Park City, Utah is perhaps most famous for hosting the prestigious Sundance Film Festival but there is far more to this town than the annual gathering of filmmakers and industry types. Park City is the perfect vacation destination whether you’re chasing an escape to nature, a luxurious getaway or an adrenaline pumping ski spot.
Park City By Day
Naturally stunning year-round, the area is most popular during the winter months with a host of amazing skiing options to choose from. Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort and Deer Valley Resort all offer world-class skiing just minutes from the heart of Park City.
In the warmer months the mountainous region is a fantastic place to get out and explore nature. From rafting to mountain biking to hiking there is no shortage of great trails to check out. If you’re looking for something particularly daring, the Utah Olympic Park is open all year and offers thrill seekers the chance to bobsled down the actual track used in the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Any time of year is a great time to take a tour of Park City itself and explore its beautiful historic main street. From unique museums to fantastic restaurants to abundant shopping options, main street has it all in a stunning old west setting.
Park City By Night
Once its time to exit the slopes or hang up the hiking boots there are plenty of ways to enjoy your evenings in this town.
Return to your childhood with build-your-own s’mores at a host of locations including Montage Deer Valley, St. Regis Deer Valley and the Waldorf Astoria at Canyons Resort. Roast marshmallows around the resort fire-pit and create your own s’more with a huge selection of customized toppings and flavours. Purists can obviously stick to the traditional two graham crackers, marshmallow and slab of chocolate formula.
Another great evening adventure for adults is a trip to the High West Distillery. Whiskey may not be something most people associate with Utah, but the product here is definitely worthy of attention. Billed as the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world, it runs tours during the day and by night you can pair your whiskey with, you guessed it, fresh s’mores. Apart from the distillery, the area has a huge selection of quality drinking and dining options to suit any taste.
Where To Stay
Venture away from the big resorts and stay in the heart of Park City with this beautiful Historic Main Street Miner’s Cottage. You’ll be seconds away from everything the city has to offer from shopping to dining to skiing to entertainment and nightlife. This beautiful home is full of amenities and is the perfect place to relax or entertain.
This blog was written by Ben Crock, Tripping Blogger.