Park City Utah Travel Guide

Our trip to Park City, Utah was nothing short of amazing and the best possible way to bring in 2019! This trip got me feeling inspired again and I am so grateful for that. The mountains are unreal, food is spectacular and the late night & early morning sunsets are insane. My boyfriend Jake and I spent the week exploring main street, hiking through the snowy paths, soaking in the hot tub, shopping, eating great food and of course snowboarding!! This is a trip we won’t forget and I know we will be back again!

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Park City is normally a quick 25 minute drive from Salt Lake City and the airport but it unfortunately took us about an hour because we got caught in a dang snow storm!! We also didn’t book the best car (BIG MISTAKE) so I highly suggest spending the extra money if you’re visiting during the winter months and rent a Jeep or something more suitable for snow (cause we barely made it to our Air BnB alive)!! However, we really didn’t need a car most of the trip because we made sure to take advantage of the free bus & trolley system around town.

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Things To Do

  • Snowboard/ Ski (no brainer-hit the slopes!!)

  • The Gondola (Relax, ride and soak in the views)

  • Mines & Wines Tour ( learn all about this historic mining town & the unique history of silver buried beneath)

  • Ice Castles (lights & ice galore- on my bucket list for next time) 

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Visit New Park

The best food, cutest stores & right next to the park with plenty of places to hike!!

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Catch a couple sunsets

The sunsets over the snowy mountains were unreal!! It made me SO HAPPY to wake up and go to sleep with the view!

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Main street

This town is just the cutest. Go shopping on the strip, grab some food or even hit up the Park City Museum & grab a little treasure to take home with you from their gift shop!

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Take a walk or go on a hike!!

You are surrounded by nature & endless hiking trails.. go adventure!!

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Grab a drink DT

Grab a local brew and bite to eat at the many great places on Mainstreet!

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Relax in the hot tub & hit up the hot springs!!

Homestead Crater is only 25 mins out of town. Sadly didn’t leave enough time to check it out but the locals say its a must!

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Take a drive up the mountains

Drive up the mountains & make sure to check out the cute mining homes behind Mainstreet!! You can even take a mining tour and learn all about the history of this historic mining town!

 

Snowboarding/ skiing 

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Brighton

Less crowded, almost half the price of Park city but a little ways out of town

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Park City Ski Resort

(Pricey but worth the experience & views)

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The Canyons

(Really amazing views- don’t forget to ride the Gondola)

 

Best Places to Eat: 

Maxwell’s ( Dive in and diners actually came to this place and tried their chicken parm so of course I had to get it and WOW it was bomb. They also have great chicken ) — ate it so quick didn’t get a picture (LOL)

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Vessel Kitchen

(Great fresh food and adorable interior perfect location for a picture)

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No Name Saloon

Great Place to grab a drink – try their local brews bc they are TOO GOOD!

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The Spur

(You HAVE to try their honey, mushroom & arugula pizza)

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Kneaders Bakery

Unlimited French toast is a MUST we ate here 3 days for breakfast. They have awesome Mexican hot chocolate as well.

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Five Seeds

Cutest Breakfast spot- great acai bowls & avocado toast & even better vibes/ decor

Tips

Stay hydrated

·     Altitude sickness is a real thing my people!! I spent the first night hunched over the toilet sick as can be so drink your water. 

Book the right car

  • Don’t chance it with a car that can’t withstand the testy weather & icy roads.

Wear the right shoes

·     Make sure you have warm water-resistant boots or your toes are going to FREEEZZEEE.

Mainstreet is a must

·     Look out for the tiny abandoned mining homes behind mainstreet. They are so cute and historic.

Book a place with a view

·     Even when we were relaxing in bed we had the most AMAZING view through the window and it was breathtaking

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Thank you so much for checking out the blog! Let me know if you want to see more travel guides or have any questions about our adventures in Park City!!

Heres the Air BnB we stayed in if you want to check it out! Just tap on the photo :)

Scroll down to see some highlight pictures from our Park City Adventures!

xo, Lex

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