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:
Nature enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the city's proximity to stunning natural wonders. Steps fom the convention district you can get into nature on the City Creek Canyon trails. And, just a short drive away, attendees can find themselves surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Wasatch Mountain Range. The opportunities for outdoor activities are boundless, with hiking, mountain biking, tram rides, and scenic drives through picturesque canyons awaiting those seeking adventure. For winter visitors, world-class ski resorts Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude offer fantastic opportunities for skiing and snowboarding.
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.
Elevating your Salt Lake sojourn is an array of vibrant events that harmonize with the city's allure. Embrace the summer vibes with outdoor concerts at Red Butte Garden, Pioneer Park, and the Usana Amphitheater, where melodies blend seamlessly with nature's backdrop. The city's music scene thrives with live shows by touring bands at iconic venues like The Depot and Saltair, offering nights of electric energy. Culture aficionados can indulge in ballet, symphony and opera performances, or take in a touring Broadway show, a testament to Salt Lake's artistic soul.
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.