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 ~ See, Taste, Ride, Play & Relax in Utah without Breaking the Bank ~



SALT LAKE CITY, March 11, 2009 – For travelers seeking sun, fun and value vacations this summer, the state of Utah is welcoming visitors of all ages to take advantage of special packages, events and summer vacation itineraries at affordable rates.  Whether whitewater rafting down the Weber River, horseback riding among remote redrock vistas, taking a soothing soak in the Homestead Crater, exploring the robust arts and culture scene at the Utah Arts Festival or indulging in world-class cuisine during Park City’s Savor the Summit Festival, Utah is brimming with unique opportunities this summer. 

Beyond the following sampling, a comprehensive list of statewide summer offerings can be found at

SEE – Utah Arts Festival

Salt Lake City, UT – June 25-28, 2009

This four-day, nationally acclaimed event draws more than 80,000 patrons annually and features hundreds of visual, performing and culinary artists throughout Library and Washington Squares.  The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor, multi-disciplined event in the state.  For more information visit


TASTE – Savor the Summit

Park City, UT – June 19-20, 2009

Visitors can enjoy the best of Park City this summer during the “Savor the Summit” event, a two-day food, wine and jazz festival.  The event boasts the longest dinner party, where visitors are seated at a table that runs the full length of Historic Main Street.  In addition to dining options from Park City’s finest establishments, guests will enjoy free live jazz on four stages, street shows, beer and wine gardens and a community drum circle.  For more information, visit


RIDE – Hondoo Rivers and Trails

Southern Utah – Inn to Inn Trailrides

Each summer, Hondoo Rivers & Trails in southern Utah offers “Inn to Inn” horseback riding adventures featuring the spectacular regions of Lake Powell, Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Guides select daily destinations within these regions based on scenic quality, pristine natural condition and remote location.  Pricing starts at $2,250 per person for six nights and includes outfitting, lodging, all meals, transportation and taxes.  For a limited time, Hondoo Rivers and Trails is offering a 15 percent discount on reservations for two or more.  For more information, visit


PLAY – Deer Valley

Park City, UT – Fun for the Whole Family package

Deer Valley in Park City, Utah is offering a “Fun for the Whole Family” package, featuring accommodations in a beautiful two-bedroom condominium at Deer Valley Resort and outdoor Utah adventures in the Wasatch Mountains.  Activities include whitewater rafting down the Weber River,

biking on the Park City Rail Trail, horseback riding through the Wasatch Mountains and more.  The “Fun for the Whole Family” package starts at $1,500 for three nights, based on a family of four, excluding tax and gratuity.  For more information, visit


RELAX – Homestead Resort

Midway, UT – Stress Reducing package

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