road was dubbed “Whiskey Street” because it was lined with so many pubs and bars. Hence the name. Anchored by a 42-foot long cherry wood bar backed with bottles and centered with a narrow stand-up table, Whiskey Street serves food but this is primarily a place to bend the elbow. If you are a fan of the neo-cocktail movement, try a “Ward Eight” from the specialty list—Bulleit Rye, orange and lemon juice, grenadine and a cherry—but there’s a classic list, including a Sazerac, a Negroni, a Moscow Mule, for purists, a list of beer and whiskey pairings and a jaw-dropping (and therefore mouth-opening) list of spirits, some rare for SLC. Wine on tap and an extensive beer list round out the imbiber’s choices. You definitely can’t try it all on one visit.

Pallet 237 S. 400 West, SLC, 801-935-4431, eatpallet.com

Bartender Bijan Ghiai’s cocktail menu at this hip bistro features “classics with a twist.” Many modern drinkers aren’t familiar with the classic cocktails and Ghiai serves those, too. He likes to explain his cocktails, educating his drinkers as he serves them and elevating the cocktail experience to a food experience.

Beer Bar 161 E. 200 South, SLC, 801-355-3618

Bar-X’s next door neighbor is a serious beer-food emporium. The brainchild of TV star Ty Burrell with a menu by James Beardnominated chef Viet Pham, Beer Bar takes beer and food to a new level with the option to drink your choice of more than 140 brews or enjoy a reuben with locally made brats.



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Bodega/The Rest 331 S. Main St., SLC, 801-532-4042, bodega331.com

This edgy bar has two parts: A simple drinks and tacos menu upstairs and and creative food and spectacular craft cocktails underground—through a couple of doors and down some stairs. Sit in the convivial bar or settle into the cozy library. Yes, it’s slightly confusing but new things are always bewildering at first and this place is cutting-edge cool. Space is limited so reservations are recommended.

The Vault Hotel Monaco, 15 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-363-5454, monaco-saltlakecity.com

Salt Lake’s best hotel bar is an urban sanctuary. Stylish and sophisticated but lots of fun, this small hotel bar is a balance of elegance and coziness. Besides manning the daily wine hour in the lobby and serving the classics, the Vault’s team invents a roster of Oscar cocktails every year, one to match each movie nominee. Your cocktail order is your vote.

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New In the Glass

Try a taste of these locally made liquors from Utah’s own micro-distilleries. Available in select restaurants and by the bottle in state liquor stores. Salt City Vodka is made by tiny distillery, Elevation (6786 S. Clernates Dr., Midvale, 801-209-3909). Sugar House Distillery (2212 S. West Temple, SLC, 801-726-0403) makes their vodka from wheat, barley, corn and spring water from the Wasatch Mountains. Beehive Distillery’s Jack Rabbit Gin (1745 S. Milestone (3000 West), SLC) is made in small batches, aged in charred chardonnay barrels and based on a unique herbal blend. High West Distillery and Saloon (703 Park Ave., Park City, 435649-8300) makes several unique whiskies, including Boureye, Son of Bourye, Campfire and Prairie Reserve. Ogden’s Own Underground is most often

compared to Jäegermeister, “but better.” Their Five Wives Vodka’s name made it infamous (3075 Grant

Ave., Ogden, 801-458-1995). Salt City Vodka

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Downtown Pub Crawl

Check out these watering holes from the top to the bottom of Salt Lake’s Main Street Copper Common 111 E. Broadway, 801-355-0543, coppercommon.com

A food-forward approach to drinking.

What you’re drinking: A Fourth Regiment: High West Double Rye, Carpano Antica Vermouth and three bitters—Peychaud’s, celery and orange) What’s so special: The civilized setting and the sophisticated menu—braised fennel, lobster spaghetti, Turkish-tinged meatballs, smoked portobellos. Who’s there: Well-traveled folks with experienced palates and a taste for adventure. Or not.

The Red Door 57 W. 200 South, 801-363-6030, behindthereddoor.com

So you say you want a revolution?

What you’re drinking: One-ounce Sapphire martini, dirty, with another glass of gin on the side What’s so special: The giant Che Guevara mural, red walls and candlelit dimness Who’s there: Communists and conventioneers. The Red Door is probably Salt Lake’s most intimate drinking establishment: a cozy hideaway that feels like somewhere else—sophisticated and elegant, perfect for a sneering discussion of laissez-faire economics, or just les affaires.

O’Shucks Bar & Grill 22 E. 100 South, 801-596-8600

What you’re drinking: Schooner of brew What’s so special: The crazy-cheap deals on giant beers and rolls from the in-house Ahh Sushi restaurant every Wednesday. Who’s there: Any and all types: suits, college kids, hipsters– everyone who feels comfortable throwing peanut shells on the floor, then ordering sashimi. And a few pool players.



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restaurants & bars

Keys on Main 242 S. Main St., 801-363-3638, keysonmain.com

Sing-along and drink-along with the piano man.

What you’re drinking: Anything shaken, stirred or on tap What’s so special: Salt Lake has plenty of live music stops, but Keys on Main’s dueling pianos are all about interactive entertainment. Who’s there: From bachelorette parties to birthdays, there is always a celebration taking place at Keys. Celebrate with the best dressed and most beautiful folks in the city. Come for the dueling pianos, stay for the people watching.

Murphy’s 160 S. Main St., 801-359-7271, murphysbarandgrillut.com

This so-called “step down in social clubs” is a consistent good time.

What you’re drinking: Murphy’s Irish stout, Jameson’s chaser What’s so special: There are no games, no live music, no karaoke, but Murphy’s clientele provides all the entertainment you need. Who’s there: Downtown bar-hoppers of all stripes, hardcore boozers, hipsters and happy hour business types. Murphy’s has gussied up its appearance in recent years, but it’s still a bare-bones drinking establishment, and that’s why we like it. Forget the bells and whistles—just give us attentive service and more-fair-than-most prices and we’ll gladly belly up any day of the week.

The Beerhive Pub 128 S. Main St., 801-364-4268,

This Main Street hotspot is all the buzz.

What you’re drinking: Epic’s Spiral Jetty or any number of craft microbrews from the extensive list What’s so special: The ice bar, literally a strip of ice that runs the length of the bar to keep your brew at the right temperature Who’s there: Downtowners and conventioneers who like it Old World style. One of the newer hotspots in downtown SLC, The Beerhive attracts a crowd ranging from hipster kids to Happy Hour suits.

Cheers to You 315 S. Main St., 801-575-6400, cheerstoyouslc.com

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Grab a stool at a bar that’s old-school.

What you’re drinking: Most likely cheap, yellow beer What’s so special: Red pleather, dim lighting and cheesy decorations make you feel instantly at home. Who’s there: Everyone who knows everyone else—lotsa locals with legitimate IDs—and, on Friday, karaoke fans. Cheers to You isn’t exactly fancy, and it’s no place you’d take a date, but if you want a homey, friendly spot to simply quaff a brew, it’s for you. Visit Salt Lake


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In-n-out burger At In-N-Out, we make every burger with 100% pure beef, hand-leafed lettuce, and vine-ripened tomatoes on a freshly baked bun. No microwaves, heat lamps or freezers. So come in and try a fresh, made-just-for you burger. Visit In-N-Out.com/locations to see our 9 Salt Lake City Area locations • (800) 786-1000

CAFFÉ MOLISE Caffé Molise features fresh Italian cuisine inspired by the Molise region of Italy. Enjoy dinner in our cozy dining rooms, choose a table on our delightful garden patio, or sit in the new BTG Wine Bar and sample wines from around the world. We are a liquor licensee and offer wine, beer, and cocktails. 55 West 100 South, SLC (801) 364-8833 • caffemolise.com • btgwinebar.com

Complimentary Bruschetta Appetizer with purchase of two entrées. Offer expires 2-28-16

THE GARDEN RESTAURANT Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, The Garden Restaurant has stunning views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake. The casual atmosphere, lovely garden surroundings and vibrant menu selection create a wonderful experience for any occasion. Try our signature Fried Pickles appetizer! Best of State 2014 - Casual American Cuisine 15 East South Temple, 10th Floor, SLC (801) 539-3572 • DiningAtTempleSquare.com

J. Wong’s Thai & Chinese BisTro J. Wong’s serves fresh and sophisticated Thai and Chinese cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. Located directly south of the Salt Palace, J. Wong’s serves dinner every day, lunch Monday-Saturday, with takeout and delivery available. Ideal for elegant business dining, from intimate client dinners to large presentations and corporate parties. Dining Award Winner 2010-2015 – Best Chinese 163 West 200 South, SLC (801) 350-0888 • jwongs.com

Lion House Pantry Located west of Temple Square next to the Beehive House, the Lion House Pantry downtown Salt Lake is surrounded by history. Enjoy exceptional home-style cooking as you dine in Brigham Young’s historic residence. Featuring authentic recipes that have been passed down through generations. Try our famous Lion House Rolls! Best of State 2014 - Informal American Cuisine 63 East South Temple, SLC (801) 539-3616 • DiningAtTempleSquare.com

NAUVOO CAFÉ The Nauvoo Café is the perfect downtown sandwich spot! Located in the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, come to the Nauvoo Café to experience hot-carved sandwiches, rich soups, fresh salads, homemade pot pies and fast service with a great view of the Main Street Plaza and Temple Square. 15 East South Temple, Lobby Level, SLC (801) 539-3548 • DiningAtTempleSquare.com

RODIZIO GRILL America’s First Brazilian Steakhouse Est. 1995. Rodizio Grill features a parade of three-foot grilled meat skewers, perfectly season and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Unlimited appetizers, gourmet salads and traditional homemade desserts make for an unforgettable dining experience! Private dining available, call restaurant for details. In Historic Trolley Square • 700 East 600 South, SLC (801) 220-0500 • rodiziogrill.com

THE ROOF RESTAURANT The Roof Restaurant is Utah’s premier gourmet dining buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. The menu includes exciting international cuisine that changes daily! Best of State 2014 - Fine Dining Buffet 15 East South Temple, 10th Floor, SLC (801) 539-1911 • DiningAtTempleSquare.com

Enjoy a complimentary house beverage with the purchase of an Adult Rodizio.

SPENCER’S FOR STEAKS AND CHOPS Experience the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse emphasizing the incredible food, world-class service and the perfect ambiance. The superior quality distinguishes Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops by serving only USDA Prime Steak. Now taking reservations at opentable.com. 255 South West Temple, SLC (801) 238-4748 • spencersforsteaksandchops.com

SquatterS Salt Lake’s original brewpub since 1989 features award-winning fresh brewed beers, eclectic daily specials and traditional pub favorites for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. With an urban garden patio and spectacular city views, Squatters is also a casual, fun option for large group reservations and private parties and events. Look for us in Park City and at the airport too. 147 West 300 South, SLC (801) 363-2739 • squatters.com


A legend in Park City since 1986, now you can enjoy the same delicious craft brews and pub fare at our new Sugar House location. Pouring both Wasatch and Squatters beers, the Wasatch Brew Pub promises to be a wickedly good time! Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Private event space, summer patio dining. Validated garage parking. 2110 South Highland Drive, SLC (801) 783-1127 • wasatchbeers.com

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Salt Lake Salt Lake’s cultural blend guarantees shopping opportunities for students, hipsters, families, athletes and teens. Clothes, antiques, books, outdoor gear, locallymade cheese, chocolate and whiskey are highlights of shopping Salt Lake. You just have to know where to look.

City Creek Center The New Top of main street

50 S. Main St., 801-521-2012, shopcitycreekcenter.com

When it opened in Spring 2012, it was heralded as nothing short of the renaissance of Salt Lake’s downtown. One thing is for sure, with more than 100 stores like Macy’s, Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Pandora, Brooks Brothers and Tiffany & Co., it is a shopper’s paradise. Steps away on State Street is Utah’s premier jeweler O.C. Tanner, and just below

the skywalk on Main Street, is revived Utah favorite the Chalk Garden Co-op. For the kids, hit the Disney Store and Go! Games and Toys. The City Creek area also boasts excellent restaurants, including the Cheesecake Factory, Texas de Brazil, Brio Tuscan Grille and local favorites Blue Lemon, Martine, Naked Fish and Caffé Molise. City Creek also brings a first-class grocery store, Harmons, offering everything from the basics to gourmet takeout and some of the city’s best fresh-baked breads. Visit Salt Lake


The Gateway

The Gateway More than a Mall

18 N. Rio Grande St., 801-456-2000, shopthegateway.com

Welcome to a mall that feels like small-town Main Street. Think wide walkways, friendly storefronts and sidewalk cafés. The Gateway offers the best of national stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, Sur La Table and Urban Outfitters, along with Utah-based stores. But The Gateway also serves as a public plaza. Families gather around the dancing fountain, a stone version of the 2002 Winter Olympics snowflake logo that shoots water jets synchronized to the Olympic theme music every half-hour. Next to the fountain is the Olympic Wall of Honor paying tribute to thousands of volunteers from the 2002 Olympics. Clark Planetarium features 10,000 square feet of stunning imagery in



the ATK 3D IMAX Theatre or Hansen Dome Theatre, and the Discovery Gateway children’s museum offers a wonderland of interactive educational exhibits for the whole family to enjoy. The beautiful and historic Union Pacific Depot, built in 1908, serves as the gateway to The Gateway, welcoming visitors to the city.

15th & 15th

Style and Substance 1500 East and 1500 South, onlyinsaltlake.com

This idyllic, tree-filled neighborhood may be smaller than its 9th and 9th counterpart, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in substance, playing home to an iconic bookstore, plus some of Salt Lake’s hottest restaurants, including the chic Paris Bistro, the cozy Fresco Italian Cafe and the first—though

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shopping Dining smaller—outpost of Mazza. And you know how they say you should never go to the grocery store hungry? It might be a good idea to sate your appetite before entering Caputo’s on 15th. The gourmet food store carries a dazzling array of imported and local cheeses, meats, chocolates and more. Dog lovers will find great gifts and practical gear and grooming next door at The Dog Show. If you’re more of a bookworm than a fashionista, head across the street to The King’s English Bookshop. The selection of works by local authors rub covers with national bestsellers and a great collection of children’s books. And don’t miss 15th Street Gallery, where you’ll find original artwork, framing and upscale home accessories.

9th & 9th

Pure Eclectricity 900 East and 900 South, 9thand9th.com

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An eclectic community of shops and restaurants in the midst of a quaint residential area, 9th and 9th is hip and urban. The area appeals to 20-somethings and 60-somethings alike, thanks to a variety of unique shops, services and restaurants. An ideal walking district, the 9th and 9th neighborhood is the perfect place

to while away an afternoon. Local fashionistas flock to Apt. 202 and Koo De Ker for stylish duds and chic accessories, including handmade jewelry by Salt Lake local Katie Waltman. You’ll find all the literary classics for wee ones at The Children’s Hour, along with shelves of dolls and stuffed animals, shoes and hip clothes for babies, children and women. Load up on funny, absurd and downright risqué cards and gifts at Cahoots. At Hip & Humble, stock up on cute clothing and tons of accessories. Zuriick makes and sells the

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Trolley Square

Old meets new at Salt Lake’s coolest mall Between 500 and 600 South at 700 East, 801-521-9877, trolleysquare.com

Salt Lake’s old trolley barns were remodeled as a shopping mall years ago, and a major revamp brought in Whole Foods market and Weller Book Works, Salt Lake’s iconic book store since 1929. While you’ll find high-end mall mainstays like Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma, you’ll also discover unique local boutiques like stationery store Tabula Rasa and the high-fashion eyewear outlet The Spectacle, as well as its sibling The Machine Age. Trolley also houses quirky gift shop Cabin Fever (a great spot for selfmocking Salt Lake gifts like Temple Square shot glasses) and brew pub Desert Edge at the Pub. If more holistic relaxation is your thing, check out Prana Yoga for classes and unique gear.



East Broadway The Hippest Strip

300 South (Broadway) between 200 and 400 East

With street parking and high density of stores, East Broadway offers hip, locally owned shops. At Jitterbug Antiques, Toys & Collectibles you can unearth a classic Lincoln Logs set, a multitude of model cars and Pez dispensers. Mid-century modern furniture fills The Green Ant. Retro Rose offers reasonably priced retro-cool clothes, furniture and curios. UTah Artists Hands

Tabula Rasa at Trolley Square

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hippest shoes for men and women. Enjoy the eye-candy of fine jewelry, and swanky gifts at Charlotte’s. The Stockist is a treasure trove of cool for men and women.

shopping Dining offers a spectrum of works from Utah’s best artists. Fice straddles the line between gallery and boutique, hosting art shows monthly. Red Queen has a fascinating collection of fine book art. Now & Again offers a curated selection of second-hand furniture and Antoinette’s specializes in antique jewelry. Fuel yourself at Este Pizzeria (try the Pink Pie). If happy hour is needed after a full day of shopping, you can hit both of Salt Lake’s hippest bars, Bar X and Copper Common or dueling piano bar The Tavernacle.

Sugar House

Shopping at its sweetest One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, this quirky area (named for the sugar beet) has been a favorite shopping area for generations. It’s the small shops that give Sugar House character—spots like Sugar House Coffee Co. with its dependably listenable live music. Home Again features a shifting selection of consignment décor. Traces Organic Garden is a unique combination of gift store, florist and gardening center. And if a meal is on the agenda, stop in Epic’s Annex for beer-paired food and a pint or stop in at chic Kimi’s for steak and oysters If you need a big-box fix, Old Navy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Michael’s and Nordstrom Rack are there, too.

Foothill Village SLC Shopping Central

1300 South Foothill Dr., 801-487-6670, foothillvillage.com

Shop it end to end: MacCool’s Public House is right next to Bella Forté boutique; farther down the sidewalk, find toys that teach from Tutoring Toy, and pick up some booties at Babinski’s Baby. Along the way, gift ideas abound at Three French Hens and Bloomingsales, which sells fresh flowers along with unusual trinkets. New Orientation features fine tabletops from the best European and American manufacturers, and Color Me Mine lets you design your own pottery and ceramics.

Gardner Village

Shopping for the whole family 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan, 801-566-8903, gardnervillage.com

Restored cabins, vintage houses and buildings and duck ponds nestled around historic

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Fice in the East Broadway district

Gardner Mill make for a charming shopping center. The old flour mill, on the National Historic Register, is home to Archibald’s Restaurant and CF Home. Georgell Doll Shop sells collectibles, including Marie Osmond Dolls, while Camera Shy’s family portraits will leave you breathless. Kids will love Storybook Nook’s games and books. Chocolate Covered Wagon has all the old-fashioned treats you can think of, from caramel apples to fresh cream and butter fudge.

Fashion Place A Mall to Love

6191 South State St., Murray, 801-262-9447, fashionplace.com

Along with Dillard’s, the storied Macy’s also anchors the mall with Nordstrom, the city’s largest high fashion emporium. But there’s still room for small yet high-style boutiques like Miche and big-name shops like H&M and Crate & Barrel, Sephora and J. Crew, eateries like Cheesecake Factory and Brio Tuscan Grille, and both V Chocolates and Godiva. Visit Salt Lake



Chalk Garden Co-op

Uniquely Salt Lake Top shops

Visitors to SLC will find shops that are unique to Utah and defined by their owners’ personality. Chalk Garden Co-op

The Chalk Garden is a chic shop tucked into an architecturally significant downtown building. The co-op—which also features a boutique outpost of Lunatic Fringe and Park City vintage staple, the Lanny Barnard Gallery—delivers with an impressively stocked shoe department, gorgeous artisan jewelry and contemporary fashion for women and men alike. 74 S. Main St., 801-364-4032, chalkgardenco-op.com

UTah Artist Hands

Take home a work of art created in Utah. Artists Hands owner Pam O’Mara showcases the work of local artists in oil paintings and watercolors, as well as mixed media



sculpture, photography, leather and papier mâché works, ceramics, unique jewelry at reasonable prices and fiber arts. 163 E. Broadway (300 South), 801-355-0206, utahands.com

Signed & Numbered

Local artist Leia Bell started out designing striking prints and posters for rock bands, and is now a well-known graphic artist. Signed & Numbered features her work as well as the work of other, mostly local, artists. This unique print and poster gallery also offers custom framing made in-house by hand, using water-based finishes on “cutoffs” from lumber stores or reclaimed wood. 2320 S West Temple, 801- 596-2093

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Over 35 years, bibliophiles Betsy Burton, Ann Berman and Barbara Hoagland created a space where books are discussed and cherished and authors honored. In a digital age, King’s English offers room after rambling room of print on paper—not just bestsellers but also autographed books, books by local authors and a complete children’s section. This is an oldfashioned bookstore that encourages browsing. 1511 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9100, kingsenglish.com

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his expertise on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. His store contains a mesmerizing collection of historic maps and prints, stacks of classic and rare books and vintage postcards. 268 S. 200 East, 801-521-3819, kensanders.com

O.C. Tanner Jewelers

The architectural gem that houses Obert Clark Tanner’s flagship store was originally the city library, built in 1905. The company renovated the building, putting $24 million into a home for the presentation of sparkling jewels (think Roberto Coin and Penny Preville) and fine watches. 15 S. State St., 801-532-3222, octannerjewelers.com

Sundance is synonymous with Utah, thanks to the Kid himself, Robert Redford. Subtly western-style clothes, furnishings and artisanal jewelry that have made the Sundance Catalog a fashion icon are available here in a retail setting, at considerably lower prices. 2201 Highland Dr., 801-487-3400, sundancecatalog.com

Children’s Hour

From the name, you might expect charming melange of exquisite children’s clothes, books and toys, but the curated collection of women’s fashion (including great shoes), jewelry, accessories and a selection of unusual books and gifts may come as a surprise. 898 S. 900 East, 801-3594150, childrenshourbookstore.com

Ken Sanders Rare Books

The real treasure here is Ken himself, a walking—and talking—compendium of knowledge, trivia, myth and history about books in general and his native state in particular. You may have seen Utah’s bearded sage sharing

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Apartment 202

Ashley Rothwell-Campagna is passionate about styling her customers and stocks her store with everything that’s on trend. Women intimidated by style, in particular, will find support and a selection of clothes that Rothwell-Campagna describes as “classic, wearable with an edge.” 955 E. 900 South, 801-355-0228, apt202boutique.com

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Utah Woolen Mills

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Founded in 1905, this family owned business once made men’s and women’s clothing, military uniforms, letter jackets and even blankets. Now it is a unique source for locally designed fine, custom-tailored clothes for men and women. 59 W. South Temple, 801-364-1851, utahwoolenmills.com Visit Salt Lake


shopping C.G. Sparks

You can spend hours in this global treasure trove, a multi-cultural collection of imported and handmade furniture and housewares arranged beguilingly in a big warehouse. Find overdyed Persian rugs, carved Indonesian gods, Indian textiles, tables made of reclaimed wood and metal, antique and new combined with a 21st century sensibility. They call it “furniture with soul.” 454 S. 500 West,

Steampunk Spectacle

801-519-6900, cgsparks.com

Ward & Child— The Garden Store

Behind those ivy-covered walls lies a wonderland of garden accessories, furniture and household objets d’art— baskets, birdbaths, planters and fountains. Come browse, indoors and out; besides the showroom, the gardens in back are filled with treasures. 678 S. 700 East, 801-595-6622

The Spectacle and Ward & Child — The Garden Store

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This shop sells eyeglass frames and has even sold glasses to the spectacle king, Elton John, and created eyewear for the film Bladerunner. He also creates steampunk lamps, rayguns and other objects from found materials in The Machine Age, downstairs from his eyeglass shop. 456 Trolley Square, 801-359-2020. thespectacle.com


The hippest collection of shoes in town, carefully crafted and globally stylish, for men and women. Everything from canvas slip-ons to handstitched boots are here—in styles that are more Portland than SLC. But perhaps the most surprising thing about this footwear is the very reasonable prices. 875 E. 900 South, 801-4002557, zuriick.myshopify.com

A gorgeous gallery showcasing the best in modern Western art–from fine art like paintings and sculpture to traditional arts like jewelry and baskets. 177 E. 200 South, 801-355-3383, modernwestfineart.com



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Park City Start your day in Utah’s world-famous mountain town by picking up a chocolate or ham and cheese croissant and cup of coffee at Park City’s premier bakery and cafe, Windy Ridge (1250 Iron Horse Dr., 435-647-2906, windyridgebakery.com).

