The Locals-Only Guide to Park City, Utah
Each year indie-cred darlings and hollywood glitterati alike flock to quaint and idyllic Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off today. For a few weeks out of the year, the otherwise quiet ski town is overrun with Tinseltown moguls, movie stars, and a slew of independent artists. The heavy traffic has brought in stylish new establishments while making the tried-and-true favourites legendary. Here are some our favourite things to eat, do, and see in town.
WHO: St. Regis Deer Valley
WHAT: Offering impeccable service hallmark to the St. Regis brand, this stunning resort is full of rustic elegance and mind-blowingly awesome private residences. Accomodations are spacious and well-appointed, with a range of suites and room sizes for groups or individuals. The hotel's spa facilities are also the best in town... Did someone say nightly Champagne sabering?
WHERE: Deer Valley
WHO: Stein Eriksen Lodge
WHAT: The only 5-star 5-diamond resort in Park City, this luxury hot spot offers a brunch that's nothing short of legendary. During festival season, you'll find filmmakers and celebrities milling about and taking in the killer spread.
WHERE: Deer Valley
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WHO: Historic Main Street
WHAT: The heart and soul of the town, this buzzworthy main drag is all it's cracked up to be. Flush with local flavour in the way of restaurants, thoughtfully curated boutiques, and a charming bar scene, it is the epicentre of Park City culture. Spend an afternoon traversing the ultra-pedestrian-friendly terrain while picking up local finds like Pendelton blankets, cowboy boots, or Native American totems.
WHERE: Downtown Park City
WHO: No Name Saloon
WHAT: This red brick Main Street saloon serves up cool drinks and inventive pub food. Its wide selection of burgers, from bison to vegetarian, includes options to satisfy any palette. A great casual spot for comfort food and cocktails.
WHERE: Main Street
WHAT: Located at the bottom of the town lift, this delicious restaurant and bar distills their own whiskey and vodka (available for purchase in the gift shop.) The food and cocktails are stuff dreams are made of, featuring gourmet classics with a twist in the way of Bacon Jalapeño Mac and Cheese and Hazelnut Hot Toddy’s.
WHERE: Park Ave.