Park City, Utah is one of the most popular ski regions in the entire United States. Located approximately 32 miles southeast of the capital, Salt Lake City, it is known for winter sports, ski resorts, and the renowned Sundance Film Festival. The two major resorts include Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, in which the latter is the largest ski region in the U.S. Both receive thousands of visitors each year; however, it is a rare treat to ski on the Easter holiday or any time during the month of April. This mountain town with a population of nearly 9,000 people offers plenty of excitement during other seasons as well, especially spring and summer when the foliage blooms on the hillsides. If you happen to be visiting for Easter in Park City, check out some of the things you can do below!
Like most cities in America celebrating the Easter holiday, the day typically begins with some coffee and attendance at a church service. To get that coffee, there is no shortage of coffee shops located along Main Street. Try Java Cow Coffee & Ice Cream or the Pink Elephant Coffee Shop; both offer additional goodies such as homemade pastries and drinks such as Thai Tea and kombucha. When the time for breakfast/brunch arrives, Park City does not disappoint. In fact, this small town offers a wide range of restaurants, from casual establishments to fine dining restaurants.
If you have the chance to make a reservation for breakfast, Harvest comes highly recommended by locals. With items such as Toasted Paleo Banana Bread, Smashed Avocado on Sourdough and the Buddha Bowl of Goodness, it is easy to see why with the line of diners out the door. For more of an upscale brunch, Bartolo’s prepares excellent meals fit for a king or queen. Try the savory veggie waffle, the massive Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake or the Smoked Trout Eggs Benedict. Each one features locally sourced ingredients, and when you add an order of potato wedges alongside a piquant bacon aioli, Easter brunch does not get any better than this. The award-winning Tupelo Park City restaurant highlights the bounty of Utah, from the locally sourced vegetables to the impeccable service. Everything from start to finish here will undoubtedly impress everyone. The Smoked Rainbow Trout Toast and the Local Burrata are two dishes that merit a visit to Tupelo any day of the week.
After brunch, explore the town along Main Street, where you can shop local and stretch the legs to burn off some calories. If time permits and you wish to find out more about Park City, visit the local museum that recounts tales about the origins of the town and its mining history. The Park City Museum also functions as a visitor center, so if you have any questions or need any tips, feel free to inquire with the friendly folk inside. For a Sunday drive, take the Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway to witness firsthand the grandeur that is the Wasatch Mountain Range. The Kimball Art Center offers more educational and cultural attractions, and if you have the kids in tow, the center provides classes in painting, drawing, animation, photography and other types of visual arts.
If you seek to explore the backcountry from a bicycle, many people consider Park City to be one of the best places to mountain bike in the entire country. Moreover, Park City provides many outfitters in town that will have all the gear you need, including bike rentals. If you feel so inclined, a day trip to nearby Salt Lake City is always an exciting adventure, especially when the weather allows unfettered views of both the front range of the Wasatch Mountains as well as the back range.
Bars & Pubs
Park City has a wide range of establishments that serve exceptional handcrafted cocktails and craft beers that hold their own with any others around the U.S. Stay on Main Street and visit some of the pubs and bars, because you never know what you might find. For those who prefer something stronger than beer, the High West Distillery and Saloon is a great spot! Some of their popular spirits include the American Prairie Bourbon, with notes of sweet honey nougat, or the spicy Double Rye! which offers hints of anise and mint. They also feature seasonal releases, so a trip to High West is always a new experience. No Name Saloon is another great spot, with a friendly atmosphere that even includes outdoor shuffleboard and an upstairs patio.
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