Park City remains one of the premier destinations for foodies, thrill-seekers, and film buffs for visitors and locals alike. With so much to do in the local area, it can sometimes be overwhelming to pick what place to visit and what activities to choose.
Luckily, we decided to pinpoint some of our favorite spots in Park City, as seen from a stroll down historic Main Street. Join us as we take a walk down Main Street and highlight some of the top attractions this beautiful area has to offer.
The Paint Mixer
Perfect for a date night, The Paint Mixer on Main Street offers paint classes to help you find your creative flair. They make this easy for everyone, as you just sit down and follow instructions for the “topic” of the night.
There’s no judgment based on lack of experience; the left-brained and the Da Vinci’s of the world are both encouraged to participate. The painting includes access to a wine bar, which may help fuel your creative motor.
Atticus Coffee & Teahouse
A favorite among locals, Atticus Coffee & Teahouse, brews up fresh libations for all your morning needs, whether that is a carefully selected tea blend or a healthy shot of caffeine.
If you have breakfast in mind, they also serve a selection of breakfast plates that will further bolster your a.m. energy levels. Also home to a relatively robust library, this is the perfect place to sit down and have a morning read as you gather energy for the day.
The Shoe Tree
There is a charming loop of the Union Pacific Rail Trail that parallels the street alongside Silver Creek. This trail passes by one of Park City’s iconic oddities: The Shoe Tree. An offering of footwear is not compulsory, but it is a tradition with a long history of Park City residents and visitors alike.
The Shoe Tree is a longstanding local landmark dating back to the ’70s when a few soused celebrants chucked their footwear into one of the trees on the side of the road near the famous downtown destination. Now a row of several arboreal monuments along Deer Valley Drive, these trees are covered with shoes and ski boots year-round.
The Banksy Murals
British street artist Banksy left behind several incredible works of art off Main St when his acclaimed documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop premiered in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.
While you grab an ice cream cone at Java Cow, check out one of the most iconic public artworks in Park City by Banksy, Camera Man and Flower. The renowned yet anonymous guerilla artist from the United Kingdom has graced the walls of Park City with a mural depicting a man photographing a flower in the alley right outside the ice cream shop.
You’ll find another of his works, Praying Boy, at 537 Main St. Another one of his works, Dirty Ray, can be located on the theatre door of the Egyptian Theatre. This stencil depicts a rat wearing 3D glasses.
Riverhorse on Main
For a bit of fine dining, check out Riverhorse on Main. With a high-ceilinged atrium inside and seating that overlooks Historic Main Street on the outdoor deck, Riverhorse has won many awards for its overall dining experience.
It’s one of the oldest and most well-renown restaurants in Park City. It features an extensive wine list and fresh seasonal offerings. But keep in mind, the local secret is their Sunday brunch.
Those looking for less expensive food, cheap beer, and locals should check out Davanza’s. While it is a little bit off Main Street (walking distance), it is the place to go to live like a local in Park City.
The pizza is delicious, but there are many food options for those not interested in pizza. Some that we recommend are the tacos, their Philly cheesesteak, and their diablo burger. The casual atmosphere is made by floor-to-ceiling beer mementos.
No Name Saloon
The most popular bar in Park City is the No Name, known by locals as “The Alamo.” This draws a slightly younger and louder crowd and has excellent food for a bar.
If you want a fun night out, this is your place. Look for the deck overlooking Main Street on the second floor. As you wind through the establishment, you’ll find all kinds of old Park City memorabilia.
High West Distillery and Saloon
This distillery is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. It’s got an Old West feeling, as the building itself used to be a stopping point for miners and their horses.
Distillery tours are available, but this is just a great spot to stop in for a drink. Opened in 2006, High West Distillery & Saloon is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870.
Parking on Main Street
Parking on Main Street can be tricky. It is a top-rated destination, drawing visitors from far and wide—many of whom arrive in their vehicles. Parking is available along the road, but good luck capturing a spot, especially during the winter.
If you are daring and don’t intend to park overnight, you can try a couple of the paid lots behind Main Street on Swede Alley. The China Bridge garage is the largest of these facilities, but it still fills up quickly.
We suggest utilizing a park and ride or grabbing a rideshare instead of attempting to park your car into the cramped downtown lots. If you are staying right on Main or up at Park City Mountain’s base area, you won’t need a car at all! Step out your door, use the free local bus system or ski down onto Park City Main Street instead.
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