This holiday weekend we traditionally kick-off the summer season surrounded by family and friends, and usually, there is a BBQ involved in the festivities. believe it or not, there are a number of local restaurants where you can enjoy some delicious BBQ!
Located at 440 Main Street is Bandits Grill & Bar, a casual, fun BBQ joint serving up delicious oak grilled BBQ. Bandit’s serves up some fantastic ribs, chicken and steaks as well as some traditional BBQ choices like brisket and pulled pork sandwiches. Bandit’s also offers picnic to-go specials so you can take your BBQ on the road back up to your luxury vacation hotel, or to one of the beautiful parks around Park City. Holster those guns, pardner’ and saunter on in to Bandits for some of the best BBQ this side of the Rocky Mountains! Visit Bandits at www.banditsbbq.com .
Head over to Bandits Grill & Bar with Your Posse for Some Rocky Mountain BBQ
Another great spot to take part in a true Rocky Mountain BBQ experience is just a short drive away in Heber. Take in the lovely scenery as you drive by the Jordanelle and sink in to the Heber Valley on your way to Dickey’s BBQ Pit. The quality of the BBQ is fantastic; the ribs are tender, falling right off the bone, and the smoked chicken is delicious! The location offers a casual, family friendly vibe where diners can choose to eat in, or take their BBQ away. Dicky’s also offers authentic sweet tea and other Southern delights to temp you! To learn more visit http://www.dickeys.com/
Authentic Texas Style BBQ at Dickey's
Perhaps you’re more of a do-it-yourself kind of person and you relish the opportunity to create your own BBQ sensation. Lucky for you, located right on Main Street in Park City you’ll find “It’s F’n Hot”, a gourmet hot sauce specialty store that offers everything from a wide variety of BBQ sauces, salsas, spicy and sweet treats, and drink mixers too. The proprietors of the shop have done their homework and have selected products that are specifically chosen for their flavor and quality ingredients. They even have their own brand of hot sauce and steak sauce that are not to be missed! Once in the store, customers are invited to the tasting bar to sample as many products as they would like, and the knowledgeable staff will make sure you find the perfect product to suit your palette. Whether you like it hot or mild, there is something for every taste at “It’s F’n Hot”! Bon Appetit! http://www.itsfnhot.com/
Find Your Flavor at It's F'n Hot!
Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all of our troops, past and present, who proudly serve our country!
Of course when you think of Park City, Utah, you think of the beautiful mountains full of world class ski resorts and amazing summer sports. However, Park City has loads of water sports to enjoy during the warmer months as well! With multiple reservoirs within 30 or so minutes from Old Town, getting on the water is easy! The Jordanelle Reservoir is the closest body of water, and during the summer months offers boating, and sailing to name a few of your options.
Enjoy a Variety of Water Sports on the Jordanelle
The Park City Sailing Association was conceived in 2008 and has grown in size and notoriety since that time. Now hosting multiple nationally recognized events each year, beginning and advanced sailors alike can learn the ropes of sailing on the 6-square mile Jordanelle. A great way to learn more about the offerings of the association, and to find out how you can get involved, you’ll want to attend their Sail-A-Palooza on June 2nd. The event begins at 10AM and runs until 4PM and will be hosted at the Jordanelle State Park. Meet like-minded sailing enthusiasts, and enjoy the many activities they have planned throughout the day. There Will be a BBQ on the beach, free rides on their sailboats, stand up paddle-boarding demonstrations, and a Laser racing and rigging clinic! You will also be able to learn about the great adult and kids sailing camps they offer throughout the season. What a fantastic way to spend the afternoon! Learn more at www.sailparkcity.org .
Having a ball sailing on the Jordanelle with Park City Sailing!
Stand up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing paddle sport in the world. Although SUP is certainly enjoyable, it also offers you great health benefits including improved cardiovascular fitness, strength training and balance improvement. Park City Stand Up Paddle boarding has been showing folks how to paddle board on the Jordanelle for awhile now, and you can rest assured that they have an expert team of knowledgeable instructors to educate you. Their team will happily host you on a tour, and they provide all the gear! You will be instructed by a certified personal trainer and member of the world paddle association while enjoying the beautiful views of mountain all around you! On Tuesday evenings, they encourage SUP lovers to join in to their weekly SUPper Club event; beach BBQ, paddle boarding, and good fun for the entire family. Check out more about how you can enjoy some paddle boarding while you’re in Park City by visiting their Facebook page
Getting ready for a paddle on the Jordanelle!
