Summer typically sees tons of people traveling for the summer break, with hotels and recreational spaces chock full of vacationers. After the scorching summer heat, fall offers some much-needed respite. This year, why not avoid the mid-year travel rush by planning a fall vacation instead? Park City, Utah offers an excellent holiday experience and is renowned for its extensive list of awe-inspiring attractions and activities. Here’s your guide to a fun-filled three-day fall journey to Park City.
Day 1: Hit the Trails
Park City is home to an impressive list of trails where you can unwind as you take in the beauty of the landscape. Thankfully, post-summer temperatures in Utah average 58 degrees Fahrenheit, creating the ideal conditions for hiking. If you’re up for a challenge, Uinta National Forest offers a 9.2-mile trail with impeccable views of Yellow Pine Lake. Local tour guides have a wealth of knowledge on the area’s topography and nature and hiring one can enrich your hiking experience. The trail offers access to both hikers and bikers, so chances are you’ll come across your fair share of biking enthusiasts. There’s also a well-maintained 5.65-mile trail cutting through the forest that’s ideal for a relaxing family hike. Dawn’s Trail is a 3.6-mile trail that’s great for hikers of all skill levels and offers access to several shops and activities at Park City Mountain Resort Village at the end of the hike. Quarry Mountain is half a mile from Meadows Drive and offers a 2-mile trail with some of the best views of Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, and the famous McPolin Barn. Round Valley’s Adaptive Loop has a specially designed layout to cater to the needs of three-wheelers and allow easy access for adaptive cyclists on off-road handcycles.
Day 2: Check Out the Restaurant Scene
It turns out that restaurant hopping is a thing, and given Park City’s robust list of restaurants, it’s a must-try. Park City hosts over 100 restaurants serving diverse menus to cater to your pallet. For breakfast, Hill’s Kitchen offers a delightful variety of beverages, including coffee, tea, and smoothies. Sip away at an Americano or a Cappuccino as you munch away at an almond or butter croissant, or maybe try a berry smoothie with a tasty burrito.
Once lunch hour sets in, hop over to Fuego Bistro and Pizzeria for some mouthwatering delights. There’s a list of eight starters to kick things off, including Bruschetta Flatbread, Wood-Fired Artichoke Fontina, and Roasted Mozzarella Focaccia. If you want to keep things light, you can select from 11 soups and starters with options such as Mixed Green Salad, Tuscan Salad, or Fresh Tomato Basil Soup. On the pizza front, there are various selections of 12-inch and 16-inch options such as Barbecue Chicken, The Jupiter Pie, and Pizza Margherita.
Finally, you can end wind up your day with dinner at Handle, your one-stop destination for the ultimate American Cuisine experience. Their cold dishes include Octopus, Foie Mousse, and Hamachi Crudo, while hot dishes include options such as Mushroom Bolognese, Lamb, and Shishito Peppers. If you’re up for something meatier, there’s classic New York Steak, Fried Chicken, and Pork Shanks. Finish everything off with tasty desserts such as Panna Cotta, Banana Tres Leches, or Trashberry Bar.
Day 3: Take to the Skies
It’s one thing to take in the fall in Park City Utah scenery on the ground, but a bird’s eye view offers a unique perspective of the Utah landscape. Hot air balloons are the best way to take to the skies for an epic aerial adventure. The excursions begin at sunrise when the atmosphere is calm and predictable, with the balloons ascending to heights of up to 10,000 feet. In the fall, the Park City terrain offers beautiful, scattered hues of yellow, orange, and red as the trees begin to shed their leaves. Park City has three hot-air balloon companies, namely Skywalker Balloon Company, Utah Balloon Flights, and Bigfoot Balloons. All three companies pride themselves on professionalism and have top-notch pilots to steer you safely across the Utah sky. If you want to book a private session for you and your loved ones, contact the company and schedule a reservation.
Book Your Park City Vacation Rental Today
Park City is a holiday paradise that receives over four million visitors yearly. This beautiful city hosts an incredible list of allures, including a vibrant food scene, pristine trails, gorgeous landscapes, and homely accommodation spots. As you plan your Park City vacation, we welcome you to browse our expansive list of comfortable homes. We offer rentals in different parts of Park City, including Canyons Village, Historic Old Town, Resort Base, Bear Hollow, Colony, Kimball Junction, Park Meadows, and the surrounding areas. Our vacation homes feature one to eight-bedroom options, offering plenty of space to cater to your needs. Let your Park City holiday adventure begin! Reach out to us today to book our stunning vacation rentals.