The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from August 2018

  • The Best Mountain Bike Trails Near Salt Lake

    It’s no longer much of a secret that great mountain biking can be found within the state of Utah. From the slickrock trails of Moab to the buffed out singletrack of Northern Utah, a huge amount of variety can be found to satisfy riders of every ability level. Utah encompasses approachable terrain

  • Salt Lake's Best Airbnbs

    If you’re planning to come to Utah in the near future you’re in luck because there are plenty of incredible homes to choose from all over the state. Whether you’re in town for a meeting, are curious about the incredible architecture at Temple Square , or can’t wait to shred the fresh powder at one of

  • Electric Scooters

    If you’ve been downtown lately, you’ve probably noticed the latest transportation trend to hit the streets of Salt Lake City. Electric scooters have descended upon The Beehive State, and they’re creating quite a buzz. Two companies, Lime and Bird , have deployed hundreds of ready-to-ride scooters at

  • Bad Brad Wheeler

    Familiar voice on the radio, blues musician who’s played with Willy and Joe McQueen, and Salt Lake mainstay, Brad Wheeler is another Salt of the Earth character. Brad is easy to spot—at 6ft 7in and bearded like Brigham with a hat that often tops it all off, “Bad” Brad Wheeler stands as a singular

  • Best Places to Get Coffee in Salt Lake

    There’s a hot coffee culture going on in Salt Lake. This high desert city has grown into the kind of town where locally grown beans are sold and baristas teach customers how to drink a cup of joe properly (without loads of cream and sugar). Current coffee pioneers seem to prefer small batch direct

  • The Ten Finest Hiking Trails in (and Close to) Salt Lake

    Ask anyone why the quality of life in Salt Lake is so darn good, and most of them will mention the easy access to outdoor adventure. Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or climbing, you can integrate it into your everyday living ‘round these parts. When it

  • History of Salt Lake

    A Brief History of Salt Lake City, Utah So what are the best things to do in Salt Lake City, anyway? To answer this question, we’re going to have to go back and learn a little bit about the town’s history. History buffs, buckle your seatbelts. Okay, it’s not going to be that long of a lesson. But

  • Prost! A Long Tradition of Oktoberfest at Snowbird

    It all began with a royal wedding on a sunny October day in 1810. Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig welcomed the denizens of Munich to a festival commemorating his marriage to Princess Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen. For five days, folks celebrated on the fields adjacent to the city

  • This is the Place State Park:

    "This is the place." It's a solemn declaration by Utah's original pioneer leader, Brigham Young - and a phrase still memorized by many a school child around the state. It was the proclamation that the Salt Lake valley would be the permanent settlement of a large group of intrepid pioneers who'd

  • Welcome To Craft Lake City

    The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 250 local artisans, DIY engineers, vintage vendors, and craft food creators, the Google Fiber STEM Building, two stages of music and dance performances, local food trucks, and approximately 20,000

  • Make It, Bake It, Grow It: A Guide to the Downtown Farmers Market

    It's that time of year again: when Saturday mornings in downtown Salt Lake start with a cup of coffee and a freshly baked croissant and end with a bag (or a Radio Flyer) full of heirloom tomatoes, grass-fed beef, Asian herbs, fresh burrata, bean-to-bar chocolate… and maybe some citrus-scented