Salt Lake Valley - enormous and flat - is a dream location for shopping centers. Not only is there plenty of space for great malls, the valley also offers an abundance of dry, sunny weather perfect for enjoying Salt Lake City’s open-air shopping centers. Accordingly, the Wasatch Front is filled with shopping centers of all sizes, styles and eras.
Those staying in and around the Downtown area should take advantage of the opportunity to check out Salt Lake City’s freshest shopping center, the all-new City Creek Center. Featuring a high-end blend of local shops and national stores, this center is a must-see for all avid shoppers.
Just west of downtown is City Creek’s largest and sexiest competitor, The Gateway. A Salt Lake institution since the 2002 Olympic Games, The Gateway is an outdoor mall with attractive, winding pedestrian lanes, high-end shops, numerous restaurants, a children’s museum and a cinema.
Those looking for a low-key shopping experience might consider visiting Trolley Square, just five minutes southeast of Downtown. Located in an historic, brick trolley barn, this center contains numerous shops, as well as the Desert Edge, one of Salt Lake City’s most popular brewpubs.
Farther south in the valley stands Utah’s largest mall, the South Towne Center. With more than 150 shops, an indoor climbing gym, a cinema and numerous restaurants, this center could function as a city in and of itself.
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