Park City Lodging – What’s the Best Option for Your Ski Vacation

There are many Park City lodging options to consider when planning your next ski vacation to Park City, Utah. Hotels, condos, bed and breakfasts and even vacation homes are available year round. The high season is of course during the winter, from mid-November to mid-April.

If you can spare no expense, ski-in/ski-out luxury, 4-star accommodations is the way to go. When staying on the slopes, everything you need is usually right there at the base of mountain and ski resort. All three resorts in town including Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons all have a variety of accommodations right on the slopes.

As far as Park City lodging options go, Deer Valley Resort has some of the most luxurious accommodations in town. There is the infamous Stein Eriksen Lodge and The Chateaux at Silver Lake as well as many other hotels, condos and private homes available for rental. The Silver Lake Village, at mid-mountain, has 26 properties alone. Prices can go as high as $ 4,000/night or more for a 4-bedroom suite, such as at the Chateaux.

The Park City Mountain Resort’s closest hotel to the slopes is the Marriot Mountainside. This is a good choice if you are planning to do most of your skiing at Park City. It’s right at the base of the slopes with ski-in/ski-out access and very close to Main Street for apres-ski activities later in the evening. The Marriot is also located at the resort’s base village, which has lots of shops, restaurants and even a skating rink.

The Canyons Resort has several hotels in their ski village. Most people like the Grand Summit Hotel which is the closest hotel to the gondola, the main lift for mountain access. The Grand Summit is a 4-diamond, AAA resort and has hotel rooms, studios as well as one, two and three-bedroom suites. Other lodging options at The Canyons include the Sundial Lodge, Silverado Lodge, The Westgate and Miner’s Club hotel condos.

Like Bed and Breakfasts? There are several all within walking distance to Park City’s Main Street, the center of town and evening entertainment. Bed and Breakfast’s are the best choice if you will be skiing at the Park City Resort and prefer this style of lodging. Some of the popular B&Bs include the Washington School Inn, the Old Town Guest House and the Woodside Inn.

Looking for some cheaper Park City lodging options? No problem. There are a few places around town that offer lower rates if you’re on a budget. Most of the cheaper accommodations are located at Kimball Junction, about a 10-15 minute ride (depending on traffic) from the center of Park City. There you will find a Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express and a Best Western Landmark Inn. The only “cheap” place closer to the center of town is the Chateau Apres Lodge. It is a no-frills place for sure, but you can walk to the Park City Resort instead of having to drive yourself or take the bus from Kimball Junction.

Be sure to make your Park City lodging reservations early. Don’t wait until the ski season begins because you may find your first choices are gone and possibly all properties are full. Some people will even book their vacations as early as April for the next ski season. And early reservations are definitely a must if you plan to visit during the Sundance Film Festival, held annually every January, mid-month for 10 days.

Please visit Park City Utah Guide for more information about Park City lodging options and additional tips when planning your next summer or ski vacation.

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On the north side of the Plaza de Armas, facing the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales stands the Ayuntamiento or city hall, dating from 1743, and replacing an earlier, less imposing structure. Remarkably enough, this building was little damaged by the 1773 earthquakes. Today it houses two museums, the Museo de Santiago and the Museo del Libro Antiguo. The latter museum, the Museum of Old Books, is located in the main portal to the Ayuntamiento, the site of a printing press established in 1660.

Until a few years ago these bronze cannon barrels lay unattended under the arcade of the Ayuntamiento, mute testimony to Spanish colonial power.

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Best Reasons to Travel to Park City UT in the Summer

When people think of Park City, winter sports and the “Greatest Snow on Earth” are usually the first things that come to mind. What most don’t realize is that Park City has as much to do in the summer as in the winter, if not more. The hard part is choosing which activities to do if you have a limited amount of time.

Winter skiing is not the only sport for those seeking adventure in Park City. To start, the resorts are home to world renowned mountain bike trails. Deer Valley hosts downhill races during the summer for all skill levels, although most people come to watch the experts attempt the challenging single tracks. If mountain biking does not appeal, there are many other ways to get adrenaline pumping, including rock climbing and river rafting.

Park City does not just cater to outdoor sports enthusiasts. Family friendly activities can be encountered around every corner with Park City Mountain Resort leading the way. Their alpine slide and zip line are just a couple of examples of exciting rides for both adults and kids. They also have recreation at the base, including a climbing wall, a human maze, and mini-golf.

