PARK CITY TRAVEL GUIDE
Park City is one of those towns that is completely different in the summer & winter. I haven’t been in the winter (yet), so this guide is mostly about what to do in the summer! I hope to visit again very soon in the colder months & provide a guide for you all about what to do in this fun Utah city when it’s cold out!
We visited Park City in the summer to escape the Texas heat. Everyone there said that people come to Park City for the winters to ski, but they stay for the summers. The weather was perfect & there were so many fun outdoor activities to do! We wanted somewhere relaxing to go with nice weather & it was a perfect destination where we could celebrate our second anniversary.
WHERE TO STAY
We stayed at the Montage Deer Valley & I cannot recommend it enough. We love to stay at hotels that have everything you need on site so you don’t have to leave.
The Montage is a ski-in-ski-out resort with the largest spa in Utah. All the rooms have a fireplace & either a patio or balcony. They have four on site restaurants & a ton to do on site including archery, outdoor games, bowling, & outdoor guides to help you with hiking, mountain biking, or any other outdoor activity you may be interested in. They have daily s’mores around sunset & meet + greets with their adorable Bernese Mountain Dogs, Monty & Summitt. Their salt water pool is perfect for relaxing by with a gorgeous view, amazing cocktails (the spiked lemonade & the pineapple sangria are to die for), & good food.
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WHERE TO EAT
Where we ate:
- Apex: We ate here for both breakfast & dinner. Everything was fantastic. The huevos ranchers was one of the best I’ve had & so was the lobster rissotto & all the sides we had at dinner. We left so satisfied & happy! I highly recommend this spot for any meal.
- Burgers & Bourbon: We grabbed a snack here when we arrived. The fried pickles were so good & I was drooling over all the french fries. It’s such a great, laid back restaurant with delicious food.
- Chimayo: This is a fan favorite Southwestern restaurant right on Main Street. The portions were really big, so we shared some appetizers & an entree, but still couldn’t finish it all. We thought it was good, but it’s pretty overpriced & seemed to be a little more hyped up so we expected more. Overall, it was a fine experience.
- Grappa: This is a very popular Italian spot in a historic building at the top of Main Street. We snagged some tiramisu to go from here (an anniversary tradition since we got married in Italy) & it was so good. I’ll definitely be returning for a full meal next time!
- Yukiyama Sushi: This sushi restaurant was recommended to us time & time again. It has really good, creative, seasonal rolls with really fresh fish. We thought it was really good!
Of course we can never cross off all the places we want to eat off, so I always keep a running list for the next time we visit & so that you all can see more options that were recommended or that I researched & found that looked good.
On our list for next time:
- 350 Main: An upscale restaurant offering light fare, seafood, & delicious desserts in a historic space with a lively bar.
- The Eating Establishment: A revamped American restaurant with a cozy dining room & swanky bar offering classic American fare.
- The Farm: Market-driven eatery with an elegant bar & a seasonal American menu.
- Fireside Dining: A four course meal served from five stone fireplaces that you can arrange a horse drawn sleigh to take you to.
- Firewood: A rustic-chic eatery for wood-fired meat, plus seafood with craft cocktails & wine.
- Five5eeds: Coffee & made-from-scratch breakfast & lunch.
- Handle: This popular spot has seasonal food featuring ingredients from local farms.
- Harvest: A said to be perfect spot for a healthy & hearty breakfast. The spicy shakshouka is said to be amazing.
- J&G Grill: A curated selection of Jean-Georges’ greatest dishes from his portfolio of domestic & international restaurants around the world.
- Powder: Located at the Waldorf Asotria, the restaurant is supposed to be one of the best in Park City serving contemporary American fare.
- Riverhorse: An upscale, Park City fan favorite restaurant serving eclectic American fare & fine wines in an elegant space with live music.
- Royal Street Café: Creative dishes from crawfish bisque to bison burgers served in a homey, lodge-inspired interior.
- Silver Star Café: New-American food in a fun atmosphere with a great rooftop view & live music.
- Yama Sushi: Located in the Montage, this is an awesome choice for a sushi dinner in a cozy atmosphere.
- Windy Ridge Café: French country–style setting with an in-house bakery & New-American comfort food.
WHERE TO DRINK
- Bar Bohème: Located at the trendy Sky Lodge, this is a great spot for a drink &/or a casual bite.
- Daly’s: This is a great spot in the basement of the Montage with bowling lanes, darts, & a lot of TVs.
- High West Saloon: Ski-in gastro-distillery offering tours, a wide range of whiskeys & American bar food.
- No Name Saloon: A classic Park City spot with a fun vibe & good rooftop if the weather suits the outdoors.
- O’Shucks: A local favorite dive bar.
- The St. Regis: Each St. Regis all has their own signature Bloody Mary & this is the place to go for one with a view.
- Wasatch Brewery: Unique craft beers in a relaxed setting.
WHAT TO DO
What you do in Park City is dependent upon the season & of course, the weather.
- Hiking: there are so many amazing trails to hike. We loved that the Montage had so many that went straight from their back door. We went on a few different trails on our own & loved them all. The crew at Compass Sports on site at The Montage was so helpful!
- Mountain Biking: We didn’t partake, mostly because I could just see myself busting my teeth out, but we saw so many people biking & it looked so fun! There are electric bikes around town, too if you aren’t into mountain biking.
- Spa Day: The Montage had the most amazing spa. It’s the biggest in Utah & offered every kind of service you could imagine!
- On Site Games: From outdoor giant checkers to archery to bowling, there are so many fun activities on site at The Montage. We had so much fun playing around!
- Hot Air Balloon Ride: We had this set up one morning with champagne, but we unfortunately weren’t able to go due to the operator having a family emergency. This is 100% on our to do list for next time though!
- Skiing: Should you find yourself in Park City in the winter, obviously the slopes are the thing to do.
- Fly into Salt Lake City & grab a uber to Park City. It was really easy to find one.
- We didn’t rent a car & didn’t see a need to. The Montage has transportation that takes you to/from town as needed. They are so nice & responsive. This was seriously the best amenity.
- Check the weather. The weather varies in Park City (It was in the 40s at night when we arrived) so be prepared.
We absolutely LOVED our time in Park City & can’t wait to return. I’m already plotting a girl’s trip back when it starts to get cold & snow there because I can only imagine how stunning & fun it is. I highly recommend adding Park City & The Montage to your travel to do list, soon! XO
Thank you to The Montage Deer Valley for providing our accommodations during this stay. As always, all opinions are my own.