Your Guide to Downtown Salt Lake City
Revitalized over the last few decades, Salt Lake City is almost unrecognizable from its days as a pioneer town of yore. Today, you’ll find world-class dining experiences, outdoor markets, fun activities for every age, and of course, some killer outdoor adventures. Add Salt Lake City to your next trip for an unforgettable experience in the Midwest.
- Affordable rates for downtown location
- Outdoor swimming pool and indoor Jacuzzi
- Walk to restaurants and attractions
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel At Temple Square in Salt Lake City
- High rise hotel with mountain views
- Indoor and outdoor pools and hot tub
- Several restaurants onsite + spa
The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City
- A short walk from Temple Square
- 24-hour front desk, business center
- Wedding services and meeting rooms
Salt Lake City Marriott City Center
- Free WiFi
- On-site indoor pool, gym, restaurant, & bar
- Located just blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
- Two miles from the Salt Lake City airport
- Close to Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island State Park
- Includes 24-hour fitness center, business facility, and more
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport
- Free WiFi, parking & airport shuttle
- On-site pool, gym, restaurant, & bar
- Pet-friendly hotel
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport
- Located in the Cottonwood Heights neighborhood
- Free Wi-Fi, parking, and free hot breakfast each morning
- 12.5 miles away from downtown Salt Lake City
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City - Fort Union
- Two minutes from City Creek Centre
- Includes hot buffet breakfast and on-site market
- Near the Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Church History Museum
Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
- Free breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi & parking
- On-site ski storage area & a fitness center
- Take a dip in the indoor pool w/ whirlpool spa
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown
- Adventure hotel with outdoor & indoor pool
- Great views & prime location in downtown Salt Lake
- Walk to the Salt Palace, Tabernacle, restaurants, & more
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown Salt Lake City
- Excellent rating by hotel guests
- Smoke-free hotel 6 miles from airport
- Heated outdoor pool with hot tub
Hyatt House Salt Lake City/Downtown
Make your first stop in Salt Lake City Temple Square, a three-block plaza in the center of town with almost 20 different attractions for you to explore. Looming largest of them all is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, surrounded by gardens and fountains open to the public every day for free. You don’t have to be religious to visit and will be welcomed with open arms to a performance by the famous tabernacle choir. You can even get a tour by a local expert throughout the day to brush up on your knowledge of the church’s history in the city.
While you’re downtown, walk to nearby City Creek Center, boasting 110 different stores and restaurants for you to explore including upscale favorites like Tiffany and Lululemon, along with unique restaurants and a large food court. This center features hourly fountain shows, waterfalls, and a creek slowly running through the space. Fitted with a retractable roof, this venue is great year-round for a wide variety of shopping and dining.
Still hungry? All across town, you’ll stumble across eateries ranging from Spanish style tapas to Japanese sushi and everything in between. Check out this list by the Female Foodie of the top 15 restaurants in downtown. You’ll find everything from chips and guac at beautifully decorated Mexican restaurants to high-end American dishes with fresh produce from the area.
Locals will tell you no trip to Salt Lake is complete without a visit to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, home to works by artists near and far creating avant-garde sculptures, paintings, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Walking distance from the Museum is Red Butte Garden, teeming with winding pathways through indigenous plants and flowers, fountains, and great views.
The city itself was founded in 1847, so you know there’s a plethora of information for the history buff in your group. If you’re looking for an experience off the beaten path in Salt Lake City, consider touring a historic farmhouse, visiting the old Governor’s Mansion located on South Temple, or exploring Heritage Park, where you can learn about Utah’s mining history, see a blacksmith at work, and sample some old-time cuisine.
Plan your trip around the seasons and get even more from your experience based on your outdoor adventure plans. Come during the summer months to see the gardens in full bloom, sidewalk cafes with quaint little tables, and beautiful hiking opportunities just outside the city. If you’re a powderhead, visit in winter for a less crowded experience where you’ll have the craft breweries all to yourself!
Renowned for its soft white snow, Salt Lake City is just next door to Park City, one of the country’s premier skiing and snowboarding destinations with dozens of hills to choose from at every level. Salt Lake City is no longer a small town in the middle of nowhere, but an eclectic mix of new and old, so go see it for yourself!
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