For those who would like to have an experience unique to the area, Utah Olympic Park can give visitors a taste of what it would be like as a bobsled Olympian. The bobsled track at the Park is open to the public, and an expert will steer the sleds up to 70 miles per hour down the track. The Olympic Park also has a freestyle aerial splash pool, where Olympians practice flying over 50 feet in the air. Visitors can watch shows they will put on, or can even participate in aerial camps.

Park City hosts a number of events throughout the summer, including the Kimball Arts Festival in August, which unites artists from all over the country to sell their wares to crowds wandering Main Street. Music aficionados can get their fill at the Park City Jazz Festival with its multiple stages and world famous musicians. Another delight for the senses is the Park City Food and Wine Festival, which features fine wines and food from local restaurants.

On an every day basis, Park City possesses enough dining options to satisfy any palette. Various international foods, as well as classic American fare, can be found throughout town. Whether it’s fine dining in an award winning Continental restaurant in Deer Valley, or having a casual meal in a bistro on Main Street, it would be difficult to sample all that Park City has to offer in just one trip.

Shopping in Park City is something that everyone can enjoy doing, and a great way to interact with locals. There are plenty of shops that specialize in outfitting those who come to Park City for the sports. Main Street is also lined with boutiques, souvenir shops, and art galleries all offering temptations.

Only coming to Park City for the world famous snow would mean missing out on the other half of what makes it so special. When visitors do venture out in the summer, they learn firsthand what keeps people year round. Ask any local who moved out for one winter, but has ended up living in the area the best way to sum up Park City, and they are likely to pass on a popular local saying: “You come for the winter, but stay for the summer.

Susan Mayloch is a travel and outdoor journalist that currently lives in Park City UT. Susan prefers the following website for information on Park City Utah Activities.

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Park City’s Best Restaurants By Food Style

Park City Utah has a wide assortment of dining options to fulfill your cravings. Whether you’re hoping for European or Mexican food; breakfast or dinner, you’ll find something to suit your mood. Within this article is a short list of a few of the restaurants you can find during your trip to Park City.

Quite a few Mexican dining options are located throughout the Park City area. Nacho Mama’s is a favorite local restaurant located in Prospector Square, with delicious fish tacos and burritos. If you’re near the resort center, try Baja Cantina, beside The Lowell condos at PCMR. Staying out by Kimball Junction? You don’t want to miss Loco Lizard Cantina, a family restaurant with great service and plenty of free house-made chips and salsa.

If the only thing that will satiate your appetite after an active day in the mountains is Asian cuisine, there are quite a few nice places to select from. Wahso restaurant, one of Bill White’s celebrated Park City restaurants, features a well crafted menu with an Asian flare. Shabu is another great option; try the sushi bar or select from Asian inspired cuisine off the dining menu. Although The Last Samurai is a little outside of the middle of town, it is well worth the short drive to enjoy the table-side chef prepared restaurant environment.

Italian dishes are a staple of any good vacation, and Park City has a number of dining establishments featuring delicious Italian fare. Try Ghidotti’s restaurant for a family-friendly dining option at a reasonable price. If you’re near Main Street, arrange reservations at Grappa, must try fine dining restaurant at the top of historic Main Street. Or, walk over to Cisero’s, a italian restaurant and dance-club offering up delicious entrees and plenty of after hours fun.

Park City, UT also has a wide array of pizza joints to satisfy the Friday (or Thursday, or Wednesday) night pizza craving. Grab a pie from Davanza’s or Red Banjo, both great pizza restaurants found on Main Street in downtown Park City. Maxwell’s Fat Kid Pizza is another great option, dishing up east-coast style pizza pies out at the junction. These 3 dining options deliver right to your vacation condo, rental home, or hotel upon request.

Park City also has a good assortment of sushi restaurants perfect for the family seeking a healthy alternative to a huge 3-course meal. Begin at the Blind Dog sushi bar, an awesome restaurant making a great number of nigiri, sushi rolls, and sashimi. Some other great sushi bars include the Flying Sumo & Yuki Arashi, both located near the lower end of Park City’s Main Street.

Always remember, travel is a perfect time to create memories and explore places you may never see again. Pick one of the establishments described above, and rest easy that your dining experience will be unforgettable!

A. Monetti suggests the following site for finding information on Park City pizza restaurants.

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