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Park City, Utah is used to accolades. The definitive mountain ski town has been racking them up for years and still they continue to pour in, from Travel + Leisure to Sunset magazine to Condé Nast Traveler, who recently named it the “Friendliest City in America.”
Fortunately, none of this praise has gone to Park City’s head. Instead of pretension, you’ll find the same laid-back western hospitality and authentic charm this former silver mining mecca has been known for since the 1800s.
But, of course, some things have changed since that wild west era.
Today, you’ll find a unique mountain town brimming with the best restaurants, boutiques and bars, all located on or around the picturesque main street. Add movie theaters, art galleries, bowling alleys, fantastic lodging and more, and you’ve got the ideal destination for your next winter getaway.
Park City’s culinary scene is as world-class and diverse as its skiing. With nearly 150 restaurants and bars, there's something for every taste and mood, and it’s all within walking distance or accessible via the free city-wide transportation system. Choose between fresh sushi, pitch-perfect Italian, gastro-saloons, flavorful Mexican or locally-sourced fare at Riverhorse on Main, a 16-year gourmet staple of this ski town’s Historic Main Street. Heading out with your family? No problem. From delicious burgers to mouth-watering pies at Main Street Pizza & Noodle to the ultimate dessert at Java Cow Ice Cream, there’s never a shortage of kid-approved food.
Cocktails + More
Feel like capping a day on the slopes or extending the evening after dinner? From après-ski to nightlife, Park City’s got your imbibing needs covered. Grab post ski local craft beers or listen to some live music over cocktails at an authentic western saloon that night. Craving something completely unique? Head to High West, the world’s only ski in/ski out whiskey distillery!
Culture + Entertainment
How many ski towns can say that not all the entertainment is on the mountain? Culture abounds throughout town. Check out fine art in one of the many galleries, which can be best experienced during during the free Park City Gallery Stroll, taking place every first Friday of the month. The whole family will enjoy the Park City Museum, where permanent galleries and interactive exhibits tell the iconic mountain town’s origin tale, from stagecoaches to mega mines to ski slopes.
Catch a play, musical or standup comedy at the Egyptian Theatre, or, for the adventuresome in your brood, there’s always Jupiter Bowl, where 16 luxury lanes of ultra-modern bowling, three pool tables and an arcade ensure the family-friendly action continues long after sunset.
Park City’s Historic Main Street is lined with everything from quaint shops and boutiques to book stores and state-of-the-art sport retailers. Find that perfect memento, one-of-a-kind western antique or outfit yourself with the latest gear so you can hit the slopes in style.
Come nightfall, you’ll have a host of lodging options. Choose from cozy condos and small hotels to the luxury of Stein Eriksen Lodge or Montage Deer Valley, both recognized by Travel + Leisure as two of America’s best hotels.
To learn more about Park City, Utah and to book your winter vacation, check out VisitParkCity.com/winter.