Renowned for its pristine environment, world-class ski resort and a bounty of things to do, Park City is an ideal day trip, no matter the season. In fact, laced with must-see spots that are definitive of the city’s modern mountain culture, it’s difficult to pick which make it on the day’s itinerary. That’s why we’ve created a list—sun up to sundown, here’s what you need to do to have one extraordinary day in Park City, Utah.
Coffee + Breakfast at Harvest
Any local will be quick to tell you how much they love this spot. Harvest has a reputation for loving three things: coffee, food and people—in no particular order. This is clear as soon as you stroll through the sliding glass door. Offering a comfortable feel mixed with an elevated dining experience, Harvest gets it. A warm and friendly staff are both knowledgeable and fun.
Furthermore, the fare and the coffee combined offer a perfect, nutritious breakfast. Picks like the Toasted Paleo Banana Bread, Smashed Avocado and Buddha Bowl of Goodness, are absolutes. Considering a meal to be more than food, Harvest is all about creativity and connection through cuisine, making this an ideal locale to kick off your day.
Shopping at Cake
You can learn a lot about a place by its shopping. Well, time and time again, Park City proves to be just as fashionable as it is beautiful. One way to know that for sure is by perusing the racks at Cake. When boutique owner Katie Hammond saw a need for on-trend styles that suited the style savvy Park City woman (whether local, seasonal or visitor), she seized the opportunity and filled a quaint shop with some of the most beloved names in denim, apparel and accessories.
Stop in after a brunch date and fill your wardrobe with the latest from Grlfrnd Denim, RtA, Rag & Bone, A.L.C., Elizabeth & James and a host of other contemporary lines that are Park City style must-haves. Located on Main Street, the boutique provides a charming atmosphere that’s clean, curated and customer-focused. Not to mention, they’ve just launched a neighboring beauty outlet, C | two by cake, home to lines like Byredo, Ilia and Grown Alchemist.
Drinks at the High West Saloon
A tree-peppered backdrop frames the High West Saloon, but it’s what’s inside that makes it the gem we know it to be. A woodsy interior flushed with natural light and offset by contemporary styling, this setting is home to some of the most poignant and beloved spirits around. Here, you’ll have a chance to sample rye, whiskey and scotch, all specific to High West Distillery.
In the saloon, the energy is communal and inviting, while the cocktails and spirits are like no other. With taste and environment reigning supreme, this space commits to a unique experience that’s complete with the perfect bite to compliment your drink of choice. In some ways, the High West Saloon transports you to the Old West, but in other ways, the detail and the passion is very now and relevant—truly something to put on your Park City to-do list.
Relax at Spa Montage
In a city that’s enveloped by natural beauty, remembering to take a moment to relax and reconnect with yourself comes easy. Experience next-level relaxation amongst the alpine trees and unsurpassed views at Spa Montage. The 35,000-square-foot luxury spa, rooted in tranquility, looks to nature to help design their treatment menu with seasonal options that speak to specific health and wellness needs.
The space itself is situated in a way that offers a feeling of seclusion, peace and quiet making it ideal for a full spa day or even an afternoon to rejuvenate. Spa Montage’s wide range of treatment options feature everything from couples treatments to facials to holistic body wraps and treatments, intended to restore balance. And no visit is complete without time spent in the spa’s luxurious indoor pool, state-of-the-art sauna or hot tub overlooking the mountains.
Mountain Activities For the Kids
When the sun shines bright in Park City, there’s no place you want to be but outdoors. This rings true for little ones as well. There is unmatched fun to be had at Park City Mountain, and activities are hosted year-round. Summer overflows with adventure, allowing kids to experience the thrill of ziplining, no-snow tubing and ropes course climbing. The kids are able to have fun and remain active in a controlled and beautiful environment.
Dinner at Powder
Redefining seasonal dining is Powder at Waldorf Astoria Park City. In a decadently-designed environment, contemporary flavors are served all day long, but dinner is not to be missed. With a mountain backdrop offset by mountainside city lights, this is truly a special dining experience. With an almost magical scene just outside the oversized windows, it’s easy to get lost—until your food arrives.
The summer menu features favorites like Cauliflower Gruyere Bisque, Sunchoke Ravioli and unforeseen options like Lobster Pot Pie. Powder presents a superior opportunity to taste the local flavors and melt into the true essence of Park City.