Downtown Salt Lake

Salt Lake’s downtown is pretty compact, and full slate of great things to do are all within walking distance.

Transportation: You can walk to everything on this itinerary, or if your feet get tired, take Trax light rail in the free fare zone.

DAY 1 | DAY 2

Day 1: Downtown Exploration

Breakfast: Gourmandise Bakery

250 S 300 E
Fuel up for your day with pastries and coffee at Gourmandise, a European-style bakery that has been recognized many times as one of the best bakeries in the city and state.

Morning: The Gateway

400 W 200 S
Visit The Gateway, an outdoor shopping, art, entertainment, and dining center. Find eclectic gifts, fashion, and home décor items.

Lunch: Hall Pass

153 S Rio Grande Street
One of multiple food halls in or near downtown, Hall Pass is a great place to get a variety of quick cuisines and, if it’s your jam, a locally brewed beer.

Dinner: Takashi

18 W Market Street 
Have dinner at Takashi, one of Salt Lake's top sushi restaurants. Their creative sushi rolls and Japanese dishes are a must-try.  

Evening: Bar X

155 E 200 South
For a classy nightcap, visit Bar X, a speakeasy-style bar known for its expertly crafted cocktails. Enjoy the ambiance and unique drinks.

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Day 2: Museums, History, & Fine Dining

Breakfast: Eva's Bakery

155 S Main Street
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Eva's Bakery, a charming spot offering delicious pastries and European-style breakfast items.

Lunch: Copper Onion

111 East Broadway #170
Head to Copper Onion for a delightful lunch. This restaurant offers a modern take on comfort food and is popular for its farm-to-table dishes.

Evening: Van Ryder

145 S 300 West
Finish out your 3 days of exploration with a gorgeous view of the Wasatch Mountains from the rooftop patio at Van Ryder – where you can get delicious dinner and drinks.

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If you are in town for a conference or business, this itinerary is flexible enough to fit a bit of play in with your workday. It also makes a great bookend if Salt Lake is your arrival and departure point for more extensive Utah adventures.