Salt Lake City has a population of a bit over 200,000 and lies in the mountain valley between the Wasatch Mountains and the Quirrh Mountains. This city has become synonymous with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), otherwise known as Mormons, but travelers will also find a vibrant downtown, a fantastic ski scene, unique neighborhoods and multiple universities. TravelHost has identified Salt Lake City as a focus spotlight market for these reasons and more.
The site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, has grown up since it earliest days in 1847. The area was transformed thanks to the construction of hotels, sporting venues, restaurants, businesses and shops to help accommodate travelers from all over the world. The state of Utah also invested in public transportation around that time and there is a light rail as well as buses and a commuter line to make travel around the Valley easier.
Travelers are able to get into and out of Salt Lake City through the Salt Lake International Airport with over 370 flights per day. After landing you can get to downtown which is only 4 miles away and start your adventure. A trip to the University of Utah or a visit to the Mormon Tabernacle are most certainly on your to-do lists and here are a few more places you’ll want to visit during your trip to Salt Lake City.
All the activities that you’ll be involved in during your trip will most certainly create a hunger and Bambara is there to help you with that. This New American Bistro will have an impact on you immediately thanks to its grand arched windows and original brass accents but the menu is sure to wow you as well. Choose from appetizers such as El Carpaccio or Grilled Qual. The entrees include a New York Strip or a whole roasted branzino. If you are vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, do not worry as Chef Nathan Powers has options for you too.
You can shop for it all at Trolley Square and also get a history lesson. Trolley Square has a museum where guests can learn about the history of the Salt Lake Rail Company and experience the workshop where blacksmiths and carpenters plied their craft to ensure that the trolley cars were ready for public transportation. There are Trolley Square bags, t-shirts and hats available for purchase. You can also shop for home furnishings, clothing and jewelry while enjoying a coffee and other places to dine during your visit.
Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden
Opened 363 days per year (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas) the Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden in Liberty Park is for people of all ages. The largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the United States, the Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden is a landmark that offers interactive exhibits as well as Pelican Pond, Swan Pond, South American Pavilion and the opportunity to see Macaws, King Vultures, Owls, North American Eagles and more.
The Peery Hotel
The Peery Hotel was established in 1910 and is a historic landmark. Guests will notice the recognition of the railroad and mining industry throughout the hotel. Having undergone a remodel in 1999, the Peery Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel that is equal parts historic and modern. The Sonoma Grill and Wine bar offers farm inspired California cuisine while Christopher’s Prime Tavern and Grill is a New American Restaurant focused on brining you the steakhouse experience you’ve never had before. Located in the heart of downtown, and with attractions and dining options within walking distance, the Peery Hotel should not be overlooked.
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