Stay the Weekend
Since you’re already here, take advantage of some of Utah’s other great attractions!
Temple Square and its surrounding area occupy 35 acres and feature (15) major points of interest. Dominated by a magnificent six-spired temple, the square is the symbolic heart of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. http://www.visittemplesquare.com
This modern planetarium offers many free exhibits as well as several great shows on IMAX and within the Hansen Dome. Also offered are late evening music performances, light and star shows and a gift shop with some very unique souvenirs. http://www.clarkplanetarium.org
Salt Lake City’s only open-air shopping mall offers also dining and entertainment options. Shop and dine at over 130 stores and restaurants. Visit the beautifully restored 1908 Union Pacific Depot featuring early French Renaissance architecture and original artwork. Also, enjoy the Olympic Legacy Plaza featuring the “dancing waters” of the Olympic Snowflake Fountain that is overlooked by a classic clock tower. http://www.shopthegateway.com
Red Butte Gardens
Part of the University of Utah, scenic garden features more than 150 acres of landscaped grounds and colorful flowers with walking paths and hiking trails. http://www.redbuttegarden.org
The Living Planet Aquarium
Visit Utah’s burgeoning public aquarium. The Living Planet Aquarium features exhibits on local aquatic life, marine and reef inhabitants, Amazonian rain forest and most recently – penguins! Even as a pre-view venue, there are many exciting and educational opportunities for visitors of any age. http://www.thelivingplanet.com
Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town, and boasts a lively and colorful past. This small resort town features great dining and shopping; catering to outdoor enthusiasts. Park City area has three world class ski resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort. http://www.parkcityinfo.com/
What to wear
The weather in Utah is ever changing. The locals often quip that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it will change. Although temperatures may be low in the morning, the afternoon will likely be moderate and long pants and a light jacket will suffice for most outdoor activities. Rain and even snow is not uncommon this time of year but storms are generally light and pass quickly through the valleys. Many will come in shorts and t-shirts – which will be perfect for the conference – just hurry to and from your car!