Salt Lake City, UT
Utah
By Lauren Kmec

Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young. Salt Lake City lies in a mountain valley, surrounded by the Oquirrh and the Wasatch Mountains. Perhaps best known for the Great Salt Lake, as well as the multitude of nearby ski resorts, Salt Lake City is a world-class destination, as evidenced by its rich historical traditions mixed with contemporary culture.

WhatsCheaper.com is the perfect resource to assist you in planning a trip to Salt Lake City. This city is served by Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), which offers more than 700 flights per day and is located just a few miles from the downtown area. Book your flight today with WhatsCheaper.com (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). WhatsCheaper.com also offers some excellent hotel choices for the Salt Lake City area. Simply follow this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to reserve your accommodations.

The 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City (and the surrounding area). For a dose of the Olympic spirit, WhatsCheaper.com suggests going to Olympic Cauldron Park, next to the site of the opening and closing ceremonies. The 72-foot-tall cauldron stands proudly at the center of the park, commemorating Olympic history. The Hoberman Arch, under which the athletes received their medals, is another striking feature of the park. Olympic history buffs will enjoy the park’s visitors’ center, which includes a photo gallery of images from the games, as well as a theater that shows an Olympic video montage.

No trip to Utah is complete without a visit to the Great Salt Lake, the largest lake west of the Mississippi River in the U.S., extending over 2100 miles. Though the Great Salt Lake is quite large by today’s standards, it used to be part of a much larger body of water: the ancient Lake Bonneville. Going back to prehistoric times, Lake Bonneville reached from Utah into parts of Nevada and Idaho. Today, the Great Salt Lake is one of WhatsCheaper.com’s favorite Utah destinations. To make the most of your visit, we recommend venturing to Antelope Island, the largest of the nine islands encompassed by the Great Salt Lake. Here, you can rent a boat at the marina and go sailing on the lake, sit on the shore and watch a breathtaking sunset, or rough it overnight in the camping area. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the Antelope Island bison herd!

WhatsCheaper.com also encourages travelers to explore the Hogle Zoo, located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon in the eastern foothills of Salt Lake City. The zoo, first opened in 1931, has expanded significantly since then and is now home to more than 800 animals. Highlights include the Elephant Encounter, Conservation Carousel, and the Asian Highlands, home to five species of endangered big cats. Those looking for a more in-depth experience will want to check out Hogle Zoo’s Animal Encounters program, in which a zoo keeper becomes your personal guide for an insider’s look at the zoo. Animal Encounters options include bat feeding, rainforest bird feeding, or giraffe feeding.

For visitors with an interest in government, WhatsCheaper.com suggests a visit to the historic Utah Governor’s Mansion (aka the Kearns Mansion). Constructed in 1902 by former U.S. senator Thomas Kearns, the Mansion is now the official residence of the Utah state governor. This elegant building has been restored to its original style and is open for free public tours. WhatsCheaper.com also recommends a trip to the Utah State Capitol Building, where you can take a tour and marvel at the extraordinary architecture. Free guided tours are offered hourly on most days.

No matter what type of vacation you are seeking, Salt Lake City’s urban atmosphere and small-town charm are sure to impress. Let WhatsCheaper.com assist you with making your travel plans today.

MUST SEE IN Salt Lake City, UT LIST:

  • 1. State Capitol Building
  • 2. Mormon Temple
  • 3. Red Butte Garden
  • 4. Salt Lake Art Center
  • 5. Salt Lake City Public Library
  • 6. Temple Square
  • 7. Salt Palace Convention Center
  • 8. Utah's Hogle Zoo
  • 9. Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • 10. Church History Museum

Salt Lake City, UT EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Sundance Film Festival - January
  • 2. IFMA Freestyle Motocross - February
  • 3. Saint Patrick's Day Parade - March
  • 4. LocoMotion International Film Festival - May
  • 5. Utah Arts Festival - June
  • 6. Swiss Singing & Yodeling Festival - June
  • 7. SLC International Jazz Festival - July
  • 8. Annual Belly Dance Festival - August
  • 9. Greek Festival - September
  • 10. Utah State Fair - September

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Sheraton Salt Lake City
150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT
By Sandy O'Neal

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, the Sheraton is easily accessible to an abundance of things to see and do. If you are in town for business you will find the hotel located nearby a number of corporations that call Salt Lake City home. If you are in Salt Lake City to explore the city, you will find the hotel location superb. The hotel is conveniently located just 8 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport. The complimentary hotel shuttle is available to transport you to and from the airport, and around the surrounding area. Check in is at 3:00 p.m., check out is at noon.

The hotel has 362 newly renovated guest rooms and 30 suites to choose from. Rooms feature 42” flat screen TV’s, ergonomic chairs and high speed internet access.   

Maintaining your fitness routine while away from will be a breeze at the state of the art fitness center. After your workout, you may want to spend some time relaxing in the whirlpool, sitting in the sauna, or taking a dip in the outdoor pool. If you want to pamper yourself, be sure to schedule a massage at the massage and body salon.  

Dining is available onsite at the Extra Innings Lounge where American cuisine is served in a casual atmosphere. If your taste buds are tingling for something Italian, the Olio Ristorante is sure to please. And for the coffee lovers, Starbucks is right onsite.

If you are looking for a location to host a conference, meeting, or special group event, look no farther than the Sheraton.  There are 33,000 square feet of conference and meeting space at your disposal.   