Choose house-made quiche for something heartier and don’t forget to pick up a pan of the fantastic ready-made lasagna for supper. After fueling up, grab your helmet, bike shorts and water bottle and head to Deer Valley (2250 Deer Valley Dr., 435-649-1000, deervalley.



com) for lift-served mountain biking. Crisscrossing the resort are more than 60 miles of trails for every level of rider. Use Deer Valley’s trail system to connect to other popular trails like Tour des Suds, the Wasatch Crest Trail and the Mid-Mountain Trail. Park City’s Rail Trail, extending 30 miles from the Prospector neighborhood to Echo Junction, is a better choice for families with small children. Rent bikes and get trail info at Deer Valley or White Pine Touring (1790 Bonanza Dr., 435-6498710, whitepinetouring.com).

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Spend a day (or two) exploring these destinations, each within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake.

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The Real Jurassic Park Dinosaur National Monument is home to the largest quarry of Jurassic period dinosaur bones ever discovered. Though the monument’s headquarters is in Dinosaur, Colo. www.nps.gov/dino/, the fossils—more than 2,000—are all in Utah. The welcome

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center is just off Hwy. 40 in Jensen, 435-789-6932, dinoland.com.

For lunch, enjoy the mountain views at Deer Valley’s Royal Street Café. Or head to Redstone Center and enjoy a great hot dog at Sushi Blue (1571 Redstone Center Dr., 435-575-4272, sushiblueparkcity.com). The all-beef wiener is covered with bacon and kimchi. Besides the Asian fusion dishes, there is a full sushi menu. In the afternoon, visit the Park City Museum (528 Main St., 435-649-7457, parkcityhistory. org), which includes the original territorial jail and a motherlode of cool, interactive exhibits illustrating Park City’s notorious mining history. Then head out to the Utah Olympic Park (3419 Olympic Pkwy., 435-658-4200, utaholympiclegacy.com) for adventure activities and 2002 Olympic museums. Return to Main Street in the late afternoon for a little shopping, gallery hopping and an icy whiskey sour on the patio at the High West Distillery (703 Park Ave., 435-649-8300, highwest.com), where you can also take a look at Utah’s first legal still since prohibition and buy a bottle of their award-winning Rendezvous Rye or historic mountain-made Valley Tan oat whiskey as a souvenir. For dinner, Talisker on Main (515 Main St., 801-658-5479, taliskeronmain.com) or Silver (508 Main St., 435-940-1000, silverrestaurant.com) provide the kind of rustic glamor beloved by the Hollywood types who flock here for the Sundance Film Festival (sundance.org). If it’s Wednesday, grab a picnic dinner and bottle of wine and head back to Deer Valley for the free evening concert series (mountaintownmusic. org), 6 to 8 p.m. from June through August. The Utah Symphony also plays at Deer Valley during the summer months (utahsymphony.org). For a romantic dinner for two, choose Chimayo (368 Main St., 435-649-6222, chimayorestaurant.com) or 350 Main (350 Main St., 435-649-3140, 350main.com.) The Wasatch Brew Pub (250 Main St., 435-649-0900, wasatchbeers.com) offers a solid menu and boisterous atmosphere appealing to families.

Heber For any expedition into the spectacular Uinta Mountain Wilderness area, the town of Heber is the place to pick up food, sunscreen, maps or a shady hat. You can even rent an all-terrain vehicle at Uinta Recreation (1470 S. Highway 40, 801-613-0288, uintarecreation.com). For a taste of what built the American West, take a trip down the twisting Provo Canyon on the Heber Creeper, an authentic, smoke-belching locomotive operated by the Heber Valley Railroad (450 S. 600 West, 435-654-5601, hebervalleyrr.org).

You probably didn’t come to Utah to bowl a few frames, but you might want to hit Holiday Lanes (565 N. Main St., 435-654-0372, gohebervalley.com) all the same. This iconic 1950s bowling alley has one of Utah’s best-kept secrets—a killer, no-frills grilled-cheese sandwich. For gelato or a BLT, stop at the family owned Spin Cafe (220 N. Main St., 801-654-0251, spincafe.net).

Midway On the last weekend in August, this town settled by Swiss pioneers celebrates Swiss Days in the Town Square. If golfing is your idea of outdoor adventure, try the high-altitude links at Wasatch Mountain State Park (975 West

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Kamas If hiking, rock scrambling or mountain biking is your goal, get a hearty jump-off breakfast at Gateway Grill (215 S. Main St., 435-783-2867, gatewaygrille.com) where you can pig out on the port wine-and-apple sauced pork chop. If it’s lunchtime when you reach Utah’s gateway to State Route 150, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, grab a burger at Hi Mountain Drug. Salt Lake magazine found it to be the flat-out best in the state (40 N. Main, 435-783-4466). A few miles up the scenic byway, pay a small user fee at a booth before you wind 42 miles through the Uinta Mountains and its hundreds of lakes and trout streams. Get trail information and


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maps at the Kamas Ranger District office (50 E. Center, 435-783-4338). You’ll be on the edge of the 456,705 acres High Uintas Wilderness, a spectacular area with hundreds of glacierformed lakes and Utah’s highest mountain at 13,528 feet, King’s Peak. On your way home, it might blow your mind to find an authentic 1930s diner in the middle of Utah’s ranching country. Road Island Diner (981 West Weber Canyon Rd., 435-783-3466, roadislanddiner.com) still offers excellent road-trip grub.

The Great Salt Lake The best way to experience the Great Salt Lake is at Antelope Island State Park (4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse, 801-773-2941, stateparks.utah. gov). To reach the island, drive north on I-15

to exit 332. Follow the signs to the causeway. Besides the amazing views and a restored cattle ranch, you’ll find bison, raptors, coyotes, chukars and antelope. Winter and spring are great times to enjoy the stark beauty of the lake. The quickest way is a drive to the marina at Great Salt Lake State Park (16 miles west of Salt Lake City on Interstate 80, exit 104, 801-250-1898, stateparks.utah.gov). On the way you’ll see the historic Saltair, an all-ages concert venue that was once a resort known as the Coney Island of the West. Before you head out, start with breakfast at Sill’s Café (335 E. Gentile St., Layton, 801-544-7438). Specialties at this greasy spoon include scones (resembling Indian fry bread) with honey butter and breakfast items, all with the option to be served with S.O.S.—a spicy, brown gravy with bits of hamburger. Everybody knows Utah is one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, but you may not know it’s also home to world-renowned

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wasatch), rated highly by Golf Digest. Blue Boar Inn has an award-winning brunch (1235 Warm Springs Rd., 435-654-1000, theblueboarinn.com). For dinner you’ll want to check out Simon’s Grill at the Homestead (700 N. Homestead Dr., 888-327-7220, homesteadresort.com) where the fare is hearty but refined, including delights such as salmon in a morel cream. Come Labor Day weekend, canine lovers won’t want to miss the Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Classic, where the nation’s best herding dogs compete.

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Historic 25th Street, Ogden

contemporary art. On the northern arm of the Great Salt Lake lies landart pioneer Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (45-minute drive south of Golden Spike National Monument, about 32 miles west of Brigham City, spiraljetty.org). Made of black basalt rock, the 1,500-foot sculpture unwinds into the lake at Rozel Point. In the desert west of the Spiral Jetty you can visit artist Nancy Holt’s equally impressive Sun Tunnels (about 200 miles northwest of Salt Lake City, near the ghost town of Lucin), an installation of concrete culverts that track the winter and summer solstice. The works are remote, so check the weather and pack plenty of water and food before making either trip. The Spiral Jetty is periodically submerged; you can check its status at the Great Salt Lake Institute (801-832-2308, westminstercollege.edu/great_salt_lake_institute.)

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Ogden Utah’s earliest pioneer settlement, Ogden served as a railway hub through much of its history. If you’re curious as to why, visit the place the connecting rails of the Transcontinental Railroad were laid at Golden Spike National Monument (nps.gov/gosp). In recent years, this crossroads of the West has refashioned itself into a base camp for

mountain adventure. Ogden has developed a sophisticated dining scene, including the Sonora Grill (2310 Kiesel Ave., 801-393-1999, thesonoragrill.com) offering creative Mexican cuisine. Slackwater Pub & Pizzeria (1895 Washington Blvd., 801-399-0637, slackwaterpizzeria.com)

offers riverside dining, including artisan-style pizza, a vast selection of beers and wine, all with live music. For a memorable dinner, there’s Hearth on 25th (195 Historic 25th St., 801399-0088, hearth25.com), selected best restaurant in Northern Utah by Salt Lake magazine. Railroad buffs won’t want to miss the Utah Railroad Museum (2501 Wall Avenue, 801-393-9886, theunionstation.org). An excellent way to visit this city of transportation history—while taking in the panorama of the Wasatch Front—is to hop on the FrontRunner train (801-743-3882, rideuta.com) that links Salt Lake and Ogden.

Provo Provo used to be known mainly for being the home of the nation’s most “stone-sober college” Brigham Young University. But in the last decade, much has changed in Salt Lake’ rival only 30 miles to the south. Provo’s alt-music scene has superceded the capital city’s. Duck into all-ages Velour, (135 N. University Visit Salt Lake


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Tree Room

Now, it’s decision time: Pack some water and a picnic lunch at the Sundance Deli and hike Mt. Timpanogos through meadows of wildflowers? Or explore the marvels of Timpanogos Cave National Monument (801-756-5238, nps.gov/tica/)? Or hire a fly fishing guide (Sundance Mountain Outfitters, 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, 801-234-8999, sundanceresort.com),

Ave., 801-818-2263, velourlive.com). And several signifcant restaurants have emerged, including Communal, (102 N. University Ave., 801-373-8000, communalrestaurant.com) and Black Sheep Cafe, (19 N. University Ave., 801-607-2485, blacksheepcafe.com.) If art’s your thing, don’t miss BYU’s Museum of Art that has some of the most forward-leaning exhibits in the state (500 Campus Dr., 801-422-8287, moa.byu.edu.)

Sundance/Timpanogos South of Salt Lake City in Provo Canyon, Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort (8841 N. Alpine Loop Road., 866-932-2295, sundanceresort.com)

offers fine restaurants including the Foundry Grill for a hearty breakfast (Joe’s Special or the housemade granola are particularly satisfying) with a side of Sundance Resort views.

Wild Blue Yonder Hill Aerospace Museum is one of the world’s most extensive and meticulously kept flight museums, complete with a research library and restoration shops that have preserved more than 90 airplanes and helicopters from around the globe. Classics include the mammoth B-17, B-29 and B-52 bombers, an SR-71C Blackbird, the homely A-10 Thunderbolt, a Soviet MiG 17 and a shark-toothed P-40 Warhawk, along with displays of the munitions they hauled aloft. Take exit 338 off I-15 in Roy, 801-777-6868, hill.af.mil.



and head to the renowned Provo River? Sundance’s Art Shack offers two hour-long, reserved art classes every day, including jewelry-making, wheel-thrown pottery, painting and photography. The Art Shack also offers classes for kids. In the afternoon, make a beeline to Sundance’s Native American-inspired spa (especially if you hiked Timpanogos), a serene yet cozy space where expert aestheticians rub away any residual stress you didn’t get rid of on the trail, in the river or at the Art Shack. (The spa is a short distance from the base area; hike up or take a free shuttle.)

Be sure to leave time to hit the Owl Bar before dinner. (And after, if you like.) This cozy speakeasy features a bar moved to Sundance from Thermopolis, Wyo. The restored 1890s bar is the original Rosewood Bar once frequented by Butch Cassidy’s Hole-in-theWall Gang. Local and regional bands heat up the scene here on the weekends. End your day with a stellar meal at the Tree Room, recipient of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond award and the Wine Spectator award. The food is creative and locally inspired (wild game is the menu star), and the atmosphere is romantic, with candlelight accenting the Native American art from Redford’s collection.

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Gateway to Adventure A visit to Utah isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the transformative power of its natural beauty. Whether you fancy the mountains, the desert or both, Utah gives you access to adventure’s extremes or comfortably spectacular middle. Hit the road for seven unique national parks within a day’s drive of Salt Lake City. 82


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The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Utah’s ‘Mighty five’ National Parks

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Bryce Canyon

Zion National Park

Zion National Park (5-hour drive) From the top of the towering West Temple plateau to the banks of the Virgin River, the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park (nps.gov/zion, 435-772-3256) provide sanctuary to life found there. Whether gazing up or looking down, the quiet grandeur of Zion is rejuvenating. Visitors can traverse the high country like desert bighorn sheep, ascend cliffs like peregrine falcons or browse the valley floor like mule deer. A shuttle bus provides access to the main canyon in the summer, while Kolob Canyon to the west and Zion’s east side remain open to traffic year round. Rough it in Watchman or South campground (reserveamerica. com, 877-444-6777) or stay at historic Zion Lodge

in the unique hoodoos and natural rock amphitheaters. Various vantage points are accessible by car, shuttle bus or foot, ensuring views of the stunning sunrises and sunsets. The glowing red color masks the winter temperatures that allowed ice to sculpt the rock into the unworldly shapes. Mountain mixes with desert, keeping nights crisp at this highelevation park. Brave the chill, and you’ll be rewarded with one of the starriest night skies in the world. Stay warm by a campsite fire (reserveamerica.com, 877-444-6777) or at the cozy Ruby’s Inn (26 S. Main, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764, rubysinn.com, 866-866-6616). Canyonlands National Park

(zionlodge.com, 435-772-7700).

Bryce Canyon National Park (5-hour drive) The distinct world of Bryce Canyon National Park (nps.gov/brca, 435-834-5322) is featured Visit Salt Lake


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Yellowstone National Park

Arches National Park (4-hour drive)

Capitol Reef National Park

Arches National Park (nps.gov/arch, 435-719-2299) is a visual delight that boasts the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Sweeping vista views of delicate arches, fins and spires team up with the fragile soil to give the park its unique appearance. The elegance of Arches can be explored at Devils Garden, Balanced Rock and Utah’s iconic Delicate Arch. Arrange tours for the Fiery Furnace at the visitor center. Experience this secluded desert in Devils Garden campground (reserveamerica. com, 877-444-6777) or stay just minutes away in Moab (discovermoab.com, 800-635-6622).

(4-hour drive)

Canyonlands National Park (4-hour drive) Canyonlands National Park (nps.gov/cany, 435-719-2313) is primitive and elemental with

Arches National Park (above), hiking at the Narrows in Zion National Park.


natural puzzles of canyons, cliffs and mesas divided by the rushing Colorado and Green Rivers. The mosaic of color, form and curve brings vivacity to the maze-like landscapes, while petroglyphs show vital signs from past human civilizations. The Island in the Sky district provides a bird’s eye-view of the canyon labyrinth, while the Needles district takes you into its depths. Snag a first-come, first-serve campsite in either district or return to civilization in Moab (discovermoab.com, 800-635-6622) or Monticello (monticelloutah.org, 435-459-9700).


Texture defines Capitol Reef National Park (nps.gov/care, 435-425-3791) with domes and gorges hidden in the wrinkled bulges of the Waterpocket Fold. The natural beauties and historic pioneer settlements within its borders are still maintained much as they have been for the last 100 years. It’s easy to lose track of time in this timeless place. Linger under the shady mature trees of Fruita campground or mosey 11 miles west to modern lodging available in Torrey (torreyutah.com).

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Capitol Reef National Park (above), Grand Canyon National Park (left), Subway hike in Zion National Park (below).

Grand Canyon National Park (8-hour drive) The unimaginable power of geologic forces on display at Grand Canyon National Park (nps. gov/grca, 928- 638-7888) will inspire deep reflection fitting for one of the world’s natural wonders. Admire the awe-inspiring views from the North and South Rims or test your mettle and endurance by zigzagging down to Phantom Ranch (grandcanyonlodges.com) and watch the waters of the Colorado River flow 5,000 vertical feet below the canyon rim. A land of extremes, the summer heat and winter cold of the canyon require adequate preparation and respect. Rest your shaky legs in the multiple lodges and campgrounds around the North Rim (grandcanyonlodgenorth.com, 877-386-4383) or the South Rim (grandcanyonlodges.com, 888.297.2757).

Yellowstone National Park (6-hour drive) America’s iconic National Park, Yellowstone National Park (nps.gov/yell, 307-344-7381) exhibits the best of America’s Rocky Mountain West.

Heading north from Utah, desert canyons transform into lush river valleys where bison and grizzly bears still roam. The dazzling power of water is on full display from the roaring of Yellowstone Falls to the bubbling clusters of hot springs and spurting geysers. The best options to stay and play are found inside the park (yellowstonenationalparklodges. com, 866-439-7375). The same ticket provides entry to the jagged peaks of Grand Teton National Park (nps.gov/grte) south of Yellowstone, and well worth the detour. Visit Salt Lake


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Central Utah

Boulder, Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante Breathtaking sheer rock cliffs, plunging waterfalls, other-worldly rock formations and stone the color of sunset characterize the landscape in this remote section of Utah. South-central Utah is by many measures one of the state’s richest and most appealing destination areas. The main attraction, Capitol Reef National Park (nps.gov/care), is dominated by the Waterpocket Fold, a hundred-mile

bulge in the earth filled with gorges and domes ripe for exploration. Capitol Reef is higher than Zion or Arches, making it 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the summer. You can also pick fruit in season at the orchards in Fruita,

Lower Calf Creek Falls, Escalante


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The Wave, Grand Escalante Staircase (below), Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park (left).

a historic pioneer settlement just inside the park, where the National Park Service maintains fruit trees in much the same way as 100 years ago. Eleven miles west of Capitol Reef is Torrey, a cottonwoodlined little town big on personality. Check the local social and cultural pulse with a visit to The Robber’s Roost Bookstore (185 W. Main St., 435-425-3265, robbersroostbooks. com). The store itself is a nice, quiet spot to sip an espresso while browsing the thoughtful selection of Western literature. Robber’s Roost is also home to the Colorado Plateau-protecting Entrada Institute (entradainstitute.org) and a local farmer’s market, held Saturday at 4 p.m., from May through October. Have tapas or dinner on the patio nearby at the seasonal Café Diablo (599 W. Main St., 435-425-3070, cafediablo.net), open from April-October serving classics with a Southwest twist like rattlesnake cakes and pumpkin seed trout. Stay nearby at the Pine Shadows Cabins (195 W. 125 South, Teasdale, 435-425-3939, pineshadowcabins.net) or Muley Twist Inn (249 W. 125 South, Bicknell, 435-425-3640, muleytwistinn.com).