After a fantastic morning of Paddle-boarding, perhaps you’ll want to kick it up a notch! TK Water Sports offers boat rentals, as well as wakeboarding and water skiing lessons. If you just feel like kicking back and enjoying a worry-free day on the water, TK has a VIP boat rental service that provides you with an experienced driver, so you can relax knowing an expert is at the wheel! TK Watersports also rents waverunners for you to zip around the water on! Check out their rates and availability at www.tkwatersports.com
Get Some Air on a Wakeboard This Summer!
Of course, you’ll want to stay close to all of the action on the water during your visit to Park City! The Marriott Mountainside
is a fantastic choice, and certainly the hospitable staff will do their best to ensure you feel right at home. The Marriott Mountainside
houses some luxurious amenities like a crystal clear pool, whirlpool, and a sauna. There is also a nearby spa and golf course to make your vacation experience that much more complete! The bustling Main Street area is close by and offers amazing shopping, dining, art galleries and family activities. You’ll stay well entertained at the Marriott Mountainside
Amazing Mountainside Accessibility at Your Doorstep at the Marriott Mountainside
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are a little balmier, and the trees and flowers are beginning to ease their way in to summer. This is a beautiful time of year in Park City, Utah! The sleepy shoulder season is brightening up, and even more activities are beginning to become available. Park City offers accessible activities partnered with accessible lodging – you truly can have it all for your mountain get-away!
Get ready to get your groove on May 18th at Stein Eriksen Lodge and RSVP yes to the second annual Disco Ball. This event is family friendly and benefits the PC Teen Foundation. Attendees are encouraged to dig deep in to their closet, or visit their local vintage store and adorn themselves in some of the 70′s finest fashions – sequins and bell bottoms are a must! The event begins at 6:30 and guests will enjoy a 5-star meal, entertainment provided by The Sensations band, and to top it all off, a Disco DJ! Grab your friends and head over to the 70′s photo booth to commemorate the evening, and prove you really did wear those incredible platform shoes! There will be opportunity drawings for prizes valued at over $13,000, although you need not be present to win. To find out more, boogie your way over to www.pcteen.org .
Boogie the NIght Away at the Annual Disco Ball
If you’re planning on attending the event, and you know your dancing feet will be too tired to travel too far, book your lodging at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. This legendary lodge ensures that it’s guests will receive the ultimate VIP service, and is overflowing with amenities. Nestled nicely in to Deer Valley, the views from your luxury accommodations are staggering, and a plush ambiance surrounds you in your choice of four different room types. Outside of the rooms, Stein Eriksen offers Five Diamond dining at their award winning restaurant, The Giltretind is a favorite choice for Park City locals and visitors alike. Plus, in the warmer months, dining guests can enjoy seating on their deck, offering spectacular views of Deer Valley and beyond. It’s surely a favorite! Stein Eriksen also has one of the best heated outdoor pools around. A stay at Stein’s assures that you will experience an unparalleled mountain get-away!
5 Star Luxury at Stein Eriksen
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Park City is never short on fabulous brunches to treat Mom to! The Grub Steak
puts a western twist on brunch with their offerings of slow cooked prime rib, beer boiled shrimp, and Short Ribs. Their brunch buffet offers a variety of salads as well, and chocolate fondue to top the special occasion off! Another fun option for brunch is Cisero’s
, located at the top of Main Street. Let Mom nosh on delicious Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict, and baskets full of fresh pastries. After you’ve indulged, walk off your meal by strolling up and down Main Street and enjoying the fantastic shopping and window gazing so unique to Main Street.
Treat Mom to a delicious brunch in Park City
Another great way to pamper Mom, for Mother’s Day or any time of year, is to treat her to a stay at the quaint Copperbottom Inn
. If location is everything, then the Copperbottom will not disappoint! Easily in walking distance to morning coffee, or a delicious dinner at the famous Chez Betty restaurant, the Copperbottom is centrally located and provides easy access to free and seamless Park City public transportation. Enjoy whipping up a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, and then snuggle in for a cozy evening by the wood burning fireplace. A stay in Park City couldn’t get any easier!
