The Nauvoo is currently closed to the public and not booking any events due to the planned renovation of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Currently, a projected reopening date has not yet been determined. As more information becomes available, a public announcement will be made. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Spending a Day in Downtown Salt Lake City? Things to Include on Your To-Do List
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Utah’s capital is an exciting, vibrant place to spend the day. There are a bunch of different attractions that span a variety of interests, from religion to the arts to shopping to food. There’s enough to do that you could easily spend an entire day in the city and not get anywhere close to seeing everything there is to see. Still, if a day is all you have to spend in downtown Salt Lake City, there are a few things you definitely need to include on your to-do list.


If you’re an avid shopper, there are plenty of opportunities for you to put out your wallet and trade plastic or cash for goods. The City Creek mall just south of Temple Square offers world class shopping and quality restaurants for shoppers to experience. Beauty and comfort were taken into account when designing this mall, ensuring that shoppers will have an enjoyable shopping experience during any season.


Foodies will love dining in downtown Salt Lake City for any meal. For breakfast, check out Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade, Roots Cafe, or the Lazy Day Cafe (or stop in for brunch if that’s more your style). For lunch, be sure to stop in at The Nauvoo. The Nauvoo offers lunchtime classics: soup, salads, and sandwiches, as well as some tasty treats to round out your meal. Be sure to ask about the soup of the day! For dinner, there is something for everyone. If you want a high end steak dinner, try Ruth’s Chris. If you love the experience a tasting menu offers, try Table X. For visitors who love German food, Siegfried’s Delicatessen offers delicious, authentic German dishes as well as a marketplace that features imported groceries so you can make your favorites back at home.


There’s something for everyone to see in Salt Lake City. There are multiple event centers that often host various events throughout the year. You may be able to catch Broadway plays on tour or shows done by the Utah Symphony or Utah Opera. Temple Square is an iconic attraction with plenty of beautiful buildings and landscaping to enjoy. If you’re visiting around Christmas, you’ll definitely want to stop by and see the Christmas lights that get put up every year. Stop in at one of the visitor centers to get a closer look at the religion that has defined the state of Utah since its beginning.

Anyone who finds themselves looking at spending a day in downtown Salt Lake City will find that there is more than enough to keep them busy and enjoying themselves for a day. There are plenty of opportunities to shop, eat, and see the sights. Remember to check out the calendars for different events centers to see if there are any events going on to plan your day around!

The Nauvoo is the perfect place to stop in for lunch during your day in downtown Salt Lake. Need help finding us? Click here for easy directions.