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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.

La Antigua GCA – City Hall
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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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Researching Park City & Deer Valley Dining Establishments For Your Canyons Ski Vacation? – We Have The List!

One of the favorite parts of a Park City, UT trip for most families includes eating at Park City restaurants after a relaxing day on the mountain. Park City’s restaurant scene features many dining choices with a wide selection of cuisine types. Think about some of these local restaurants during your vacation.

If you or your friends are in the mood for Mexican food, there are several great restaurants to choose from. Baja Cantina, situated by the Legacy Lodge at PCMR, has great food and delicious margaritas for the adults in the group. Another delicious pick is Nacho Mama’s, which serves up delicious fajitas, tacos, and soups. If your group is interested in something slightly less crowded, try Loco Lizard, located behind the Chevron by the I-80 exit.

In the mood for Asian cuisine? You can find lots of Japanese, Chinese, and Asian-fusion dining options in Park City. Shabu is an fine dining Asian restaurant situated at the top of historic Main Street; after trying the Kobe Beef tenderloin, you may not go to any other restaurant throughout your vacation. Some other great places include Wahso, a couple doors up from Shabu, and The Last Samurai, a family friendly and entertaining restaurant choice located at Kimball Junction.

Some of Park City’s top Italian restaurants include Grappa, Ghidotti’s, and Cisero’s. Cisero’s is a great choice for families or vacationers on a budget; and make sure to venture downstairs to the bar/dance club to work off that dinner. Grappa is a multi-award winning Italian restaurant located at the top of Main Street in a picturesque old house, and should not be missed. Ghidotti’s, located at Kimball Junction, is Park City’s most recently opened Italian restaurant, and boasts a unique atmosphere and menu.

Sometimes the best meal after a big, active day is a pizza, and Park City has lots of great pizza joints to pick from. Order a pie from Red Banjo or Main Street Pizza & Noodle, all located on Main Street, and get ready for a delicious, authentic pizza experience. If you would rather dine out than order in, try Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery, which cooks up huge east-coast style pizza that makes you feel right at home. Should you suffer from a case of extreme fatigue, all three places will happily deliver to your rental condo.

A light and healthy dinner of sushi is a great way to complete an eventful day in Park City. Choose from the Flying Sumo or Yuki Arashi, both on Main Street in downtown Park City. Both restaurants offer high-quality sashimi, sushi and tapas for palates of all varieties. Just off the beaten path, Blind Dog sushi bar is no less renowned; in fact, the sashimi and sushi are nationally recognized as some of the best you can find in the country.

These are only a couple of the highlights of the extensive list of great restaurant experiences in Park City, UT. Find a favorite or try them all; you will not leave hungry!

Alyson Monetti suggests the following website for collecting info on Deer Valley restaurants.

Copan HN – Stela M and the Hieroglyphic Stairway 03
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The Main Group represents the core of the ancient city and covers an area of 600 by 300 meters. The main features are the Acropolis, which is a raised royal complex on the south side, and a group of smaller structures and linked plazas to the north, including the Hieroglyphic Stairway and the ballcourt. The Monument Plaza contains the greatest concentration of sculpted monuments at the site.

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