Utah is really beautiful. I spent a weekend in Salt Lake City after my business travel partner (understandably) scheduled a very short stay for a business trip (we landed at 1:00 a.m. or so, and were scheduled to leave at 5:00 p.m. the same day, on a Friday, after having worked about 70 hours already that week). After I saw the area on our drive in to work, I had the airline change my plans to fly back to Sunday afternoon, and spent a few days walking around and seeing everything.
I did have to pay a parking ticket, though, which I sort of knew was going to happen when I parked 5 hours in a 2 hour spot, walking all over. I remembered the price being comically low compared to other places I've been ticketed before.
That was one of the areas where I searched for work later, and it seemed like there was some pretty good technical work available there, but I wasn't able to make any progress in that regards. I did enjoy some good coffee and beer while I was there. In hindsight, I feel like I was disrespectful when I drank said coffee while walking through the garden square near the Mormon Tabernacle, since I didn't have a sensitivity towards that aspect of their culture.