A Weekend in Salt Lake City

Traveling on business to Salt Lake City? Hopefully you’ll have the weekend to explore and get to know this beautiful city. To help you on your way, we’ve picked out some of the highlights you shouldn’t miss. These suggestions will give you a true taste of what the city has to offer.

Popular attractions & things to do:

Hogle Zoo.

Boasting over 42-acres, the Hogle Zoo houses many animals from diverse ecosystems. Offering plenty of programs and exhibits for all ages, the zoo also has daily attractions, up-close animal encounters (like rhino or bird feedings), ample dining, and shopping. Don’t miss sea lion or seal training, a wildlife theater bird show, lion training demonstrations, and so much more!

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum.

Featuring an unforgettable botanical garden, an arboretum, and an amphitheatre, the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum offers over 100 acres ripe for exploration. Enjoy hiking trails, the Garden, 450,000 springtime blooming bulbs, educational programs, and much more.

Discovery Gateway.

An exciting, hands-on museum, the Discovery Gateway lets you explore, imagine, create, and discover in an environment perfect for children and adults alike. Don’t miss the many exciting exhibits, including The Garden (where a 30-foot beehive will greet you), the Story Factory & Sensory Room, the Block Party, and more.

Trolley Square.

If you’re looking to do a little shopping, start with Trolley Square, a partially enclosed shopping center offering high-end, trendy shops and services. Here you’ll find plenty of prominent retailers, including Weller Book Works, Pottery Barn, and Cabin Fever. Don’t miss an up-close view of the Trolley Square water tower, or a walk across the sky bridge.

Where to eat:

Blue Poblano.

Known for their “Mexican and Native American influenced street cuisine,” Blue Poblano deserves a visit. Enjoy margaritas, tacos, brisket, ramen, and so much more, including a delectable brunch menu!

Caputo’s Market & Deli.

With multiple locations across Salt Lake City, you’ll love the selection at Caputo’s Market & Deli for all things decadent, including meats, cheeses, chocolate, fine olive oils, and so much more. Take advantage of daily specials at mealtime, and then pick up a few groceries for later.

Mazza.

Stop in for a bite at Mazza and enjoy unforgettable Middle Eastern cuisine, including falafel, shawarma, kebabs, dips, salads, and much more. Come with friends, family, or business partners to enjoy specialty sharing platters, and be sure to ask about their large selection of Middle Eastern beer and wine!

Eva’s Bakery.

For all things fresh, delicious, and of course, buttery, check out Eva’s Bakery. Home to some of the most incredible artisan breads, pastries, croissants, pies, espresso, and more, you’ll satisfy any craving here. Don’t miss out on the tasty sandwiches, too!

Need a place to stay when you’re in Salt Lake City? Take advantage of our extended stay property which is within walking distance to TRAX, Salt Lake City’s light rail transportation system. We’re also only a mile away from Utah State University and are close to many of the area’s local attractions, retail stores, and restaurants.

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And if you’re traveling on business, here are 4 reasons extended stay accommodations are ideal for business travel.

No-fuss Easter Brunch In Your InTown Suite

Easter is a great time of year, signifying renewal, rebirth, and the onset of spring and warmer weather. If you find yourself away from home this year, worry not – there are plenty of ways to celebrate and the staff at InTown Suites have a few ideas on how to do just that.

To kick off the weekend, start with this no-fuss Easter brunch in your InTown Suite. Then take a look at these ideas for celebrating Easter at your home away from home.

(1) Hearty omelets.

Omelets are the perfect brunch item not only because they’re delicious (of course), but also because they’re easily customizable to please all palates. Simply throw in your favorite veggies, and voila! Start with a classic like spinach and feta as your base.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • ¼ c. milk
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • Seasonings of preference (salt & pepper, cayenne, cilantro, etc.)
  • 1 c. spinach
  • ¼ c. chopped onion
  • ¼ c. chopped green bell pepper
  • ¼ c.chopped red bell pepper
  • Feta cheese

To prepare:

  • Heat oil in skillet on medium heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and seasonings.
  • In another bowl, combine all chopped veggies and desired amount of feta cheese.
  • Pour roughly ⅓ c. of the egg mixture into the skillet, swirling until the bottom of the pan is covered.
  • Heat eggs until they are mostly cooked.
  • Add roughly ¼ c. of the veggie mixture onto one half of the egg.
  • Fold over half of the omelet, cooking for another minute or 2.
  • Remove from pan, and serve with any additional garnishes, seasonings, or toppings you’d like!

(2) Fresh fruit salad.

Healthy and so versatile, you can whip up a fruit salad to accompany Easter brunch in just a few minutes.

At the grocery store, pick up:

  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • Fruit – pre-chopped or whole, including apples, grapes, plums, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, and whatever else you like.

To prepare:

  • Stir brown sugar and lime juice together in a bowl. Let stand for about 10 minutes, until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Chop fruit if required.
  • Add fruit to lime juice mixture, tossing to coat.

Pair your fresh fruit salad and your delicious omelets with some coffee and orange juice to drink, as well as this delicious easter treat!

(3) No-bake chocolate haystacks.

An Easter classic, these chocolate haystacks are simple to make and are the perfect sweet to cap off your brunch. (Recipe via food.com)

At the store, pick up:

  • 2 c. sugar
  • ½ c. milk
  • ½ c. butter
  • ½ c. cocoa
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 3 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. flaked coconut
  • Wax paper
  • Bag of mini eggs, mini marshmallows, jelly beans, or any topper you’d like!

To prepare:

  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, cocoa, and a dash of salt.
  • Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove pan from heat, and mix in vanilla, oats, and coconut.
  • Drop by spoonful onto a tray lined with wax paper.
  • Press down with spoon or thumb to form a little well in the center of each haystack.
  • Drop topper in (mini eggs, marshmallows, etc).
  • Let cool.

From everyone here at InTown Suites: Happy Easter!