Avenues / Capitol Hill
On the hill rising from the Downtown and Central City districts, this neighborhood is a world unto itself. Historic bed and breakfasts, artisan coffee, craft beer, charming local restaurants, cathedrals and politically liberal residents give this charming neighborhood its’ unique character.
Where to Eat & Drink
Neighborhood pub Avenues Proper specializes in lesser-known brews and puts a new spin on contemporary American grub. For an artisanal yet homey dining experience, check out Avenues Bistro on Third. Publik offers a java fix with inspired toast. If you want a sweet treat, Hatch Family Chocolates is famous for amazing hand-dipped chocolates and confections. For nightlife your best option is roadhouse The Garage on Beck with its menu of comfort food and live music.
Where to Play
Make it a “must do” to see one of the fine, often-original, plays staged by Salt Lake Acting Company. City Creek Canyon, above Memory Grove, is fun to explore on snowshoes and nature watch. Bonneville Shoreline Trail is accessible, dog-friendly and filled with trail runners and mountain bikers. Need some pampering? The Kura Door, a holistic Japanese spa will melt away all your stresses.