City Guide

Park City

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Park City, I underestimated you. When we first moved to Salt Lake City, we visited Park City once in the first year. Crazy, right?! It’s only a 30-minute drive and I don’t think we understood all the beauty and liveliness Park City has to offer. You feel like you’re in a winter wonderland with all the beautiful snow-capped mountains. And summer is just as lovely. We go up there one or two times a month, just to escape and enjoy dinner or a stroll down Main Street. It feels like a mini-vacation even if we don’t stay the night. Most people vacation to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival or to ski on some of the best slopes in the country, but the restaurant scene is reason enough to spend a few nights in this cute little ski town.

xx, Kait♡

 

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Eats:

Fletcher’s: Named after the owners’ dog, they decided to open a restaurant in his honor because of the joy Fletcher brought their family. This is probably my favorite restaurant in Park City. The ambience is so cozy, and the food is absolutely mouth watering. Not to mention, it’s all produced from nearby farms practicing sustainable agriculture. It’s a little pricey, but it’s worth every dollar! Suitable for all diets.
Open for Dinner. 

Powder: Located in Waldorf Astoria, this is one of our favorite spots to grab dinner. It offers a seasonal menu full of local ingredients and everything is delicious. Definitely get the local cheeseboard or the skillet apple galette!
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner. 

Handle: A seasonal American restaurant that sources local and mostly organic food. The menu is simple, and they are happy to cater to any dietary needs. The cauliflower here is everything, and I don’t even like cauliflower.
Open for dinner.

Harvest: A go-to spot for breakfast. Harvest is an Australian-style restaurant serving breakfast sandwiches, acai bowls, and delicious toast variations along side a cup of fair-trade coffee or hot cocoa.
Open for breakfast and lunch.

Deer Valley Grocery Cafe: If you don’t want to pay the resort price for breakfast (aka $20 oatmeal), I highly recommend heading to Deer Valley Grocery Cafe. You’ll find many of the same classics created with local ingredients, but way cheaper. They have a vegan menu and many gf options.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner.

Freshies Lobster: A taste of the North East in Utah. Their lobster rolls, clam chowder, and blueberry BBQ chicken are a taste of heaven. So many organic ingredients, and they have gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options.
Open for lunch and dinner. Closes at 8 pm, and 4 pm on Sundays.

Riverhorse: This was our first dining experience in Park City. The space is absolutely gorgeous and their rotating seasonal menu makes the price worth it.
Open for lunch and dinner.

Chimayo: Southwestern Mexican food in the most extravagant setting. Seasonally-inspired and a really fun environment to grab a margarita.
Open for dinner.

The Farm: This woodsy-chic spot is located in Canyons Village and features a menu focused on regionally sourced ingredients. Perfect spot for a bowl of warm soup after being on the slopes all day.
Open for lunch and dinner.

Five5seeds: Another amazing Australian cafe in Park City! The fluffy hotcakes are gorgeous and tasty and the avocado toast is next level.
Open for breakfast and lunch.

High West Saloon: For a ski-in gastro-distillery, they do an amazing job at bar food. It’s laid back and a great spot to hang out. Highly recommend trying the Dead Man’s Boots if you’re into cocktails.
Open for lunch and dinner.

Purple Sage: Western-inspired food like their signature meatloaf made with local free-range beef or the fresh Utah trout. They also have unconventional items like the butternut squash ravioli.
Open for dinner. 

Apex: The restaurant located inside the Montage resort of Deer Valley. It’s such a warm, cozy spot with a farm-to-table experience. I loved everything I tried here and their breakfast is delicious (think Caramel Apple Pie French Toast or my fave- the Apex Signature Breakfast with poached eggs, buttermilk biscuits, prosciutto, and black truffle cream).
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Riverhorse Provisions: A gourmet grocery, deli, and coffee shop whipping up fresh salads and sandwiches. It’s located at the top of Main Street.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner.

Tupelo: I love the fact they honor artisanal ingredients and local food. The menu is full of options and they do a great job of offering a gluten-free selection. The first time we went, we loved it, but the second time, the food was just alright.
Open for dinner and Sunday Brunch.

Ghidotti’s: Definitely mediocre Italian food, but they use seasonal ingredients and offer gluten-free pasta, which is always a plus.
Open for dinner.

