15 Unspoken Rules About Utah That All The Locals Know

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Utah locals: vote up the rules that all tourists should know before they visit.

Utah has a lot to offer and the locals are here to guide you with Utah tourist tips and some secret rules. If you're feeling adventurous, read up on the rules and learn what to do in Utah.


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    7 VOTES

    Downtown Salt Lake Has Everything

    From a former Redditor:

    If you are downtown [in Salt Lake], visit The Coffee Garden when you first wake up in the morning. They serve Caffe Ibis. Local bean company, one of the few triple-certified beans in the country.

    Bar food is amazing here. White Horse is a must. Lucky 13 is overrated but still good burgers. Roasted Sun Pizzeria for pizza.

    Honestly, if you are downtown... just pick a direction and walk. The grid system makes it hard to get lost. Just try to avoid west of west temple when exploring.

    7 votes
  • 2
    11 VOTES

    Head To Ogden For The Eats

    From Redditor u/rogaricel0914:

    I cannot recommend enough to you taking a trip north to Ogden and checking out the restaurants down 25th Street! You will not be disappointed!

    11 votes
  • 3
    5 VOTES

    Avoid Zion During Summer

    From Redditor u/Tweekyracer:

    As a southern Utah local. One thing I can say is Zion is absolutely [ludicrous] during the summer. Just a ridiculous amount of people in one location. So if you’re not a fan of crowds although it is stunningly beautiful I would not recommend it.

    5 votes
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    7 VOTES

    Go To The Coffee Garden

    From Redditor u/thefrozenfoodsection:

    Downtown Salt Lake: Grab a coffee at the Coffee Garden, explore Sam Wellers Bookstore that is attached to the coffee shop Eat brunch/lunch at the Rose Establishment, Red Rock Brewery, or Piper Down (depending on taste/preferences) Walkthrough Temple Square (if interested) and/or Memory Grove and the Capitol If you have extra time, explore the City Creek Mall Eat dinner at Takashi Go to a movie/play pool/drink beer at Brewvies Cinema.

    7 votes
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    3 VOTES

    Visit The Red Rocks

    From Redditor u/BaronRaymondoEVIL:

    Without a doubt, do visit the red rock part of Utah. It’s a big state so the distances may seem fair, but it’s totally doable. Plan on 2-3 days to do it right.

    By “red rock part of Utah,” I mean the entire southeastern third of the state. There’s so so so much to see and it’s all amazing. You’ll never see it all. The national parks Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion are all worth visiting, but really the parks could cover 20x their area without losing any grandeur. So if you crave solitude, don’t limit yourself only to the parks.

    If you camp, it’ll probably be cold at night (although a night in a tent in Canyonlands in very early June was one of the hottest sleep of my life).

    3 votes
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    4 VOTES

    Breakfast In Antelope Island

    From Redditor u/thefrozenfoodsection:

    Antelope Island: Eat breakfast (anywhere is good, but if you’re downtown Eva’s Bakery is a good bet. If in Sugarhouse, Blue Plate is good) Pack snacks and water and drive to Antelope Island Hike Frary Peak (3 miles to the top, but good views the whole way if you don’t want to go to the top) Eat lunch at Island Buffalo Grill on the island (they have buffalo burgers sourced from the local buffalo) Check out Garr Ranch on the island, if interested in seeing one of the oldest settlements in the area Return to Salt Lake Eat dinner/get drinks at Whiskey Street/White Horse If you still have energy, you can walk down the street and get more drinks at Bourbon House, Beer Hive, the Green Pig, Gracies, or any other bar in the area.

    4 votes