Salt Lake City is the capital and largest city in Utah. This city was only established in the 19th century but since its recent establishment, the city has become a hub for outdoor activities likes skiing and hiking and it even hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake is also home to a myriad of social events like concerts, festivals, museums and conventions so there’s really no shortage of things to do and see here. Visit Salt Lake City today and while you’re here check out these great places around town to visit at night. Here’s our list of things to do at night in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check it out.
Take a step back in time and hop in an old-time trolley car while munching on some old-time snacks. The trolley tour includes a visit to some of Salt Lake City’s hot spots around town and it’s historic district stopping at landmarks so you can hop out and snap a few quick pictures. The tour is fully narrated by a guide and you’ll be given bottled sodas and cracker jacks for a little snack on your journey.
Trolley Tour of Salt Lake City
Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
2. Read a book at the Salt Lake City Library
With a collection of over 500,000 books, the Salt Lake City Library is huge with over 5 storeys of floors for guests to browse the many sections of the building. There’s local art housed here as well as well fireplaces and coffeeshops indoors, so even if you’re interested in taking out a book, just hanging out here is a great way to spend a few hours.
Salt Lake City Public Library
Address: 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Hours: 9AM - 6PM
Website: Salt Lake City
3. Cruise the Salt Lake City Main Street
Just strolling through downtown Salt Lake City will be sure to greet you with a good time. The downtown area is the city’s oldest district with Temple Square located right in the middle and the home of the Church of Latter Day Saints in the U.S. There’s cafes, shops, restaurants and tons of history located right on that street so take a stroll and discover the heart of Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City Main Street
Address: Main St. Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Website: Salt Lake City Main Street
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4. Buy a pint at Squatters Pub
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Squatters Pub is a local microbrewery that specializes in seasonal beers as well as some classic all year round favourites. Opening in 1989 Squatters Pub has been a Salt Lake City favourite as it serves some amazing beers, food and is always home to a good time. Squatters became such a phenomenon that they also moved onto selling their homemade beers in bottles and cans throughout the state.
Address: 147 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Average Price: 8USD for a pint
Opening hours: 11AM - 12AM
Website: Squatters Pub
5. Enjoy the Utah symphony performance at the Abravanel Hall
Abravanel Hall is home to the Utah Symphony Orchestra and even if you’re not planning on going inside, the structure itself is still worth checking out. The building is a landmark in the city and is located adjacent to the iconic Temple Square and Salt Palace. The building is built in an odd rectangular shape and noted for its acoustic excellence and intricate interiors with imported crystal chandeliers and sound lock corridors.
Utah symphony performance at the Abravanel Hall
Address: 123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Price: 33 - 166USD
Hours: 7:30 - 10:30
6. Catch a show at Eccles Theatre
The Eccles Theatre is a relatively new landmark in Salt Lake City has it was recently built in 2016. The large glass and metal structure allow for lots of natural light to pass through in the daytime and to observe the cityscapes in the evening. There’s almost always a show going here and it typically hosts Broadway shows, concerts and other entertainment events. The theatre hosts around 2,400 people with a smaller sister theatre attached hosting between 150 to 200.
Catch a show at Eccles Theatre
Address: 131 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Hours: 10AM - 6PM Monday to Friday.
Average Prices: 40 - 90USD
Website: Eccles Theatre
7. Laugh out loud at Laughing Stock
The Laughing Stock is one of Salt Lake City’s premier comedy clubs. It’s the type of small and intimate space where you’ll catch some up and coming talent, hilarious improve shows and open-micers testing out their new material. The Laughing Stock is also host to tons of plays, musicals and family-friendly shows. They are also a non-profit organization and have been making Salt Lake City laugh, since 1994.
Laugh out Loud at Laughing Stock
Address: 272 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84110, USA
Hours: 12PM - 10PM. Closed Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Price 9 - 22USD
Website: Laughing Stock
8. Enjoy shopping at City Creek Center
City Creek Center is located near Temple Square in the heart of town. The area is an open-air space with residential and business spaces as well as fountains and an artificial creek. City Creek Center is also home to lots of retail and shopping spaces where you can get anything from clothes and Salt Lake Souvenirs to groceries.
Shopping at City Creek Center
Address: 50 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Hours 10AM - 9PM. Closed Sunday
Website: City Creek Center
9. Dance the night away at the Westerner Club
Get the full feel of the of the west at the Westerner Club. This spot has been a Salt Lake favourite and hot spot since 1962. The saloon style exterior is pretty hard to miss and if you’re looking for a fun night out, you can’t go wrong here. Live music every weekend is played here as well as free karaoke, free pool and free outdoor patio space with fire pits. But what makes this space special is the free line dancing lessons and free mechanical bull rides. They even boast the largest dance floor in the state!
Dance the night away at the Westerner Club
Address: 3360 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84119, USA
Hours 6PM - 2AM. Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
Average Price 20USD
Website: Westerner Club
10. Admire the Olympic Legacy Water Fountain at The Galleria Mall
The Olympic Legacy Water Fountain was built for the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002 and it has since been a landmark in the city. The beautiful fountain shoots water up to 60 feet in the air in the shape of the snowflake logo of the 2002 games. You’ll also be near The Galleria Mall so you can do some shopping before or after sightseeing.
The Olympic Legacy Water Fountain
Address: 10 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA7
Hours: 8AM - 9PM
Website: The Olympic Legacy Water Fountain
A Salt Lake City night
Salt Lake City is a great place to explore no matter what time of the day it is but if you’re a night owl, don’t worry because there are still lots of things to do whether it is sightseeing or catching a show or anything else in between.
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