Post # 1
My husband is visiting Salt Lake City in the middle of September for work. He will have a fortnight of evenings and a weekend to be able to see stuff.
What would you recommend? What are must sees and don’t bothers?
(Visiting from the UK)
Post # 2
We’ve been coming to Utah every winter for over 15 years.
Too bad he’s not coming a few months later. He could ski In the best snow on earth! Park City, which is about 45 minutes away from SLC, is a great old silver mining turned ski resort town. I’ve even done a ghost tour there lol. Lots of nice stores, a mining museum, good restaurants (I recommend High West Distillery) and beautiful mountains. I really dont know what’s to do there in the summer, but I think they have have hiking etc. The vistas are awesome.
Post # 3
I live in SLC. Honestly, it’s not a place I’d recommend to visit (my husband and I can’t wait to move after he finishes his PhD!). Even other sports teams complain about having to come here for games.
The mountains are beautiful so if you like hiking there is a lot.
Park City, as PP mentioned, is worth a visit. Obviously, he can’t ski but it’s still a nice mountain town to explore for a day.
There are a couple museums but they aren’t great. The Natural History Museum is okay.
The LDS temple is a big don’t bother. Everyone will tell you to go but unless you are LDS it’s really not that interesting.
Post # 4
I stopped in SLC on a road trip to Montana and asked a friend who used to be LDS if she recommended anything and she sent me like a page worth of “hahahahaha.”
There’s always the great salt lake itself though.
Post # 5
Thanks all, I shall pass these on to him. He does quite like hiking and has never been skiiing so the time of year might suit him!
Any restaurants that you think are ace? Honestly, a man vs food style place would suit him down to the ground so if you can think of any like that?
Post # 6
pond : Not really. There’s a few brew pubs (like Wasatch or Unita) that he could check out for some local beers. Utah has weird/stupid liquor laws though so he should be prepared for that if they want to go grab a drink. No food we’ve had since we moved here has been anything to rave about. I guess there is a sandwich place called Even Stevens that we enjoy. It’s probably the only local place we recommend to people.
Post # 7
Darling Husband and I just did a cross country road trip through the national parks and wound up stopping in SLC for a night. We really can’t recommend the visit. It’s a fairly boring city that shuts down early and seems hugely lacking in culture and personality outside the LDS church. Looking at the temple square will take you all of ten minutes and you can’t get particularly close. Food scene was meh although we did find a lunch spot with awesome fried chicken sandwiches the next day. Liquor laws are weird and overall the beers we had at craft breweries throughout Utah were mediocre. However if you can leave SLC Utah has some incredible nature to explore! Zion National Park is absolutely stunning, the Uinta mountains were lush, and the desert down by Canyonlands and Arches National Park’s felt like being on another planet. I’d never seen canyon quite like Utah’s at Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef! Unfortunately, all the parks are several hours from SLC. Like other posters said, your best bet is probably to visit nearby Park City which is quite lovely even without the snow!