Enjoy the city lights and the convenience of everything there is to do downtown while viewing the picturesque mountains as a backdrop. WhatsCheaper.com is sure that the Sheraton Salt Lake City will be your perfect choice. To book your next stay just click this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
By Sarah Hay

The unparalleled scenic beauty of Salt Lake Valley and surrounding mountains are on full majestic display when you stay at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. A block from the light rail system in the center of downtown Salt Lake City, the hotel is ideally located near 60 of the city’s most desired restaurants, as well as upscale shopping areas and the business district, and is just eight miles from Salt Lake International Airport. The home of the Utah Jazz, EnergySolutions Arena, is also nearby, as is a convention center, and the breathtaking Wasatch mountains and 11 ski areas are just 45 minutes away.

The standard amenities at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center feature 38” flat screen televisions, wireless high speed Internet access (for a slight fee), coffee makers, alarm clocks with MP3 connections, complimentary weekday newspaper delivery, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and the signature Hilton Serenity Bed Collection® in every guest suite. There are cribs, high chairs and children’s menus available, for guests with families, and a complete fitness facility, Jacuzzi® and pool are also on site, to help you relax. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out time is 12 p.m.

In case you need any last-minute items, there is a gift shop at the Hilton, as well as a rental car service, and a laundry and valet service as well. Some of the finest dining in the area can be found at Spencer’s for Steaks, the hotel’s prime steakhouse, and, for breakfast, lunch or any meal, be sure to visit the Trofi restaurant at the Hilton as well. Business guests can take advantage of the express mail, audio/visual equipment rental, notary public, copier, fax and printing services at the hotel’s business center. If you’re planning an event, there is over 24,000 square feet of meeting and function space in the Hilton’s 19 meeting rooms, which can host over 1,000 people.

So, whether for play or business, when you find yourself in Utah, plan to stay at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, and let the experts at WhatsCheaper.com help you plan your trip, by clicking this link: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City-Downtown
423 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT
By Kristen A. Grose

The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Salt Lake City-Downtown is conveniently situated in the vibrant Gateway neighborhood of Utah's Capital City.  It sits steps away from the famous Rio Grande Street, which cuts directly through the open air mall.  The trendy Gatewood District contains something for everyone with over 100 restaurants and shops.  Whether you are a busy executive coming to town to close a business deal or an avid skier coming to hit the slopes, Homewood Suites by Hilton® is an ideal accommodation choice.

Homewood Suites is only a 10 minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).  It is easy to navigate  downtown and secure, covered parking available.  The hotel is also in close proximity to Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub (UTA).  This Hub serves AMTRAK trains daily from across the country, and also serves as the central station for Greyhound, with bus routes branching out to Canada, the US, and Mexico.  There are many transportation options available, all of which are conveniently accessible from Homewood Suites by Hilton® Salt Lake City-Downtown.

The hotel offers superior amenities and space, with each suite featuring separate living and sleeping areas.  Whether you choose a 1 or 2 bedroom suite, all come equipped with a kitchen that include a refrigerator,  stove, microwave, and dishwasher.  You will find that the rooms feature all the other conveniences you'll desire, such as 2 TV's, DVD player, on demand movies, and two phones with separate lines. Homewood Suites by Hilton® is the perfect choice for families, those who like to entertain, extended stay visits, or simply for those looking for extra space to stretch out and relax.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Salt Lake City-Downtown strives to be your Home Away from Home, and offers a number of onsite amenities to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.  Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel for all guests.  Additionally, there is a business center that includes computer, internet, and printing services.  All hotel guests also have access to the fitness center, and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub (seasonal).  Kick start your morning with the complimentary Suite Start buffet, complete with all your favorite hot breakfast items.  In the evenings (Monday - Thursday), all guests are invited to attend the Welcome Home Reception, which includes salad, a light meal, and refreshing beverages.  

There are many reasons people visit Salt Lake City.  Some come to see the Great Salt Lake, Temple Square, Hogle Zoo, and other great attractions.  In the winter, SLC draws skiers and snowboarders at Park City Ski Resort, and likewise in the summer, outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to the area for the extensive recreational opportunities.  Salt Lake is also  frequented by business travelers with large corporations downtown, such as:  General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo, and Boeing.  Whatever the reason, WhatsCheaper.com believes you will agree that Homewood Suites is an ideal place to base yourself.  Click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) and let WhatsCheaper.com assist in your travel getaway.  

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Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
250 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, UT
By Jaclyn Bealer

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of comfort and style, WhatsCheaper.com invites you to stay at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown hotel. The hotel is conveniently positioned in the middle of downtown Salt Lake City and only 6 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). When you fly into Utah, call the hotel for the 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle. Check-in is at 3 p.m.

Guest rooms, also known as Evolution Rooms, come with 1 king-size self-adjusting Garden Sleep System™ bed or 2 pillow-top queen beds as well as a chair with an accompanying ottoman. These rooms also feature complimentary high speed and Wi-Fi Internet access, a 32'' HD flat screen TV, an alarm clock with MP3 player, and a spacious work station. Upgrade to a Spa Suite and experience the Hilton difference. Each 2-room suite is equipped with a living room and a spa in the bedroom. Both types of rooms come with a hospitality center that includes all of the amenities of home: microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Accessible rooms are also available upon request.

This 100% smoke-free hotel offers more than just beautiful rooms. Break a sweat in the fitness center, take a dip in the indoor pool, relax in the spa. If you’re in Salt Lake City on business, take advantage of the 24-hour business center which offers printing and copying services. Whenever you need a snack or any other essential items, pop down to the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart. Looking for a place to eat? The Great American Grill® offers casual American dining in the morning and evening.

Whether you are in town on business or pleasure, the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown hotel has it all. Let WhatsCheaper.com help you reserve your room today. Click the link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start planning your trip.

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