“It was easy to come up with 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City,” says author Jeremy Pugh of the new bucket list book 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die. “In fact, there’s way more than 100 Things in my book.”
The book, available on Pugh’s website VeryDynamite.Com, at the Kings English Bookstore, local Barnes and Nobles and on Amazon.com, is a rundown of food and nightlife, culture and history, outdoors and sports and even the best fashion and shopping in and around Utah’s capital city.
“Of course its got the ‘greatest hits’ type of things like visiting to Temple Square,” Pugh says. “But there’s a lot more to Salt Lake City than the Great Salt Lake and Temple Square and my book says it’s OK to float out in the Great Salt Lake (just do it on a Hawaiian outrigger canoe). It’s OK to Visit Temple Square (just make sure you don’t miss the secret rooftop garden). And I haven’t even told you where you can go to try SCUBA diving in the desert. And if none of the above sounds like your kind of thing, you've got another 99 suggestions to consider from around the state.”
Pugh is a veteran of the media and the cultural landscape of Utah and the Intermountain West. A freelancer for various publications is a contributor to Salt Lake, Utah Style & Design, SKI and Sunset magazines. Previously the editor of Salt Lake magazine, Pugh came up through local newspapers around Utah covering everything from higher education to cockfighting (true story) and, in one way or another, has been writing about culture, history and the outdoors in Salt Lake City and Utah for more than a two decades.
His insider opinion on all things Salt Lake were one of the reasons he decided to write the book.
“Like, did you know that if you hike up under Snowbird’s Tram you get a killer cardio workout and a free ride down?” he asks. “Do you know about the two-headed lamb at the Daughters of Utah Pioneer museum? Do you know where to find the best sashimi in town, the real off-the-menu stuff? I didn’t think so. You really need this book.”
And although he says he’s sure you’ll find lots of unknown and hidden gems in his book, he is by no means the final word on everything fantastic to do in Salt Lake City.
“I hope this book is a good starting point for anyone new to Utah and maybe a refresher or idea generator for locals. I hope you’ll share your experiences around the city and the things you’ll love about where we live on my twitter and Instagram @100ThingsSLC.”Oh and one more thing about the title.
“I know you’re not dying,” Pugh jokes. “I mean, well, technically we're all dying a little, every day. But, you know, you're not DYING, dying. Don't worry so much. It's just a mole. I mean, maybe you should get it checked out. But please do buy the book first @verydynamite.com
Jeremy Pugh’s 100 Things to do in Salt Lake City Before you Die is an insider’s guide to great ideas for: date nights, foodie forays, weird Utah adventures, quirky event and kid-friendly stuff.
Jeremy Pugh’s 100 Things to do in Salt Lake City Before you Die says it's OK to float out in the Great Salt Lake (just do it on a Hawaiian outrigger canoe). It’s OK to Visit Temple Square (just make sure you don’t miss the secret rooftop garden). And we haven’t even told you where you can go to try SCUBA diving in the desert.
And if none of the above sounds like your kind of thing, you've got another 99 suggestions to consider (from around the state).
How to Buy: Available directly from the author at VeryDynamite.com or locally at The Kings English Bookstore, Barnes and Noble locations and on Amazon.com.