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By Patrick Sisson, Curbed — It’s a proven formula for real estate success: Combine a thriving tech scene and downtown development with enviable access to nature, and residential property will boom. From San Francisco and Seattle to Portland and Denver, proximity to both an outdoor lifestyle and a high-tech economy...more
Carol Guttery, Wayfaring Views -- The Utah craft beer scene is thriving and breweries in Salt Lake City are popping up to fill the demand. There are now so many Salt Lake breweries that deciding where to go is a hard choice. This guide will give you the full tour of SLC craft brews and help you find your perfect p...more
By Brittny Goodsell, Utah Business — Google “Utah’s tourism office” and click on the first link. You get directed to a site full of stories about Utah’s mountainous landscapes and outdoor activities. But if you scroll down ever so slightly, you get to read a prominently placed story about Utah’s coffee shops. Scro...more
By Amy Whitley, Pitstop For Kids -- A Grown-Up Getaway in Salt Lake City? Absolutely! If you haven’t visited Utah’s capital city in a while, you’re in for a surprise. The culinary scene here has exploded, with top chefs from all over the US planting their flags in the city. Craft cocktails are alive and well in wa...more
By Court Mann, Deseret News - SALT LAKE CITY — Sundance Film Festival is in Park City, right? Well, yes, but it’s also in Salt Lake City, too — and more and more, in a big way. This year’s festival, which kicks off Jan. 18, will include 141 separate screenings in Salt Lake City alone. If every seat at every Salt L...more
By Abigail Abesamis, The Daily Meal (Los Angeles Times) — Already a choice destination for outdoor activities-thanks to its close proximity to the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Range-Salt Lake City also has much to offer in its urban center, namely an outstanding food and drink scene that's getting national reco...more
By Linnea Covington, Forbes Travel Guide — The holiday season is upon us, which means that it’s time to start thinking about where you can go to soak in some Christmas cheer. Whether you’re looking for a grand vacation packed with fun or a cozy cottage escape perfect for silent night snuggles, these delightful des...more
By Allison Entrekin, USA Today — It’s no secret that family ski trips take a lot of work. There are lift tickets to purchase and poles to carry, chair lifts to navigate and trail maps to argue over. And if you’ve ever tried to help a bundled-up child rush to the bathroom, you know skiing with kids has its challeng...more
By Joe Baur, Room5 — Thanks to their unforgettable hospitality, exquisite breakfast and memorable service, these hotels are being celebrated by the guests who have stayed there and felt compelled to share their positive experience with the world. Exceptional ratings form past guests have crowned these hotels as wi...more
By Jill K. Robinson, San Francisco Chronicle — At the end of a day of skiing at Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, I’m worried that my husband and I might be late to pick up our 8-year-old daughter from her ski-school lesson. Despite her eagerness to take a daylong class, there’s a little bit of guilt that ...more
By Scott Beyer, Forbes — There’s a bit of rivalry right now between Denver and Salt Lake City, and it is not hard to see why. They are the two fast-growing beacons of America’s Intermountain West, experiencing economic prosperity despite their wildly different cultures and political philosophies. Nestled into this...more
By Ethan Fletcher, Via Magazine — In the age of YouTube, Netflix, and binge watching, there's still something unbeatable about seeing a live performance. "Theater is experiencing a renaissance," says Dave Brooks, senior correspondent for live entertainment at Billboard magazine. He attributes the resurgence to the...more
By Richie Bernardo, WalletHub — When searching for a new place to call home, people with disabilities often have a longer and more complicated list of considerations compared with healthier individuals. In addition to common wish-list items, such as reliable public transportation and diverse entertainment options,...more
By David Landsel, Food & Wine — With nearly all crippling restrictions now gone or going away, visitors to Salt Lake City can now enjoy a vibrant—and quickly-growing—craft brewing and distilling scene....more
By Amritha A. Joseph, In Transit — Stopping over in Salt Lake City for a day and looking to make the most of your visit? Even if you’re only visiting for a short while, you can still have a sweet stay in this city by checking out these hot spots. We visited Salt Lake City for the first time this summer as a stop ...more
By Everett Potter, Forbes — The coolest ski lodge in the US is a 78 year old building in Utah that resembles a 1940s prep-school dorm with a few added Bauhaus touches. Imagine cement-block walls, mid-century industrial Bertoia chairs, and floor-to-ceiling windows with eye-popping views of the slopes. Then imagine ...more
By Brian Handwerk, Nat Geo Adventure — The wilderness doesn't have a monopoly on adventure. In fact, savvy city dwellers know that epic biking, paddling, and camping trips needn't always involve joining Friday night's mad rush to get out of town. Locals love these close-to-home urban adventures—and outdoorsy visit...more
By T Bird, Transworld Snowboarding -- Salt Lake City, Utah is without question the snowboard Mecca of North America. Is that a bold statement? Yes. However, is it relatively inarguable? Also…yes. Think about it. Within a half hour drive from the Salt Lake City International airport lie 6 world-class resorts and if...more
By Christopher Muther, Boston Globe — SALT LAKE CITY — Here are three short paragraphs I never thought I would write. Ever. Paragraph one: I was nursing a rum and Diet Coke at a gay bar in Salt Lake City when a thunderbolt of excitement hit the room. I was told that Michael Sanders, the reigning Mr. Leather Slut o...more
By Sammy Ramos, -- I love family vacations in Utah. We were lucky to add Utah to our summer travel list and were surprised as always at how much there is to do there. We had something on our to-do list every day for our kids and they had a blast playing and exploring!...more
By Sara Ventiera, Zagat — Salt Lake City may be best known as the gateway to Sundance and ski resorts. That’s a shame, because the city is home to a captivating dining scene with a wide range of compelling big city options. Here are the 10 buzziest restaurants and bars to seek out....more
By Tommy Burson, trivago — Who takes a gaycation in the Deep South? Why would you ever venture to flyover country for the drag bars? The LGBTQ renaissance. Michigan’s Bible Belt has its own Fire Island. Columbus, Ohio’s drag scene is among the largest in the country. And Salt Lake City, Utah has an up-and-coming L...more
By Natalie Compagno, Smart Meetings — Convention centers are like people—they each have their own personality and they all look a little different. But just like humans, they share similarities, as well. Convention centers all have welcoming conference rooms, well-tailored food service, changeable spaces to cater ...more
By Sandra MacGregor for Marriott Traveler — There is no better way to really get to know a city than by exploring its off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, and Salt Lake City is no exception. For the traveler looking to venture beyond the well-trodden sites of downtown, Salt Lake City offers a treasure trove of uniqu...more
By Megan Hulse, Deseret News — When one says vacation, most minds wander to tropical beaches, exotic landscapes and foreign languages. Many don’t think quiet, developing Salt Lake City. But although the city doesn't have a reputation as a tourism hotspot, Salt Lake has a thriving family-oriented entertainment scen...more
Thrillist — Look, any city can be a fantastic place to drink if you have a sunny day and enough money for a 40. But the fact of the matter is, some cities enjoy more prominent reputations as drinking destinations than others, whether you’re talking about New York’s aversion to sleep or New Orleans’ legendary cockt...more
By John S Kiernan, WalletHub — Deciding where to lay the foundation for a long and prosperous career can be a daunting task, especially for recent graduates entering the job market for the first time. After all, there are numerous factors — job-market saturation, housing affordability and commuter-friendliness, fo...more
