Vacations can be exciting, invigorating, relaxing and even help people with that extra push at work. The many benefits of taking a vacation are undeniable. Although that philosophy is great in theory, what happens when you can’t leave Park City? You’re forced to be creative, which shouldn’t be too hard, considering you live in one of the top vacation spots in the country.
You’ve done enough work, so we’ve put together the perfect Park City staycation itinerary from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. Now you can experience Park City with fresh eyes.
Leave work as soon as you possibly can, ignoring the 50 emails you received at 4:59 p.m. Your weekend bag is already packed in the back of your car.
Check into the glamorous Waldorf Astoria Park City’s one bedroom suite. You upgrade because you deserve it. Book an in-room massage for tonight.
It’s your night to do nothing. Call room service, splurge on the popular Skuna Bay salmon, sugar dusted beignets and a glass of Oberon cabernet sauvignon.
During your massage, forget any worries. The massage therapist’s hands will feel like ocean waves brushing across your arms and back.
Take a warm bath and read a book you haven’t had the time to read.
After minimally primping, check out Five5eeds, a new brunch restaurant in Park City. From the coffee tamp door handles to the natural wood and frosted glass walls, you’ll know you made the right choice. With items like coffee-infused pork belly and berry and marscapone hotcakes it’s hard to decide, but be spontaneous and try the shakshouka and a flat white. The shakshouka is a Moroccan dish with baked eggs, feta and dukkah and the flat white is a coffee drink native to Australia. ˜ e owners, Ti° any and Andrew Percy, hail from Australia and import coffee from their homeland, Coffee MIO, so your flat white will be authentic.
Head to Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway to Guardsman Pass Trail. If feeling energetic, hike a short one-mile hike at the trailhead.
You made an appointment last Monday with Utah Warbird Adventures. Arrive in Heber for your flight on their Twin Beech 18 luxury plane. Revel in the rush of a flight expedition in restored airplanes over the Rocky Mountains.
At your hotel, grab a bite to eat and sit by the resort pool. Danielle Summers, Waldorf Astoria’s PR and Marketing Manager recommends the organic fried chicken and the hotel’s own custom craft beer, Pow Day.
Take a mid-day nap at the resort pool on a cushiony chair overlooking the mountains.
Head to Main Street and grab a drink (or two) and an exceptional 100% grass-fed steak at Fletcher’s Park City. Sue Demarest, owner of Fletcher’s, recommends the Whisky Fletch.
Back in your room, wrapped in your cozy sheets with a roaring fireplace, turn on the television and watch your guilty pleasure reality show.
Go to Harvest for breakfast. Owner Emma Worsley, says the smashed avocado on toast with a side of bacon is a fan favorite.
Book a spa day at the hotel, but pack beforehand because you’ll want the remainder of your day at the spa.
Finish your spa treatment and relax in the lounge area with the steam room and heated, stone repose chairs.
Head home, relaxed, joyous and ready for the week.
By Lauren Wester