Utah’s biggest national monument, the 1.7 million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante, covers most of Central Utah. One of the most remote regions in the lower 48 states, this was the last area of the continental United States to be mapped. The Grand Staircase’s terraced mountains are best appreciated by hiking the Hole-in-the-Rock canyon or Burr Trail. All but the smallest children get a kick out of Lower Calf Creek Falls, an easy six-mile hike leading past beaver ponds to a 126-foot waterfall.

Taste of Heaven

Hell’s Backbone Grill

Foodies flock to Hell’s Backbone Grill (No. 20 North Highway 12, Boulder, 435-335-7464, hellsbackbonegrill.com), just up the road from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Regional cuisine is gathered from the restaurant’s organic farm. The restaurateurs—Jen Castle and Blake Spalding—keep bees for honey and tend more than 50 hens for eggs. Try the cream of jalapeño soup, chocolate-chili cream pots, heavenly lemon chiffon cake and the organic wine list.

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Southeast Utah

Moab, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Dead Horse point State Park Wind and water are responsible for the canyons, spires, arroyos and natural amphitheaters found throughout this harshly beautiful landscape, but stunning scenery is just the beginning. Friendly diners, independent bookstores, fine cuisine and unique art are just a few of the treasures hidden in Utah’s southerly quadrants. Proof of the mellow vibe in Moab, Southern Utah’s hippest city, is the density of coffee shops here. There is likely one espresso machine for every year-round resident in this hip, eclectic area. Along with caffeine, the surrounding red rock desert and mighty Colorado River are the main fuels for Moab’s adrenaline-junkie mindset. Mountain bikers pedal gnarly mountain bike routes including the Porcupine Rim, Slickrock Trail, Portal Trail and Poison Spider Mesa. (Moab Cyclery, 391 S. Main St., 800-559-1978, moabcyclery.com) Rock climbers are drawn like flies to the area’s big

Desolation Canyon



walls. (For an easy-access glimpse, check out Wall Street, a crag right on the Potash Road located just north of town. Bring a few beers and a lawn chair, and watch climbers dangle off 500-foot sandstone cliff faces.) And river rats revel in the Colorado River’s Cataract Canyon and nearby Green River’s Desolation Canyon. (Adrift Adventures, 378 N. Main St., 435-259-8594, adrift.net)

Don’t be intimidated by Moab’s extremeathlete gestalt. Resident pros peacefully coexist with families from around the world who descend on Moab every summer to soak up the area’s stunning sights. Arches National Park (N. Highway 191, 435-719-2299, nps.gov/arch) is home to the world’s densest concentration of natural arches, including Delicate Arch, Devil’s Garden and the Fiery Furnace. Less than an hour’s drive will put you atop the mythical Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park (Hwy. 313, 435-719-2313, nps.gov/cany) that makes you feel as if you are on top of the world. The views from the island encompass thousands of square miles of colorful canyons, mesas and buttes. The great scenery, however, doesn’t end with the National Parks. Dead Horse Point State Park is a short drive from Moab (northwest of Moab on U.S. 191 and then 23 miles southwest on Utah 313, 435-259-2614, stateparks.utah.gov) and offers visitors

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Riding the Amasa Back Trail, Moab (left), the Eklectica Cafe in Moab (below).

amazing views as the Colorado River snakes and curves 2,000 feet below. After a day spent hiking, head back into Moab for a little taste of local culture. The Museum of Moab (118 E. Center St., 435-2597985, moabmuseum.org) offers information about the area’s dino finds, geology, pioneer history and what life was like before Brigham Young declared Utah “The Place.” One of Moab’s best bookstores takes its moniker from Edward Abbey’s Southern Utah tome, The Monkey Wrench Gang. Recently combined with the sister bookstore Arches Book Company, Back of Beyond Books (83 N. Main St., 435-259-5154, backofbeyondbooks. com) stocks a thoughtful selection of titles

spanning natural history, environmental literature, guidebooks and maps, as well as a vast selection of local authors’ titles and finds for collectors. Tasty food is available for the discerning palate in Moab. The house-made granola is amazing at the Red Rock Bakery & Net Café (74 S. Main St., 435-259-5941), which also serves homemade bagels, muffins, pastries and, of course, coffee. Fresh, organic cuisine is served for breakfast and lunch at the funky Eklectica Café (352 N. Main St., 435-259-6896). For a postride/hike gut bomb, head to Milt’s Stop & Eat (356 Mil Creek Dr., 435-259-7424, miltsstopandeat.com),

where people flock from miles around for burgers, fries and shakes.

Wine Tasting, Here? Southern Utah may seem like the last place you’d find a winery, but along the banks of the Colorado River just outside of Moab you’ll find the Red Cliffs Lodge & Castle Creek Winery (Milepost 14, Highway 128, 435-2592002, redcliffslodge.com). More than

6,000 gallons of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay wines are produced here every year. Sit on the lodge’s back patio, overlooking the river and surrounding red rock cliffs, while sipping a glass of

the winery’s award-winning White Riesling or Outlaw Red. (Tasting room is open noon to 6:30 p.m.) The property also features a meticulously maintained area film history museum on its lower level. Definitely worth a visit.

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Southwest Utah

Cedar City, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, St. George and Mesquite The magnificent formations in Zion National Park inspired names like Great White Throne, and Bryce’s “hoodoos” look like science fiction. But civilized attractions abound in St. George—full of golf courses and restaurants—and the gambling mecca of Mesquite just over the border in Nevada. Snowbirds, sightseers, students and duffers make up the lion’s share of Southwest Utah’s growing visitor demographic. St. George (visitstgeorge.com), once just a pit stop between Salt Lake and Las Vegas, is now Southern Utah’s largest city, with one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. And after one visit, you’ll see why. Within about a 150-mile radius you can access two national parks and one national monument, a ski area, shopping, dining and galleries, nationally renowned golf courses and spas and—just over the state line in Nevada—gambling.

Cedar City’s Tony Award-winning Shakespearean Festival (right) and the brilliant colors of Zion National Park (above) are summer highlights in southwest Utah.



On foot is the best way to experience Bryce Canyon National Park (located 24 miles south of Panguitch). Fifty miles of trails bisect this relatively small national park, including the easy Rim Trail, the lesser traveled Swamp Canyon Trail and the eight-mile, get-your-heart-pumping Fairyland Loop. For a more sedate exposure to Bryce, take a guided horseback ride or helicopter ride.

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Hiking the Narrows For an unparalleled Zion National Park experience, trek the Zion Narrows, the most popular hike in the park. The trail is a thrilling slog up the Virgin River. Casual hikers wade through the river from

the visitor center at the bottom of the Narrows. The more serious park a shuttle car at the top (Chamberlain’s Ranch) and hike 16 miles down the spectacular canyon, with sheer walls, grottos, hanging

The red spires, both large and small, you’ll see throughout the park are known as “hoodoos” and are formed when ice and water wear away the weak limestone, leaving the red rock behind. Prototypical Western lodge Ruby’s Inn

gardens and natural springs. (If you’re planning to spend the night at one of the 12 campsites in the Narrows, you’ll need to get a permit 24 hours in advance at the visitor center (nps.gov/zion)

Entrada Golf Club, St. George

(26 S. Main St., Bryce Canyon City, 435-834-5341, rubysinn.com) is the closest lodging to the canyon, and for families the best choice. Or go on to nearby Cedar City (80 miles from Bryce Canyon). Quaint shops and galleries line the shady Main Street here. Outstanding lift-served mountain biking is available at nearby Brian Head Resort (329 S. Highway 143, 866-930-1010, brianhead.com). Cedar Breaks National Monument, an amphitheater of red rock formations similar to Bryce Canyon, is located just 23 miles from Cedar City. Or—surprise!—submerge yourself in the performing arts. Cedar City’s Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival (435-586-7878, bard.org) runs June 25 through Oct. 31. This season’s plays include The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, as well as South Pacific and Charley’s Aunt. Just south of I-15 from Cedar City is the granddaddy of Utah national parks, Zion National Park. Zion’s soaring towers and monoliths offer a quiet grandeur. Access the park at its northern, lesser-used Kolob Canyon entrance or drive farther along I-15 to Springdale (ranked one of the “20 Prettiest Towns in the U.S.” by Forbes Traveler magazine in 2008 and home to many good restaurants), where you can catch the Zion Canyon Shuttle. Park at any of the shuttle stops in Springdale and hop aboard to enjoy what is now the best way to see the park by vehicle (nps.gov/zion). St. George (sgcity.org) is an hour south of Springdale. Here you’ll find the nationally

famous Red Mountain Spa (1275 E. Red Mountain Circle, Ivins, 435-673-4905, redmountainresort.com),

outlet shopping, restaurants and a dozen golf courses. The lightly used Snow Canyon State Park, located just off the road between St. George and Kayenta, is a day-hiker’s paradise. Check out the steep but short Cinder Cone trail, leading to the cinder cone responsible for the lava flow covering much of the park. Or try the Whiterocks Trail, offering stunning views as it hugs the edge of the canyon. From St. George, follow the freeway 40 miles farther south through the Virgin River Gorge (a popular rock climbing destination) to Mesquite, a small, honky tonkish Nevada desert oasis with Vegas-like casinos and lots of golf courses. Visit Salt Lake



Feel At Home and Stay at a

Bed & Breakfast

Historic mansions and homes are among the most memorable places to stay in Salt Lake. From rustic character to refined elegance, these classic B&Bs are reminders of a simpler time, yet provide sophisticated comforts. Explore—and relax—at any one of these historic-meets-modern bed and breakfasts while you’re in Salt Lake. Armstrong Mansion

After touring downtown Salt Lake’s sights, rest is tucked close by at Armstrong Mansion (667 E. 100 South, 800-531-1333, armstrongmansion.com) on the city’s grand old avenue. The Queen Anne house was completed in 1893 to fulfill a wedding promise from Francis Armstrong, two-time mayor of Salt Lake City, to his bride, Isabel. It was one of the first houses in the city with running water. After decades of benign



neglect, the mansion was restored to its original Victorian glory in the 1990’s, with the help of Armstrong descendants and family documents. Now each of its 12 bedrooms is decorated to evoke a different month of the year

Inn on the Hill

Just down the hill from Utah’s Capitol Building, Inn on the Hill (225 N. State St., 801-328-1466, inn-on-the-hill.com) has become the classic Utah bed and breakfast. Its 13 rooms Inn on the Hill are themed to celebrate Utah’s iconic landmarks, including Arches, Escalante, Sundance and Zion. The different patterns, colors and textures of Utah’s natural landscapes are incorporated in the red-vein black stone, travertine tile, marble vanities and hardwood floors found throughout. Continental and hot breakfasts are available to accommodate guests hitting trails early or those just enjoying city life. And don’t forget the view. Whether gazing north to the Capitol Building, south to the city, west to the lake or east to the mountains, this inn encompasses everything Utah.


The Swiss Family Robinson room at Anniversary Inn (right) and guest accommodations at Haxton Manor (below) and Armstrong Mansion (below right).

Haxton Manor

English charm characterizes Haxton Manor (943 E. South Temple, 877-930-4646, haxtonmanor. com), just minutes away from downtown.

Enjoy room service or breakfast in bed while lounging on luxurious fabrics in seven rooms reminiscent of medieval England. Stay in the Cambridge, Sussex, Windsor or Hampton rooms, or surround yourself with the ambience of a traditional English library in the Bristol suite. Natural color palettes and decor resemble the subtle impression of an old countryside castle. The charm would not be complete without the manor’s traditional Boar’s Head Pub Room. The pub has no liquor license, but guests are welcome to bring beverages.

Anniversary Inn

Whether it’s off to a new place in the world or the imagination, Anniversary Inn (678 E. South Temple and 460 S. 1000 East, 800-324-4152, anniversaryinn.com)—in two Salt Lake locations—takes

you there. At the second location on the hill east of downtown, 36 designed rooms open the door to real and imaginary destinations. Travel to Venice, Egypt, Cape Cod, Hawaii or Tuscany, or try living out classic novels by staying in the Phantom of the Opera’s chamber, The Swiss Family Robinson’s tree house or a meadow scene from Twilight. If you can’t decide, the inn offers a sneak peek into rooms

with 30 minute tours, 1–3 p.m. daily. Whether it’s romance, adventure or something in between, another room is always waiting to be explored. So take a vacation within your vacation. No extra airfare required.

Silver Fork Lodge

Leave the city and lose track of time entirely by staying at the historic Silver Fork Lodge (11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd., 888-649-9551, silverforklodge.com) up Big Cottonwood Canyon.

The lodge stands in the original general store location with the 100-year-old homestead wall still in place. Even the famous sourdough pancakes are made from a 50-year-old starter. Modern mountain men and women can explore Guardsman Pass or Sunset Peak by day and recount their adventures at night in the rustic and charming full-service restaurant. Adventure comes to the door here, with moose frequenting the lodge’s deck. Hit the sack in old-fashioned comfort and wake up to stunning mountain views. Visit Salt Lake


things to do

things to do

Salt Lake is bursting with a wide range of fun for you to enjoy. From history (The Beehive House) to educational extravaganzas (Discovery Gateway) there is nothing to do but have fun in SLC.


Easton Salt Lake Archery Center Train one-on-one with certified instructors and coaches at our new state-ofthe-art archery training center.

Classic Cars International The museum boasts about 250 vehicles in all with 100 on display at anytime, we like to rotate the stock to keep ‘em comin’ back for more!

575 North John Glenn Rd., Salt Lake City, (385) 210-1550, www.esdf.org/saltlake

355 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3225509, www.classiccarsintl.net

Sweet Candy Company Visitor Experience, Virtual Tour, Interactives at Utah’s largest Candy Factory. Salt Water Taffy, Chocolate and more! Fresh samples. Outlet Store.

Discovery Gateway: The Children’s Museum of Utah Downtown SLC’s premier attraction for families with young children, featuring the green traveling exhibit Super Kids Save the World May 16 – Aug. 23

3780 W. Directors Row, (1100 South), Salt Lake City, (801) 886-1444, www.sweetcandy.com


AAA Salt Lake City Guided Tours We provide a wide range of services, from the basic airport shuttle service to all day guided tours of the many sights and attractions in Salt Lake. 843 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 6546763, www.saltlakecityguidedtours.com

Art at the Main Original art by contemporary Utah artists in a variety of media, styles and subjects, including paintings, ceramic, sculpture and glass works. 210 East 400 South #E, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-4088, www.artatthemain.com

Ballet West Repertoire includes great full-length classical & contemporary ballets as well as original works. Considered one of America’s leading ballet companies 52 W. 200 S., Salt Lake City, (801) 869-6900, www.balletwest.org

Clark Planetarium More than 10,000 square feet of exhibit space and stunning visuals in the Orbital ATK IMAX Theatre and Hansen Dome Theatre to treat your mind. 110 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, 385-468STAR (7827), www.clarkplanetarium.org



zip lines, the largest indoor slides in North America, optional ghost tours, & more! 666 West 800 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 2784777, www.fearfactoryslc.com

Gallivan Center Salt Lake’s outdoor living room. Skating rink, amphitheater, daily entertainment. Rentals available for weddings, meetings, concerts, and festivals. 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 535-6110, www.thegallivancenter.com

444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 4565437, www.discoverygateway.org

Double Key Treasure Hunts Hidden treasure awaits! Imagine 80+ years ago treasure was hidden and you just found the clues! See Salt Lake while solving clues and finding treasure (800) 494-3183, www.doublekeytreasurehunts.com

Family History Library Build your family tree! Sources include databases and microfilmed records from around the world. West of Temple Square. Free admission. 35 North West Temple, Room # 344, Salt Lake City, (801) 240-6996, www.familysearch.org

FamilySearch Center Discover where generations meet. Easy-to-use genealogy computers access millions of worldwide records. Friendly, supportive staff. Free admission. 15 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 240-1161, www.familysearch.org

Fear Factory Extreme haunted attraction expanded over a city block including

Wedding Special 10% off plaza Space 239 S. Main Street, SLC 801-535-6110 thegaLLivanCenter.CoM Expires: 4/31/2016

GameWorks Entertainment, LLC Enjoy our gaming area or devoted sports viewing & lounge areas allowing guests to catch the hottest events while enjoying delicious signature dishes. 26 South Rio Grande Street, Suite 2072, Salt Lake City, (385) 322-GAME (4263), www. gameworks.com

Grimm Ghost Tours Grimm Ghost Tours offers a unique experience visiting actual sights of known hauntings & learning about some of the darker happenings of Salt Lake. 1880 South 500 West #4, Salt Lake City, (801) 508-4746, www.grimmghosttours.com

things to do The Kura Door Holistic Japanese Spa Award-winning full-service organic Japanese day spa offering massage, facials, body treatments, Japanese ofuro soaking tubs, sauna, and steam room. 1136 East 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, (801) 3642400, www.thekuradoor.com

The Leonardo The Leonardo is a place where you can freely wander and wonder. Come and discover your inner genius, just like Leonardo did. Ask the big questions. 209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5319800, www.theleonardo.org

Matrix Spa and Massage Experience the healing art of an intuitive massage! Best Magic Fingers 2012 from City Weekly. “Best Massage” on KSL A-List 2012 & 2013 533 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 7994999, www.matrixmassagespa.com

Megaplex 12 at The Gateway 12-screen movie theater complex downtown and close to TRAX. Audito-

riums feature stadium seating, digital sound, reclining seats, & extra-large screens. 165 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 304-4553, www.megaplextheatres.com

Modern West Fine Art Modern West Fine Art is a fine art gallery featuring artists whose work offers unique, imaginative interpretations of western land and people. 177 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3553383, www.modernwestfineart.com

The Off Broadway Theatre Our musical comedies are truly hilarious & pleasantly enchanting! Funny for everyone! Experience Utah’s longest running improv comedy “Laughing Stock” 272 So. Main St, Salt Lake City, (801) 3554628, www.theobt.org

Phillips Gallery Established in 1965. Featuring contemporary art in a variety of media. Three floors of exhibit space. Tue–Fri 11 am–6 pm, Saturday 11 am–4 pm. 444 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3648284, www.phillips-gallery.com

Poison Ivy Mysteries Utah’s premier Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre where YOU solve the crime. Check our website for current info. on locations and dates. Fri and Sat 7 pm. 4424 West Cortney Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 906-8591, www.poisonivymysteries.com

Repertory Dance Theatre America’s premier modern dance repertory company since 1966. Services include local performances, adult community dance classes, & national touring. 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5341000, www.rdtutah.org

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company “Dance Is For Everybody” RirieWoodbury is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company. 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 2974241, www.ririewoodbury.com

Salt Lake Acting Company A professional theatre company committed to engage and enrich our

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things to do community through brave contemporary theatre. 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, (801) 3637522, www.saltlakeactingcompany.org

Salt Lake City Arts Council Celebrating the vibrant arts community in Salt Lake by producing and supporting year-round arts programming for people of all ages and interests. 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City, (801) 596-5000, www.slcgov.com/Arts

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll Join us on the third Friday of every month from 6–9 pm (1st Friday in December), featuring a broad variety of traditional and contemporary art. P.O. Box 406, Salt Lake City, (801) 870-0956, www.gallerystroll.org

Salt Lake Power Yoga Yoga studio offering HEATED Power Yoga. Traveling Yogis get 7 Days of Unlimited Yoga for $49! 250 East Broadway, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, (801) HOT-YOGA, www.saltlakepoweryoga.com

SLC Bike Taxi We offer pedicab tours, rides & delivery service around downtown Salt Lake City. Tours start at $45 255 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 6868294, www.slcbiketaxi.com

US Bus Utah LLC Discover the sights of Salt Lake City in one of our open-air buses on the city’s only hop-on-hop-off tour! Don’t miss great savings with Connect Pass! Visitors Center, 90 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 548-2248, www.usbusutah.com

Utah Arts Festival The Utah Arts Festival transforms downtown’s Library Square into a four-day hub of celebration and creativity from June 25-28 from noon to 11 p.m., 400 South and 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City.

The Utah Jazz In the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association, the team plays in Energy Solutions Arena in a season that runs from October to May. EnergySolutions Arena, 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 325-2500, www.utahjazz.com

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Groundbreaking contemporary artwork in five galleries; also films and classes. Open Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, Fri 11am9pm. Closed Sun, Mon, and holidays. 20 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 328-4201, www.utahmoca.org

Utah Symphony & Opera Producing year-round classical, chamber, pops, family, and opera at Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Sundance, and Deer Valley. Be moved. Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 533-5626, www.utahsymphonyopera.org

Visitor Activities - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Be sure to visit Temple Square and other attractions and events offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All are free. North Visitor Center, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 240-6615, www.visittemplesquare.com

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A Gallery/Frames, Inc. Fine art gallery with sculpture garden. Continuously evolving selection of quality paintings. Fine crafts, local and international glass and ceramics. 1321 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 583-4800, www.agalleryonline.com

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Salt lake City Turn Salt Lake into a Gameboard with this scavenger hunt tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams complete fun challenges while seeing city sights.

230 South 500 West, Suite 120, Salt Lake City, (801) 322-2428, www.uaf.org

1400 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, 1-805-6035620, www.urbanadventurequest.com

Utah Film Commission Liaison office for film, commercial, and television production on location in Utah. Promotes use of Utah services and professionals for production.

