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Park City, Utah

I was desperate to escape NYC in the summer, so my mom and I headed to Park City, Utah for a fun girls’ weekend.

I had driven through Utah but never spent time there, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Friends of mine have a house in Park City, and when I found out, my first thought was “why not Colorado?” I couldn’t understand why someone would choose Utah. Now that I’ve been, however, I get it. Utah is heavenly, and even better than Colorado (yes, I said it!). When the weekend was over I left wishing that I had more time. Maybe I’ll get a house too! Right next door. Hi friends!

The drive to Park City from Salt Lake’s airport only takes about 45 minutes, and the views are worth every minute of the drive!

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City is a quaint town in the heart of the mountains. It almost feels like a movie set, or a Disney village, it’s that perfect.

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

When we arrived, my mom and I spent some time exploring the town and meeting some of the locals.

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

If you’re visiting Park City in the winter, staying at a ski in and ski out resort is most convenient, because a majority of your time is spent skiing. However, if you’re visiting in the summer, proximity to town is best, because that’s where all of the fun restaurants and bars are.

We stayed at Main & Sky, a hotel in the heart of town with a unique, modern aesthetic.

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Our suite was huge, with three beds in two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, living room and even a pool table!

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

The master bathroom is especially gorgeous, and I love how the bathtub water flows down from the ceiling!

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

That evening we had our first Park City meal, which was easily one of the best meals of the trip (or of my life, to be honest!). It’s rare that every dish at a restaurant is amazing. Usually there’s a least one that needs improvement. Well, not at HandleEverything was phenomenal! The chef, Briar Handly, uses local ingredients like cheese, vegetables and fruit when creating his masterpieces.

Here are my favorites:

Oysters served with a grilled lemon.

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Cauliflower in a buffalo hot wing fashion with blue cheese. I’ve never had a better cauliflower dish!

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Tater Tots with salt and malt vinegar, ranch and crème fraîche.

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Meat & Cheese served with pickles and condiments.

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Peaches mixed with avocado and green coriander seeds. This dish was so incredible that we talked about it all weekend!

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Burrata Toast with english pea hash and sorrel.

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Diver Scallop and Clams with ‘nduja sausage broth and grilled bread.

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Risotto served with a smoked onion soubise and summer vegetables.

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Beignets served with rice krispies, chocolaté crème anglaise and marshmallow.

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

And finally, Caramel Pudding served in a mason jar with whipped mascarpone chex mix cake crumb. This dessert is absolutely fabulous! I just wanted to screw on the lids and take a few home with me. It’s no wonder that it was awarded the best dessert in Utah!

Handle Restaurant Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

After that amazing meal, we ended the night at a Park City institution, the No Name Saloon.

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

The atmosphere is fun, and has a rustic, western vibe that we loved.

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

Plus, the rooftop offers gorgeous views of Park City’s historic main street.

Park City Utah Travel Wanderlust in the City

It was a great start to the trip, and it only got better from there!

~A

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5 replies »

  1. Stop in at Bob’s (Redford) restaurant? (Zoom, right in front of your hotel) Used to be a rail station then Grille at The Depot (around the time he moved Sundance to Park City from his resort also named Sundance) before he went with a new name.

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