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The Salt Lake Scene

Category - General Interest

  • Fourth of July with a 2020 Twist

    While it’s hard to imagine a Salt Lake Independence Day without the usual big-time fireworks shows at Liberty Park and Jordan Park, our good citizens are getting more used to 2020 looking very different than usual. City officials have understandably deemed the usual 4th of July gatherings as a

  • The Salt Lake City International Airport & Bill Wyatt

    Salt Lake is a thriving, growing modern community, and the Salt Lake City International Airport is the lifeblood of that growth. Bill Wyatt, the Director of Airports, now truly has a monumental task set in front of him: in order to ensure the facility continues to serve a burgeoning population,

  • Salt Lake’s Top Vegan Takeout

    If Salt Lake City isn’t near the top of your list for amazing vegan food on the go, think again—or you'll be missing out! While often perceived as conservative, Salt Lake has fostered a robust counter-culture in Utah's capital, one that embraces movements like veganism and encourages their

  • Staying Happy and Healthy at Home in Salt Lake

    The days of COVID-19 are upon us. With the highly contagious disease spreading, we’re encountering the toilet paper apocalypse and the need to stay home all day everyday. So it’s pretty easy to gravitate towards the Ben & Jerry’s, a family size bag of Doritos, and do absolutely nothing on the

  • Things to Do From Home in Salt Lake

    We’ve already watched every episode of Tiger King, scrolled through Instagram to the point of the “you’re all caught up” message, and have regrettably experimented with at-home haircuts. COVID 19 has swept the globe and we’re in this together, staying at home and saving the world one introverted

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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”),

  • Top 15 Fall Events in Salt Lake

    While you’re waiting for the fresh powder to fall and hesitantly packing up those cutoff shorts, we want to make sure you enjoy all the festivities that come along with this fiery-hued season­–pumpkins, Halloween, apple cider, football games, street fairs, cold beer anyone? It’s time to pack your

  • Salt Lake's Best Fall Colors

    Besides football games and that crisp mountain air, the changing of the leaves is a phenomenon everyone enjoys­, and don’t try to deny it, you enjoy it, we know you do. So after you bring out that fuzzy cardigan and sip on some warm apple cider­, rake your leaves into a neat pile and immediately

  • Salt Lake's Best Vegetarian and Vegan Dining

    “Every vegan I've ever met who comes to Salt Lake is surprised by how many options there are, and are sometimes overwhelmed by having to choose,” says Trevor Hale, a Utah native who gave up meat 21 years ago. Back then, vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Salt Lake were few and far between but the

  • Tour of Utah Preview

    Since 2004 the Tour of Utah has been pedaling the toughest stage race in America, and starting August 12th, it's back for another year. Some cyclists might argue that it’s the prettiest and most scenic stage race in the world—and we can’t argue with that. The Tour of Utah is comprised of 6 stages,

  • Salt Lake's Must-See Murals and Street Art

    Experience the masterful and artistic urban murals in Salt Lake City–some cleverly placed in the middle of busy intersections­–others secretly tucked away in unassuming alleyways. These massive pieces of art, painted on iconic and not so iconic walls wait ever so patiently for someone to come and

  • Salt Lake's Finest Patio Dining & Drinking

    It's true: Salt Lake's spring, summer, and fall nights are tough to top. And there's nothing like a delicious meal or cool beer enjoyed out in the fresh air. Fortunately, there are plenty of excellent bars and restaurants around to accommodate. Some are in the heart of the city, some are tucked

  • A Famous Bird Gets His Own Beer Label

    Tracy Aviary, a nonprofit organization inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation, along with Toasted Barrel Brewery, a Utah owned brewery bringing Utah the great beers it deserves, crafted a new beer for the national “celebirdy,” Andy the Andean condor.

  • How to Have a Good Time in Salt Lake

    Most people would describe Salt Lake as "chill," "fun-loving," "outdoorsy," "adventurous," and "kind of a foodie." And yes, that sounds like the city has a Tinder profile, but truly, this town gets along with just about anyone and is always up for a good time. Whether you're a business traveler,