The Salt Lake Scene

  • Raelene Davis

    The Greatest Snow On Earth® has a particular gravity, and here in Salt Lake we’re fortunate that the pull of the snow brings some of the best people on the planet. Raelene Davis has been enthusiastically promoting Utah’s snow at Ski Utah since 1985, currently VP of Marketing, and we’re lucky to

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    Experience the “Meeting of the Rails” in Historic Photos at UMFA

    One hundred and fifty years ago at Promontory Summit, Utah, the final spike was driven, the transcontinental railroad was born, and the nation was forever changed. Immerse yourself in this remar­kable story through historic photographs on view now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the

  • 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

  • A Bird’s Eye View of Salt Lake

    Flying into the Salt Lake International Airport gives you a rare bird’s eye view of Salt Lake, but we’re here to give you a unique view of our beautiful city. No US state capital can boast the same kinds of scenic views and backdrops that set the stage of Salt Lake. With the city sitting on the

  • Is Salt Lake Getting the Olympics Again?

    The 2002 Winter Olympics were a party of such epic proportions that those weeks stand out in nearly every Utahn’s mind as one of the most exciting things to hit our fair state since shaped skis and fried scones. Utah’s good citizens revelled in the international spotlight, with an incredible

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    Clark Planetarium: Memories, Movies and More

    Clark Planetarium leaves people in awe of the wonders of space, including the mysteries of our own planet! Explore some of these mysteries through the interactive exhibits, science demonstrations, and educational movies. Shows cost less than ten dollars and members watch for free. Visit

  • How To Use Public Transport in Salt Lake

    Whether you flew into Salt Lake for work or play—or maybe you live here and don’t own or want to drive a car—you can get almost everywhere you want to go on public transit. By taking a UTA bus or train, you can travel all the way from downtown to Sandy for a fraction of what it would cost to Uber

  • Experience The Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake

    There is a very specific and scintillating buzz that percolates in Salt Lake every January. It’s not just “The Greatest Snow On Earth,” though we do see a lot of skiers visiting the city this time of year—it's Festival time in Salt Lake. You might not know it, but Salt Lake is home to a large

  • Salt Lake Will Surprise You

    Salt Lake has been in a constant state of growth for the past several years, and the changes are more apparent than ever. From a thriving downtown district to the college scene up on Foothill , to the hip and bustling 9th and 9th and Sugarhouse neighborhood, our city is truly coming into its own.

  • The Salt Lake Brewery Tour Pass Is Here

    Hey, craft beer lovers! If—in addition to masterfully brewed adult beverages—you enjoy good deals and exciting adventure, then the Salt Lake Brewery Tour Pass is right up your ale-y. Sorry. Alley. It’s right up your alley. Salt Lake’s brewing scene is continuously expanding and evolving. There

  • The Salt Lake Connect Pass:

    "Mooommmmmm, I'm boooored." It's a phrase that need never be heard in Salt Lake again thanks to the Connect Pass, a ticket to 16 of the region's best family-friendly attractions. You can purchase the Connect Pass for a day, a few days, or spring for a full year of access. So it works wonderfully

  • 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

  • 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

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    Join the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Spike

    Where will you be on May 10, 2019? If you answered Promontory Summit, you’re in good company. Next summer this little territory two hours outside of Salt Lake will be the hub of one of the biggest celebrations in the State’s history. People from all over Utah and the nation will come together to

  • Salt Lake’s LGBTQ Bars

    Salt Lake serves as a bastion of progressiveness, playfulness, and pride. In fact, the city's been listed by Advocate magazine as one of the Ten Queerest Cities in America (gayer than L.A.—take that, Southern Cali!) … The city holds one of the biggest and best-attended Pride parades and festivals

  • National Parks as Far as The Eye Can See

    Okay, here’s a little disclaimer. These national parks technically aren’t in Salt Lake. But they’re definitely close enough by that if you’re already here, you need to make the trip. Did you know that there are 60 national and state parks within four hours? For adventure junkies, exploring these

  • Utah's Rum Underdogs

    "At the age of thirty-seven, I did one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do," says Distillery 36 co-owner Jon Gregersen. "I came out of the closet as a distiller." This came as a complete surprise to his large religious family, who he says have maintained a "let's just not bring it up

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    Alta - The Best Ski Vacation of Your Life

    Step 1: Pick Your Favorite Week and Book Lodging The first step to planning the perfect ski vacation is determining when you want to book your trip to Alta. Keep in mind the time of year that works with your schedule and with your individual ski goals. Alta’s holiday season is full of fun on- and

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    25 Years at The Gallivan Center: Yours to Celebrate

    The John W. Gallivan Utah Center ( Gallivan Center ) celebrated its 25 th Anniversary in 2018. That’s 25 years of free and inexpensive community-friendly events to include weekly jazz concerts, summer outdoor big band dances, Food Truck Thursdays, Salt City Sounds concert series, summer Lunch Bunch