I go on an annual girls’ trip where we pick a different city to explore each year. There are nine of us, and we like to stay together in a house or condo. We decided where to visit this year when we found a great condo in Park City! Despite it being a ski town, we had heard it was a beautiful alpine escape in the summer—and it did not disappoint!
Park City – Eat!
We tried all the food and drink spots in Park City—SO yummy! I’ll detail out what we liked, below:
Where we ate:
Fletcher’s is a casual spot that was perfect for our Wednesday night arrival. The food was good, not awesome. But we sat on their lovely patio (shown here in daylight) which definitely had the vibes we wanted!
Terrace Cafe had the coziest patio and we loved our lunch there—roasted artichokes, salads and sancerre. A great stop!
Another great patio is at Grappa. Their patio is huge (multi-levels!) and you can book a reservation outside. We came here for apps and drinks before dinner. Lesson learned—the food is so good that it’s really hard to not eat a full dinner!
We went to Riverhorse on Main after Grappa, intending to do a food tour of sorts, but as mentioned above, we totally overdid it at Grappa and could barely eat anything at Riverhorse. What I remember ordering was a few killer apps, some sliced steak, and some Macademia crusted halibut. Everything was sublime! We all wished we’d had bigger appetites. This is a must-do, and we wished we’d focused on this one spot only on its own night.
We went to Kita on our third night. It’s a modern Asian with steaks and seafood. The interiors are just gorgeous. The food was great although the service was a bit all over the place – they were slammed when we were there. Nonetheless, a good choice for a group and a really fun atmosphere.
Handle was our last dinner in Park City. We shared a bunch of really delicious small plates. We also liked the vibe at Handle.
Park City – See & Do
Park City is an awesome ski town in the winter, but also proved to be really fun in the summer.
What we loved:
Shopping on Main Street
We did a lot of shopping up and down Main Street and off on the side streets. Some of the boutiques we loved were Olive & Tweed, Flight Boutique, Sien + Co, and Panache. We also liked Atticus Coffee, when we needed a kick to keep going!
Relaxing at the Stein Eriksen Spa
This was a perfect way to spend a day! The spa had an amazing pool so we made a day of it after our treatments. The spa was one of the best I’ve visited. Stein Eriksen is a Forbes 5 star spa.
We hiked each day we were there, but these pictures are from our day at Deer Valley Resort. In the summer, you can use hiking trails that are built into the ski mountains. We started at the base of a mountain and went all the way to the top! It was hard but the views were worth the sweat. And, we got to ride the chair lift back down!
The street-artist Banksy left behind several cool works of art off Main Street when he was in town for The Sundance Film Festival in 2010. We had fun stumbling across these!
We also had fun just running across all the cool found art around town—this guy built a fence out of skis.
There are lots of great art galleries on Main Street, as well, that we enjoyed popping into.
Park City – Stay
This was the place we rented. It was in an amazing location at 545 Main Street, 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The best part was the great balcony off the living room that overlooked Main Street. One of our favorite things to do was sit outside with our glasses of wine and engage in serious people-watching while listening to the street music.
Hope everyone has a great rest of their week!