Old Town Historic Park City
Considered Park City’s “Main Attraction,” Old Town Historic Park City is the hub for all things fun, wild, and exciting in Park City, Utah. Situated between two world-class ski resorts, Old Town is the center of it all when it comes to dining, shopping, and arts and entertainment.
Nestled in a valley flanked by Park City Mountain Resort on one side and Deer Valley on the other, Old Town Historic Park City is the heart and soul of this unique mountain town. Since silver was first discovered high up in the hills, there have been booms, busts, fires, and freezes here, but through it all, the community’s adventurous spirit has never dimmed. Old Town certainly has a rich, storied past from its raucous beginnings as a silver mining town to nearly fading into history as a ghost town, to bouncing back and reinventing itself as a ski town that has grown into a world class resort and host to such international events as the 2002 Winter Olympics and Sundance Film Festival.
Today, at the center of Historic Park City, is Main Street – home to over 200 unique businesses and the trail head to your mountain adventure. Visitors can shop at over 100 independent boutiques and gift shops, dine at least 50 local one-of-a-kind restaurants, relax and restore at a quaint little spa, ride the town lift for a day to play in the mountains, stay in one of the many luxury hotels or lodges, revel in the town’s spirited night life, or discover something unique and special to treasure from the lively art community – all within a short walk to everything Park City!
Where To Dine in Park City
From American to Italian to Irish fare to Mexican, to Asian, and to everything in between, Old Town Park City offers something for every taste and palate . . . almost everything except chain restaurants. No McDonald’s, PF Changs, or Denny’s here!!
Some of the top restaurants in Old Town voted by Trip Advisor to check out include:
One of the oldest and most distinguished restaurants on Old Town Main Street, Riverhorse on Main offers eclectic American cuisine. Excellent food combined with beyond excellent service, plus live music, and an unbeatable convenient location, this culinary gem has become a local’s favorite. Riverhorse is a 16-year recipient of the Forbes Guide Four Star Award and boasted by dining critics and dining public alike as one of North America’s top culinary destinations.
Relax in front of the fire, play a little shuffleboard, or watch your favorite sporting event, all while tossing back a few drinks along with Park City’s most colorful group of locals here at No Name Saloon & Grill. Considered Park City’s most popular bar and grill, No Name offers a classic pub menu featuring tasty appetizers, hearty soups and salads, stacked burgers – home of the world famous buffalo burger – fresh sandwiches, crunchy fish ‘n chips, and much more. With 17 TVs and a year-round heated roof top patio, No Name is a perfect spot for fantastic night life in Old Town Park City.
For a bit of an Irish flare, check out Flanagan’s On Main. This is a true local’s pub where friends gather for good food and drink in a comfortable environment. Flanagan’s offers traditional Irish fare and premium beers and spirits with menu selections ranging from traditional Fish N’ Chips, Shepard’s Pie, Bangers N’ Mash, to delicious salads, sandwiches, and burgers. It’s also a great place for food, music, service, and that traditional “pub” feel.
Get a little taste of Italy from Grappa Italian Café. Nestled at the top of historic Main Street, every detail of rustic Italian country farmhouse gives Grappa a romantic atmosphere, down to the terrazzo tile, rough sewn wooden beams, and grapevine motif. Grappa is known for elegant presentation, attention to detail and fine service. Even its name is genuinely all things Italy -grappa, from the Northern Italian brandy distilled from the grape skins, stems, and seeds left over from wine making.
For coffee, tea, or desserts, be sure to check out these local favorites . . . Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse – a great place for great coffee or tea and a great read; Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters, and for the best handmade ice cream around – Java Cow Coffee & Ice Cream.
What To Do in Park City (other than ski or ride)
Old Town Park City is alive with a vibrant arts community and fun, out-of-the-ordinary things to do. Everything from eclectic collections of art to fine prints, paintings, sculptures, and other fine arts, to showcasing traditional mediums of local Utah artists, visitors and locals alike can enjoy the many galleries located in and around Old Town including Trove Gallery, Montgomery-Lee Fine Art Gallery, and Park City Fine Art Gallery, to name a few.
Take a little Park City history with you by visiting the Park City Museum, just around the corner from historic Old Town. Fun for the entire family, children can complete a “Park City History Detectives” activity, which guides them through the exhibits and provides the whole family with a way to dig deeper into Park City’s colorful past.
Break from the slopes, relax, and get your inner creative juices flowing with a fun, family activity at the Paint Mixer. A studio located right in Historic Main Street, this is the ultimate creative and social venue. Here, you start with painting basics and are guided towards your own masterpiece with step-by-step instructions, along with music to free your mind and connect you to your creative genius.
The Paint Mixer is an ideal gathering place for private parties, corporate group team-building, kids’ birthdays, girls ‘night out, and date nights. The Paint Mixer appeals to anyone looking to create and connect in a fun environment . . . no artistic experience required!
Up for a challenge and willing to try something daring? Check out Escape Room Park City, located at the Gateway Center, corner of Swede Alley and Heber Avenue in Old Town. Escape Room is an interactive puzzle experience where you and your team use your wits, problem solving skills, and team work to solve challenges and escape adventure-themed rooms including The Travel Room, The Mind Trip, Infected, and coming soon in 2019 . . . The Dragon Room.
Considered to be the best Escape Room in Park City, this unique venue is definitely worth the visit and a great family event.
And of course, while you are out and about, don’t forget to check our Christy Sports Park City ski / snowboard rental shop located a short jaunt down the hill and just minutes from the Park City Mountain Resort. Grab ski or snowboard rentals or browse our selection of rental retail gear and ask our friendly employees for more local recommendations! Enjoy all things Historic Park City. See you out there!