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.Coming downtown to attend the 187th LDS General Conference? Shilo Inn Salt Lake City Hotel is pleased to offer a ...moreIt’s hard to believe that it is Back to School time! Come do your school shopping at the South Towne Mall and sta...moreadvertisement
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 February 27, 2014With 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 …morePosted on December 9, 2013by Gastronomic SLCThe last few days and weeks has seen a merry go round of SLC chefs at local restaurants. So much so, here's a quick recap of some of the more notable changes.Greg Neville is no longer associated with East side Italian eatery Lugano and is instead moving on to the Solitude Resort. Jonah Hornsby, former chef di cucina, has taken over the restaurant bringing chef Barney Northrop on board. Speaking to Hornsby he told me:"My vision is to build on the concept that Greg had created but …morePosted on November 27, 2013by Gastronomic SLCAs the holiday season starts its inevitable assault on our senses, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. The prospect of hosting family, tending the kitchen and keeping a smile on your face - well - even I've thought about holing up in the crawlspace until the new year near once or twice. Before you start investigating hibernation supplies though, check out these thanksgiving dining options for 2013, sure to take some of the stress and pressure off this holiday. The crawlspace will still …morePosted on November 18, 2013by Marsha MaxwellSushi is not as exotic as it may have been a decade ago - it's easy to find passable ready-made sushi in many grocery stores. But the best sushi is still made by trained chefs in sushi restaurants, and there are plenty of places in the Salt Lake area to get fresh, beautiful, creative sushi. Here are a few of my favorites in different parts of the Salt Lake Valley.* = highly recommendedSLC Central* TakashiWidely regarded as the best sushi restaurant, and one of the best restaurants …morePosted on November 13, 2013by Gastronomic SLCFaustina Autumn “Brewmaster’s” BrunchOn November 16th Faustina in downtown Salt Lake is hosting a special “Brewmaster’s Brunch” with EPIC Brewing Co. starting at 1 p.m. EPIC Brewing will be on hand to educate diners about EPIC Brewing fundamentals and the distinctions of each selection, along with tasting notes for beers complementing Chef de Cuisine Joe Kemp’s special autumn brunch menu. “Since joining the team at Faustina earlier this year I’ve been excited to turn my creative culinary talent …morePosted on October 14, 2013by Marsha MaxwellOne thing I love to do is check out a new bakery - cakes and cookies are my weakness. For the past few months I've been sampling the goods at several of Salt Lake City's finest bakeries, serving everything from all-American doughnuts, brownies and chocolate chip cookies to more refined European fare like macarons, mille-feuille and pain au chocolat. I've put together an updated list of 21 of Salt Lake City's best bakeries, including old standbys like Banbury Cross and Gourmandise and newer …morePosted on October 11, 2013by Gastronomic SLCFans of ZY might want to note the restaurant is no more. Well, sort of. Today the sign on the restaurant changes, signalling the revamp of the business as “Alamexo”. Wait, don’t run off sobbing over the loss of ZY and chef Matt Lake just yet. In an interview with the SL Tribune Lake mentioned, “it’s just a change, not a closure, we’ll offer the same level of service with a new menu”. For an idea of the cuisine at Alamexo, some brief detective work around the web highlights an …moreadvertisement
SkiThe Official site for Salt Lake Ski ResortsSki Salt Lake is the official website for visitors planning a ski vacation in Utah. With four world class ski resorts - all just minutes from our international airport.Posted on February 3, 2014by Annie StuderFor many ‘the greatest snow on earth' is synonymous to Utah and the Wasatch …morePosted on December 24, 2013by Erika WigginsWe've all heard the saying "no pain, no gain," and I've certainly …morePosted on November 18, 2013by Kathy DaltonWinter is coming and with it come freezing temperatures. Whether you need a little …morePosted on November 13, 2013by Jessica FredricksonGreetings Hardcore, Fair-weather and Skiers of all Kinds, Ski season has arrived …morePosted on November 4, 2013by Kathy DaltonAdventure Mom, Kristing Sokol, shares how to ride the Snowbird Tram for almost …morePosted on November 4, 2013by Annie Studer1. Unbeatable snow. Even in an off season in Utah, it's better than …morePosted on October 9, 2013by Jessica FredricksonThe resorts have had their first snowfall and that means winter is upon us. With …morePosted on March 12, 2013by Jessica FredricksonWhen it starts to warm up in the city it’s easy to forget the nearly …morePosted on February 28, 2013by Maile KeoneA few weeks ago three friends and I strapped on …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.Events Search
Apr 24Utah Whitewater Film Festival
This will be the 14th annual whitewater film festival. All the money raised will go to the Snake River Fund, www.snakeriverfund.org. We will have both a raffle and a silent auction.Apr 24Life at the Speed of Light
J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JVCI), a not-for-profit, research organization dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental research. He is also Co-Founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately-held company dedicated to commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global needs. In 1998, Dr. Venter founded Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome using new tools and techniques he and his team developed. This research culminated with the February 2001 publication of the human genome in the journal, Science. Dr. Venter and his team at JVCI continue to blaze new trails in genomics. They have sequenced and analyzed hundreds of genomes and created the first self-replicating bacterial cell constructed with synthetic DNA.
