The Salt Lake Scene

Category - General Interest

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Skier in Powder at Alta

    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

  • Gallivan Center Plaza

    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

  • The Best Scenic Drives Around Salt Lake

    Are you looking to stuff your itinerary with even more activities? Going on scenic drives are among our favorite things to do in Salt Lake. Salt Lake is known for gorgeous outdoor visas and some of them can be seen from the comfort of your car. Here are our picks for some of the best scenic drives

  • Digging Salt Lake City for 48 Hours

    Like the western rattlers that stow beneath erratic boulders in the surrounding foothills, Salt Lake has shed its skin several times in the past two decades. Salt Lake's glistening new look reveals a town teeming with arts, nightlife and attitude that left me hissing for just one extra play

  • There's Something for Everyone at Thanksgiving Point

    So what is Thanksgiving Point? Well, that’s a great question. Officially, it runs as a non-profit farm, garden, and museum. However, it’s also a 3D movie theater, spa, golf course, shopping destination, and more. In essence, it’s a one-stop shop entertainment hub for the whole family. Located

  • Experience Salt Lake’s Hotel Scene

    Home to over 19,000 hotel rooms, Salt Lake’s hotel scene has something for everyone. From mountain-top views at our world-class ski resorts to the sparkling lights of a thriving downtown, Salt Lake offers a little bit of everything. Our wide range of accommodations will suit you whether you’re here

  • Friends at Copper Canyon Radisson

    Experience the Copper Canyon Grill House and Tavern

    Hallå! For the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, the word “Scandinavian” describes more than the sleek-and-simple interior design trend that’s transforming the nation’s cities into chic chill zones—it refers to a lifestyle based on wellness and purpose. Scandinavian hospitality is central

  • Historic Sites in Salt Lake

    One of the best ways to get to know a place is to dive into its history, and Salt Lake City is no different. This town is a fascinating blend of old-time heritage and contemporary melting-pot, and the historic sites Salt Lake citizens take pride in reflect that. Whether you have kids in tow or

  • Angela H. Brown

    Angela H. Brown is the kind of person who reflects and creates culture, and she’s the most recent feature in our Salt of the Earth series. As a stereotype-breaking example of ‘born and raised in Salt Lake,’ Angela has made our city her home, and she’s helped engender the lesser-known side of the

  • Salt Lake Acting Company

    Laugh, Cry and Fall in Love with Salt Lake Acting Company

    Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has long been Utah’s premiere home for new plays. Nestled in the Marmalade District, just north of downtown, you’ll find SLAC’s unique home: the historic 19th Ward House of Worship, re-purposed to house the theatre company. As they dive into their 48th season, SLAC is

  • SoHo Food Park

    Holladay Boulevard and its surrounding neighborhood grow more interesting (and more entertaining) every year. New businesses and developments pop up left and right, from the charming Harmon’s Grocery Store to the always-hoppin’ Taqueria 27 to the bougie-in-the-best-way 3 Cups coffee shop. Bike

  • Fuel Yourself: Salt Lake's Best Food Trucks

    Though Utah wasn’t always recognized as an innovative hub for foodies, we’ve taken long strides since the days when the state’s cuisine was defined by fry sauce, jell-O, and funeral potato casseroles. The dining scene in Utah has finally come of age and the same can be said for the explosion of