Bring Your Wallet: Explore Salt Lake Valley's Best Shopping Centers

Christine Balaz

By , Local Expert, Salt Lake City
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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...  Read more »

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    City Creek Center

    Salt Lake City's newest shopping center, this Downtown gem contends for the city's most attractive retail districts.

    Local Expert Tip: "Park your car to visit this pedestrian-friendly center. "

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    The Gateway

    Since its opening in 2002, this modern, outdoor center has earned a solid place in the hearts of Salt Lake City's shoppers.

    Local Expert Tip: "If street parking is unavailable, simply park in the onsite parking garage."

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    South Towne Center

    • Type: Malls
    • Neighborhood: Sandy

    "Utah's largest shopping destination" contains a vast selection of shops, restaurants - and even an enormous climbing gym.

    Local Expert Tip: "Many of the mall's businesses, like REI, Momentum, and Texas Roadhouse, are located outside of the main building."

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    Trolley Square

    A bit lower-key than some of SLC's larger and flashier centers, Trolley Square is a classic staple in the valley's shopping menu.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you can't find parking in the lot or garage, street parking is available to the west."

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    Though it's not a true "shopping center" in the strictest sense, this has long been SLC's favorite neighborhood for local shops and restaurants.

    Local Expert Tip: "One of Sugarhouse's most beloved stores is its Patagonia Outlet."

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    Foothill Village

    Despite its drab appearance, this east-end center contains some of Salt Lake City's finer establishments,...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Foothill Village has the best running store in Utah."

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    Fashion Place Mall

    • Type: Malls
    • Neighborhood: Murray

    For those spending time in the southern end of the Salt Lake Valley, this is the go-to center for shops of all sizes and genres.

    Local Expert Tip: "Though most shops don't open until 10am, the mall itself opens at 8am, allowing mall walkers a few hours of uncongested time."

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    Brickyard Plaza

    Located just fifteen minutes south of Downtown and 10 minutes south of Sugarhouse, Brickyard Plaza offers...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Beware that many local shops close on Sundays."

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    Valley Fair Mall

    • Type: Malls
    • Neighborhood: West Valley City

    This is West Valley City's largest and best shopping center.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you don't feel like driving, try taking the TRAX light rail instead. "

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    Gardner Village

    This special center offers patrons a glimpse into Utah's 19th Century history.

    Local Expert Tip: "Group and bus tours are available seasonally for those interested in the village's history."



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