Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say 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. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. Every other week, we'll bring you a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back for another to check off your list.


Photo provided by Aspen Grove Family Camp

It's all about family in Utah. Our birthrates top the chart, the Family History Library in SLC is the world's largest genealogical library, and you'll save money on sports events if it's Monday or "family" night. Utah's best asset is its outdoors and experience in it is the best gift you can give your family. Go with them to Aspen Grove Family Camp for fishing, a ropes course and more natural fun near Mt. Timpanogos.

Click here to register for summer or for more info.

9521 N. Alpine Loop Road, Provo, 801-225-9554, aspengrove.byu.edu

Read our other How to be a Utahn posts:

Go to RDT's Charette

Get a drink at High West

Ski Brian Head, Utah's highest-elevation resort

Browse Park City's art galleries

Camp Out in a Yurt

Volunteer with Best Friends

Sleigh ride to the Viking Yurt

See the Twilight Concert Series

Go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Swim in The Crater at Homestead Resort

Tour the Beehive House

Go Tubing!

Visit Clark Planetarium

Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater

Skip work and go to Alta

Eat at Red Iguana

Catch a show at Wiseguy's

See a play at Pioneer Theatre

Visit Ogden's Dinosaur Park

Visit Red Butte Garden

Brew Your Own Beer with the Beer Nut

Get tickets to Salt Lake Comic Con

Hike Delicate Arch

Go on a parade of homes

Run in the Mud

Go to Oktoberfest at Snowbird

Visit Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

Go on Park City Ghost Tours

Get scared at a haunted house

Find anscestors at the Family History Library