As business and leisure travel continues to climb in 2021, Salt Lake City is seeing an increase of national and regional visitors looking for a taste of the city’s diverse cultures, cuisines and landscapes. Fortunately, residents and visitors don’t need to look far for vibrant experiences that define Salt as truly Lake West of Conventional. From world-class museums to award-winning craft brew pubs, outdoor adventures and immersive art galleries, Visit Salt Lake members make it easy to keep visitors busy with activities for all ages and interests.
- An architectural gem nestled into the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) blends seamlessly into the natural environment that surrounds it. Home to over 1.6 million objects and specimens, NHMU’s collections emphasize the natural history of Utah. This state-of-the-art museum features permanent and touring exhibits that are engaging for all ages and abilities. The museum is currently hosting Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, featuring more than 350 original artifacts including some that are more than 4,500 years old. Utah is one of the world’s richest areas for dinosaur-fossil discovery, and the museum’s impressive exhibit of dinosaurs and other extinct animals make it a must-stop for visitors and residents alike. 301 Wakara Way, SLC, UT 84108 801-581-6927 @NHMU / #NHMU
- The pub that ignited the craft beer revolution of downtown Salt Lake, Squatters has been creating and providing award-winning cuisine and beer since 1989. Ideally located for a bite before a live performance at the Rose Wagner Theater or following a hike or mountain bike ride on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Squatters’ popular patios are dog friendly with a separate entrance. They seat 60 under shady awnings and cooling misters and can be booked for private events. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner daily. 147 Broadway, SLC, UT 84101 / 801-363-2739 @squattersbeers / #squattersbrewery
The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass puts 16 offerings of 14 of Salt Lake’s most popular urban and mountain attractions in the palm of your hand. Cutting-edge technology allows users to purchase, share and redeem their Connect Pass from the convenience of their smartphone. And, by bundling some of the area's top attractions, this all-in-one activity pass offers incredible value to a fun-filled itinerary for the whole family, saving from 50 to 80 percent on regular admission. The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass: convenient, value-laden and simple to use. All attractions have COVID-19 safety procedures in place. The Connect Pass is available as a 1-, 2-, 3- or 365-day consecutive pass.
Loved by local beer aficionados yet unbeknownst to most first-time visitors, the capital of “Brewtah” is home to a vibrant and ever-growing brewpub scene, one that pairs nicely with the area’s intriguing range of cultural attractions, live summer concerts and epic hiking and mountain biking. The Salt Lake Brewery Pass introduces beer lovers and drinkers to the area’s award-winning craft ales, lagers, porters and ciders at 14 of Salt Lake’s top breweries and brewpubs by offering a $5 credit toward the purchase food, beverage or merchandise at each of the participating breweries.