One of the things to see in Salt Lake City is our beautiful Temple Square. Located in Downtown Salt Lake, it is one of the most popular spots of Salt Lake City. Temple Square is owned by the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints and contains the famous Salt Lake Temple as well as the Salt Lake Tabernacle and Assembly Hall and is therefore a great thing to do in Salt Lake City.
Best time to visit Temple Square
Generally, Temple Square is open throughout the entire year. If you want to go into one of the facilities at Temple Square, check this Website to retrieve detailed information about opening hours. The best time of the year to go visit Temple Square is around Christmas, because starting in the end of November until the beginning of January, the entire Temple Square is lit up by beautiful Christmas lights. If you feel like getting a bit sporty or need to keep your kids busy while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere at Temple Square, there's also a remedy to that! Next to Temple Square, at Gallivan Plaza, you will find an ice skating range which will help you relax even more!
How to get to Temple Square
Reach Temple Square by Public Transit
If you want to reach Temple Square by Public Transit, the best way is to use the Salt Lake City Trax. If you take the Trax, you can use the green or blue line and get out at Temple Square station. You can also get out at any other City Center Stops since they are just a block away! Find more information on shedules, maps and ride fares here.
Reach Temple Square by Car
From I-15 Southbound
- Take the 600 North Exit off from I-15
- Turn left at the exit light Drive Eastbound to 300 West
- Turn Right onto 300 West Drive South to and turn left on North Temple Street
- Turn Right on State Street
- Turn Right onto South Temple into the Parking Ramp
- Turn Right into the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Parking at the bottom of the ramp
From I-15 Northbound
- Take the 600 South Exit off from I-15
- Turn left onto State Street
- Drive Northbound on State Street
- Turn left onto South Temple into the Parking Ramp
- Turn Right into the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Parking at the bottom of the ramp.
What is nearby Temple Square
As already mentioned, Temple Square is located really central, in Downtown Salt Lake City. Therefore, there are many restaurants, cafés or other cute stores close by which are definetly worth a stroll. If you are up for a little bit of Sightseeing in Salt Lake City, you can go see the State Capitol Building which is 15 minutes by foot or 5 minutes by car up north.
Or are you feeling hungry from all the Temple Square Buzz? No problem at all - go check out Red Iguana for incredible Mexican Food! Their location "Taste of Red Iguana" is right around the corner from Temple Square. Got your Energy levels still filled up? Then you maybe want to take a look at the City Greek Center which has many stores to offer and is only a hearbeat away!