After a few days in Park City, I can officially say this is one of my new favorite little towns. I absolutely LOVE the mountains so I knew I was in for a treat. However, Park City was the perfect blend of the great authentic outdoors and rustic luxury (making this a thing lol). I am sharing our favorite spots, activities and so on. We legit already have plans to go back…and my new goal is to own a home here. 🙂
First off, if you live in SoCal, Park City is SO easy to get to. You fly less than an hour and half into Salt Lake City and it is less than a 40 minute drive to PC. Loved it. Here are our details/places we LOVED:
Where to Stay in Park City:
We booked our first few nights with AvantStay. If you haven’t heard of AvantStay, you need to jump on it. This is like Airbnb, but better. They offer vacation stays, but with curated experiences and special touches. For example, when we arrived, we had a special welcome package waiting for us and through their app, you can book a private chef, cleaning services and book other experiences/hospitality services. We loved it and the property we stayed at is linked here called Slopeside (will be back for ski season!!). With the hot tub on the balcony, record player and special touches, we had the BEST stay. It was a perfect distance to downtown Park City – far enough away for a quiet vibe and right on a golf course. I highly recommend AvantStay for large groups or small!
Where to Eat in Park City:
The most upscale meal we had was at Firewood. Located right on Main Street, the vibe here is very tranquil, rustic and I loved that all the food is cooked by a wood fire. I am obsessed with that smokey flavor and smell! We ordered an amazing salad to start and then I opted for the vegan option on the menu, a broccoli cake, which was actually phenomenal even though it sounds strange and Robb ordered and enjoyed the steak (he even had a bite of the broccoli cake and said it was “Not bad.” LOL 😂). This would be a great place to check out if you’re looking for a nice, upscale dining experience with a mountain vibe.
The thought of sushi in a landlocked state freaked me out (especially coming from CA), but Yuki Yama delivered. Apparently they fly in fresh fish daily and their menu was a sushi lover’s heaven. Every single roll, veggie, and small plate we ordered was SO SO SO good. This may have been my favorite meal overall. Order the Yama-Mame (edamame in garlic goodness) and Beatrix Kiddo roll (veggie roll but TRUST me..so good).
Pretty much everyone recommended High West when I asked for Park City recommendations. Known for their world-class whiskey, High West Distillery Saloon is a bar/restaurant in Park City, but they also have an actual large distillery about 25 minutes outside of Park City. This restaurant and saloon are in an old building that has cool updates displayed throughout, including large tanks where they ferment/store their whiskeys. But what must also be noted about this place is their food. We came here for lunch and the food was exceptional. I ordered the tacos, vegan style and they were amazing. We also came here just for drinks that were also bomb – they have many whiskey drink options that even a non-whisky lover would enjoy (plus other wine/beer/drink options). High West also owns the restaurant next door called Nelson Cottage. We couldn’t get a reservation here but we want to go here when we come back. They offer a prix-fixe menu that changes weekly with a whiskey pairing. Sounds amazing! Definitely check this place out if you’re ever in Park City!
Another place I received a lot of recommendations for was Handle. Located a bit off of Main Street, Handle offered family style small/large plates and fun, craft cocktails in a modern vibe atmosphere. They were accommodating of any dietary preferences and their menu was fun to order off of – I just love sharing! The standouts were: the cauliflower, pickled carrots, bread and shishito peppers. It was a perfect meal and would highly recommend checking it out for dinner!
We loved exploring Deer Valley and stopped by Deer Valley Grocery Cafe for lunch. A small grocery store with a cafe? My dream. They offered fresh salads, sandwiches, breakfast and grab and go market items. I ordered the kale salad (& picked up some small, local snacks) and Robb loved the turkey chilli (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – this is Robb proofreading) and chicken wrap. It has a cute outdoor patio alongside a pond that was relaxing on a perfect summer day. We will be back!!
Another iconic brunch/lunch spot in Park City is Five5eeds. They offer great coffee, fresh breakfast and lunch items with a healthy twist. I loved the chia seed pudding, and will be back to try more! It was crowded so we ordered it to go.
Harvest is the perfect place to grab a quick coffee or green smoothie. I came here twice and loved it. Very LA 🙂
Another great coffee shop was Pink Elephant Coffee. Located above a cool store, Pink Elephant offered great coffee, lattes, cold brew and also juices from Land Juicery (we tried the wellness shots and a green juice). I also tried their vegan/gluten free coffee cake and I am still thinking about it…
Where to Drink in Park City:
Amazing, old time saloon with a rooftop. You must come here as it is a Park City staple and has been there for ever!!! Be sure to get a spot on the roof for the best views!
High West Distillery
As I mentioned above, incredible drinks and outdoor vibe and indoor bar!
We loved taking the funicular up to the St. Regis hotel for drinks. The view is amazing, the bartenders are incredibly friendly and the drinks were also great. They have a great outdoor area with a cozy fireplace where you can take in the views and enjoy a cocktail. You have to try the espresso martini – be sure to ask Grant to make it. Robb and his friend Chad ordered one, okay maybe 5 or 6 old fashioneds and they said that they were amazing. This place is awesome. Definitely take the time to head up there and Deer Valley offers incredible views both at night and during the day.
What to Do In Park City:
We opted for a basic slopeside hike up the Park City mountain. We accessed this at the top of Empire Avenue (right by Main Street). It was easy, pretty and a good workout in the altitude. Next time, we want to do the Armstrong Trail.
We love checking out spas when we travel and Remede did not disappoint. With incredible amenities including locker rooms, sauna, steam room and a whirlpool, we both felt very relaxed and were beyond happy with our experience. We got pedicures and we were served with incredible drinks and even better service. Ask for Erin!
To Wrap It Up:
Park City is truly one of my new fav places and I can’t wait to ski the slopes this winter. Any other fav mountain towns you love? Plz share!!