I totally understand why everyone loves Park City. Not that I doubted the city at all, but after visiting in March last year, I understand why people keep going back. Since our new reality includes less travel, I am feeling extra nostalgic and I’m missing Park City as we head into snowier days ahead. For now, reading through my travel guide will take me back to our amazing trip, and if it’s on your list to visit, I have you covered! My travel guide to Park City recaps what we did, where we ate and more during our girl’s trip.
If there is one thing that was sooo apparent about this place, it’s that the city is made for ANYONE. Couples, families, girl’s weekend – you name it! I was lucky enough to travel with my Chicago gals to experience Park City together and we had the best time.
My guide to Park City is below – if you decide to go, tag me in your posts and share what you did!
Day One: Welcome to Park City!
Lunch at Park City Provisions by Riverhorse
Provisions offers fresh, sustainably-raised fare in a casual setting at the top of historic Main Street. Cozy, cute and perfect to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Tip! Walk along Main Street: Check out Park City’s cutest boutiques and coffee shops all along Main Street! If anything you are sure to be swept away by the breathtaking photo moments along your walk!
To start off the night, we kept it casual and ate at our hotel, Park City Peaks Hotel. Versante Hearth & Bar is all about chef-driven creations of wood fired pizzas, innovative pastas, seasonal specialties and hand-crafted cocktails. A cozy restaurant with great portions and yummy food!
Sight Seeing: McPolin Barn
I love a pretty white aesthetic and if you are in need of snowy photos, McPolin Barn is a Park City favorite!
The Waldorf Astoria Park City is a scene straight out of gossip girl. From brunch favorites to hand- crafted cocktails and fresh-pressed juices, you’ll sip on all things decadent while enjoying amazing views of the mountains.
Skiing at Park City Mountain!!!
By far my favorite part of the trip. I have NEVER ski’d before and let me tell you, I was so scared! We had an amazing instructor and I graduated from the bunny hill to the green slope! I can’t wait to go back with Bill sometime soon – I want us to do it together!
Dinner at Blue Sky Lodge’s Restaurant, Yuta
Yuta is located at the stunning Lodge at Blue Sky, and offers an inspired menu of refined mountain cuisine and sustainably sourced seasonal heirloom ingredients. I will never forget the delicious salmon dish I had and their cocktails were so earthy and delicious. This hotel is pure luxury and a minimalist’s dream!
The gals and I went on a long snowshoe hike and enjoyed warm tea and beautiful views, with the snow perfectly glistening. This was a truly peaceful moment of the trip.
The 55-foot Homestead Crater geothermal spring is two-miles underground, with naturally heated 96-degree water percolating upward. Imagine this: yoga with a splash! And yes you are doing yoga on a paddleboard ;). If this doesn’t sound real to you, I promise it is! Was it tricky? Yes! But the water was heated and it was still so calming!
Lunch at the St. Regis’ RIME Seafood & Steak
This was one of my favorite meals! I had a delicious lobster roll and this is a total Apres Ski moment with views of seeing people ski down the hill while sipping on a cocktail. I had heard amazing things about the St. Regis, and after visiting I can confirm it is beautiful!
Après ski cocktails at the Champions Club and Champions Plaza & Fire Pits at Stein Eriksen Lodge.
Recently awarded “World’s Best Ski Hotel,” Stein Eriksen Lodge is an authentic European ski lodge nestled in the alpine beauty of Park City, Utah and surrounded by spectacular views of Deer Valley Resort.
I wish our sleigh ride moment wouldn’t end because it was so much fun! Dress warm and buckle up because this sleigh ride took us through the mountains and we stopped for photos along the way!
Brunch at Washington School House
The Washington School House is an iconic historic landmark and after the completion of a total interior renovation, this landmark is simply gorgeous. Its sparkling chandeliers, white and bright space combined with mountain decor is easy on the eyes and beautiful.
This post was in collaboration with the Park City Tourism Board.