When you travel a lot the question isn't simply "what to do" but "what to do, besides the obvious." In Salt Lake City Utah, Temple Square is probably the most visited attraction and is a living museum of Mormon and frontier American history, but just going there isn't enough after a few trips.
Instead, show up Sunday morning at 8:30 and you'll see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform live, for free, in the tabernacle itself. The concert is broadcast to more than 2,000 radio and television stations, but you get to see it in person.
Finding yourself in Salt Lake City Utah means finding yourself 20 minutes away from The Best Snow on Earth, as the tagline goes. This happens to be true, but during the warmer months the resorts shut down the lifts and become mountain retreats with big concerts and fireworks shows on July 4th and 24th. The hiking and biking you can do when the trails aren't under 5 feet of snow is also pretty amazing.
Every summer the city puts on a free concert series pairing top bands with more obscure interests, catering to a wide variety of musical tastes. It's called The Twilight Concert Series the performances draw tens of thousands of people and are a huge surprise to visitors.
In the depths of winter every January the Sundance Film Festival springs to life. Sundance the town, however, is very small and most of the festival screenings take place elsewhere. Park City tends to be synonymous with the festival, but it is Salt Lake where you actually have a chance of getting into a screening, complete with celebrities, away from the unmanageable crowd.
A lot happens in Salt Lake City Utah, you just need to know where to look.