Wasatch Brew Pub: If you’re looking for a brewery with good pub food, this is the spot! I’ve never seen a brew pub care this much about the food they serve. Sure, not all of it is organic, but they use organic ingredients and have organic ketchup on every table. Their burgers are fantastic, and I absolutely love the veggie burger!
Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Squatters Pub: Very similar to it’s partner restaurant, Wasatch. Squatter’s has everything from pizza and burgers to salads and tacos. Items like the roadhouse nachos with slow roasted Niman Ranch pork, carnitas, deep blue salmon salad, and the bbq pulled-pork sandwich create a diverse menu full of comfort food as well as simpler options.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner.

 

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Sweets:

Java Cow: Housemade ice cream on Main Street. They also serve Caffe Ibis coffee, which is an organic coffee roasting company.

Ritual Chocolate: They handcraft small batch, bean-to-bar chocolate into unique flavors. In addition to their cafe, they have a Ritual Chocolate bar at the Whole Foods in Park City that features their chocolates, lattes, and drinking chocolate.

 

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Coffee:

Atticus Coffee, Books, & Teahouse: Located at the very bottom of Main Street, they offer quick breakfast and lunch options alongside organic tea lattes, hot chocolate, and coffee.

Pink Elephant Coffee Shop: Another good shop on Main Street. You have to walk into a store (Prospect) and walk up the stairs to find it. They have lattes, kombucha, drips, and juices from Land Juicery. The coffees are single-origin, fair trade, and organic.

Campos Coffee: An Australian-based sustainable coffee shop! I love this spot. I’m still confused why Park City has so many Australian cafes, but not gonna question it because they’re all amazing!

Park City Coffee Roaster: Their coffee beans are organic or fair-trade and the drinks here are yummy! They are near the outlets, so it’s the perfect location if you’re wanting to grab a drink while shopping.

Hugo Coffee: Single-origin coffees you can enjoy while petting your pup. Yep, it’s dog-friendly. Located in the visitor’s center.

Townshend’s Teahouse: This spot is far more than just the kombucha you see on the shelf at Whole Foods. They are a full functioning tea bar with the most extensive chai menu I’ve ever seen. They also have other specialities include boba tea and loose leaf teas.

Drinks:

High West: Like mentioned above, High West is great for food and drinks. And yep, I still recommend trying the Dead Mans Boots.

Fletcher’s: The bar downstairs is full of big leather couches and I love the environment. Very classy spot to grab a drink.

Old Town Cellars: A lounge on Main Street serving wine, beer, and locally sourced bites, including items from Ritual Chocolate.

 

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Things to Do

Main Street: You’ll feel like you’re in a Hallmark Christmas movie, especially with all the glistening lights and powdery {real} snow falling from the sky. Main street is home to boutiques, shops, and art galleries and is one of my favorite things about Park City.

Winter activities: Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and fly fishing. The link will help you scout out all the activities and see where they are offered.

Summer Activities: Golf, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, ziplines, rafting, and water sports.

Scenic Drives: The Alpine Scenic Byway featuring Mount Timpanogos and Sundance Resort, also close to Cascade Springs. Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway full of beautiful wildflowers, aspens, and evergreen trees. Provo Canyon where you’ll see Bridal Veil Falls. You can actually use the Alpine Scenic Byway to return to Heber City and then make your way back to Park City.

Hiking: The landscape surrounding Park City offers over 150 miles of public trails including McLeod Creek  Trail, Round Valley Trail System, Jenni’s Trail, Red Pine Lake Trail, and Silver Lake Loop Trail.

Park Silly Sunday Market: Located on main street, this is an outdoor market where the city comes together to celebrate local artisans and farmer’s. The market runs June to September.

Olympic Park: This park was home to several events in the 2002 Winter Olympics and is still used by olympic athletes to train. The park includes a bobsled track, maintain coaster, museum, ziplines, and tons of activities for the family to enjoy.

 

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Stay

Montage Deer Valley: The view, the s’mores, the activities. There is SO much to do at Montage and they make it feel like a home away from home. We’ll go for a stay in the off-season to soak in the incredible views and eat dinner at their restaurant, Apex.

Waldorf Astoria: Waldorf houses one of my favorite restaurants, Powder. So we often make the drive up just to eat and sit by the gorgeous fireplace. They also have s’mores ;).

Newpark: We headed up to Newpark last summer during the off-season to spend 4th of July in Park City. Although not my favorite Park City hotel, but it’s still a beautiful hotel. A lot of the rooms even come with a hot tub!

 

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