Travel Stops & Photo Ops Along Salt Lake Express Routes

Photo Ops Along Our Routes

At Salt Lake Express, we’ve seen every corner of the west from Vegas to Yellowstone. But, there’s always a new way to see things. For example, going cross country in a bus provides unique travel photo ops that most people miss. Which is why we’re here to highlight the few exceptional spots and remind you of new ways to capture them!

Antler Arch – Jackson Wyoming

Salt Lake Express travelers can’t miss the chance to take a shot under the famous Antler Archway in Jackson. Directly in the town square, Jackson’s archways are built from real elk antlers. Visitors to George Washington Memorial park in Jackson have the opportunity to snap a pic under each of the four archways. Families near Jackson line up for family portraits and photos. For any traveler, the archways provide a great place to for some quick travel photo ops.

Boise Idaho – Kathryn Albertson Park

Travelers can find this park off Americana Boulevard near the Boise River. Builders designed the park to attract wildlife which makes it a great place to capture nature shots! Most of the park is off limits to dogs and vehicles so be prepared to do a lot of walking. But travelers to this park can find opportunities for pictures of deer, turtles, birds, and other wildlife. The park is a can’t miss for photographers and a great place to go even if you’re just out to look.

Idaho Falls – The Falls

It’s ironic how many people visit or drive through Idaho Falls every day, but never go to visit the actual falls. This section of the Snake River is amazing. Smack in the middle of downtown Idaho Falls, the view of the river is spectacular. As an added bonus, next to the falls lies the Japanese Friendship Gardens. The gardens are filled with cherry trees and traditional style Japanese architecture that add character to the scenery. I’ve gotten some great shots from this part of Idaho Falls. The LDS temple is across the street from the river. It’s a fun challenge to get both the falls and the temple in one shot.

Salt Lake City – Temple Square & Architecture

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Utah travelers probably know the majority of the sights Salt Lake has to offer. But, from a photography standpoint you can see these sights with new eyes. Take Temple Square for example. Most people who visit Utah will have seen it once or twice. Maybe they’ve seen the lights for Christmas. But, what if you took up the challenge to get a new outstanding shot of the temple at night or with the Christmas lights? That adds a layer of interest to your visit. There are several different areas in Salt Lake with great architecture. You just need to find a unique angle for your shot. On your next trip, try going up to the top floor of one of the Salt Lake buildings. That will give you a great new perspective.

Las Vegas – The Strip

Most Salt Lake Express travelers headed to Vegas are traveling to the airport. But, if you plan your trip well you could have several hours before your flight for travel photo ops of the Vegas strip. People recognize Las Vegas for its lively and energized atmosphere. On your trip to Vegas, we’d suggest getting some shots of people in action. Try to capture the fast paced feel of Vegas. If you’re down for a challenge, try to get a unique shot of the neon strip. Look for a new angle or perspective that can really stand out against the usual shots of the city.

Yellowstone – Grand Prismatic Overlook & Old Faithful

These geysers are known worldwide for a reason! They are outstandingly beautiful and a great shot of a geyser is breathtaking. However, most travelers settle for a simple shot over the viewing area. For photographers and the adventurous traveler, we’d suggest taking a hike to a more interesting vantage point. However, be aware of the wildlife and prepare so that you’re as safe as possible on your trip. Bears live in Yellowstone. Shots of wildlife are interesting, but you should never put yourself at risk. So, take every precaution. Alert park rangers of where you are going and don’t wander from the designated trails.

When To Visit Las Vegas

Las Vegas. When is the best time to visit? Well, it’s complicated. Do you like the summer sun and heat? Do you prefer it more mild? How do you handle large crowds? Here at St. George Express we have our own opinions. However, we hope that this article provides a good blueprint for when to visit a place like Las Vegas based on what you value.

Best Time To Visit Las Vegas If You Like The Sun & Heat

June through August. This might seem like an easy and obvious answer. But hear us out. While the average temperatures in the mid-100s can be a lot to handle, Las Vegas understands how to combat this. If you’ve never walked the strip before don’t be afraid. You can actually walk a good portion (if not the majority) of the strip inside the hotels and casinos. You’ll often just have short walks outside to cross the streets between each property.

Now, if you enjoy laying out by the pool or a makeshift beach somewhere, this is perfect for you. You don’t exert too much energy getting from point A to B. This isn’t a trip to the beach in southern California where you need to battle for a parking spot and then walk a good distance just to enjoy the beach and the sun. No. In Las Vegas you can walk right out to your hotel’s pool, grab a chaise lounge, and sip your cool beverage. Is it still blazing hot? Sure. But you didn’t get all dirty and sweaty just to get to your destination. You can soak up all that vitamin D and then dip yourself into the cool pool if you find that you’re overheating.

Another great bonus for visiting Las Vegas this time of year is for the crowds. A lot of people want to visit in the more temperate or mild months, opening up the peak heat of summer just for you. But we’ll get into that later on.