Quaint and Cozy Copperbottom Offers Centrally Located Luxury
Enjoy a Spring Day Exploring Main Street with Your Kids on Kids Day!
Spring brings out the more mellow side of Park City. Because it’s considered off-peak season for hotel lodging, you’ll find that, minus a few business closures here and there, it’s a quite pleasant time to visit! There’s no waiting in line at your favorite restaurant, parking on Main Street is rather easy, and you can hike or bike for miles without seeing another outdoor enthusiast. It can be a challenge to find activity options for kids during the spring months, however, that won’t be the case on Saturday, May 12th! Historic Park City presents Kids Day on Main Street. Your kids will enjoy a variety of activities from making their own pizza to creating their own theater production! Below is a list of the featured activities that will be available for you and your family to enjoy.
Deer Valley Signature Store
625 Main Street
Deer Valley Resort mascots will be on hand to help the kids out with a fun activity. Summer camp information and sign up will also be available for those interested.
328 Main Street
The Egyptian’s YouTheatre Broadway Bound class proudly presents Suessical Jr! It’s a joyous romp into the world of Dr Suess, where kids will find his most-favorite characters, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton, The Whos, and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Great family entertainment!
Cookies for the Kids at Java Cow!
402 Main Street
What kid doesn’t want to decorate and eat a giant cookie? Java Cow will offer cookie decorating for all your hungry little munchkins. Plus, there will be stations set up for kids to learn tips and techniques on how to really snazz their cookie up! $1.50 per cookie cost. The event will take place from 1PM-3PM
Kimball Art Center
638 Park Avenue
The annual Wasatch Back Student Art Show: Everyday Art will be taking place. This show features work by student artists in Summit and Wasatch County Schools, grades K – 12. The exhibition runs April 14 through May 27 and is great for the entire family. On Saturday, May 12 visitors can pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and stroll through the 3 galleries while finding the answers to the clues. Visitors then will return completed the scavenger hunt sheet and pick a prize from a treasure chest. Admission is free, and the event takes place from 12PM-5PM.
Kids Can Enjoy Learning About the History of Park City at the Museum
Park City Museum
528 Main Street
Park City Museum will offer free youth admission with an adult admission purchase. Kids are encouraged to fill in the answers to the museum’s Treasure Hunt of Park City history facts—and get a prize at the end!. The Park City Museum also offers family backpacks with Museum admission that gives kids additional interactive experiences in the Museum. Discover the fun of Park City’s past – the newly renovated museum is absolutley amazing!
Livin’ Life Park City
577 Main Street
Livin’ Life Park City, an affordable artisan gallery, will host local designer, FORKED UP ART, who will be showing kids how to bend silverware to create funny, functional, and unique art. All kids will leave with their own special creation! $1 per child to participate, event times are 12PM-5PM.
It’s F’n Hot
545 Main Street
Kids love fire trucks! Bring your family by to check out the Park City Fire Department’s Fire truck, and visit with some of the firemen who help to protect our beautiful little ski town. Drop by between noon and 2PM. Also, make sure to check out the fantastic selection of hot sauces, gourmet snacks and BBQ sauces in the store. Make sure to take home some yummy chipotle popcorn while you’re there.
Park City Jewelers
430 Main Street.
Bring your kids by to receive a free crystal filled geode and the jewelrs will cut it in half with their diamond saw for free!! What a fun to watch!
Park City Jewelers – Silvermine
580 Main Street
Utah is known for it’s amazing rock formations and unique geology, Your kids can take a little piece home with them in the form of either a free snowflake obsidian rock or a free Moab rainbow agate. Both rare. Natural gems found in Utah!
Kids Can Make Their Own Pizza Creation at the Red Banjo
Red Banjo Pizza
322 Main Street
This locals favorite pizzeria is celebrating 50 years in business – and it’s been owned by the some family all 50 years. It’s truly a piece of Park City history – and they make darn good pizza too! From 11:30-4PM, Kids can get their hands a little dirty and make their own pizzas for $6. Make sure to stop by between 11:30 – 4pm to take part in the fun!