By Angie Tomlinson, Seven West Travel Club (Australia) — The US is known for its strong craft beer scene, with the Pacific Northwest particularly well-known as a destination for beer lovers seeking out artisanal and smaller breweries. And here, the team at official tourism organization Brand USA suggests some less...more
By Jeff Heilman, Meetings Today — From its world-class ski resorts to the ancient, otherworldly landscapes of Arches, Canyonlands, Zion and other national parks, the Beehive State offers unrivaled high-altitude, high-adrenaline, high-inspiration departures from the ordinary. From these elevated experiences, group...more
Thrillist Travel -- Don't let the sea of red on the 2016 presidential electoral map fool you. The arc of American history is long, and it's rainbow-colored. In choosing cities to recognize, we looked to the most recent Municipal Quality Index, which scores cities' LGBTQ legal protections on a 100-point scale. We a...more
By Meredith Heir, Thrillist — There are 50 states. All of them nifty. And each with its own unique flavor. As a site dedicated to unabashed love of food cities, we know more than most that not all cities are cut from the same culinary cloth. We also know that some states are home to more great food towns than most...more
By Deidre Macken for The Australian — Up a knife’s-edge canyon in Utah, where Mormons keep their records in a cave, where avalanche trails snake above the road and the tracks of off-piste skiers testify to a crazy sort of bravery, lies Alta and its lodges....more
04/13/2017 - Purgatory: When the neighbors are a mortuary and motorcycle shop called Suicide Lane, a devilishly good name seems fitting. Lake Effect: an elegant bar with craft cocktails, a floor-to-ceiling glass wine display, and accents of dark wood, metal and exposed brick....more
Keith Flanagan, USA TODAY — Salt Lake City is a sensible starting point for nearby adventures (from skiing to spelunking). But lately, it’s a spot worth sticking around — for adventurous eats and drinks, that is. This should surprise you. Salt Lake City’s flavors don’t roll off the tongue quite like Philadelphia’s...more
By Jasen Lee, Deseret News — SALT LAKE CITY — It's been five years since downtown Salt Lake City marked a major milestone, christening a grand mixed-use development that was supposed to resurrect a central business district that was suffering through the worst economic downturn in recent memory....more
By Jennifer Bain, Toronto Star — Utah isn’t dry. That surprises people who know precious little about this state other than the fact the Mormon members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who make up at least half the population can’t drink. Booze has been sold here since 1935, two years after the e...more
By Michael Kiefer, The Arizona Republic — The sign was not what I expected to see on the way to breakfast: INTER-LODGE TRAVEL CLOSED AVALANCHE DANGER IT IS ILLEGAL TO LEAVE THIS BUILDING...more
By Ruthie Darling, Thrillist — Travelers always sleep on Salt Lake City, for reasons that cease to make sense once you’ve actually visited. After spending a month living and working in Mormon Mecca this year, I am here to tell you that Salt Lake City cannot be beaten for living your best life on a budget. For me i...more
By William Triplett, The Washington Post — Slopeside chalets? Ski-in/ski-out hotels? Sure, I love them as much as anyone else. Ditto bunking in a cozy mountain town, as long as I can get to the resort without much hassle. Escaping civilization is a large part of the appeal of a ski trip. I also like cities, though...more
By Elle — We've swept the United States (and a corner of Canada, too) to ensure that wherever you may roam—even if it's only as far as your cell phone—the thrill of the hunt will be just that. *3. Because Salt Lake is the new Dubai....more
By LEE DAVIDSON | The Salt Lake Tribune — Salt Lake City is the nation's second-friendliest city and the fourth-most attractive, according to Travel+Leisure magazine. "These outdoorsy locals apparently treat visitors like family. In that spirit, the city also ranked near the top for being both kid-friendly and hav...more
By Elaine Glusac, The New York Times — With the snowbird migration underway, warm-weather deals can be hard to find. But winter is a good time to seek a bargain in cities, especially cities where the cold weather may be bleak. But what’s a little rain (or snow) to a museum-goer?...more
By Ramsey Qubein, AFAR — The e perennial question regarding New Year’s Eve is: Where do you spend the big moment? For some, it is best spent at home with close friends and family. Others think it should be a big splash in an exciting locale like London or Sydney. Here are five entertaining North American spots to ...more
By Matthew Holland, BLT — These spectacular libraries are a bookworm's Narnia. Public libraries are one of the main components of a successful city and a thriving community. They allow every individual, rich or poor, the ability to intellectually and personally grow. While most cities have some sort of a library i...more
By Brion O’Connor, The Boston Globe — Traditionally, ski vacations consist of finding a top-notch resort, good deals on lift tickets, airfare, and slope-side hotel or condo, and a nice selection of restaurants nearby. Now, imagine a capital city that provides a sophisticated metropolitan vibe as well as quick and ...more
By Alex Pasquariello, JetSetter — If you want to save on your ski trip this winter you better book your vacay ASAP. Alex Pasquariello outlines five strategies for getting the best deals on your lift tickets, hotel stays and après ski entertainment....more
By Matt Alderton, Successful Meetings — Whether you want to see a hit Broadway musical or host a private group event, Utah's capital city has a new cultural venue in which you can do it: the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, which opened last week in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The new venue inc...more
By Thrillist — Last year, Americans left a whopping 650 million vacation days on the table -- four per working person. When asked why, people say cost. Which is just bonkers, because this country -- maybe more than almost any other on the planet -- abounds with badass cities worth exploring, and at prices often le...more
By Patrick Clarke, Travel Pulse — Americans don't have to travel far to find great craft beer these days, but with so many choices, it's inevitable that some of the best brew towns are going to fly under the radar. Here are three craft beer destinations you may not have noticed....more
By Gina Demillo Wagner, TravelWeekly — When Ski Utah invited me to experience several of its world-class resorts in just four days, I was skeptical. To me, hitting multiple resorts in a weekend screamed traffic, headaches and lots of hauling gear. With travel time, I figured we'd enjoy an hour or two on the snow e...more
By Lauren Weiler, Culture CheatSheet — As the leaves are changing and the days are becoming a bit cooler, now is the perfect time to strap on your hiking boots, prep your tents for a camping trip, and head outdoors for your next fabulous adventure. If you only have time for one vacation and you’re stuck between wa...more
By Lucas Peterson, The New York Times — My friend Brigham didn’t pronounce himself an expert on Salt Lake City, but he had attended nearby Brigham Young University, and I trusted his opinion. So when he told me about Red Iguana, a casual Mexican place that’s “quite possibly the most famous restaurant in the state,...more
By Lori A. May, — Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, at the intersection of 200 South and Main Street, is Hotel Monaco. This beautiful property was originally occupied by an early Salt Lake City hotel, the White House, and later a number of banks occupied the space until Hotel Monaco re...more
By Slack Blackman, Parachute — Utah is known for its mountain biking. However, most of the more well-known spots in the state are located down south in Moab. But what if you're located in Salt Lake City and just want to get out for a day's ride on a great singletrack? Luckily, there are plenty of local rides that ...more
By Kristy Alpert, Fodor’s Travel — Until recently, Salt Lake City was better known for its list of long rules than it was for its long pours. The city is legendary for its tough restrictions on alcohol, like how the legal alcohol content for a draft beer cannot exceed 3.2%, or how shots of liquor are dispensed via...more
By T.L. Stanley, AdWeek — It’s one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country, with record amounts of venture capital flowing in, and is home to at least a half-dozen unicorns (companies valued at $1 billion or more) and plenty more "soonicorns" expected to hit that mark. Universities there are churning out s...more
Men’s Journal — The perfect town-and-country vacation is a time-honored tradition that blends urban sophistication and wide-open wilderness. Our picks below are based around destinations where a vibrant metropolitan scene is just a couple of hours from fresh air, dense forests, rushing rivers, windswept beaches, m...more
By Megan Barber, Curbed Ski — The People's Guide is a new series exploring iconic towns in ski country from the perspective of the people who know it best: locals. This time around, we welcome Julian Carr, one of skiing’s best cliff jumpers and a familiar face in many of our favorite skiing flicks. Here, he explai...more
When it comes to rankings and ratings, Salt Lake tops the list in a number of categories, from quality of life to accessibility, business growth to outdoor recreation...and a whole lot more....more
By Shannon Dell, The Strange & New — It's hipper than you think. Heads up, the Rose Establishment is hip. It's too hip for you, and it was definitely too hip for me. Tea blended with rose petals, anise and peppercorn syrup, Orleans bitters, and milk? C'mon. It's the recipe for immediate self criticism for not wear...more
By Tillie Eze, StyleCartel — During my trip to Utah’s capital city, I stayed at Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City. Located in the bustling downtown area, this property houses more amenities than meets the eye. Due to my packed schedule, and unfortunately short stay, appreciating all of these extras weren’t possible. ...more
By Dan Johnson, Smart Meetings — Traditionally regarded as a quiet, conservative destination, Salt Lake City is undergoing an exciting transformation that is broadening its identity and appealing to much greater variety of travelers and potential residents....more
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times — Here in the capital of Mormon country a downtown street has been renamed for Harvey Milk, the San Francisco politician and gay activist gunned down in 1978. The street naming comes as battles over LGBT rights have reached a fever pitch: North Carolina is defying the fed...more
By John S Kiernan, WalletHub — The struggles endured in recent years by America’s young people pale in comparison to those suffered by their peers in Spain and Greece, where nearly half of all young people are jobless. Still, finding employment in the U.S. — let alone laying the foundation for a long and prosperou...more
By McKenzie Romero, Deseret News -- SALT LAKE CITY — Ten years into the campaign to revitalize Salt Lake City's once disparate and crumbling downtown, local leaders applauded the strides that have been made as well as work that remains to be done....more
By Stephanie Smith, CheapOair — Let’s play a game of word association: what comes to mind when you think of Salt Lake City? Some of the top answers in an extremely non-scientific poll included ‘Mormons,’ ‘no alcohol,’ ‘not sure,’ and … ‘no alcohol.’ On the right track? If so, you’re completely … wrong....more
By Meg Schulte for FlipKey, by TripAdvisor — Being green involves a lot more than simply trading in your empty bottles for a handful of change from the recycling center each month. It’s something that entire cities have to be devoted to, and many places around the country are stepping up their earth-friendliness i...more
By Susanna Pilny, — Many people dream of living forever—but most of us would probably just settle for a nice, long life. As it turns out, a new study out of Stanford, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, and the U.S. Treasury may just hold the answers on where in the United States is best for people of any incom...more
By Sery Kim, U.S News & World Report - When it comes to finding a place to decompress with your friends, college roommates or family members on a great getaway with the girls, the key is plenty of planning and choosing a destination that offers a winning mix of fun, relaxation and quality bonding time. But here's ...more
By Amber Gibson, The Rabbit Hole - Utah is home to eight bean-to-bar chocolatemakers, an active chocolate appreciation society and Caputo’s Market & Deli, which carries more than 300 different artisan chocolates, the largest selection of craft chocolate in the country. So how the heck did Utah become the craft cho...more
The Good Life (With Benefits) Ten towns where you can ski, bike, climb or paddle your career into early retirement....more
By Loraine Burger, Smart Meetings — Apparently, it’s Spring Beauty Week, and the subscriber-based activity discount website Groupon is celebrating by recognizing the most pampered city based on most purchased deals for personal grooming and care, including massages, haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials, teeth w...more
The Alta Peruvian Lodge at the base of Alta Ski Area looks like it's from another era. That's because it is, having been repurposed from its original use as a World War II nurses' barracks. Upon entering the lobby the welcoming aroma of the wood fire and rustic nature of the wood paneling evokes comparisons to Eur...more

The Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City (SLC) exudes a calm elegance, even from the street. Top-hatted bellmen scurry to open doors and retrieve luggage under the covered portico. Upon entering the lobby, glittering chandeliers, tiled floors, mahogany walls and marble- and granite-trimmed doorways ...more

A group of hard-core skiers, mostly men, stands impatiently at the base of the Collins lift at Alta Ski Area, amped up on the promise of fresh snow....more
With the lightest density snow in North America and a ski culture that’s just the right amount of kooky, Utah is the stateside destination for skiers and riders itching for the ultimate ski vacation. Contrary to popular belief, you can enjoy many delicious alcoholic libations in Utah; you can also enjoy its smo...more
By Meredith Heil, Thrillist — With more than 4,100 breweries and brewpubs now operating in the US, our little country that could has finally joined the ranks of esteemed brewing powerhouses like Germany and Belgium. For years, hubs like San Diego and the Portlands have flooded the market with quality product, nobl...more
By Fiona Russell, Fiona Outdoors (Australia) — Last year, we headed to Utah for the first time. We loved the skiing so much that we returned again this winter. I have rarely returned at any destination for a holiday so this underlines how special the American state is for skiers. In 2015, I wrote a blog 44 things ...more
This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown....more
By Larry Olmsted, Forbes — In European skiing, there are several “mega-resorts” which combine multiple independent ski areas sharing borders on special lift tickets allowing visitors to ski from one to another. As result, the amount of skiing that can be done in one day is enormous, but more than that, these combi...more
By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times — Downtown Salt Lake City is livelier than it used to be. City Creek Center, a 23-acre mall-and-housing redevelopment project (retractable roof, trout pond, completed in 2013) is a big part of that, as is the Greenbike sharing program, also begun in 2013. A loosening of l...more
By Larry Olmsted, Forbes — Avid skiers and snowboarders will go to great lengths to skip lift lines or get a shot at fresh powder, hiking for hours or doing costly heli-ski or sno-cat trips. Many other unique free programs are offered by top resorts, yet most visitors have no idea they exist. These are unexpected ...more
By Alex Pasquariello, Jetsetter -- Get more snow for your hard-earned dough this winter. Alex Pasquariello tracks down the most affordable ski hills in North America....more
By Hana R. Alberts, New York Post — A top-shelf cocktail bar in Utah — a state full of stern alcohol restrictions? It would appear to be a contradiction in terms. In a city where the average January temperature is 30 degrees and the main draw for visitors is skiing, the Copper Common’s winning combination of stell...more
By Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure -- Though less touted than its glitzier neighbor to the east, Utah ski country has one big advantage over Colorado: centrality. Whereas most Colorado resorts are located outside the big cities, Salt Lake City is literally surrounded by them. Flying into the airport, the metropol...more
By Salwa Jabado, Fodor's UTAH: OUR TOP PICK -- Fodor's #1 destination for 2016 promises exceptional scenery, unforgettable adventures, and something for everyone—hikers, skiers, solo travelers, and families. Utah defies expectations: Salt Lake City, best known as the capital of the conservative LDS Church, rec...more
