The west side of downtown Salt Lake City has undergone an amazing transformation in the past 20 years or so. Formerly run down and neglected, west downtown is now one of the most attractive parts of the city, with gardens, fountains, shopping, dining, cultural attractions and a few beautifully restored historic buildings.
Start at the northwest corner of North Temple and 300 West, also known as John Stockton Boulevard. If you need a parking spot, there are plenty to choose from in this section of the city. You can park all day for $3 at the large public lot along 300 West between North and South Temple, or park at the Gateway shopping center, which is about $1 per hour or free with validation. Parking may be more difficult and rates are higher when there’s a Jazz game or concert at Energy Solutions Arena.
Note: You’re near one of the best places in the city for burgers and fries. Crown Burger on the northeast corner of North Temple and 300 West serves excellent pastrami burgers, cheeseburgers, French fries and Greek fast food specialties.