If you’re busy planning a wedding, you owe it to yourself to look at Park city as your choice of destination for your honeymoon. This upscale mountain town has everything a newlywed couple needs to have a great time, and start a beautiful life together.
The nightlife in Park City is unbeatable, with basically every establishment up and down Main St. offering a unique, fun experience. The days are full too, with skiing in the wintertime, hiking, and biking in the summertime, shopping year round, and so much more. For dining delights, you can’t beat the hundreds of restaurants in Park City that serve world class cuisine.
For a truly local experience, choose one of the city’s whiskey saloons or distilleries. Park City was a renowned whiskey town of the old west, and establishments like the High West distillery pride themselves on serving fantastic foods with their spirits. If you’re looking for something more romantic, Fireside dining at Deer Valley serves up superb cuisine from stone fireplaces, and offers horse drawn sleigh rides from the restaurant.
Any good honeymoon is as much about staying in as it is about going out, so you want to find the best lodging. Park City has a wide range of lodging options, varying from high-end luxury, to affordable vacation condos. In the off-season, you can pay 1/10 the price for luxury accommodations at spots like the Waldorf Astoria or the St. Regis at Deer Valley.
For a more hometown feel choose one of the upscale bed and breakfasts that dot the town. One of my favorites is the historic Washington School House Hotel, which was built in 1889, and is newly renovated. This romantic hideaway is located only one block from Main St., so you can skip the rental car and still see the sights.
As long as you’re going to be in Park City, you might as well participate in some of the hallmark events that really make memories. The Sundance Film Festival takes place in January each year and draws celebrities from all over the world. It’s booked well in advance, and it costs a pretty penny, but don’t worry, there’s another way to participate. The Canyons Resort screens selections from the Film Festival from July-September, giving you a slice of the action without the crowds or the cost. Other Park City must-sees include Olympic Park, the Olympic hands-on Olympic training venue, and the ruins of the old mining towns, along with many others.