Tourists flock to our state to gawk at Delicate Arch, tour the Salt Lake LDS Temple grounds and ski our peerless powder. But these daytrippers will never know the joy of waking up to KRCL's community radio, of shopping at Deseret Industries or of eating a perfect Brigham City peach. Those are pleasures reserved for true locals who've been around long enough to know where the good stuff hides.

But mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We posit that it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. It's ironic: The true Utahn lives like a tourist in his own state, seeking out experiences beyond his front door but within (or barely beyond) the state's six corners. The born-and-bred native who spends his life within the confines of his backyard is no more a Utahn than the California-to-Park-City transplant.

If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with a yearlong refresher course. Every Monday morning we'll bring you a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back each week to check another off your list.

Snag tickets to the Holy War, the BYU-Utah football game.


Still mourning the Ute's TCU loss? You can still look forward to the up-coming in-state rivalry between the Coug's and the Ute's. The game takes place Nov. 27 at Rice Eccles Stadium. Tickets are already sold out, but you can still score a pair or two online.

For more on the history of the Holy War pick up the Nov./Dec. issue of Salt Lake magazine, on stands now!