3 Best Places for a Cocktail in Park City

We’ll admit, Utah, in general, isn’t exactly known for its exciting bar scene. In fact, most establishments are allowed to only offer beers on tap that have up to 5% alcohol by volume. But despite some stringent guidelines, there’s still something for everyone to enjoy a few libations in Park City— including fun pubs, fancy craft cocktail saloons, and rowdy sports bars.

Here’s our pick for the three best places to catch a buzz in Park City.

No Name Saloon Bar & Grill- 447 Main Street

On many lists as the best bar in Park City, No Name Saloon is our first choice for not only a fantastic cocktail or two— but some delicious dining, too. We especially love their Bourbon Old Fashioneds and Gin Basil Smashes. This fall, you’ll want to sip on one of their Alpine Hot Toddies— with spiced whiskey, lemon, and honey. Yuummm. No Name also offers an impressive wine list and tons of beers on tap or in bottles.

If you’re feeling a little hungry, help yourself to their Loaded Tater Tots, Saloon Burger, or Fish Tacos. Keep in mind that the saloon side of No Name is strictly for 21 and over clientele, but they have a family-friendly side called Annex Burger right next door that welcomes the kiddos.

O.P. Rockwell – 268 Main Street

If live music is your thing, you’ll want to set aside an evening or two and spend some quality time at O.P Rockwell— an awesome cocktail lounge and music hall. Named after an infamous Wild West figure, they have an ever-revolving roster of interesting craft cocktails— like their refreshing Moscow Mules— as well as a dynamic roster of extraordinary local and non-local musical talent. You can also order a beer or a glass of wine while you enjoy the show, too.

Downstairs- 625 Main Street

For a true night on the town feel, put on your dancing shoes and head downtown to Downstairs— a gorgeous nightclub that plays music to make you move. They boast that they feature some of the best DJs in the country and offer an “immersive experience” that includes lighting shows. This is the perfect spot for a girl’s night out or bachelor/bachelorette parties, too. They encourage big groups to call ahead and plan their memorable night out with help from the staff. Boogie down, baby!

Don’t forget— even though the alcohol content might not be as high as other parts of the country, the elevation of Park City makes the drinks feel just as strong. A “normal” drink at 7,000 feet will hit you a lot more quickly than it would at sea level. So keep that in mind as you explore the pub scene in Park City and be safe.

To plan your next getaway to Park City, take a closer look at our impressive inventory of local rental homes and condos. As always, if you have any questions or would like to talk with our knowledgeable local staff about their personal favorites places, please give us a call or send us a message. 

Cheers!

 

 

Autumn 2021 Events in Park City

It’s hard to believe, but the summer season is nearly over. The warm, muggy days are almost behind us, and crisper, fall temps are right around the corner. September and October are two of our favorite months in Park City— and not just because we get to break out the fleece and sip on a mug of hot cocoa amidst the falling leaves. Park City celebrates autumn with an impressive lineup of festivals and events.

If you’re thinking about visiting Park City but don’t want to commit to full-blown winter temps, the next few months are the perfect time to experience the city during one of the most beautiful times of the year. Here are two events we’re looking forward to this fall in Park City.

Park City Song Summit
September 8 to September 12, 2021

The Park City Song Summit wants to make sure you know that it is not a music festival. The founders of the summit describe it as “an environment for musicians to share, learn, and recharge their passion for music through community and the power of song.” Throughout the week, attendees can experience unplugged performances and labs that are like master classes in songwriting.

The summit will be an energetic and exciting place to be— with live music being played not only in the amphitheater but all around town in local bars, on the street, and surprise performances in both small and large scale venues. Purchase your summit tickets here.

Park City Wine Festival
September 30 to October 3, 2021

Filled with over 100 vendors, the Park City Wine Festival is a feast for the senses. Local Park City restaurants are represented, along with wineries, distilleries, and craft breweries. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a hardcore foodie or wine connoisseur to enjoy this gorgeous event. You can simply purchase your tickets and spend a lovely afternoon wandering through the festival, savoring and sampling the local delicacies.

Vino aficionados will rejoice at the world-class selection of wines from all over the globe— including Italy, France, and Argentina— as well as a huge array of wines from around the US. Tickets range from $85 to $249 per person, and you can pre-purchase your event tickets here.

Perfect Homes for Your Fall Trip to Park City

Located just minutes from nearly everything, Bear Hollow Village 5534B is the perfect spot to take your family for an unforgettable Park City autumn getaway. With space for up to eight people and gorgeous, open views, this exquisite home is the ideal home base for enjoying the festivals and the fall beauty.

If you need a bit more space for your autumn Park City escape, take a look inside Wasatch Springs 1123— a sprawling four-bedroom home with room for 14 people. A sleek, contemporary interior creates the perfect space to unwind after a day of adventure and exploring.

