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

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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.”

City Creek Center, Salt Lake City’s Shopping Center and Mall

City Creek Center is Salt Lake City’s mall and shopping center located in downtown Salt Lake City. City Creek is one of Salt Lake City’s attractions that every resident and tourist must visit.

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 a second home for Brigham Young, the 2nd prophet of the LDS religion. As such, the…

Keys on Main: the Piano Bar to visit after your US Bus Tour

Keys on Main: the Piano Bar to visit after your US Bus Tour

Keys on Main: the Piano Bar to visit after your US Bus Tour   Keys on Main is one of the most popular places in Down Town Salt Lake City. Providing a unique nightlife experience with its famous dueling pianos, this piano bar, stocked with a complete bar and…

Best Thai Food in Salt Lake City

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.

Subs at Caputo’s Deli Best in Utah

Subs at Caputo’s Deli Best in Utah

City Creek Center: World-class Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

City Creek Center: Home to the Best Shopping and Dining Experience in Salt Lake City When someone from Salt Lake City thinks about the best place for shopping, dining, and entertainment… the immediate thought is City Creek Center. The City Creek Center is a…

Italian Eateries: Places to Eat in Salt Lake City

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…

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

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…

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 part of…

Top-Notch Shopping and Dining at City Creek Center

Top-Notch Shopping and Dining at City Creek Center

City Creek Center  City Creek Mall is located right downtown Salt Lake City, Utah just south of Temple Square. Just as the name describes, City Creek has a brook that runs through the center of the mall. In addition to the creek, there are numerous outdoor fountains…

Explore City Creek Center: Salt Lake’s Shopping & Dining Experience

Hop Off & Explore City Creek Center Next tour stop on your hop-on hop-off adventure with US Bus through town: City Creek Center, a recent must-see addition to everyone’s list of things to do in Salt Lake City. Situated in the heart of downtown, directly adjacent…

Trolley Square Shopping Mall & Dining Center

Trolley Square Shopping Mall & Dining Center

From Light Rail Station to Trolley Square Marketplace In the heart of downtown Salt Lake City lies Trolley Square Marketplace. Once a fully operational light rail station, Trolley Square has now been transformed into the most historic shopping mall and dining center.

Get a Bite at Rich’s Burgers ‘n Grub

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…

Brewery in Utah, Squatters, Salt Lake’s Best Beers

Brewery in Utah, Squatters, Salt Lake’s Best Beers

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Squatters Pub Brewery has one of Utah’s best beer selections. Historically known for strict alcohol policies, Utah’s liquor laws don’t encourage the sale or promotion of alcohol consumption. This hasn’t stopped Utah breweries from…

LDS History Locations

Historic LDS Locations in Salt Lake City Are you here on a religious journey to the Salt Lake City Temple? Or maybe just visiting from right outside of Salt Lake City Proper? US Bus Utah will take you out of Temple Square and into the city to view the lesser known LDS…

Cathedral of the Madeleine: Catholic Church in Salt Lake City

Cathedral of the Madeleine: Catholic Church in Salt Lake City

The Cathedral Of The Madeleine Is The Mother Church of Roman Catholics In Salt Lake City History of the Cathedral of the Madeleine The history of the Cathedral of the Madeleine begins with the first bishop of Salt Lake, Reverend Lawrence Scanlan (1843-1915).

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…

Ensign Peak: Beautiful Salt Lake City Attractions

Ensign Peak: Beautiful Salt Lake City Attractions

  Looking for things to do in Salt Lake City? Salt Lake City has some of the best hikes in Utah, and many of them offer incredible views without spending a whole day breaking a sweat. Ensign Peak is one of the easiest and most rewarding hikes in Salt Lake City,…

Utah’s Historic Capital Hill

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.

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…

Come See the Natural History Museum of Utah!

While Salt Lake City has a number of historical and educational sites, none are more interesting and entertaining than the Natural History Museum of Utah. Located along the foothills of the Wasatch Front, the building has been a source of entertainment and education.

Visit the Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle

Visit the Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle

Visiting Salt Lake City should be on everyone’s bucket list. There’s great food, exciting night life, and a history that can be found in a countless number of places. One of those must-see historic venues along the US Bus route is the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle.

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.

Fort Douglas Museum: A Small Step into History

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…

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 States Senator…

Liberty Park: Salt Lake City’s #1 Summer Park

Liberty Park: Salt Lake City’s #1 Summer Park

Welcome! Salt Lake City’s warm weather and consistent sunshine are ideal for getting to know Utahs parks. If you’re looking to enjoy a nice summer day outdoors, Liberty Park is the perfect place for you! Since its beginning in 1882, Liberty Park has been a favorite…

Fun Activities in Salt Lake – The Heritage Park

Fun Activities in Salt Lake – The Heritage Park

Looking for a weekend getaway full of fun activities in Salt Lake, Utah? This Is the Place Heritage Park has a lot to offer for you and your family’s enjoyment! Get a peak on how it was in Utah during its early settlement. One of the famous things to see in the park…

Visit the Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle

The Salt Lake City Library

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…

Abravanel Hall – Utah’s Best Acoustic

Abravanel Hall – Utah’s Best Acoustic

Abravanel Hall offers the best concerts with the best acoustic sound to locals and visitors in Salt Lake City.

