Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is a visitor-friendly city with a remarkable assortment of shopping, culture, and arts. Start with a stroll around the city center, devoting as much time to Temple Square, the heart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as you desire. Within blocks, you’ll find museums, theaters, historic buildings, and shopping, including the Gateway and Center outdoor malls. Reminders of the 2002 Winter Olympics are scattered throughout.

Then, branch out into the surrounding neighborhoods to capture more of the flavor of the city. Like most Utah municipalities, Salt Lake City is based on a grid plan that was devised by Brigham Young in the 19th century. Most street names have a directional and a numerical designation, which describes their location in relation to one of two axes. Streets with "East" or "West" in their names are east or west of (and parallel to) Main Street, which runs north–south; and "North" and "South" streets run parallel to South Temple Street.

The numbers tell how far the streets are from the axes. (For example, 200 East Street is two blocks east of Main Street.) Addresses typically include two directional references and two numerical references—320 East 200 South Street, for instance, is within the east 300 block of 200 South Street. Generally, in speech and in written addresses, abbreviations shorten these to, for example, 320 E. 200 S or South; the word "street" is never used. Three of Salt Lake's most prominent streets are named after the Mormon Temple: North Temple, South Temple, and West Temple, indicating that the streets run parallel to the north, south, and west borders of Temple Square. Main Street borders the square's east side.

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  • 1. Natural History Museum of Utah

    University of Utah | Museum/Gallery

    One of the most spectacular natural history museums you will find, this building grabs you from the moment you see its copper-and-granite form...Read More

  • 2. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

    University of Utah | Garden/Arboretum

    With more than 100 acres of gardens and undeveloped acres, the grounds here provide many pleasurable hours of strolling. Of special interest...Read More

  • 3. Salt Lake Temple

    Temple Square | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The centerpiece and spiritual capital of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Salt Lake Temple is a sacred pilgrimage destination...Read More

  • 4. The Leonardo

    Downtown | Educational Institution

    Salt Lake's first museum devoted to the convergence of science, art, and technology opened in late 2011 and has become a bucket-list item for...Read More

  • 5. Beehive House

    Temple Square | House/Mansion/Villa

    Brigham Young's home, a national historic landmark, was constructed in 1854 and is topped with a replica of a beehive, symbolizing industry...Read More

  • 6. Cathedral of the Madeleine

    The Avenues | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Although the Mormon Temple just to the west is Salt Lake's most prominent religious landmark, this red Romanesque cathedral stands high above...Read More

  • 7. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Center

    Temple Square | Convention Center

    Completed in 2000, this massive center features a 21,000-seat auditorium and an 850-seat theater. Equally impressive are the rooftop gardens...Read More

  • 8. City and County Building

    Downtown | Government Building

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Romanesque red-sandstone, castle-like seat of city government was the city's tallest...Read More

  • 9. City Creek Center

    Downtown | Store/Shop/Mall

    The centerpiece of a $1 billion downtown redevelopment across from Temple Square in 2012, City Creek has brought luxury shopping to the city...Read More

  • 10. Clark Planetarium

    Downtown | Observatory/Planetarium

    With an array of free hands-on exhibits and state-of-the-art 3D and IMAX theaters, Clark Planetarium is an appealing, affordable family attraction...Read More

  • 11. Discovery Gateway

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The region's premier children's museum has three floors of lively hands-on experiences. Kids can participate in a television newscast, tell...Read More

  • 12. EnergySolutions Arena

    Downtown | Sports Venue

    The home arena for the NBA Utah Jazz seats approximately 20,000. Concerts, rodeos, ice shows, and other events are also held here. An information...Read More

  • 13. Family History Library

    Temple Square | Library/Archive

    Genealogy is important to Mormons. This four-story library houses the world's largest collection of genealogical data, including books, maps...Read More

  • 14. Fort Douglas Military Museum

    University of Utah | Museum/Gallery

    Named in honor of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas, the fort was established in 1862, officially to guard mail and telegraph routes during...Read More

  • 15. Gallivan Center

    Downtown | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This outdoor plaza calls itself Salt Lake City's living room, and it's a great spot for a lunch—especially on the weekly Food Truck Thursdays...Read More

  • 16. Gateway Mall

    Downtown | Store/Shop/Mall

    Just west of downtown Salt Lake, Gateway is an all-in-one family destination with shopping, dining, movie theaters, museums, and a music venue...Read More

  • 17. Great Salt Lake State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The Great Salt Lake is eight times saltier than the ocean and second only to the Dead Sea in salinity. What makes it so briny? There's no outlet...Read More

  • 18. Hogle Zoo

    East Side | Zoo/Aquarium

    You'll never confuse this with the San Diego Zoo, but this 42-acre zoo nestled at the base of Emigration Canyon has been a delightful half-day...Read More

  • 19. Joseph Smith Memorial Building

    Temple Square | Historic District/Site

    Once the Hotel Utah, this building on the National Register of Historic Places is owned and operated by the Mormon Church. You can use a computer...Read More

  • 20. Kearns Mansion

    The Avenues | Historic District/Site

    Built by silver-mining tycoon Thomas Kearns in 1902, this limestone structure—reminiscent of a French château with all its turrets and balconies...Read More

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