For those of you who are traveling to our upcoming Launch Event, we hope you scheduled a little bit of free time to spend in our lovely capital city. And we hope the weather cooperates for you to do so! We wanted to share a few things that are going on that weekend, places to see, etc.
First, it is incredibly easy to get around downtown Salt Lake City. It's a relatively small city, so it's very walkable. In addition, our light rail system, TRAX, offers free service within the downtown area. There is a TRAX station just a half block north of our hotel. As long as you stay within the downtown area, there is no charge.
Probably the site that is most iconic to SLC is the LDS Temple on South Temple between Main Street and West Temple (and there is a TRAX station very close as well). Only people who are members of the Church in good standing may enter the Temple. However, there is a beautiful Visitor's Center, and gorgeous grounds, and is well worth a visit.
That weekend also happens to be when our annual Utah Arts Festival will be held. This is a fun event, offering work by various artists, food and music. It is located at Library Square, which is one block east and one block north of the hotel. You can find additional information at http://uaf.org/.
There are two major shopping areas in the downtown area: The Gateway (north and west of the hotel), and the new City Creek Center (north of the hotel).
There are many art galleries in the downtown area, as well as numerous museums, including the Family History Museum (with the world's largest genealogical database), the Leonardo, the Beehive House, and Clark Planetarium. A short walk away is the beautiful Cathedral of the Madeleine.
For more information on Salt Lake City, go to http://www.visitsaltlake.com/.
June is typically one of the lowest precipitation months, so we'll be holding good thoughts that you will enjoy our beautiful city in sunshine!
We can't wait to meet you all!