Keys on Main: the Piano Bar to visit after your US Bus Tour

Keys on Main: the Piano Bar to visit after your US Bus Tour

Keys on Main: the Piano Bar to visit after your US Bus Tour   Keys on Main is one of the most popular places in Down Town Salt Lake City. Providing a unique nightlife experience with its famous dueling pianos, this piano bar, stocked with a complete bar.

Visit the Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers Market

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.

Union Pacific Depot Social Events

Union Pacific Depot Social Events

The Union Pacific Depot is located at South Temple and 400 West Salt Lake City, Utah. It is on the west side of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah and was constructed in 1909 by San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad alongside the Oregon Short Line.

US Bus Hop On Hop Off Custom Group Tour at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Visiting Salt Lake City for the first time? Looking for a custom Hop On Hop Off group tour that sparks your imagination making those hidden family vacation dreams come true? Does your family love animals and care about an eco-friendly global future?

The Salt Lake City Library: Learning for the Eyes and Mind

The Salt Lake City Library: Learning for the Eyes and Mind

The Salt Lake City Public Library Located downtown, the Salt Lake City Library is a fantastic spot to visit whether you are looking for some reading material or many other forms of entertainment.

The Clark Planetarium- Salt Lake City, Utah

The Clark Planetarium- Salt Lake City, Utah

The Clark Planetarium Best of Free things to see in Salt Lake City The Clark Planetarium is a space and science museum with many interactive and hands on exhibits, FREE to the public. Located in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City.

Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah

Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a great way to experience millions of years of history in a matter of no time.

Entertainment at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a Salt Lake City attraction that has been around since 1931. It is home for 800 different animals and 249 different species. Making it a fun-filled day for the family to experience all the wildlife the zoo can offer.

Visit the Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle

Visit the Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle

Visiting Salt Lake City should be on everyone’s bucket list. There’s great food, exciting night life, and a history that can be found in a countless number of places. One of those must-see historic venues along the US Bus route is the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Night Life in Salt Lake City, Enjoy Yourself

Night Life in Salt Lake City, Enjoy Yourself

Night Life Downtown Salt Lake is where you want to be.   Being in a nonfamiliar city can sometimes be a little overwhelming with not knowing where all the people are at and where the place to be is.  Well, downtown offers great food, entertainment, and more.

Natural History Museum – Experience Utah

Natural History Museum – Experience Utah

Utah’s Natural History Museum is for anyone looking to learn more about Utah’s interesting history

Hidden Gem: Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park

When looking for things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah, don’t pass up on the Tracy Aviary. Salt Lake City is the home of many outdoor adventures and natural wonders. Utah is also the home of beautiful wildlife and animals. Hidden in the heart of liberty park is…

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

After arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah’s high-elevation capital, be sure to embrace the majestic peaks of the Wasatch Range and the buoyant waters of the Great Salt Lake. After checking into your hotel, you may be looking for things to do and see in Salt Lake City.

Entertainment at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a Salt Lake City attraction that has been around since 1931. It is home for 800 different animals and 249 different species. Making it a fun filled day for the family to experience all the wildlife the zoo can offer.

Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Walk, Run, Bike, Hike

Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Walk, Run, Bike, Hike

Backyard Foothills of SLC – Bonneville Shoreline Trail Bonneville Shoreline Trail the perfect place for a walk, run, hike or bike outing. Salt Lake City is blessed with the luxury and beauty of local hiking trails in the great outdoors, in its own backyard.

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

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 a 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…

Best Park in Salt Lake City – Liberty Park

Best Park in Salt Lake City – Liberty Park

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 on 600 E and 900 S, Liberty Park is the perfect place.

Red Butte Garden: Botanical Garden Paradise

Red Butte Garden: Botanical Garden Paradise

Red Butte Garden If you’re wondering what to do in Salt Lake City, look no further! Red Butte Garden is a peaceful oasis of horticulture perched just below the mountains of the Salt Lake Valley. The outdoor garden serves as the state Arboretum.

US Bus Hop On Hop Off Custom Group Tour at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Visiting Salt Lake City for the first time? Looking for a custom Hop On Hop Off group tour that sparks your imagination making those hidden family vacation dreams come true? Does your family love animals and care about an eco-friendly global future?

Hogle Zoo Location & Hours Located on the east side of Salt Lake City at 2600 Sunnyside Avenue South, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 and easily accessible from I-215 or I-80, Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a picturesque location for anyone who visits Salt Lake City.

Ensign Peak: Beautiful Salt Lake City Attractions

Ensign Peak: Beautiful Salt Lake City Attractions

  Looking for things to do in Salt Lake City? Salt Lake City has some of the best hikes in Utah, and many of them offer incredible views without spending a whole day breaking a sweat. Ensign Peak is one of the easiest and most rewarding hikes in Salt Lake City.

North Capitol Hill: Best Place Overlook Downtown

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.

Liberty Park: Best Places to Visit in Utah

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.

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.

Liberty Park: Salt Lake City’s #1 Summer Park

Liberty Park: Salt Lake City’s #1 Summer Park

Welcome! Salt Lake City’s warm weather and consistent sunshine are ideal for getting to know Utahs parks. If you’re looking to enjoy a nice summer day outdoors, Liberty Park is the perfect place for you!

Fun Activities in Salt Lake – The Heritage Park

Fun Activities in Salt Lake – The Heritage Park

Looking for a weekend getaway full of fun activities in Salt Lake, Utah? This Is the Place Heritage Park has a lot to offer for you and your family’s enjoyment! Get a peak on how it was in Utah during its early settlement.

Red Butte Garden: Largest Western Botanical Garden

Red Butte Garden: Largest Western Botanical Garden

Red Butte Garden: Largest Western Botanical Garden Explore Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Garden located in the foothills near the University of Utah. The Garden is the official arboretum of Utah. Red Butte Garden is over 100 acres.

Pioneer Park: Salt Lake’s Jekyll and Hyde

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.

Utah’s Amazing Hogle Zoo

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.

City Creek, Salt Lake City’s Shopping Center and Mall

City Creek Shopping Center City Creek Center is Salt Lake City’s mall and shopping center located in downtown Salt Lake City.  City Creek is one of Salt Lake City’s attractions that every resident and tourist must visit.

City Creek Center: World-class Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

City Creek Center: Home to the Best Shopping and Dining Experience in Salt Lake City When someone from Salt Lake City thinks about the best place for shopping, dining, and entertainment… the immediate thought is City Creek Center.

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

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.

Fancy Architecture – Utah City Creek Center

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.

Top-Notch Shopping and Dining at City Creek Center

Top-Notch Shopping and Dining at City Creek Center

City Creek Center  City Creek Mall is located right downtown Salt Lake City, Utah just south of Temple Square. Just as the name describes, City Creek has a brook that runs through the center of the mall. In addition to the creek, there are numerous outdoor fountains.

City Creek Center, Salt Lake City’s Shopping Center and Mall

City Creek Center is Salt Lake City’s mall and shopping center located in downtown Salt Lake City. City Creek is one of Salt Lake City’s attractions that every resident and tourist must visit.

Explore City Creek Center: Salt Lake’s Shopping & Dining Experience

Hop Off & Explore City Creek Center Next tour stop on your hop-on hop-off adventure with US Bus through town: City Creek Center, a recent must-see addition to everyone’s list of things to do in Salt Lake City. Situated in the heart of downtown.

Gateway Center: the heart of slc

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.

Visit the Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers Market

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.

Clark Planetarium at The Gateway

Clark Planetarium at The Gateway  The Clark Planetarium is located within The Gateway at 400 West and 100 South in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s open 7 days a week.

Trolley Square Shopping Mall & Dining Center

Trolley Square Shopping Mall & Dining Center

From Light Rail Station to Trolley Square Marketplace In the heart of downtown Salt Lake City lies Trolley Square Marketplace. Once a fully operational light rail station, Trolley Square has now been transformed into the most historic shopping mall and dining center.

Come Visit City Creek Mall

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.

City Creek Center-The most prosperous area in SLC

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.

Sporting Events

Visit Rice-Eccles Stadium: Home of Utah Football and the 2002 Olympics

Visit Rice-Eccles Stadium: Home of Utah Football and the 2002 Olympics

Rice-Eccles Stadium is a must-visit location while in Salt Lake City. The beautiful, grand stadium played host to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, is home to the Utah Utes Football team, and presents many other fun events.

The Forgotten Temple of Salt Lake City: Delta Center

The Forgotten Temple of Salt Lake City: Delta Center

The Forgotten Temple of Salt Lake City: Delta Center Located kitty corner from stop 18 (Gateway Center/ Clark Planetarium), is perhaps one of the most storied venues in all of 1990’s sports. The corner of 400 west and South Temple is the home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz.

Rice Eccles Stadium, Utah Utes Home Stadium

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.

Attractions for tourism in Gateway Center

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.