2021 has been a year where everyone is back to feeling comfortable with traveling again. Take advantage of the upcoming holiday season and find the perfect excuse to get out of the house for Thanksgiving. Your family deserves an exciting adventure getaway that is made even more perfect when spent at Park City. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and Park City has plenty of fun activities and way to do just that. Take a look at how you can spend your Thanksgiving in Park City:
Thanksgiving Day Dining in Town
One activity of Thanksgiving that everyone always looks forward to is how you are spending Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Thanksgiving is often full of some of our favorite comfort foods as we indulge ourselves in entrée after entrée. Park City has a variety of restaurants that are offering Thanksgiving Day meals so you do not have to cook at your vacation rental. Courchevel is a local restaurant that will reopen for the winter season on Thanksgiving Day. Their family style Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM and includes entrees such as roasted turkey, fall harvest salad, smoked ham, plenty of sides, and macaroons and tarts for the sweet dessert. Flanagan’s on Main also offers a Thanksgiving meal served all day long. This popular Irish spot also serves up your favorite cocktails too from the bar. The Grub Steak will also be hosting an all-day Thanksgiving menu. Favorites on the menu will include a variety of soups, roasted turkey, autumn harvest stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and spiced apple bread pudding. Children are able to enjoy the meal at a discounted rate too. If you do not want to purchase a buffet or full meal you can order a la carte at Versante Hearth + Bar. Their Thanksgiving menu has you purchasing entrée individually and will include marinated turkey, butternut squash ravioli, braised short ribs, and homemade pumpkin pie. Reservations are required for this meal. Guests you plan on placing reservations for any of these incredible Thanksgiving options as they may sell out spots prior to Thanksgiving Day.
Prepare Your Own Thanksgiving Meal
Some families appreciate their long-standing traditions of preparing their Thanksgiving meal on their own. If that sounds like your family, you can always prepare a feast from the comfort of your vacation rental. Our properties offer plenty of space especially in the kitchen. You will find spacious countertops where everything can be laid out at once. Cabinets come supplied with all of essential tools needed to prepare your meal. Full-size appliances offer all the space to cook up your entrees at the same time while storing any leftovers for the remainder of your trip. Dining room tables come with plenty of space for the whole group. As you can see, your Thanksgiving traditions of a home cooked meal can stay with you when visiting Park City.
Take a Whiskey Tour
Park City is also full of a variety of different activities that will help make your holiday trip even better. You can warm up your bones by taking part in a whiskey distillery tour at High West Distillery. Their Blue Sky location offers in depth tours that show you how their award winning whiskey is made. Enjoy sample pours of the offerings and get a bite to eat from their lunch menu. This is the perfect adults only activity for those visiting Park City.
Plan on Skiing
Technology has made it easier than ever to start the ski season as early as possible each year. You will find that around Thanksgiving Park City Mountain will already be open for skiers. It typically opens up in the last week or two of the month as snowmaking equipment is able to create the trails even if the snowfall in the area has been low. The mountain has over 500 acres of terrain to ski around making for plenty of slopes and trails to hit up. The gear shop on the mountain has everything you need for state-of-the-art equipment along with rentals to check out for the day.
Explore Historic Main Street
The Thanksgiving holiday officially kicks off the holiday season so finding the perfect gift for loved ones will be on the mind. Explore Historic Main Street where you will find plenty of unique shops and restaurants that are locally owned. Purchase some high-end clothing or works of art. Shopping has never been better than it is on Main Street.
Thanksgiving Fun at Park City
All of these activities and many more await you in Park City. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable every day during your stay for a magical Thanksgiving experience.
Late November in Park City is a magical affair. You’ll be glad you came to see us on your Thanksgiving break! A city as community oriented as we are is the perfect place to spend a holiday where family is such an important aspect. We’re like one big family here. There’s so much to do while you’re here too!
Take one of the many scenic drives in the area, like Guardsman Pass, a short 14-mile drive that the family will love. If you’re looking for something longer and more adventurous, take the Alpine Scenic Loop, a 27-mile drive that will take around 2.5 to 3.5 hours and will have the whole family fawning over the breathtaking scenery going by the windows outside. You can even visit Timpanogos Caves and Cascade Springs along the way.
Check out the art scene in Park City while you’re here too. Stroll through Historic Main Street’s art galleries and shops and enjoy the many kinds of art featured here. You’ll also get an opportunity to pick up some souvenirs as well. That’s a great way to show thanks to a friend back home!
Adventures to Be Had in the Outdoors
You can also explore Park City by biking, hiking, or horseback around the area. There are countless trails around Park City. Try the Historic Pacific Union Trail! If you really want to get adventurous, take the family on a hot air balloon ride with Skywalker Balloon Company or Bigfoot Balloons. That will make for one vacation they never forget!
Your Thanksgiving Day
If you’d rather not cook on your vacation, you can dine out at one of our favorite restaurants in town: Riverhorse on Main. But it’s also a great idea to spend your Park City Thanksgiving Day in your cozy rental home with all your loved ones by your side. With the kitchen amenities provided to you, you’ll be able to craft a delicious home-cooked meal for the family to enjoy and sit down to eat together and give thanks in a gorgeous and spacious home.
Spend Thanksgiving 2019 with Park City Rental Properties
No matter what you plan to do while you’re visiting us, you’ll want a comfortable place to stay while you’re here that feels like a true home to you and the family. Just call us today at (888) 508-9661 or (435) 571-0024 and we’ll help you get started on finding yours today.
November in Park City is a beautiful time of year. By this time of year, the mountains are covered in snow and the little city becomes a skier’s paradise. Here are some of the ways you can spend your long Park City Thanksgiving Weekend.
Spend Your Weekend on the Mountain
Thanksgiving is the first weekend Park City Mountain Resort opens its chairlifts for skiing and snowboarding. The resort is spread out over 7,300 acres of alpine wilderness making it the largest ski resort in North America. Park City Mountain has more than 348 trails, 41 lifts, 8 terrain park, and dozens of restaurants for when you need to refuel. Because of its large sizes and hundreds of trails to choose from the resort is great for all levels of experience.
New to the resort this year is a free guided ski tour. The Silver to Slopes Historic Mining Tour explores the mountain’s historic mining buildings and hidden relics. Each tour is led by an experienced guide and is recommended for intermediate level skiers. The tour departs daily from the Park City Resort Base at 10 a.m. and from the Trail Map at the top of Bonanza Lift at 1 p.m. At the end of the tour, you will get a commemorative pin.
This year’s winter season is anticipated to start on November 21. The mountain is open every day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If the thought of shopping, cooking, and cleaning on your vacation sounds like something you want to avoid then you are in luck because Park City is known for its world-class cuisine.
The Brass Tag at Deer Valley Resort offers a 3-course prix fixe dinner for Thanksgiving. The meal is served on Thanksgiving from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and has a variety of dishes including prime ribs, roasted turkey, and a pumpkin tart.
Butcher’s Chop House in downtown also has a special Park City Thanksgiving dinner. The 2-course prix fixe menu is served from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. and features traditional favorites including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and candied yams.
Planning Your Stay to Enjoy a Park City Thanksgiving
If you are looking for accommodation in Park City, consider booking one of our vacation rentals. We offer mountainside mansions as well as several ski in ski out properties. Our homes are just steps from the Park City Mountain Resort, so you won’t have to worry about getting to and from the mountain for a day of skiing and snowboarding.
For more information on our vacation homes or to book a rental, please contact us today.