By Ian Merringer, Special to The Globe and Mail -- Little Cottonwood Canyon seems aptly named. No mere valley, this is a steep-sided trench running east into the Wasatch mountain range in northeast Utah. Its narrowest part is at its mouth. But as you drive further along State Route 210, up the 15-kilometre cany...more
By Christopher Steiner, Forbes -- Does skiing change year to year? Of course it does. So, too, do the best ski resort rankings in the world. We’ve again worked most of the summer and fall to add information, statistics, formulas, programming, inputs and outputs to make our ski resort rankings even better. As alway...more
By Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY -- No other active travel pairs as well with adult beverages as skiing and snowboarding — the sport even has its own built in happy hour, Après Ski. For this reason, America's top ski towns have been leading the pack on the red hot trends of craft brewing and distilling, and...more
By Ryan Krogh, Men's Journal -- Powder is what every skier and boarder lives for, and there's no better place to float on the fluffy stuff than Alta and Snowbird. Tucked high up in Little Cottonwood Canyon, it's not unheard of for the two resorts to get some 800 inches of snow. When it dumps, follow the booms: the...more
The Beehive State posted the highest job growth rate in the nation for private and total job growth for the eight consecutive month, a press release from the Governor's Office said....more
By Julie Turkewitz, The New York Times -- ANTELOPE ISLAND, Utah — The morning sky had turned to pink and it was to time to saddle up, so Benedikt Preisler, 59, strode across this grassy island to make use of the riding boots and cowboy hat he had bought the day before. “The outfit,” said Mr. Preisler, a German tou...more
Often overlooked in the mad dash south to the red-rock wilderness of Utah’s national parks, Salt Lake City is worth more than a cursory glance....more
Word is out that Greater Salt Lake has been quite rapidly transforming from a highly traditional, tranquil place to a much more diverse, lively metropolitan scene. The towns that comprise the area boast cutting-edge features and attractions that would do New York City and Los Angeles proud....more
By CHRISTINA VALHOULI, amNewYork -- Most travelers use Salt Lake City as a hub to reach Utah's ski resorts or one of its national parks, such as Zion or Bryce. But it's worth lingering in SLC as the city has been undergoing a renaissance, thanks to an influx of stylish restaurants and cafes. It's also a mid-centur...more
By Jessie Fetterling, Prevue Magazine -- The Salt Lake City foodscape continues to change for the better. In July, the city launched Eat Drink SLC, a brand-new F&B event that celebrates the city’s growth as a culinary hotspot. As chef-owned restaurants, craft breweries, urban wineries and distilleries continue to ...more
The Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program will completely rebuild the outdated passenger terminal complex and related facilities at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The effort will replace three aging terminals built 30- 50 years ago with one large, modern building with ample...more
Salt Lake Comic Con breaks the Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Comic Book Characters' with 1,784 participants; the previous Guinness World Records record was 1,530 set in China in 2011....more
By ROBERT GEHRKE | The Salt Lake Tribune Supply and demand » Sales and consumption have seen big growth with shifting demographics. Booze is a booming business in Utah, with people drinking more and spending substantially more — better than double since 2002 — on wine and liquor. A Salt Lake Tribune analysis of sa...more
By Greg Oates, Skift -- Before the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, there was a whole host of ridiculous drinking laws in the state of Utah, influenced by the Mormon Church, which is based here in the capital. That’s (mostly) old history. Following the Games, the drinking laws have normalized for all intent...more
By Alexander Howard, Lonely Planet -- Another year of travel is nearly over… but not quite. There’s still time to squeeze in a stint of last-minute shopping at Europe’s Christmas markets, or make arrangements to see in the new year in style. Do December travel the traditional way – with fireworks, comfort food and...more
Huffington Post -- A thriving creative class is a key feature of nearly every successful modern city. A vibrant culture is not only valuable in its own right, it also often serves to attract and inspire talented workers in non-creative fields, creating a rising tide that benefits the entire city. However, that ver...more
By Matt Gibson, Trivago -- There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Salt Lake City, especially about the city’s drinking culture. The first thing most people think of when you mention Utah’s capital is Mormonism even though Mormons are actually a minority in the city. A lot of people also assume that alco...more
By Tiffany Vaughn, Trekaroo -- Visit Salt Lake is offering a fantastic bundle of discount activities with its new Salt Lake Connect Pass. Families have the option of purchasing a 1,2,3, or 365-day pass for each family member (price varies by age and by days purchased). Each digital pass gets you one admission into...more
Citi IO -- Geographically, the top 15 winners represent a distinct advantage among heartland cities—though one could argue that the size of city, not the location, may be a better indicator of heart. The winning cities also ranked well in the survey for some concrete features that make it easy for locals to show o...more
By Nicole Rupersburg, Fox News -- We all know that the hottest food cities are the major metropolises: New York, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago. Then there are the midsized cities that have national culinary impact – Portland, New Orleans, Nashville, Boulder. And everyone loves a good story about a small-town food...more
By Jaillan Yehia, -- Utah’s capital may be best known for the Church of The Latter Day Saints, but this one million-strong metropolis makes an equally suitable city break setting for would-be sinners in search of urban indulgence. From quirky shopping to secret street food, luxury hotels to lattes,...more
By Jeff Heilman, Meetings Focus Magazine -- In April’s issue, we focused on how venture capitalists, academic institutions and governmental agencies are supporting and nurturing Utah’s high-growth technology sector. Buzzing with its own entrepreneurial energy is the food and beverage scene, which has steadily evol...more
By Emily H. Bratcher and the Editors, Outside Magazine -- What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we...more
Utah Business -- The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) released its annual Bicycle Friendly State rankings today and Utah earned the No. 5 position, up from No. 8 in 2014. In addition to moving up into the top five nationwide, Utah is now No. 2 in the western region behind perennial first-ranked Washington State...more
By Sarah Goodyear, CityLab -- The latest innovation in bicycle infrastructure isn’t happening in Portland, Oregon, or New York City, or even Minneapolis. No, the newest thing in safer streets is being rolled out in a somewhat lower-profile bike venue: Salt Lake City....more
05/05/2015 -- The many costs of planning a vacation will put a stress on most people’s finances, but where you actually choose to go can be what really makes or breaks your travel budget. From arranging airfare to booking a hotel room to dining out on the town, these expenses can quickly rack up — especial...more
The Economist -- MUCH of America was built by religious exiles. Utah was founded by exiles from the United States. After leading his disciples from Ohio, Illinois and Missouri in 1847, Brigham Young, the polygamist leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, chose a plain fringed by the snow-capped ...more
By KATIE KINDELAN, Good Morning America -- A day after 17 million people watched former Olympian Bruce Jenner tell ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that he identifies as a woman, a crowd of Utah high school students watched as their transgender fellow classmate was crowned prom queen. Maka Brown, 18 and a senior at Salt Lak...more
By Chloe Pantazi, Thrillist -- When it comes to visiting a new city, attractions, food, and nightlife all make the experience. But arguably, how locals treat you can make the biggest impact. So which city's the most willing to show tourists a good time? (Second on the list: Salt Lake City.)...more
