The Salt Lake Scene

  • Salt Lake Then and Now

    Salt Lake has seen a lot of changes since its founding in 1847. From a pioneering past, to the innovation of transcontinental rail, to women’s suffrage (Utah was the second state in the country), to cancer and rocket research to the Silicon Slopes. While our city was known for little more than

  • Top Ten Salt Lake Destinations for Dogs (and Their People)

    We’ve gotta say: Salt Lake is a great place to be a dog. It’s also a great place to be a person who has a dog. Our four-legged family members force us to slow down a little, spend some time at the park, throw a stick on the hiking trail, sip just one more round of drinks on a sunny restaurant

  • Laziz Kitchen & Moudi Sbeity

    Having immigrated to Salt Lake from Lebanon at age 18, Moudi Sbeity—co-owner of Laziz Kitchen, farmer’s market mainstay, muhammara master, and out-and-proud “hummus sexual”—is our most recent feature of Salt of the Earth: The People and Places of Salt Lake. Moudi went from making batches of hummus

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Delight Your Senses at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Experience the art of Japan in two stunning exhibitions this spring at Utah’s flagship art museum. Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints and Beyond the Divide: Merchant, Artist, Samurai in Edo Japan are on view right now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of

  • Clark Planetarium:  Memories, movies and more

    Clark Planetarium: You never forget your first trip to space

    Clark Planetarium leaves people in awe of the wonders of space, including the mysteries of our own planet! Explore some of these mysteries through our interactive exhibits, science demonstrations, and educational movies. Clark Planetarium is free and open to the public seven days a week. IMAX and

  • Experience the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City

    Independent films, glistening snowflakes, a grand mountain backdrop, and Robert Redford­—what do all these things have in common? The famous Sundance Film Festival. Salt Lake City is bustling with lounges and premieres during the annual beloved Festival. With six theaters and three noteworthy

  • See The Lights in Salt Lake

    Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing, the perfect spot for a holiday picture, or an electric ending to a December date night, Salt Lake has plenty of places to get your tiny lightbulb fix, and each has its own brand of charm. Here are a few favorites. Christmas Street(s) There are two

  • Pompeii; The Exhibition at The Leonardo - Now Open

    Pompeii: The Exhibition at The Leonardo

    Pompeii: The Exhibition is in its final weeks at at The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation in downtown Salt Lake. Visitors will experience the sights, sounds and sensations before, during and after the catastrophic 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which left the city of Pompeii frozen

  • Salt Lake Welcomes Unity Fest

    If you’re impatiently waiting for pride week to hit the streets in Salt Lake City again, wait no more, something just as magical has been bestowed upon our great city­–the first ever Salt Lake Unity Fest. What’s a unity fest you ask? It’s pretty spot on with the name. At this four-day extravaganza

  • Salt Lake Lights and Sights – Experience Temple Square

    Without question, the most oooh and ahhh-worthy Christmas lights in Salt Lake are those at Temple Square, the city’s most visited attraction. The first lighting ceremony was held in 1965, and it’s been an annual tradition ever since, with approximately one million LED lights now twinkling to life

  • Valter of Valter's Osteria

    Valter’s Osteria is a Salt Lake mainstay—many would argue that its the best restaurant in the city--and likewise, Valter Nassi is a true example of Salt of the Earth. With a restaurateur resume that spans from Italy to Switzerland to England to Kenya to our city of Salt (he calls it “my city”),

  • Experience Utah Jazz Basketball

    Experience Utah Jazz basketball at Vivint Smart Home Arena, where a combination of live action, enthusiastic fans, delicious local food, and the coolest team gear—including the Nike Team Store—creates the most exciting night out Salt Lake City has to offer. The Jazz have made three straight trips

  • Alta Ski Area is Steeped in Tradition

    Alta Ski Area is Steeped in Tradition

    Alta Ski Area is widely recognized as deep powder skiing’s mecca, annually averaging 547 inches of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Last season—Alta’s 81 st winter—saw 626” of snow, a staggering 81” above the 40-year average. However, this figure pales in comparison to the record-shattering 1981-82

  • See World-Class Art at the the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    See World-Class Art at the UMFA

    Discover a world of art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah. Explore 5,000 years of human history and creativity through the region’s most dynamic collection of global art, from ancient objects to the latest contemporary works. What’s in it for you? A wake-up call for

  • Nightmare on 13th

    Nightmare On 13th - Where Halloween Lives!

    Starting out in 1990 as The Institute Of Terror Haunted House, Nightmare On 13th has since grown into “One of the industry’s most successful haunted attractions” (Haunted Attraction Magazine), “One of America’s scariest attractions” (The Travel Channel), and “One of America’s best haunted houses”

  • Utah's Vibrant Tech Scene

    It might be time to rename Utah’s Silicon Slopes. The label almost suggests our tech scene is only a snow-capped version of Silicon Valley instead of a standalone hub that’s turning heads and changing minds about what’s possible in the Beehive State. First, consider the recent cash influx from

  • Salt Lake Is a Shining Star for Medical Meetings

    No sector in the US economy is growing faster than healthcare and few sectors are more dynamic. Whether it’s patient care, health care delivery, demand for multi-disciplinary collaboration, the rise of genomics, scientific research or the convergence between technology and healthcare, all medicine

  • Park City offers cuisine with originality in a world-class, resort town that won’t leave you hungry.

    Park City Offers Cuisine with Originality That Won’t Leave You Hungry

    Nestled among the Wasatch Mountains, just 35 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, Park City is best known as a world-class skiing destination, but this mountain town has more to offer than The Greatest Snow On Earth ® . Beyond Park City’s picturesque setting is a bustling city with all the

  • Park City has a menu of events as diverse as our culinary scene.

    Park City has a Menu of Events as Diverse as its Culinary Scene

    Nestled among the Wasatch Mountains, just 35 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, Park City is best known as a world-class skiing destination, but this mountain town has more to offer than The Greatest Snow On Earth ® . While known for its world-class skiing in the winter, you don’t have to