It’s been 30 years since Salt Lake City hosted an NBA All-Star Game, but that all changed in February 2023. The best and brightest stars landed in Utah for a bevy of basketball, celebrating the sport through fan events, experiences and of course, a few games on the court. And if Salt Lake City can handle the star power of the NBA, it can certainly play a great host to chamber of commerce professionals from around the world.
It’s never too late to start planning your trip to #ACCE23, set for July 31 through August 3 in downtown Salt Lake City. Here are a few things you might want to experience before or after convention to jazz up your bleisure trip.
Take a pass.
We don’t mean pass up the convention. We’re talking about the variety of passes offered in Salt Lake City, so you experience all kinds of things with just one purchase. There’s the Attractions Pass, which includes 18 of Northern Utah’s most popular spots to visit. The list includes museums, animal conservatories, and even Olympic Park. After hitting a few attractions, enjoy the Salt Lake Brewery Pass at 14 of the city’s breweries and brewpubs. And everyone loves a deal, so don’t skip the free discount passport offered by Visit Salt Lake. You’ll get a list of discounts sent straight to your phone.
Take a browse.
This city knows shopping. Did you know that the first department store in the U.S. opened in Salt Lake in 1868? City Creek Center is a few blocks from the ACCE headquarters hotel and offers a mix of luxury retail, unique boutiques and trusted brands. Don’t miss the America First Credit Union Fountain shows every hour (complete with fire after dusk). And make sure to pick up a memento from a specialty shop or antique market.
Take a hike.
Salt Lake City has an abundance of outdoor activities. There are over 20 national parks and monuments within a few hours’ drive of the city. If you don’t have time to go that far, hiking and biking spots are just a few minutes from downtown. And you can’t miss the city’s namesake landmark, the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi and the largest saltwater lake in the northern hemisphere.
Take a look.
Utah is tops when it comes to live arts participation per capita, and the arts and culture scene is full of creative expression. From galleries and museums to ballet and theatre groups, Salt Lake embraces the creation and sharing of the arts. There’s always something to do, and plenty of festivals and concerts to attend, too.
Make your plans now for #ACCE23, heading to Salt Lake City from July 31 to August 3. Here are a few helpful links: