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The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from July 2018

  • Ken Sanders

    Ken Sanders is the literal definition of Salt of the Earth. A familiar face on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, local activist, Monkey Wrenching apologist, friend of Edward Abbey, vinyl enthusiast, and librarian of Utah ephemera, Ken is the kind of person that creates honest community. Whether you’ve walked

  • Salt Lake's Olympic Spirit is Still Going Strong

    The 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City brought a buzz that was unprecedented in a state known for its sobriety. Every citizen found a spirit and sense of local pride beyond anything they'd ever known, and volunteers lined up in droves to get in on the action. Facilities were erected. People

  • Salt Lake's Temple Square

    It's impossible to find a postcard stand in Utah without a Temple Square image on one of its racks. As the most-visited destination in Utah, the dramatic spires of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple do have a prominent place in the city skyline. Of course, the landmark has major spiritual significance to

  • Fall in Love with The Great Salt Lake

    Drive past the Great Salt Lake today, and it continuously shifts depending on your angle. From one direction, it's a glimmering sliver on the horizon of vast salt flats. From another direction, it's a 1930s-era lakeside Taj Mahal. Keep driving north, and you pass endless marshes and mineral-laden

  • Gardens, Parks & Zoos in Salt Lake

    The good citizens of Salt Lake are known for their love of nature, which is why the city has prioritized stewardship of green spaces and havens of natural wonder within town as much as in the mountains above it. In fact, there are a whopping 125 parks maintained by the Salt Lake City government.

  • The Roof Restaurant

    All You Need to Know About Dining at Temple Square

    From the elegance of Utah’s premier gourmet buffet to the historic home of Brigham Young, Temple Square is home to four award-winning restaurants, suited to fit any mood or occasion. The dining experience at Temple Square dates back to 1914 and the hospitality tradition of the prestigious Hotel

  • Temple Square

    Best Things to Do at Temple Square

    Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Temple Square is one of the most popular attractions in Utah. Covering 35 acres, it’s filled with a variety of things to see and do. It doesn’t matter if you spend 20 minutes or 5 hours, you’re in for a treat! All tours at Temple Square are free, so check out

  • Salt Lake's Best Summer Events

    Beat boredom this summer and bust out your calendar right now. Then grab a pen and peruse the list below to fill your summer days with fun activities, events, and experiences. Summer is a fantastic time to try something different, learn a new skill, or visit the local museums you've been

  • The Finest Farmers' Markets Around Salt Lake

    First of all, let’s get this out there upfront: don’t even think about spending a summer in the Salt Lake valley without hitting up a farmers' market to bite into a freshly picked peach and score a robust heirloom tomato to take home for dinner. There are several excellent farmers' markets that are