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Park City

The holiday destination of Park City, in Utah, is famous for its three world-class ski resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and The Canyons. Together they form one of the USA's largest ski areas. The outstanding facilities for winter sports offered at Park City earned the resort town several of the 2002 Winter Olympic events. Park City was a former silver mining town in the 19th century. Its Main Street is a restored historic district that adds a different dimension to the character of the town, which now boasts stylish condos and the state's most sophisticated resort community. Home to the Utah Olympic Park, Park City affords an abundance of skiing for all levels. Park City is also a wonderful summer holiday destination, offering plenty of outdoor activities in the superb setting of the Wasatch Mountain Range, such as hiking, fishing and biking. Despite the conservative drinking laws that govern most of the state, Park City has a buzzing nightlife that rivals the ski resorts of neighbouring Colorado.

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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.

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