The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Things to Do

  • Salt Lake's Top 12 Summer Events

    Beat boredom this summer and bust out your calendar right now by filling your summer days with fun activities, events, and experiences. Broaden your horizon with one of the many events going on around Salt Lake and the state of Utah. You don't have to spend a fortune to forge memorable moments

  • Don't Miss The Utah Arts Festival

    Join 80,000 of your neighbors to soak up the festival vibes and summer sun at the Utah Arts Festival, June 20th through 23rd. Revel in live music, film screenings and cowboy poets; discover local visual artists pushing the boundaries; and be on the lookout for giant dinosaurs in the kid’s art

  • Deer Valley

    8 Local Tips for Making the Most of Your Deer Valley Vacation

    Come for the winter, stay for the summer. That’s the motto in Park City, a Utah town that’s best known for snowy winters, but is quickly becoming a summer sports capital. From hiking to mountain biking to outdoor concerts, there’s so much to do, and Deer Valley is the perfect home base for

  • The Discovery Gateway Children's Museum

    The Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

    Sometimes the best you can hope for in a kid-based outing is to take your tots somewhere that’ll tire them out. But what if you could entertain, engage, inspire, and maybe even enlighten your kids at the same time? At Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, you can do it all. You can be a super

  • The Depot

    The Depot – Experience Salt Lake City’s Top-Shelf Live Music

    Want to have an unforgettable urban vacation? Put some live music on your trip agenda. Seeing a show is one of the best ways to get immersed in the local scene. And in Salt Lake, The Depot is one of the best places to do that. The venue hosts a huge variety of touring musicians—everything from hip

  • The Salt Lake Brewery Tour Pass Is Here

    Hey, craft beer lovers! If—in addition to masterfully brewed adult beverages—you enjoy good deals and exciting adventure, then the Salt Lake Brewery Tour Pass is right up your ale-y. Sorry. Alley. It’s right up your alley. Salt Lake’s brewing scene is continuously expanding and evolving. There

  • Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebrations in Salt Lake

    This is the “Year of the Train” and all of Utah is buzzing with excitement about the 150 th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. In 1869, the last spike—a golden spike—was ceremoniously driven into a polished laurel tie at Promontory Summit to commemorate the joining of

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    Experience the “Meeting of the Rails” in Historic Photos at UMFA

    One hundred and fifty years ago at Promontory Summit, Utah, the final spike was driven, the transcontinental railroad was born, and the nation was forever changed. Immerse yourself in this remar­kable story through historic photographs on view now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the

  • 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

  • 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 Lights and Sights – Experience Temple Square

    Without question, the most oooh and ahhh-worthy Christmas lights in Salt Lake are those at Temple Square, the city’s most visited attraction. The first lighting ceremony was held in 1965, and it’s been an annual tradition ever since, with approximately one million LED lights now twinkling to life

  • Countdown Clock at Golden Spike National Historic Site

    Join the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Spike

    Where will you be on May 10, 2019? If you answered Promontory Summit, you’re in good company. Next summer this little territory two hours outside of Salt Lake will be the hub of one of the biggest celebrations in the State’s history. People from all over Utah and the nation will come together to

  • 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

  • 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