The Little America Hotel
The 2018 Symposium will take place at the Little America Hotel, set in the heart of historic downtown Salt Lake City. Dining options within the hotel include the Coffee Shop, Lucky H Bar & Grille and the Lobby Lounge. There are also an abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment options nearby.
All of our rooms at this AAA Four Diamond hotel offer complimentary wireless internet, cooling drawers and other amenities. The indoor/outdoor pool, along with their fitness center, complete with hot tub, locker rooms and saunas are open from 4 am to 11 pm year round.
NSSR guests will be housed in the Tower at the rate of $162 per night. More details will be posted here when registration opens.
The Heart of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City provides the mass transit, fine dining, creativity and urban edginess you expect to find in a thriving metropolitan area, with all the safety, convenience and affordability of a small town. One of the earliest settlements in the western United States, it has a uniquely historic feel.
Downtown Salt Lake hosts a flourishing nightlife, a vibrant cultural scene and sidewalks safe enough to stroll long after dark. Dozens of restaurants, as well as the Leonardo Science Museum, Salt Lake City’s beautiful Main Library and the Price Museum of Speed are within blocks of the hotel.
Quick TRAX Excursions
TRAX, SLC’s light rail system, runs right next to the Little America Hotel, stopping at the Courthouse Station. Three different trains stop there, putting several great attractions and countless restaurants within minutes. The following are within the downtown Free Fare Zone.
It is 7 minutes by light rail to Temple Square. This is where the city began and it’s the symbolic heart of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). Dominated by the majestic six-spired Salt Lake Temple, its renowned research libraries and historic buildings are surrounded by gorgeous gardens.
Across the street from Temple Square, you’ll find City Creek Center, a unique shopping environment featuring a retractable glass roof, a creek, pedestrian skybridge and over 100 stores and restaurants. Cross the street again to experience the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Gateway includes the beautifully restored 1908 Union Pacific Depot, as well as dancing fountains and over 100 stores and restaurants. Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum and Clark Planetarium and 3D IMAX Theater are part of the same complex.
Outside the Free Fare Zone, local Bus, TRAX and Streetcar fares start at $2.50 and a day pass is only $6.25. The following are within a 10 minute drive or 25 minutes by light rail and foot.
Historic Trolley Square, a combination historical attraction and marketplace, is housed in charming trolley-car barns. It offers a Whole Foods Market and 80 unique shops and restaurants.
Liberty Park, the oldest and most prominent park in Utah, is also very close. Home to the Tracy Aviary and the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, the park also features multi-use trails, concessions and a duck pond.
The University of Utah campus is home to Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum of Utah. In addition, there are multiple access points to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, a sprawling network of trails lacing the foothills behind the city with nearly 100 miles of hiking, running and biking trails.
Salt Lake International Airport is about 5 miles from Downtown. A 15-minute taxi ride to the Little America Hotel costs approximately $20. There are also Uber and Lyft services available.
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) encourages visitors to take advantage of the downtown Free Fare Zonebus and TRAX service. The integrated network of transportation options include Frontrunner commuter rail, buses, TRAX light rail, paratransit and specially equipped ski buses. Fares start at $2.50 and a day pass is $6.25.
The Amtrak California Zephyr, Greyhound Bus and Frontrunner Commuter Train all stop at the Salt Lake Central Station intermodal transportation hub. It is within the TRAX Free Fare Zone and less than 20 minutes from the hotel.
GREENbike is Salt Lake City’s own non-profit bike share program. Short-term membership options include 24-hour and 4-day passes which include unlimited 30 minute trips.