How to Plan the Ultimate Girls’ Getaway to Park City

Any time of year is ideal for a weekend away with your best girl friends. But we have a soft spot for early summer, when the outdoor activities are endless and the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. However, with those endless options comes a lot of indecision. Luckily, we have you covered.
Whether it’s a bachelorette party, birthday celebration or just a much-needed vacation, here’s the Dishing guide to planning a memorable girls’ getaway to Park City.

What to do

There are plenty of fun and accessible hikes for all levels in Park City. One good option is PC Hill, the hill just outside Main Street that has the large, white “PC” letters at the Summit. It’s about a 40-minute, moderate hike up and offers great views of town.
Another popular trail just outside town is the short-but-steep Iron Mountain. You’ll hike through gorgeous Aspen tree groves before reaching the summit with spectacular views of Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort. Plan for about an hour up — it’s not for the faint of heart!
Girls Getaway Deer Valley HikingFor more options, check out Deer Valley’s hiking trails, which can also be accessed via chairlift. That’s a great option for people who prefer to ride, rather than walk, up or down. Prefer to let the pros guide? Book an experienced hiking guide from White Pine Touring, or sign up for a guided hike at Deer Valley.
Another outdoorsy activity for a girls’ getaway is to rent bikes (White Pine is a great option!) and ride along the Rail Trail that starts at the bottom of Main Street and goes on for miles outside of town. Feeling brave? Sign the group up for mountain biking lessons with a guide from White Pine or Jans!
If your group is looking for something a little more stretchy than sweaty, try a yoga class. Park City offers tons of great studios — find some great options here. Or go outside your comfort zone and try yoga on stand-up paddleboards — in a natural hot spring! Not into yoga? Here are six of our favorite fitness studios, plus where to refuel after your workout.
Girls Trip to Park City

Every Sunday in the summer, the Park Silly Market takes over Main Street.

We also suggest strolling through the 20+ galleries on Main Street or visiting the Kimball Art Center. If you’re in town on the last Friday of the month, check out the free Gallery Strolls, when the galleries open their doors to the public and serve refreshments. In town on a Sunday? Don’t miss the Park Silly Sunday Market, a huge outdoor market with live music, food, drinks and lots of local arts and crafts.

Finally, if you all are foodies like we are, we highly recommend scheduling a cooking class with two of Park City’s finest: Mindful Cuisine, where Chef Linda hosts private events in her home kitchen, or sign up for one of Mountain Town Olive Oil’s “The Next Course” cooking classes.

Where to eat

Speaking of fueling up, now we get to talk about our favorite topic: FOOD!
Let’s start with coffee. If you’re staying near Main Street, start your day with a cup of coffee or tea at Atticus or Stoked Coffee. If you have a car, try Ritual Chocolate’s cafe on Iron Horse Drive, or Lucky Ones at the Library. Further down in Kimball Junction, Townshend’s Tea has a wonderful selection of teas. (Read more about our favorite coffee shops here.)
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Park City Provisions offers a cozy ambiance and delicious, healthy food.

For breakfast, head to Park City Provisions at the top of Main Street, which has an excellent array of breakfasts to choose from, or Harvest, an Aussie-inspired cafe located at the bottom of Main. We also recommend Five5eeds, another Aussie cafe, which recently expanded its location off Snow Park Drive.
At lunchtime, Deer Valley Grocery Cafe is a great spot for gourmet salads, sandwiches and more with a lovely lakeside view. On Main Street, Bridge Cafe, Harvest, and Provisions also have a great lunch selection. Down in Kimball, Vessel Kitchen is another awesome lunch spot with plenty of fresh and healthy options.
Cocktails at High West Distillery

Cocktails at High West Distillery

With so many award-winning restaurants to choose from in Park City, making the dinner decision is going to be tough. On Main Street, we love Yuki Yama for fantastic sushi and a fun atmosphere; Riverhorse for an elevated and delicious dining experience; or Tupelo for local cuisine with a Southern twist. High West Saloon is another must — it’s the only ski-in/ski-out distillery in the country with good food and an excellent cocktail list.

If you and your girl gang are craving steaks (you are in Utah, after all), we recommend the Edge Steakhouse in the Westgate Resort, or Lespri Prime Steak and Sushi Bar. If Italian dishes are more your style (bring on the pizza and pasta!) head to Versante in the Park City Peaks hotel, or the newly opened Bartolo’s in Kimball Junction. 

Where to drink

Of course, no girls’ trip is complete without some drinking and dancing. Head to The Spur, a fun hangout with live music every night of the week and three bars serving up drinks. No Name Saloon is THE classic Park City Bar, with an expansive rooftop overlooking Main Street.

For something more mellow, go to Old Town Cellars, a cute, casual winery and lounge on lower Main Street. If you’re really wanting to step it up, definitely head up to the Montage Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Lodge or the St. Regis for a drink (or two!). These are the higher-end hotels in Deer Valley, and offer stunning mountain views to take in as you enjoy your drinks. Pro tip: the St. Regis has a celebratory champagne sabering ceremony, every night at sunset.

Where to stay

Park City offers tons of hotels to choose from. The luxe Waldorf-Astoria, at the base of the Canyons Resort, has all the amenities you could ever need, including an award-winning spa and restaurant, Powder, on premises. The Montage Deer Valley also offers tons of amenities and dining options. Also in Deer Valley, the Stein Eriksen Lodge is a classic ski lodge that’s been nicely updated — and has the only Forbes five-star spa in Utah.


About Author

Locke Hughes is a freelance journalist currently based in Park City, who used to live in NYC until the mountains called. She believes long hikes and hot yoga — as well as wine and delicious food — play an important role in a happy life. Follow her outdoors and eating adventures on Instagram @lockehughes.

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