A City on a Dime: Salt Lake City, Utah

City on a Dime Salt Lake City Utah

It's been a while since my last in the City On a Dime series addition... we are due for one! City On a Dime to me means spending little-to-no amount of money on something, but getting a full experience despite the price tag. It may not always be free in these posts, but I judge the criteria on how great I think the activity is for what you're paying for it. Here is City On a Dime: Salt Lake City, Utah.

I travel a lot for my job and the amount that we travel can get kind of expensive if I go out to eat on every layover or plan an activity. Yelp and Timeout have been my best friends so far in finding affordable/free things to do in every city I end up in.

Recently, I've been getting Salt Lake City layovers around once or twice a month ranging from 20 hours to sometimes 30. We stay in a great area downtown and I love being in close proximity to everything! It's a great place to get out and explore.

SLC Green Bikes

The Green Bikes is a bike share system with docking stations set up around the city. It's $7 for your first hour and $5 every hour after that. You can also dock your bike again at a different station for more time added. It's a great efficient and cheap way to see the city!

Temple Square Gardens

This area houses a gorgeous garden in the vicinity of the big LDS temple in Salt Lake. You can't enter the temple, but you can take a great walk in the beautifully kept temple grounds!

City on a Dime Salt Lake City Utah

Thanksgiving Point

This area has everything! Museums, garden walks and an incredible view! You have two to choose from: the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Natural Curiosity.

Tracy Aviary

This paradise of birds is an 8 acre sanctuary and aviary that often holds really cool and unique events such as Breakfast with the Birds! To save money, go after 5 p.m. in the summer time and it's only $5 for admission!

Fifth Water Hot Springs

This is a bit outside of SLC but I HAD to include it because it looks so cool! This is a beautiful 2.5 mile hike to a picturesque hot springs and waterfall! The best part? It's free!


"A City on a Dime" is a series written by Emma detailing all her fave, budget-friendly things to do and see in various cities around the world. Have a request? Leave it in the comments! Being a newly crowned flight attendant, who knows where her career will take her next! Click here to read more "A City on a Dime" posts.

City on a Dime Salt Lake City Utah




Emma is a part-time contributor at FashionablyFrank.com, bringing her love for travel and exploration. Since graduating college in 2013 and living in London, England for almost 1.5 years, she is now a flight attendant with a major airline. In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery + breakfast food.

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