Salt Lake City

Start with a stroll around the city center, making sure to stop at the architecturally impressive Temple Square, the heart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Within blocks, you’ll find museums, theaters, historic buildings, and shopping havens, including the Gateway and Center outdoor malls. Then, branch out into the surrounding neighborhoods to capture more of the flavor of the city.

Then, branch out into the surrounding neighborhoods to capture more of the flavor of the city. Like most Utah municipalities, Salt Lake City is based on a grid plan that was devised by Brigham Young in the 19th century. Most street names have a directional and a numerical designation, which describes their location in relation to one of two axes. Streets with "East" or "West" in their names are east or west of (and parallel to) Main Street, which runs north–south; and "North" and "South" streets run parallel to South Temple Street.

The numbers tell how far the streets are from the axes. (For example, 200 East Street is two blocks east of Main Street.) Addresses typically include two directional references and two numerical references—320 East 200 South Street, for instance, is within the east 300 block of 200 South Street. Generally, in speech and in written addresses, abbreviations shorten these to, for example, 320 E. 200 S or South; the word "street" is never used. Three of Salt Lake's most prominent streets are named after the Mormon Temple: North Temple, South Temple, and West Temple, indicating that the streets run parallel to the north, south, and west borders of Temple Square. Main Street borders the Square's east side.

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  • 1. Salt Lake City Public Library

    Downtown | Library/Archive

    Designed by Moshe Safdie and built in 2003, this spectacular contemporary structure has become the city's cultural center and one of the country...Read More

  • 2. City Creek Center

    Downtown | Store/Mall

    The centerpiece of a $1 billion downtown redevelopment across from Temple Square, this attractive outdoor mall has brought upscale shopping...Read More

  • 3. Clark Planetarium

    Downtown | Observatory

    With an array of free hands-on exhibits and state-of-the-art 3-D and IMAX theaters, Clark Planetarium is an appealing, affordable family attraction...Read More

  • 4. Discovery Gateway Children's Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The region's premier children's museum, geared toward kids ages 2 to 10, has three floors of lively hands-on experiences. Kids can participate...Read More

  • 5. Gallivan Center

    Downtown | Plaza/Square

    Sometimes dubbed Salt Lake City's "living room," the John W. Gallivan Center anchors downtown and offers an amphitheater, ice rink, and various...Read More

  • 6. Rio Grande Depot

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This 1910 depot was built to compete with the showy Union Pacific Railroad Depot three blocks north. It houses the Rio Grande Café and Utah...Read More

  • 7. Salt Lake City and County Building

    Downtown | Government Building

    The castle-like seat of city government was the city's tallest building from its 1894 opening to 1973. On Washington Square, at the spot where...Read More

  • 8. The Leonardo

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Salt Lake's only museum devoted to the convergence of science, art, and technology hosts large-scale national touring exhibits as well as hands...Read More

  • 9. Union Pacific Building

    Downtown | Notable Building

    This depot, built in 1909 at a cost of $300,000, is a striking monument to the importance of railroads in the settling of the West. The slate...Read More

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