Ancestor Seekers, LLC ANCESTOR SEEKERS organizes the most popular genealogy research trip to Salt Lake City, with over 40 held since 2005 - The Dream Genealogy Vacation

Council Hall/Capitol Hill, 300 N State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 538-8740, www.film.utah.gov

PO Box 9876, Salt Lake City, (801) 771-0058, www.ancestorseekers.com



City Sights “Now, THIS IS A TOUR!” “Sample Salt Lake” WITH Professor Guides, BigWindow air-conditioned tour bus; See ‘QUAINT’ & ALL ‘TOURISTY’ City Sights!! 369 East 900 South, Suite 400, Salt Lake City, (801) 531-1001, www.saltlakecitytours.org

FastKart Indoor Speedway Race with up to 16 of your friends at our exciting indoor speedway. Computerized timing and scoring. Group party room. 3969 South 500 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 261-3668, www.fastkartspeedway.com

Foothill Cultural District Foothill Cultural District is a coalition of arts, history and entertainment organizations, offering lots of things to do in Salt Lake City. 32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, www.foothillcd.com

Fort Douglas Military Museum Fort Douglas served to protect mail routes & settlers of the Wild West against Indian attacks as well as provided a home for troops who fought abroad. 32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 581-1251, www.fortdouglas.org

Local Colors of Utah Featuring painting, jewelry, pottery, photography and more. Local Colors gallery has the perfect art to enhance your home, business, or to give. 1054 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-3922, www.localcolorsart.com

Natural History Museum of Utah Experience Utah’s natural history from the ground up at this treasure trove of fascinating artifacts, jawdropping dinosaurs, and thrilling science! 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 5814303, www.nhmu.utah.edu

The Paint Mixer Utah’s premier Paint & Wine Studio - in Park City & Sugar House. Step-by-step instruction to recreate a masterpiece; music & wine/beer instruction. 1327 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 484-0282, www.thepaintmixer.com

Pioneer Theatre Company A fully professional Equity theatre located in-residence at the Uni-

things to do versity of Utah, PTC produces a seven-play season from September through May. 300 South 1400 East, Room 325, Salt Lake City, (801) 581-6961, www.pioneertheatre.org

Red Butte Garden Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West.”Four Seasons, A Million Reasons” to visit for concerts, exhibits & hiking. 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 5850556, www.redbuttegarden.org

Salt Lake Bees The Triple A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. In the Pacific Coast League, the season runs April to October at Smith’s Mobile Ballpark. Smith’s Ballpark, 77 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 350-6900, www.slbees.com

Sports-Am Run. Cycle. Walk. Whatever your speed, we have the event for you! Join us for a variety of fun and healthy weekend events all year round! 1611 Mayfair Cir., Salt Lake City, (810) 5836281, www.sports-am.com

Step On Tours Wonderful guided tours & concierge services in Salt Lake areas. Small to large groups. Great guides! Temple Square and Great Salt Lake. 333 3rd Avenue, Salt Lake City, (801) 2447195, www.utahstepontours.com

Taffy Town, Inc. Come and visit the world famous Taffy Town. Our Factory Store offers over 70 of our delicous flavors of taffy plus other delightful candies. 55 West 800 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3554637, www.taffytown.com

This Is The Place Heritage Park Train & pony rides, panning for gold, baby animals, splash pad, delicious food, take-home-crafts, shopping & FUN for everyone! 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, (801) 582-1847, www.thisistheplace.org

Tracy Aviary Approximately 400 birds representing about 135 different species. Year-round bird shows and pelican

589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 596-8500, www.tracyaviary.org

University of Utah Athletics Dept. University of Utah athletics: football, men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, & much more. Call for schedules, group discounts, & priority seating 1825 East South Campus Drive Front, Salt Lake City, (801) 581-3542, www.utahutes.com

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Utah’s premier art museum features a dynamic collection of world art, touring exhibitions, talks, and films. TRAX stop: University South Campus. 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 581-7332, www.umfa.utah.edu

Utah State Parks & Recreation Explore the beauty, culture, & heritage found in Utah’s 43 state parks and museums statewide. Boating, OHV education, safety, & enforcement programs. 1594 West North Temple, Suite 116, Salt Lake City, (801) 538-7220, www.stateparks.utah.gov

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things to do Utah’s Hogle Zoo Utah’s Hogle Zoo cares for hundreds of animals, both large and small. All are examples of the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Open daily. 2600 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, (801) 582-1631, www.hoglezoo.org

The Wairhouse Trampoline Park If you are looking for an ‘out of this world’ birthday party, come celebrate at The Wairhouse Trampoline Park. 5 party rooms or The Vertical Cafe. 3653 South 500 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 266-5867, www.thewairhousetrampolinepark.com


Salt Lake City Golf Providing exciting golfing opportunities at nine full-service public golf courses conveniently located throughout the valley. 2375 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 4857730, www.slc-golf.com

Skywalker Balloon Company Year-round sunrise hot air balloon flights in many different locations in the beautiful state of Utah. 766 E 3155 S, Salt Lake City, (801) 824-3934, www.skywalker.at

Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts Your CONNECTION to all things pio-

neer: world-class musicians, dancers, actors, storytellers, quilters, artists, cooks, photographers, spinners, etc. 1258 West Pitchfork Road, Murray, (801) 7061997, www.upharts.org

green sea turtle, Gentoo penguins and more! 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, (801) 355-3474, www.thelivingplanet.com

Wheeler Historic Farm Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm and museum open to the public with no admission fee. Nominal fees for wagon rides & cow milking. 6351 South 900 East, Murray, (385) 468-1755, www.wheelerfarm.com


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AJ Motion Sports Great location for Big & Little Cottonwood resorts. 30% off with on-line reservations or free delivery! Great Demo selection & overnight tunes. Little Cottonwood Shopping Center, 1956 East 9400 South, Sandy City, (801) 523-9108, www. ajmotionsports.com

Boondocks Food & Fun - Draper The area’s premier entertainment destination. Offering eight acres of fun, including go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, laser tag, meeting rooms. 75 South Fork Drive, Draper, (801) 838-9800, www.Boondocks.com

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Utah’s most unique attraction featuring sharks, rays, seahorses, sea jellies, octopus, piranha, a rescued

12033 South Lone Peak Parkway Draper, UT www.thelivingplanet.com

Megaplex at The District Reserve your seat in one of our 20 digital theaters including IMAX and DBox. Visit our food court and take your meal with you and enjoy the show! 3761 West Parkway Plaza Dr., South Jordan, (801) 304-4020, www.megaplextheatres.com

Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons 17 theaters including IMAX, D-Box, and a VIP Luxury Lounge & Auditorium. Wide range of dining options in food court. Reserve your seat online. 9400 South State Street, Sandy, (801) 3044501, www.megaplextheatres.com

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things to do on convention logistics, incentive travel, & tour operations throughout the West. Multilingual guides & expert staff. PO Box 900223, Sandy, (801) 733-4637, www. pacificco.net

Real Monarchs Salt Lake’s newest soccer club is Real Monarchs, playing in the United Soccer League at the Rio Tinto Stadium. 9256 South State Street, Sandy, (801) 3075139, www.realmonarchs.com

West Valley

Hale Centre Theatre One of the highest attended professional theaters in the nation. 30 years of year-round, excellent plays and musicals, immersive theater in the round. 3333 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 West), West Valley City, (801) 984-9000, www.hct.org

Megaplex at Valley Fair Mall 15 Dolby digital theaters, food court, IMAX theater with luxury recliner seating, D-Box theater,

and the only Atmosphere theater in the state! 3620 South 2400 West, West Valley City, (801) 321-5900, www.megaplextheatres.com

Stonebridge Golf Club Johnny Miller signature design 27-hole championship course located just 5 minutes from the SLC International Airport. Corporate groups welcome. 2400 S Bangerter Highway, West Valley City, (801) 957-9000, www.golfstonebridgeutah.com

Utah Grizzlies The Utah Grizzlies are members of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Season runs OctoberApril.

Alta Ski Area Alta has offered a unique skiing tradition since 1938. Alta is a skiers’ mountain—snowboarding is not permitted. For packages, visit our Web site. P.O. Box 8007, Alta, (801) 359-1078, www. alta.com

Brighton Resort Brighton: a locals favorite! Offers diverse terrain, family friendly atomosphere, and great value. Terrain park, night skiing, and magic carpet. Brighton Resort, 8302 Brighton Loop Road, Brighton, (801) 532-4731, www.brightonresort.com

3200 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, (801) 988-7825, www.utahgrizzlies.com

Utah Olympic Oval 2002 Olympic Winter Games site. Meeting & Event space. Public programs include public skating, figure skating, hockey, curling, speed skating & track. 5662 South 4800 West, Kearns, (801) 968OVAL, www.utaholympiclegacy.com

Mountain Resorts

The Cliff Spa The Cliff Spa offers massages, scrubs, herbal wraps, facials, salon services, yoga, workout facilities, rooftop pool and hot tub, solarium and more. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Snowbird, (801) 933-2225, www.cliffspa.com

Endless Turns Ski & Adventure Travel Endless Turns offers all-inclusive Utah ski & snowboard packages. Our Comet Bobsled Ride

FUN WITH A CAUSE When you play at Utah Olympic Park, your contributions directly support Utah’s Olympic Legacy. From subsidizing youth sports programs to preserving Olympic venues for athlete training. Learn More + Donate >



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things to do travel specialists customize each trip to meet your specific travel needs. 5442 South 900 East, Suite 120, Salt Lake City, (801) 272-3354, www.endlessturns.com

Lofty Peaks Adventures Utah’s oldest and largest is still Utah’s best. 30-plus years of snowmobiling fun. Park City and Snowbird locations. 1-6 hour trips for all abilities. 845 South Main, Heber City, (435) 654-5810, www.snowmobileparkcity.com

Powder House Ski Shops Whether you are a first time skier or a seasoned powder hound the Powder House Ski Shop is ready to provide you with the attention you need. 3138 East 6200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 742-9753, www.powderhouseskishop.com

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Located 29 miles from SLC Intl Airport, Snowbird is North America’s most accessible year-round resort and celebrates the longest ski season in Utah. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Hwy 210, Snowbird, (801) 933-2222, www.snowbird.com

Solitude Mountain Resort Solitude offers some of the best skiing in the Wasatch! Groomed runs and secret powder stashes await. At the resort base, a European-style village. 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude, (801) 534-1400, www.skisolitude.com



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Backcountry Snowmobiling An adventure of a lifetime! Custom snowmobiling tours in beautiful terrain. Explore the breathless forests of Utah. Private, group, & corporate tours. 100 N Chalk Creek Road, Coalville, (435) 3367669, www.backcountrysnow.com

Barefoot Tubing LLC Are you looking for a cool, adventurous summer activity? Then try river tubing on the Weber River. A tube, life jacket, and shuttle starting at $20. P.O. Box 1474, Midway, (801) 648-8608, www. BarefootTubing.com

Blue Sky Utah Blue Sky operates on 3,500 acres in Wanship, UT. Please contact us at 435-336-2646 or at info@blueskyadventures.com to reserve your adventure today. 2071 State Road 32, Wanship, (435) 336-2646, www.bluesky-adventures.com

Boondocks Food & Fun - Kaysville The area’s premier entertainment destination. Offering eight acres of fun, including go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, laser tag, meeting rooms. 525 S. Deseret Drive, Kaysville, (801) 6606800, www.Boondocks.com

Canyonlands by Night & Day World-renowned sound & light show

on the Colorado River. Dutch oven dinner nightly. Guided jet boat, 4x4, ATV, Hummer, and aerial tours. 1861 North Highway 191, Moab, (800) 3949978, www.canyonlandsbynight.com

Canyons Canyons Resort, Utah’s largest, offering 4,000 acres of diverse terrain. Luxurious accommodations steps from the gondola and Canyons Resort Village. 4000 The Canyons Resort Drive, Park City, (435) 649-5400, www.canyonsresort.com

Country Fan Fest Country Fan Fest is a 3 day music festival at Deseret Peak in Tooele, Utah. This annual event will be July 24-26, 2015 with campers arriving July 23rd 55 West 2860 South, Salt Lake City, (800) 9717088, www.countryfanfest.com

Deer Valley Resort Enjoy scenic chairlift rides, stunning hiking, over 60 miles of pristine biking trails and outdoor concerts in a beautiful mountain setting. 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, (435) 649-1000, www.deervalley.com

Fairview Museum of History & Art Gateway to Utah Heritage Highway 89 & National Scenic Byway Utah SR-31, an amazingly diverse rural Utah/American collection of great art & history. 85 North 100 East, Fairview, (435) 427-9216, www.sanpete.com

things to do Flaming Gorge Country Flaming Gorge Country offers beautiful scenery, and numerous year-round recreational opportunities centered on the scenic 91-mile lake Flaming Gorge. PO Box 122, Manila, (435) 277-0709, www.flaminggorgecountry.com/

Gorgoza Park Our tubing is all fun, with no work and no skills needed. It’s perfect even if you’ve never seen snow before! 3863 West Kilby Rd, Park City, (435) 658-2648, www.gorgozapark.com

Hill Aerospace Museum One of the finest collections old & current military aircraft, missiles, munitions, & aviation art in USA. Hours: Tue-Sat 9AM-4:30PM. FREE ADMISSION

of downtown Salt Lake. It’s what fun is!

Center & Grammy-winning summer acts at Deer Valley.

375 North Lagoon Drive, Lagoon Drive Exit, Farmington, (801) 451-8000, www.lagoonpark.com

333 Main Street, Park City, (435) 655-8252, www.ecclescenter.org

Megaplex Theatres at Legacy Crossing Enjoy dinner from our food court while enjoying the show in one of our 14 theaters, including IMAX and D-box. Located north of Salt Lake City. 1075 West Legacy Crossing Blvd., Centerville, (801) 397-5100, www.megaplextheatres.com

Megaplex Theatres at Thanksgiving Point 17 digital theaters including our Mammoth large format screen, D-Box, and 3D theaters. Located at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, just south of Salt Lake

7961 Wardleigh, I-15, Exit 338, Hill Air Force Base, (801) 777-6818, www.aerospaceutah.org

2935 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (801) 768-2700, www.megaplextheatres.com

Jupiter Bowl Jupiter Bowl is Utah’s only upscale bowling lounge. 16 luxury lanes, full service restaurant with catering capabilities, 2 bars, billards & an arcade.

Miller Motorsports Park World-class racetrack for auto, motorcycle and karting enthusiasts. Ford Racing School, kart rentals, open track days, zipline, family fun!

Newpark Town Center, 1090 Center Drive, Park City, (435)658-BOWL (2695), www. jupiterbowl.com

Lagoon Amusement Park Revel in the beauty and magic of one of America’s truly great amusement parks. Located 17 miles north

2901 North Sheep Lane, Tooele, (435) 2777223, www.millermotorsportspark.com

Park City Performing Arts Foundation PCPAF presents world-renowned dance, theater, music & family entertainment at Park City’s Eccles

Park City Rafting Two-hour to full-day mild whitewater trips (class II-III) down the Weber River just 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City. P.O. Box 1474, Midway, (435) 655-3800, www. parkcityrafting.com

Park Silly Sunday Market Eco-Friendly, open air street market and festival. Every Sunday June-September from 10am-5pm. Located on Park City’s Historic Main Street. Main Street, Park City, (435) 655-0994, www. parksillysundaymarket.com

Peppermill Resorts at Wendover Over 1,400 rooms, three hotels, 2,700 slots, more than 100 exciting table games and a Concert Hall that seats 1,000. Just 90 minutes west on I-80. 680 Wendover Blvd, Wendover, (800) 6489660, www.wendoverfun.com

Rockin’ R Ranch Authentic Western cattle ranch with guest facilities, 37 miles from Bryce Canyon. Horseback riding, haywagon rides, cattle drives, and entertainment. 705 North Highway 22, Antimony, (801) 7339538, www.rockinrranch.com

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Utah Airways Daily flights to destinations including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, & Mount Rushmore. Experience the west as it once was! 4282 South 1650 West, (Ogden Hinckley Airport), Ogden, (888) 663-9919, www. flyutahair.com

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre Join us for world-class music in the mountains. Performers come from Broadway, the Met and other major venues mid-July to mid-August every year. 59 South 100 West, Logan, (435) 750-0300, www.utahfestival.org

Utah Luxury Tours THE MIGHTY FIVE-National Parks in Utah. We have five national parks in our beautiful state. Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion and Bryce. See Yellowstone Tours, Inc. “See Yellowstone” through our unique tours—by snowmobile or snowcoach in the winter or by van in summer. Customized and corporate programs available.

Southwest Adventure Tours Offering scenic, photography, adventure tours throughout the Southwestern US and National Parks. Single, multi-day, & customized options available.

217 West Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, (800) 221-1151, www.seeyellowstone.com

382 E 650 S Circle, Cedar City, (800) 9705864, www.southwestadventuretours.com

Sheri Griffith Expeditions Whitewater rafting to scenic floats on Utah’s renowned rivers. 1-10 days. Multisport, couples, family, women, custom. Since 1971. Free video and DVD. 2231 South Highway 191, Moab, (435) 2598229, www.griffithexp.com

Thanksgiving Point Thanksgiving Point features the Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point Gardens, Farm Country, golf course, shopping, dining and special events. 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (801) 7682300, www.thanksgivingpoint.org

P.O. Box 3231, Park City, (435) 940-4212, www.utahluxurytours.com

Utah Olympic Park This 2002 Olympic venue boasts free museums, athlete performances, adventure courses, ziplines, alpine slide, climbing wall, and the summer bobsled. 3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City, (435) 6584200, www.utaholympiclegacy.com

Utah Shakespeare Festival This Tony Award-winning festival presents live theatre from June to October. Professional plays in three theaters, plus free Greenshows each evening. 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, (435) 5867878, www.bard.org

Snowbasin Ski Area Three lodges, retail & rental facilities, Snowbasin has 12 lifts for non-stop skiing & two terrain parks. Private parties, class reunions, & weddings.

Thanksgiving Point Golf Club Johnny Miller signature course. #1 public course in Utah by Golf Digest. Large clubhouse, premium practice facilities, & deluxe corporate tournaments.

3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville, (801) 399-1135, www.snowbasin.com

3003 West Clubhouse Dr, Lehi, (801) 768-7401, www.thanksgivingpoint.com

Snowmobile Adventures at Thousand Peaks #1 Snowmobiling on Trip Advisor. More private terrain than all companies combined. New “Sled of the Year” Ski-Doos. “Utah’s Best,” says City Weekly.

Tuacahn Amphitheatre & Center for the Arts Spectacular outdoor amphitheater near St. George, surrounded by red rock cliffs. Presenting Broadway musicals, concerts, and family entertainment.

Yellowstone Bear World Drive through free-ranging wildlife of North America including grizzly, black bear, and gray wolves in their natural habitat.

2054 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, (801) 870-5252, www.thousandpeaks.com

1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, (435) 652-3200, www.tuacahn.org

6010 South 4300 West, Rexburg, (208) 3599688, www.yellowstonebearworld.com



World Wide River Expeditions Exceptional whitewater rafting in Utah. Over 30 years’ experience as rafting specialists. Call or e-mail us for your free video and color catalog. 625 Riversands Road, Moab, (435) 259-7515, www.worldwideriver.com

restaurants & bars

restaurants & bars

From casual Greek souvlaki and Mexican dinners to the finest in New Western cuisine, Salt Lake’s restaurant scene reflects the diversity of the community, with something to suit every taste.

Airport American

Club Room, Radisson Hotel - Airport Superb American and continental cuisine in an elegant European atmosphere. Daily specials. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service. 2177 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 364-5800, www.radisson.com


Perkins Cafe & Bakery Quick-service breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Famous breakfast menu, bread-bowl salads, chicken pot pies, cream cheese, silk & fruit pies, beer & wine. 230 North Admiral Byrd Road- Intl., Salt Lake City, (801) 355-4488, www.sla-ffi.com/Perkins


50 West Club & Cafe The Club & Café at 50 West and Broadway is Salt Lake City’s premier location for great food and top flight entertainment. 50 WestBroadway (300 S.), Salt Lake City, (385) 229-1462, www.50westslc.com American


Lakeview Restaurant Restaurant and lounge featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and appetizers in a casual dining atmosphere.

Wingtips Bar & Bistro Exciting American and eclectic cuisine served in a casual elegance daily. Jazzed, features 52” plasma TVs and a complimentary billiards table.

