Weekend Wanderings: Park City Guide
Park City has more to offer than just skiing. Utah is truly considered a year round adventure destination with skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking along with hiking. And Park City is the heart of that adventure. Here's our complete Park City Guide.
WHERE TO STAY
Park City is full of beautiful ski resorts. And it's hard to pick our favorites. But here a few options.
Waldorf Astoria Park City: The Waldorf Astoria Park City is a luxury ski resort located at the base of Canyons ski area. This posh mountain resort is just 4 miles from Main Street and Downtown Park City. The resort features Powder, a full-service restaurant that serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus the property has an on-site spa, fitness center, outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. The Waldorf Astoria is a true luxury resort and you'll feel an overwhelming sense of relaxation when staying there. See our complete review of the Waldorf Astoria Park City.
Main & Sky: If you want to be in Downtown Park City, you can't beat Main & Sky. It has THE best location of any hotel or resort in the Park City area. The boutique property has just 33 luxury suites & penthouses, most with patio Jacuzzis and outdoor decks overlooking two ski resorts & historic Main Street. The hotel has a full-service restaurant, Coal & Lumber. And for a cocktail, visit The Tavern, Park City's oldest tavern which opened in 1907.
WHERE TO EAT
Yuki Yama Sushi: Yuki Yama Sushi is located in the heart of Old Town on Main Street in Park City. They offer some of the freshest seasonal fish possible, which is flown in from both the East and West Coast daily. Yuki Yama's menu consists of traditional Japanese sushi, sashimi, maki and noodle dishes. The sushi at Yuki Yama is hands down some of the best we've had. But this place is hopping most evenings. And you'll definitely want to try and secure a reservation ahead of a time.
Versante Hearth + Bar: The Versante Hearth + Bar located in the Park City Peaks Hotel features handcrafted, hearth-baked pizzas and street breads, innovative pastas, and Chef specialties in addition to local craft beers, wines and cocktails. And while the pasta was delicious, the balsamic glazed brussel sprouts were some of the best we've ever tasted.....ever.
Five5eeds: Five5eeds is bringing great coffee, great food and exceptional service to the folks of Park City. They serve up a menu that screams nourishment almost as loudly as it does flavor, where dishes are crafted from the best in local and seasonal produce. And the owners, originally from Australia, create dishes with a definitive nod to the famed Australian foodie culture from where they hail. The brunch we had at Five5eeds was incredible. And this is a place that should definitely be on your list to check out.
WHERE TO GET COFFEE
Pink Elephant Coffee: Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters is a small batch artisan coffee roaster and specialty coffee shop located right on Main Street in Historic Park City. Pink Elephant Coffee is located in the upper level of 509 Main Street, Park City, Utah. They serve up coffee, espresso, juice, kombucha, pastries, and more.
Harvest: Harvest, also located in Historic Downtown Park City, their slogan is Food, Coffee & People. And they serve up delicious meals, particularly breakfast. In terms of coffee, Harvest sources the best fair-trade beans and they’re roasted locally to a formula that’s all their own. And the result is a great tasting cup of coffee.
Java Cow Coffee: Java Cow Coffee (and Ice Cream) is located right on Main Street in Historic Park City. They serve Caffe Ibis coffee from Logan featuring daily brews along with a plethora of specialty coffee drinks. You'll find plenty of great coffee options and the lattes were delicious.
WHERE TO GET DESSERT
Java Cow Ice Cream: Java Cow doesn't just serve up coffee. They also serve up homemade ice cream right in the heart of Park City. The ice cream is made on site with all natural ingredients and a custom locally made dairy mix.
WHAT TO DO
St. Regis Deer Valley - Cocktails At The Mountain Terrace: The St. Regis Deer Valley sits mountainside. You can only access the resort by funicular. And it's a fun experience to take the funicular up the hillside to enjoy cocktails on the outdoor patio at the St. Regis Deer Valley's Mountain Terrace.
Homestead Crater: Just a twenty minute drive from Park City, take a dip in one of the most unique activities you’ll ever experience in your lifetime. The Homestead Crater is a geothermal spring hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock located on the Homestead property. Over 10,000 years in the making, The Crater formed when melting snow on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth’s interior heated the water. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface -- eventually forming the volcano-shaped limestone deposit called The Homestead Crater.
Outdoor Activities: You came to Park City to be adventurous. And you won't run out of outdoor activities. In the winter, Park City offers world class skiing, plus you'll find plenty of mountain biking and hiking opportunities in the spring, summer and fall.