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  • Trace Salt Lake's Hidden Waterways with Seven Canyons Trust

    Seven creeks run through the Salt Lake valley that you’ve never seen—because they are hidden underground. Named after the canyons from which they hail—Red Butte, Mill, City, Emigration, Parley’s, Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood—these invisible streams traverse unseen through suburban streets and

  • LGBTQ Things to Do in Salt Lake

    In the age of coronavirus, we all need to do our part to wear masks, wash our hands, and especially avoid large crowds. With this in mind, we have rounded up some highlights of queer and queer adjacent things to do while social distancing. Support Queer Restaurants Experience Music and Art Check Out

  • Pandemic Date Night Ideas in Salt Lake

    We’ll say it right here: 2020 has disrupted most norms. But we’d argue that love still conquers all, because date nights are still possible around Salt Lake. All you have to do is know where to look. So grab your main squeeze—or someone you’d like to become your main squeeze—and explore your

  • Summer Activities in Salt Lake

    We’ll just go ahead and say it: 2020 is a funky year for doing anything at all, including finding safe, enjoyable ways to get outside the house. But, fortunately, there are a number of outdoor places well worth the visit around Salt Lake. Most of these destinations require masks, particularly if

  • 5 Stunning Patios for Every Dining Occasion

    Nothing screams summertime as loudly as a relaxed afternoon or pleasant evening on a great patio. Open air, a mix of sun and shade, tasty food and cool drinks are a recipe that delivers every time. Many of Salt Lake's most welcoming neighborhoods each have their share of fantastic patios, including

  • The Virtual 12th Annual Craft Lake City Stewards Creative, Local Business in Salt Lake

    In 2009, the first Craft Lake City DIY Festival launched with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City does this by showcasing locals with exceptional technical skill and promoting regional spending through creative commerce in Utah. Eleven years later, craft fairs and farmers’ markets are now as “Salt Lake City” as mountain views or our collective worker-bee spirit⁠⁠⁠. This year, The 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival will bring us together to celebrate the do-it-yourself (DIY) mentality, even with the challenges presented by COVID-19, says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City. Although 2020’s Festival will be hosted in a virtual reality environment, the format has been designed so you can still interact with 150-plus craftspeople, makers and engineers who craft with technology, create innovative household products and decorative objects. Attendees, volunteers and exhibitors will communicate inside the platform using digital avatars to represent themselves and talk using their computer microphones or headsets. Here, three of these local artists discuss their wares and participation in the Virtual DIY Festival.

  • 2020 Pioneer Day Activities in Salt Lake

    Pioneer Day (and its heathen spinoff, Pie & Beer Day) is a uniquely Utah holiday celebrated on July 24th of each year to celebrate the arrival of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake valley. Of course, even the most visionary of pioneers couldn’t imagine their commemorative holiday would be

  • 5 Outdoor Summer Spots in Salt Lake according to SLUG Magazine

    A sentiment you’ve undoubtedly heard about Salt Lake is its close proximity to outdoor activities. Usually, when Salt Lakers invoke this, they mean to gesture toward the many opportunities for rigorous sport or immersion in the outdoors. It’s certainly true that a little ways from downtown, you can

  • 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 modern community, and the Salt Lake City International Airport is the lifeblood of that growth. Bill Wyatt, the Director of Airports, has a monumental task set in front of him: ensure the brand-spanking new, slick, state-of-the art $4.1 billion facility with considerably more

  • 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