Park City is relatively easy to get to, you can fly into Salt Lake City and drive for about 45 minutes . If you’re a Utah native, it’s a short scenic drive through the Provo canyon or Parleys.
Regardless of the time of year you visit, we can say that you won’t be disappointed. Here are our recommendations for how to spend one day in Park City, Utah.
Park city is very accessible and easy to navigate, start off your day with a filling breakfast at: Five5eeds.
“A menu that screams nourishment almost as loudly as it does flavor, where dishes are crafted from the best in local, seasonal produce, with a definitive nod to the famed Australian foodie culture from where we hail.”
Sight-seeing and activities
There are a few must-see sites in Park City! some are quick and others could take up your entire day, so depending on how much time you have, you can decide how much you can explore.
Main Street With your stomach sufficiently stuffed, it might be a good time to do a little walking. Fortunately, there are some beautiful spots to explore in the vicinity of Main Street. If you like some early morning shopping, you wont be disappointed by the little shops available. The late morning hours are the perfect time to take a gallery stroll. No matter your taste in art, there is a gallery on Main Street for you. Nature photography, oil painting, pop art, bronze sculpture, modern mixed-media—it’s all here.
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Even if you are not a professional skier, one of the greatest adventures is to experience “The greatest snow on earth” in Park City. If you have never skied, it is the perfect place to start! with 348 trails and 41 lifts over eleven-square-miles, it is of late the largest ski resort in the United States.
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After sight-seeing and adventuring, stop by at The bridge café for lunch!
The Bridge Cafe & Grill serves American food with a Brazilian Flair. Located directly at the bottom of the Town Lift on Main Street.
Learn about Park City
Park City Museum Discover Park City’s history at the Park City Museum on Historic Main Street. Prospectors discovered silver in 1868 in the area that soon after became Park City. Mine owners made fortunes, while thousands of miners simply made a living.
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Utah Olympic Park – The Utah Olympic Park is a winter sports park built for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and is located in Summit County northwest of Park City. The largest crowds ever for an Olympic Winter Games (a record that still holds today) filled the venues and cheered for every athlete, in every sport, from every country. The US Team won 34 medals at the 2002 Games, shattering the previous record of 13.
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Dinner & Drinks
Riverhorse on Main This is the perfect restaurant to end your long day of exploring Park City. The space is gorgeous and the food is delicious. Riverhorse on Main is among an elite list of top restaurants in the nation and is one of the oldest and most distinguished restaurants on Park City’s historic main street.
High West Distillery High West is the first legally licensed distillery in Utah since the end of prohibition so it’s a pretty big deal in the world of liquor (especially considering how crazy some of Utah’s liquor laws are. “High West began with humble roots, opening a small, 250-gallon still and Saloon in an historic livery stable and garage. What was once a small operation in downtown Park City has grown to be an internationally-recognized brand with four unique locations. In 2015, High West opened their distillery in Wanship, Utah, which acts as a space for educational whiskey tasting, pairings and tours, and houses a 1600-gallon copper pot still. Meanwhile, the Saloon continues to operate as a must-visit gastro-distillery, featuring alpine-inspired western fare alongside the original still, the Nelson Cottage offers unique whiskey-paired dinners, and the Saloon at the Salt Lake City airport allows for some last tastes of High West on the way out of town.”
Where to stay
Montage Deer Valley
9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, UT 84060
Look no further than the Montage for your stay. This high-end, American craftsman-style ski-in/ski-out resort is 3.8 miles from the center of Park City and will not disappoint. One of our favorite features at the hotel is the Veuve Clicquot après lounge, which is the perfect place to warm up with a glass of champagne after a long day of skiing.
More Places to See if you have more than one day in Park City:
Summit Meadows Adventures (Snowmobile tours)
Hot Air Balloon Ride (Many companies specialize in hot air balloon rides year round, and can be arranged through your hotel or Park City Balloon Adventures)
Let us know about your visit, we’d love to hear it!