The bands and musicians that play Salt Lake inevitably come back, despite it being relatively far away from other tour stops—this city is full of passionate music makers and fans, and the stoke is infectious. And in addition to its popular outdoor music festivals and superstar arena concerts, Salt Lake has some awesome smaller venues that are booking killer shows. Here’s a guide to the best small and mid-sized places to see live music in SLC, and who’s playing this month.
The DepotLocated in …more
Shopping is a favorite Salt Lake pastime, from the various boutiques across the valley to downtown’s state-of-the-art City Creek Shopping Center. The latter is a 23-acre open-air mall than spans across charming Main Street. City Creek opened in 2012, and it was the catalyst for the rapid transformation of Salt Lake’s urban center and arts district. It’s not only Salt Lake’s go-to destination for upscale and contemporary shopping, it’s also a favorite hang spot for families, friends, …more
There’s no shortage of spots to get your pastry fix in Salt Lake, whether you want to start the day off right with a morning bun and shot of espresso, cap off your evening with some millefeuille and pinot noir, or just grab a fresh baguette on your way to a Red Butte concert. Here are some of our very favorite bakeries and cafes.
GourmandiseGourmandise is celebrated for its tantalizing selection of fine French pastries and desserts. And it’s not just casually celebrated—in 2016, Gourmandise …more
Yes, as a matter of fact, there are bars in Salt Lake. Many of them are indeed top shelf! Despite what you may think about an alleged lack of alcohol in the Beehive State of Utah, the great Salt Lake is actually teeming with craft breweries, high-end cocktail lounges and fun dive bars at which to let your hair down while downing a few cold ones. Here are some of the top spots for “bottoms up!” in Salt Lake, where a little glitz, glam and celebrity is often mixed in with your mixed drinks.Bar-X
Originally established during Utah’s immigration and mining boom in 1910, the historic Peery Hotel is celebrating its Grand Re-Opening—complete with a full remodel, and two new restaurants. The beautiful and elegant restoration of the hotel includes a complete redesign of the hotels interior including all guest rooms, the main lobby, meeting space and the addition of two new independent specialty restaurants and bars. The Oak Wood Fire Kitchen, which specializes in wood fired …more
The Utah Beer Festival is back for its 7th round! (Picture us prancing in a field of hops, a frothy stein in each hand.) This year beer-lovers will enjoy more elbow room, as the festival has been moved to the spacious Utah State Fair Park. AND there’s more beer on offer than ever before. AND the festival raises funds for the Human Society of Utah, so you can feel extra good about quaffing that cold one.
If you’ve never been to the Utah Beer Festival, here’s a power preview:Date: Saturday, …more
The 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Society of Association Executives comes to the Salt Palace August 13th to 16th.
This year's program includes inspirational thought leaders from across the industry, NASA Astronauts, humanitarians, inventors, authors, and more.
If you haven't had a chance to register, now is the time.
Even if you can't make it, don't miss the highlights of this year's ASAE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City - tune into the social media live …more
Salt Lake’s diverse spirit and eclectic collection of hip neighborhoods has powered a cultural boom in the mountain and desert urban center. As a constellation of trendy, emerging neighborhoods, Salt Lake is cool in ways other than just snow and slopes. If you haven’t seen the new frontier of hip, these up-and-coming neighborhoods are taking it to the next level in the high-altitude haven that is the new Salt Lake.
DowntownThe heart of the revitalized Salt Lake is …more
Meat. Salt. Time. For thousands of years, those three simple ingredients have been at the heart of all cured meats. Originally developed as a means of preservation prior to the age of refrigeration, cured meats, also referred to as salumi or charcuterie, have become an old world art form, a true delicacy, and an essential component of any serious wine and cheese spread. For more than a few reasons, Salt Lake has become an ideal location for masters of the craft. Just consider the three key …more
Salt Lake’s awe-inspiring nature may reign supreme, but there’s plenty of culture to go around, too. A quick weekend getaway can easily turn into a world of discovery in this home to some of the country’s leading festivals and innovative art galleries. From this summer’s Twilight Concert Series to a booming microbrewery scene, here are eight interactive ways to get cultured, Salt Lake style.1. Pride Festival/ParadeJune 3-5Ready to show your colors? Join the 41st …more
Additional perks and add-ons are offered with your Connect Pass. Perks for special offers at participating attractions are unlocked upon redemption. Add-ons for additional products are offered and can be purchased in conjunction with your Connect Pass.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Connect Pass is available as a 1-, 2-, 3-, or 365-day consecutive pass, so you can choose the option that works best for your group, trip dates, and overall itinerary. You can purchase as many passes as you like, but each individual must have their own pass. We’ll email your pass(es) to you immediately after purchase.
