Aristo's, photo by Adam Finkle

SLC is really just a big college town, and the University of Utah neighborhood brings in more than just students for entertainment, education and eats.

Graywhale Entertainment
208 S. 1300 East, 801-583-3333

From the street, you might mistake Graywhale for an antique shop. Walk inside, and you'll be surprised by hard-to-find movies, CDs and vinyls. There are other Graywhales, but this one's funky hipster vibe is unmatched.

224 S. 1300 East, 801-581-0888

If you're looking for Greek food done right, visit this Salt Lake magazine Dining Awards winner. You'll find the usual faves like gyros, but go for more daring selections, like the salmon keftethes.

Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way, 801-581-4303

Whether you're a native Utahn or visitor, this scenic hotspot in the foothills of the Wasatch Range will impress you with an array of historical, environmental and scientific displays. Now showing, Chocolate: The Exhibition, a scientific, historical and cultural look at the sweet treat.

The Pie Pizzeria
1320 E. 200 South, 801-582-5700

Although tucked under the University Pharmacy, The Pie is anything but hidden. Just ask a hungry Utes fan before the big game.

Pioneer Theatre
300 S. 1400 East, 801-581-6961

Reserve a seat at Pioneer Theatre, Utah's premiere playhouse. This March and April, see Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Deathtrap, a dark comedy about a plagiarizing playwright.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Drive, 801-581-7332

Exercise your right brain, as the Utah Museum of Fine Arts showcases art from Utah and around the world. For a cultural experience, attend a free "Artist Talk," where the featured artist chats with guests about his or her work.

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