The Perfect Weekend in Park City
Collected by Kristen Gould Case , AFAR Local Expert
If you only have three days in Park City, you should really consider extending your Utah holiday. Park City's allure lies in its delightful combination of beautiful nature, abundant recreational opportunities, arts and culture, and great food and drink Park City's lively, laid-back atmosphere. Three days in Park City is not nearly enough, but we’ll help you get the most out of your time here.
3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098, USA
The Utah Olympic Park hosted the bobsled, luge, skeleton, and Nordic jumping events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Utah. Now you can pretend to be an Olympian too. The park offers beginner ski jumping lessons during the summer (into the...
328 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, USA
First an Opera House in the late 1880s (which burned down in Park City's Great Fire of 1898), then another theater (that collapsed under the weight of heavy snow in 1922), this historic landmark was rebuilt in 1926 as the Egyptian, and has been...
1388 Center Dr, Park City, UT 84098, USA
The Basin Recreation Fieldhouse offers 48,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor turf field, batting cages, a full weight and cardio room, and a 1/9-mile indoor running track with views of the open space at Swaner Nature Preserve so impressive...
1345 Lowell Ave, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Park City Mountain Resort was the first of Park City's three ski areas to offer summer activities. Even though their selection of fun tickets includes mini golf, an alpine coaster, a zip line, and a climbing wall, the alpine slide is still a...
1258 Center Dr, Park City, UT 84098, USA
The Swaner Nature Preserve encompasses about 1,500 acres of preserved wetlands and meadows. Here you'll find brook trout, sandhill cranes, fox, red tailed hawks, deer, and the occasional elk herd. You can sit at the Pavillion on Highland Drive and...
528 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Park City has more than 80 buildings on the National Historic Register and locals take pride in getting historic preservation grants to fix up the old miners' shacks left behind from the silver mining days in the late 1890s. The best way to see a...
703 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060, USA
When you're ready to call it a day on the slopes, take Park City Mountain Resort’s Quittin’ Time run down to High West, the world’s only ski-in gastro-distillery. Tour the space, then try the 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan, made...
Main St, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Historic Main Street is the physical and spiritual heart of Park City, and a visit here without exploring its many treasures just wouldn't be right. With about 80 shops, boutiques, sporting goods stores, galleries, jewelers, T-shirt shops and...
638 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Start any Park City day of adventure with a few quiet moments enjoying a cup of joe at the quintessential local coffee shop. It's located in the community art center; the guitar-playing town mayor is one of the baristas (you'll get an earful about...
317 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, USA
One of the oldest restaurants in Park City, the "Double E," as locals call it, opened in 1972. When I first lived in town in the mid-1980s, they'd have $1.95 breakfast specials of eggs and bacon. Can't beat that. They serve breakfast, lunch, and...
1640 Bonanza Dr, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Not to be confused with the Mexican food chain of the same name, Alberto’s in Park City is a go-to for anyone looking for a good, inexpensive dining option. Doors open at 7 a.m., so you cab grab a hearty breakfast burrito on...
151 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Situated at the top of the hill on Park City's iconic Main Street, the Italian restaurant Grappa occupies a beautiful 100-plus-year-old renovated building that over the years has been a brothel, bar, and bed-and-breakfast. The name comes...
509 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, USA
I must have missed PROSPECT on my last visit to Park City, when truth be told, Main Street felt a bit generic, 'ski-town anywhere' to me. I'm not a big shopper, but I love seeing well executed, new ideas in retail, that stay true to their...
501 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Right in the middle of Main Street, 501 On Main restaurant is a great place to sit back with some delicious food and drink and watch all of the action. Downstairs is a casual, almost sports bar kind of vibe, while upstairs is a bit more formal. I...
2300 Deer Valley Dr E, Park City, UT 84060, USA
There are two ways to arrive at this exclusive Deer Valley perch—ski in from the slopes, or hop on the Swiss-crafted funicular and climb the 250-vertical-foot ridge. The 12-acre, 181-room St. Regis is literally and figuratively in rarefied...
900 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Casual wood-fired pizzas are the specialty in this popular, contemporary-styled restaurant owned by longtime locals Deb and David Harries. This place is always busy, so expect a short wait. It's worth it. The V salad, with arugula, prosciutto,...
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