You can redeem your pass in two ways:
1) MOBILE: Click on the link provided in the confirmation email or text message on your mobile phone and log in using your email and phone number used during checkout. Follow the instructions to add the pass to your homescreen so you don't have to go back to your email every time you want to access the connect pass. Simply tap the icon to open the Connect Pass, where you can manage, share, and redeem at each attraction to gain admission.
2) PRINT-AT-HOME: Print out the confirmation email and present it at any Connect Pass venue.
USING THE PASS
DAYS ACTIVE: The pass is activated the first time you use it, andit remains active for the number of consecutive days purchased. Days are defined as 24-hour time periods that start at the exact time you activate the pass.
90-DAY ACTIVATION: You must activate the pass within 90 days of purchase.
SHARING: You can send a pass to a friend by simply clicking “Share Pass” and entering their email address and mobile phone number.
For more details about using your pass, including activation, expiration, and free admission for kids, check out these FAQs.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Regular admission to all of the included attractions would add up to over $170, so the Connect Pass is an incredibly good deal. Here are the prices for each Connect Pass option:
Here's a breakdown of the combined cost of regular admission to all included attractions vs. a 365-day Connect Pass:
Combined Regular Admission
365-Day Connect Pass
Savings Per Person
You can view detailed information about each attraction's regular box office prices here.
Connect Pass includes: One admission to this massive contemporary discovery center, which offers interactive fun for the whole family, including a 30-foot beehive, a kids' news studio, a simulated rescue pilot experience, and more.
Connect Pass includes: One lunch or dinner ($9.99 value for adults, $4.99 for children; visitors will pay the difference for meals exceeding this price) based on a rotating menu of wonderful homestyle food. Located downtown in Historic Temple Square.
Connect Pass includes: One admission to the museum, where you'll learn about Utah's remarkable landscape, explore a three-story indoor canyon, wander through Utah's dinosaurs, interact with earthquakes, and much more.
Connect Pass includes: One admission to the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture. Explore over 100 acres, including display gardens and natural area hiking trails.
Connect Pass includes: One admission to the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens. The grounds encompass 15 themed gardens, each with its own unique aesthetic and atmosphere. The Gardens are open spring through fall.
Connect Pass includes: One admission to the Museum of Natural Curiosity, with more than 400 interactive experiences from Rainforest, to Water Works, to the Discovery Garden or Achimedes Playground there is something new to experience and discover.
Connect Pass includes: One admission to the park, where you can explore Pioneer and Native American Villages, ride trains and ponies, meet a blacksmith, and enjoy great grub. (Haunted Village excluded).
Connect Pass includes: One admission to Salt Lake's wildest attraction, home of the African Savanna—a grasslands site featuring zebras, giraffes, and ostriches—and a floor-to-ceiling lion-viewing window.
The Museum is currently closed for remodeling and reinstallation. Anticipated re-opening is Spring 2017. Get more info about the project Connect Pass includes: One admission to the museum, showcasing a world-class permanent collection of art objects from around the world, from the classical to contemporary periods, and some 15 rotating exhibitions annually.
Connect Pass includes: Choice of one Adventure Course activity—alpine obstacle courses featuring traverses, swinging, and problem-solving—or one Guided Park Tour—year-round experiences providing an up-close look at Utah's Olympic legacy.
HOW CAN I GET AROUND?
US Bus Utah offers daily hop-on, hop-off service to 10 of the venues (Snowbird, Thanksgiving Point, and the Utah Olympic Park are excluded). Service can be included with the Connect Pass as an optional add-on for an additional price (seasonal – April-October). Stops occur at each location every 45 minutes. The US Bus is a fun, flexible way to get around the city and put your Connect Pass to use.
Public transportation options are also available at rideuta.com.