When the S-Line opens on Dec. 8, it will bring public transit access to one of the most unique neighborhoods along the Wasatch Front. South Salt Lake City and Sugar House are full of locally-owned restaurants, eclectic shops and family-friendly public spaces. We’ve outlined a few of the places you can visit from the S-Line, starting from the west end of the line near Central Pointe Station and moving toward Sugar House.
2280 S. West Temple and 155 West Common Wealth Avenue
Whether you’re a vegetarian or a life-long carnivore, the western end of the S-Line has plenty of dining options for you. The Vertical Diner offers vegan and gluten free options and has one of the top breakfast plates in Utah, according to Salt Lake Magazine. On the other end of the dining spectrum, Pat’s BBQ has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for their finger-licking good ribs and brisket. Both restaurants are just a short distance away from the S-Line’s South Salt Lake City stop.
673 East Simpson Avenue
Traveling east on the S-Line will bring you to Dancing Cranes Imports, a local landmark for handcrafted gifts from around the world. After you’re done browsing the aisles of jewelry, art, chimes and candles, you can relax with a cup of tea at Café Solstice, located within the Dancing Cranes shop.
1040 East Sugarmont Drive
With soccer fields, horseshoe pits, a skate park, tennis courts, fireplaces and pavilions, Fairmont Park is 30 acres of fun. The Fairmont Aquatic Center offers lap swimming, fitness classes, water aerobics and a children’s pool, complete with a water slide.
Sugar House Dining and Shopping District
One of the things that makes Sugar House unique is the abundance of local restaurants and shops. Grab dinner at Salt Lake Pizza and Pasta, a Sugar House favorite for more than two decades, and then head over to Bruges Waffles and Frites, where the ice cream-topped waffles are made by a Belgium native who now calls Salt Lake home. On the way, you’ll pass shops such like Sugar House Furniture, locally owned for more than 27 years.
2131 S. 1100 East
This historic library was once named the “Most Beautiful Branch Library in America” by the American Library Association. Today, the two-story, 9,700 square-foot-structure holds thousands of books and offers free WiFi access to library patrons. In addition to the Tudor-style exterior, a pyramid-shaped skylight illuminates a meeting room below street level.