One doesn’t have to be a skier to enjoy Park City when its fresh air mountain adventures and lively culture can all be enjoyed in a uniquely elevated experience.
With its vibrant nightlife, notable art installations, fine dining, marquee bars, exclusive resorts and live performance and entertainment venues, the former silver mining town is a playground for the affluent.
The scene here in Utah peaks in the winter and spring months but remains quite lively throughout summer. Conveniently, all the action is centered on Main Street, where most is all within walking distance of one another.
Millennium Magazine made its visit in summer after a landing at Salt Lake City International Airport, the drive is about an hour.
The stay was had at Goldener Hirsch, an award-winning property in nearby Deer Valley. This luxury hotel is a European-style chalet with modern mountain residences that made for an exceptional stay. Nestled mid-mountains it is fashioned as a Bavarian-style inn and it recently underwent an expansion.
The suite stayed in was a welcoming bright, spacious unit with decor in shades of beige, white and natural wood. Smartly furnished, the suite offered the comforts of home with a massive bath, work station and king-size bed.
Each area of the property is distinctly designed with fantastic art, sculptures and furnishings. Be it the lobby, living area, lounge or outdoor dining, no two areas are alike, yet each are complimenting as whole to the property.
Park City is just east of Salt Lake City. It’s bordered by the Deer Valley Resort and the huge Park City Mountain Resort, both known for their ski slopes. Utah Olympic Park, to the north, hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and is now predominantly a training facility.
A visit to town in Park City can be filled with culture, entertainment and fresh air outdoor adventures. Main Street is lined with buildings built during a 19th-century silver mining boom.
Park City is a world-class mountain resort town and it served as a venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Founded by prospectors in the late 1860s, it was famous for its silver mining.
Today, Park City is just the place for the finest dining experiences, private chef dinners, master distiller tastings and wine seminars. Popular regional recreational activities include fly fishing, horseback riding, biking and hiking just to name a few.
We suggest you transition into your stay starting with a a ’self-centered’ rejuvenation experience at Alpen + Hyde in town on Main Street. Ease into your visit with a deep tissue massage spa treatment to soothe & relax the body and mind as you prepare for an enjoyable mountain experience.
Want any amazing dining experience? Then visit Riverhorse on Main, one of the oldest and most distinguished restaurants on Park City’s historic Main Street. With its trendy urban vibe, live music and historic setting in Park City’s renovated Masonic Hall, Riverhorse offers an array of upscale, eclectic American cuisine. The Morgan Valley Rack of Lamb with heirloom tomato and fig salad is highly suggested.
Take scenic chair lift and summer Alpine Coaster experience at Park City Mountain Resort. A chair lift ride up the mountain is just under 30 minutes and the coaster ride down is a quick, and hair raising thrill.
Rise above and take it all in with a ride up to The St. Regis Deer Valley resort in its dual-car, funicular rail tram. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains through panoramic windows that offer spectacular views of Deer Valley. The funicular cabins, which are self-leveling despite a 20 to 80 degree difference in the slope angle, run smoothly on steel railway tracks.
The St. Regis sits on 12 slope-side acres and consists of two buildings connected by the Funicular which facilitates access from the private mountain location into Park City. Once there, sit fireside with drinks and be marveled by views of all below for a perfect end to a fun-filled day.
Here are some notable attractions to consider on a visit to Park City:
- Alpine Distilling a speakeasy on Main Street where we indulged in cocktails and pie.
- Kimball Arts Festival an educational art museum that is consistently showcasing new artists.
- Mary Jane’s boutique on Main Street where you received complimentary gifts
- Nelson Cottage by High West a delectable pre-fixe menu with High West whiskey pairings.
- No Name Saloon the perfect spot for a nightcap along Main Street.
- Twisted Fern a chic fresh roots restaurant utilizing seasonal ingredients.
- Escape Room Park City a “Mine Trap” room experience (escaping with 11 seconds left to spare!)
- The Eating Establishment a three-generation diner on Main Street (owned by Phil of Modern Family)
- Deer Valley Grocery Café a lakeside lunch in Deer Valley with fresh paninis and salads
To book a stay, make reservations or to learn more about Park City, visit www.visitparkcity.com.