In Utah, cities blend with uniquely western, small towns to create a distinctive lifestyle. But rest assured that the state’s major cities are as cosmopolitan as some urban areas twice their size.
In Northern Utah, Ogden begins a populated swath that runs nearly 100 miles south to Provo, with Salt Lake City, the state’s capital and host city for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games as the mid-point. The area is known locally as “The Wasatch Front,” named for the mountains towering to the east. The majority of Utah’s residents live along this route. These cities offer a great selection of restaurants, sporting events and a vibrant arts community. Utahns view the performing arts as opportunities for entertainment, education and enlightenment. Some of the most popular groups include the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, the Utah Opera Company, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Utahns actively support professional and amateur sporting events.
On the eastern side of the Wasatch Range, Park City is a year-round resort town with three acclaimed ski areas, the Sundance Film Festival and summer concert series including internationally known musicians and groups. Some of the finest art galleries in the western United States are found on Park City’s Main Street.
In Southern Utah, Cedar City hosts the Tony-Award Winning® Utah Shakespearean Festival, while St. George is the setting for dozens of golf courses, health spas and a growing retirement mecca. Click on a city or view the map below for more information.