Today, on mrsprofresh.com, I am excited to share all about our Christmas in Park City, Utah. If you have the desire to visit Park City around the holidays, add it to your bucket list, and make it happen.
You will love the experience!
About Park City, Utah
Located just a short drive from Salt Lake City, Park City is home to world-class ski resorts, charming downtown streets lined with boutiques and art galleries, and breathtaking views of the mountains. The biggest draw to Park City during the holiday season is the opportunity to hit the slopes at Park City Mountain Village. With over 7,300 acres of terrain, skiers and snowboarders enjoy the fresh powder during the wintertime.
If you are not crazy about winter sports, no worries because there is still plenty to enjoy. The holidays is a great time to experience the festive magic such as holiday markets, parades, and sightseeing activities. Additionally, you can take part in dog sledding, snow tubing, snowmobiling, and other winter activities that do not involve snowboarding, or skiing.
Other than that, if you prefer to relax, there are plenty of top-rated wellness spas to choose from.
About Our Stay in Park City: Residences at Blackstone
We stayed in a stunning 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath condo located at the Residences at Blackstone. It was the perfect size for four people – 1,325 square feet to be exact. The panoramic views of the snowy landscape and mountains added to the luxurious escape.
I loved the layout and open concept. Each room had its own electric chimney, which was the cherry on top for me, including the living room. Not to mention, the common areas were perfect places to gather. The living, dining, and kitchen spaces were spacious and airy. The wrap-around deck was also a nice feature of the condo. It came with outdoor furniture, which made it the perfect place to sip a warm cup of coffee in the mornings. (All bundled up, of course.)
Overall, I loved how well-put-together the place was. It was aesthetically pleasing with modern décor and thoughtful touches that made it seem like a home. The only complaint was that coffee filters were nowhere to be found in the kitchen. (I am sorry, but if you are going to have a coffee machine for your guests, I think you should have coffee filters available. Coffee filters were the last thing on my mind during our grocery run.)
One last note – the drive to Park City Mountain Village and downtown was less than 10 minutes. Super convenient! We also had a local 7-Eleven about three minutes away, which was super nice in case you need coffee filters or other last minute items. 😉
If you are interested in booking the condo we stayed at, it is listed here.
Park City Activities
There are plenty of winter activities to choose from. For this trip, we went snow tubing at Woodward Park City – highly recommend! If you would like to try skiing (or snowboarding) for the first time, I highly recommend visiting Woodward Park City. The reason I think Woodward is a great place to learn is because it seems less intimidating, and they also have an indoor tumbling area with tons of activities for the whole family. Meaning, everyone is able to enjoy the day instead of waiting and hanging out at the base of a mountain.
On top of trying snow tubing for the first time, we also went snowmobiling, which is always fun. This was our second time snowmobiling, and let me say, it was a surreal winterland experience. (The first time we tried snowmobiling was in the spring so the scenery was way different.) For this activity, we booked through North Forty Escapes. They were awesome to work with and recommend them.
Other winter activities that are available include:
- Snowshoeing: The surrounding mountains offer a variety of snowshoeing trails, providing a unique way to explore the winter landscape. I think snowshoeing is a calmer experience if you want to do something that doesn’t involve learning a new winter sport. I’ll link North Forty Escapes website here.
- Ice Skating: Park City has ice skating rinks, both indoor and outdoor, offering a fun and festive activity for the whole family. For more information, I’ll link a resource here.
- Sledding: The surrounding mountains offer a variety of sledding hills, providing a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy the winter landscape. North Forty Escapes offers a dog sled and snowmobile tour combo – I will link more about it here.
One last note – please book your winter activities in advance. As you can imagine, Christmas in Park City is a popular time to visit. The last thing you would want is for everything to be booked. Plus, if you book in advance, you could save money.
Restaurants in Park City
Okay – so if you’re spending your Christmas in Park City, Utah, you already know I sought to eat at the best places I could find with availability. (Note to self: Do not wait until the last minute to book dining reservations.)
Needless to say, I managed to find a few good finds. They’re listed below, along with other popular must-try’s:
- KITA – A new Japanese restaurant. Would love to go back to try the sushi!
- Prime Steak House & Piano Bar – Loved the live piano music and ambiance. The crab cake was delicious!
- Dos Olas – Go with the chicken enchiladas, promise you’ll love. Also, their cocktails were pretty delicious too!
- Fletcher’s – Although, this wasn’t my favorite, my sister really enjoyed it. I would give it another shot.
- The Bridge Cafe and Grill – HIGHLY recommend. I was skeptical at first, but boy was I wrong. So delicious!
- Versante Hearth + Bar – We ordered takeout on Christmas Day and it was the best decision ever. Loved their wood-fired pizza and spicy chorizo rigatoni pasta.
- Riverhorse on Main – Located in the heart of downtown Park City, this upscale restaurant is known for serving eclectic American fare & fine wines in an elegant space with live music.
- Fireside Dining – Cozy, fixed-price dining with 4 courses of Swiss fare served from 5 stone fireplaces, plus a bar.
If you hit the slopes at Park City Mountain Village, please go to Legends Bar and Grill for the best burger in Park City. I cannot recommend this enough. It was the best burger I have had in a while.
Also, if you enjoy cocktails with the most impressive view, visit the Montage Deer Valley resort. The Montage is one of the finest resorts in the Park City area. I think you’ll enjoy this lux experience.
Spending Christmas in Park City, Utah is an absolute dream for winter sports enthusiasts and those looking for a festive mountain getaway. We hope to return with MORE family members next time so they can indulge in the magic of Park City.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would be more than happy to help. You can email me at email@example.com or you can send a DM on Instagram.
Ps. Did you miss my first post of the year?!? (Aka my 400th blog post – eeekkk!) If so, I will link it here!
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