Park City is one of the best spots to head to for vacation at any time of the year. If you head here in the warmer months, you can go for a swim in the nearby bright blue lake to cool off on a hot day. Or, head up to one of the tallest peaks to go hiking, catch photos of the nearby wildlife, and enjoy viewpoints that are just unbeatable. Cool off after a strenuous hike or a day of kayaking on the lake with an ice-cold beer from one of the breweries or bars in the downtown area of Park City.
But, when you come here in the last fall and early winter, the weather starts changing! We think this is the best time to come here. You can enjoy slightly cooler days, long sunshine hours, fewer crowds, and the changing of the leaves. There is nothing prettier than the changing of the leaves to autumnal hues, like bright orange and red, as you hike to the top of the nearby paths. And before you know it, you can lace up your ski boots and get ready to hit the trails!
Let’s check out some of the top things to do this Park City Thanksgiving and holiday season when you visit Park City as a solo traveler, with your best mates, or with your close family.
Go for a Wine Tasting
Park City is no stranger to great drinks, notably beer and wine. Attend a cheese and wine pairing class at the famous Fox School of Wine in Park City. You can try some of the best local cheese at the Park City Creamery paired expertly with the best sips of white, rose, or red wine. Learn more about how this nearby creamery makes mouthwatering cheese as you listen to the knowledgeable owner, Corrinee Zinn, and fill up with offerings from this unique tasting. You can also take a cooking class during your stay in Park City to cook dinner at home in your modern apartment!
Pamper Yourself and Enjoy a Spa Treatment
The holidays are truly a time to kick back, relax, and forget the stressors of your daily life. Head to one of the numerous spaces in the heart of Park City to clear up the acne on your face, enjoy a couple’s massage with your partner, or soak in the hot tubs to ease your aching muscles after a long hike.
We recommend going to Stein Eriken’s Spa and getting the signature treatment. This signature wellness treatment is designed to help detoxify and purify your skin by removing dead skin cells using cedar, sage, and salt crystals. This exfoliating polish and Vichy shower will leave your skin feeling flawless!
We also recommend the ‘Fusion’ package, including a body balance experience that helps you attain your specific wellness needs and goals. The Fusion package is tailored to you specifically, so you will feel rejuvenated and healthier leaving the spa. For those who want something chosen for them, the ‘True Bliss’ package includes a full-body exfoliation, hydrating body milk, deep tissue massage, and hot tea after the massage.
Enjoy Breakfast in Town
Of course, you can make breakfast at your own accommodation when you stay in one of our luxury offerings. But you can also head into downtown Park City to get some freshly baked bread, baked goods, pastries, hearty omelets, crispy bacon, and much more! Head to Deer Valley Grocery Cafe to pick up some premade food for an al fresco lunch, homemade sauces to bring back home, or a filling healthy breakfast to fuel you for your hike.
We also love going to Luna’s Kitchen for a breakfast filled with eggs your way, meat, cheese, bread, and a sweet treat to end the meal. Try one of their famous slices of apple pie or pumpkin cheesecake to really round out a hearty fall breakfast!
Check Out the Local Culture
The last thing that we think is a must-do during your time in Park City is to head to the town to marvel at the local artwork of artists, sculptors, and musicians at the Last Friday Gallery Stroll. This community event and exhibit highlights local artists and talented people who are keen to show their work! Art galleries throughout town will open their doors to visitors to show the skills of the local artists, including unique collections, sculptures, photographs, and installations. The Last Friday Gallery Stroll is open on the last Friday of every month at 6 pm, so you can easily grab some cocktails before or after the fun show.
Stay With Us at I Love Park City
As you can see, there is SO much for visitors in Park City, UT to enjoy during Park City Thanksgiving! This isn’t just a haven for skiers and snowboarders during the winter months, you can head here in the fall to enjoy last-minute hiking, the changing of the leaves on the trees, amazing weather, and breathtaking sights that will keep you wanting more. I Love Park City offers luxurious and modern apartments, condos, and homes that are great for groups of various sizes and needs. Anything you can during your stay, just ask us — we are here to make sure you have the best time possible!