No caffeine, no alcohol and no fun. If this is how you view Salt Lake, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. This once conservative pioneer town has flourished in the last few years to become one of the most interesting, up-and-coming cities to visit in the American West, attracting a hip, young crowd to its very walkable streets. Your attendees will love exploring downtown’s vibrant convention district, the new $3 billion mixed-use City Creek development directly across from the Salt Palace Convention Center, as well as participating in unique team-building adventures in the Wasatch Mountains towering over the city. Here are a few reasons why Utah may be the perfect place to host your next big event.
Bars and Nightlife
What do you have to do to get a drink in this place? Just walk into a bar, of course. Despite Utah’s prohibitionist reputation, Salt Lake has a rich bar scene filled with local brewpubs (Beerhive), ingredient-focused cocktail bars (Under Current), and tucked-away subterranean speakeasys (The Rest), many of which are located within easy walking distance from downtown’s Salt Palace Convention Center.
Food to Inspire
In between meetings, attendees can hop on the convention district’s free light rail to try cinnamon buns topped with fruit and goat’s milk caramel at HSL, half-pound pastrami sandwiches at Feldman’s Deli, or fresh oysters and creative shared plates at White Horse. The city’s innovative new restaurants are filled with delicious surprises, and most within easy reach.
The Great Outdoors
You’ve probably heard that Salt Lake is home to beautiful mountains, world-class ski resorts and an abundance of outdoor fun—all stereotypes worth holding on to. Have your team ride ATVs through the arid desert, go white-water rafting down the Weber River or skiing at Snowbird. There’s nothing quite like the fresh mountain air to clear the mind and pave the way for that next million-dollar idea.
Let Visit Salt Lake help you wow your attendees with a refreshing dose of the unexpected.