Park City, Utah
Park City was be-UTAH-ful. Sometimes you need to change your altitude and visit a quaint little Christmas village that is located 7,000 feet above sea level in Utah.
We decided to visit this stunning ski town for Christmas time. We wanted our first time skiing to be at this magical winter wonderland. We took a Lyft from the Salt Lake City airport for $38. This was the cheapest, quickest, and most efficient route we found from the airport to Park City.
Transportation options around Park City
Park city free transit system
We used this most of the time. The transit center was right beside our hotel. You can download the app to see which stops each bus makes. This is a perk of Park City. They have a transit bus system that takes you around the city for FREE.
Rent a car
(We chose to walk and do the free transit system. We did a Lyft to and from the Salt Lake City airport)
Mod had wood fired pizza and you can build your own.
2. Loco Lizard Cantina
This Mexican restaurant had great strawberry margaritas.
3. The Bridge Cafe and Grill
This restaurant had a great atmosphere on the Main Street. We ate brunch here. You can watch people ski down the bridge and get on the lifts while you eat.
4. Red Banjo
This is the oldest Park City restaurant. We got a snow globe hot chocolate. It is located on the Main Street.
5. No Name Saloon
This atmosphere was punk rock mixed with a saloon. They had Christmas lights decorating the saloon and fun music playing throughout the restaurant.
6. Bout Time Grub and Pub
This pub had good food, but you have to be 21 to enter.
7. Red Rock Brewery
This brewery was a great dinner spot.
We stayed at the Best Western Plus Landmark Inn.
This hotel was a great location to walk to fast food, restaurants, Walmart, Park City (free) transit, Enterprise Rental Car, Whole Foods, gas stations, and shopping areas.
They have a free continental breakfast included at the hotel and coffee available at the front entrance.
We only wanted to ski one day so we chose the AD Epic one day pass for $116.
We chose to ski at Park City Mountain and purchase the Epic pass online. We did this about a month out from our vacation because they sell out fast. You then have to create an Epic pass account. You will upload a picture and sign a liability form and waiver. You will them email that form to firstname.lastname@example.org. I still took a copy to the resort with me also that day.
They will mail your Epic pass to you when all of your information is complete. If the mail is slow, you can pick up the pass when you get to the Park Mountain ski resort.
We waited and booked our skis and gear until we got to Park City Mountain. We also rented a locker to keep our shoes in while we skiied.
Ski gear to pack:
Go pro camera and a mount for your helmet or body
-I purchased everything I needed for this trip on Amazon.
Main Street Park City
This is a quaint area with shopping and lots of food. We walked this street up and down exploring this cute Christmas town. This is a must area to visit and explore while in Park City. We took the free bus to the Main Street.
Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Midway, Utah is where we decided to snow tube. We paid $30 and booked this ahead of our trip. This was one of the most fun experiences. We got to tube so many times. You will get your money’s worth. You grab a tube and walk your tube to the conveyer lift. The belt will ride you and your tube to the top of the hill. You can then choose a lane to tube down. You can tube solo or tether with your group. It is so much fun! I 10/10 recommend doing this while you’re in Park City. We took a Lyft there but then ran into trouble finding transportation back to Park City. We had to call a cab company to take us back.
One tip I recommend on this trip is either using the free transportation system around Park City or rent a car ahead of time to get around the city. We didn’t rent a car, but I would recommend it if you don’t want to wait on the free transportation or if you want to leave Park City.