By Jessica Fredrickson for Highspeed Internet -- Salt Lake City is a utopia for the outdoorsman remote worker. Telecommuting in the US grew by 79.7% between 2005 and 2012 (Global Workplace Analytics). The newfound ease of telecommuting lets workers choose to live in places that enhance their lives instead of just ...more
By Mimi Slawoff, Los Angeles TravelingMom -- While Utah’s mountain resorts would have liked a bigger snowfall this winter, there’s still plenty of the fluffy white stuff blanketing the slopes to finish out the ski season in style. In fact, now is a great time to enjoy spring skiing conditions as well as a host of ...more
By Dawn Paul, Houston Style Magazine - Born and raised in the South, I usually opt for a vacation spot for a girlfriend getaway that has the warmer climate I’m used to. When I received an invitation from Ski Utah to experience their Girlfriend Getaway, I decided to break out of my warm comfort zone and see what Ut...more
By Ailsa Ross, Matador Network -- Though there are many more, here are just a few of the reasons Utah is the most underrated state in the U.S. 10. Salt Lake City has one of the largest LGBT communities in the US. 11. The average depth of the Great Salt Lake is 13 feet. 12. The music scene is epic. 15. It’s ...more
The New York Times -- The Census Bureau asks Americans about subjects as varied as race, age, annual income and even their source of home heating. But there is one glaring demographic omission: The census does not ask people about their sexual orientation. As a result, there has long been a shroud of uncertainty a...more
By Marian Salzman, Forbes -- Austin envy is alive and well, especially on the heels of another jam-packed SXSW, but suddenly Utah is looking like the new benchmark for business and quality of life. A rash of new studies and rankings is proving that the Beehive State, and especially Salt Lake City, is increasingly ...more
By Sonja Stark, -- Visitors from around the world are drawn to Salt Lake City for many unique landmarks and attractions. From hiking the Wasatch to learning about dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum to feeding feathered friends at the Tracy Aviary, there’s no shortage of things to do....more
By Spencer Francey, Calgary Herald -- There are thousands of places to ski and snowboard on the planet. So many choices and so many different kinds of places. They all hold their own special magic. Here’s a list of the places on this globe that I’ve been lucky enough to visit once, twice and even more. Those mome...more
03/02/2015 -- For decades in the U.S., our downtowns were places where we worked. We would drive in during the morning rush hour and drive back out during the evening rush hour. Suburban malls had drained our downtown cores and our Main Streets of retail and department stores. We had essentially sucked all th...more
By Grant Marek, Thrillist -- Fact: I knew zero facts about drinking in Utah before writing this guide to drinking in Utah. I honestly wasn't 100% sure they had bars, and if they did, I was 1,000% sure they only served 3.2% ABV beers. And liquor? Hahaha, no. I had worked it out in my mind that the reason High West ...more
By Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY -- The scene: There is a lot of history behind Salt Lake City's uniquely Greek hamburger scene, which began with an influx of immigrants from the Mediterranean over a century ago. The large Greek community found employment in many industries, including restaurants, but it to...more
By Hilary Nangle, Boston Globe -- Art, culture, music, sports, science, technology, and world-class skiing: Welcome to Ski City: Salt Lake City, Utah. Book a direct flight from Boston’s Logan airport, and the rest is easy peasy. Light rail, TRAX, connects the airport to the downtown, and the fee is a mere $2.50. C...more
By VacationIdea, Dream Travel Magazine -- Most children are interested in science while growing up and if you nurture their interest it will blossom into a life-long passion for exploring the wonders of the natural world. A hands-on exhibit, workshop or an enthusiastic speaker will make kids even more excited to l...more
By Moira McCarthy, The Boston Herald -- Even the most die-hard mountain vacation lover gets that hankering from time to time. “I want a city vacation.” After all, visiting a new city can be an adventure in itself. Discovering restaurants, museums, quirky neighborhoods, architecture and history is a blast. But i...more
By Teresa Tobat, The Daily Meal -- Salt Lake City beckons with mountains, gorgeous scenery, and surprisingly tasty eats. I won’t lie; I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by this town. But boy, I totally was. Not only is the city beautiful, but its downtown is quaint, clean, and more than worth the trip. Use this g...more
By Everett Potter, Special for USA Today -- As the cost of ski vacations continues to rise, there's a perception that ski resorts cater only to the well-heeled and are more interested in selling valuable real estate than supporting a venerable winter sport. Here's the truth behind five current myths about skiing....more
By Mark Sissons for The Huffington Post -- "You're gonna love skiing in Utah on a Sunday morning because all the Mormons are in church," jokes the Ogden hotel clerk as my brother and I check out at dawn. We're bound for Solitude Resort, the last stop on our attempt to ski five of Utah's top resorts in five days....more
By Tim Newcomb, Sports Illustrated -- As the winter season descends upon us, we'll take you around the globe to explore some of the best mountains in the world for skiing and snowboarding. First, we'll break down the best slopes in the state of Utah....more
By Leah Still for Shermans Travel -- Before the rest of the world catches on, discover these five American cities that are gaining traction in the areas of fine arts, fine food, and fine beverages....more
By Valory Reed, Locale Magazine -- #SaltLake is trending—trending in a really big way. Salt Lake is one of America’s five new foodie cities, three of its mountains are in the 2015 Top Ski Resorts—the Snowbird, Alta and Solitude. It has also been named the least stressed city. Furthermore, it is home to the number ...more
By Christopher Steiner, Forbes -- As we arrive here at the precipice of a new winter, we’re pleased once again to offer you the Forbes Top 10 U.S. Ski Resorts. These are the best ski resorts in the United States. The mountains haven’t moved and what constitutes snow hasn’t changed, but this year’s list was put tog...more
BY FREESKIER MAGAZINE-- College rules—big time. Out-of-this-world parties, gorgeous babes, no parents, spontaneous adventures and plenty of bad (good) decisions to be made along the way. Of course, you might learn a thing or two in the classroom, as well. Here at FREESKIER, though, it’s our duty to inform you that...more
By Megan Marsden Christensen, -- It’s a good year to live in Utah. The Beehive State was recently ranked the No. 1 best place to be in business in 2014 by Forbes. The ranking is based on 36 data points across six main areas, including business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, ...more
By Brigid Mander, Teton Gravity Research -- An unprecedented superstorm/polar vortex is currently bearing down on the continental United States, which means that if you’ve just realized it’s high time you were able to ski every day starting next week, this is the time of year to figure out where which ski town you...more
By Gaylen Webb, The Economic Review -- What do 12,000 Utahns have in common with Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Sandra Day O'Connor, 68 percent of the women in Congress and 93 percent of NASA's female astronauts? Girl Scouts. The 53rd Convention of Girl Scouts of the USA wrapped up in Salt Lake City on Oct. 19...more
The Associated Press -- When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country, including the fast rising Southern California coastline that techies have d...more
By Steve Jermanok, Global Traveler -- Not unlike many cities in North America, the wide streets of downtown Salt Lake City used to be practically deserted once the business day ended. Workers might stay late to catch a performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir or have a business dinner at Christopher’s Prime Stea...more
The Greatist -- The verdict is in: 20-somethings want to live in cities. The question then becomes: Which urban centers offer the best situation for those in their 20s? Some things at the top of young adults’ wish lists are universally agreeable (cheap rent, a good job market, and great public transportation). Oth...more
By and Lilit Marcus for Conde Nast Traveler -- Because of its large population of Mormons who don’t drink alcohol, Utah gets the reputation for being a dry state. However, we’re happy to report that’s not the case—yes, you can get drunk in Utah. Here are a couple of spots in the Salt Lake City/Park Cit...more
By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Utah beer brewers brought home five medals and a presentation award during the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held in Colorado this past weekend. Earning Utah’s only gold was the Utah Brewers Cooperative for Squatters Hell’s Keep, an entry in the Belgian-style str...more
By Lydia Warren for MailOnline -- If you're feeling a bit blue, it might be time to move to Utah. The state has been named the happiest in the country by a new study - while West Virginia has been named the most unhappy. After comparing 27 different factors including mental and physical health, job security, suici...more
By Whitney Evans, Deseret News -- SALT LAKE CITY — For the second time in a little more than a decade, Salt Lake City will become a host to people of many nationalities and religions throughout the world. Instead of welcoming the Olympic community, the city will host the Parliament of the World's Religions in Octo...more
By Peggy Fletcher Stack, Religion News Service, Washington Post (SALT LAKE CITY) — The Parliament of the World’s Religions is bringing its message of religious harmony and interfaith engagement to Utah in October 2015 for a historic meeting....more
By Jeff Heilman, Meetings Focus -- With its brilliant blue skies, snow-capped peaks, shimmering Bonneville Salt Flats and the reds, oranges, magentas, pinks and related hues painted by the sun and the seasons on its deserts, mountain ranges and legendary national parks, the Utah canvas is splashed with color. Coun...more
By Kelli Nakagama, The Utah Review -- When the greatest snow on earth finally melts in Utah, everyone emerges from hibernation anxious to feel the warmth of the sun. Salt Lake City comes alive with people doing everything and anything outside. Eating is no exception....more
By Heather L. King, Special to The Salt Lake Tribune -- I once heard Eva’s Bakery owner/chef Charlie Perry explain that his vision for the boulangerie — a French term for a bakery that specializes in breads — was to bring Paris back to Utah....more
13% SALT asked the area’s best bartenders and bars to share the cocktails they were most proud of and that were original to the establishment. The bartenders and restauranteurs were asked to share their recipes, so this collection of photos could live as a resource for the home bartender and libation enthusiast. E...more
By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- For several years, Utah distillers have produced award-winning whiskey, vodka and an herbal liqueur. Now, the state can stir gin into the mix. Jack Rabbit Gin, produced by the 6-month-old Beehive Distilling in Salt Lake City, is believed to be the state’s first legally...more
By Elspeth Callender, The Sydney Morning Herald -- MAKING A SCENE: In the last two years the city's restaurant scene has taken off, with more than 35 new restaurants opening. Standouts include the Copper Onion, Pallet, Eva's and Forage, though don't overlook old favourites like Bambara Bistro. It's not just the in...more
Anna Maria Chavez (CEO, Girl Scouts USA), The Huffington Post -- Salt Lake is a city on the move: a vibrant financial center that is demonstrating to the world the continued strength of America's economy. It is a place where shrewd leadership, hard work, innovation and determination are creating jobs and opportuni...more
By Ben Cosman, The Wire -- New rankings out Wednesday from CNNMoney break down the most stressed out cities in America. But the real story here: Salt Lake City is the least stressed....more
By Kathey Stephenson (Salt Lake Tribune)-- Food trucks along the Wasatch Front continue to roll along, with new offerings hitting the streets all the time....more
By Kelli Nakagama, The Utah Review -- The Salt Lake City bar scene is finally overflowing with places to drink. Several new bars just joined the scene while old favorites continue to be great standbys. These days there’s a bar for all your drinking needs, you just have to know where to go. Don’t worry, I’ve done ...more
By Nate Storey, New York Times -- Along a once humdrum stretch of Main Street in Salt Lake City, tucked behind a storefront called Bodega — a half ramshackle corner store, half taco-peddling beer tavern — is this subterranean speakeasy, the Rest. Inside is a mishmash world of exotic taxidermy (baboon, Corsican ram...more
By David Aldridge, From Ballparks to BBQ -- I had the opportunity to visit Salt Lake City a couple weeks ago for the first time and I’ve been raving about it ever since. Though my wife and I were only able to visit for a day, we both came away extremely impressed with everything about our experience....more
By Christine Laroche, -- With its seemingly endless, undeniably picturesque mountain terrain, Utah is a much-loved playground for outdoor enthusiasts. And, though the ratio of hiking boots to heels changes in Salt Lake City, the state capital nonetheless offers small-town charm amid plenty of big-...more
By Jese Dean, Downtown Alliance - Salt Lake City has reinvented itself dramatically over the past decade, thanks to the creativity and innovation of passionate Utahns who are taking ownership of their urban center. This energy is especially palpable in dining and nightlife with restaurants and bars thriving in spi...more
By Jennifer N. Dienst, Convene Magazine -- Earlier this year, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) released the findings of its annual Convention Sales & Marketing Activities Study, which — for the first time ever — posed questions to 150 destination-marketing CEOs about their relationship with t...more
By Josh Sanburn, Time Magazine -- In Utah, a booming region works to curb its reliance on the automobile. Tricia Saldanha lives in downtown Salt Lake City and often takes TRAX–the city’s light-rail line–to go shopping or run errands. It’s easier to hop on and off than to drive, and parking tickets aren’t a concern...more
By Brady McCombs, USA Today — He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's Modern Family, but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries...more
Economic Review -- What do Fort Worth, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City have in common? Bikes, and lots of them. These cities, among others, launched organized bike share programs in 2013, joining another 40 metropolitan areas with similar programs already in place. Now, going into its second season, and after ab...more
For those who harbor interests considered nerdy or geekish, not all states are created equal. Estately crunched the numbers to determine which U.S. states have the most nerds per capita....more
By Erika Brown, Seattleite Magazine -- When one thinks of Utah, the last thought that pops in one’s mind is “beer.” Well friends, having just visited this lovely state, I am pleased to debunk the myth that it is a dry state…er, meaning alcohol is not consumed. Dry in climate? Yes—ten times yes. Dry in alcohol? Def...more
By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Don’t be fooled by Beer Bar’s simple name. Working behind the scenes to create this German-inspired watering hole — which opens Monday, March 31, in Salt Lake City — has been an eclectic mix of hard-working Utahns including a television star, a celebrity chef, a certif...more
By Sarah Goodyear, The Atlantic Cities -- Here are a few things to know about Robin Hutcheson. She's a Connecticut native who came to Utah in 1994 for the skiing, and except for a few years in Europe, has lived here ever since. Since 2011, she's been head of the transportation planning division of Salt Lake City, ...more
By Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune - Visit Salt Lake presented two major awards Thursday night at its annual meeting at the Gateway mall. Cannon Tarbet, the tourism group’s national sales manager, won the eighth annual Dianne Nelson Binger Sales Leadership Award, and Jamie Bennett won the Dianne Nelson Binger S...more
Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune -- The International Olympic Committee’s latest indulgence to wretched excess ended Sunday with the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. The IOC sat idly by while Russia passed anti-gay legislation that mocked the Olympic Charter; spent an estimated $51 billion (...more
By Sarah Park, Matador Network -- Best spot on the slopes: Molly Green’s, Brighton Molly Green’s exists precisely for those days when you just can’t be bothered to pull your boots off before tucking into a gigantic heap of nachos. Short of providing beer service on the chairlift, Brighton could not have made apre...more
By Greg Heil, -- While we all love to dream about shredding the best mountain bike destinations in North America, the sad fact is that most of us will only ever get to visit those places…and we have to live somewhere else to pay the bills. So if you can’t spend 365 days per year riding in a world-...more
By Cassidy, Matador Network -- 1. The science: A wonderful phenomenon called the “lake effect” is a major contributor to the champagne snow Utah is famous for. Cold air moves over the warmer water of the Great Salt Lake, water evaporates into the clouds, and more snow falls on the mountains. The science is complex...more
By Marc Peruzzi, Outside Magazine -- There’s a ferocious battle for snowsports business being waged right now between these two western states. So who’s going to win the Wasatch-Front-versus-Front-Range wintry gear smackdown? Marc Peruzzi weighs in....more
By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Another vodka maker is setting up shop in Utah. This time it’s Salt City Vodka, which will produce spirits at a facility in Midvale.On Tuesday, the state liquor commission granted a manufacturing license to Salt City Vodka’s parent company, Elevation Distilling....more
By Nancy Armour, USA Today -- Ask people their impression of Salt Lake City before the 2002 Olympics, and odds were it wouldn't have been too favorable. "The image people had before was dry, white and Mormon," said Scott Beck, president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake. A dozen years later, Salt Lake City's tourism indu...more
By Diana Lambdin Meyer, Family Vacation Critic -- Alta Ski Resort isn't your typical western U.S. ski resort. Each of the five lodges is independently owned, and there isn't a village center in which skiers typically gather after a day on the slopes. Instead, the public areas and bars and restaurants in each lodge...more
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- A bill to help finance a convention center-headquarters hotel in downtown Salt Lake City sailed through a House committee Wednesday. The House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee voted unanimously to advance the bill to the full House....more
By Jill K. Robinson, SF Gate -- Maybe you thought about it. Perhaps you even looked into getting tickets. But ultimately, the truth must be faced: You're not going to Sochi. The Olympic Winter Games is a spectacle unlike many other modern sporting events. Each host venue practically hums with excitement during ...more
By Elissa Richard, Conde Nast Traveler -- If the Winter Olympic Games are close to your heart, but the Russian edition in Sochi is too far away, don't dismay. These five former Winter Olympics host cities in North America offer world-class winter sports experiences for everyone. Whether you're eager to test your m...more
CareerBliss Team -- Companies based in San Jose, D.C., San Francisco, Vegas and—surprisingly—Salt Lake City keep their work family the happiest!...more
By Allison Tibaldi, Latina Madre -- Salt Lake City has all the amenities of an urban vacation combined with top-notch Rocky Mountain recreational possibilities. The efficient light rail system, TRAX, makes moving around town a breeze. For families seeking city-style fun, the new Natural History Museum of Utah is o...more
By Ty Kiisel, Forbes -- Although Bryan Brandenburg and Dan Farr don’t wear a cape or tights, to comic book and sci-fi fans, they are superheros. Last year’s inaugural Comic Con in Salt Lake City turned out much better than Brandenburg and his partner Dan Farr could have ever imagined. The idea of doing Comic Con w...more
By Sarah Park, Matador Network 1. There are more non-Mormons than Mormons. Sorry to crush your vision of what Salt Lake City is ‘supposed’ to be like, but the Mormon majority is a thing of the past in the city, with the rest of the county not far behind. The non-Mormon population has been on a steady rise for t...more
By Matthew Moretti, The FlipKey Blog 2002: Salt Lake City, Utah -- This was a particularly emotional Games, being the first since the 9/11 attacks and hosted on US soil (the first time since Lake Placid in 1980). Women’s bobsled was entered into the Games for the first time. Extreme sports became a focal point wi...more
By Devin Felix, Utah Business – It’s a sign of the seasons in Salt Lake City. Just as blooming flowers mean spring and the changing leaves mean autumn, the arrival of flocks of men and women wearing puffy coats and lanyards downtown can only mean one thing: The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market has returned. The annu...more
Sunset Magazine (January 2014) -- Looking for the perfect place to launch a career? Start a family? Just relax? We’ve found the ideal city, town, or neighborhood for you. Winner: Best city 'hood: Sugar House, Salt Lake City...more
By Larry Walsh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -- An early December ski trip to a western resort can be a gamble in terms of sufficient snow cover to justify the expense and time to get there. But that wasn’t a problem at this Wasatch Mountain ski area less that an hour from the Salt Lake City International Airport, wher...more
Gay List Daily -- Assume the missionary position now. Because you’re headed to Salt Lake City, a surprisingly awesome gay destination. The home base for homo-hating Mormons may not sound like an ideal place to vacation, but once The Advocate named it the best gay city in 2012, we had to check it out for ourselves....more
By Alison DaRosa, San Diego Union-Tribune -- You can teach an old dog new tricks. At least that’s what skier friends kept telling me. I hadn’t skied in 20 years — and even back then I was no whiz kid. But pals insisted it’s easier now. Shorter, fatter parabolic skis make a world of difference, they promised. Boots...more
By Bud Withers, Seattle Times -- With five straight national championships, the Southeastern Conference has pretty much put out of reach the debate on where the best football is played. But we would contend the newly expanded Pac-12 bows to no one for its varied landscape, inspiring geography and recreational purs...more
By Paul E. Kandarian, The Boston Globe -- ALTA, Utah — I came. I skied. I was conquered. Blasting down an intermediate trail of packed powder at Snowbird in Utah last winter, I quickly rediscovered good form after several years off the slopes — until excess speed reminded my childlike mind that my body was 59 year...more
By Jasen Lee, Deseret News — This weekend, about 16,000 people from around the world will descend on Utah’s capital city as part of the third largest convention hosted in the Beehive State this year. Nu Skin Enterprises is hosting its biannual global convention....more
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - There's a new challenge from the state of Utah: Visit all of our National Parks before the end of the year! If you do, and follow a few steps, you can be named a Mighty Five Ambassador....more
Utah Business Magazine - Are certain U.S. cities more "talkative" about brands than others? A new study, "America's Most Talkative Cities," by research company The Keller Fay Group shows that residents of Salt Lake City ranked fourth among U.S. cities when it comes to word-of-mouth consumer conversation....more
Hadassah Magazine, by Esther Hecht -- The Jordan River runs through Salt Lake City, Utah’s mountain-ringed capital. Despite hot, dry summers, it is one of the greenest cities in America, its grid of streets lined with mature shade trees. At the heart of the grid, which is typical of Mormon-built cities, lies Templ...more
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, -- If you want to get your kids started on adventure from the word go, you couldn’t do much better than Salt Lake City....more
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune - Paying homage to Alta is easy because so much of the reason for doing so comes straight from the heart. Speaker after speaker personalized that point Thursday when Visit Salt Lake conferred its highest honor, the Tourism Achievement Award, on Alta Ski Area for all it has do...more
By Parrish Walton, Connect Magazine -- The first thing you’ll notice when arriving in Salt Lake City is how small it feels. Sure, it has all of the essentials of any major hub, but it doesn’t quite feel like a big city. It’s almost quaint. The Wasatch Mountains on one side and the Rockies on the other seem to insu...more
