Summer Citizens mark start of tourist season in Logan

LOGAN – Have you noticed there are a lot more 50-and-over people on the streets and in the stores around Cache Valley? Have you also noticed a lot of cars with Arizona license plates, along with other states? That’s because the so-called Summer Citizens have been arriving to spend a few weeks this summer in cooler Cache Valley.

Julie Hollist, executive director of the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau, says the Memorial Day weekend is also the start of a new tourist season.

“Kids are starting to get out of school and people are on the road for vacation. It’ll just be a flood after that,” Hollist said. “Things are looking really good for this season and we’re excited. There’s a lot of great potential.

“We’re seeing indicators that the economy has started to rebound enough that people are out traveling again and we’ve had a better year so far this year than we have in the past three and so things are on the up and up and we’ll see that in our community and reflected in our economy as well.”

Hollist says volunteers are needed in her office to meet and greet the tourists, a job everybody seems to enjoy.

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