We’ve all heard the ongoing chant “but nothing is open Sunday!” And to be honest, there’s some truth to that… but that doesn’t mean you’re completely at a loss for places to go if church isn’t your thing. In fact, sometimes it’s the best day to roam around, free of crowds! So here’s some of our favorite places in Salt Lake City that ARE open on Sunday. Go crazy:

  • Eat some pub food at Squatters Pub Brewery (147 W. 300 South, SLC)
    • Most bars and clubs are open on Sunday, including the iconic Squatters downtown.
  • Lounge around at Undercurrent (270 S. 300 East, SLC)
    • Another favorite bar! Try their Sofia in a can if you’re feeling bubbly.
  • Go to a Bees Game (Smith’s Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South, SLC)
    • See our guide on how to enjoy one here.
  • Take a Hike
    • Literally. Breathe some fresh air (since less cars are clogging it up on Sunday).
  • Watch a movie at Broadway Theater (111 E. 300 South, SLC)
    • Sunday is the perfect day to go see a movie and not have the theater be crowded with screaming children. This is the prime time to see a blockbuster or family movie with a little more legroom and a little less crying three-year-olds.
  • Lose yourself in Ikea (67 Ikea Way, Draper)
    • You can have the fake couches all to yourself!
  • Go Thrifting
    • If you’re a frequenter of secondhand stores, Sunday is undeniably the best day to call dibs on racks of clothing at a time without fighting any crowds. Two of our favorites are iconoClad (more contemporary) and Decades (totally vintage).
  • Ask a ton of questions at Discovery Gateway (444 W. 100 South, SLC)
    • Have kids? Rest assured that Discovery Gateway will answer all of the “why” questions your offspring (and you) can think up.
  • Try a climb at The Front Climbing Club (1450 S. 400 West, SLC)
    • The perfect way to feel a whole new kind of pain and discover muscles you never knew you had.
  • Eat all the samples at Costco (1818 S. 300 West, SLC)
    • That’s right: we went there. Do it. Go to Costco. Run down the aisles. You will feel free, you won’t run into anyone, you’ll remember what it’s like to go there without being in danger of getting elbowed directly to the ER while fighting for the last box Cheerios.
  • Go to the Library (210 E. 400 South, SLC)
    • Ok so, it’s not a crazy nightclub or the best party of your life. We know, we know. But if you’re an introvert or a book-lover, we can’t recommend it enough. There’s something magical about quietly hunting down a book on the endless shelves of books you didn’t know existed. Plus, there’s a rush of emotion every time you realize you don’t have to pay for the books. You can just waltz out of there with a stack of novels and nobody will blink an eye. What a thrill!
    • Note: it’s only open from 1PM-5PM on Sundays, so hustle.

–by Amy Whiting