The Great Salt Lake Region  

Utah is a state known for its stunning natural landscapes, from vast salt flats to serene lakeshores. This 3-day itinerary offers a the perfect blend of day-trips across the Salt Lake Region including outdoor adventures and cultural experiences, highlighting some of the most iconic destinations near Salt Lake. 

Utah's diverse landscapes and cultural attractions offer endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. From the tranquil shores of Antelope Island to the surreal beauty of the Bonneville Salt Flats, each day brings new experiences and discoveries. After a day of outdoor adventure, evenings in Salt Lake City offer a vibrant culinary scene and lively nightlife, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling journey through the heart of Utah.  

Transportation: With destinations across the city and out to Antelope Island and the Salt Flats, we recommend access to a car for this itinerary.

DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3

Day 1: Explore Antelope Island

Morning: Antelope Island

Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse, UT 84075 

Head to Antelope Island (approximately 1 hour), where you can hike scenic trails, find bike rentals for a bike ride, spot wildlife like bison and antelope, and enjoy panoramic views of the Great Salt Lake. 

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: 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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Day 2: Salt Flats

Breakfast: Penny Anne's Cafe

1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Penny Ann's Café, known for its homestyle cooking and generous portions. 

Morning: Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT 84083 

Experience the otherworldly landscape of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Marvel at the vast expanse of white salt flats and capture breathtaking photos against the backdrop of endless skies. 

Lunch: Salt Flats Cafe

85 Skyhawk Dr, Wendover, Utah

Enjoy Mexican & American fare at this diner decorated with land speed racing paraphernalia. 

Afternoon: Bonneville Speedway

Bonneville Speedway, Wendover, UT 84083 
Explore the legendary Bonneville Speedway, where land speed records have been set for decades. Learn about the history of speed racing and marvel at the high-speed vehicles on display. 

Evening: Gracie's

326 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City  

Go for a drink at Gracie’s offering American eats & cocktails in a buzzy space with live music, TVs & Downtown views. 

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Day 3: Great Salt Lake Marina & Salt Air Pavilion

Breakfast: Ruth's Diner

4160 Emigration Canyon Rd, Emigration Canyon, UT  
Enjoy breakfast in a historic diner in a trolley car, serving American fare in a scenic locale with canyon views. 

Morning: Great Salt Lake Marina

13312 West 1075 South, Magna 

Great Salt Lake State Marina offers spectacular views of sunsets over the Great Salt Lake, a search and rescue operations center, and provides marina access for sailors, sculling enthusiasts, other boaters, and bird watchers. 

Lunch: Hug-Hes Café Stansbury Park

220 Millpond Rd, Stansbury Park, UT 84074 

Stop for lunch at Hug-Hes Café in Stansbury Park, a local favorite known for its homestyle cooking and friendly atmosphere. 

Afternoon: The Great Saltair

12408 W Saltair Dr, Magna, UT 84044 

Explore the historic Great Salt Air pavilion, with its distinctive architecture and stunning views of the Great Salt Lake. 


Dinner: Red Rock Brewing Co

254 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 

Unwind with a delicious dinner and locally brewed beer at Red Rock Brewing Co. Choose from a variety of gourmet dishes and craft brews to satisfy your palate.