5151 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 5784415, www.hiltonslc.com

5001 W. Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 741-1800,



5th Street Grill Our menu embraces the Southern Italian culinary culture. We have combined value, creativity and the freshest local ingredients to please every palate. Sheraton Salt Lake City Centre, 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 323-7575, www. starwoodhotels.com

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Bambara Bustling bistro serving Salt Lake’s “Best New American” cuisine. Handcrafted regional cuisine, eclectic design, whimsical décor, professional service. 202 South Main, Salt Lake City, (801) 3635454, www.bambara-slc.com American

Bistro 222 Simple yet elegant food, an upscale yet casual environment and a fantastic team of hospitality professionals. Full bar, contemporary American menu. 222 South Main #140, Salt Lake City, (801) 456-0347, www.bistro-222.com American

Blue Lemon Fresh, clean food meets a fun, casual, and trendy atmosphere to create Blue Lemon’s “express gourmet.” 55 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 3282583, www.bluelemon.com American

California Pizza Kitchen California Pizza Kitchen serves up California creativity through innovative menu items: hearth-baked pizzas, creative salads, pastas & sandwiches. 156 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 4560075, www.cpk.com American

The Cheesecake Factory We are committed to quality, value & your complete satisfaction. We prepare food fresh each day in our kitchens using the highest quality ingredients. 65 South Regent Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 532-4706, www.thecheesecakefactory.com American

Copper Canyon Grill House & Tavern Creating regional and local cuisine. Offering the finest aged beef, seafood, and pasta in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Patio seating. Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City, 215 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 521-7800, www. facebook.com/coppercanyongrill American

Destinations Lounge A private club with a pub-style menu for lunch and dinner. Open



daily 2 pm–midnight. Off main lobby. American cuisine. Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, 75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 531-0800, www.marriott.com American

Elevations Restaurant Our restaurant offers a dining experience that blends urban American cuisine. SLC Marriott Downtown Hotel, 75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 531-0800, www.marriott.com American

Eva Small Plates & Drinks Enjoy delicious meals at our Mediterranean restaurant featuring a cocktail lounge. Eva has a large menu full of specialized entrees and drinks. 317 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 359-8447, www.evaslc.com American

The Garden Cafe The Garden Café is a new American restaurant reflecting the chef’s simple yet high quality approach to American cuisine. 555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 539-3170, www.grandamerica.com


La Bella Piastra Contemporary and upscale. Located next to Piastra on Gallivan Plaza in the Marriott City Center. Full bar, draft beer, extensive wine list, full menu. Salt Lake City Marriott City Center, 220 South State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 961-8700, www.marriott.com American

Lamb’s Grill Utah’s most iconic restaurant. Serving legendary breakfast, lunch & dinner Mon-Sat. since 1919. Join us for a vintage downtown dining experience. 169 South Main, Salt Lake City, (801) 364-7166, www.lambsgrill.com American

The Lion House Pantry Restaurant Enjoy exceptional home-style cooking as you dine in Brigham Young’s historic residence. Home of the famous Lion House Roll! 63 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-LION, www.diningattemplesquare.com American


The Garden Restaurant Located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building serving a delightful and varied menu with stunning views of Temple Square and Salt Lake. Open at 11 a.m. 15 East South Temple, 10th Floor, Salt Lake City, (801) 539-3170, www.diningattemplesquare.com American

Iggy’s Sports Grill An elegant high-energy sports themed restaurant featuring a large variety of fresh menu items and signature dishes and exclusive specialty beverages.

Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery delivers what no one else has been able to... authentic homemade Italian food just like Mom makes! 9 Exchange Place, Salt Lake City, (801) 3280304, www.maxwellsece.com American

Nauvoo Cafe In the Lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Opens at 7am. Featuring Breakfast, Hot Carved Sandwiches, Soups, Salads and our amazing Pot Pie!

423 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 532-9999, www.Iggyssportsgrill.com

15 East South Temple, Lobby Level, Salt Lake City, (801) 539-3346, www.nauvoocafe.com



JB’s Family Restaurant Breakfast buffet, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, salad bar, & desserts. Hearty portions in a warm, comfortable spot downtown.

Pallet Bistro Flawless design infused with tasty inventive food. Communal tables urge neighborly interaction and diners get a sense of shared experience with others.

102 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 328-8344, www.JBSFamily.com

237 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 9354431, www.eatpallet.com

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Pizza Studio “Create Your Masterpiece” every time you order. Choose from a variety of crusts, specialty sauces, premium meats, and fresh-cut and roasted veggies.

Benihana Outstanding Japanese teppan cuisine, grilled before your eyes by your personal chef. Sushi, cocktails, beer, wine, sake. Child’s Menu available.

51 S Main Street, Suite 238, Salt Lake City, (801) 359-4512, www.pizzastudio.com

165 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 322-2421, www.benihana.com



Red’s Diner A casual dining restaurant providing a comfortable atmosphere for a quick snack, full meal, or breakfast anytime day or night. Open 6 am–10 pm.

Cafe Trang SLC Downtown Award-winning and popular with the locals for 20 years. Featuring dishes from Vietnam, China, and Thailand. Vegetarian, restaurant. Open seven days.

Red Lion Salt Lake Downtown, 161 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 521-7373, www. saltlakecityredlion.com American

The Roof Restaurant Atop the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, offering a gourmet dinner buffet with breathtaking panoramic views of Salt Lake and Historic Temple Square. 15 East South Temple, 10th Floor, Salt Lake City, (801) 539-1911, www.diningattemplesquare.com American

Royal Eatery Voted Salt Lake’s “best inexpensive breakfast.” Greek and American cuisine since 1981. Historic location with historic photography. 379 S Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 532-4301 American

Stephen’s American Bistro Offers traditional and contemporary fare. Open daily. You’ll enjoy our signature dishes and daily specials. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City, 110 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3597800, www.stephensslc.com American

Toaster’s The best toasted sandwiches downtown. Specialty drinks, soups, and salads. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 151 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3282928, www.toastersdeli.com American

Trofi Casual downtown bistro dining. Patio seating, full bar. Open seven days a week. Underground validated parking. Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, 84101 (801) 238-4877, www.hilton.com

307 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5391638, www.cafetrangrestaurant.com Asian

J. Wong’s Asian Bistro Just steps from the Salt Palace, J Wong’s offers downtown diners fresh and sophisticated Thai and Chinese cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. 163 West 200 South, Suite 101, Salt Lake City, (801) 350-0888, www.jwongutah.com Asian

P. F. Chang’s China Bistro Upscale-casual dining featuring a blend of high-quality, Chineseinspired cuisine and attentive service, in a high-energy contemporary setting. 174 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5390500, www.pfchangs.com Barbeque

R & R BBQ R&R is Utah’s top rated BBQ Team whose restaurant is now open for business! There’s nothin’ fast about our food, in fact, it’s downright slow. 307 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3640443, www.randrbbq.net Bars & Nightlife

Bar 110 West After a busy day come to Bar 110 West and relax. Open daily from 11 am midnight. Enjoy specialty drinks and appetizers nightly. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City, 110 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3597800, www.saltlakecitysuites.doubletree.com Bars & Nightlife

The Bayou Getting a good drink in Utah has

never been so easy. More than 200 beers available. Cajun-flair menu with classic pub fare. Welcome to Beervana! 645 S State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 9618400, www.utahbayou.com Bars & Nightlife

Extra Innings Open seven days a week. Dinner, Mon - Sun. Sheraton Salt Lake City Centre, 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, 84101 (801) 401-2000, www.starwoodhotels.com Bars & Nightlife

Gracie’s Gastropub in the heart of the city offering a unique dining experience. Enjoy a great meal on the upper deck and a free round of shuffleboard. 326 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 819-7565, www.graciesslc.com Bars & Nightlife

The Hotel Bar & Nightclub The Hotel houses five atmospheres on four levels, complete with three dance floors, multiple bars, and two patios. A perfect spot to suit any party. 155 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 4784310, www.hotelelevate.com Bars & Nightlife

Keys on Main Salt Lake City’s Premiere Dueling Piano Club. Offering a full liquor menu, light food menu, and the best all-request dueling piano show in Utah. 242 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-3638, www.keysonmain.com Bars & Nightlife

Legends Pub & Grill Legends is great food, sports and fun! Open daily 11am - 2am. Summer patio, ice-cold “Local” drafts, full bar, and private groups welcome. 677 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 3553598, www.whylegends.com Bars & Nightlife

Lumpys Downtown SLC’s premier sports bar and nightclub. Open daily 11 am-2 am. Full menu, 70+ beers, full bar, 40+ TVs, dance floor, game room. Private parties. 145 W Pierpont Avenue, Salt Lake City, (801) 883-8714, www.lumpysbar.com

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Murphy’s Bar and Grill Downtown neighborhood atmosphere where regulars and visitors come together for great food, beer, cocktails. Darts, sports, TV, jukebox. 160 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 3597271, www.murphysbarandgrillut.com Bars & Nightlife

Poplar Street Pub Friendly neighborhood Pub feel with a great menu and fun times. The heated patio is a relaxing place to enjoy a good meal and beverage of your choice. 242 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 5322715, www.poplarstreetpub.com Brazilian

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Texas de Brazil features a 50-item gourmet salad area, various cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage-all flame-grilled to perfection. 50 S. Main Street, Suite 168, Salt Lake City, (385) 232-8070, www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian

Tucanos Brazilian Grill The Brazilian tradition of grilling is a fusion of South American and European cultures. Great outing for friends and families. Private party rooms. The Gateway, 162 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 456-2550, www.tucanos.com Brewpubs

Red Rock Brewing Company L.C. *Casual Dining & Craft Beer* Award winning brewery and restaurant just blocks away from all downtown hotels and the Salt Palace Convention Center. 254 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 5217446, www.redrockbrewing.com Brewpubs

Squatters Pub Brewery SLC’s premier brewpub. Awardwinning cuisine & beer since 1989. Lunch, dinner, brunch, & late-night dining. Open 11 am Mon–Fri, 10:30 am Sat–Sun. 147 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, (801) 363BREW, www.squatters.com Coffee Houses/Bakeries

Les Madeleines Bakery & café, founded by classically trained Pastry Chef Romina



Rasmussen in 2003, offers classic sweet & savory delicacies with a distinctive spin. 216 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3552294, www.les-madeleines.com Coffee Houses/Bakeries

Little America Coffee Shop Open seven days a week. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 6 am–11 pm. Little America Hotel, 500 South Main, Salt Lake City, (801) 596-5700, www.littleamerica.com Coffee Houses/Bakeries

The Salt Lake Roasting Co. More than 40 varieties of coffee roasted daily. Pastries along with lunch/dinner menu. Open from 6:45 am - midnight, Mon–Sat. Library Square location. 320 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3637572, www.roasting.com Coffee Houses/Bakeries

Vosen’s Bread Paradise Featuring German breads, rolls, pretzels, pastries, and desserts. “Best Bakery” by several publications. Serving Breakfast and Lunch. Closed Sunday. 328 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3222424, www.vosen.com Delicatessens/Fast Food

Siegfried’s Delicatessen, Inc. German meats & cheeses, imported gourmet food items, and delicious prepared foods. Homemade bratwurst, wiener schnitzel, sauerkraut, and spaetzle. 20 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3553891, www.siegfriedsdelicatessen.biz Fondue

The Melting Pot Attentive service, fine wines, highest quality of fresh ingredients, variety of cooking styles, unique sauces, cheese fondue, and chocolate fondue. 340 S Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 5216358, www.meltingpot.com Indian

Copper Bowl Indian Cuisine Enjoy all of your favorite Indian dishes at our brand new restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City!! 214 West 600 South, Suite A, Salt Lake City, (801) 309-7543, www.facebook.com/CopperBowlIndianCuisine


Himalayan Kitchen Award-winning restaurant & the first Nepali restaurant with Indian food. We serve momo, chili chicken, goat curry, tikkamassala, tandoori, & curries. 360 South State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 328-2077, www.himalayankitchen.com Indian

Sawadee Thai Restaurant Best authentic Thai cuisine in downtown Salt Lake City. Family owned and operated. Just minutes from Temple Square. 754 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 328-8424, www.sawadee1.com Italian

BRIO Tuscan Grille Steaks, housemade pasta specialties and flatbreads prepared in an authentic Italian oven. We offer lunch, dinner & kid’s menus with weekend brunch. 80 S Regent Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 3594401, www.BrioItalian.com Italian

Buca di Beppo Buca di Beppo is the perfect place for great Italian food and fun! Buca offers authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. 202 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5756262, www.bucadibeppo.com Italian

Cafe Trio Downtown Café Trio serves fresh Italian fare in a contemporary setting. Voted Reader’s Choice Restaurant and Best Brunch by Salt Lake Magazine. 680 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 5338746, www.triodining.com Italian

Caffe Molise Fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, & decadent desserts. Excellent wine list and full bar. Garden patio seating & private dining room available. 55 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3648833, www.caffemolise.com Italian

Cucina Toscana Authentic Northern Italian menu: homemade pastas, decadent sauces,

restaurants & bars a wide selection of entrees that are paired perfectly with wines from the region. 282 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 3283463, www.ToscanaSLC.com Italian

DOPO Jazz Restaurant Dopo is a new, upscale, live jazz restaurant at The Gateway mall. Fine cuisine, award winning restaurateur. Live jazz 6 nights/ week 7-9pm. 194 South 400 West, (At the Gateway Shopping Center), Salt Lake City, (801) 456-5299, www. dopojazz.com Italian

From Scratch Enjoy unique wood-fired sourdough-crusted pizza, housemilled flour, mozzarella pulled daily, a signature burger & much more “from scratch” dining! 62 East Gallivan Avenue, Salt Lake City, (801) 961-9000, www.FromScratchSLC.com Italian

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant Providing a true Italian dining experience. Open for lunch and dinner Sun–Thu 11 am–10 pm, Fri–Sat 11 am–11 pm. 77 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 537-6202 Italian

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana Created to bring an authentic Napoli style pizza to Salt Lake City. Fresh and imported artisan ingredients served in a casual atmosphere. 260 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 3223556, www.settebello.net Italian

Valter’s Osteria Fine Italian restaurant featuring cuisine from chef Valter Nassi’s Tuscan homeland. Serving antipasti, house made pasta, seafood, and steak. 173 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, (801) 5214563, www.valtersosteria.com

the efficiency of a fast casual restaurant.

seared ahi, lobster pasta, honey dijon fillet, and amazing vegetarian options.

418 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5399999, www.vinto.com

151 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 3220404, www.oasiscafeslc.com


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Naked Fish Japanese Bistro Sushi, Japanese, Tapas, Sake 67 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5958888, www.nakedfishbistro.com Japanese/Sushi

Takashi Pushing the envelope, Takashi presents unrivaled sushi, sashimi, and hot entrées in a memorable downtown setting. Premium sake, beer, and wine. 18 W Market Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 5199595, www.takashisushi.com Mexican

Alamexo Alamexo provides authentic Mexican cuisine in a spirited atmosphere with top shelf tequilas and warm hospitality all found in downtown Salt Lake City. 268 South State St, Suite 110, Salt Lake City, (801) 779-4747, www.alamexo.com Mexican

Blue Iguana Restaurant Gourmet recipes from Old Mexico, in our 17th year. Beer, wine, and our Best of State “Iguanarita”. Downtown by the Salt Palace, & Park City, Main St. 165 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 533-8900, www.BlueIguanaRestaurant.net Mexican

La Fountain Great Mexican food. Delicious Margaritas made fresh to order and endless chips and salsa. Specials include locals favorite Chile Verde burritos. 209 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 8839255, www.LaFountainMex.com Middle Eastern

Cedars of Lebanon Mediterranean, vegetarian and Moroccan specialities. Dine under a Casbah room tent with floor seating. Huka-ages 19+; Featuring weekend belly dancers. 152 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 364-4096


Vinto Vinto offers fresh seasonal Italian cooking with serious attention and detail throughout. It captures

Organic & Vegetarian

Oasis Cafe Gourmet “fabulous food that’s fabulous for you.” Standouts include

Zest Kitchen & Bar Zest Kitchen & Bar melds healthy food & fresh, hand crafted cocktails within a modern, social environment. Plantbased & gluten-free; local & organic. 275 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 4330589, www.zestslc.com Spanish/Tapas

Martine Mediterranean dining. Tapas & café menus. Listed in Zagat Survey ‘07 America’s Top Restaurants—26 rating for food. Award-winning ambience & wine list. 22 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3639328, www.martinecafe.com Spanish/Tapas

The Tin Angel Cafe The Tin Angel is a lively, welcoming, local café where the rituals of dining are lovingly balanced with an irreverent and creative culinary palate. 365 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3284155, www.thetinangel.com Steaks/Seafood

Christopher’s Prime Steak House & Grill Locally owned and operated since 1995. We only serve USDA PRIME beef and the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. 134 West Pierpont Avenue, Salt Lake City, (801) 519-8515, www.christophersutah.com Steaks/Seafood

Faustina Gorgeous lounge, bar, dining, and private hospitality room. San Francisco’s Jared Young offers steaks, seafood, pastas, lamb, ribs, and more. 454 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 7464441, www.faustinaslc.com Steaks/Seafood

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Nationally acclaimed, featuring USDA Prime beef, aged to perfection & hand-cut. Progressive wine list featuring 100 wines by the glass. Open nightly. 20 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 3553704, www.flemingssteakhouse.com

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Lucky H Bar & Grille Dine in casual elegance. Breakfast buffet Mon–Fri 7–10 am, lunch buffet Mon–Fri 11 am–2 pm, dinner Mon–Sun 5–10 pm. Little America Hotel, 500 South Main, Salt Lake City, (801) 596-5700, www.littleamerica.com

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Allie’s American Grille Panoramic view of Red Butte Canyon. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Salt Lake Marriott University Park, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 581-1000, www.marriott.com


Market Street Grill Downtown Fresh seafood, steaks, and delicious non-seafood selections. Menus feature fresh, high quality ingredients available. Zagat rated Most Popular. 48 West Market Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 322-4668, www.marketstreetgrill.com Steaks/Seafood

Market Street Oyster Bar - Downtown Fresh oysters, seafood from around the world, Certified Angus Beef Natural brand steaks, and a delicious selection of non-seafood choices. 54 Market Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 5316044, www.marketstreetoysterbar.com Steaks/Seafood

The New Yorker SLC’s premier dining establishment. From contemporary seafood to premium steaks, the menu provides options for every taste. Rated Best Chef. 60 West Market Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-0166, www.newyorkerslc.com Steaks/Seafood

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Rated #1 Steak - USDA Prime Beef broiled to perfection and sizzling in butter. Genuine southern hospitality in Salt Lake’s most luxurious dining room. 275 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-2000, www.ruthschrisprime.com Steaks/Seafood

Spencer’s For Steaks & Chops USDA prime grade steaks that are aged, hand cut and seared to perfection. Awarded “Best Wine List” and “Best Steak”. Open daily. 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 238-4748, www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com




The Copper Onion SLC Weekly’s best new restaurant serving regional American fare in the heart of downtown 7 days a week. Outdoor seating, reservations recommended. 111 E. Broadway Ste 170, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-3282, www.thecopperonion.com American

Hires Big H Famous for our sensational Big H, fresh cut fries, homemade onion rings, special dipping sauce and frosty mugs of root beer. See you there! 425 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 3644582, www.hiresbigh.com American

Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House Contemporary American & European inspired fish & seafood, steaks & chops! Fine dining with the freshest of seafood flown in daily from both coasts. 2155 S Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 946-2079, www.kimishouse.com Bars & Nightlife

Garage on Beck Comfort food that won’t break the bank! An historic garage with comfortable décor and a beautiful patio, offering some of the best live music around. 1199 N. Beck St., Salt Lake City, (801) 5213904, www.garageonbeck.com Bars & Nightlife

Pitchers Club Where Salt Lake’s professionals go to relax and enjoy sports on our big-screen TV. 4 pm–midnight daily. Dinner and snacks available. Salt Lake Marriott University Park, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 581-1000, www.marriott.com Brazilian

Rodizio Grill Authentic Brazilian cuisine, featuring three-foot skewers of perfectly grilled

meats carved table-side by Brazilian Gauchos. Private dining available. 600 South 700 East, In Historic Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, (801) 220-0500, www.rodiziogrill.com Brewpubs

The Annex by Epic Brewing Over 36 Epic beers paired with eclectic dishes we offer a bohemian atmosphere and casual dining, serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. 1048 E 2100 S, Suite 110, Salt Lake City, (801) 742-5490, www.theannexbyepicbrewing.com Brewpubs

Desert Edge Brewery at the Pub Award-winning micro-brewed beer and a “from scratch” menu that has become a Salt Lake institution— since 1972. Located in Historic Trolley Square. 273 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, (801) 5218917, www.desertedgebrewery.com Brewpubs

Wasatch Brew Pub Sugar House Offering a full menu of pub favorites accompanied by our award-winning Wasatch ales and lagers. We drink our share and sell the rest! 2110 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 783-1127, www.wasatchbeers.com Coffee Houses/Bakeries

Publik. Coffee Roasters Coffee Roastery & Cafe in downtown SLC ... Home to “Publik Space”, our 4,000 square foot hip & urban event venue! 975 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 3553161, www.publikcoffee.com Coffee Houses/Bakeries

Raw Bean Coffee House and Drive-thru Celebrated coffee, espresso, pastries, and desserts from our uberconvenient downtown location. Free wireless. Metro ambience. Open daily. 611 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 990-2326, www.rawbeancoffee.net Coffee Houses/Bakeries

Rimini Coffee Roasting the finest coffee since 1992. Come visit and purchase one of the many wonderful coffees roasted fresh each day. 532 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 5391210, www.riminicoffee.com

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The Kathmandu Come in and enjoy authentic food in a warm atmosphere and unparallelled service. Call-in to order and enjoy our delicious food with friends & family.

Provisions Restaurant Modern American cuisine, using regional, organic and sustainable ingredients. Creating exciting flavor profiles, textures, and visual enjoyment.

212 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 3550454, www.thekathmandu.net

3364 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 410-4046, www.slcprovisions.com



Caffe Niche Niche is a neighborhood restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Stoneground Restaurant Perched in a second-story loft overlooking Salt Lake’s Library Square, serving fresh-made, Italian-influenced fare in a casual atmosphere.

779 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 4333380, www.caffeniche.com Italian

Fresco Italian Cafe Voted Best Overall Restaurant & Best Italian Restaurant in 2012. Fresco serves innovative Italian cuisine, dine on the patio or intimate dining room. 1513 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 486-1300, www.frescoitaliancafe.com

249 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, 84111 (801) 364-1368, www.stonegroundslc.com Italian

Tucci’s Cucina Italiana Authentic Italian Cuisine, beautiful atmosphere, a passion for excellent possible service, and unique experience they can’t find anywhere else in SLC. 515 South 700 East, Suite 1-D, Salt Lake City, (801) 533-9111, www.tuccis.net


Litza’s Pizza Famous for its pizza made from scratch with fresh dough, sauce blended with an amazing array of spices, rich mozzarella cheese, and fresh toppings.


