This unassuming northern Utah town has a reputation for slow living. Beautifully arranged in the midst of the mountainous Wasatch Front, this lazy town is the perfect resting point between Utah’s many geological attractions and National Forest sites. It may seem odd to say that the capital city is less lively than the rest of the state, but in Utah, rocky gorges and formations are the main draw. Salt Lake City remains a positive destination, full of interesting history, prime skiing, and growing cultural amenities. The annual Sundance Film Festival and the recent winter Olympics have spruced up certain districts and many residents are bent on the city’s expansion.
As for outdoor attractions, you do not have to travel far in any direction to find yourself back in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by breathtaking natural wonders. Antelope Island State Park lies in the midst of the primarily dead Great Salt Lake, and houses a wide array of native wildlife, including bighorn sheep and, of course, antelope. Or you can stretch out on the wide beaches of Great Salt Lake State Park. Whether you are looking for a budding city scene or some of the best in Mother Nature’s repertoire, Salt Lake City can show you a good time.