Information & Facts
Skiing and snowboarding may be the major holiday drawcards for
visitors to Park City, but even without these activities there
would still never be a dull moment in the town. Try catching a
movie, or enjoying a performance at the Egyptian Theatre; go
hot-air ballooning, on an historic tour, or unwind at one of the
day spas or health clubs. Even in summer-time Park City is a great
holiday destination with its opportunities for hiking, biking and
other nature pursuits, not to mention a year-round programme of
athletic, arts and cultural events.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Park City can become very crowded on the weekends during season
and it is also quite expensive.
Despite Utah's rather stringent liquor laws, there is no problem
having a well-oiled night out in Park City, which boasts more than
20 nightclubs and bars. Most operate as private clubs and visitors
may purchase temporary membership for a nominal fee. Favourite
nightlife venues include the O'Shucks Bar & Grill, the Bacchus
Wine Bar and the Harry O's nightclub. Apres-ski is just as lively a
party here as anywhere else in the world.
Park City boasts a plethora of restaurants, at least 100 of
them, catering for everything from fast food to haute cuisine,
budget to bank-breaking, steak to sushi. Try the Grub Steak
Restaurant in Prospector Square, specialising in steak and seafood
and featuring a famed 45-item salad bar. There is fine dining along
with beautiful views at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the Park City
Hotel, and the elegant Grappa Italian Café in Main Street serves
Italian specialities and award-winning wines. El Chubasco is a
fantastic Mexican restaurant, and Café Terigo serves excellent
seafood, pizza and Mediterranean cuisine.
Park City's historic Main Street is lined with quaint shops and
galleries that make for very satisfying browsing. The town has a
wide variety of shopping opportunities, everything from handmade
furniture, books and art collectibles to brand-name bargains in a
factory outlet mall. Sportswear, particularly ski-gear, abounds.
Each of the three holiday resorts in the town also have their own
shops for visitors.