Come Early or Stay Late — Salt Lake has so much to offer
Salt Lake is a captivating destination that offers convention attendees plenty of reasons to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the city's rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse attractions. Whether it's exploring outdoor wonders or experiencing a vibrant urban scene, there is something for everyone to enjoy during an extra day or two in Salt Lake.
Why Stay Extra Days:
For a deeper dive into our unique history and culture, attendees can visit Temple Square, the iconic heart of Salt Lake City. This historic landmark, with the imposing Salt Lake Temple (under renovation, scheduled for completion in 2025), Tabernacle, and Assembly Hall, provides a glimpse into the city's pioneer heritage and the influence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nearby, the Utah State Capitol building offers panoramic views of the city and an insightful tour of the state's political history.
And you will be well fed on extra days in Salt Lake. Food enthusiasts will find a diverse culinary scene in Salt Lake City. From farm-to-table restaurants and innovative food trucks to ethnic eateries, there are ample options to satisfy any palate. Great new restaurants and bars are popping up all over the city. Many food establishments have been nationally recognized, including these James Beard Award nominees.
Art and culture lovers will want to add time in Salt Lake to appreciate the galleries, theaters, and museums scattered throughout the city. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art are just a few of the places that offer a blend of artistic and educational experiences. For artistic performances, the theater, music, and dance companies are incredible and diverse.
An absolute must-visit for anyone coming to Salt Lake City is the Great Salt Lake. Attendees can take a short trip to witness the fascinating saline lake and its unique ecosystem. The Antelope Island State Park, situated on the lake, offers opportunities to observe wildlife and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
West of Conventional there’s a winter that’ll shake things up. Make Salt Lake your base camp to set off for the adventure your spirit needs. Of course, downhill skiing and snowboarding are a given. But why not give in to the simple pleasures of ice skating, snowmobiling cross-country skiing or snowshoeing? Hibernate somewhere else. Out here, the action’s outdoors. And that’s the beauty of a Salt Lake winter escape.
Enhancing your winter adventure in Salt Lake County, an array of captivating events seamlessly blend with the region's snowy charm. Embrace the season's magic with outdoor activities in the majestic mountains, where skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing harmonize with the pristine landscapes. The county's winter spirit thrives with events like the Sundance Film Festival, offering a cinematic escape in the midst of snow-covered wonder. Culture enthusiasts can revel in the ballet, symphony, and opera performances, or enjoy touring Broadway shows, a testament to Salt Lake County's artistic and wintry essence.
Experience some or all of the coolest things to see and do in and around Salt Lake, and then some! The Connect Pass gets you into several of Northern Utah’s most popular attractions, all at huge savings.