At Moose Management, our mission is to provide safe, comfortable, beautiful homes for our guests to experience Park City. If you have any questions about these homes, local events, or any other Park City happenings, we’re here for you. Simply reach out with an email or a phone call and we’re happy to help.

What’s There To Do This Fall in Park City? Plenty!

Fall in Park City looks a little different this year. We may be missing some of the festivals and gatherings we’ve attended in the past, there’s still plenty of reasons to visit Park City in the fall!

As a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, Park City never fails to delight no matter what season you choose to visit. And with our current health concerns, you can feel safe and secure enjoying our stunning mountain retreat with easy social distancing from others. There’s always something to do, somewhere to go, and new experiences to be cherished.

Consider some of these options: 

Take a Hike! 

No, seriously. With more than 400 miles of hiking trails in and around Park City, you’re sure to find your perfect fit, whether you’re a novice or an advanced hiker. 

Wind your way through landscapes ranging from meadows to mountains to rivers and keep your eye out for a variety of local wildlife. Just remember to enjoy them from a distance – no selfies, please!

Mountain Biking

Looking for something a little more daredevil-ish than a simple hike? How about a mountain bike ride?

You might be surprised to learn that Park Çity is a mountain biking destination as well as a skiing destination, but it is! 

With a minimum of a half-dozen mountain biking trails in the area, you’ll no doubt find your perfect balance of exercise and scenery to enjoy. 

Fishing

While you may not think of Park City as a premier fishing destination, there’s some pretty darn good blue-ribbon fly-fishing on both the Provo and Weber Rivers. Prefer to get out of the streams and eddies? Check out the still water fly fishing on the Strawberry, Echo, Rockport, and Jordanelle reservoirs. 

Hot Air Ballooning

What better way to see the entire Park City landscape than from within the safety of a hot-air balloon’s basket? Prepare for an awe-inspiring journey as you take in the oranges, yellows, and reds of surrounding fall foliage. Make sure to have that camera ready!

While most hot-air balloons accommodate anywhere from 4-10 guests, you can reserve a 2-person excursion with a 1-person pilot to maximize your safety.

Outdoor Dining

While it may be a while until we all feel safe about indoor dining again, we can certainly consider an outdoor meal (and in Park City, that may well come with a great view, at no extra charge!)

What could be better than sitting in the crisp fall air, with a favorite beverage and great company, while you enjoy a delicious meal from one of your favorite (or new favorite) Park City restaurants. 

A few suggestions: 

Riverhorse on Main

The Bridge Cafe and Grill

Shabu

Main Street Pizza and Noodle

Flanagan’s on Main

Scenic Drives

Last, but by no means least, hop in the car and take a scenic country drive! You won’t find more beautiful country than in our little corner of heaven. Here are some suggestions to get you started: 

Guardsman Pass

Wolf Creek Highway Pass

Weber Canyon

Bridal Veil Falls Trail

So, while we’re experiencing our favorite destinations in a new way these days, that doesn’t mean we can’t still get the most out of every day of vacation. You can still avoid the crowds, travel just with your own quaranteam and have a picture perfect vacation in Park City.

We look forward to welcoming you into one of our Covid-clean and safe rental homes and condominiums. As always, if we can help in any way, simply ask. We love to see our guests happy!

Thanksgiving Holiday in Park City

Considering a change of pace this Thanksgiving? It’s coming up fast, but there’s still time to plan a fun and event-filled holiday in Park City!

With the Delta Airlines $300 Electronic Gift, your trip is practically free!

From opening day skiing to classic rock concerts, there’s something for every person with every activity and interest level to enjoy in Park City!

** We still have some availability for Thanksgiving weekend, but they’re going fast, so be sure to call and/or book today! **

Arriving with the family or group and don’t want the hassle of preparing the feast yourself? That’s okay! You’ve got options. 

If you’re feeling festive, make Thanksgiving dinner reservations! There’s plenty to choose from. Below is just a sampling of some of the Park City restaurants open and serving scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner: 

 

Dining Out For the Thanksgiving Holiday in Park City

According to ParkCityRestaurants.com, you can get your turkey on at the following restaurants:

Apex at Montage Deer Valley
Buffet-style dinner
12pm – 8pm
$85/adults, $40/kids
Bonus: Take-out dinner for up to 8 for $250

Butcher’s Chop House & Bar
Addition to regular menu
2pm – 11pm
$35/adults, $18/kids

The Brass Tag at Deer Valley
Three course prix-fix menu
5pm – 9pm
$49/person

Flanagan’s on Main
Traditional Thanksgiving fare
11am – 9pm
$29.95/person

Grub Steak Restaurant
3 course Thanksgiving meal
5pm-9pm
$34.75/adults, $17.75/kids

 

Dining In for the Thanksgiving Holiday in Park City

If the idea of going out for Thanksgiving dinner and braving the crowds and noise makes Chinese takeout sound good, don’t fret! Rather, order yourself some take-out Thanksgiving dinner!