Best Time To Visit If You DON’T Like The Heat

March to May and September through November. There’s a trade off here. With average temps ranging from the mid-60s to the upper-80s, this is a prime time to visit Vegas. And everyone else has the same idea. These months often hold the highest amount of work conferences and trade shows. This brings a high volume of visitors to the area. They can be corporate stiffs or families on vacation. Everyone wants to escape for a long weekend in Sin City.

This isn’t necessarily a bad time to visit. Because again, the weather is so moderate and nice that it makes dealing with bigger crowds worth it. Airfare is typically just a touch more pricey during these months but still manageable. Las Vegas continues to be one of the better destinations to fly into.

Best Time To Visit If You REALLY DON’T Like The Heat

December through February. I’m not sure that we really need to dive into this one too deeply. It can actually get moderately “cool” during December and January in Vegas. Average temps are in the upper-50s. However, if you’re looking to escape the frozen tundra of places like Idaho or Montana, this will feel like a welcome relief.

Busiest Times In Las Vegas

According to Vegas Unzipped, there are certain events that consistently bring in massive crowds to the area. These include major sporting events like the Super Bowl, March Madness, or NFR (National Finals Rodeo). There are also a few holidays that you might want to avoid if you don’t like big crowds. Check out the full list here.

Best Way To Get Around

We might be a touch biased, but we’re pretty sure there’s no better way than using St. George Express. If you don’t want to have to worry about putting the wear and tear on your own vehicle or dealing with the rental car process, then we are the solution you’re looking for.

St George Express is helping you elevate your bus travel experience

You can book your trip at anytime and we provide a great option if you’re flying into the Las Vegas Airport. However, if you’re not flying we can drive you to Las Vegas from as far away as Boise, ID, Great Falls, MT, or even Jackson, WY.

Stop side-stepping the issue and be spontaneous. Book your trip to Las Vegas today! We’ll take care of getting you around!

Las Vegas shuttles

How Las Vegas Shuttles are Changing Travel

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Chances are when you think of a shuttle company, you probably think about hitching a ride to the airport. Airport buses are definitely a large part of a shuttle company’s business. There is a high demand for convenient and cheap travel to and from the airport. But many Las Vegas shuttles are more than just buses to and from the airport, offering many different benefits to travelers. That is why we believe that Las Vegas Shuttles are changing and improving the local travel industry for the better.

St. George Express has helped customers reach their destinations for over eight years now. In that time we have learned a lot about travel and how to get it right for our customers. As we have merged with other companies, we have seen our fleet grow and routes increase. We are pleased to be serving customers in Las Vegas and many other areas along I-15.

The benefits of using Las Vegas Shuttles

We all know the benefits of catching a shuttle to the airport. You can skip the hassle and cost of parking and the risk of leaving your vehicle unattended in a lot. Not only that, but a shuttle will conveniently deliver you right where you need to be at the airport. But that is only the beginning of the value we can offer our customers. There are a lot of reasons why you might want to charter a bus, whether it is to make a day trip to a nearby city, to visit family or friends, or to get your kid to college. We understand that travel can be a stressful time, and that is why we do everything we can to improve the experience. We get you to where you need to be so that you can relax and just enjoy your trip.

What we are doing to better serve your travel needs

Customer Support

St George Express is dedicated to better serve you. That is why our office is open 24/7. We want to hear from you and help you out in any way we can. If your plane is late and you miss a shuttle, just give us a call and we will transfer your ticket to the next available shuttle that works for you. And the same goes for any change in plan. Just call us up to a day in advance and we can transfer your ticket to a better departure time. Our office is always open (except Christmas and Thanksgiving, because we aren’t The Grinch) to answer your questions, address your concerns, help coordinate your shuttle times, and do what we can to make your trip the best experience Las Vegas shuttles can provide.

Onboard Services

We are also committed to making sure that our customers have a pleasant and enjoyable trip. That is why we have embraced the modern luxuries technology provides. We offer free Wi-Fi and USB ports so that you can stay connected and charged during your trip, no matter how short or long.

St. George Express is also committed to your comfort. All of our shuttles have individual, partially reclining seats (not benches!), high ceilings, and generous foot room. We also have free cold water available for every passenger so you can stay refreshed during your trip.

Door-to-door pickup in St. George

As we expand our routes, shuttles, and services, we are now offering door-to-door pickup and drop-off anywhere in St George. Because we have merged with Salt Lake Express, we offer more routes than most Las Vegas shuttles, and are the perfect choice for travelers heading from Las Vegas toward Utah, or even farther north into Idaho and Montana.

We are proud to be a Las Vegas Shuttle

We are proud to be among the Las Vegas shuttles serving customers day and night. And we are here to stay! We truly believe that Las Vegas shuttles are continuing to improve the local travel industry for the better, and we are proud to be leading the charge with friendly service and comfortable luxury. So next time you could use a lift, let us be your choice! Charter your ride here.