Hey Friends! I got lots of questions this week about what to do and where to eat in Park City during the winter/ski season. So I am rounding up our favorite restaurants + activities besides skiing.
P.S. – We ski Deer Valley because our condo is closest to it and they monitor lift tickets + do not allow snowboarders so the mountain is less crowded than the other 2 (Park City Mountain & the Canyons). For reference we like Park City mountain 2nd, and and our least favorite is the Canyons. The boys say they don’t like the runs as much at the Canyons, and for me, I am not a fan of the restaurants over there. I feel bad typing that because it is still gorgeous, just wanted to give our honest opinion! Also, if you have kids, we feel the Deer Valley ski school is hands down the most organized and you get to drop off inside.
Park City Restaurant Favorites
Date Night, Open for Dinner Only (Kids are allowed, however these places are nicer/$$$)
Seafood Buffet – Only open in the winter months. Hands down our favorite meal of our life. Yep. It’s that good.
Fireside Dining – All meals are cooked over open fire & such a fun experience. Open in the winter months only.
Grappa – Italian on Main street – gorgeous and great food, however I like best in the summer because of the amazing patio.
Casual Dinner, Also open for Lunch
Vinto – Pasta – my favorite pasta on Main.
Main Street Noodle – more pasta! But my family likes the pizza here best.
Sorry I don’t have more casual dinner options listed. We usually eat out for lunch and are so tired at night we cook at home. I make my chili and it lasts for days! You can find that recipe here.
Breakfast / Brunch / Lunch
Deer Valley Cafe – My favorite breakfast/brunch. The view is gorgeous.
Harvest – tiny little place on Main and my hubby’s favorite brunch.
Skier’s lunch buffet at The Stein Lodge is a must. You can ski up or just go in regular clothes and drive there. Also they are famous for their Sunday brunch.
five5seeds – Little dive not on Main street, but a healthy lunch option and SOOO good.
If you are skiing Deer Valley, any of the lodges you ski up to have great food! Definitely try the famous Deer Valley Chili!
Best Places to Get Drinks in Park City
Things to Do Besides Skiing
Park City Library – If you saw my stories, the Library is one of our favorite places to go for some down time. Besides having a 3d printer, virtual reality video games, and an amazing children’s book section, they have a cafe attached and right outside have sledding + you can rent a sled!
Sledding – Sledding behind the Park City middle school is a local’s secret. If you have your own sled, head there. shhh don’t say I told you . 🙂
Rock Climbing/Snow Shoeing – Swaner Nature Preserve. You can do both here + other neat activities.
Snowmobile Tour – SOOO fun. You must try it. We have done it once and used North Forty.
Bowling – Make reservations in advance! They fill up fast. We love Jupiter Bowl!
Ice Castles – This is supposed to be amazing! It opened on Jan 5th so we missed it, but hoping we can check them out over spring break.
Hope this helps! As always, email or DM me if you have any questions!!