HLAA 2017 Convention
June 22 – 25
Popular for its beautiful and vibrant mountain town, Salt Lake is the perfect destination for exploring. For over 140 years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has called Temple Square in Salt Lake City home. In addition to the historic Mormon Tabernacle, Temple Square also features the magnificent Salt Lake Temple, the Assembly Hall, monuments, statues, fountains, lush gardens, and visitors’ centers.
Nearby you will find the largest family history library of its kind in the world and a museum focused on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many restaurants are located within easy walking distance of Temple Square. Immediately south is the City Creek Center, a world-class shopping mall that features a retractable glass roof, a pedestrian sky bridge, a trout-filled creek that runs year round, and much more.
You will want to take some time to see Salt Lake City and its beautiful surrounding area to top off the weekend! Sunday will be available for optional tours of the city.
There are many guided tours available that highlight some of the most popular sights and attractions that Salt Lake City has to offer. Below are a few options of tours that might interest you, your friends and family.
Rocky Mountains & Olympics: Park City Tour
This Park City tour will take you through canyons and highlight the incredible mountain scenery. On this tour, you will pass by spots from the 2002 Winter Olympics, including the Olympic Village, Rice-Eccles Stadium and Utah Olympic Park. Visit their website for booking and more information.
Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Travel around the city by open-air bus and hop off as you wish at any of the 17 stops, including the Governor’s Mansion, Trolley Square and This Is the Place Heritage Park. The full route takes about 2 hours. For more information, visit their website.
Great Salt Lake Sunset Tour
Visit the world’s second largest inland sea with this Great Salt Lake Sunset Tour. This tour’s first stop is home to the historic Great Salt-Air, which was America’s Dead Sea playground from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. The second stop is at the Great Salt Lake Marina, where tourists will have the opportunity to watch the beautiful sunset produce breathtaking colors against the mineral filled water. Visit the website for more information.
Explore the City at Your Own Leisure
If you would rather tour the city’s landmarks at your own pace, consider visiting some of the following attractions for an unforgettable experience:
Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, you’ll find beautiful gardens, architecture and unique art around the historic Temple Square. With free, guided tours available in over 40 languages, Temple Square attracts over three million visitors a year.
Red Butte Garden
The Red Butte consists of a beautiful botanical garden, amphitheatre and an arboretum. For those interested, the garden provides guided tours and hikes to specific areas of the garden and the Greenhouse.
Salt Lake City Public Library
Popular for its incredibly unique design, Salt Lake’s main library is a five-story, wedge-shaped building that holds over 500,000 books. Its main features include the five-story glass wall, a rooftop garden and a 20,000 square foot skylight. Outside the building, you’ll find the Library Square, which is beautifully landscaped and consists of several shops.
This Is the Place Heritage Park
Being one of the most popular parks in Salt Lake, This Is the Place Heritage Park takes visitors back in time to see the West the way it was in the early settlement of Utah while also providing visitors with a breathtaking landscape and view of the monument (great photo op!)