WHAT TO DO WHILE YOU WAIT AT THE SALT LAKE CITY AIRPORT
We all know the feeling—you get to the airport way too early for your flight, or your flight gets delayed and you’re stuck. How do you entertain yourself? Worry no more. Between the local, regional and national shopping and dining options, the Salt Lake City Airport experience is unbeatable. With so many new attractions and more on the way, there’s something for everyone.
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
Spill a coffee as a late traveler whizzed by you? Worry not—get a new athleisure outfit at @ease or a new jacket at Johnston & Murphy. For an extra backpack or carry-on luggage, check out Briggs & Riley or TUMI. Or indulge in a handbag or purse at Coach.
FACE AND MAKEUP
Need a little touch-up after a long flight? M.A.C. offers both beauty products and a professional staff ready to demonstrate.
GIFTS AND KNICK KNACKS
Pick up a locally made gift at Visit Salt Lake or Giftology. Run into the Lego Store and grab a kit to engage your little one. If you’re looking for a reading item, there’s Central Pointe Market, Deseret News, CNBC, or Hudson to name a few.
Before you hop on your flight, stop at Beans & Brews or Starbucks for coffee, Jamba Juice for a smoothie or the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a sweet treat. Café Rio or Granato’s Gourmet Market serve bowls and salads, and Shake Shack, Smashburger and Panera Bread offer quick sandwiches and burgers to go.
If you’re left with time to linger, check out Squatters Pub Brewery featuring craft beers and favorites like jambalaya and fish & chips. Other restaurants, like California Pizza Kitchen and White Horse Spirits and Kitchen also offer leisurely beverages and dining experiences. Additionally, many restaurants offer grab-and-go options or to-go delivery right to your gate.
While waiting at most airports may not be the most enjoyable, the Salt Lake City International Airport changes the game. Phase Two opening in 2023 will bring 19 new stores as part of the Concourse A extension to the east. The airport experience only continues to take off in Salt Lake City.