Things to Do in Salt Lake City, Utah | Apt CoWork’s Local Guide to Salt Lake City

January 31, 2023 

Things to Do in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City skyline with mountains in the background

Also known as the Silicon Slopes for its booming tech industry, the Salt Lake Valley has plenty of things to do for everyone, regardless of age and interests. Read on to check out things to do in Salt Lake City: 

  1. Eat, Eat, and Eat Some More  
    • One of the absolute best things to do in Salt Lake City is eat. With hundreds of local restaurants, the possibilities for your next meal are endless. If you are in the mood for comfort food, Pretty Bird Hot Chicken is the place to go. Conveniently located less than a mile from Apt CoWork at Sugarmont Apartments and Townhomes, Pretty Bird is the perfect spot for a lunch break.  
    • Moochie’s Meatballs is another local favorite with a menu featuring Philly Cheesesteaks, Chicken Parm sandwiches, and, of course, meatballs.  
    • If healthy food is what you seek, there is nowhere better than Café Zupas. At Café Zupas you can find a plethora of soups, salads, and sandwiches tailored to your dietary needs. The best part about Café Zupas is that there is one less than a than a five-minute walk from Apt CoWork at Park Avenue Apartments, making it an easy meal after a long day of working.  
    • For a date night or important business meeting, Log Haven makes the perfect destination. Scenically located in the Millcreek Canyon, this mansion made of logs is surrounded by the serenity of nature and offers a small menu of gourmet dishes such as grilled quail and tuna tartare.  
  2. Explore the Outdoors  
    • After enjoying a meal surrounded by nature at Log Haven one may feel the urge to explore the great outdoors, and there are few better places to do so than Salt Lake City. There are many hiking trails in and around Salt Lake but the one we recommend is the Bell Canyon Trailhead. This hike is perfect for a short excursion or extended trek, as the first scenic reservoir is only half a mile from the trailhead.  
    • If you’re working all day and only desire a breath of fresh air, check out one of the dozens of community parks in Salt Lake! Fairmont Park is less than five minutes away from Apt CoWork at Sugarmont Apartments and Townhomes making it the ideal place to get a morning jog in before opening your laptop, take a breath of fresh air during a break, or catch a fish after a long day.  
    • During winter, the previously mentioned activities are still on the table but there is one thing that trumps them all: Skiing. With some of the best snow in the world, Salt Lake City boasts eleven ski resorts within 45 minutes of downtown. Whether you have an Epic Pass, Ikon Pass, or just want to go for a day, skiing is always one of the best things to do in Salt Lake City. Just 30 minutes down Big Cottonwood Canyon from Apt CoWork at Cottonwood Apartments, Brighton Resort offers night and day passes for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the light, fluffy, and dry snow – perfect conditions! If you love to play in the snow, but don’t love to drive in it, there are a variety Ski Busses and Park and Ride pick up locations throughout Salt Lake that will take you straight to the resort! 
  3. Visit Seasonal Attractions  
    • Skiing isn’t the only seasonal attraction that Salt Lake has to offer, as the holiday season boasts some of the best seasonal attractions in the country. Autumn in SLC offers one of the best haunted houses in not only the country, but the world. Built on the site of an abandoned cement factory with a haunted background, Fear Factory is a haunted house so scary that a waiver is required for entry. For a less terrifying fall activity, visit the Downtown Farmer’s Market in order to purchase fresh produce from hundreds of local vendors!  
    • When the holiday season comes around, get into the spirit at ZooLights at Hogle Zoo. This seasonal attraction features a wonderful display of lights in the form of animals and holiday scenery. The winter season is also the perfect time to visit Ice Castles in Midway! The Ice Castles bring fairytales to life with ice sculptures, archways, slides, caverns, and tunnels. It is fun for the whole family! 
    • In spring, take a break from work at Apt CoWork at Cottonwood Apartments and drive over to Wheeler Historic Farms for a variety of seasonal events such as Easter egg hunts, Sunday markets, and Mother’s Day boutiques! Wheeler Historic Farm also hosts a fantastic Sunday Market running from May-October and January-April featuring hundreds of local vendors.  

As a bonus recommendation, you’re always welcome to stop by any of the three Apt CoWork locations in Salt Lake City. Don’t forget to take a self-guided tour of our coworking communities! Let us know what your favorite things to do in Salt Lake City are.