Where to stay
The Grand America Hotel
555 S. Main St.
Built to impress the public coming to town for the 2002 Winter Olympics, the 24-story property includes such amenities as a children’s toy store, a French pastry shop and tea time in the lounge. Rooms from $199.
15 W. 200 South
Kimpton property smack-dab in the middle of downtown, with hosted wine parties each evening and free storage space for ski and snowboard equipment. Rates start at $119.
Where to eat
878 S. 900 East
Morgan Valley Lamb, Taylor Made Beef and Beehive Cheese Co. are a few of the local purveyors found on the menu. Dinner entrees $19 to $38.
912 E. 900 South
Chicken shawarma, lamb kebabs, hummus and roasted tomato and red lentil soup are just some of the offerings at this popular Middle Eastern eatery. Lunch dishes from $6.50.
What to do
900 S. 876 East
Matinee tickets $6.75, evening (after 6 p.m.) tickets $9.25.
Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way
Leave the 9th and 9th neighborhood to see the striking new building that houses the Natural History Museum of Utah. Inside, you’ll find cases of colorful Navajo baskets and intricately beaded Paiute jewelry and an entire floor devoted to dinosaur bones. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays to 9 p.m. Adults $11, ages 13-24 $9, ages 3-12 $8.
– Stephen Jermanok, special to the Washington Post