400 South 716 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 3595352, www.litzaspizza.com

545 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 983-6692, www.fridabistro.com


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The Old Spaghetti Factory We serve guests a complete meal, which includes bread, soup/salad, and dessert, at an affordable price. We also offer kids meals and take-out.

Sage’s Cafe Vegetarian, organic, made in-house, daily chef specials, weekend brunch, raw foods and gluten-free menus, awarded cuisine, organic wine, beer.

189 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, (801) 5210424, www.osf.com

Frida Bistro Our passion at Frida Bistro is sophisticated Mexican gastronomy. Fresh, flavorful, festive and sexy: as Frida Kahlo would have desired.

234 West 900 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3223790, www.sagescafe.com Organic & Vegetarian


Papa John’s Pizza Better ingredients. Better pizza. We bake, we deliver—all day 7 days a week. Large order discounts available. Open late night. Call your PAPA! 5330 South 900 East #200, Murray, (801) 2632106, www.papajohns.com

Vertical Diner American organic, vegetarian, locally grown, made in-house, jukebox, counter, hand-cut fries, breakfast all day, organic wine and beer, outside dining 2280 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 484-8378, www.verticaldiner.com Steaks/Seafood

Midvalley American

Log Haven Voted “Best Canyon,” “Best Restaurant,” and “Most Romantic.” Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Pines, waterfalls, wildflowers. Patio dining. 4 miles Millcreek Canyon, 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon, Salt Lake City, (801) 272-8255, www.log-haven.com Italian

Franck’s Chef Robert Perkins creates incredible Eclectic Contemporary Cuisine in a quaint old home atmosphere 6263 South Holladay Blvd, Holladay, (801) 274-6264, www.francksfood.com Italian

Tuscany Authentic Italian restaurant w/ mountain lodge theme at base of the Wasatch Mountains. Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence,” Zagat rated “Excellent.” 2832 East 6200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 277-9919, www.tuscanyslc.com Spanish/Tapas

Cafe Madrid Mediterranean dishes that will delight your plate. We offer seafood, meat, mixta or veggie paella and Tortilla de Patata. Reservations accepted. 5244 Highland Dr., Holladay, (801) 273-0837, www.cafemadrid.net Steaks/Seafood

Market Street Grill Cottonwood Fresh seafood, highest quality steak available, and delicious non-seafood selections. Zagat rated Most Popular. 2985 E 6580 S, Salt Lake City, (801) 942-8860, www.marketstreetgrill.com

South Valley American

Bandits’ American Grill Our tender cuts of meat have been smoking over a real oak wood fire since 1989. So if you’re looking for a truly authentic flavor, you’ve found it. 3176 East 6200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 944-0505, www.banditsbbq.com

The Pie Pizzeria Voted “Best Pizza in Utah.” Delivery downtown. Pizza, calzones, baked subs, salads, wings, local beers on tap. Open late 7 days/week. U of U hangout.

Ruby River Steakhouse, Downtown “What a Steak Ought to Be®” Utah’s #1 choice for steaks. USDA choice steaks, ribs, chicken, fish, & pasta. Liquor avail. Lunch Mon–Fri, dinner daily.

La Caille Located on 20 acres at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Dinner Tues-Sun, Saturday & Sunday brunch. Weddings and special events 365 days a year.

1320 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 582-5700, www.thepie.com

435 South 700 East, Salt Lake City,(801) 3593355, www.rubyriver.com

9565 Wasatch Boulevard, Sandy, (801) 9421751, www.lacaille.com



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restaurants & bars Brewpubs

Hoppers Seafood & Grill Serving great seafood and wonderful pub fare, complemented by award-winning handcrafted beverages. Hoppers is the place to gather in the Midvalley! 890 East Fort Union Boulevard, Midvale, (801) 566-0424, www.splat.com Italian

Cafe Trio Cottonwood Café Trio serves fresh Italian fare in a contemporary setting. Group and private dining available in 5 private & semi-private dining rooms. 6405 South 3000 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 944-TRIO, www.triodining.com Mexican

Luna Blanca Taqueria We love tacos & tequilas! Come to a place where our friends, families, and community enjoy our handmade & artful Mexican-witha-twist fare! 3158 E 6200 S, Salt Lake City, 801-944-LUNA, www.lunablancataqueria.com Steaks/Seafood

Market Street Grill South Jordan Fresh seafood, steaks, and delicious non-seafood selections. Menus feature the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Zagat - Most Popular. 10702 South River Front Parkway, (700 West), South Jordan, (801) 302-2262, www.marketstreetgrill.com Steaks/Seafood

Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood Serving fresh oysters, seafood from around the world, Certified Angus Beef Natural steaks, and a delicious selection of non-seafood choices.

West Valley Steaks/Seafood

SHULA’S 347 GRILL Exclusively serves Premium Black Angus Beef burgers as well as The Best Beef Money Can Buy, The SHULA CUT®. Gourmet salads and fresh specialty fish.

Mountain Resorts



The Aerie Restaurant & Lounge The renovated Aerie Restaurant and Lounge features modern-American Gastropub cuisine, an awardwinning wine list and spectacular mountain views. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Highway 210, Snowbird, (801) 933-2160, www.snowbird.com American

Alta Lodge Restaurant Renowned cuisine in an alpine setting. Winter: breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; summer and fall: lodging, Sunday brunch and Saturday lunch. PO Box 8040, Alta, (801) 742-3500, www.altalodge.com American

Alta Peruvian Lodge Dining Room Beautiful setting in the rugged Wasatch Mountains. Fine dining with excellent food & a rustic private club. Winter: breakfast, lunch, & dinner daily. 10380 East Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, (801) 742-3000, www.altaperuvian.com American

The Atrium The Cliff Lodge’s slopeside restaurant with gourmet coffees, pastries, breakfast & lunch, year-round. Breakfast buffet & Sunday brunch in the summer.





Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Snowbird, (801) 933-2240, www.snowbird.com

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird, (801) 933-2140, www.snowbird.com

10702 South River Front Parkway, (700 West), South Jordan, (801) 302-2264, www. marketstreetgrill.com

The Forklift Restaurant The Forklift features a casual dining atmosphere and serves a la carte breakfast and lunch entrées, year-round. Beer, wine and cocktails are served.

3524 South Market Street, West Valley City, (801) 966-3470, www.donshula.com

2985 East 6580 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 942-8870, www.ginc.com

Market Street Oyster Bar - South Jordan Serving fresh oysters, seafood from around the world, Angus Beef steaks, and a delicious selection of nonseafood choices.


The Lodge Bistro & Lounge The Lodge Bistro is an intimate restaurant serving elegant American cuisine with a French twist along with an impressive selection of wines. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Snowbird, (801) 933-2145, www.snowbird.com Bars & Nightlife

The Thirsty Squirrel Enjoy a variety of refreshing beverages and appetizers in our new rustic lounge located in the Powderhorn Lodge at Solitude Mountain Resort. Full Bar 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude, (801) 536-5797, www.skisolitude.com Italian

Wildflower Ristorante & Lounge Serving Italian fare and a broad selection of Italian wines, beer and spirits at this casual-romantic, mountain restaurant. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Snowbird, (801) 933-2230, www.snowbird.com Steaks/Seafood

The Steak Pit The Steak Pit serves prime and Wagyu steaks and seafood items and an extensive wine and spirits list in a casual setting with great mountain views. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Snowbird, (801) 933-2260, www.snowbird.com

Outside Salt Lake

El Chanate Restaurant & Cantina El Chanate serves authentic Mexican fare, popular American dishes and features one of the largest tequila menus in Utah (over 25 selections).


Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Snowbird, (801) 933-2025, www.snowbird.com

703 Park Ave, Park City, (435) 649-8300,

High West Distillery & Saloon Utah’s first distillery since the 1870’s, and the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world. Located in Old Town Park City, at the bottom of Quittin’ www.highwest.com



Featuring your favorite chain stores plus unique boutiques and shops found only in Salt Lake, shopping in our state’s capitol is an exciting experience.


City Creek Center Discover 110+ stores and restaurants lining a sparkling creek, under a retractable glass skylight. Nordstrom, Macy’s, Coach, Apple and more. City Creek Center, 50 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 238-5320, www.shopcitycreekcenter.com

Canyon Sports Offering Utah’s largest mountain & road bike rental fleet. Ski and snowboard rentals; overnight tuneups and repairs. Voted #1 rental shop in Utah. 517 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 3224220, www.canyonsports.com

The Gateway Salt Lake’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination featuring the Olympic Legacy Plaza, Clark Planetarium, and Discovery Gateway.

Macy’s Shop at Macy’s brand new City Creek Center store and receive a 10% Visitor Savings Pass! Visit our Fine Jewelry Department for more details.

The Gateway Management, 18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 456-0000, www.shopthegateway.com

21 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 7368950, www.VisitMacysUSA.com

Harmons City Creek Featuring a sushi bar, coffee and gelato bar, cooking school, business center, post office, floral, delicatessen, meat, produce, bakery and much more! 135 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 4280366, www.harmonsgrocery.com

O.C. Tanner Jewelers Utah’s jeweler since 1927, O.C. Tanner Jewelers maintains exclusive relationships with the world’s most exceptional makers of jewelry and timepieces. 15 South State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 5323222, www.octannerjewelers.com

EPIC Brewing Company, LLC Epic Brewing Co. is Utah’s first brewery since prohibition to brew exclusively full-strength beer - small quantities, big flavor, unending variety.

Huddart Floral Company A Salt Lake tradition! Beautiful floral designs, orchid plants, gourmet fruit baskets, balloons, chocolates and more. We delivery valley wide.

Oxford Shop (Featuring Florsheim) The Oxford Shop features the finest selection of famous brands: Florsheim, Stacy Adams, Skechers, Brutini, Nunn Bush, Rockport, Timberland, Clarks.

825 South State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 906-0123, www.epicbrewing.com

156 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5317900, www.huddartfloral.com

65 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3558636, www.oxfordshopslc.com

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shopping Directory Pandora - City Creek Center PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and modern jewelry made from genuine materials at affordable prices. 51 South Main Street, Suite 134, Salt Lake City, (801) 359-4429, www.facebook.com/ pandoracitycreek

Porsche Design, City Creek Center View the collection of F.A. Porsche designed watches, eyewear, pens, cutlery, men’s and women’s fashion, and fragrances at Porsche Design. 50 South Main Street, Suite 271, Salt Lake City, (801) 532-1017

Rite Aid PHARMACY HOURS: MON to FRI 7 AM -7 PM, SATURDAY 10 AM - 6 PM, SUNDAY 11 AM - 5 PM. Digital one hour service, drinks, food and snacks, Souvenirs. 72 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 5310581, www.riteaid.com

Simply Salt Lake Unique gift and souvenir shop featuring Utah-themed items, fine jewelry, pottery, gourmet candies, clothing, toys, and more. 90 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 534-4906, www.saltlaketogo.com

Ski-N-See 12 valley-wide shops. Discount lift tickets. Ski/Board rentals; all levels/

groups. Retail/service. Serve Cottonwood Canyon, Park City, Ogden resorts. 102 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5712031, www.skiNsee.com

Skis and Tours Skis and Tours: The best deals on ski and board rentals in downtown Salt Lake. 214 West 600 South, Suite B, Salt Lake City, (801) 506-6701, www.skisandtours.com

Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co. at City Creek Center offers the world’s finest diamonds and is the premier resource for gifts that commemorate life’s special moments. City Creek Center, 50 South Main Street, Suite 201, Salt Lake City, (801) 359-2005, www. tiffany.com

UTah Artist Hands Utah premier ‘local’ gallery. Fine art, photography, jewelry, unique gifts made exclusively by Utah artists. 163 East Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City, (801) 355-0206, www.utahands.com

Utah Woolen Mills Clothiers Utah’s oldest and finest independent men’s and women’s clothing establishment. Custom shirts. In-store custom tailor. 59 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 364-1851, www.utahwoolenmills.com

Ward & Child/ The Garden Store & Gardens Distinctive accessories for home and garden. Fountains, artful

objects, & distinctive furniture. All inspired by the garden and chosen for the season. 678 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 595-6622

Western Nut Company A gift-giving tradition that makes a lasting impression. A wide selection of personalized gifts and custom-made baskets. Satisfaction guaranteed. 434 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 3638869, www.westernut.com

Salt Lake City

Art at the Main Original art by contemporary Utah artists in a variety of media, styles and subjects, including paintings, ceramic, sculpture and glass works. 210 East 400 South #E, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-4088, www.artatthemain.com

Cabin Fever Since 1982, Cabin Fever has earned a reputation for the best in eclectic and idiosyncratic gifts, greeting and event cards for any occasion. 330 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, (801) 3630828, www.cabinfevercards.com

Historic Trolley Square Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Whole Foods, & more shops and restaurants in charming trolley car barns. National Historic Site. Free parking. 367 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, (801) 5219877, www.trolleysquare.com

Browse through an impressive selection of Utah products including Native American artistry, fine jewelry, local art, gift items, toys, books, mugs, postcards, T-shirts, food items, and more. Located in the Salt Palace Convention Center adjacent to Visitor Information.

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shopping Local Colors of Utah Featuring painting, jewelry, pottery, photography and more. Local Colors gallery has the perfect art to enhance your home, business, or to give. 1054 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-3922, www.localcolorsart.com

Rockpick Legend Co. Free Utah mineral, fossil, and lapidary museum display. We are an authentic rock shop with minerals, fossils, lapidary, and Utah souvenirs. 1017 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-7952, www.rocks4u.com

Sundance Catalog Outlet Store Liquidates overstocks & discontinued items from Sundance Catalog, most from 30–70 percent off regular catalog prices. Apparel, jewelry, home, & gifts. 2201 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 487-3400, www.sundancecatalog.com

Tabula Rasa Stationers Since 1986, Tabula Rasa Stationers has provided exquisite paper for all life’s most important events. Located inside Historic Trolley Square. 330 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, (801) 5755043, www.tabularasastationers.com

Weller Book Works One of America’s finest bookstores. All subjects—new, used, rare. Free Wi-Fi. 80+ years experience. 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, (801) 3282586, www.wellerbookworks.com



Salt Lake Running Company One of America’s top 50 stores. Featuring in-store biomechanical analysis and full range of running shoes, apparel, and accessories. I-80 on 700 E. 2454 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 4849144, www.saltlakerunningco.com

South Valley

eSpokes We offer a complete line of electric and conventional bikes for the entire family, including road, mountain, fitness, commuter, urban, and cruisers. 11259 Kestrel Rise Road, Suite 300, South Jordan, (801) 666-7644, www.eSpokes.com

Gardner Village Discover locally-owned shops & eateries surrounding a historic mill. Spend the afternoon at Utah’s rich historic shopping and dining experience. 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan, (801) 566-8903, www.gardnervillage.com

Hillside Floral “Break the ice with flowers.” 25 years of progressive floral consultation and design. Not the biggest, but one of the best.

lowest prices. Locations in Salt Lake City and Park City. 1415 Lowell Ave, Park City, (435) 649-0661, www.skirentals.com

Outlets at Traverse Mountain The Outlets at Traverse Mountain is located in Lehi just off of I-15. The center has favorite outlet brands and unique to Utah stores as well. 3700 North Cabelas Blvd. Suite 175, Lehi, (801) 901-1200, www.outletsattraversemountain.com

Samsonite Company Store Samsonite Factory Outlet stores offer the best assortment of luggage, casual bags and other travel related products at factory direct prices. Tanger Outlets, 6699 Landmark Drive, C140, Park City, (435) 649-1377, www.shop. samsonite.com

Tanger Outlet Center Shop Tanger Outlets and buy direct from the manufacturer at 69 brand name and designer stores! Only 15 minutes from the Salt Lake Valley! 6699 North Landmark Drive, Ste N100, Park City, (435) 645-7078, www.tangeroutlet.com

2495 East Fort Union Blvd., Salt Lake City, (801) 943-8427, www.hillsidefloral.net

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Breeze Ski Rentals The one-stop source for all of your ski and snowboard rental needs—at the




2201 South Highland Drive Salt Lake City, UT • 801 487 3400 10am–8pm Monday–Saturday 12pm–5pm Sunday

Selection varies and is limited.

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hotels & lodging

From cozy bed and breakfasts to five-star luxury hotels, you’ll find the right inn, motel or hotel for your vacation right here to launch your excursions from and to rest your head at night.


Airport Inn Hotel 5 minutes from Airport/Downtown. Free hot breakfast. Free 24hr airport shuttle. Free wireless internet access. Call 1-800-937-1688 for best rates. 2333 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 539-0438, www.airportinnhotelslc.com

Airport Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Complimentary hot breakfast. Indoor pool, fitness room, & free high-speed Internet. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle.



Perkins Cafe & Bakery. 230 North Admiral Byrd Road, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-3331, www.sla-ffi.com

Comfort Inn - Salt Lake City Airport Two miles from the airport and seven miles from downtown. 155 well appointed guestrooms. Free Hot breakfast, high-speed Internet, airport shuttle.

Group meetings up to 60 people with full-service catering available. 171 North 2100 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 715-8688, www.choicehotels.com

Courtyard by Marriott, Salt Lake City Airport 1 mile from airport, free 24-hour shuttle. Indoor pool/whirlpool, fitness room, business center. Café serves breakfast & dinner. Free HS Internet.

200 North Admiral Byrd Road, Salt Lake City, (801) 746-5200, www.slccomfortinn.com

4843 West Douglas Corrigan Way, www.marriott.com

Comfort Suites Airport All-suite hotel, free hot breakfast, airport shuttle, and high-speed Internet.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Salt Lake City Airport AAA 3 Diamond property located 3

hotels & lodging miles west of the airport, 10 minutes from downtown. Complimentary WiFi, airport shuttle, and parking. Pet friendly. 5151 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 5391515, www.saltlakecityairport.doubletree.com

Holiday Inn Express Airport East SLC Located four miles from downtown and two miles from the airport. Hotel offers airport shuttle, hot breakfast, high speed internet complimentary. 200 North 2100 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 7411500, www.hiexpress.com/slcairporteast

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites–SLC Airport West 5 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, Downtown Salt Lake City and four beautiful ski resorts. 5001 W Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 741-1800, www.holidayinn.com

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Airport Hyatt Place SLC Airport is located just 3 miles from the aiport. We offer free breakfast & internet, indoor pool and 24 hour food service. 52 North Tommy Thompson Road, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-1400, www.hyattplacesaltlakecityairport.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Free breakfast, high-speed Internet, and airport shuttle. Fitness center, heated indoor pool and spa. Meeting space available. 4905 West Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 366-4444, www.lq.com

Microtel Inn & Suites 5 minutes from the SLC Airport. We have Free Airport Shuttle, Free Hot Continental Breakfast, Free WiFi & Free Local & Long Distance Phone calls. 61 North Tommy Thompson Road, Salt Lake City, (801) 236-2800, www.microtelinn.com

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Airport Elegant European charm! Free 24 hour airport shuttle, free wireless internet, on site restaurant, fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. 2177 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 364-5800 www.radisson.com

Ramada Salt Lake City Airport Hotel A full-service hotel, restaurant and bar, 5 miles from downtown,

3 miles from airport and complimentary breakfast and airport shuttle. 5575 West Amelia Earhart Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 537-7020, www.ramadaslcairport.com

Springhill Suites, Airport At the SpringHill Suites Salt Lake City Airport hotel, you will enjoy our oversized king or queen suites with luxury bedding, and chic décor. 4955 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 5326633, www.springhillsuites.com


Allstar Travel Motel 68 clean, quiet rooms from $48. Daily/weekly rooms, free local calls, Internet, continental breakfast, satellite TV. Kitchenettes available. 754 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 531-7300

The Anniversary Inn– Fifth South Breathtaking view of downtown, near the University of Utah. 36 luxury suites, each with private baths, jetted tubs, breakfast brought to your door. 460 South 1000 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-4900, www.anniversaryinn.com

The Armstrong Mansion Historic B & B A 13-room, 1893 Queen Anne-style mansion on National Register. Gourmet buffet breakfast, business, seminars, vacation, special occasions, honeymoons.

Comfort Inn Downtown The Comfort Inn Downtown offers 85 rooms and suites including many extra amenities in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. 171 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3255300, www.comfortinn.com

Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown Spacious rooms, airport shuttle, free parking, wireless Internet, indoor pool, spa, exercise facilities, laundry. Meeting space and restaurant. 130 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5316000, www.marriott.com

Crystal Inn, Downtown Oversized rooms, coffeemaker, microwave, fridge, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center. Free hot breakfast, airport shuttle, parking, & Internet 230 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3284466, www.crystalinnsaltlake.com

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City All suite hotel located in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Within blocks of the Salt Palace Convention Center and Great Shopping. 110 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3597800, www.saltlakecitysuites.doubletree.com

Downtown Rodeway Inn Walking distance to conv. center, malls. Clean, quiet rooms. Cable, free breakfast, laundry facilities. High-speed Internet. Conference room for 70.

667 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5311333, www.armstrongmansion.com

616 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 5340808, www.downtownrodewayinn.com

Avenues Hostel—Salt Lake Hostel International Best Specialty lodging in town; Best value in N. America--MajorBookingEngines. Near CV center/ BusLine. $23-55. Free breakfast, parking, TV, Internet.

The Grand America Hotel 775 luxurious, over sized rooms. City/mountain views from our 24-story tower. Spa, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools. AAA FiveDiamond rated.

107 ‘F’ Street, (North Temple 500 East), Salt Lake City, (801) 359-3855, www.saltlakehostel.com

Camelot Inn & Hostel $28/day. In downtown, near Convention Center. 9 mi from airport. 1 min from I-15 freeway, 1 min walk from TRAX/bus. TV & Wi-Fi in room. Free parking. 165 West 800 South, Salt Lake City, www.UT123.com

555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 258-6000, www.grandamerica.com

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown Feel the Hamptonality. Free hot breakfast buffet, 24 hour indoor pool, and free wi-fi. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Walk to many amazing restaurants. 425 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 741-1110, www.saltlakecitydowntown. hamptoninn.com

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hotels Directory & lodging Haxton Manor Bed & Breakfast Bed & breakfast in a beautifully restored historic home offering luxurious accommodations for both business and recreational travelers. 943 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-4646, www.haxtonmanor.com

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. HS & wireless Internet 24/7 business center, indoor pool/ spa, PreCor fitness center, 24/7 shuttle. ‘09/’10/’11 award for top HGI worldwide 250 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 3645200, www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Hilton Salt Lake City Center Choose from an array of newlyrenovated guest rooms and suites, located downtown within walking distance from over 60 restaurants and night clubs. 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 328-2000, www.hiltonsaltlakecity.com

Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown Salt Lake City’s newest and most modern Holiday Inn Express Hotel is located directly across the street from the Salt Palace Convention Center. 206 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 521-9500, www.ihg.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City— Downtown All-suite hotel featuring indoor pool and hot tub, full kitchens, complimentary hot Suite Start Breakfast daily, and Welcome Home Reception Mon–Thu. 423 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-6700, www.saltlakecitydowntown.homewoodsuites.com

Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - A Kimpton Hotel Savvy service, a hip vibe and unbeatable location make Hotel Monaco legendary among Salt Lake hotels - pet friendly & full service Bambara restaurant. 15 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5950000, www.monaco-saltlakecity.com

Hyatt House Downtown Contemporary apartment-style suites are the alternative to typical hotel



accommodations. At HYATT House, you’re more than a just a guest. 140 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 359-4020, www.saltlakecitydowntown. house.hyatt.com

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown Hyatt Place offers a great location in the heart of downtown offering easy access to downtown restaurants, shopping and entertainment. 55 North 400 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 4566300, www.hyatt.com

The Inn at the Alta Club The historic Alta Club offers 20 elegantly appointed guest rooms centrally located near the Salt Palace, City Creek Center, Temple Square, and TRAX. 100 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 322-1081, www.altaclub.org

Inn on the Hill Historic manor home nestled on Capitol Hill near downtown. Charming and gracious accommodations, scenic views, private baths with jetted tubs. 225 N State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 3281466, www.innonthehillslc.com

The Kimball Condominiums Unbeatable downtown location with fully furnished condominium units equipped with all the comforts of home including a kitchen, free WiFi, and more! 150 North Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-4000, www.thekimball.com

LeisureLink LeisureLink offers vacation property suppliers the opportunity to distribute their inventory to online travel agencies like Expedia. 90 South 400 West, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, (801) 559-3256, www.leisurelink.com

Metropolitan Inn Tempur-pedic® beds, complimentary breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi, outdoor pool/Jacuzzi, pet friendly. Five miles to airport, half mile to convention center 524 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 531-7100, www.metropolitaninn.com

North Temple Inn Free amenities: expanded continental breakfast, WI-FI, airport shuttle, pool, Fitness Center, cable. Near convention center, TRAX, Temple Square. 121 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 5213450, www.northtempleinn.com

Peery Hotel Full-service boutique hotel with 4,250 sf mtg space, 73 rooms with 11 suites, 2 restaurants, complimentary fitness room, complimentary business center 110 West Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City, (801) 521-4300, www.peeryhotel.com

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown $79–$390. Downtown location. 381 deluxe guest rooms, airport shuttle. Copper Canyon Grill House & Tavern. Indoor pool, fitness facilities. 215 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 531-7500, www.radisson.com

Ramada Salt Lake City, North Temple Convenient location between airport & downtown. Free Internet, free breakfast, pool, hot tub, courtyard, fitness room, guest laundry, business center. 1659 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 533-9000, www.saltlakecityramada.com

Little America Hotel 5 retail shops. Family friendly. 850 rooms, seven miles to airport, free parking, swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness facilities. AAA Four-Diamond award

Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Located in downtown Salt Lake we offer 393 rooms, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, complimentary airport shuttle, parking and wireless internet.

500 South Main, Salt Lake City, (801) 5965700, www.littleamerica.com

161 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5217373, www.saltlakecityredlion.com

Marriott Salt Lake City Center Sophisticated AAA Four-Diamond hotel featuring luxurious accommodations and amenities. Free Internet. On the Gallivan Plaza with Winter ice skating.

Residence Inn by Marriott, Downtown Premier downtown location. Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom suites with kitchens, living areas, free breakfast, and highspeed Internet. Conference facilities.

220 South State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 961-8700, www.marriott.com

285 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, (801) 3553300, www.marriott.com

hotels & lodging Salt Lake City KOA Only 2 mi. to downtown Salt Lake City we offer full hookup,pull through sites, tent sites,and cabins to meet your needs. Cable TV and Wifi included. 1400 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 328-0224, www.slckoa.com

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek $119/$129 s/d. 510 rooms, five miles to airport, shuttle for a fee. Cable, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness center. AAA Four-Diamond rating. 75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 531-0800, www.marriott.com

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square $79 - $299. 150 rooms, 7 miles to airport, free airport shuttle, microwave/ fridge, pool/Jacuzzi, fitness, laundry, room service, restaurant, free wi-fi. 122 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 521-0130, www.plaza-hotel.com

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the

downtown area and 3 blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center. 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 4012000, www.sheraton.com

Springhill Suites 5 miles to airport, free deluxe breakfast, high-speed Internet, indoor pool/whirlpool, fitness center. Laundry facility, business center, meeting room 625 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 2383000, www.marriott.com

Salt Lake City

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City Central Centrally located, indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, restaurant. Neighboring golf course. Close to airport, downtown, attractions, ski resorts. 2055 S Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, (801) 886-0703, www.hamptoninn.com

Ramada Limited South Salt Lake 10 minutes from airport, 25 miles to ski resorts. Free continental breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet, pool, spa, meeting space. Suites available. 2455 South State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 486-2400, www.ramadasaltlake.com

University Guest House & Conference Center $122.00, Free hot breakfast, free Internet, free parking, Located on University of Utah campus, next to hospitals/TRAX. 30,000 sq ft of meeting space. University of Utah, 110 South Fort Douglas Boulevard, Salt Lake City, (801) 587-1000, www.universityguesthouse.com

Marriott University Park Renovation finished Jan 2014! 217 guestrooms, 10,000 sq ft function space, on-site restaurant, lounge, catering, pool, spa, Starbucks, fitness center.

University of Utah Conference Housing Center 1,500 single and double Residence Hall rooms. Air conditioned. Available May-August for groups, camps, and conferences. Meal plans available.

480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, (801) 5811000, www.marriott.com

5 Heritage Center, Salt Lake City, (801) 5872980, www.conferences.utah.edu

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hotels & lodging Midvalley

Baymont Inn and Suites Murray 130 rooms including hot tub suites. Cont. breakfast with local specialty station with hot items, business & fitness center, pool, wireless Internet. 4465 South Century Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 268-2533,www.baymontinns.com

Best Western Plus Midvale Inn Newly renovated spaciouslyappointed rooms & suites, satellite television, wireless Internet, double pillow top mattresses. Offering something extra! 280 West 7200 South, Midvale, (801) 5664141, www.book.bestwestern.com

Crystal Inn, Midvalley Near Cottonwood canyons. Free buffet breakfast & light dinner. Large rooms with many amenities. Free airport shuttle & transportation to ski shuttles. 818 East Winchester Street, Murray, (801) 6859300, www.crystalinnmidvalley.com

Days Inn Midvale Minutes from ski resorts. Fridge, microwave, cable TV, hot tub, seasonal pool, continental breakfast, guest laundry. Adjacent to light-rail station. 7251 South 300 West, I-15 Exit 297, Salt Lake City, (801) 566-6677, www.the.daysinn.com

Discovery Inn SLCtub Area Visitor Deluxe rooms, hot and sauna. Ski bus transportation and light rail ser-

vice located within walking distance. 30 minutes to 4 major ski areas. 380 West 7200 South, Midvale, (801) 5612256, www.discoveryinnsaltlakecity.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salt Lake City South-Murray We provide our guests with great access to I-15, the Intermountain Medical Center, four ski resorts, and Salt Lake International Airport. 5429 Commerce Drive, Murray, (801) 2660800 www.hiexpress.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel SLC South/Midvale Hot complimentary breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center, business center, microwave, refrigerator, safe. TripAdvisor certificate of excellence winner. 7134 South 700 East, Midvale, (801) 352-8100, www.hiexpress.com

Home2 Suites by Hilton, Murray Innovative all-suite extended stay hotel where you’re free to be you. If you aren’t completely satisfied, let us make it right or that night’s on us.

dinner(M-Th) breakfast buffet daily. Indoor pool/hot tub. Go online for best rates. 844 E. North Union Ave. (7200 South), Midvale, (801) 561-5999, www.saltlakecity. homewoodsuites.com

La Quinta Inn, Midvale HD Flat screen TV’s. Close to area ski resorts. Restaurants nearby. Excellent rates. Ski Pass sold here for Alta Brighton Snowbird & Solitude. 7231 South 480 West, Midvale, (801) 5663291, www.lq.com

Quality Inn & Suites Free wireless Internet connections, unlimited local/long distance calling. Complimentary full breakfast. Free guest laundry facility. 440 West 5300 South, Murray, (801) 506-8000, www.qualityinn.com

Residence Inn Salt Lake City Cottonwood Renovated all-suite hotel, fullkitchens, separate living. Free daily hot buffet breakfast, 2-3 social hours a week. Free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool & patio. 6425 South 3000 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 453-0430, www.marriott.com

Residence Inn Salt Lake City Murray Centrally located in the Salt Lake valley. Each suite includes full kitchen, living room & sleeping areas. Free & WIFI. 9:55:07breakfast AM

4927 South State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 288-1234, www.saltlakecitymurray. home2suites.com

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hotels & lodging Staybridge Suites Salt Lake-Midvale Brand new all suite hotel conveniently located in the heart of SL County minutes from ski resorts, shopping and a variety of fine dining options. 747 West Blue Vista Lane, Midvale, (801) 8710871, www.ihg.com/

Studio 6 Extended-stay lodging with fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, voice mail, wireless Internet, and on-site laundry facility. 975 East 6600 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 6852102, www.staystudio6.com

Super 8 Salt Lake/ Midvalley Great ski location! 24-hour hot tub, continental breakfast, HBO, 25” TVs. Guest laundry, suites and packages available. Pride of Super 8 Award. 7048 South 900 East, Midvale, (801) 2555559, www.super8saltlake.com

Utah’s Best Vacation Rentals Large private vacation homes for summer family reunions, conventions,

and family vacations. Sleep up to 25. Ditch hotels! Discover New Lodging.

within 5 miles of hotel; 2300 sq ft mtg space.

635 West 5300 South, Suite 303, Murray, (801) 747-0218, www.utahsbestvacationrentals.com

10695 South Automall Drive, Sandy, (801) 5238484, www.bwcottontreeinn.com

Wasatch Front Ski Accommodations Recipient of the Best of Salt Lake City “Tourist Home” Award. Fully furnished one to four bedroom accommodations. Nightly & monthly rentals available.

Canyon Retreat Two, three & four bedroom condos at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Just minutes to Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, and downtown Salt Lake.

2020 East 3300 South, #9, Salt Lake City, (801) 486-4296, www.wfsa.com

7430 South Wasatch Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, (801) 891-2334, www.vrbo.com

South Valley

Comfort Inn, Draper I-15, exit 291. New indoor pool, spa, and conference center. Free hot breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet. Microwave and fridge in each room.

Advantage Accommodations Corporate or tourist, short- or longterm accommodations. Specializing in fully equipped, clean, modern, well-appointed homes, condos, and apartments. 9013 Huckleberry Court, Sandy, (801) 9433450, www.aalodging.com

Best Western CottonTree Inn–Sandy Hotel Amenities:Full hot breakfast; 24 hr pool/Hot tub/Fitness center; Wireless internet; Free shuttle

12033 South Factory Outlet Drive, Draper, (801) 571-2511, www.hiexpress.com/

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Sandy Near South Towne Expo, Miller Training, TRAX, shopping, dining, & ski areas. Pool/hot tub, breakfast, shuttle, ESPN, Internet, & meeting room. 8955 South 255 West, Sandy, (801) 255-4919, www.econolodge.com

For the fun of it Treat your family to a break from the ordinary with special getaway rates that include free breakfast, free Internet access, complimentary shuttle service, and free parking. Find out more at sheraton.com/saltlakecity or call 801 401 2000 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT

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hotels Directory & lodging Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Salt Lake City, South Towne Welcome to Home Away From Home. Amenities: free hot breakfast,weekday guest reception, Wi-Fi, business center, 24-hr pool, hot tub, & fitness center. 10499 South Jordan Gateway, South Jordan, (801) 553-1151, www.countryinns.com/slcsouth

Courtyard by Marriott, Sandy Deluxe guest rooms, hot tub, & 2-room suites. Minutes from resorts, downtown. Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness facilities, guest laundry. Restaurant. 10701 South Holiday Park Drive, Sandy, (801) 571-3600, www.marriott.com/slcsd

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Draper With spacious rooms including fridge and microwave, free breakfast, great rates and easy resort access, we are the perfect hotel for your ski vacation. 12117 South State Street, Draper, (801) 5721200, www.marriott.com

Hampton Inn, Salt Lake City/Sandy 15 miles from downtown. 14 miles to ski resorts. Free hot breakfast, local calls, cable/HBO. Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, meeting facilities. Free Internet. 10690 South Holiday Park Drive, Sandy, (801) 571-0800, www.hampton-inn.com

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City/ Fort Union 20 min from the airport, full kitchens, Free WIFI, coin-laundry, 24-hour fitness center, deluxe vending, business center, tv lounge, hot breakfast. 6990 S Park Centre Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 567-0111, www.hawthorn.com

Hilton Garden Inn–Sandy Near South Towne Expo center, Rio Tinto Stadium, major corporate offices, on-site restaurant/lounge, room service, and complimentary internet. 277 West Sego Lily Drive, Sandy, (801) 3529400, www.saltlakecitysandy.hgi.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Sandy Walking distance from numerous restaurants and the South Towne



Mall. Near South Towne Expo Center. We offer the Ski City Super Pass. 10680 South Auto Mall Drive, Sandy, (801) 495-1317, www.hiexpress.com

Home2 Suites by Hilton, South Jordan All suite Hilton hotel with fully equipped kitchens in every room! An innovative mid-scale hotel thoughtfully designed for a savvy traveler. 10704 South River Front Parkway, South Jordan, (801) 446-8800, www.saltlakecitysouthjordan.home2suites.com

HYATT House Salt Lake City/Sandy Welcome to more at Hyatt House Sandy, an all suite hotel with the comforts of feeling like you are right at home. Enjoy our amazing serviceamenities. 9685 South Monroe, Sandy, (801) 304-5700, www.sandy.house.hyatt.com

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Cottonwood New Hyatt Place at the base of big cottonwood canyon, heated outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast, free wi-fi, 24 hr fresh gallery dining menu. 3090 E 6200 S, Salt Lake City, 1-800-9934751, www.cottonwood.place.hyatt.com

Luxury Ski Accommodations Luxury homes and twin homes. Fully furnished, private spas, 3-7 bedrooms, sleeps six to 14. Daily/ monthly rentals, owner-operated for affordability. 3588 East Bengal Blvd, Salt Lake City, (801) 943-0806, www.skiutah-1.com

Residence Inn by Marriott, Sandy Suites feature full kitchens & living rooms. Free hot breakfast buffet, social hour, indoor pool/Jacuzzi, nearby restaurants, shopping & light rail. 270 West 10000 South, Sandy, (801) 5615005, www.marriott.com

West Valley

Baymont Inn and Suites West Valley City Adjacent to the Maverik Center. Complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, exercise facility, airport shuttle. 2229 West City Center Court, West Valley City, (801) 886-1300, www.baymontinns.com

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - West Valley City 81 rooms, indoor pool and hot tub, meeting room, complimentary buffet breakfast, courtesy airport shuttle, free local calls. 3422 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, (801) 908-0311, www.countryinns.com

Crystal Inn, West Valley Next to The Maverik Center. Spacious rooms, free hot buffet breakfast, pool, whirlpool, fitness center, meeting facilities, & free wireless access. 2254 West City Center Court, West Valley City, (801) 736-2000, www.crystalinns.com

Embassy Suites Salt Lake/ West Valley City Hotel features include 162 two room suites 7,500 sq ft of meeting space, Shula’s steakhouse, Walking distance to dining, shopping, night life and more! 3524 South Market Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 963-4760, www.saltlakecitywestvalley.embassysuites.com

Holiday Inn Express, West So much fun, it’s a destination in itself. Indoor water park, arcade, party room, concessions, meeting facilities, 24 hr fitness center & sport court 3036 South Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 517-4000, www.hiexpress.com

Home2 Suites by Hilton, West Valley An innovative mid-scale, all-suites EXTENDED-STAY hotel thoughtfully designed for savvy, sophisticated, cost-conscious travelers. 4028 Parkway Blvd, West Valley City, (801) 679-8222, www.saltlakecitywestvalleycity. home2suites.com

SpringHill Suites Salt Lake City Draper This stylish, all-suite hotel is ideally located only 10 minutes from the base of the Cottonwood Canyons, and nearby to major South Valley businesses.

Staybridge Suites New! All suites complete with full kitchen & comp. breakfast buffet. Indoor water park, arcade, evening reception, store, sport court & BBQ pavillion.

12111 South State Street, Draper, (801) 5721800, www.marriott.com

3038 South Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 517-4000, www.staybridge.com

hotels & lodging TownePlace Suites Salt Lake City-West Valley An extended-stay hotel with the comfort, flexibility and affordability you require. Relax and feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen & free WiFi. 5473 West High Market Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 307-3300, www.marriott.com

Mountain Resorts

Alta Chalets Fully equipped luxury vacation homes and condominiums at Snowbird and Alta. Private chef service, corporate retreat and event planning available. PO Box 8012, Alta, (801) 424-2426, www. altachalets.com

Alta Lodge Fine food, a mountain lodge ambiance and a perfect ski-in/ski-out locationbring most of our guests back year after year to Alta’s first ski lodge. PO Box 8040, 10230 E. State Highway 210, Alta, (801) 742-3500, www.altalodge.com

Alta Peruvian Lodge 80 rooms, 40 miles to airport. Outdoor

heated pool, hot tub, sauna, gift/ ski shop, private club. Rustic winter ski lodge. 10000 Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, (801) 742-3000, www.altaperuvian.com

Alta’s Rustler Lodge Mountainside location, ski-in/skiout, outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, fitness center, spa services, business center, free wireless Internet, Little Cottonwood Canyon, 10380 East Highway 210, Alta, (801) 742-2200, www.rustlerlodge.com

Canyon Services, Inc. Pristine streams, beautiful peaks, fields of wildflowers...adventure and exploration await you! Bike. Hike. Relax! Come stay and play with us! The Village at Sugarplum Office, 9020 South Blackjack Rd, Alta, (801) 562-8521, www. canyonservices.com

The Cliff Lodge Snowbird’s flagship accommodation offers ski-out/ski-in access, a world-class spa, shopping,

restaurants, lounges, outdoor pools, and meeting space. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Hwy 210, Snowbird, (801) 933-2222, http://www.snowbird.com

The Inn at Snowbird The Inn provides comforts of home with a variety of lodging options. An intimate lodge with outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room and fitness facility. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Hwy 210, Snowbird, (801) 933-2222, http://www.snowbird.com/

The Inn at Solitude 46 beautiful, spacious rooms with true ski-in/ski-out convenience & bed & breakfast intimacy. Outdoor pool, hot tub, on-site spa, and fine dining. 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Solitude, (801) 517-7717, www.skisolitude.com

The Iron Blosam Snowbird’s premier timeshare lodge provides everything needed for vacation, with outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, fitness center, restaurant and lounge. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Hwy 210, Snowbird, (801) 933-2222, www.snowbird.com

Want to Get Away?

Come stay at Marriott’s beautifully remodeled Fairfield Inn & Suites. Conveniently located adjacent to the Salt Lake City Airport and I-80, just minutes away from the Energy Solutions Arena, Temple Square, City Creek Center, Salt Palace, Lagoon Amusement Park, State Fairgrounds, Maverick Center and less than an hour away from seven world class ski resorts.

