North of Salt Lake City
, between the Great Salt Lake and the northern Wasatch mountain range, the 86,000 residents of Ogden enjoy a prime location for year-round fun. Besides the lake and mountains, the options for outdoor adventure include rivers and the Pineview Reservoir. Local businesses have been attentive to what residents and visitors alike want in a town, with a wide range of options for dining, nightlife, spa and health, and shopping, as well as a notable arts and culture scene. Lodging ranges from camping and RV sites to quaint B&Bs and luxury hotels; there's also a wellspring of private and managed vacation-home rentals.