Downtown Salt Lake City is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment in the Mountain West. With significant public and private investments and infrastructure improvements in the last two decades, downtown’s skyline has reached new heights and levels of sophistication as a regional destination for work and for play. However, this burgeoning metropolis is only a complementary component to the Salt Lake Valley’s prized natural surroundings- in particular the Central Wasatch Mountain Range.
The welcoming gardens at Temple Square provide a much-needed escape
from the hustle and bustle of downtown Salt Lake City. Filled with famously
beautiful flowers, these gardens offer a sense of serenity that lifts the spirits
of millions of visitors every year—thanks in large part to countless
Each year more than five million people enjoy the spectacular colors and well-manicured
lawns of Temple Square. As Utah's No. 1 attraction, Temple Square brings in more
visitors than the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park, and was named the 16th
most visited attraction in America by Forbes magazine in 2009. And for good reason.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO MOVE AROUND downtown SLC. If you're driving, save some time,
hassle and money, and park your car once. From there, take TRAX anywhere within the Free
Fare Zone or utilize the Bike Share system.
Remember that parking at on-street meters is limited to two hours, which costs $2 per hour
(except on weekends when it's free). Many off-street lots and garages, however, are $5 for the
whole day. There are literally 10 times the amount of spots off-street compared to metered
parking. On-street parking is best used for quick trips of under two hours. Find the best option for
you at parkingslc.com.
Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid coverage now extends to all adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level — or annual incomes of about $16,105 or less. As it currently stands, Utahns who live at or below the poverty level fall into a coverage gap that sprouted when the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling that upheld the ACA but made Medicaid expansion optional. The Governor's Healthy Utah plan taps federal medicaid expansion dollars to help insure more of Utah's most vulnerable residents and cover this gap created by the Supreme Court Ruling ruling.
Downtown SLC is home to some amazing architecture, food, sunsets, people and more! Each one of these Instagram users brings their own style to profile the unique characteristics of our beloved city! Here's our top 10 (in no particular order) Instagram profiles to follow for some sweet photos of Downtown SLC:
The foundation has been established for 111 Main and The Eccles Theater, and you can now see these structures rising above Main Street. Although there is a lot of work to go, it’s exciting to see this state-of-the-art project coming together. Here are a few details of what has been done so far:
Downtown Salt Lake City is a bustling beehive of activity. There are plenty of ways to spend a weekend in the city without leaving downtown. Getting around has never been easier with many places within walking distance of each other, easy access to TRAX throughout downtown, the bike share program with strategically-placed docking stations, and new parking meters payable by credit card and smartphone. Here are four itineraries to help you rediscover your downtown.
If you look around, you’ll see that the streets of Salt Lake City are in the midst of some major changes. It’s kind of like Extreme Makeover: City Edition! We have the blueprint, now all we’re missing is an irritating host! Whether it’s the construction of new office buildings such as 111 Main, a community center in the Eccles Theatre or the protected bike lanes on 3rd South, the layout of our beloved city is shifting towards a sustainable and practical future. The only thing missing is a dramatic bus move! We’ve always favored ribbon cuttings anyway, as they are much more dramatic when you consider more than a television week goes into projects on a city scale. As downtown grows around us, learning curves and all, it is helpful to step back and see the bigger picture. Let me draw it out for you.
Move over Silicon Valley, the snow-clad “Silicon Slopes” in SLC are climbing as a major technology player. Downtown is rising through a physical facelift you can see and feel, as flocks of hatchling tech companies and startups nesting in the historic edifices of downtown SLC, driven by the millennial generation. These companies are choosing downtown not only to have room for physical and economic growth, but because downtown offers several amenities that can’t be matched anywhere else in the state. InsideSales is one of these companies.
The streets of this great city are full of art galleries, museums, cultural event spaces,
theaters, hubs for local music and art installation making up a vital component of what
connects people to their local community and each other. Nothing can create community
quite like unique mediums such as art, dance and music—and Salt Lake City offers them
all up on a very appealing platter.
Growth is a great thing for an on-the-rise metropolis like Salt Lake City. It brings culture, investment and diversity among other benefits. But one problem that a city faces when there’s an influx of new blood is finding a place to put everyone. In a city like SLC, buildings from the late 1800s are often neighbors with high-rises of a more recent vintage. This mix of historic and modern creates a feeling of progress tinged with memories of what came before. It’s a feeling that welcomes new companies while honoring the businesses that helped build the city and in many cases are still alive and kicking.
Much more than an exponent equation learned in pre-junior high math, the "Power of Two" explores what individuals can do in collaboration. It is the foundation of teamwork where together we explore new opportunities, discover new channels or resolve to overcome challenges in a concerted effort. Here we reached out to four downtown couples who demonstrate the essence of the "Power of Two" by building their lives downtown.