Our beloved Beehive State is full of surprises.

Everyone knows we have the best snow on earth, but did you know Utah is home to many of the best tattoo artists in the country (we're holding a contest to decide Utah's best tattoo artist on Instagram)? As well as beer brewers, whitewater rivers, biking trails and live music venues? Believe it. This is not the stodgy, conventional place many people elsewhere think it is. Here’s a list of more great secret reasons we love the Beehive.

Click the categories below to see this year's Best of the Beehive winners.

Family Fun

Food & Dining

Shopping & Services

Arts & Entertainment

Get Outdoors

Of course, it’s not all butterflies and red balloons in the Beehive State. We would be remiss if we didn’t include a list of losers as well: 

Wasatch Faults

Click here for Park City Life's Best of Park City.

Contest: Put your tattoo or tattoo art on Instagram with #BeehiveTattoo and @SLmag to let us who you think is Utah's best tattoo artist. Just for posting your photo, you'll be entered to win $50 to Texas de Brazil.

Contest: We're also asking readers what great people, products and places we missed in this year's Best of the Beehive. Let us know, and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to Ruth's Creekside.