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Park City in Utah is one of the most exclusive winter destinations in the USA. With excellent infrastructure, top restaurants, premium shopping and breathtaking nature it is a wonderful trip for the whole family even beyond the white months of winter. Here is some information to keep in mind when planning a trip to Park City.
How to get there? Salt Lake City International airport is only 40 minutes away. There are flights coming from all around the USA and even from Europe. From the airport probably the best option is to rent a car, there is a lot of free parking all around. The highway is in excellent condition and very well maintained during winter. There are several shuttle options from the airport, but it is more expensive, around 50 USD per person. Once in Park City is easy to move around since there is a free transportation system in town.
Winter sports in Park city: There are three main ski resorts: Park City mountain, Canyons Resort and Deer Valley. The prices of the lift tickets depend on many different circumstances such as if it is a day pass or a week long, if it is individual or a family pass, and the the time of the season. Roughly it can cost around 90 USD per day. The season goes from the first week of December to the first week of April weather permitting. Deer Valley is considered one of the most upscale ski resorts in USA and one of the last to still prohibit snowboarding in the resort.
Year round activities: Immediately after the ski season, prices drop amazingly in everything in Park City. It is a good time of the year to still appreciate some snow while hiking and practicing other mountain sports or to see wildlife. Summer and Fall is another high season, there are activities for everybody from golfing to outdoor exploring, or just walking around and enjoying the many things Park City offers for the whole family.
Lodging: There is no shortage of options for all kind of travelers. From budget friendly properties to luxurious upscale hotels. During the winter high season rooms can go up in the price even 400%. April, after the ski season, offers some of the best deals with luxury hotels costing as little as 100 USD per night. It is a quiet time of the year, wonderful to relax and rest. Some of the most upscale five star resorts are the St Regis, the Waldorf Astoria and the breathtaking Montage.
Restaurants: From family eateries to upscale dining, Park City is full of options. Many of the good restaurants can be found in the hotels. The downtown offers many great places and around the modern shopping centers one can find the most traditional and common chain restaurants.
Shopping: One will find in Park city all kinds of shopping. There is a great outlet mall, and several modern shopping centers with huge variety of stores including great groceries stores and liquor stores.
Downtown Park City: It is one of the most lovely corners of this destination: a historic town that has been very well preserved and developed. Several good hotels are located around downtown. There is a free tram going around the city. One can enjoy here plentiful options for fine dining and shopping.