An international debut during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games introduced the world to this vibrant, safe, and beautiful community. Flanked on all sides by dramatic granite cliffs, Salt Lake offers unparalleled access to outdoor recreation, remarkable history, and a bustling economy that continues to transform this former pioneer town into a sophisticated metropolitan city.

Top Activities

Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass- 12 attraction pass: Get ready to see any place, at any pace. The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass lets you set your own schedule with paid access to the Salt Lake area’s most famous and fascinating attractions. You provide the transportation. We’ll provide the fun AND the savings.

The Gateway: Salt Lake’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination including over 115 shops and restaurants. Featuring the Olympic Legacy Plaza, Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, and Megaplex 12 Theaters.

Historic Temple Square : As one of Salt Lake’s most popular tourist destinations, Temple Square offers visitors the opportunity to see the historic Salt Lake Temple, Tabernacle, Visitor’s Center, Conference Center, Family History Library and more.

Kennecott Copper Mine: Kennecott’s Copper Mine Visitor Center offers exhibits and a video presentation on the history, geology, and operations of the largest, most productive copper mine in the United States. Open April-October. Admission fees are donated to charity.

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Big Cottonwood Canyon
  • Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Salt Lake City Public Library
  • Shopping at the Gateway
  • Bingham Canyon Copper Mine

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Float in the Great Salt Lake
  • Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
  • Antelope Island State Park
  • Salt Lake Temple
  • The Tracy Aviary
  • Red Butte Garden

Special Events

An Evening with David Sedaris

Live at the Eccles presents David Sedaris at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of North America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. David’s books will be on sale in the lobby before and after the show. David will sign books for patrons after the show.

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers comes to Maverik Center on May 2! With special guests, Kiiara and Grandtheft.

Brother Ali

Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the Beauty in This Whole Life, a 15-track collection produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis. “This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth” says the Minneapolis MC. “Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning.” All the Beauty in This Whole Life is Ali’s first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life’s journey. “Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It’s not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well.” Contrasting intensely heavy moments with joyous and grateful ones, All the Beauty in This Whole Life arrives right on time, to help heal a divided nation through the power of music. Ali wouldn’t have it any other way. “In times of great suffering in the outside world, the most important battles start from within.” – See more at:

Local Transportation

Le Bus : Le Bus offers charter and contract transportation services. Our fleet of over 80 vehicles at competitive rates awaits your needs…local or cross country.

Lewis Stages/Tours : Full-service, quality ground transportation since 1914. Specialists in tours, custom group charters, convention and hotel shuttles. 70 deluxe motor coaches, vans, limos, minibuses, and shuttles.

Utah Trailways : Charter bus service featuring Utah’s newest motor coaches. Competitive rates, local and nationwide service. Scheduled service twice daily to nearby Wendover, Nevada casinos.

All Resort Express : Large, well-maintained, diversified fleet of quality charter motor coaches. Specialists in city tours, shuttles, transfers, and tour group transportation.

Distance from Major Airports

  • SLC (Salt Lake City Airport) to downtown – 8 miles