Join "The Riot" for Major League Soccer
Enjoy the match, play in the mountains, head downtown.
Explore the itinerary that will have you watching Utah’s Major League Soccer team, then start planning your metro-meets-mountain urban experience.
A Real Salt Lake (RSL) soccer match at America First Field (formerly Rio Tinto Stadium) in Sandy is the perfect anchor for a trip to Salt Lake City — where big-city amenities easily pair with accessible outdoor recreation.
RSL games feature the best of Utah soccer culture, including anthems, flags, tifos, smoke bombs, non-stop drums and scarves held high. The bulk of the action takes place in the various supporter group sections, but the whole stadium radiates energy — the club’s passionate fan base has come to be known collectively as “The Riot.”
When you're not at the stadium, Salt Lake City and the broader Wasatch Front provide all the landmark establishments, high-rated dining and nightlife, mass transit, creative culture, urban edginess and local events you expect to find in a thriving metro area.
Salt Lake City's official elevation is 4,330 feet and looking to the east, the foothills quickly give way to the airy 11,000+ feet peaks of the Wasatch Mountains, which are perfect for skiing during an early season game, but during the bulk of the season, take to the mountains for hiking, dining, concerts and resort activities.
In this itinerary, we've given you enough ideas for adventure, great food and exciting sporting events to fill at least four days.
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Destination Ski City: Culture Élevé
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Discover the Breweries of the Wasatch Front
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Rediscovering A. Fisher Brewing Company
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Salt Lake City’s Must-See Street Art
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Salt Lake City’s Rainbow Colors Fly Year Round
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Short List: Local Salt Lake City Nightlife Picks
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Sundance, Full Circle
Come for the films but stay for ... everything else. Whether you’re an out-of-state visitor or a local looking for celebrity sightings; staying at the Waldorf Astoria or driving up from your apartment set-up in your mother’s basement; on a marathon screening schedule or mixing in fine dining and the area's wintry recreation, Sundance Film Festival boasts films and experiences for everyone.
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Urban and RYE: An Intimate Mixture of Music and Local Eats
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Urban Vibe and Funeral Potatoes
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Utah’s Women Make History
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Utah's Rum Underdogs
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V Is for Variety
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Where’s the Meat?
Taking the blue highways, finding a local diner or picking up fresh fruit from a family-run farm store gets us that much more in touch with the flow of seasons and feeling grounded in our sense of place as we travel. And shrinking the circle of our food sourcing has become a priority for many people even, and especially, while on the road.