From SPJ board member Ana Breton:
If you’ve found yourself with nothing to do after the SPJ Region 9 Conference, fear not, there are plenty of exciting things to do around Salt Lake City!
After you leave the Salt Lake Tribune on Friday night, you simply need to walk south to find a bevy of restaurants. You can find these at the end of the shopping mall:
California Pizza Kitchen
McGrath’s Fish House
The University of Utah student chapter will be hosting a get-together at Z’Tejas (also at the south end of the shopping mall). Everyone is welcome! Arrive no later than 9 p.m.
Band of Annuals
Location: Urban Lounge
The closest bar to the Salt Lake Tribune is the Skybox Sports Bar, located at the north end of the Gateway Mall.
If you take the University Trax train, you will also bump into Keys on Main, a swanky piano bar at 242 S Main St, and Club Manhattan, a Latino dancing club on the northeast corner of 400 south and Main Street. Since these are private clubs, you’ll need to pay a fee at the entrance.
If you plan to stay in Salt Lake City on Saturday night, you might want to check the local hang-outs near the University of Utah. Most of them are located on the west side of campus, about a 10-minute walk from the Communication Building. 1300 East runs on the west end of campus, and here, you can find:
Aristo’s Greek Restaurant
B & D Burgers
Market Street Fish Market
The Pie (A local favorite of U of U students)
Tip: Usually though, if you hop on a TRAX train (either the downtown or University trains) you’ll find something to do along the way. There is a TRAX station south of the Communication Building and one right next to the Salt Lake Tribune building. Don’t be intimidated to hop on/off and explore. Here are your TRAX routes.