Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City (Self Guided)

Salt Lake City has something to please every shopper. Here you can purchase antiques, wine, jewelry, art and much more! Take this tour to visit the best shops in Salt Lake City, and find yourself a fabulous souvenir.
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Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City
Guide Location: USA » Salt Lake City (See other walking tours in Salt Lake City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: tamara
Gateway District

1) Gateway District (must see)

The Gateway District is a large open-air retail, residential and office complex. The complex is centered around the historic Union Pacific Depot in downtown Salt Lake City. It currently contains more than 105 stores and restaurants. The Gateway began as part of Salt Lake City's urban redevelopment project, and the first phase was completed prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics that were held in Utah. The first phase included 2.1 million sq. ft. of mixed-use development including the Gateway Mall, office complexes, the Northgate Apartments and the renovated depot. Other highlights include the Clark Planetarium, the Megaplex 12 at The Gateway, the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, and the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper. Energy Solutions Arena is directly across the street.
Sight description based on wikipedia
O.C. Tanner Jewelry

2) O.C. Tanner Jewelry

O.C. Tanner Jewelry is Salt Lake City's premier jewelry store, which has been in business for almost a century. They offer a wonderful collection of fine diamonds and gifts. The store's professional staff is dedicated to helping you find just what you want. They also provide appraisal and repair services.
Anthony's Antiques & Fine Arts

3) Anthony's Antiques & Fine Arts

Anthony's Antiques & Fine Arts is a family-owned business founded by Anthony Christensen in 1984. They stock a unique collection of artwork and antiques. The founder and his son-in-low deal directly with craftspeople, traveling around the world to find the best pieces on the market. Their collection contains paintings from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, furniture, decorative art, and architectural pieces. Anthony's is the largest gallery in the region, so you will be sure to find something to suit your taste.
Utah State Wine Store

4) Utah State Wine Store

Utah State Wine Store has a great selection of more than 1000 wines, categorized by country of origin and varietal. They offer an impressive number of wines made in Utah, and the best regional vineyards are represented here for you to taste and purchase.
Library Square Shops

5) Library Square Shops

Library Square Shops, located in the Public Library, promotes public access to pieces created by Utah artists. Here you can buy original artwork at a reasonable price. There is also a bookshop, comic store and coffee shop in the complex. Look for practical, educational products that celebrate reading, writing, and literature. Sales benefit the library.
Trolley Square

6) Trolley Square (must see)

Trolley Square is a partially enclosed shopping center considered to be trendy and high-end. It is the second-most-visited tourist destination within Salt Lake City proper, with 30% of its customers coming from out of state. The center lies within close proximity to downtown Salt Lake City and the UTA TRAX light-rail system. Trolley Square is composed of barns that were built in 1908 to house Salt Lake City's streetcars. The streetcar system was dismantled in 1945, and the barns were converted into a two-story shopping center in 1972. The Trolley Square water tower is covered in red and blue neon lights, and it is a prominent feature of the Salt Lake City skyline, able to be spotted from miles away at night. Another prominent feature of Trolley Square is the sky bridge that connects the main building to a small parking lot located across the street.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Salt Lake City, Utah

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salt Lake City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Salt Lake City's Downtown

Tour of Salt Lake City's Downtown

Salt Lake City has a bounty of artistic and cultural landmarks and the city continues to add more every year. This tour will help you enjoy the modern architectural sights in downtown Salt Lake City, including some of the city's first skyscrapers.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Tour of Salt Lake City's University Area

Tour of Salt Lake City's University Area

The neighborhood home to the University of Utah, located just east of downtown, has a mixture of old and new homes and apartments. Many cultural institutions offer activities for people all ages. The area is fun to visit for its diverse architecture, historic buildings and natural beauty. Take this tour to see the best of Salt Lake's University Area.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.2 km
Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown

Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown

Salt Lake City has a rich religious and cultural heritage. Most of the city's top attractions are centrally located downtown. Take this tour to enjoy the most interesting landmarks found in Salt Lake City's North Downtown area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Children's Entertainment Tour of Salt Lake City

Children's Entertainment Tour of Salt Lake City

In addition to Salt Lake City's historic and cultural landmarks, there are many attractions that will entertain and delight your children. Visit the city's museums, theaters and parks, and enjoy some family fun time. Take this tour to visit the best kid-friendly attractions in Salt Lake City!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Nightlife Tour of Salt Lake City

Nightlife Tour of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has a fun, vibrant nightlife. Visit one of the many popular clubs or bars in Salt Lake City famous for quality music, cold beer and a friendly atmosphere. Take this tour to enjoy a memorable night on the town!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has played a strong role in the history of Salt Lake City. The city is the headquarters of the church, and many prominent buildings and landmarks relate directly to the church. Take this tour to visit some of Salt Lake City's interesting historic sites.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Salt Lake City for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Salt Lake City has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Salt Lake City, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.