Written By: Katie Chaplin
Hey everyone! There’s a place very special in my heart that I really wanted to share with everyone and it’s Park City, Utah. It is a beautiful snow globe like town tucked away at 7,000 ft. elevation. You will find the best snow for skiing, trails for mountain biking, hiking, amazing food and beautiful views. This time of year the temperature is starting to drop and the aspen trees are beginning to change to a shimmering yellow. Here is an itinerary to guide you through Park City like a local.
To start off your day I would recommend hiking at Blood Lake that is hiding away at 10,000 ft. elevation. This is a moderate 2.1-mile hike that is definitely worth doing. It is a bit of a narrow and curvy drive up Guardsman pass but hey it is all part of the experience!
Once you have finished your early morning hike I am sure you are going to be hungry. When you drive down the mountain head to Atticus Coffee & Teahouse. Opened in 2010 this amazing cafe was named and themed after the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Atticus has a variety of new and vintage books for purchase. They have many different flavors of tea and have healthy snacks to eat after a nice hike or bike ride.
For an activity to do during the day you should stop by the Olympic Park to ride the alpine coaster, zip line and a ropes course. The winter Olympic games in 2002 were held in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. They have the Eccles Salt Lake Olympics Museum and Alfgenyou can walk through for free. At the Park City Olympic Park, there is a fascinating museum of the Olympians style trends through the ages of their uniforms on display and a sampling of the 2002 medals.
If you are in search of an afternoon snack you must stop by Little Donuts! They serve an assortment of fun flavored donuts with many delicious topping options.You can get anything from a Boston creme to a raspberry chocolate chip flavored donut. I recommend to just try as many as your heart desires.
Another really great activity to do while in Park City is to go paddle boarding at the Jordanelle Reservoir (you will need some exercise to burn off all those donuts!) There is even a nice sandy beach you can throw your towel down and relax in the sun.
Here are some of my favorite shops on Main Street that you’ll definitely want to take some time to peruse these specialty boutiques. It’s always the best to find some pieces that no one else has.
When you are starting to get hungry again check out Twisted Fern it’s an American chic restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options. All of their plates have a touch of creativity from the chef.
For some night activities in Park City, you can begin your night wine tasting at the Old Town Cellars. With mountain vibes and excellent choices of wine, you can really enjoy your night here.
If you are wanting a fine dining experience on the historic main street I recommend Handle, they source regional and local ingredients for a well-balanced meal. If you are looking for something a little more off the beaten path check out Sushi Blue.
Here are some of the Bars/Lounges I would recommend: