All posts by Jessica Garrett

Jessica Rose Garrett earned a Master's Degree in Art History from Columbia University. After living in New York City, she returned to Utah with a passion for city life and desire to explore all Salt Lake has to offer. Whether you live in Salt Lake, Logan, or Boise, or happen to be passing through, read about her suggestions for the perfect anniversary or staycation here on the Anniversary Inn blog and make your "time on the town" memorable.
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A Grand Staycation at the Capitol

As the election season and the weather heat up, one thing is for sure: most of us could use a getaway from the madness. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend tons of money or travel far to have some much needed downtime. Planning a staycation right in Salt Lake City will allow you to have a wonderful weekend full of fun and excitement. To start your plans off right, have a meal at one of the city’s fabulous restaurants, Em’s. Then, make a stay at the Anniversary Inn’s Capitol Retreat the highlight of your weekend. Continue reading

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Drive-In and Dine-In on Staycation

The key to planning a great staycation isn’t spending a lot of money or doing something extravagant. The best staycation is planned by employing a little creativity and seeking out the unexpected. Most people enjoy movies, but few are able to go to an authentic, old school drive-in. Coleman’s Motor-Vu Drive-In is one the last remaining drive-in theaters in the country, and it’s been around since 1947. If watching films is your thing and you want to make your staycation special, try catching a flick, grabbing a bite to eat, and then spending the weekend at the Logan Anniversary Inn’s Joanie’s Diner suite. Continue reading

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A Staycation with a View

Salt Lake offers so many things to while enjoying the summertime. I’ve found that the most remarkable activities are found in the great outdoors that surround the area. One of the most well-known landmarks in Utah – Ensign Peak – is an excellent place to get a breath of fresh air and have some peaceful downtime. To make a great staycation out of your visit to the trail, book a night at the Anniversary Inn on 5th South and request the Room With a View Suite — you’ll never look at the city the same way again. Continue reading

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A Patriotic Staycation

The Fourth of July is a prime time to explore the town and celebrate our country’s storied history. To enjoy the summer weather and get the most out of your time off, forget about traveling out of town this Fourth of July. Instead, have fun at the city’s many events, marvel at the festive fireworks show, and book a few days at the Anniversary Inn’s fantastic Hayloft Suite. Continue reading