The majority of Utah's population lives along the metropolitan Wasatch Front, with the capital Salt Lake City at its heart. With mountain ranges lining the valley, this means quick access to nature, as well as a concentration of vibrant culture, big-city amenities and distinctive dining just minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Utah's urban destinations make excellent destinations on their own as well as ideal base camps for your outdoor adventure.
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Salt Lake City
Utah's capital city, features outdoor adventure, local cuisine and all the big-city amenities. Salt Lake City is the main gateway for travelers making the quick trip to Utah's ski resorts, southward to Utah’s renowned red rock country, or northward to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The city also offers alternative entertainment through the lenses of its celebrated subcultural music and art scene. To catch these sights and sounds all you have to do is venture downtown.
Park City could certainly stake a rightful claim of being the “perfect mountain town.” It strikes a balance between luxury and comfort, all the while showing a deep appreciation for athletics and the arts. Expand your trip into Heber Valley for more culture and things to do.
Historic Ogden has a surging downtown and nightlife on 25th Street and the Junction where great brews and food accompany your visit. Whether you stay in town for iFLY indoor skydiving or head up scenic S.R. 39 toward Snowbasin and the extensive national forest, you’ll find Utah adventure.
Provo & Utah Valley
The Utah Valley offers an emerging dining scene, extensive cultural offerings and Provo Canyon, whose river is home to scenic fly-fishing and floating — all beneath iconic Mount Timpanogos. Don't miss Thanksgiving Point in Lehi and the world-class arts and eclectic culture of Springville.
In addition to Lagoon amusement park and Hill Aerospace Museum, slow down on the drive from Salt Lake to Ogden for local art museums, community theater and quick access to the unique beaches, outdoor experiences and history at Antelope Island State Park.
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These itineraries plot inspirational routes through Utah's capital city, or you can see how Salt Lake City is a natural fit for trips to Utah's national parks and monuments.