Park City, Utah | By Patricia A. Vorbrich
When the Florida heat and humidity become too much for our residents, a mountain getaway to cooler temps is in order. Park City, Utah, just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City, is a getaway from it all, in a town that has it all. Whether you are looking to experience hiking, biking, fly fishing or just relaxing and taking in the majestic mountain views, Park City is all that and more.
I recently had the opportunity to experience the flying colors of fall in Park City, however, the winter snows on the mountain tops are just as heavenly in this special town. With more miles of biking and hiking trails than paved roads for motor vehicles, there is more to do than one can imagine.
Westgate Park City Resort & Spa is one of Utah’s premier luxury destinations, located at the base of the Canyons Village Park City. The resort boasts 388 rooms in four buildings with three pools. Offering year-round swimming in the indoor/outdoor pool and jacuzzis, a fitness center, children’s game room and the Serenity Spa, a tranquil mountain experience awaits guests.
The annual Autumn Aloft Festival is a hot air balloon festival held in Park City. The event features 24 hot air balloons with weekend morning launch events, as well as a candlestick celebration set on Park City’s historic Main Street. A treat for visitors and locals alike.
Visitors won’t want to miss a trip over to Deer Valley and the Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah’s first five-star property. The wine collection at the Lodge tops 10,000 bottles and over $1 million dollars in value, one of the largest and most varied collections in the state of Utah.
For more outdoor experiences, discover Park City Mountain Resort, with a scenic hike and the most breathtaking views. For the best in hiking shoes, try Altra Footwear, a global brand for passionate runners, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, is the ideal footwear for an active, mountain lifestyle.
Try your luck on the Provo River with Park City Fly Fishing Guides. Locally owned and operated, these experienced guides service the accompanying resort areas of Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort, and take great pride in providing the best possible fly fishing experience for all guests.
Let’s not forget about all the great dining choices Park City has to offer. Located right in the Westgate Park City Resort & Spa are two top notch choices — the delectable Edge Steakhouse, offering a unique menu from award-winning Resort Executive Chef Ivan Ruiz, feast on everything from Prime Beef to Wagyu Tartare, black & white truffle mac & cheese and more. Drafts Burger Bar offers gourmet burgers, delicious wings and monstrous hand-crafted shakes, along with more than 50 beers from around the world.
350 Main, a contemporary American cuisine restaurant in the heart of Park City, offers a Gin Experience with Alpine Distilling. Learn what creates flavor in Gin, the aromas, and have a tasting of some of the best they have to offer. Guests can create their own bottle to take home and enjoy.
For an exhilarating and breathtaking mountain escape, plan a trip to Park City. M