The Draper Temple acts as an anchor for the Salt Lake Valley. It sits serenly at nearly the southern tip of the valley, overlooking everything. On a clear day (or night), the temple can be seen from most anywhere in the valley. The temple is very new, having just been dedicated in 2009. Though not nearly as large as Salt Lake or Jordan River temples, it does have the largest sealing room in the state, allowing for large LDS families to congregate for a wedding.
Draper was one of the last areas in the valley to be populated, having traditionally been an area with many farms and ranches. But it has exploded recently, growing from a population of 7,143 in 1990 to over 42,000 people in 2010. Driving around the area, you'll notice a lot of very wealthy neighborhoods and very expensive houses. Draper has one of the highest median incomes in Utah.
As a growing area, there are a lot of fun attractions nearby, including the newest location of the Living Planet Aquarium, scheduled to open in December 2013. Head down to Boondocks or the Airborne Trampoline Arena for a guaranteed good time with the kids. Or, if you are looking for something more outdoorsy, check out the Draper City Park or one of the many hiking trails in the area, including Rocky Mouth Trail.
As far as food options go, you can't go wrong with Zupas, one of a few locations in Utah. Not your average soups, salads and sandwiches. If you're looking for barbecue, try Goodwood Barbecue Company. A big menu with flavorful food. If you're a breakfast or pie lover, don't miss Penny Ann's Cafe. For meals with a more international flavor, you can get Mexican food at La Hacienda, or southeastern Asian food at Cafe Trang. Pirate-O's is one of the most unique places you'll find, with foods imported from around the world and a deli with fantastic sandwiches. And finish off your night with frozen yogurt at the Golden Spoon. Definitely a worthy stop on your Utah temple tour.