Discover entertaining things to do in downtown Salt Lake City

You’ll find plenty of things to do and see within walking distance of Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, starting with historic Temple Square less than half a mile away. Boasting beautifully maintained grounds and plenty of shopping, the square includes destinations such as the stunning Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Family History Library. After a busy day, you won’t need to stray far from your room or suite to catch a Broadway show at the Eccles Theater, enjoy a symphonic performance at Abravanel Hall, or cheer on the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena. Our hotel is also right next to the Salt Palace Convention Center if you’re in town for a trade show or the annual RootsTech conference. To explore destinations throughout the city, you can hop on the TRAX light rail, located just steps away.

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City Creek Center

0.32 mi / 0.52 km from the hotel
Named for the creek that runs through the property, City Creek Center offers a retail experience with more than 100 restaurants and stores including Lululemon, Nordstrom, and Tiffany & Co.

Family History Library

0.2 mi / 0.32 km from the hotel
Take the opportunity to delve into the past and learn something new about your family's lineage and legacy at this genealogical library, the largest in the world.

Salt Palace Convention Center

0.21 mi / 0.33 km from the hotel
This downtown Salt Lake City convention center hosts dozens of conferences and expos throughout the year in state-of-the-art facilities covering 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and 160,000 square feet of meeting space.

Temple Square

0.37 mi / 0.6 km from the hotel
This 35-acre complex in the heart of Salt Lake City features the iconic Salt Lake Temple and is home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Stop by one of the visitors’ centers before you start your tour.

The University of Utah

2.57 mi / 4.14 km from the hotel
Founded in 1850, The University of Utah sits at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Home to two museums and the 100-acre Red Butte Garden, the campus is also a hub for professional concerts and theater productions.

Vivint Arena

0.18 mi / 0.29 km from the hotel
Sit courtside for a Utah Jazz game or enjoy a concert at this popular entertainment facility that spans nearly four acres and features over 80,000 square feet of glass.

Abravanel Hall

0.14 mi / 0.23 km from the hotel
Let the sounds of the Utah Symphony calm your mind and inspire your soul at this beautiful concert venue.

Capitol Theatre

0.36 mi / 0.58 km from the hotel
Dating from 1913, the restored Capitol Theatre provides an elegant stage for a varied program of performances, from ballet and opera to musicals and jazz.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

4.55 mi / 7.32 km from the hotel
Spread across 42 acres, this popular zoo is home to more than 800 animals, including rhinos, elephants, lions, and falcons.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building

0.4 mi / 0.64 km from the hotel
Plan an event, attend a gala, or tour one of 12 elegant ballrooms in the stunning Joseph Smith Memorial Building. The building also houses a theater, restaurants, and a café.


14.99 mi / 24.13 km from the hotel
Splash and slide your way through Lagoon A Beach, or flip and fly through the air on hair-raising roller coasters at this thrilling amusement park.

The Gateway

0.31 mi / 0.5 km from the hotel
Check out this open-air entertainment hub with more than 100 stores and restaurants as well as a comedy club and a planetarium.