With the holidays coming we are all looking for some down time but don’t necessarily have the time or means to go somewhere far away. So why not a staycation? It is the perfect answer to the “I need a vacation but I don’t have the time or money” issue.

  • Resist the urge to answer work emails. This one is simple, just turn off notifications on your phone. I know! It is hard but once you do it you will be so happy. All of that can wait until next week.
  • Limit your Internet usage. This one is hard but, if you plan accordingly then you can stay busy all day and not even miss those hours that you sit in front of your screen.
  • Read an entire book before your staycation is over. You can learn something while on vacation – I promise it won’t hurt.
  • Go out to dinner and a movie/show, but not where you normally go. Try a new restaurant in a hotel or a different part of the city and pretend you are visiting a new place and walk or take a cab to the theater after dinner. I bet you see something new!
  • Do something in your city or town that you wouldn’t normally do – like staying in a hotel downtown.

I had the pleasure to visit the local Hilton in my city last week for a viewing of all that they had to offer while I was attending the #TNTSLC event all about Tech available for the holidays this year.

Hilton Salt Lake City Center


In 2012 the Hilton underwent a major renovation and emerged with rooms that are modern and chic to appeal to business travelers and weekend adventure seekers.

One of the coolest additions is that the hotel offers the latest in hotel technology through their digital key program. As an exclusive Hilton offering, guests can now choose their own room, check in online and use their phone as a room key. How awesome is that? You like the 8th floor – then stay on the 8th floor.

The hotel is located in the perfect spot for anyone who wants to be close to downtown Salt Lake City attractions like:
  • Temple Square
  • Gallivan Plaza
  • City Creek Mall
  • and my personal favorite – the new Eccles Theater (Hamilton anyone?)

Check out these great packages that they are currently running:

Stay Dates: Now through Dec 31, 2016
Book this package the Hilton will donate 5% of your entire stay to one of three charities of your choice; Volunteers of America, March of Dimes, or Utah Food Bank.
Stay Dates: Nov 23 – Dec 5, 2016
Come support your team and stay at Hilton within 2 blocks of Vivint Arena where Utah State is playing BYU. The next morning enjoy a complimentary full buffet breakfast for two (2) in Trofi restaurant.
Stay Dates: Dec 2, 2016 to Mar 31, 2017
Ski where you want, when you want and book this package to receive Two (2) Ski City Super Passes to be used at any Ski City resort; Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, or Solitude.
Stay Dates: Oct 28, 2016 to Jan 8, 2017
Extend your stay on us when you book Two Nights receive the Third Night complimentary.
Stay Dates: Dec 2, 2016 to Jan 8, 2017
Description: Visit Salt Lake City and enjoy limited-time weekend rates from $75. In the
heart of the entertainment, theater, and shopping district and just steps away from
many venues it makes it easy to stay at Hilton Salt Lake City Center! Experience all Salt Lake has to offer during this winter season plus enjoy complimentary self-parking for one vehicle.
No matter if you decided to go out for a night or a weekend or a week your local hotels have deals that will not only fit the budget, but give you a huge bang for your buck. Happy Staycation!