Attending General Conference: A General Conference Guide for Visitors

In 2 weeks thousands of visitors will visit Salt Lake City, UT to attend the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church members from around the world (and anyone who is interested to learn more) can watch this two-day event on TV, online or listen to it on the radio. Some choose to watch at the nearest church building that is broadcasting the conference. But, many people choose to travel to Salt Lake City to attend one of the sessions in person at the Conference Center.

I have had the opportunity to attend General Conference at the Conference Center, and it is an experience that you will never forget. You may already have your tickets, but where should you stay, what is there to do, and where should you eat? Everything you need to know about your trip to Salt Lake City is answered in this amazing free General Conference Guide from Temple Square.

General Conference Guide

I wish I had this guide the last time we attended a session of General Conference. It is full of great information to make your trip even better. In this guide you will find information on:


• Tickets

• How to Get There

• Parking

• Lodging

• Where to eat

• Things to do

If you’re coming from out of town it is always nice to know these things, but this guide is also great for locals. Wherever you’re coming from, be sure to stop by and take a look at this guide before you head downtown for General Conference. Let’s take a look into this amazing guide.



I enjoy eating, especially delicious food, so that is what we’re going to talk about first. If you’re staying downtown there are plenty of great places to eat. Here are a couple places that I highly recommend.

General Conference Guide

You will find more options in the General Conference Guide, but here are two that I have tried and loved!

Nauvoo Café

The Nauvoo Cafe is a little cafe inside the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. “It’s fast service with a great view and delicious food.” It’s open Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

I attended an LDS Blogger conference last year and met some of my friends at the Nauvoo Cafe for lunch before the meeting. We all agreed that the food was excellent (I had the Turkey Club, YUM!), we even went back after the meeting for dessert. I can’t wait to go back and eat there again.


Lion House Pantry

You can’t go to General Conference and not eat at the Lion House Pantry, you just can’t! “For the best home-style cooking (and hot rolls) in the state, visit the Lion House. You’ll be dining at the historic home of Brigham Young. Lunch and dinner are served on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.”

You can’t go wrong with the Lion House Pantry, promise! Put this on your list of places to eat.


What to Do

Downtown Salt Lake City offers many sites and attractions to see and things to do. In the guide you will find a list of great option to keep you and your family busy during your visit. You will find activities that you can do on Saturday as well as great activities for Sunday. Here are just a few things you will find in the guide.

General Conference Guide


Church History Museum

This is a must-see! The Church History Museum is a wonderful place for anyone to visit. “Whether you’ve been in the Church your whole life, are a recent convert, have young kids, or just like history, the Church History Museum is a wonderful place to learn about those who helped established The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

The LDS Blogger Conference that I talked about earlier was actually held at the Church History Museum. We had time to go through the museum and use all of the interactive exhibits and fun programs and artifacts. I cannot wait to visit again, but this time with my family.

Admission is free, and the museum offers extended hours on the Saturday of General Conference, open until 7 p.m.


Utah State Capitol

This is something that I have never done, but am adding to my list for the next time we attend General Conference. Visiting the Capitol is just a short, seven minute walk up the hill. “Besides the magnificent architecture of the outside edifice, you’ll also be greeted by beautiful artwork inside the building, tons of history and a beautiful view of Salt Lake City as the Utah State Capitol sits on top of a hill overlooking the city.”


General Conference Guide

I hope you enjoyed this little ‘sneak peek’ into this incredible General Conference Guide. Now let’s talk about where you can get this guide!

You can grab this guide by visiting the Temple Square site, HERE!

While you’re visiting the Temple Square site, look around at all the other great information on there. You can take a look at daily organ recitals, book a tour, and find more information about each of the items in the guide.

Are you planning on attending General Conference at the Conference Center? I think we are going to have to plan a trip soon, now that I have a list of things to do while we’re there. Have you been to General Conference? What do you like to do while you’re there? Leave me a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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