Ultimate Guide to Park City
Park City, Utah is known for being a quaint mountain town with epic snow sports, but have you been there during the summer season? Summer in Park City is a completely different experience. You can explore the city without having to bear the freezing temperatures! One of our team members had the pleasure of staying at the Waldorf Astoria and put together the ultimate guide to Park City in the warmer months.
Atticus Coffee & Tea – An iconic community coffee & teahouse and bookshop that donates a portion of each and every sale to local, non-profit organizations. A must for some morning caffeine to start your day. Try The Finch, it was absolutely delicious!
Pink Elephant – Fantastic coffee roastery in the heart of Park City! A portion of the sales goes to preserving and protecting the west’s wildlife and open lands.
Five5eeds – When you’re looking for some nourishment after a night out, this Aussie café will bring you back to life!
Harvest – At the base of Main Street, Harvest is great for some coffee, pastries, and super-fresh and healthy breakfast options.
Café Terigo – An adorable Italian restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and a beautiful outdoor patio for the warm summer days.
The Eating Establishment – This spot holds the distinction of being the oldest restaurant in town and serves breakfast all day long!
[Powder at Waldorf Astoria (left) and Café Terigo (right) pictured above]
You can’t go wrong with any of these top-requested, highly-recommended options! Park City’s dining has a certain charm that we can’t resist.
Riverhorse on Main – Park City’s top-rated and most distinguished restaurant! A phenomenal place for special occasions!
710 Bodega Tapas and Wine – A modern take on traditional Spanish tapas with a nice, relaxed setting.
Handle – American cuisine driven by seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. Perfect for when you’re craving fresh food with a lively environment.
Yuki Yama Sushi – The spot for amazing Japanese cuisine with delicious sushi and noodle dishes.
Grappa – A very lovely Italian restaurant with one of the best patios in Park City for an intimate setting under twinkling lights.
A Cocktail or Two
[High West Distillery (left) and No Name Saloon (right) pictured above]
No Name Saloon – A notoriously rowdy spot and the locals’ favorite when it comes to nightlife on Main Street.
High West Saloon – High West is the world’s first and only ski-in gastro-distillery! Located inside a historic Victorian home and an old livery stable, this spot will make you feel like you traveled back in time.
More notable bars: Alpine Distilling Pie Bar, The Spur Bar & Grill, Old Town Cellars, and Flanagan’s
All the Activities!
[Park Silly (left) and Utah Olympic Park (right) pictured above]
Park Silly – A full market takeover of Main Street with incredible food vendors, a farmers market, and music. Park Silly features local artists of all kinds including woodworkers, painters, metalworkers, ceramicists, fashion designers, and more! The event takes place every Sunday from June to September.
Savor the Summit – Park City’s largest outdoor dinner party! However, this is not your average dinner party! This event shuts down Main Street to set up the longest community dining table. Restaurants serve their specialties to over 2,500 participants, al fresco. It’s an experience the locals rave about!
Utah Olympic Park – Built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, this park is open to the public to experience what it’s like to be in the games! The summer activities include zip-lining, discovery course, extreme tubing, an alpine slide, and a bobsled experience!
Adventure the outdoors – Park City is an outdoor playground! Take a leisurely electric bike tour of the city to take in the views and historic landmarks and visit the iconic McPolin Barn. And of course, the natural beauty of the city has something for everyone – golfing, fly fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting, and tubing. You can even take a hot air balloon ride over the mountains.
Hikes and more hikes! – Some of the most notable hikes include Armstrong Trail, Bald Mountain, Lofty Lakes Loop, Glenwild Loop, and Iron Canyon Trail.
Where to Stay
[Waldorf Astoria pictured above]
This cozy, thoughtful, and absolutely stunning resort is ideal for a Park City getaway. Plus, it’s the only luxury hotel with slope-side access to Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the US!
Not only is it perfect for the snow-sport enthusiasts, but Waldorf Astoria has a wide range of experiences for summer adventurers. Their private guides can take you on unique and customized excursions and endless activities based on your interests and experience levels. And for your well-deserved R&R, sit poolside for some vitamin D or enjoy pure serenity in their spa.
Dine at Powder! Waldorf Astoria’s restaurant serves elevated comfort food inspired by mountain regions from around the world. Treat yourself to a mouth-watering seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
Don’t Forget to Do a Little Shopping
Dolly’s Bookshop – The quintessential mountain town bookshop with resident cats roaming the shop. It’s a perfect spot to stop in with the family and grab something to read for when you are relaxing poolside.
Main Street’s high-end boutiques – We roamed the street to find the locals-approved favorites for high-quality pieces and designers! Design your very own western hat at J.W. Bennett! Be sure to visit Cake, Prospect, Flight Boutique, and Park City Mercantile. Hot tip: Park City Mercantile has an incredible little empanadas bakery in the back called Tina’s Bakery.