Navigating the city is easy thanks to its urban grid system. Downtown offers a light-rail train that is free within the area, or you can hire a horse-drawn hansom cab for a guided tour. Walking is always an option: the sidewalks are wide, clean and well-lit in the evening. Within easy reach are dozens of local shops and art galleries, traveling Broadway shows at Capitol Theater and the historic temple complex of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Dining options include Italian at Michelangelo's, South Asian at the Himalayan, and homey comfort food at Lamb's.
Getting Around Salt Lake City
The best way to get around Salt Lake City is by public transit. Utah's TRAX light rail and bus system is free for passengers within the downtown area. Outside downtown, fares are $2.35 per ride or $5.75 for a day pass. During ski season, Utah's Transit Authority operates a Ski Service from various points downtown to several ski resorts. A one-way fare is $4.50. If you plan on visitng areas other than downtown Salt Lake City during your entire visit, renting a car makes sense. Paid parking hours are from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for a maximum of 2 hours, Monday-Friday. Saturdays are free, with a 2 hour maximum. Sundays are free without restrictions.
- Salt Lake City International Airport-SLC
Things to Do and See Near Downtown
- University of Utah
- Salt Palace
- S.J. Quinney College of Law
- Utah Olympic Oval
- Fort Douglas, Utah
- Westminster College
- Utah Olympic Park
- Lagoon Amusement Park
- Church Administration Building
- Bingham Canyon Mine