CrisisCon19 is scheduled for October 16th through the 19th. For some of you this may be your first time to Salt Lake City. I can tell you that I was really surprised by the variety of venues available...no matter what you are looking for...museums, architecture, theater, live performances, craft beer, escape rooms, did I mention food...it's all here. There is enough that a single tip guide does not cover it. Look for new information on the Salt Lake City at a Glance blog. I will be updating it routinely. The first thing I wanted to focus on though is the public transit. It is remarkable. The Utah Department of Transportation Transit System (UTA) is fantastic and runs right in front of the Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown with a stop within a block. The best part about it though is that you can catch it to and from the airport and it goes all over downtown. I encourage you to go to the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2yyUy-PlV4 to see it in action. In a nutshell the TRAXUTAH's light rail system has three lines (Red, Blue and Green). The Green Line takes you to and from the airport. You can go to rideuta.com for schedules or to use the trip planner if you have a specific address. Tickets can be bought at the individual stops. You can purchase one way, roundtrip or day passes. A one way trip is $2.50, roundtrip is $5.00 and a day pass is $6.25. There is also a free fare section of downtown. An announcement of when the last stop for the free fare section is made so there are no surprises. The TRAX runs from 5:00 am until midnight seven days a week, every 15 to 20 minutes. For those interested in a mobile ticketing app you can go to uta.goride.
If you are more of a Lyft or Uber fan it is active all over and available 24/7. Many venues are within walking distance and I will be focusing on those in my next blog entries. Museums, Temples and brewery's, oh my!