Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Utah. With 21 national parks and monuments within a few hours drive, Salt Lake City is the perfect location to view some of the world’s most iconic outdoor places. Enjoy hiking and biking in local canyons just minutes from the city center or in nearby national parks, and winter activities ranging from snowmobiling to snowshoeing and, of course, skiing and snowboarding at nearby world famous olympic level ski resorts. Combining the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the friendliness of a quaint, mountain town, Salt Lake City is an ideal location for vacations, meetings or conventions. A beautiful, safe, and vibrant destination, the city combines unparalleled access to natural recreation, a bustling economy, dynamic nightlife, remarkable history, and warm hospitality.