Things to Do in Salt Lake City

Spend some time with your Conference friends! Connecting with other users happens outside of workshops too, so take some time off together and see the town. We have some suggestions of where to get started: The City Creek Center and The Gateway are nearby malls with a plethera of stores, dining options, and entertainment/sightseeing opportunities! Other attractions include the Capitol Theatre and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. You may also want to make a visit to the Cathedral. We'll be celebrating Mass there on Tuesday night.

The City Creek Center

The City Creek Center mall not only boasts more than 100 stores and restaurants, but the unique environment—retractable glass roof, a creek that runs through the property, and a pedestrian skybridge—make the City Creek Center a destination in itself. The mall is just two blocks from the hotel, so take the light rail or bus for a short trip or just walk down with a few friends!

Mon-Sat 10 AM - PM
(Check the website for exceptions.)

Stores Include

Anthropologie | Apple | Brooks Brothers | Macy’s | Michael Kors | Microsoft | Nordstrom | Pandora | Porsche Design | Tiffany & Co. | Tumi | West Elm

See full list

The Gateway

The Gateway is an open air complex of stores, restaurants, and other attractions. The Olympic legacy plaza is located in the heart of the Gateway area and hosts the Olympic Wall of Honor and the dancing waters of the Olympic Snowflake Fountain. The Gateway is only 5 blocks from the Hilton—just a quick trip on the light rail or bus.

Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 9 PM
Sun: 12 PM - 6 PM


Clark Planetarium

Clark Planetarium is the perfect place to "See what's out there." Explore 10,000 square feet of exhibits and experience incredible visuals in the ATK 3D IMAX® Theatre or Hansen Dome Theatre.

Hours: Opens at 10:30 AM | Last show begins 8 PM (Sun-Wed), 10 PM (Thu), 11 PM (Fri-Sat)


Megaplex Theatres

Reserved seating and digital cinema sound and technology create a quality cinematic experience at the Megaplex Theatres. View some of the latest films in digital IMAX—courtesy of Clark Planetarium.

Urban Arts Gallery

The Urban Arts Gallery exhibits the best work of Utah artists -from raw street art to fine modern art. The Gallery encourages the appreciation of City life, cultural diversity, and diverse art mediums.

Hours: Mon: Closed | Tue-Sat: 12 PM - 8 PM | Sun: 12 PM - 6 PM

Photo  by Pedro Szekely

Photo by Pedro Szekely

Cathedral of the Madeleine

This year, we’ll be celebrating our Tuesday evening Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Construction of the cathedral took place between 1900-1909, and today the outside of the cathedral looks much as it did when it was built. The striking architecture combines a Romanesque exterior and a Gothic interior. Indeed, beautification of the interior was undertaken in 1917 and assigned to the prominent architect John Theodore Comes. He brought color to the relatively plain interior of the Cathedral through designs inspired by the Spanish Gothic of the late Middle Ages.

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre

Opening as the Orpheum Theatre in 1913, the theatre hosted some of the “highest standard acts and greatest stars of the stage.” In 1923, the theatre also began featuring movies, and in 1927, the facility was renamed the Capitol Theatre. Today, after being transformed into a performing arts center in 1975, the theatre is the home of Ballet West, Broadway Across America - Utah, and Utah Opera. Centrally located in the city’s downtown, the Capitol Theatre is a historic Salt Lake City landmark. The theatre is just around the corner from the Hilton—if you have extra time, find out what’s showing in early November!

Learn more here or here.

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The award-winning UMOCA exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Four gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011 and 2012 and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation. (Read more here.)

Tue-Thu: 11 AM - 6 PM
Fri: 11 AM - 9 PM
Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM
Sun-Mon: Closed

Suggested Donation: $5

Plan Your Route

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