Salt Lake City Day Trip Broadway

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Why go now: Broadway (also known as 300 South) is full of creative, bohemian energy. Main hub: The four-block stretch of Broadway between State Street and 500 East. Population: Artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Art you'll see: Sculptures, ceramics, folk art, and photography. Linger: Every third Friday of the month, galleries keep their doors open Late and offer nibbles (gallery stroll.org). Lunch break: Grab a slice of chicken pizza from. Sicilia Pizza ($; closed Sun; 145 E. Broadway; 801/961-7077). Discoveries to sit on: Midcentury finds like Eames and Knoll chairs at the Green Ant (179 E. Broadway; 801/595-1818). Click: Stop by Saans Downtown Photography Gallery & Studio for work by emerging photographers (173 E. Broadway; 801/328-8827). Cocktails plus: You no longer have to be a member to get into Tavernacle Social Club so sip and watch dueling piano players. Cover charge from $3; 201 E. Broadway; 807/573-8300.

1. Ito «ut fiends

Kayo Gallery is a shrine to contemporary art, with paintings and mixed-media installations in an airy, minimalist space. It Features 12 exhibitions a year - each designed by the artists themselves. Closed Sun; 177 E. Broadway; kayogallery.com.

2. For music lovers

Vinyl is still in fashion at Slowtrain Music. The shop is a musical nirvana, with recordings ranging from Duke Ellington to John Coltrane to Bob Dylan to David Bowie. Check out work by local poster artists and printmakers, and catch intimate live performances by area musicians and traveling indie acts. 221 E. Broadway- 801/364-2677.

3. For treasure hunters

Retro Rose is a secondhand-shopper's dream. Beach cruiser bikes out front are just the beginning; finds from the 1950s to 1970s include Pyrex kitchenware, furniture, Lamps, and fondue sets, all crowded into the space. Closed Sun; 207 E. Broadway; 801/364-7973.

4. Dinner paired with jazz

During the week, Caffé Niche is primo for panini, pastries, and quiche (plus the grilled cheese is perfection). …