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There’s More to Park City Than Sundance and Ski

Discover the Beauty of this Charming Mountain-Top Town this Spring Even as the Snow Starts to Melt

"There’s More to Park City Than Sundance and Ski"Park City, Utah is famously known for Sundance and some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. However, as the snow begins to melt and spring fever kicks in, Park City still leaves much to be explored. If you’re looking to create your perfect zen getaway complete with fresh air, fresh food and lots to keep you active, then Park City is the place for you.

During the warmer months, it is much easier to blend in with the ultra friendly locals who are more than eager to show you why they love this town so much, and with world-class fine dining to breathtaking views, and lots of nature to be explored, it’s not hard to see why. We set out to speak with the locals about what the best things to do in Park City this spring were and got the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your weekend escape to this idyllic oasis of a town.

According to the insiders, beginning your trip with a touch of adventure is the best way to ease into the active lifestyle of this town. Set"There’s More to Park City Than Sundance and Snow ski" out on a scenic snowshoe tour to get the lay of the land and some wonderful exercise (yes, there is still snow all through April, so you’ll be able to get right in the thick of it right away). Then unwind and release any work-week pent up tension with a 60-minute paddleboard yoga session in a 10,000-year-old natural hot spring. Set in an enclosed crater with a natural skylight, the hot spring is filled with soothing minerals, including magnesium and sulfur. The yoga session is designed for all abilities, so even the least experienced will be able to enjoy an hour of relaxation in this other-worldly setting.

If the slopes are still open, enjoy a day of skiing at Park City Mountain Resorts, which stay open until the end of April. If you decide to come later in the spring, you can still enjoy the mountain-top by hiking, mountain biking or even horseback riding along many of the ski trails; a perfect way to start or end a day in Park City.

For lunch wet your appetite and local favorites like Karleen’s Uptown fare or the Silver Star Cafe. Then end the day with more good food (and drinks) at High West Distillery – a mandatory stop on any Park City visit, this is Utah’s first distillery since the 19th century which serves up quite the delicious meal and sells its popular varieties of whiskey blends and flavored vodka seven days a week in their gift shop.

It is hard enough to get away for a weekend, let alone to plan all the details. Those looking to experience all the best that Park City has to offer can simply contact the local go-to luxury vacation-home rental company, Resorts West, which can facilitate all activities with their personalized concierge.

When staying with Resorts West, all guests are offered daily housekeeping, complimentary car service and a private concierge. All accommodations feature a private hot tub, private baths in each bedroom, a gourmet kitchen, modern appliances and relaxing outdoor decks or balconies. For more information on how to plan your perfectly Zen Park City escape, visit www.ResortsWest.com or call 1-877-773-1117.

 

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