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For this one, you really can't control if its going to be there. Unless you know someone high up! Its called an inversion. It, I'm sure, is some complicated meteorological phenomenon which I definitely don't understand. But, what it produces is a cloud cover over the city, while it is clear above it. Looks somthing like this...
Written Feb 25, 2003
I'm so glad I bought tickets for the Utah vs. Celtics basketball game. The seats weren't great but what do you expect for $30 for a pair of tickets! It was entertaining and I think the entire town of Salt Lake City had to be there. The Utah Jazz has some truly loyal fans (from where I was sitting). Easy to get the the venue. Park where ever you can.
Updated Jan 3, 2008
Address: 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
This hidden gem I think is a much more interesting place to visit than the Red Butte Gardens. It consists of cultural displays from 15-20 countries along with a display of indigenous fauna from these countries. Best of all, it's free.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 1000 South 900 West
This is log cabin is one of the very few that remain from the early days when the pioneers were settling the Salt Lake City area. There is a very nice garden around here with lots of old fashioned flowers and plants. You can look inside the cabin, but you can't go in.
Written Jul 8, 2007
I haven't been to see this new science museum, so can't write much about it. I just wanted to put this in for now so that I will remember to come back later with more info. It is using the refitted space from the old library (though it was the new library back when I was growing up and the old old library was what became the Hansen Planeterium- since replaced by the Clark Planeterium,,,which is another tip I need to add,,, and the Hansen Planeterium/old library is now home to the OC Tanner Jewelry. I know lots of unneeded info, I just felt like sharing.) I'll be back with more when I've actually visited the Leonardo, but take a look at the website to see what it is all about.
Written Dec 7, 2011
This museum has been updated, moved and re-envisioned and is now open in a brand new facility near Red Butte Garden. I will add more after I have visited the new digs. Lots of excitement and buzz about it.
Written Dec 7, 2011
From 1866 to 1894 this building was the Salt Lake City Hall. From 1894 to 1915 this served as the city's police headquarters, and in 1961, the building was actually moved from it original location at First South and 120 East to its present location on Capitol Hill.
Updated Aug 3, 2006
Want a quick get away from the noise of the city? Memory Grove is the mouth of City Creek Canyon. City Creek runs just east of Capitol Hill. A short walk up North Temple past State Street bearing left around the City Creek Park on to North Canyon Road will lead you to the entrance of Memory Grove. It is a small memorial to veterans of all wars. City Creek runs through it, there is a pagoda and small chapel, plaques and tended flower gardens. A small meeting house can be rented. It has been the scene of weddings and funerals, socials, and more. No cars are allowed through Memory Grove.
Leading north from Memory Grove City Creek Canyon continues for several miles and is a popular jogging and biking path, in the summer cars are only allowed with prior reservations and on alternating days.
Written Dec 3, 2011
Downtown is the heart of the city. Headquarters for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints there are plenty of buildings related to the church: the tallest building, the well known Temple Square, the Family History Library, the large Conference Center, the historic Beehive House and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, to name a few.
Then there are the malls. Gateway is an open mall with restaurants, up scale shops, the Clark Planetarium and an interactive fountain.
Not yet open is the new City Creek development. Taking the place of the old Crossroads and ZCMI malls the excitement is building as this takes shape in the traditional shopping area.
Also downtown are: the interesting City and County building, the award winning City Library, the Salt Palace Convention Center, the Abravanel Hall Concert venue, the Capitol Theater- home of the Ballet West, the Energy Solutions Arena home of the Utah Jazz, and Cathedral of the Madeleine-the exquisite gem of the Salt Lake Catholic diocese.
Updated Mar 5, 2011
The next neighborhood to explore is Capitol Hill
Up the hill at the head of State Street is the Utah State Capitol. It is an interesting building to tour and visit both inside and out. On the grounds are memorials to war veterans beginning with the men and women of the longest US infantry march, the Mormon Battalion up to Vietnam.
The Utah Travel Council is located across the street from the capitol. Originally the City Hall it was relocated in the '60's and put to other use.
West of the Capitol is the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer Museum. This is home to many pioneer artifacts donated by the daughters of those who came to Utah prior to the railroad.
There are some very interesting homes in this area, one of my favorite is the McCune Mansion which has had a varied history and is currently available for special occasion rental.
The Marmalade district holds fast to the west hillside with narrow streets and old homes, mostly restored, here you will find the nice Em's Restaurant.
Updated Mar 4, 2011
Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown Salt Lake City
1 Review and 293 Opinions It was pleasant. Not great but for the price, well worth it! The bed was acceptable, I've slept in...
Grand America Hotel Salt Lake City
2 Reviews and 463 Opinions This is the nicest hotel in the city located in Temple Square amid all the attractions.
Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - A Kimpton Hotel Salt Lake City
2 Reviews and 431 Opinions Hotel Monaco didn't meet my expectations, but I must admit my expectations were high given all that...