Metropolis break (noun): a brief vacation spent in a metropolis, reminiscent of when on enterprise journey.
Earlier than there was bleisure journey, there was the metropolis break—the brief house of leisure time that grants you entry to the cultural and culinary facilities that large cities provide. On this sequence from TripIt, we discover among the world’s greatest cities for planning a fast getaway or extending a piece journey.
Listed below are our ideas for taking advantage of your metropolis break in Park Metropolis.
The place to fly in
The closest airport to Park Metropolis is Salt Lake Metropolis Worldwide Airport (SLC), positioned about 40 minutes away in Salt Lake Metropolis.
As soon as on the bottom at SLC, vacationers can hail a journey share, reminiscent of Uber or Lyft, to make their solution to Park Metropolis.
For those who rented a automotive from one of many many on-airport rental automotive companies, vacationers can head straight to the rental automotive heart. Merely comply with the indicators to the skywalk to search out the rental automotive counters positioned within the parking storage foyer.
The place to remain throughout your metropolis break
There are a number of issues to suppose by in terms of the place to remain throughout your metropolis break. First, time of 12 months; and second, what you hope to get out of your journey.
As an illustration, for those who’re planning to go to through the winter and ski or snowboard nearly all of your journey (but additionally head to a pleasant dinner or two)—you probably need to keep at a mountain resort, reminiscent of Montage Deer Valley, Waldorf Astoria Park Metropolis, The St. Regis Deer Valley, or The Chateaux Deer Valley.
Alternatively, for those who’re planning to go to in early fall, and intend to artwork gallery-hop and store on Most important Road, however perhaps go on a hike or two (extra on what to do, under)—you probably need to keep in downtown Park Metropolis at a trip rental, a lodge like Marriot’s MountainSide, or the condos at Silver King.
My recommendation? Select the choice that means that you can expertise Park Metropolis in a approach that aligns together with your journey type—and journey priorities.
The way to get round
When you might be able to take an Uber or Lyft from SLC airport to Park Metropolis, journey share providers aren’t dependable modes of transport when you’re in Park Metropolis—particularly for those who’re staying at a resort simply outdoors of city.
Your greatest, however maybe extra expensive, possibility is to hire a automotive at some point of your journey. Renting a automotive permits you the liberty to discover at your individual leisure, with out the fear of questioning how or whenever you’ll get to your subsequent cease. (Simply brush up in your winter-weather driving abilities forward of time, if wanted!)
For those who’re staying at one of many mountain resorts, examine with the concierge desk to see if the resort provides a free shuttle. Many provide a daily service to and from Park Metropolis (and maybe the airport, as nicely).
Fortunately, Park Metropolis itself is a really walkable metropolis. It’s also possible to hire eBikes by Summit Bike Share (seasonal availability); every bike has a rental price of $3.00 (for half-hour), plus $.15/hour after that.
There’s additionally a free Historic Most important Road Trolley that runs Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Professional tip: Use TripIt’s Navigator characteristic to look transportation choices obtainable to you. It can present you the estimated prices and journey occasions for every possibility, so you possibly can determine which works greatest. You’ll find Navigator inside your flight, lodge and rental automotive particulars screens. Plus, for those who add a restaurant reservation to your itinerary (extra on the place to eat, under), Navigator additionally helps you discover the very best transportation choices for attending to your desk.
The place to eat
After a fantastic day of snowboarding (or purchasing), you’re able to expertise the very best of Park Metropolis’s nice eating institutions. Properly, the excellent news is that you just’re spoiled for selection. Spots like Firewood, Riverhorse, and Fletcher’s—all positioned on Most important Road—have one thing particular to supply.
Simply remember to make reservations for dinner as, even within the low season, downtown eating places are likely to have lengthy wait occasions.
Searching for one thing extra informal for lunch? Head to 501 on Most important, No Identify Saloon, or The Spur Bar & Grill for American fare. Or, try Yuki Yama for among the greatest sushi this facet of the Pacific.
What to do in your metropolis break
For those who’re headed to Park Metropolis throughout ski season, you’re in for among the greatest alpine snowboarding the nation has to supply. Select from two world-class ski resorts, Deer Valley and Park Metropolis Mountain, or Woodward Park Metropolis—a state-of-the-art motion sports activities hub.
Within the non-snowy season (late spring to early fall), most of the resorts have wonderful climbing and mountain biking trails that make for an adventurous time out. For those who’re staying at one of many resorts, examine with concierge or the on-site clothing store group to get professional recommendation on the place to hike/bike based mostly in your expertise degree.
By no means hiked or biked earlier than? Most of the space resorts provide guided experiences to ensure you really feel assured and protected your first time on the paths.
A rail path extra your pace? Try Park Metropolis’s Historic Union Pacific Rail Path. Trace: right here’s the place you possibly can actually take these eBikes for a spin. White Pine Touring additionally provides bike leases and guided excursions, if you’d like an area professional to point out you the ropes.
Again downtown, remember to try the various retailers and artwork galleries on Most important Road. Love supporting unbiased bookstores? Identical. Head to Dolly’s Bookstore—a Most important Road staple since 1972.
And by night time? Head to Previous City Cellars for wine (undoubtedly order a glass of their very own), beer, spirits, and light-weight bites. Or, try Alpine Distilling (on Most important Road) to get pleasure from domestically crafted cocktails in a speakeasy-type environment.
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