Downtown Salt Lake City is engaging and easy to explore on foot. The metro area has 1.2 million people. They are encircled by mountains with the Great Salt Lake defining the northwest border. At the foothills of Ensign Peak is the splendid Utah State Capitol Building. This bird’s-eye view is from the 26th floor observation deck of the LDS Church Office Building. SLC also offers a host of restaurant, entertainment and shopping alternatives plus hiking, golfing and skiing options.