When you think of Park City you might immediately think Sundance Film Festival and skiing. But we believe you might be interested in learning that there is also a very tasty side of Park City.
Though it may surprise you, Park City has over 150 restaurants and bars, from award-winning five-star restaurants to casual apres skiing spots. With attention paid to locally sourced ingredients and fresh seafood flown in daily, there’s something for every palate.
After a long day of outdoor activities, gallery hopping or shopping, nothing appeals to the senses more than a fabulous meal. Luckily, Park City allows even the first time visitor to dive into all it has to offer, making it a perfect place to spend a night or two enjoying it all.
There are plenty of options for the kiddies, including many ski resorts’ renowned ski schools and children programs, as well as many off-slope activities for all ages. If you want to explore more adult local gems you’ll want to experience the world’s only ski-in whiskey gastro-distillery High West Distillery.
The history of this unique town is long and storied. In the late 1860’s the world came to Park City in search of its silver. In its day, Park City yielded over $400 million in silver and created many millionaires including newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst.
Strolling down Main Street you can experience both the old and new of Park City. 65 buildings are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels still exist in the surrounding mountains as remnants of the mining days.
Park City boasts its claim as home to the largest ski resort in the United States, Park City Mountain. It’s also home of one of the top rated ski resorts in the world, Deer Valley Resort. Luxury abounds in Park City at Utah’s only Forbes 5-Star and AAA 5-Diamond hotel, Stein Ericksen Lodge Deer Valley. With more luxury ski-in/ski-out accommodations than any other North American resort town, Park City offers the Waldorf Astoria, St. Regis and Montage Deer Valley. Deer Valley Resort is known far and wide for their impeccable guest service, something we always welcome.
Extremely popular winter activities like skiing and snowboarding are just the beginning in Park City. Winter fly-fishing trips, hot air ballooning, bobsledding, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and snow tubing are some of the other wonderful options to enjoy the spectacular outdoor Park City environment.
Want to experience an Olympic Bobsled run? Then check out Utah Olympic Park. Host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games it’s now open year-round and is a training ground for high-performance athletes. You can even take a bobsled ride piloted by a professional bobsled driver. Less than a mile long and with speeds up to 50 mph you’re sure to be in for a memorable ride.
If you want a break from the slopes there are several food and wine tours available to help you explore. The Park City Food Tour, the Gourmand Tour and the Utah Wine Tours all offer unique tastes of Park City for visitors or locals.
Park City also offers a large variety of local shops, galleries, spas and salons to fill up the non-skier’s days.
The Sundance Film Festival whose mission is to discover and develop independent artists and audience is now a place to see and be seen by film lovers everywhere. Every January filmmakers and attendees descend on beautiful Park City to preview the new hopefuls and industry favorites. While winter in Park City is a skier’s paradise, a visit in the summer will also appeal to Food Travelists with The Park City Food & Wine Classic or the Savor the Summit event. Easy to get to, Park City is a short 35-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Interested in learning more? Check out this short video Park City at A Glance!
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This post is sponsored by Visit Park City. As always all opinions are our own.
THE QUICK BITE: If you’re looking for a destination that has lots of winter activities, beautiful accommodations and lots of food to explore visit tasty Park City in Utah.