The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Things to Do

  • 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

  • The Natural History Museum of Utah

    Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah

    NHMU is a fantastic museum that celebrates Utah’s natural and cultural heritage. Of course there are dinosaurs – many of which are unique to our state! – but the wonders of Utah’s geology, archaeology, ecology, and Native American cultures are also on display in state of the art exhibits. The

  • 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

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Your Destination for Inspiration

    Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Your Destination for Inspiration

    Explore the region’s most dynamic collection of global art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. Featuring artworks that span the history of human creation, the UMFA offers infinite opportunities to connect with, learn from, and be inspired by visual art. You’ll discover

  • Salt Lake's 10 Best Public Parks

    From incredible mountain-backdrop views to summer-friendly options for the kids, Salt Lake City has some incredible parks. Combine the scenic setting with beautiful summer sunsets, and you get an idea of why so many people are moving to Salt Lake. Equal parts urban and mountain-set, our range of

  • 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