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We've Gathered the Best of Salt Lake City!

On this page you'll discover everything from where to stay, to the best restaurants and places to relax!


Where to Stay:

Book Your Hotel Room Early to take advantage of reduced rates!

SIIS 2012 and CCI 2012 will both take place in the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, a beautiful, recently renovated luxury hotel located in the heart of exciting Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake has been named one of America’s best cities by Travel and Leisure, Outside Magazine and Forbes Magazine.

Radisson Salt Lake City (.35 miles from the Hilton)       Singles and Doubles      $119
Deadline for discount: July 6, 2012

Hilton Salt Lake City Center (Headquarters Hotel)         King/single                     $155
Deadline for discount: July 1, 2012

Don't wait until the last minute to book a room-- there are a limited number of rooms available at these rates. To insure you get the special School Improvement Innovation Summit and Common Core Institute rate, click on one of the links above and use the special reservation web page.

Make sure to check the arrival and departure dates (the defaults may not be the same as your personal dates).

The Hilton and the Radisson are both located just a few minutes' drive from some of the most beautiful and varied mountains, forests, and lakes in the country. 

Leave yourself some time before or after the Summit and Common Core Institute to do some exploring.


Things to Do:

There are Tons of Places to Visit While in Utah!
Utah offers a very diverse and wondrous landscape made famous by film makers and outdoor photographers.

Explore the spectacular beauty of the Southwest at its best:

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Nightlife in Salt Lake City:

Salt Lake City has many clubs and night spots to keep things lively in the evenings.

Choose from intimate piano clubs, bohemian music scenes, and high-end cocktail bars. Try country-western line dancing, groove to the smooth sounds of jazz and blues, or rock n' roll the night away.

A few of the dozens of nightlife options:

Poplar Street Pub - Friendly neighborhood pub
Legends Pub and Grill - Sports Bar
The Bayou - Local brew pub with a cajun flair
Club Piastra - Contemporary, upscale, full beer and wine selection inside the Marriott
EPIC Brewing Company - Oldest brew pub in SLC brewing high alcohol content ales and ber
Keys on Main - Dueling Piano Bar
Lumpys Downtown - Sports Bar
Cheers to You - Local hangout with pool, pinball, and local charm
Area 51 - Alternative rock and aggressive tech

Important High Altitude Information:

The elevation in Salt Lake City is about 4,300 feet, and it’s possible you may feel the effects of the higher altitude when you arrive here, especially if you go up into the mountains.

Tips to enhance acclimatization:

What Physical Reactions Can You Expect at Higher Altitudes?

Dehydration- the air is dryer up here (due to the lower barometric pressure) and you breathe faster, so you lose a lot of water just breathing.

Sunburn-The sun is strong up here and the atmosphere is thin, so there is less filtering of the UV rays that can cause sunburn. Wear sunscreen when outside, even when it is cloudy, and wear sunglasses with UV protection.

 Think you know your altitude facts? See how you do with these common misconceptions!

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Utah is a beautiful and exciting place to explore and enjoy. Knowing the facts with help you fully enjoy the experience here in our lovely state.