HOTEL AMENITIES: Hot Breakfast, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Business Center, Complimentary Internet, In-House Catering, Indoor Pool and Hot Tub, 32”/37” LCD TV’s, Plush Jamison Mattresses, Refrigerators and Microwaves, Fitness Center, Park and Fly Rates, Lagoon Packages, On-Site Perkins Café and Bakery. Salt Lake City Airport Fairfield Inn & Suites www.marriott.com/slcfa


(801) 355-3331 230 N Admiral Byrd Rd Salt Lake City UT 84116

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hotels Directory & lodging Silver Fork Lodge Bed & Breakfast Five minutes from Solitude or Brighton resorts. Seven rooms with private baths. On-site restaurant, banquet facilities, sauna, Jacuzzi, Internet. 11332 East Big Cottonwood Canyon Hi, Brighton, (801) 533-9977, www.silverforklodge.com

Solitude Mountain Resort Accommodations $180-$700. 160 rooms, 28 miles to airport. Cable TV, hot tub, pool. Inn at Solitude and one- to threebedroom condominiums at the resort base. 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude, (801) 536-5765, www.skisolitude.com

Outside Salt Lake

Best Western CottonTree Inn, North Salt Lake 7 miles north of downtown SLC. Enjoy our complimentary hot american breakfast, wireless Internet, airport shuttle, 24-hour pool & meeting facilities. 1030 North 400 East, North Salt Lake, (801) 292-7666, www.bestwesterncottontreeinn.com

Best Western Ruby’s Inn Closest accommodations to Bryce Canyon. Summer and winter programs. 368-rooms. convention facilities, restaurants, and store. Campground and car care. PO Box 640001, Bryce, (435) 834-5341, www. rubysinn.com

Black Diamond Lodge Adjacent to Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Lodge and summer concert venue, Black Diamond Lodge features one to four bedroom luxury condominiums.

bar, meeting space, full-service catering, conveniently located in Park City. 1800 Park Avenue, Park City, (435) 649-7000, www.parkcitytheyarrow.doubletree.com

Flagstaff Lodge At the base of Deer Valley’s Flagstaff Mountain, this namesake lodge offers luxury condominiums with easy access to mountain biking and hiking trails. 8894 Empire Club Drive, Park City, (800) 5583337, www.deervalley.com

The Gonzo Inn The Gonzo Inn has 43 beautifully appointed suites/hotel rooms. Let our friendly and professional staff arrange your complete Moab vacation. 100 West 200 South, Moab,(435) 259-2515, www.gonzoinn.com

The Grand Lodge At the base of Deer Valley’s Flagstaff Mountain, The Grand Lodge is a luxury condominium property with easy mountain access and breathtaking views. 8777 Marsac Avenue, Park City, (435) 6491000, www.deervalley.com

Hampton Inn and Suites, Park City A beautiful mountain-lodge-style hotel within minutes of Salt Lake City and Park City resorts, shopping, & dining Free Wireless and hot breakfast. 6609 Landmark Drive, Park City, 435) 6450900, www.hamptoninn-parkcity.com

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton A 147-room hotel that is connected to the 70,000-square-foot state-of-theart Davis Conference Center.

2280 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City,(435) 649-1000, http://www.deervalley.com/

Davis Conference Center. 762 West Heritage Park Blvd., Layton, (801) 416-8888, www.layton.gardeninn.com

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Bountiful Stay with us to enjoy a variety of amenities, including an indoor pool and whirlpool, free Internet access and complimentary breakfast buffet.

Homestead Golf Resort & Conference Center 1 hour from Salt Lake. Full-service resort. 145+ rooms. Restaurants, banquet, & conference facilities. Variety of on-site summer & winter activities.

999 North 500 West, Bountiful, (801) 2928100, www.countryinns.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City - Yarrow Full-service hotel. 182 guest rooms, 1800 Park restaurant, Vertical



700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, (435) 654-1102, www.homesteadresort.com

Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City Located mountainside in the Canyons Resort, this AAA Four Diamond Resort

offers deluxe guest rooms to four bdrm suites with large living dining area. 3551 North Escala Court, Park City, (435) 9401234, www.escalalodge.hyatt.com

Lodges at Deer Valley Near Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge, Lodges at Deer Valley is the perfect choice for families and offers hotel rooms to three bedroom condominiums. 2900 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, (435) 649-1000, www.deervalley.com

Oquirrh Motor Inn Along with our comfortable rooms, we offer convenient RV and truck parking. We are located on State Hwy 36 just off of I-80/Exit 99 in Lake Point, UT. 8740 State Highway 36, Lake Point, (801) 2500118, www.oquirrhinn.com

Park City Lodging, Inc. Creating memorable mountain vacations for 30 years! Over 175 condos, townhomes & private homes throughout Park City, Deer Valley, and Canyons. 2064 Prospector Avenue, Park City, (435) 6496175, www.parkcitylodging.com

Park City Marriott 99 newly remodeled guest rooms/ suites. 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Atrium swimming pool, hot tub, exercise facility, restaurant, bar. 1895 Sidewinder Drive, Park City, (435) 6492900, www.parkcitymarriott.com

Park City Peaks Hotel Full-service. 131 rooms, restaurant, sports bar, indoor/outdoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, free parking, free full breakfast (winter). 2346 Park Avenue, Park City, (435) 649-5000, www.parkcitypeaks.com

Red Cliffs Lodge & Castle Creek Winery Riverfront suites, cabins, restaurant and winery, horseback riding, biking, rafting, pool/spa, tennis, conference facilities, & Western movie museum. Mile Post 14, Highway 128, Moab, (435) 2592002, www.redcliffslodge.com

Resorts West Resorts West represents the finest ski-in/ski-out vacation homes & condos in the Park City area, combined with comprehensive in-home guest services. 1795 Sidewinder Dr. Ste. 100, Park City, (435) 655-7006, www.resortswest.com

hotels & lodging Shooting Star At the base of Deer Valley Resort’s Flagstaff Mountain, Shooting Star offers elegantly appointed two and three bedroom luxury condominiums. 7715 Village Way, Park City, (435) 649-1000, www.deervalley.com

Signature Collection of Private Homes and Condominiums Deer Valley’s Signature Collection offers luxurious one to seven bedroom private homes and condominiums in the Snow Park and Silver Lake areas.

River and bounded by beautiful red rock mesas. Full day spa on property. Highway 128, Mile 17, Moab, (435) 259-4642, www.sorrelriver.com

Spring Creek Ranch Spectacular views of the Teton range, horseback riding, Wilderness Adventure Spa, skiing. Close proximity to Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks 1800 Spirit Dance, Jackson, (307) 733-8833, www.springcreekranch.com

1375 Deer Valley Drive, Park City, (435) 6491000, www.deervalley.com

St. Regis Deer Valley Enjoy ski-in, ski-out access and slopeside sophistication at The St. Regis Deer Valley Resort.

Silver Baron Lodge Rustic meets refined at Silver Baron Lodge, near Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Lodge and concert venue, offering one to four bedroom condominiums.

Stag Lodge Situated atop Deer Valley Resort’s Bald Eagle Mountain near Silver Lake Village, Stag Lodge features elegant three to six bedroom condominiums.

2900 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, (435) 649-1000, www.deervalley.com

The Sky Lodge The Sky Lodge—33 one-, two-, and three-bedroom residential suites. Full-service amenities, concierge, and room service. Amatsu Spa. 201 Heber Avenue, Park City, (435) 658-2500, www.theskylodge.com

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa Southeastern Utah’s only four-star resort. Nestled along the Colorado

2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, (435) 940-5700, www.stregisdeervalley.com

8200 Royal Street East, Park City, (435) 6491000, www.deervalley.com

Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star Hotel & Spa. Ski-in/out access to Deer Valley Resort. Amenities include suites, 24 dining, ski lockers and valet service. 7700 Stein Way, Park City, (435) 649-3700, www.steinlodge.com

Sundance Resort Summer at Sundance Resort features the all-new ZipTour, Summer Theatre,

Bluebird Café, Kids Camp, Bearclaw Supper Clubs, mountain recreation and more. 8841 North Alpine Loop Road, Sundance, (801) 225-4107, www.sundanceresort.com

Trail’s End Lodge Adjacent to Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Lodge and concert venue, Trail’s End is a first-class lodge with elegant one to four bedroom residences. 2100 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, (435) 649-1000, www.deervalley.com

Vacasa Vacasa offers professionally-managed vacation homes throughout Northern Utah. Many include private hot tubs, WiFi, and petfriendly policies. 6400 N Pace Frontage Rd, Suite E, Park City, (801) 447-2783 www.vacasa.com

Xanterra Parks & Resorts The only lodging & dining opportunity inside Zion National Park! Winter rates/packages are available. Reservations 888-297-2757 or online at: Zion Lodge, inside Zion National Park, Springdale, (435) 772-7771, www.zionlodge.com

Zermatt Resort Uniting European ambience and Western outdoor adventure, an upscale hotel, spa, & meeting destination in the heart of Utah’s recreational playground. 784 West Resort Drive, Midway, (435) 6570180, www.zermattresort.com

Your Happy Place Is Closer Than You Think... Park City is only a 30 minute drive from Salt Lake City. Breathe deep and explore. Park City Lodging Inc. represents over 175 vacation rentals between Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, and Canyons Resort. Let us be your basecamp for adventure and fun.


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Hertz Rent-A-Car Wide range of luxury, sports, and hybrid vehicles available. NeverLost® navigation and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Airport & Salt Lake Locations. 750 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, (800) 654-3131, www.hertz.com

Keystone Aviation Full-service aviation company offering private jet charter, aircraft sales and management, brokerage, maintenance, parts, and refueling. 303 North 2370 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 933-7500, www.keystoneaviation.com

National Car Rental Special weekly, holiday, and weekend rates featuring GM cars from compact to passenger vans and 4-wheel drive. www.nationalcar.com Salt Lake International Airport, AMF Box 22249, Salt Lake City, (801) 575-2277, www. nationalcar.com

Salt Lake City Department of Airports Manages the Salt Lake City International Airport, South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan and Tooele Valley Airport. 776 North Terminal Drive, Salt Lake City, (801) 575-2400, www.slcairport.com


Amtrak The California Zephyr train departs SLC daily, directly serving, Glenwood Springs, Denver, Omaha, Chicago and Reno, Sacramento and The SF Bay Area. 340 South 600 West, The Intermodial Bus and Rail Terminal, Salt Lake City, (800-USA-RAIL) www.amtrak.com

Beehive Limo & Tours Best limos, vans, buses, and sedans. VIP services, airport transportation, Utah sightseeing tours. Salt Lake City, Park City, and custom tours. beehivetour.com, Salt Lake City, (801) 4742002, www.beehivetour.com

Calvary Baptist Church We offer religious, educational, cultural, and recreational services for all ages. We specialize in AfricanAmerican culture. 1090 South State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-1025, www.calvaryslc.com

The Cathedral of the Madeleine Roman Catholic Mass—Mon–Fri 8 am, 5:15 pm (choir); Saturday 8 am; Sunday 8:30 am, 11 am (choir), 3 pm (Spanish), 6 pm. Holy Days: contact Cathedral. 331 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 3288941, www.saltlakecathedral.org

Downtown Alliance We are committed to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. 175 E 400 S #600, Salt Lake City, (801) 3595118, www.downtownslc.org

The Episcopal Diocese of Utah The administrative and program office of the Episcopal Church in Utah, serving the whole community in congregations and institutions throughout Utah. 75 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, (801) 3224131, www.episcopal-ut.org

Haroon Transportation From airport to any destination including all ski resorts & major hotels in Salt Lake, Park City, & Deer Valley. Also groups, dinner runs, & tours. 288 South Dempsey Lane, Salt Lake City, (801) 652-9956, www.haroontransportation.com

Lewis Stages & Tours Specialists in tours, custom group charters, and convention and hotel shuttles. 70 deluxe motor coaches, vans, limos, minibuses, shuttles. 1500 Kearns Blvd., Park City, (801) 359-8677, www.lewisstages.com

Salt Lake Chamber The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest business association. We are the voice of business, support members’ success & champion community prosperity. 175 East 400 South, Suite 600, Salt Lake City, (801) 364-3631, www.slchamber.com

Salt Lake Tribune Utah’s largest daily newspaper. 90 South 400 West, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, (801) 257-8742, www.sltrib.com

Salt Palace Business Center Services include office and computer equipment rental, office supplies, shipping, copying, printing, fax services, and much more. 100 S West Temple, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, (801) 534-6301, www.visitsaltlake.com

Avis Rent A Car Airport open 24/7. Visit www.avis.com. Hilton downtown location within walking distance of Salt Palace (359-2177) Murray (685-9482) Sandy (523-3596).

Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake Est. in 1905, the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake has two churches serving the community: Holy Trinity Cathedral & Prophet Elias Church.

Ski Utah/Utah Ski & Snowboard Association Represents Utah’s ski and snowboard industry locally, nationally, and internationally. Also operates Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour.

641 North 3800 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 575-2847, www.avis.com

279 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, (801) 328-9681, www.gocslc.org

150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 5341779, www.skiutah.com



if you need Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding Travel and tourism development agency for the State of Utah. Council Hall/Capitol Hill, 300 North State Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 538-1900, www.travel.utah.gov

Ute Cab Co. Business accounts, deliveries, tours, and all your transportation needs. “Ute will provide quick service.” 738 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 3597788, www.utecabco.com

Visit Salt Lake A private nonprofit organization promoting Salt Lake as a travel destination providing service to meeting planners, tourism professionals, & visitors. 90 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 534-4900, www.visitsaltlake.com

Canyon Transportation, Inc. Utah’s largest fleet of 4x4 vans, luxury SUVs, bus, and private van service. 24-hour, 365-day reservation and dispatch service. Groups of one–1,000. 110 West 9400 South, Sandy, (801) 255-1841, www.canyontransport.com

Utah Restaurant Association Trade association for the state’s restaurants.

1030 Delta Boulevard, Atlanta, (801) 824-2072, www.delta.com

5645 So. Waterbury Way, Suite D-203, Salt Lake City, (801) 274-7309, www.utahdineout.com

Dollar Rent a Car Special rates available every day. We feature a wide variety of vehicles including 4x4s and vans. “Expect more from your Dollar.”

Utah Tour Guide Association The Utah Tour Guide Association is a non-profit organization working to raise the quality of guide services offered in Utah.

601 North 3800 West, Salt Lake International Airport, Salt Lake City, (801) 575-2580, www.dollar.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 23 locations along the Wasatch, all capable of pick-up and delivery. Dial 1-800-Rent-A-Car for the nearest location.

892 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City,

Express Shuttle Airport Shuttle serving the Wasatch Front since 1991. Private and shared ride service starting at $8/person to downtown Salt Lake.

Yellow Cab Company Computer-dispatched system. Serving entire Wasatch Front. Courteous 24-hour service, package delivery, & commercial accounts. Credit cards accepted. 435 South 600 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 5212100, www.yellowcabutah.com

Zions First National Bank Member FDIC. Full-service banking, investments, and insurance. Leader in online banking, small business lending. More than 113 Utah locations. One South Main, Salt Lake City, (801) 8447171, www.zionsbank.com

Salt Lake City Budget Rent A Car Salt Lake City Airport (24/7), Downtown SLC, Murray, Ogden Downtown, Ogden Airport, Provo/ Orem, Park City, St. George Airport, & Downtown St. George 641 North 3800 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 575-2500, www.budgetutah.com

515 South 700 East, Suite 3i, Salt Lake City, (801) 485-5100, www.saltlakemagazine.com

Delta Air Lines, Inc. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 327 destinations in 63 countries on six continents.

Wasatch Mountain Service Comfortable, affordable private tours of Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. Airport to Downtown area and resort destinations yearround service. (801) 347-3430

Salt Lake Magazine/ Utah Style & Design Focusing on the style and substance of Utah living. Salt Lake magazine has the story behind the story, and the newsmakers behind the news.

7144 South State, Midvale, (801) 534-1888, www.enterprise.com

P.O. Box 22437, Salt Lake City, (801) 596-1600, www.ExpressShuttleUtah.com

Le Bus A charter bus and van company offering transportation and related services with our fleet of more than 80 vehicles. Try our competitive rates! 542 South 2350 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 975-0202, www.lebus.com

Premier Transportation Locally owned and operated since 2000, Premier Transportation is committed to providing door-to-door limousine service to our clients. 1375 Deer Valley Dr. Ste. 217, Park City, (435) 640-3144, www.premier-transportation.com

P.O. Box 581211, Salt Lake City, (801) 2405323, www.utahtourguides.org

Utah Transit Authority Public Transportation Provides public transportation services via bus and light rail, seasonal Ski Buses from SLC hotels and light rail TRAX from the airport to downtown. 669 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 2625626, www.rideuta.com


Chapman-Richards & Associates, Inc. Personalized real estate services, home-finding assistance, new construction, and relocation packets. 1414 East Murray-Holladay Road, Salt Lake City, (801) 278-4414, www.chapmanrichards.com

Utah Trailways Charter bus service in Utah’s newest motorcoaches. Competitive rates, local & nationwide service. Service twice daily to nearby Wendover, NV casinos. 3091 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, (801) 4665001, www.utahtrailways.com

South Valley

Salt Lake City Weekly and City Guide Award-winning, in-depth stories on local, regional, and national matters. Comprehensive arts, music, dining, and cultural reference guide.

Outdoor Utah Adventure Guide Publisher of Outdoor Utah Adventure Guide promoting Utah tourism. Maintains four Web sites related to warm-weather activities and recreation in Utah.

248 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, (801) 5757003, www.slweekly.com

PO Box 711069, Salt Lake City, (801) 2786294, www.outdoorutah.com

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if you need Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Where Business Gets Done. 9350 South 150 East, Ste. 580, Sandy, (801) 566-0344, www.sandychamber.com

Sandy City Sandy city is in the southeastern part of Salt Lake County and is considered the “Heart of the Wasatch.” 10000 Centennial Parkway, #300, Sandy, (801) 568-7105, www.sandycity.com

The Transportation Network Local luxury transportation service provider with uniformed chauffeurs providing a safe and comfortable journey in any one of our meticulous vehicles. 10329 Eagle Cliff Way, Sandy, (435) 655-5644, thetransportationnetwork.com

West Valley

Salt Lake County Business Alliance West Valley City, Taylorsville, Kearns community information. Entertainment venues include the Maverik Center, Utah Olympic Oval, and Family Center. 1241 W. Village Main Dr., Suite B, West Valley City, (801) 977-8755, www.thebizalliance.org/home

Mountain Resorts

Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau Alta Visitors Bureau is a free service dedicated to giving helpful advice for anything related to visiting Little Cottonwood Canyon. 10625 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Sandy, (435) 633-1394, www.discoveralta.com

Outside Salt Lake

All Resort Transportation Group Sedans, SUVs, vans, & stretches. Airport, business, vacation, group, & event transportation. Curbside airport pickup. One-call access to 150 vehicles.

Cache Valley Visitors Bureau Stay and play in Logan, the most scenic way to Yellowstone. Famous for outdoor beauty, hands-on heritage experiences, food tour, and performing arts. 199 North Main Street, Logan, (435) 755-1890, www.visitloganutah.com

Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau Discover southern Utah arts, parks and adventure! Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar Breaks, Brian Head Ski Resort and Kolob Canyons. 581 North Main Street, Cedar City, (435) 5865124, www.scenicsouthernutah.com

Cody/Yellowstone Visitors Council Cody, WY: a historic community near the east and northeast gates of Yellowstone. Visit Buffalo Bill Ctr of the West, nightly rodeos, and Trail Town.

Utah Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau Enjoy Sundance Resort. Discover Thanksgiving Point. Experience downtown Provo, museums, city festivals, golfing, world-class fly fishing, and more. 220 West Center Street, Suite 100, Provo, (801) 851-2100, www.utahvalley.com

West Wendover Tourism & Convention Bureau Experience the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Raptor Migrating Range & more. All accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles, ATV’s, horses, hiking or biking 735 Wendover Blvd., Wendover, (775) 6643138, www.westwendovercity.com

Moab Luxury Coach Daily shuttle service from Salt Lake City to Moab. Customized private tours in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada and Arizona.Daily shuttles in Utah.

West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce Perfect year-round destination. Awesome natural splendor, exciting recreational opportunities, and all the comforts of home.

111 East 100 South, Moab, (435) 659-0176, www.utahluxurytours.com

Ogden/Weber Convention & Visitors Bureau Authentic, accessible adventure destination. Enjoy the serenity of our mountains or the eclectic vibe of Historic 25th Street. You’ll enjoy your stay! 2438 Washington Blvd., Ogden, (801) 7786250, www.ogden.travel

Park City Area CVB/ Chamber Promotes Park City and Summit County as a year-round resort destination. Park City is a quick 35-minute drive from the Salt Lake International Airport PO Box 1630, Park City, (435) 649-6100, www. VisitParkCity.com

Booking.com (USA) Inc. Booking.com guarantees the best prices for any property. Available in more than 40 languages, we offer over 422,000+ properties in 189 countries.

Snow Country Limousine Since 1999, we have been providing transportation services for Salt Lake City including SLC Airport, Park City, and anywhere else in Northern Utah.

1512 Larimer Street, Suite 700, Denver, (720) 932-8325, www.Booking.com

1800 Prospector Suite C, Park City, (435) 7140159, www.snowcountrylimo.com


P.O. Box 394, Orem, (801) 372-3900, www.travelhost.com/saltlakecity

836 Sheridan Ave, Cody, (307) 587-2297, www. yellowstonecountry.org

1821 Sidewinder Dr., Park City, (435) 6493999, www.allresortlimo.com


TRAVELHOST Welcome to Utah where you can explore five national parks, more than 40 state parks, museums, natural scenic wonders.

30 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, (406) 646-7701, www.westyellowstonechamber.com

White Pine County Tourism & Recreation Board Great Basin National Park, Lehman Caves, the Nevada Northern Railway Ghost Train, Ely murals, golfing, fishing, museums, & convention facilities. 150 Sixth Street, Ely, (775) 289-3720, www.elynevada.net

Yellowstone Teton Territory Travel Association Eastern Idaho has always been a magnet for adventurers. A neighbor to Yellowstone & Teton National Parks. 127 E Main Street, Rexburg, (208) 356-5700, www.yellowstoneteton.com

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