Connect with a wide range of recreational activities in our host city. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a large metro area with year-round outdoor recreational opportunities within minutes in each direction. Salt Lake offers a robust nightlife, rich history, the warm hospitality of a small western town, and "The Greatest Snow on Earth."
Salt Lake hosted the 2002 Olympic Games, which showcased the area's many world-class ski resorts. Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude are minutes from downtown, and Park City is less than 40 minutes away, with three world-class ski resorts and the Utah Olympic Park.
Patrons of the performing arts have many entertainment options, including Ballet West, Utah Opera Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and The Utah Symphony. Numerous theater groups and over 20 art galleries are within minutes of The Grand America Hotel.
Utah is said to have "The Greatest Snow on Earth," as evidenced by its many world-class ski resorts. Within minutes of downtown are Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude.
Salt Lake City has a diverse assortment of cafes and restaurants as well as a vibrant nightlife, with everything from intimate piano clubs to packed dance clubs. Patrons of the arts are sure to enjoy more than 20 local art galleries as well as performances from Salt Lake’s many talented groups, including the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, whose Thursday night rehearsals are open to the public at 8 p.m.
Salt Lake City’s NBA team, the Utah Jazz, will be playing their third straight home game against the Portland Trailblazers at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in downtown Salt Lake City. For tickets and information please visit NBA.com/jazz.
The City Creek Center is downtown Salt Lake City’s premier shopping and dining destination, featuring a retractable glass roof, a creek that runs through the property, and a pedestrian skybridge.
Also in downtown is The Gateway, with number of great restaurants and shops as well as Clark Planetarium, the Olympic Legacy Plaza, and movie theaters.
Utah is America’s national parks capital, with Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion national parks all within its borders. While these parks are a few hours’ drive from Salt Lake City, there are also a number of outdoors opportunities in the Salt Lake area, including the Bonneville Salt Flats and the famed Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake.
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