Whether you plan to gather a group of your favorite twosomes or are
looking for a little one-on-one with your number one, this sip-and-see
tour of Park City is a home run.
Love at first sight is what you’ll experience when you arrive at the charming gray brick Washington School House Hotel (543 Park Ave, washingtonschoolhouse.com). Prepare for that affection to become unconditional once you walk into this boutique hotel’s luxe historic-meets-mod interior, punctuated by creamy white walls, antique furnishings, and beautifully reclaimed wood floors. And then there are the amenities: a private hillside pool and spa, afternoon cocktail hour, breakfast made to order by a gourmet chef, and more.
Book the Fox School of Wine’s Mines & Wines Tour (foxschoolofwine.com), a three-hour exploration of various historic sites around Park City with wines chosen to complement each stop. Stein Eriksen Lodge (7700 Stein Way, steinlodge.com) offers tastings and seminars with its in-house sommelier for groups of up to 10 adults, many of which are held inside the lodge’s impressive 19,000-bottle wine cellar. Head 15 minutes out of town to Wanship for a distillery and tasting tour at High West Distillery (27649 Old Lincoln Hwy, Wanship, highwest.com). When you’re ready to embark on the art side of this holiday, put on your walking shoes and take a stroll on Park City’s charming Main Street, a steeped-in-history thoroughfare lined with dozens of world-class galleries (parkcitygalleryassociation.com) and Park City’s most visible Banksy mural, located on the side of the Java Cow building (402 Main).
A fun and offbeat way to spend the dinner hour is The Next Course, a private, five-course tasting class with wine pairings by Mountain Town Olive Oil (613 Main St, mountain
townoliveoil.com). Other must-try dinner options include Handle Park City (138 Heber Ave, handleparkcity.com), owned and operated by Chef Briar Handly, a 2022 James Beard Award nominee; Firewood on Main (306 Main St, firewoodonmain.com), where everything from appetizers to dessert is prepared over a wood-fueled flame; and Grappa (151 Main St, grapparestaurant.com), with rustic Italian fare and a superb wine list served on leafy patios at the top of Main Street. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with the tasty sandwiches, salads, and baked treats at the Deer Valley Grocery~Café (1375 Deer Valley Dr, deervalley.com) or the lovely patio at Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Glitretind Restaurant (7700 Stein Way, steinlodge.com).