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Archive: Jun 2016

Abravanel Hall – Utah’s Best Acoustic

Abravanel Hall Salt Lake Architectural Icon Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall is celebrated for its acousticalexcellence and is an architectural icon in the City. The Hall is adorned with more than 12,000 square feet of hand-brushed 24‑karat gold leaf and its grand four-story lobby offers stunning views of the city. The newly redesigned public plaza complements the original architecture while modernizing the space. Abravanel Hall is also the home of the 27-foot-tall Olympic Tower statue by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Abravanel Hall is home to the Utah Symphony with a capacity of 2,811 you can be sure to experience some of the best classical concerts in Utah as well as other contemporary music performances.  Abravanel Hall is owned and operated by Salt Lake County Center for Arts and is located next to Temple Square in the same block of the Salt Palace Convention Centre. Abravanel Hall History Originally known as Symphony Hall when…

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, one of the most underrated restaurants to go is Rich’s Burgers ‘n Grub. Get Your Grub on at Rich’s Burgers ‘n Grub Located on 30 Broadway, Rich’s Burgers is at the most convenient locations to grab a bite, especially if you are from out of town. At a centralized location, this restaurant is only a couple of blocks away from City Creek and a few feet away from the bars nearby. This restaurant is family friendly, but also date friendly. In addition to the friendly atmosphere, there is fast and high quality service. Instead of grubbing on some fast food, why not sit down and enjoy a juicy and delicious burger at Rich’s Burgers? Outside…

Best Park in Salt Lake City – Liberty Park

Duck Pond, the perfect spot at Liberty Park to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. Best Park in Salt Lake City – Liberty Park If you are looking for the best park to spend a beautiful summer day in Salt Lake City, look no further! We got you covered. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City…

Natural History Museum – Experience Utah

Natural History Museum Of Utah: What You Need To Know Utah’s Natural History Museum is for anyone looking to learn more about Utah’s interesting history. The Natural History Museum has intrigued me since I was a kid. For all you Jurassic Park fans T-rex and raptor fossils are located in the massive dinosaur museum and can be seen up close. The actual size of dinosaurs that once lived in Utah is mind boggling. Within the Natural History Museum exhibits there is more than just dinosaur fossils. There is a wide variety of Utah Landscape History and Utah Native American History. A couple of years ago I attended design class at the University of Utah. There I learned about the rich history of Utah and of the Rio Tinto Center  where the Natural History Museum is located. Natural History Museum Of Utah, Rio Tinto Center The Natural History Museum of Utah is for anyone looking to learn more about Utah’s interesting history. The Natural History Museum has…

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 to spend their time here. Place Salt Lake’s largest homeless shelters on one side and its busiest homeless health care facility kitty-corner on the other, and you have the ideal location for the down-on-their-luck. However, balmy Pioneer Park summers take on a very different aesthetic, and you won’t want to miss it. General Information Pioneer Park is located on the southwest side of Downtown Salt Lake City between 300 and 400 South and 300 and 400 West. It spans the entire block, and boasts playgrounds, basketball courts, a tennis court, an off-leash area, a walking and running trail around…

Discover Utah’s Natural History – Natural History Museum of Utah

If you haven’t noticed already, Salt Lake City, Utah is an amazing place.  With such an amazing place, comes fascinating history.  If you are looking to learn about the history of Salt Lake City, or the history of Utah, look no further than the beautiful Natural History Museum of Utah.  Whether you’re interested in dinosaur bones, gems and minerals, or information about indigenous Utah cultures, the NHMU has historical exhibits for the whole family.   To visit the museum, hop off on stop number 11 of the Us Bus Tour! When you first show up to Rio Tinto Center, the new home to the Natural History Museum,  you’ll notice its wonderful architecture and location.  The NHMU is a unique, copper-plated building located along the foothills of Salt Lake City.  The building offers beautiful views of the entire Salt Lake Valley from their cafe and sky terraces (pictured above), but the real beauty awaits inside the doors of…

North Capitol Hill: Best Place Overlook Downtown

North Capitol Hill: The Best Place Overlook Downtown! This is North Capitol Hill, the best place to overlook downtown Salt Lake City.   History of North Capitol Hill North Capitol Hill is known as Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. From its name, we can see Utah state capitol is located on this district. Utah state capitol is one of the landmarks of Salt Lake City. The state capitol was built between 1912 and 1916, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Because Salt Lake City area has earthquake risk, in 2004, government planned to renovate the building. After renovation, the strength of the building can stand as much as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. The most famous part of Capitol Hill is that people can overlook downtown Salt Lake City. Besides, Capitol Hill is also known as a neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Things you must see at North…

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. Kletting. Obviously a building this old will need some upkeep, so from 2004-2008 the capital building “underwent one of the largest historical preservation projects in the united states.” These are a few of the many important historical facts about the magnificent capital building of Utah.   Location and Grounds of Capital Hill Not only is the actual building beautiful but the area surrounding the building is wonderful. You can take a drive by Utah’s capital building, park and walk around the green grass and cherry blossom tress. At any given point you can see tourists taking pictures in front of the white monumental building and taking in the views that capital hill has to offer. Standing from the…

City Creek Center: World-class Experience in Salt Lake City

Utah’s Premium Dining & Shopping Location City Creek Center is an upper-class shopping center located near Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. City Creek officially opened to the general public in March 2012, and was built by the Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and Taubman Centers, Inc. This extraordinary shopping center is built on approximately 20 acres (including offices and residential buildings), and has been estimated to cost around $1.5 billion. In 2012, City Creek Center was named the “Best Retail Development, USA” in the International Property Awards for North America. City Creek is definitely at the top of the list in places you must visit in Salt Lake City. Your Ultimate Retail Therapy Destination at City Creek Center Although there are other shopping centers in Salt Lake City, such as The Gateway, none of the alternatives offer the variety of…

Visit the Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers Market

The Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers Market: A Perfect Way to Spend Your Summer Morning! We are happy you have chosen to visit Salt Lake City. The Downtown Famers Market at Pioneer Park is celebrating its 25th year as one of Salt Lake City residents’ favorite ways to spend a sunny summer weekend morning, and visitors to the area will love this taste of Salt Lake City culture. The market supports local farmers, crafters, food trucks, and other small businesses by providing a space where fresh and hand grown or handmade goods can be sold to the Salt Lake City public. It’s all locally grown! Of all the farmers markets in Salt Lake City, the downtown market at Pioneer Park offers the widest variety of food, crafts, and entertainment. Come meander around the park, where you’ll find the freshest vegetables, fruits, honey, dairy products, grass-fed meat, baked goods, homemade…