The Salt Lake City Public Library — just look at it! Salt Lake City is the epicenter of the fast-foodification of Southern fried chicken, and the only place you can chow down on a KFC chicken buffet while sitting next to one of the colonel’s original white suits.
Between Snowbird, Alta, Canyons, Solitude, Brighton, Deer Valley, Park City, Snowbasin, Wolf Mountain, Powder Mountain, Sundance, and Beaver Mountain, all located under 120 miles from the airport, skiers and snowboarders have access to a cumulative total of 28,247 vertical feet of the aforementioned epic pow.
I can’t see how the SLC airport could be any more convenient for a quick ski or snowboard trip, short of it being located in the actual parking lot of one of the 14 nearby resorts.
There are direct flights into SLC from 92 US cities, which means flying is by far the easiest and quickest route from cozy-in-your-bed one morning to slashing-up-some-fluffy-Utah-pow that same afternoon.
SLC was the first in the state to pass anti-discrimination ordinances based on sexual orientation, and the LGBT community here is HUGE.
The Pride Festival is one of the biggest events in the city and draws over 25,000 attendees, including (for the last couple years) a hundred or so members of the Church of LDS who come out to show their support.
The International Rescue Committee and other advocacy groups have a big presence in Salt Lake City.
Each year, hundreds of refugees are resettled here, where they receive the help they need to become self-sufficient citizens.
SLC has over 150 miles of bike lanes, multi-use trails, shared lanes, and off-road tracks.
The entire city’s tourable along a 13.5-mile loop that goes through downtown, passes the farmer’s market, and hits tons of historical sites across the city.
Sorry to crush your vision of what Salt Lake City is ‘supposed’ to be like, but the Mormon majority is a thing of the past in the city, with the rest of the county not far behind.