Welcome to Davis Area, Utah!
Welcome to Davis County, Utah
Home of the Great Salt Lake
& The Amusement Park Capital of Utah
Davis County is the smallest geographic county in the State of Utah, but third in terms of population. The southern part of the county is a bedroom community to SLC, while the northern end of the county is influenced by Hill Air Force Base.
Antelope Island is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, with its beautiful vistas, a herd of 500+ bison, and dozens of species of birds. It is also a state park accessible by a 7 mile causeway from the mainland at Syracuse.
Lagoon Amusement Park operates during the summer, and is one of the largest parks in the west. There are many other family-oriented amusement parks such as Cherry Hill, Boondocks, Family Fun Center and others.
Our nothern hotels are a 20-minute drive from Olympic-venue Snowbasin, and our southern hotels are within 10-15 minutes of downtown SLC.
For those who love their food, Davis County boasts over 350 restaurants - from fast food to haute cuisine. Movie fans can see their favorite flick on one of 60 screens featuring the latest technology.
The diverse economy and the well educated populous make it one of the most desirable places in the state to grow a business.
Large shopping districts abound in Bountiful, West Bountiful, Centerville, Farmington, Kaysville, Layton and Syracuse.
- Salt Lake City attractions, including historic Temple Square, are just ten minutes to the south of Davis Co's southern border.
- Park City is about 35 minutes east of us via Hwy 84 - or 40 minutes from southern hotels via Interstate 80.
- The city of Ogden borders us to the north.
- An hour to the northwest is Promontory National Historic Site where the famous joining of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads - which connected the continent - occurred on May 10, 1869 with the ceremonial placement of the Golden Spike.
Back to Nature
Even though we are close to a large metropolitan area, Davis County is a great place to view wildlife.
- Sunset magazine wrote that Antelope Island State Park is one of the top five wildlife areas in the Rocky Mountain region.
- Nearby Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge was listed as one of the ‘Fantastic Five’ birding destinations. Audubon Magazine lists Great Salt Lake among their top 17 birding trails. Bird Watcher’s Digest designates Great Salt Lake as one of twenty-five must-see birding hot spots in the United States.
- Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, held the third Saturday in May, spotlights the millions of birds that migrate through the area, or call the lake their home.
After a day of skiing, viewing wildlife, or hiking the mountains, Davis County offers visitors plenty of fine restaurants and evening cultural entertainment—outdoor theaters, indoor theaters, live actors, actors on film, music, and, of course, shopping!
It’s all here in Davis County!
For statistical information, please see the stats provided by
the Davis Chamber of Commerce.