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DESTINATIONS TO CONSIDER – Salt Lake City, Utah

Aug 11, 2017

Salt Lake City, which gains its namesake from the Great Salt Lake, the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere, serves as one of the major hubs in the western United States. Over 625 flights to/from 96 non-stop cities fly into and out of Salt Lake City International Airport every day.

 Getting around Salt Lake City is easy.  Running every 15 minutes and for just $2.50 from the airport, hop on the Trax Light-Rail to downtown in 10 minutes or any of the ski resorts in just 40 minutes.  Want to go even more green?  GREENbike, Salt Lake’s bike share network with 20 bike stations around downtown, lets you pedal your way around for as little as $5 for a 24-hour access pass.

 There are over 100 hotels and resorts with ample meeting space to choose from—from downtown hotels to mountain resorts—all located within 35 minutes of SLC International Airport.

 Looking for group activities? Salt Lake City has plenty to offer. Historic Temple Square encompasses 35 acres and is the most visited place in Utah. Free tours of the grounds that feature the headquarters of the Mormons, several historic residences, museums and conference center, are provided in over 40 languages.

 Feeling musical? Check out the famous Mormon Tabernacle choir for rehearsal on Thursday evenings or Sunday morning service. It’s free and open to the public!

 Host to the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Utah Olympic Park and Olympic Oval are located just 20 minutes away in Park City. Host your group for an unforgettable experience of Comet Bobsled Rides, Alpine Slide, Extreme ZipLine and “Adventure Courses” that will make anybody feel like an Olympian!

 Take a step back in time at This is the Place Heritage Park where you can encounter Utah as it was in its early settlement stages, circa 1847. Explore everything from farmhouses and saddleries to blacksmith shops and barns.

 Contrary to popular belief, you do NOT need a membership to get into a bar in Utah. Consuming alcohol in bars, clubs and restaurants is widely accepted with little difference from Utah’s neighboring states.  In fact, the craft beer scene is booming with nearly a dozen in the heart of Salt Lake City.

 Kayak, boat or enjoy a sunset cruise on the Great Salt Lake. With a maximum depth of just 35 feet, the lake is 2-7 times as salty as the ocean making swimming or floating a breeze.

 Boasting all four seasons, Salt Lake City is the perfect option for your next meeting, no matter what time of year!

Author: Erin Fiden

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