The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Shopping

  • 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 day—if

  • Welcome To Craft Lake City

    The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 250 local artisans, DIY engineers, vintage vendors, and craft food creators, the Google Fiber STEM Building, two stages of music and dance performances, local food trucks, and approximately 20,000

  • Make It, Bake It, Grow It: A Guide to the Downtown Farmers Market

    It's that time of year again: when Saturday mornings in downtown Salt Lake start with a cup of coffee and a freshly baked croissant and end with a bag (or a Radio Flyer) full of heirloom tomatoes, grass-fed beef, Asian herbs, fresh burrata, bean-to-bar chocolate… and maybe some citrus-scented

  • The Finest Farmer's 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

  • Salt Lake's Finest Spas & Salons

    Salt Lake may be known for its outdoor adventure scene, but even if long days on the trails are your big thing, that makes muscle-soothing days at the spa even more important. This little mountain city has more than its fair share of superb day-spas and salons. There's a perfect place for whatever

  • Salt Lake's Art Galleries

    Beneath its mountain-town image, Salt Lake is, at its heart, an art town. Here, performance arts, music, and visual arts have captivated Salt Lake citizens since the city's founding. In fact, the first public building in Utah, built in 1851, was a Social Hall where early pioneer settlers could

  • Salt Lake - Stereotypes Be Damned

    Salt Lake is known for many things, but what you might not know is that our beautiful corner of the West is a burgeoning urban City with unparalleled beauty, gastronomy, and culture. Salt Lake will surprise you. The streets are buzzing with a new, vibrant energy, and there’s no better time to visit

  • Salt Lake's Best Holiday Events

    ‘Tis the season, and while the temps are dropping, the lights, events, and holiday cheer is bubbling up in Salt Lake. Whether you’re looking for family fun or more elevated evening diversions, Salt Lake has something in store. As the urban gateway to Utah, and the Greatest Snow on Earth, Salt Lake

  • Central City

    The aptly named Central City is right in the thick of things, nestled between Salt Lake’s downtown district and the University area up the hill. While it’s hard to be more centrally situated than this, very few streets in Central City actually feel busy. Yes, you’ll find fresh new residential

  • Top 8 Things To Do in Downtown Salt Lake

    Downtown Salt Lake, like most cities’ downtowns, is a hub for business, arts, entertainment, dining, and nightlife. Young professionals are moving to this neighborhood in droves to be close to transit and occupy dozens of new apartment buildings and condos, a hip new restaurant or bar opens

  • The Best of City Creek

    Shopping is a favorite Salt Lake pastime, from the various boutiques across the valley to downtown’s state-of-the-art City Creek Shopping Center. The latter is a 23-acre open-air mall than spans across charming Main Street. City Creek opened in 2012, and it was the catalyst for the rapid

  • Salt Lake’s Best Boutiques

    Salt Lake is home to dozens of unique boutiques, ranging in style from dapper gent to boho siren, and ranging in price from “investment” to “impulse.” Here are some of the best small, local, thoughtfully curated shops in the Salty City. M = Men W = Women K = Kids H = Home Downtown Utah Woolen Mills

  • Salt Lake is America’s Craft Chocolate Capital

    When you think of Utah, the phrase “greatest snow on earth” is likely to come to mind. And it’s true; our unique high desert climate produces the finest powder skiing imaginable. A phrase you probably haven’t heard in relation to Utah is “greatest chocolate on earth.” It’s hard to nail down exactly

  • It's a Christmas Miracle: The 'Only in Salt Lake' Gift Guide

    No matter how picky (or peculiar) your friends and loved ones are, and no matter how obscure their hankerings and hobbies may be, you’ll find a local Salt Lake store specializing in something they love. Localize (and dare we say elevate) your holiday shopping for the folks on your list. The

  • Holiday Shopping at Salt Lake's Artisan Bazaars

    If the early hours and fast pace of Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't your style, Salt Lake has many opportunities to shop in a more festive environment. If you need to find something for that "hard to shop for" person on your list and prefer supporting local artisans, you're in the right place.

  • Unique Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Salt Lake

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the pressure is on to find ways to celebrate with friends and family. Be of good cheer, faithful readers—while you stress about who has to sleep on the pull-out sofa and which side-dishes to add to the Turkey Day menu, Salt Lake has an array of activities to

  • The Ultimate Salt Lake Guide for Meeting-Goers

    Where to Get Great Coffee There are many wonderful and charming cafes in the city, but these Salt Lake coffee shops are taking beans to a new level. Read more. Where to See Live Music Salt Lake is known for being the place to see awesome bands in intimate settings. Read more.

  • Car-Free: Fun on the Trax Line

    Whether you’re in Salt Lake for business or pleasure, there’s a good chance you don’t have a car. There are plenty of walkable highlights downtown, and within most of Salt Lake’s neighborhoods, but many of Salt Lake’s main attractions are also just a hop, skip, and a jump (or, you know, a 10- to

  • Your Guide to Popping Tags in Salt Lake

    The D.I. and Savers are great places to find buried treasure for next to nothing. But as a soon-to-be student, you're too busy registering for classes, buying books, and finding roommates to spend hours digging for cool stuff in the discount bins. Here's where to go for vintage and secondhand

  • The Nerds' Guide to Salt Lake

    Salt Lake isn’t just for seasonal skiers and serious shoppers. The city is a mecca for science fiction movie buffs and fans of fantasy. From zombies and Harry Potter to Renaissance fairs and anime events, Salt Lake is a nerd’s dream destination. While themed conventions are time-sensitive, there are