Year-Round Activities in Utah's Park City
At the base of the ski mountain, Old Town Park City is a quaint main street with plenty of Old West flavor, from the free shuttle busses that look like trolleys to the 1800s-looking building facades. Stay in Old Town on your Park City vacation and stroll around town any time of year.
Winter in Old TownThis area of Utah has many attractions that will appeal to visitors of varying tastes and ages. A visit to Utah Olympic Park, formerly Utah Winter Sports Park is a must. The park was home to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Today it serves many functions, and is home to museums, sports activities and offers tours to visitors. An interactive tour will enlighten anyone interested in the history of skiing in Utah.
Of course, in winter skiing and other related activities are easy to access. Any film fan in the area during January will want to take in the action at the Sundance Film Festival. Park City has been home to this festival since 1981.
Any Time of Year
Even if you're not a shopaholic, shopping opportunities in Park City, especially on Main Street, may entice you. Items that can be purchased include books, jewelry, gifts and souvenirs.Fine art galleries abound in the area. One of these is The Dancing Hands Gallery with its impressive display of glass work and clay pieces. Tapestry lovers will also find amazing pieces of artwork on display. There are many other galleries worth visiting such as Meyer Gallery, The Thomas Anthony Gallery and Park City Museum.
Where to Eat in Old Town Park CityRestaurants and eateries are easy to find in the area. When it comes to Italian cuisine, there is Cisero's Restorante and Bar, one of the best choices for fine dining. In the right season, breathtaking sunset scenery enhances the atmosphere at places like Bistro 412 and Bistro 412 Bar. What makes Bistro 412 truly different is the American offerings with a distinctly French flavor. The menu includes delicious soups, and mouthwatering treats such as Steak Frites and seafood. The establishment caters for children and has menu items created especially for them.
Of course, for those who want a more casual, laid back eating experience, try the Fat Kid Pizza situated in the Sidecar nightclub. This award winning establishment is open until one in the morning, which is great when hunger strikes in the wee hours of the morning. There is Asian, Mexican, European and a mix of other cuisines available so that you can sample a taste of home or something different while eating out around Park City.
Accommodations in Old TownWhile planning your getaway to Park City, you'll find vacation rentals including condos, private vacation homes and ski lodging that's perfect for you. The properties are available for long or short term rental for families, couples, groups or just one person who wants to escape for a while. Many are accessible to wheelchairs and some allow you to bring your pets along.
Arising from the relics of an old mining town, the area has retained its original charm and beauty. Park City is a lively place offering visitors and locals lots of entertainment for fun and relaxation.