Top things to do

Top Choice Mexican in Salt Lake City

Red Iguana

Mexico at its most authentic, aromatic and delicious – no wonder the line is usually snaking out the door at this family-run restaurant. Ask for samples of the mole to decide on one of seven chile- and chocolate-bas…
Top Choice Museum in Salt Lake City

Natural History Museum of Utah

The stunning architecture of the Rio Tinto Center forms a multistory indoor 'canyon' that showcases exhibits to great effect. Walk up through the layers as you explore both indigenous peoples' cultures and natural h…
Top Choice International in Salt Lake City

Copper Onion

Locals keep the Copper Onion bustling at lunch (for $10 specials), at dinner, at weekend brunch, at Happy Hour in the bar… And for good reason: small plates like wagyu beef tartare and pasta carbonara call out to be…
Top Choice Pub in Salt Lake City

Beer Bar

With shared wooden tables and over 140 beers and 13 sausage styles, Beer Bar is a little slice of Bavaria in Salt Lake City. The crowd is diverse and far more casual than at Bar X next door (a linked venue). A great…
Top Choice Cafe in Salt Lake City

Jack Mormon Coffee Co

Utah's finest roaster also serves mean espresso drinks. When the temps rise, locals binge on a Jack Frost.
Historic Site in Salt Lake City

Beehive House

Brigham Young lived with one of his wives and families in the Beehive House during much of his tenure as governor and church president in Utah. The required tours vary in the amount of historic house detail provided…
Museum in Salt Lake City

Discovery Gateway

Discovery Gateway is an enthusiastic, hands-on children's museum and possibly the best city attraction for families. The mock network-news desk in the media zone looks particularly cool for budding journos.
Park in Salt Lake City

Olympic Legacy Cauldron Park

The University of Utah, or 'U of U', was the site of the Olympic Village in 2002. This small, on-site park has giant panels detailing the games and also contains the torch. A 10-minute, dramatic but heartfelt film b…
Museum in Salt Lake City

Pioneer Memorial Museum

You'll find relics from the early days at Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) museums throughout Utah, but the Pioneer Memorial Museum is by far the biggest. The vast, four-story treasure trove is like Utah's attic, wi…
Historic Building in Salt Lake City

Utah State Capitol

The grand, 1916 State Capitol is set among 500 cherry trees on a hill north of Temple Sq. Inside, colorful Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals of pioneers, trappers and missionaries adorn part of the building…