Salt Lake City is a “Quick Trip” Destination!

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If you have any family members that have never visited Utah, perhaps this news will encourage them to make a future trip. With the rising trend of quick, last-minute getaways (also known as “quickies”), online travel site Hotwire has put together the “America’s Best Cities for a Quickie Trip index”.


The site analyzed more than 10,000 data points across 250 cities, key factors for a spontaneous, 2-3 night trip include:

Bang for your buck (value)

Ease of arrival (convenience)

Things to do (leisure)  

In the rankings of “proper” cities with population of 150,000 to 299,999 Salt Lake City ranked as the #3 destination on the list in a tie with northwest neighboring city Boise, ID. At the top of ranking is Orlando, FL.  

In addition, Hotwire also found in a recent survey that nearly all Americans (90%) prefer short getaways of three nights or less vs. a longer vacation. The site found the age group leading the pack for the last-minute trips are Millennials , with 84% saying they’ve booked a trip one week or less than from their departure day. For more on this survey visit

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