HotelsFind Places to StayFrom the heart of the city to the edge of the wilderness, Salt Lake has a host of options for you to set up a perfect base camp for your visit to Salt Lake.advertisement
RestaurantsYou're never far from your next great Salt Lake mealBecause a surprisingly diverse assortment of cafés and restaurants are waiting for you. From great American classics to dining options from every corner of the world, you will find exactly what your tastebuds are craving for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.Restaurants SearchPosted on November 25, 2014Omar's Rawtopia in Sugar House will surprise and delight even the most stubborn skeptic of raw and/or vegan cuisine. The unique dishes include simple favorites like housemade Hummus and Tabouli Bites, served in boats of fresh lettuce, and tantalizing wonderments such as the Nut Burger, a rich and flavorful macadamia-nut patty stacked with fresh toppings and served between two cabbage leaves. The rest of the menu is just as creative and delicious, and in addition to being raw and …morePosted on November 24, 2014by Marsha MaxwellBen Franske, Wikimedia Commons Utah has been named the 4th "least miserable" state for celebrating Thanksgiving, based on the likelihood of unfortunate events such as food poisoning, relatives binge drinking, and political arguments at the dinner table. I love Thanksgiving and would never call it miserable, although food poisoning might change my mind. What I do struggle with sometimes is the challenge of shopping for, preparing, and cleaning up after a huge Thanksgiving dinner. …morePosted on November 3, 2014by Toni IsomRomeo and Juliet, Bogart and Bacall, Wall-E and EVE—the greatest love stories of the ages have nothing on Salt Lake’s burning desire for the weekend event known as brunch.Across the Wasatch Front you’ll find everything from five-star fine dining to buffet free-for-alls—and yes, there are Bloodys, mimosas, and boozy coffees, too. See the guide to some of our favorite Salt Lake brunch destinations here. …morePosted on October 27, 2014by Toni IsomNothing works up an appetite like playing outside. Something about the combination of fresh air, natural scenery, and spent calories makes eating a big, juicy burger seem like the only appropriate course of action. The burgers in this list were chosen for their post-ski-day deliciousness, but they'll satisfy a post-run, post-bike-ride, or post-hike craving equally well.See the ultimate guide to Salt Lake's post-adventure burgers here. …morePosted on June 18, 2014by Toni IsomWHAT IS GREENBIKE? GREENbike, also known as SLC Bike Share, is a growing network of shareable bikes stationed throughout downtown Salt Lake. GREENbike is a nonprofit organization supported by Salt Lake County and the Downtown Alliance. It tracks and maintains the bikes, and it aims to expand its network, decrease congestion, and improve air quality. Aside from these lofty communal benefits, bike riding provides citizens and visitors an intimate connection with the city that car travel …morePosted on June 12, 2014by Toni IsomDo you know an enchanted corner of Salt Lake City? An uncaptured angle? A local dish, scene, or work of art prime for its pixel-y debut? Well, now's your chance to represent. Salt Lake Exposed is a photo competition for photographers of all levels. It doesn't matter if you snap quickies with your phone or painstakingly compose long exposures; we want to see the city through your eyes. Here's how to enter and win... Contest Details Enter the contest on the Visit Salt Lake …morePosted on February 27, 2014by Gastronomic SLCWith the Oscars just around the corner this weekend, the votes have been compiled and Bambara's bartenders are going out on a limb to predict "The Wolf of Wall Street" as Best Picture. To have a little fun with the buzz surrounding the 2014 Academy Awards, Bambara created original specialty drinks, each designed for an Oscar "Best Picture" nominee and crafted by the expert bartenders in Bambara's popular gathering hotspot, "The Vault." From the big nomination announcement until March 2 …morePosted on February 10, 2014by Gastronomic SLCEvery single known restaurant in the milky way will be competing for your dining dollar come February 14th. With valentines day still two weeks there’s still just enough time to book a table, but the choice can be overwhelming. Who exactly is offering that je ne sais quoi to impress your special someone. Here are six local restaurants looking to make this valentines one to remember. BambaraFor the special day executive chef Nathan Powers will feature special entrée offerings while pastry …morePosted on January 14, 2014by Gastronomic SLCObsidian/Tricycle Wine Company DinnerThis winter, Alta's Shallow Shaft restaurant is hosting a series of wine focused dinners. Now in its 46th season, the restaurant overlooks the base of Alta Ski Resort and with a 23 page wine menu on hand - was winner of Salt Lake Magazine’s “Best Wine List” and City Weekly’s pick for “Best High Altitude Dining” in 2011.The next dinner focuses on the Obsidian/Tricycle Wine Company and is held on January 15th.The Shallow Shaft10199 E Hwy 210, …morePosted on December 16, 2013by Gastronomic SLCCaputo's Market And Deli One of the first stops on my Christmas shopping list every year is Caputo's. While I can't eat pate and salami day in day out - I more than make up for it during the holidays with a splurge-o-rama at Caputo's. Amongst the gourmet chocolate, cheeses, meats and other groceries I asked Yelena Caputo to give me the low down on what's hot at Caputo's this holiday season - here's the scoop: A new line of chocolate gift collections, that have already been a big hit …moreadvertisement
- Things to Do
Things to DoOne thing you'll never do is run out of things to do.Take some time to see the sights in and around our beautiful city and state. After you've read all about what Salt Lake has to offer, you might want to add a day (or two!) to your trip to really enjoy yourself..Search Attractionsadvertisement
EventsThere is so much happening in Salt LakeTheatre, dance, music, visual arts, museums, sports and more, Salt Lake is a busy place.Nov 26Wild Wednesday
Make your Wednesday WILD!
