Just 30 miles from Salt Lake, Park City is a village of only 7500 residents; but you can imagine how the population swells with Winter/Summer holiday visitors. That means hundreds of vacation rental choices, so you can be sure to meet every need and whim on your wish list. Romantic ski chalet for two? Group golfing or mountain fishing escape? Fireplace. Jacuzzi. Door-to-door ski shuttle? Home rentals range from mountain chalets to luxury condos and multi-level townhomes in Park City’s Old Town.
Park City manages to mix casual Western with elegant resort, a blend that has brought the mountain village increasing popularity. Hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics and the annual Sundance Film Festival certainly boosted awareness of this mountain haven. There’s an endless roster of activities for village visitors, as well as a nice blend of sophisticated and casual dining, nightlife and shopping. Colorful storefronts line the few blocks along Main Street that date to the 19th-century mining era, and you’ll notice no shortage of saloons and lively lounges for nights on the town.
“The greatest snow on earth” - that IS what Utah’s license plates pronounce! Be they downhill racers or cross-country enthusiasts, snowboarders and skiers head to the spectacular ski terrain surrounding Park City. The Olympic Park offers free admission and year-round camps, training, rides and shows. Family-friendly programs thrive with ski lessons and kid activities, and every age enjoys the three separate ski areas - Park City Mountain, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Summer is also a terrific time to visit, when mountain air golfing, hiking and water activities are popular. You can even catch one of the ski lifts to access hiking and biking trails through wildflower fields and ever-changing landscapes. Sports shops and adventure guides offer everything from mountain bike rentals and fly fishing escapades to river rafting and Alpine rides.
After a day outdoors, rest and replenish at Deer Valley Resort’s Royal Street Café, where summer and winter menus satisfy the heartiest appetites. Down in the village, you need only wander along Main Street until one of the outdoor cafes or western-style bistros bids you welcome. From Thai and Italian to Middle Eastern and French cuisine, you’ll be tempted to explore many of the sophisticated choices.
There’s a home or condo rental to meet every budget and space requirement. You’ll enjoy home-style living with plenty of room for your winter or summer gear, and the kitchen and laundry facilities to make life a little easier.
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