Top 18 Fun Things to do in Salt Lake City for Adults

December 11, 2020

Are you looking for fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults? Keep reading to find my top picks in Salt Lake City. 


If you’re looking for fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults… keep reading! Salt Lake City is genuinely one of the coolest places we’ve ever been, but it’s one of those cities that visitors to the states tend to sleep on.

With its heavily Mormon history and reputation for being a hard city to find a beer in, you can kind of see why, but Salt Lake City has undergone a bit of a change revelry, revamped its liquor laws, and become a much more popular destination. So, if you’re looking for fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults, look no further. 

With 220 days of sunshine a year, award-winning restaurants, Olympic ski slopes, speakeasies, salt flats and double feature drive-ins you kinda have to put Salt Lake City on your list of places to visit, and there are so many great things to do in Salt Lake City for adults.

Go on, get booking your flights, whilst we tell you all the cool and fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults. 


Bonneville Salt Flats

First on my list of fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults, it’s the Bonneville Salt Flats. This is basically what Salt Lake City is famous for, right? These salt flats are one of the most interesting and alien landscapes on earth, so it’s no wonder that they’ve been used for so many film sets.

The salt flats are a hard white crust of salt stretching as far as the eye can see, and they’re the only salt flats in the whole of the USA. They’re quite something to see, make an incredible photo opportunity, and they’re definitely one of the best things to do in Salt Lake City for adults.

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Olympic Park

Salt Lake City, UT held the winter Olympic Games in 2002 and this amazing facility of ski slopes, ice rinks, tubing and bobsledding was left behind for public use. If you’re the active type and you love trying new sports, then this is a must do on the list of fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults.

If you’re into winter sports this is a must see, and you’ll have so much fun exploring the old Olympic Park. Even if you’re not much of a sports person – it’s so cool to see all the different winter sports on offer. 


Redwood Drive-in Movie Theatre

Next on my list of fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults it’s Redwood Drive-in movie theatre. This bad boy is a staple of American culture, and is a one of the most fun things to do in Salt Lake City for Adults. Catch a movie for $9 a head.

Get there early to get a good spot and get your popcorn! Drive-in movies are SO much fun, and they make you feel all kinds of nostalgia. It’s a perfect date idea too, which makes it a must-do for fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults. 

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Gallery Stroll

Salt Lake City has a huge selection of art galleries from classic American fare to contemporary and cutting edge. On the third Friday of every month you can browse the art collections for free, with music, and at night as all the city’s galleries stay open late.

You can check out the best art galleries in Salt Lake City by clicking here – I found this blog post really useful when looking for places to explore and get my culture fix. 


Visit Park City

Park City is only an hour away from Salt Lake City, and it’s a beautiful place to spend the day. If you’re looking for a day trip whilst you’re in Salt Lake City – then Park city is a great choice. Head there on a Sunday and you might be able to check out the open-air market, which is famous in the local area!

Read more: 25 things to do in Park City, Utah

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Brewvies

Next on my list of fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults, it’s Brewvies movie theatre.

Brewvies is a cross between ‘movie’ and ‘brews’ – so it’s basically a pub mixed with a cinema. I know it’s another movie-going experience, but this one really is for the grownups and is well-deserving of its place on our list of fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults.

Settle in for a movie with a speciality beer, and enjoy a pretty awesome date night. 


Utah Wine Tours

Utah Wine Tours are the next suggestion for fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults. You can get picked up from your hotel and shuttles to all of Utah’s greatest wineries, breweries, distilleries and vineyards for a day of tasting, it’s such a fun day out (and getting picked up means you don’t need to worry about driving).

The tours about 5 hours long and there’s loads of different options so that you can tailor your tour to your taste! It’s such a fun day out in Salt Lake City. 


Bodega and The Rest

Whilst this speakeasy isn’t really a secret anymore, it definitely gives you that secret bunker vibe. Cocktails are abundant, the food is diner style, and the space is tight.

We’d recommend booking, as whilst walking are very welcome, you’re not always guaranteed space to sit. Definitely one of my favourite things to do in Salt Lake City for adults! Who doesn’t love cocktails and a secret bar?


Beerhive bar 

fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults is Beerhive bar. Next on my list of An actual staple in the SLC scene, this bar to beer bars to whole new level, lifted them out of spit and sawdust and saloon doors, and brings beverage and bar together to create a warm I biting environment.

Everyone’s happy to get chatting, this is place to lose a couple of hours in the perdu it if your favourite beer in tap.

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The Depot

Next on my list of fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults, it’s the Depot. Definitely somewhere in Salt Lake City that you’ll want to check out! Part of SLC’s thriving music scene, this venue books a variety of acts from big names to up and comers.

It’s a small intimate venue, and makes this list of fun things to do in Salt Lake City because it’s a really great place to see great music. The bar is easy to get to, and you can see the stage pretty well from anywhere. 


Juniors

The next entry on this list of fun things to do in Salt Lake City for adults is a pool bar where you and your mates could probably hustle the regular players by pretending you’re not very good and then smashing it out the park. (Idk that’s genuinely always been my dream).

To be honest though this pool bar actually has a super convivial air, and the clientele are really loyal to their fave bar and pool hall. 


Hogle Zoo

Who said the zoo is just for families and kids? Erm… Not me!

The zoo is actually a great day out, and Salt Lake City has it’s own zoo called Hogle Zoo. It’s a really great zoo and make for a lovely option for things to do in Salt Lake City for adults.


Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is next on my list of things to do in Salt Lake City for adults. As you’d expect, this museum is packed full of amazing things to see and learn about.

There are lots of exhibits, with an obvious emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West.

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Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens

Next on my list of things to do in Salt Lake City for adults, it’s the Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens If you’re into the outdoors, like gardening, enjoy the beautiful scenery – then the Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens are for you.

It’s a relaxing, calming and beautiful day out, and it’s a perfect way to spend time in the city in a calming environment.


Clark Planetarium

The Clark Planetarium is another great options for things to do in Salt Lake City for adults. The Clark Planetarium is (quite simply) fascinating, and so interesting. No matter how much you currently know about space, and the planets, there’s always more to learn here.


Liberty Park

Liberty Park is the second largest park in Salt Lake City, and it’s an urban retreat in the heart of the city, providing a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

You can simply spend a few hours walking around the park and soaking in the scenery, or you could take a ball and play some ball games, or maybe pack a picnic and have lunch al fresco!


Millcreek Canyon

Millcreek Canyon is next on my list of things to do in Salt Lake City for adults. Millcreek Canyon is a great way to enjoy the scenery around Salt Lake City – it’s a beautiful place to hike, walk and just get back to nature.

Be sure to stay to the marked trails, and be sure to check any weather warnings if you plan on being there for more than an hour or so. Oh – and pack a picnic for here too – as there are lots of public picnic benches you can use.


Hope you manage to have a fab time in Salt Lake City, and that this list of fun things to in Salt Lake City for adults has proved useful for you! 

There is loads of things to do in Salt Lake City for adults, and hopefully this list of ideas has given you plenty of inspiration!

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