Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to a place’s best, most unique and quintessential experiences. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Salt Lake City?”
Salt Lake City is the straight-laced student council president at a post-graduation party. Smart? Organized? Composed? Yes, yes and yes. But not afraid to let loose either. You may know that SLC was founded by Mormons and built on a perfect grid. But it also has a whole slew of bars, a thriving LGBTQ community, the Sundance film festival and America’s first KFC. If you’re here to tear through scientifically-perfect snow on several different mountains, join the party. There’s no doubt that Utah is an adventurer’s dream with enough outdoor activities to fill a whole trip. But don’t miss its cultural and culinary hotspots either. Here are the best things to do in SLC right now.