Utah's Hogle Zoo invites you to enjoy the beauty of nature and the animal kingdom for FREE on Wild Wednesday!
It's our way of saying thank you for your ZAP tax support!Nov 28Sturgill Simpson
Sturgill Simpson's authenticity stands out like an island of hope in a sea of tacky. Bonafide mountain hillbilly soul, as pure as you are going to find anywhere. All it takes is one listen to FINALLY understandNov 29Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers
Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers.Dec 1Utah Grizzlies vs Idaho Steelheads
Come see the Utah Grizzlies as they battle the Idaho Steelheads.Dec 3Bassjackers X Dyro
Get ready for a wild night of nonstop dancing at The Depot when Bassjackers and Dyro bring the X tour to town! The hot beats will be the perfect escape from the winter cold, so gather up the party crew and meet us there!Dec 4Blue Haiku, with Singer Monika Jalili
Blue Haiku, with Monika Jalili
blue haiku Blooms Again—with Monika Jalili
An Excellence in the Community Concert at Gallivan Hall
You could almost call it a reunion—except that blue haiku never really broke up. They simply added two illustrious members, Kate MacLeod and Hal Cannon, and became Red Rock Rondo. As Red Rock Rondo they perform themed song cycles, released two CDs, and taped an Emmy-winning TV special (produced by Western Folklife Center and KUED-TV).
But now, after a five-year hiatus, blue haiku brightly blooms again, joined by the exquisite singer, Monika Jalili.
The new blue haiku with Monika Jalili will debut December 4, 2014, 7:30pm, at Gallivan Hall, in a free concert presented by Excellence in the Community (excellenceconcerts.org, 801-718-3862). Gallivan Hall is in the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City.
Phillip Bimstein, Charlotte Bell, Harold Carr and Flavia Cervino-Wood formed blue haiku in 2001. With the 2002 release of their CD, heat beneath the sand, their chamber folk songs received airplay on folk radio programs all across the country and internationally. The upcoming concert will feature some of those earlier songs, but it will also showcase many brand new ones—including songs written specifically for the entrancing voice of Monika Jalili.
Phillip and Charlotte first heard Monika at an Excellence in the Community concert in 2013 and delighted in her beautiful performance of Persian folk and love songs. Monika Jalili is a classically trained singer who moved to Utah after a career in musical theatre on the East Coast. Phillip asked if he could write songs for her and was thrilled when she said yes. The December 4 Gallivan concert will be the first time they perform these songs.
blue haiku features oboe, English horn, violin, guitar, bass and vocals:
Harold Carr is an in-demand eclectic bass player who has performed and recorded with Bobby McFerrin, Crystal Gayle, Lightnin' Hopkins, John McCuen, Steve Lacy, Catie Curtis and the Mark Chaney Trio.
Flavia Cervino-Wood (violin) has performed and recorded with Milton Nascimento, Sol y Luna, Cecil Taylor, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and the Salt Lake Symphony.
Charlotte Bell (oboe/English horn) has performed and/or recorded with Anke Summerhill, Kate MacLeod, Scherzando Winds, John Flanders and the Salt Lake Symphony.
Phillip Bimstein’s new wave band, Phil ‘n’ the Blanks, had several videos on MTV in the 80s. He also composes classical music that has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and London’s Royal Opera House. In addition to his steel string guitar, for this concert Phillip will also pack 12-string and classical guitars, a walkabout dulcimer, piano and a yard sale-acquired singing banjo that wrote its own song based on the experience!Dec 4Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl
On the Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl, Utah Heritage Foundation tells the history of beer in Utah and takes you into three of Utah's most well-known watering holes, with a Thrist Fursday Pub Crawl pint glass included with your registration!Dec 5Holiday Gallery Stroll
Escape the hectic mall crowds and opt for a more delightful, local shopping experience - all the while supporting Utah artists! You will find a creative menagerie of hand-made gifts ranging from hand knit hats and scarves, to jewelry, paintings, ceramics and much more.Dec 5A Classic Christmas, Figure Skating Show
Join the Oval Figure Skating Club for their annual figure skating show, "A Classic Christmas." The show not only showcases the beauty of figure skating, but also features all of your favorite holiday characters. Come and see Frosty, Rudolph, the Grinch, Santa and many more take the ice for an evening of family fun and excitement!Dec 3 - Dec 6Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees - A gift of love - A benefit for Primary Children's Hospital
For 44 years the Festival of Trees has been a "Gift of Love" to Children. Every penny raised at the Festival of Trees helps children at Primary Children's Hospital.
