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Enliven and Feast Your Senses Exploring Pioneering Salt Lake City

 People enjoy City Creek Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. A natural outdoor walking excursion with surrounding shops, food courts, and water fountains, just what the heart desires. 

The historical city creek that runs its path through the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is also the path you can stroll through on your day off from work. 

During a sunny spring day or a rainy downpour doesn't matter, because City Creek Mall has a retractable glass ceiling if in case the weather doesn't cooperate. Actual fishes swim in the creek and you can relax and sit by watching the fishes, just like a koi pond. 

City Creek runs in the middle and pedestrians walk either direction on the sidewalks adjacent to the creek on either end. Truly an architectural wonder and a great opportunity to get outside and get some exercise or go see the excitement of seeing the public in a shopping frenzy. 

Downtown Salt Lake City with City Creek Mall     Photo by Tanner Crockett

Harmon's grocery store is near by and shines like a diamond alongside the City Creek Mall. The mall itself is incorporated into the neighborhood and naturally intertwines between the other adjacent streets downtown. 

The surrounding area is a commercial and residential mixed development where only pedestrians are allowed. There is a first and second floor high rise which allows people to choose their strolling paths and on both levels stores to shop in and or browse through. 

Downtown Salt Lake City  Photo by Tony Mucci

Across the street from Nordstrom's is Abravenal Hall which is the home to the Utah Symphony where many musical adventures can be heard. Currently Thierry Fischer is the music director of the Utah Symphony. Not far off is Marriott Hotel where accommodations can be made for out of towners and world travelers. 

There is also the beautiful Temple Square across the street which is being renovated at the moment, but when it opens the gardens surrounding the temple are inspirational to say the least. 

The architecture surrounding the temple and its landscaping is done with love and care and is a true testament to the love that the Latter Day Saints have for their church.

Temple Square Salt Lake City     Photo by Michael Hart

The Gallivan Center and Main Street are beautiful walking grounds that people can enjoy which initially opened in 1993 with a total of 4 acres of pedestrian zone, that can be enjoyed by many.

 During the winter months there is a ice rink that people can ice skate on. Downtown Salt Lake City has many other great sites that I haven't mentioned. 

Salt Lake is a great place to stroll through and enjoy the beautiful historical buildings. But don't take my word for it, experience Salt Lake City by visiting it and strolling around yourself.


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