2023 GSHA Conference Visitor Information
The 2023 GSHA Annual Conference will be held in Salt Lake City at two locations: The Family Search Library, and the Salt Lake City Main Library. More information on these venues can be found in the following links.
This document is designed to familiarize you with Salt Lake City, the various transportation options, hotels and restaurants in the downtown area and some places of interest. Of course, it is not an exhaustive list but is a start for those who have never been to Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake International Airport for the last several years has been undergoing a $5.1 billion redevelopment program. While the new airport is remarkable, there have been criticisms about the length of time it takes to get to and from the gates after leaving the security area or to the baggage area, particularly from Concourse B. Depending on the airline and the gate, it could take as much as 30+ minutes of continuous walking to reach your destination. In some cases, you may have to board a bus to take you to/from the gate to the plane. Of course, airlines offer wheelchair service and there are a few golf-cart-like vehicles available for assistance, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to your gate once arriving at the airport. There is also a light-rail system to/from the airport to downtown. See the UTA TRAX section below.
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Public Transportation from the Salt Lake City Airport to Downtown (UTA Trax (Green Line), Bus Service, Paratransit Service) – UTA Trax fare is about $2.50 one way
Salt Lake City has a light-rail system that covers most of the Wasatch front. There are three main lines – the Green Line, the Blue Line and the Red Line. The Green Line runs from the SLC International Airport through downtown to the West Valley Central Station. The Blue Line runs from the Salt Lake Central Station through downtown to the Draper Town Center Station. The Red Line runs from the University of Utah Medical Center to the Daybreak Center Station.
UTA passengers may ride for free when entering and exiting a fixed-route bus, paratransit vehicle or TRAX train within the boundaries of the Free Fare Zone (see Figure below). If you begin your ride before entering the zone and/or exit after leaving the zone, you will be asked to provide proof of payment. When boarding a bus, simply tell the bus driver you intend to stay in the zone to ride without charge.
Note the SLC Main Library Station (red line) in right lower corner and the Temple Square Station at the top which is right in front of the Plaza Best Western Hotel. Remember city blocks in Salt Lake City are much longer than regular city blocks.
Hotels Near the Family History Library
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel ShurStay Collection by Best Western
122 W South Temple, SLC Utah 84101
2 min walk (.1) mile via W Temple to the Family Search Library.
This is the closest and often offers discounts for customers who will be doing research at the Library
Hilton SLC Center, 255 SW Temple, SLC, Utah 84101
10 min walk (.5 mile), via W Temple to the family Search Library
Radisson Hotel SLC. 215 W South Temple St., SLC, Utah 84101
5 min walk (.3 mile), via W. Temple to the Family Search Library.
Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 South West Temple, SLC, Utah, 84101
6 min walk (.3 mile), via W Temple to the Family Search Library.
Hyatt House SLC, 140 South 300 West, SLC, Utah 84101
12 min walk (.6 mile), via W Temple and 300 W/Jon Stockton to the family Search Library