Salt Lake City's original neighborhood east of downtown showcases renovated historic homes on wide, tree-lined streets. The Avenues area is known for its eclectic blend of hipsters, university students, young families, and stalwart longtime residents. Tour the historic Cathedral of the Madelines, and grab coffee and a veggie melt at Cafe on 1st. Walk past lovely Victorian homes to the Salt Lake City cemetery, where many sculpted gravestones are considered works of art.
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 Greater Avenues
- 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