Far from the glittering lights of Broadway, the pulsating nightclub scene in Miami and the Magnificent Mile in Chicago is quaint historic downtown Park City, Utah–a gem snuggled between Deer Valley and Park City Mountain resorts.
No, we aren’t NYC or Los Angeles. And that’s our strength. What we lack in glitz we make up for in small-town character, charm, and simple elegance. True: Park City is primarily known for its world-class skiing and outdoor activities. But after you’re done carving up a double black diamond slope–or a bunny hill–there’s plenty to keep you busy and entertained in storied downtown Park City.
Once one of the nation’s most notable silver mining towns, downtown Park City is now home to over 200 businesses where you’ll find fine dining, saloons, spas, art galleries, and more.
So whether you’re here for the weekend or a lifetime, get ready to explore one of the best mountain towns west of the Mississippi.
Apres Ski in Downtown Park City
Nothing satisfies more after a full day than a sumptuous dinner and dining experience. Park City offers many fine dining experiences, and the Riverhorse on Main is at the top of the list. If the skiing didn’t bring them back into town, it was likely the pan-roasted sea bass at the Riverhorse did.
For the adults in your group, perhaps a pre or post-dinner beer or wine tasting is what they fancy. One of the best wineries in the city is Old Town Cellars. With its cozy atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and selection of wines, spirits, and beer, it’s a lovely little place to rest your feet after a day of shopping.
If you’re looking for some entertainment to round out the evening, why not some live music at one of many locations near downtown Park City. From the Western-meets-Victorian style speakeasy of O.P. Rockwell to the in-door/out-door live entertainment experience at The Cabin, you won’t be disappointed.
Rise and Shine!
Not every day is about skiing. Spend a day exploring downtown; the best way to start is by starting the day with a delicious and wholesome breakfast (or brunch for night owls). One of the highest-rated breakfast joints in town is The Bridge Cafe.
With breakfast served all day, you won’t have to worry about rising early to sample your favorite American dishes with a Brazilian twist. With speedy, friendly service, lovely outdoor seating, and delicious menu options, don’t leave town without stopping in at least once.
After satisfying your appetite, it’s time to burn those calories. If you can’t miss your Crossfit WOD, then head over to Minerstown Strength and Conditioning on Park Ave. Their friendly staff welcomes locals and visitors alike.
Maybe squeezing in some pampering is more your style. A deep tissue massage after a long hike or day at the gym might just be what the doctor ordered. The highest-rated salon and spa downtown is Puravida On Main-Aveda Spa & Salon. Whether you want a facial, hair treatment, or a relaxing massage–it’s all here.
Don’t leave without stopping into one of the many boutique shops. For a great selection of western apparel, head over to Park City Clothing Company. Featuring both men’s and women’s boots, hats, and clothing, there is something for every cowboy.
Bike & Hike
Park City has you covered for those who like to get their heart rates up and enjoy biking and hiking. Year-round biking is not only possible, but it’s a reality here in Utah. Trails for miles surround downtown, and casual biking around town can be enjoyed on one of our rented e-bikes. If you didn’t bring what you need, one of the many bike shops will get you out on the trails ASAP.
If you’d rather move about on foot, there are over 100 hiking trails to suit all fitness levels. With gorgeous views and a calorie burn, you can’t beat that combination. Enjoy the abundant sunshine and fresh air Park City has to offer.
If you have a love for the arts, Park City is an unexpected treasure trove of galleries to fit every taste and style. One of the highest-rated galleries is Park City Fine Art. It may be fine art, but there is no snobbery here–just a friendly staff helping you pick the perfect painting or sculpture to take back home (or to furnish your new home with).
You don’t need to be in the big city for culture. Head over to the unique Egyptian Theatre for plays, concerts, and comedy. This landmark venue is a restored 1890s auditorium with an Egyptian theme. Fun for the entire family!
Turn Your Weekend Into a Lifetime
If you want bright lights, packed nightclubs, and a subway system, we suggest heading back east. But suppose you’re looking for spectacular mountain views, fresh air, sunshine, and community values based on friends, family and enjoying everything Park City offers. If this is the case, we invite you to speak to one of our experienced realtors. Turn your weekend into a lifetime!