That’s right! Several outfits in town are providing full Thanksgiving meals to enjoy in the privacy of your own home, without the hassle of shopping and cooking. The first is the Apex at Montage Deer Valley above. 

Here are a few others:

 

Park City Provisions by Riverhorse
Dinner for two is $42

Deer Valley Grocery Café & Deer Valley Bakery
They don’t do turkey, but have lots of great side dishes and desserts

Ellie’s Private Chefs and Catering
All dishes serve 4 adults

Element Kitchen & Bakery
Ala carte menu serves from 6-19 people

 

Outdoor Activities in Park City

If a Park City vacation is not complete without hitting the slopes, you’re in luck! Both the Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Village open for the season on November 22, 2019. 

If skiing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other activities and attractions for you hardy souls! Here are a few of them:

 

Electric Parade and Festivities
November 30, 2019

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain
November 29, 2019

Monthly Gallery Stroll
November 29, 2019

 

Indoor Activities in Park City

If you’d rather not bundle up and brave the elements, there’s plenty for you, too! 

Do you enjoy live music? The Egyptian Theatre has TWO great shows coming up during the Thanksgiving holiday! Grammy-winning blues artist Bobby Rush will be playing from November 22-24. Then, Rock -n Roll Hall of Fame recipients The Lovin’ Spoonful we be appearing from November 29 – December 1. 

The Heber Valley Railroad is a fun and family-friendly way to spend a day. Make sure to take the legendary North Pole Express, beginning on November 23! 

Learn how to slice, dice and otherwise create delectable gourmet cuisine! Mindful Cuisine offers both private and public cooking classes, where you get to sample and enjoy your creations. 

So, there you have it! We sure hope this partial list of all that is wild and wonderful about Park City has you making your reservations today. Hope to see you soon!. 

Leaf Peeping in Park City

Fall is a time of change. The air becomes crisp and clear. The days get cooler and shorter. And nature puts on her big show, with the fiery reds, brilliant oranges and golden yellows of the changing leaves.

Whether your mode of transportation is a vehicle or your hiking boots, fall in Park City is a sight to behold. Use our handy guide to show you the most spectacular spots for leap peeping. 

If you’ve got your hiking boots on, the Summit Park’s Over Easy Trail is located along I-80 between Park City and Salt Lake City. At just 2.5 miles long, it is an easy trail and perfect for the whole family. You’ll meander through both pine forests and alpine meadows. 

The McLeod Creek Trail is also appropriate for all ages and runs all the way from Park City to Kimball Junction. More intrepid adventurers may opt for a bicycle tour over the bridges and along the creek, though you may also enjoy a slower paced walk in shorter sections. 

The 2-mile Sulton Out and Back Trail hugs the hillside, offering views of grassy meadows, and aspen groves. This is a simple hike with an easy grade, perfect for all ages. 

If you’d like more of a challenge, start your journey up the Silver Lake Trail at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Lodge and then hike up to the 9,346’ summit of Bald Mountain. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the spellbinding view of Jordanelle Reservoir, framed by vibrant fall foliage.

Guardsman Pass is a perennial favorite for not-to-be-missed fall colors. There are plenty of trails to follow, but if you’re looking for a relatively short one with amazing summit views, check out Clayton Peak. It’s only about 3 miles, but is also relatively steep, so keep that in mind when making plans. 

If you’d rather experience the beauty of the fall colors from the comfort and safety of your car, we’ve got some great suggestions for that as well!

Again, Guardsman Pass is a favorite go-to. Depending on how far you’d like to drive, you can see the sights from Park City to Brighton and Salt Lake or to Midway and Wasatch Mountain State Park. Most of the route is paved, but even the gravel sections are easy to traverse in the family car or SUV. 

Provo Canyon begins just 20 minutes from Park City and provides a scenic byway with dramatic vertical cliffs of limestone. This route offers much diversity in its scenery, from the luminous Bridal Veil Falls to looming peaks and even views of Deer Creek Reservoir, where you can watch the boaters and the wind and kite surfers, 

The Alpine Scenic Loop is up past the Sundance Resort and boasts 27 miles of fantastical mountain scenery and some of the most vibrant fall colors to behold in all of Utah. Just a couple of the sites to see are Mount Timpanogos and actor Robert Redford’s famed Sundance Resort. 

Whichever route you decide to take, or whether you go on foot or from the comfort of your car, you are sure to long remember the majestic beauty of Utah’s scenic byways, as they don their best fall finery to welcome another spectacular winter.