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Things to do in Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Temple Square is much more than a religious icon. It's a collage of fascinating history, singular architecture, and gourmet dining. Temple Square in Salt Lake City is Utah's most popular tourist destination. Part of its appeal lies in its accessibility: three city blocks in downtown Salt Lake City contain nearly 20 attractions related to Mormon pioneer history and genealogy, including the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle, and the Family History Library. This means that visitors can see all or most of these attractions in a relatively short period of time.”
  • 231 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Bustling, family-run Mexican cafe serving signature mole plus traditional & gluten-free favorites.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Trail
“This park features memorials to Utah’s veterans and a replica of the Liberty Bell. City Creek Canyon road is a walking, jogging, and bicycling route extending into the mountains to the northeast. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“For over a century, the State Capitol has been one of Utah’s most prominent landmarks. Snag a tour or just wander around inside!”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historic education about the first settlers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. Beautiful gardens. Free”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“During Christmas the have the Temple decorated in lights and it is absolutely stunning to see in person.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Beautiful hike that overlooks the city. Short enough for a quick afternoon hike! ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Craft brewery serving elevated pub fare & Sunday brunch in an industrial-chic space with a patio.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“This place gets recommended a lot, which says a lot about it. Great Mexican food. Famous for their mole. Ive never been disappointed here.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food, coffee and spirits! Cozy atmosphere and you are looking at it! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great local bar and food joint. It’s in a weird area but don’t let that fool you. Great patio, great food and friendly staff. Reasonably priced, small local venue. They have live music on the weekends.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Just up the street you'll find a beautiful park with many works of art. You will find people exercising and walking their dog and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the creek and ponds.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
“Start your day off with a walk to Alchemy. Note: they close early, generally around 2PM.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Publik is a local coffee roaster that has a few locations in Salt Lake City. This location is in the historic Avenues neighborhood and is a favorite for nearby neighbors, college students, and families. This is a great place to get some work done, as well. They also have my favorite avocado toast in the entire city: thick-cut, freshly baked bread with a generous helping of avocado finished with sea salt, olive oil, and ground black pepper.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Ask about tickets to the Utah Symphony! Don't miss hearing and seeing one of the top 15 full time orchestras in the country!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Church
“Gorgeous gothic architectural cathedral in a beautiful downtown neighborhood. ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Bustling, family-run Mexican cafe serving signature mole plus traditional & gluten-free favorites.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Craft brewery serving elevated pub fare & Sunday brunch in an industrial-chic space with a patio.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Taco Place
“This place gets recommended a lot, which says a lot about it. Great Mexican food. Famous for their mole. Ive never been disappointed here.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, coffee and spirits! Cozy atmosphere and you are looking at it! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local bar and food joint. It’s in a weird area but don’t let that fool you. Great patio, great food and friendly staff. Reasonably priced, small local venue. They have live music on the weekends.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy, playful cafe with counter & table seats offering American fare & spirits, plus a garden patio.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Relaxed, couch-filled coffee shop with local art on the walls offering light breakfast & lunch fare.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is on the fancy (aka more expensive) side, but the experience of dining there is worth it! It is on the top floor of the Jospeh Smith Memorial Building and boasts beautiful city views while you dine. It is buffet style dining. It was here where I discovered my all time favorite dessert - chocolate decadence! ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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