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Best of Salt Lake City Guide

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Salt Lake City
Known for the stunning backdrop afforded by the towering Wasatch Mountains – and the endless opportunities for outdoor recreation they provide – Salt Lake offers visitors a uniquely vibrant and dynamic urban experience. As one of North America’s most accessible destinations, Utah’s capital city offers year-round excitement and activities for the entire family, alongside a contemporary edginess and vitality that’s helped the “new” Salt Lake become a renowned culinary destination.

All things to do » Things to do

Big Cottonwood Canyon
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
Attraction type: Canyons
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Family History Library
Family History Library
Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
Attraction type: Libraries
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Temple Square
Temple Square
Dominated by a magnificent six-spired temple, the square is the symbolic heart of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Gardens; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Natural History Museum of Utah
Natural History Museum of Utah
Owner description: As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000... more Owner description: As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries. Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand! less
Attraction type: Natural History Museums
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LDS Conference Center
LDS Conference Center
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Takashi
Takashi
Ranked #1 of 1,394 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Valter's Osteria
Valter's Osteria
Ranked #2 of 1,394 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bombay House
Bombay House
Ranked #3 of 1,394 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price: $11 - $17
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Red Iguana 2
Red Iguana 2
Ranked #4 of 1,394 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Red Iguana
Red Iguana
Ranked #5 of 1,394 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City-Fort Union
3.0 of 5
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City-Fort Union
$83 - $140
Ranked #21 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Best Western Plus Airport Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Airport Inn & Suites
$90 - $309
Ranked #32 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Carlton Hotel
Carlton Hotel
$69 - $109
Ranked #50 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

University Guest House & Conference Center
University Guest House & Conference Center
$156 - $184
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
$105 - $289
Ranked #3 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City/University-Foothill Dr.
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City/University-Foothill Dr.
$133 - $300
Ranked #4 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand America Hotel
5.0 of 5
Grand America Hotel
$244 - $423
Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
4.0 of 5
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
$145 - $412
Ranked #5 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Little America Hotel
4.0 of 5
Little America Hotel
$104 - $273
Ranked #12 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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