Attractions: Over 700 Trees, Playhouse Plaza, Friendship Cards, Sweet Shoppe, Gift Boutique, Centerpieces and Collectibles, Aisle of Wreaths, Scones and Sweet Rolls, Gingerbread Village, Quilt Block, Elf Emporium, Santa Land, Kids Corner and Entertainment.
For more information visit www.festivaloftreesutah.orgDec 6Annual Celebrity Skifest
The invitational ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with celebrities for an exciting weekend of skiing, live music, benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team .It's considered the premiere network celebrity ski weekend, hosting stars from TV, Film & the Olympic Games, converging on Deer Valley for a magical experience, and to raise money for a good cause.Dec 4 - Dec 6Christkindlmarkt
Inspired by the world famous German Christmas markets, Christkindlmarkt SLC offers a unique holiday shopping and cultural experience this season. Tantalizing food and festive holiday entertainment await you as you stroll through wooden vendor booths nestled amid the magical backdrop of This Is The Place Heritage Park. The St. Martin's Lantern Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting will take place the evening of December 4th, to celebrate our community-wide coat drive for children in need. Christkindlmarkt SLC … experience the old world charm of Christmas.
For more information..., please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at: www.christkindlmarkt-slc.comDec 5 - Dec 27A Year with Frog and Toad
SLAC believes in the power of the arts to enhance children’s literacy, educational performance and interest in learning. A Year with Frog and Toad will include eight free matinee performances for over 1,400 Title I schoolchildren. As school curriculums continue to narrow at the expense of the arts, SLAC’s free performances provide a live theatrical experience to academically at-risk schoolchildren who often lack access to opportunities as basic as field trips and arts exposure. SLAC will also offer discounted performances for non-Title I schools; literary partnerships with the Salt Lake City Public Library and local bookstores; an online study guide available for schools and students as they prepare for their visits; and collaborations with local organizations and sponsors.Dec 5 - Dec 31The Nutcracker
The New York Times critic called it “one of the best productions I’ve ever seen.” You’ll call it pure entertainment and a wonderful holiday experience. Join Clara, her magical nutcracker prince and exotic characters from around the world, for the 59th edition of William Christiansen’s The Nutcracker and see why this is the longest-running full production in America.advertisement
- Planning Tools
Planning ToolsPlanes, Trains, and Decent Rental Cars.They don't call Salt Lake the "Crossroads of the West" for nothing. Getting here is a snap, with easy access by road, rail, and air.Try Our Trip PlannerAs you browse the site, add hotel, restaurant, or attraction listings, Coupons, or Events to your Trip Planner and then create your own itinerary through a simple drag and drop interface. more »advertisement
- About Salt Lake
About Salt LakeWe're different. You're welcome.A beautiful, safe, and vibrant destination, the Salt Lake Valley combines unparalleled access to natural recreation, a bustling economy, dynamic nightlife, remarkable history, warm hospitality, and of course unmatched proximity to Utah's Greatest Snow on Earth.™Posted on November 25, 2014by Toni IsomOmar's Rawtopia in Sugar House will surprise and delight even the most …morePosted on November 24, 2014by Marsha MaxwellBen Franske, Wikimedia Commons Utah has been named the 4th "least …morePosted on November 22, 2014by Marsha MaxwellPhoto by Mtshad, Wikimedia Commons There's nothing like getting out in the …morePosted on November 19, 2014by Marsha MaxwellA day on the slopes and a night on the town make a perfect …morePosted on November 14, 2014by Toni IsomThere are many reasons Salt Lake is a wonderful place for meetings, conventions, …morePosted on November 14, 2014by Toni IsomEve WinterFest is Salt Lake's biggest New Years' Eve party, drawing 40,000 plus …morePosted on November 7, 2014by Michelle PowellEver wondered what happens inside the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum? …morePosted on November 3, 2014by Toni IsomRomeo and Juliet, Bogart and Bacall, Wall-E and EVE—the greatest love stories of …morePosted on October 27, 2014by Toni IsomNothing works up an appetite like playing outside. Something about the combination …moreNovember 24, 2014SALT LAKE CITY (November 18, 2014) –Visit Salt Lake is hosting the Santa Claus on Saturday, November 29th, from 3-7 p.m. Have your child’s ...moreNovember 24, 2014By Christopher Steiner, Forbes -- As we arrive here at the precipice of a new winter, we’re pleased once again to offer you the Forbes Top ...moreNovember 19, 2014BY FREESKIER MAGAZINE-- College rules—big time. Out-of-this-world parties, gorgeous babes, no parents, spontaneous adventures and plenty of...moreUTAH SYMPHONY/OPERA REDEFINES “APRE`S-SKI” WITH $35 BEST-SEAT-IN-THE-HOUSE WHEN PEOPLE SHOW THEIR LIFT TICKETNovember 17, 2014SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Nov. 17, 2014) – Utah Symphony and Utah Opera announced today an initiative encouraging skiers and snowboarders to en...moreNovember 17, 2014Salt Lake City (November 2014)—There is an endless list of attributes that makes a meeting and convention destination ideal for meeting pro...moreadvertisement