In 2010, Dr. Venter and his team at the JCVI successfully constructed the first "synthetic bacterial cell" putting humankind at the threshold of a new phase of biological research, one that is enabling us to go from reading the genetic code (sequencing genomes) to now writing the genetic code for designing new species. The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on society, including new methods for chemical and energy production, human health and medical advances, clean water, and new food and nutritional products. Dr. Venter, regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous pioneering advances in genomics, will guide us through this emerging field, detailing its origins, current challenges, and the potential positive advances.
Dr. Venter is a pioneer of the genomics revolution. His work on synthetic biology truly embodies the theme of “pushing the boundaries of life.” Essentially, Venter is seeking to “write the software of life” to create microbes designed by humans rather than only through evolution. The potential benefits and risks of this new technology are enormous. It also requires us to examine, both scientifically and philosophically, the question of “What is life?”Apr 22War Horse
“War Horse” tells the story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, which has been sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. In a tale that the Sunday Express said is “…both epic and intimate,” and “absolutely guaranteed to move the heart,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.
“War Horse” is filled with stirring music and songs, and at the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. “The puppetry is nothing short of miraculous,” according to The Times of London.Apr 24Peter Pan
Fly away with Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook as J.M. Barrie's magical, musical fairytale of the "Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" is cleverly re-imagined for the Hale Center Theater Orem stage! A favorite for children of all ages. Come back to Neverland, and remember what it's like to pretend!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 March 27, 2014by Marsha MaxwellBlue Man Group remains an original and groundbreaking entertainment event, even …morePosted on March 25, 2014by Annie StuderFirst attempt at geocaching (treasure hunting) in Salt Lake = FUN. But before …morePosted on March 11, 2014by Marsha Maxwell"Chocolate: The Exhibit," on display at the Natural History Museum of Utah …morePosted on February 27, 2014by Gastronomic SLCWith the Oscars just around the corner this weekend, the votes have been compiled …morePosted on February 25, 2014by Janet HovorkaOver the past 10 years, I have traveled with my company, Family ChartMasters, to …morePosted on February 24, 2014by Kathy DaltonIS YOUR CHILD A FUTURE OLYMPIC ATHLETE? By Christine Bowman I taught my …morePosted on February 24, 2014by Marsha MaxwellTrampoline parks and bounce play areas are a great place for kids of all …morePosted on February 20, 2014by Michelle PowellFor those learning about Utah's Pioneer history, one of the first places people go …morePosted on February 18, 2014by Gastronomic SLCDid you know Utah is the home of America’s oldest known chocolate? That’s not the …morePosted on February 14, 2014by Marsha MaxwellWith kids out of school and parents off work, President's Day is a great time for …moreApril 21, 2014By Ted Scheffler, City Weekly -- With spring in the air and baseball back in swing, I find myself veering toward sports bars a little more ...moreApril 17, 2014SALT LAKE CITY, April 17, 2014 – Starting this May, The Leonardo museum for science and culture in downtown Salt Lake City, will present a ...moreApril 16, 2014Broomfield, CO. – April 16, 2014 – North America’s skiers and riders have spoken. OnTheSnow.com visitors named Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort...moreApril 16, 2014Economic Review -- What do Fort Worth, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City have in common? Bikes, and lots of them. These cities, among other...moreadvertisement