Brides, one of the five leading national monthly bridal magazines, has ranked the McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City as one of the “Top 50 Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S.” According to the Condé Nast publication, “whether you're marrying in Michigan or Maui, searching for a fairy-tale castle or a soaring city lo...more
(Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY)--The scene:The Red Iguana sits on a busy commercial street in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City, close to downtown and most of the big hotels. It is freestanding, with a large parking lot on one side and a creepy shuttered motel on the other....more
Everett Potter, Everett Potter Travel Report -- In the years since that first visit, I’ve returned to Salt Lake many times and watched it grow, transforming itself into a leading capital of the West....more
By Larry Olmsted, --Some ski resorts embrace the ski lifestyle, with as many resources devoted to non-ski and après-ski experiences as to skiing itself. Others are what we call “skiers’ mountains.” Alta is unabashedly, unapologetically the latter, and has been since it opened the nation’s third chairlif...more
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Utahans are going green with a new program that's seen big success in Washington, D.C., Boulder, Colorado and Madison, Wisconsin. It's a bike share that's sure to change the way people commute. Even in slacks and dress shoes Salt Lake City's new GREENbikes are easy to ride....more
POWDER Magazine -- For the second year in a row, Salt Lake City native Steve Lloyd is the Ski Salt Lake Shootout overall champion. Lloyd beat out a diverse field comprised half of local photographers, and half of professionals from all across the globe, including Alaska, Australia, Cleveland, and Chamonix....more
By Kristen Lummis, Huffington Post Travel -- Looking for a resort off the beaten path this winter? Maybe your kids really rip and you're looking for a fun challenge? Maybe you've got tiny tots who want to ride like mom and dad? Or maybe you're looking for a skiing-centric family retreat for a day or a weekend? Her...more
By Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama -- With its regal architecture, luxurious décor and grand name, you might think the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah caters primarily to adult vacationers. You would be oh-so-very wrong! This upscale hotel goes out of its way to make sure families with children feel wel...more
The Washington Times, Jill Robinson — Nearly every time I hear someone talking about going to Salt Lake City for an outdoor adventure, it’s all about skiing. While that’s certainly a reason to pack your bags and head to the mountains in Utah, there is a wealth of reasons that outdoor enthusiasts should consider Sa...more
10/04/2012, by Marie LeRose -- Mothers with multiple children know the juggling and the angst of finding meaningful time in your day or even during the week to bond with just one child at a time. With the back-to-school routine in place, that challenge becomes even harder, as “quality” time means helping w...more
10/01/2012, by Eric Peterson -- Are you a penny pincher with wanderlust? Don’t fret; here is our guide to riding and enjoying five different ski-centric locations while sticking to the budget. Ski vacations run the gamut from romantic getaways for two in high-style luxury lodges to nine snowboarders crammed in a din...more
By Kate Mulcrone, Successful Meetings -- Everyboday loves brunch -- it's breakfast, but with a weekend wallop packed in. Here are 10 top hotels for brunch nationwide, along with some stories to help you get started planning. * SLC's Grand America's Garden Cafe ranks #8....more
Make it a priority to ski or ride all four of the Salt Lake area resorts during the 2012/2013 season, and save more money with every visit....more
Salt Lake City, Utah offers all the amenities and attractions of a big city, but is only minutes from scenic nature that provide recreational possibilities in all seasons....more
The Boston Globe, by Diane Daniel -- With former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney the Republican candidate for president, more eyes than ever are on his Mormon faith. No place is better for exploring the history and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than here. But there’s much more to ...more
Allison Hyman-Tibaldi, Family Travel Forum -- My family’s recent stay at the luxurious Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah was surprisingly stress-free for everybody. Over the years, my children and I have stayed at some posh resorts that in theory accept children, but in reality were none too wel...more
PCMA Convene (Aug. 2012) -- Visit Salt Lake offers organizers of city-wide conventions a service that combines an organization's own social-media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs, with Visit Salt Lake's social-media channels....more
07/31/2012 -- DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of an all suites hotel, located in downtown Salt Lake City and situated 15 minutes away from the Salt Lake City International Airport....more
SALT LAKE CITY, August 2012— An estimated record 27,000 manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to the outdoor industry will once again fill the Salt Palace Convention Center Aug. 2 - 5 during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012 expo, generating nearly $25 million in total visitor spending to Salt Lake and the ...more
by Victoria Abbott Riccardi, The Improper Bostonian -- Thanks to an influx of energetic, forward-thinking hipsters, Utah’s Salt Lake City—famous for hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics and headquartering the Mormon religion—has become a magnet for visitors looking for outdoor fun in a stunning natural setting....more
City Creek Center, the regional shopping and dining destination that opened in March in downtown Salt Lake City, will soon welcome several more stores and restaurants: West Elm, The Art of Shaving and Sprint, along with Johnny Rockets and BRIO Tuscan Grille, will join the center’s premium tenant lineup in the com...more
Salt Lake City, Utah (July 23, 2012) – DoubleTree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of an upscale full-service all suites hotel, located in downtown Salt Lake City and situated just 15 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The 241-room DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City is situ...more
Salt Lake City based event design company In The Event recently launched touch screen video modular units to be used as an interactive tool at their client’s events....more
07/18/2012 -- Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort has teamed up with Squatters Pubs and Beers to create the Full Suspension Mountain Bike Series, featuring an adrenaline-charged course through Snowbird’s diverse terrain....more
By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- It’s a lofty statistic that may help keep an improving local economy on track: The Salt Lake City metro area’s trains and buses now rank as the nation’s best in connecting people to jobs....more
The Salt Lake Tribune -- Salt Lake City International Airport once again has been rated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as the best airport in the country for on-time arrivals....more
Di Lewis, -- David Burton received Visit Salt Lake’s Tourism Achievement Award for his involvement in the creation of City Creek. The annual award honors residents and community organizations for outstanding efforts in supporting tourism in Salt Lake County and the mission of Visit Salt Lake....more
07/05/2012, by Di Lewis -- David Burton received Visit Salt Lake’s Tourism Achievement Award for his involvement in the creation of City Creek. The annual award honors residents and community organizations for outstanding efforts in supporting tourism in Salt Lake County and the mission of Visit Salt Lake. B...more
Sarah Cutler, -- You’ve most likely seen the continual upgrades in Salt Lake City for a more bike-friendly community. There are the green stripes in some car lanes indicating that bikes may use the entire lane and additional bike-only lanes on the sides of roads—and soon you can add community bike...more
Private Clubs, by Hilary Nangle -- Development frenzy has gripped this Mormon stronghold, giving the reinvented downtown a stylish vibe. Here, six new additions you don't want to miss....more