A French-Style Staycation

Paris is one of the foremost tourist destinations in the world, and for good reasons: the food is fabulous, the sights are beautiful, and the whole city is vibrant. While they idea of a Parisian excursion is alluring, the reality of it is daunting. The flight and the bill alone are deterrents for embarking on such a vacation. If you’re longing to experience the magic of Paris on a dime over the course of a weekend, planning a French themed staycation can provide a fun twist.

Start off with a visit to Salt Lake City’s The Paris Bistro for an incredible meal, and then stay a few days at the Anniversary Inn’s French Connection suite. Instantly, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to The City of Light.


The Paris Bistro was created in part to pay homage to an iconic Salt Lake City store, The Paris. Taking the values of that institution and adding in New American cuisine prepared with flair, The Paris Bistro has made a name for itself and provides the experience of dining in an authentic Parisian eatery. The decor inside is charming, as is the restaurant’s historic 15th Emerson Heights location. On the menu are dishes that will treat your senses and your palette, such as asparagus risotto, freshly prepared seafood, and a fabulous steak tartare. The Paris Bistro also has an impressive wine list and a number of tempting desserts including chocolate mousse, nougat glace, and luscious crepes.

After you’ve enjoyed a delicious meal and the impeccable service at The Paris Bistro, tuck into the cozy French Connection suite at the Anniversary Inn. The room’s ambiance embodies everything that’s captivating about Paris. It has a touch of Old World style, ample elegance, and just a bit of glamour. A plush bed provides the perfect place to rest, and you can also find rejuvenation in the en-suite bathroom’s jetted spa tub. A lovely seating area in the room is wonderful for enjoying coffee or conversation, and if you’d like some entertainment the suite also has a 42 inch television and DVD player. At the start of your stay, you’ll be treated to sparkling cider and cheesecake. Each morning, a complimentary full breakfast will await you.

Instead of going overseas, look to the city to provide a getaway like no other. For a staycation that any Francophile would adore, plan a weekend that includes dinner at The Paris Bistro and a stay at the French Connection suite.

Call 1-800-324-4152 or 801.363.4900 or make an online reservation here. Contact our Inn Keeper Julie at


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