There’s really no wrong way to take a winter trip to Park City. Our town has so much to offer from skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing, winter biking, and so much more. For some they come to Park City for a family ski vacation and for others it’s a time where they can get away from the hustle and bustle of busy home life and enjoy soaking in the winter calmness of the mountains. There isn’t a wrong way to plan a winter trip to Park City but I’m here to help you think a little more creatively about your winter trip planning with options for the romantics and the health conscious because sometimes your intention isn’t to just go, go, go, but to slow down and feel either more connected to yourself or your partner.
Romantic Vacation Options
Park City is full of romance in the winter! Whether it’s taking a stroll under all the glistening twinkly lights during a light snow to enjoying a day on the slopes with your partner, we've got you covered with some great options to make your trip full of love and connection.
Check into one of these charming hotels to start your trip off right. If you’re looking to stay slopeside, The Montage Deer Valley, The St. Regis, Pendry Park City and the Hyatt Centric Park City will satisfy your ski in ski out dreams. But if you’re looking for someplace a little more off the beaten path and secluded, book a room at Hotel Park City, Washington School House, or The Lodge at Blue Sky.
Food and love are bound together because they both produce the same reward hormones, like dopamine and norepinephrine, which make us feel good. Sharing a meal with another is viewed as an indicator of intimacy so get cozy at one of these romantic dining destinations:
The warm atmosphere of Cafe Terigo is a great place to dine on a delicious offering of hearty Northern Italian and Southern French cuisine.
Firewood on Main
Firewood on Main. New American heirloom cuisine with a seasonal menu rotation to incorporate the freshest regional produce. And what’s more romantic than having your email prepared over an open flame using chef-selected wood like cedar, cherry, and maple to enhance flavors.
Eat, Drink, Lounge in the heart of Main Street. Share small plates or savor larger ones. Fletcher's creates your favorite dishes with a twist using only grass-fed beef and local produce.
Driven by the seasons, Handle strives to create a simply crafted and balanced menu sourced from local and regional ingredients at the height of freshness. Their aim is to transform one’s notion of familiarity through food and drink in a lively atmosphere.
Old Town Cellars
Park City’s private label winery with a tasting room on Historic Main Street. Old Town Cellar's wine is sourced from top wine growing regions to blend and bottle on site. They offer wine tastings in our tasting room and all wines are available for retail purchase at the Winery.
River Horse on Main
Riverhorse on Main is Utah's only restaurant to receive both the DiRoNA Award and Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating as well as AAA four-diamond award. Savor the Prime steaks, scallops, and lobster tail or delight in the signature macadamia nut-crusted halibut. Dishes feature farm-to-table fresh, local, and organic vegetables and local lamb and wild game. Atrium and patio dining overlooks historic Main Street and mountain vistas. Live entertainment each evening starting at 7 p.m.
Yuki Yama Sushi
Located in the heart of Old Town, Yuki Yama offers the freshest seasonal fish flown in from around the world. Yuki Yama’s menu consists of both traditional Japanese sushi and noodle dishes, as well as more creative, modern sashimi plates and hot dishes.
There’s more to planning a romantic getaway in Park City than just eating and sleeping - so make sure to include one or more of these amorous activities during your stay:
Let all your cares melt away as you and your partner indulge with a relaxing massage at one of Park City’s spas. The St. Regis Deer Valley’s Remède Spa offers a couples treatment room with two private spa suites that open onto a spacious patio with a cascading waterfall. Or you can unwind at the spa sanctuary at the Montage Deer Valley with their exclusive couples packages, including the “Escape to Serenity,” a 180-minute experience in the signature Serenity Couples Suite, floating massage techniques, a scalp treatment, lunch from the spa menu, and more.
A Day on the Mountain
If your couples weekend includes some on-mountain time for a bit of skiing or snowboarding spend the day together shushing around, staying warm cuddling on chairlifts and enjoying an extended lunch on mountain at either Deer Valley Resort's Royal Street Café a hotspot for an eclectic array of dishes, Park City Mountain's Mid Mountain Lodge, or Canyon’s Lookout Cabin both great places to take in some magnificent views and sip on craft cocktails.
Picture yourself enjoying and sharing a decadent and delicious pot of melted cheese at the Goldener Hirsch Inn’s (located at Silver Lake Village) intimate dining room against the backdrop of a blazing fire and sipping on drinks or enjoy local favorites from the European Alps at Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge featuring four courses served from their stone fireplaces. Enjoy warm raclette cheese, cured meats, fire-roasted leg of lamb, freshly baked breads and dessert fondues.
Sleigh Ride for Two
End your day with a romantic sleigh ride for two. There are a number of companies in and close to town offering sleigh ride experiences with a variety of amenities and dining options. While there are wonderful options for a horse-drawn ride underneath the resort mountains, if you opt for an option out of town, you’ll escape the city lights enough to take your ride underneath shimmering starlight.
Whether you choose to wander along a hiking trail, roam down Historic Main Street or simply take a stroll around the resort, romantic moonlight walks have always been a Park City tradition. Check out a StarGazer snowshoe tour from All Season Adventures that will take you out into the star-blanketed forest to snowshoe for around two hours by moonlight.
Dance the night away at Park City’s best bars for live music. The Spur Bar & Grill is an upscale, smoke-free western bar and grill featuring live music from solo acoustic acts to rock and roll bands. O.P. Rockwell is a speakeasy-style cocktail lounge and live-music venue on Park City's historic Main Street, presenting nationally touring acts on a raised stage with state-of-the-art sound and lights show.
Get excited during an adventurous dog sledding excursion. Cozy up next to the one you love on a sleigh being guided by teams of beautiful huskies during one of these exhilarating tours that are bound to get your heart pumping. There are a handful of companies in the Park City area that offer these unique dog sledding experiences, and each of them has the professional and personal experience you would expect to find from top-notch touring companies.
It’s hard to go wrong planning a trip to Park City, but I truly hope these many options help you create a fantastic experience that will keep you coming back for more, and trying new and different ways to enjoy our mountain town.