We travelled to Park City and the surrounding areas last fall, and it was our first time visiting. Today, we’re excited to (finally!) share our Park City travel guide with you all! Park City is about 30 miles outside of Salt Lake City, and it’s a great place to visit year-round. There’s plenty to see, do, and eat – And you know we found allllll of the best restaurants! So, let’s dive in, and we hope you enjoy our guide to Park City, Utah!
Park City, Utah
While Park City is often known as a winter vacation spot, the summer and fall weather makes it the perfect getaway spot before the snow comes! We rented a car and really liked the flexibility of having a car to drive around and explore. In the summer/fall, there’s plenty of parking downtown and it’s very easy to get around. It’s about a 45 min drive from the Salt Lake City airport to Park City.
Where to Stay in Park City
The Montage Deer Valley
We stayed at the Montage Deer Valley when we last visited Park City. There’s so much to do at the resort that you could spend your whole trip on-property without ever getting bored. The staff here are all so wonderful and friendly, too! We experienced the same amazing hospitality when we stayed at the Montage Palmetto Bluff for our honeymoon. It’s such a beautiful spot to stay, and a short drive to downtown Park City. Our Montage must-do list is below!
#1: Eat dinner at Burgers & Bourbon.
We loved our meal here! Try any of their burgers, the fries trio, and (an absolute must!) the Oreo or s’mores milkshake.
#2: Go bowling at Daly’s Pub & Rec.
They have a few lanes, and it’s typically first come first serve.
#3: Enjoy s’mores on the patio.
We never miss dessert, and luckily, the Montage has s’mores on the patio every night at 8:00pm.
#4: Meet Monty.
My favorite! Don’t forget to meet Monty, the hotel’s Bernese Mountain Dog canine ambassador, everyday at 11am and 3pm. It’s not just for the kids, we promise.
#5: Book an appointment at the spa.
The spa at the Montage Deer Valley is the largest in Utah, and it’s definitely worth a visit. I had the best pre-natal massage while I was there!
#6: Hike the property.
You can explore and go on hiking trails just outside the hotel grounds, making it a convenient way to get your steps in and see the beautiful landscapes of Northern Utah.
Washington School House Hotel
If you’d rather stay in the heart of downtown Park City, consider Washington School House Hotel! It has 12 beautiful suites inside a completely remodeled historic building, and every detail is intentional and thought out. Boutique hotels are our love language, and this one speaks volumes!
The Lodge At Blue Sky
Now, for the last hotel recommendation in our Park City travel guide. If you want to splurge on your next trip to Park City, consider The Lodge at Blue Sky by Auberge Resorts. It’s a little outside of Park City near a town called Wanship, but the property and views are worth the extra trek. The Lodge is definitely a cool spot if you’re looking for a more experience and itinerary-driven vacation!
Where To Eat in Park City
Harvest / Link
This downtown gem is a great place to grab a morning coffee, smoothie, or full breakfast. Be sure to stroll down Main St. afterwards!
Apex / Link
If you’re staying at the Montage, we highly recommend eating breakfast at their Apex restaurant on-property – Yum!
Handle / Link
We went here for my birthday dinner and had a great time! Don’t be thrown by the bizarre location – The food and menu is worth it!
Riverhorse On Main / Link
A must for dinner! Pro tip: Make reservations as far in advance as possible. This place was recommended to us by so many friends.
The Eating Establishment / Link
The Eating Establishment is a longtime Park City staple, with a recently added bar and refreshed “breakfast all day” menu.
Purple Sage / Link
While you’re in town, don’t miss Purple Sage’s dinner menu of American Western classics with an elevated twist, served in a historic building in old town.
Old Town Cellars / Link
This downstairs wine bar and lounge is worth a visit if you love wine like we do! They have a top shelf menu + blend and bottle their own wines in-house.
High West Distillery & Saloon / Link
If you’re a whiskey fan, you’re definitely familiar with High West. Head to their saloon space in downtown Park City for a taste! Or, if you’re up for a drive, visit their main distillery about 30 minutes outside of Park City (but more on that, below)!
Five5eeds / Link
For great coffee and a delicious (and healthy!) breakfast menu, don’t miss this cute spot on the North end of town.
Wasatch Bagel & Grill / Link
Perfect stop for bagels in the morning to pick up. Nothing fancy, but a great locals spot!
Silver King Coffee / Link
For a quick pick-me-up, head to this cute little drive thru coffee spot (in the same parking lot at Five5eeds and Wasatch Bagel).
Twisted Fern / Link
Enjoy Twisted Fern’s minimally processed, real-food-focused menu for dinner nightly and lunch on the weekends.
Hearth + Hill / Link
A self-described “gathering spot,” Hearth + Hill is great for groups for dinner in a festive and fun atmosphere.
Where To Shop In Park City
Park City Mercantile / Link
We can never resist a well-curated homewares shop, and we loved visiting Park City Mercantile while we were in town!
Fjallraven / Link
Stock up on all of your outdoor essentials at our favorite Swedish outpost on Main St. in downtown Park City!
Hunter Gatherer / Link
Another cute shop worth a visit that we had to include in our Park City travel guide – So many good finds here!
Things To Do In Park City
Visit McPolin Farm / Link
This famous Park City landmark is a must-stop on your way into town. Park across the street and walk under the bridge to explore the darling preserved property. They also have walking trails to enjoy while you’re in the area!
Go To The Olympic Park / Link
If you’re a fan of the Olympics, head to the Olympic Park! Even better, try their summer bobsled experience – It was highly recommended to us and looks like so much fun!
Try Hot Air Ballooning / Link
For a bird’s eye view of the Park City landscape, there’s no better place to adventure in a hot air balloon!
Take a Scenic Drive / Link
The area around Park City is home to some of the most beautiful scenic drives in the US. If you rented a car (like we did!), take some time to just explore and soak it all in.
Park City Farmers Market / Link
Enjoy fresh produce, food and crafts at the Farmers Market located at the Silver King Lot at Park City Mountain Resort, Wednesdays from 12pm–5pm.
Go Whiskey Tasting / Link
High West’s main distillery is located about 30 minutes north of Park City, and is a fun stop if you love whiskey and bourbon! Book a tasting tour in advance, as they can book up quickly.
If you’re up for a little drive to explore outside of Park City, head to Midway – a quaint nearby town you can drive too. There are a handful of restaurants, making it a fun lunch destination. If you’ve only got time for one stop, don’t miss the Midway Bakery on Main! We picked up a few goodies to go from here, and they were amazing.
Where To Eat In Midway
Midway Mercantile / Link
This “hearth to table” spot is a great stop for lunch or dinner in Midway!
Midway Bakery On Main / Link
A must! Try their sweet rolls, cookies and fresh bread – Yum!
Café Galleria / Link
For Italian food, Café Galleria is an amazing option! If you can, make a reservation for one of their Alpenglobes for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Things To Do In Midway
River Bottoms Ranch / Link
This beautiful white barn is an event venue in Midway, and we loved just driving by to see it in all of its architectural glory!
The Tate Barn / Link
The Tate Barn was originally built in 1902 and later reconstructed. It’s now a historical and iconic piece of Midway history!
That just about does it for our Park City travel guide! We hope it can be helpful as you plan your next trip to Park City and the surrounding areas. For more travel content, don’t miss our Napa Valley travel guide and our recommendations in our hometown of Orange County, California. Psst… We have a whole travel section on our blog if you want to keep browsing! Thanks so much for following along, and we’ll be back soon to take you along on our next adventure!