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Visitor's Guide: What to Do in Salt Lake City

Looking to dig a little deeper than our daily “Hop on, hop off” tours? If you want to know what to do in Salt Lake City, US Bus Utah can help with that. Our Visitor’s Guide includes the best things to do in Salt Lake City. We have broken the list into categories, including Food and Dining, Historical Sites, Music and Entertainment, Parks and Recreation, Shopping, and Sporting Events.

Our sources are all Salt Lake locals. The opinions are theirs… and we trust them. They live here. These are the places they visit and the things they like to do. This list goes beyond any hotel concierge service or old-fashioned guidebook. And yes, all of the attractions highlighted below are accessible from our regularly-scheduled “hop on, hop off” tour stops. With our Visitor’s Guide, you will always know what to do in Salt Lake City.

So hop on, hop off… Plan your trip around your own interests and hobbies, and let US Bus Utah be your passport to Salt Lake City’s best attractions, sites, and “things to do.”

Food and Dining

The Lion House at Temple Square

History The Lion House found in Salt Lake City, Utah is a Latter-Day Saints (LDS) historic site within Temple Square. This LDS landmark, built in 1856 by Truman O. Angell, was designed as second home for Brigham Young, the 2nd prophet of the LDS religion. As such, the...

Italian Eateries: Places to Eat in Salt Lake City

Italian Culture in Utah Looking for exciting and yummy places to eat in Salt Lake City? Downtown SLC has an interesting food-culture with many types of restaurants from up-scale, to casual, and caters to all taste buds. Unbeknownst to many, Salt Lake is rich and...

Get a Bite at Rich’s Burgers ‘n Grub

Need a Place to Eat in Utah? Don’t Worry! We Got Your Back. There are plenty of good restaurants located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Now, the hard part is choosing which restaurants are worth your time and how much room you have in your belly. As a local,...

Best Thai Food in Salt Lake City

Traditional Thai Cuisine in the Heart of Salt Lake City Salt Lake City offers plenty of hidden gems that allow one to escape to unique and authentic cultural experiences. Some of the best thai restaurants in Salt Lake City are located right in the heart of downtown. A...

Visit Hatch’s Family Chocolates

Explore the amazing historic avenues of SLC While riding the US Bus around Salt Lake City, you’re able to hop off and on at various stops. You will have the opportunity to make a stop at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. The cathedral is right at the bottom of...

Subs at Caputo’s Deli Best in Utah

  Caputo’s Deli-Best In Utah Italian and Southern European Authenticity are what make Caputo’s Deli the best  in Utah. A high end meat counter, Cheese cave and market packed with Italian imports serve, in my mind, as accents to the working kitchen...

Historical Sites

Utah State Capitol

History Of Utah State Capitol When you travel to Utah one of the first things you must see to understand its history is the capitol. The Utah State Capitol is found on North Capitol Hill which is one of the most interesting places in Utah. It was built in 1915 and has...

Governor’s Mansion: In Salt Lake City Utah

The Utah Governor’s Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. It is located at 603 E. South Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah. History of the Governor’s Mansion in Salt Lake City The Mansion was built in 1902 by United...

The Lion House at Temple Square

History The Lion House found in Salt Lake City, Utah is a Latter-Day Saints (LDS) historic site within Temple Square. This LDS landmark, built in 1856 by Truman O. Angell, was designed as second home for Brigham Young, the 2nd prophet of the LDS religion. As such, the...
By Jillian McIntyre Look for the Historic, Brick Church on the Right!  Along your way through downtown Salt Lake City, keep your eyes peeled to make sure you don’t miss the Church & State building. It truly is an undercover beauty, so make sure to hop off the bus...

Utah’s Historic Capital Hill

 A little History of the Capital Building One of the most noticeable and prominent of Utah’s landmarks that is a major must see is Capital Hill. The Capital Building was built in 1916, a century ago! It was designed by local Utah architect Richard K. A....

Fort Douglas Museum: A Small Step into History

My Experience at Fort Douglas Fort Douglas Museum was a great educational and visual experience. I had a wonderful time learning snippets of all the major wars that has happened with the U.S. My tour guide was a charming old fellow named Don. He served in some branch...

Music and Entertainment

The Salt Lake City Library

The Salt Lake Public Library Located just north of Liberty Square, the Salt Lake City Library is a must-see for all visitors. While the building was originally part of the City and County building, a large donation of land and money made it possible for this separate...

Parks and Recreation

The Living Room: Hiking In Salt Lake City

There are plenty of things to do in downtown Salt Lake City but why restrict yourself to being indoors? There are numerous Salt Lake City outdoor activities to be enjoyed. Hiking in Utah provides various levels of hikes, ranging from novice to expert, but you do not...

Pioneer Park: Salt Lake’s Jekyll and Hyde

Pioneer Park Throughout most of the year, Salt Lake’s Pioneer Park is a makeshift sanctuary for the city’s growing homeless population. Thanks to its beautiful green lawns, ample shade, and public restrooms and water, it isn’t difficult to see why someone would want...

Liberty Park: Best Places to Visit in Utah

Looking for the Best Places to Visit in Utah? There are plenty of fun activities in Salt Lake City, Utah. The US Bus Tour will provide you immediate access to some of the best activities for your vacation in Utah. In less than 90 minutes, you can quickly discover why...

Utah’s Amazing Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo – It’s Amazing! Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a Utah a must see. It is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Founded in 1931, Mr. Hogle, purchased over 42 acres of land and decided to pursue his passion. Being located in Utah truly...

Shopping

Gateway Center: the heart of slc

Gateway Center is the heart of Salt Lake City. This trip to the number 18 station you will never forget in your future life. The Gateway Center Origins The Gateway Center is the last station of the Utah’s US Bus Tour in Salt lake City. It is located in the...

Come Visit City Creek Mall

Why Visit City Creek Mall City Creek Mall is stop number 17 on Utah’s US Bus Tour of the city. City Creek Mall is the newest mall in the Salt Lake City area with over dozens of shops and restaurants, this is the perfect stop to shop and eat while enjoying the...

Fancy Architecture – Utah City Creek Center

City Creek Center is located in the center of Salt Lake City, which is the retail centerpiece of one of the nation’s largest mixed-use downtown Salt Lake redevelopment projects. The famous Salt Lake shopping mall features over 110 City Creek Center stores and...

City Creek Center-The most prosperous area in SLC

History and overall design of the city creek center City Creek Center was located in the temple squire at Salt Lake City it center is a mixed-used upscale open-air shopping place in the downtown Salt Lake City. It was established in March 22 2012 undertaking by...

Sporting Events

Rice Eccles Stadium, Utah Utes Home Stadium

The University of Utah’s Rice Eccles Stadium is the best college football field in the state. This historic arena is not only the home to the infamous, nationally ranked, Pac 12, Utah Utes football team, but also hosts some of the biggest and best events that...

Attractions for tourism in Gateway Center

The Attractions for Visitors in Gateway Center The amazing travel in gateway shopping mall and Vivint Smart Home Arena. The gateway center is a good Attractions in Slat Lake City, which tourism would not be disappointed about it. It is located at 100 South and 400...