A Favorite Afternoon Getaway

One of our favorite areas around Salt Lake City is the small mountain town located about twenty minutes away from home: Park City, Utah. My husband and I have found ourselves up in Park City a lot as of late. Whether it’s for something specific like going to dinner or shopping, enjoying a weekend full of fun, or just an afternoon drive to “get away” we love spending our free time in this quiet old Mining town.

I’ve reviewed Leavenworth, Washington on the blog before, and really enjoyed the Bavarian theme of the town–to me, it was like stepping back in time. Just as Leavenworth is full of Bavarian flare and intricately decorated buildings, Park City has a distinct Mining feel, almost Wild West-ish. Most of the buildings downtown incorporate wooden beams and steel in order to capture the town’s history rooted in Silver mining.

The photos below were taken during some of our recent getaways. Welcome to Park City, Utah:

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The beginning of the beautiful fall colors

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Found our second Banksy in Park City

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A fence only found in a ski paradise

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Store front along Main Street

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Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort–taken a few weeks back

Have you ever been to Park City? Where’s your favorite close-to-home getaway?


  1. October 10, 2013 / 8:49 AM

    Great photos – a scenic town with so much character!

    • October 15, 2013 / 7:41 PM

      Thanks 🙂 I love that every time we go up there I notice something new that I haven’t seen before.

  2. October 10, 2013 / 1:35 PM

    Beautiful photos! I’ve been wanting to visit Park City ever since I moved to Colorado since it’s in driving distance but haven’t made it yet. Steamboat Springs and Aspen are both within 2 hours of my house and they’re my favorite nearby getaways. Ahhh, mountain towns 🙂

    • October 15, 2013 / 7:39 PM

      Lauren, You most definitely should visit Park City. It’s such a fun town. I believe my mom has a timeshare in Steamboat Springs, I will have to check it out sometime…

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