The University of Utah sits atop the northeast bench of the Wasatch Mountains. Aside from its academic and football fame, the campus boasts a variety of restaurants and entertainment in the surrounding area. For the best pizza in the city, head downstairs to the Pie Pizzeria (don't forget to sign the walls). Catch a professional stage production at Pioneer Theater, hear music at historic Kingsbury Hall, absorb culture at the Museum of Fine Arts, and explore the new Natural History Museum. For military history, walk the grounds of Fort Douglas and its military cemetery. Head up the hill to Red Butte Garden for strolls among thousands of plant and tree species, canyon hikes with views over Salt Lake Valley or concerts at the outdoor venue May through September.
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 The University Of Utah
- University of Utah
- Utah State Capitol
- Salt Lake City International Airport
- Rice-Eccles Stadium
- Lagoon Amusement Park
- EnergySolutions Arena
- Temple Square
- Liberty Park
- Fort Douglas, Utah
- Utah Olympic Oval