City Life

Hill’s Kitchen: Delicious Practicality

Few things in Park City excite like practicality. By that I mean an actual, useful things—in this instance a restaurant or sorts—that can be enjoyed by regular people without requiring a sudden...

Bill Wyatt, The Man Behind the New SLC Airport

The SLC Airport’s Executive Director came out of retirement for the chance to do something that almost never happens: building a new airport.

Utah Field Guide: Kokopelli

A sand-blasted wastrel, selling items to trap tourists, first told me the story of Kokopelli. He made it stick.

Pioneer Day 2022 Celebrations for Saints (and Sinners)

Four score and 95 years ago, (that’s 175 years ago) the Mormon Pioneers made their grand entrance into the Salt Lake Valley. Ever since, all Utahns, Latter-day Saints or not, have celebrated this...

Planning Deliberations Are Shaping Park City

Who's got a plan? As Park City Planning considers new mixed use developments, public attention is in the wrong place.

Ken Sanders Moves ‘Book Mountain’ to The Leonardo

A lover of old things, and a keeper of weird Utah lore, Ken Sanders is opening his eponymous Rare Books store to the downtown SLC museum.

Park City Trails Are in Good Hands

With 400 miles of trails and an emphasis on thoughtful management, there's no need to panic about the state of Park City trails.

Utah County Fairs as We Know Them Are Disappearing

Where have all the cowboys gone? Outside of rural areas, Utah county fairs are going away, but their soul still lives on.

An Open Letter to Salt Lake City From The Whale

All I can say is, “Yeah, I get it. I’m a whale stuck in a traffic circle in Salt Utah.”

Best of the Beehive 2022: Newcomer’s Edition

For Best of the Beehive 2022, we're not only highlighting the best food, shopping and fun—we’re showing off the state's best neighborhoods.

Best of the Beehive 2022: Sugar House

Sugar House was the model neighborhood: walkable, streets lined with small mom and pop shops featuring unique, offbeat and idiosyncratic merchandise and small, locally-owned cafes and bars. Since then, Sugar House has changed a lot, but the area is still a lively favorite with a signature eccentricity.

Best of the Beehive 2022: Central 9th

Put this burgeoning hood in the “you’ll want to live here someday and wish you’d moved in during its painful metamorphosis” file. 

Best of the Beehive 2022: Marmalade/The Avenues

The state capitol building, with its beautiful grassy lawns and cherry trees, sits at the top of the hill. To the east is The Avenues, one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Salt Lake. To the west is the LGBT-friendly The Marmalade, one of the funkiest historic neighborhoods in Salt Lake.

Best of the Beehive 2022: Utah Valley

The second most populous county in Utah has long had a reputation for a firm focus on being the most family friendly. It’s home to a handful of historic Main Streets populated with eclectic local boutiques, a rich tradition of promoting the (PG-rated) performing arts and beautiful natural wonders in American Fork and Provo Canyons.

Best of the Beehive 2022: Ogden

Ogden has always had a reputation for pushing the limits. Amid constant change, traces of the city's Wild West past enriches Ogden's untamed spirit. 

Best of the Beehive 2022: Downtown & Central City

Once defined by the ornate 19th-century mansions along South Temple and old-fashioned apartment buildings, now the urban skyline is filled with modern multi-use developments, lively nightlife and sophisticated restaurants.
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