We at Chin-MacQuoid-Fleming-Harris love Park City’s raining season. It’s the few short weeks during the year when we spend time inside, cozying up with a good book or binge watching our favorite TV series. We’d like to share with you a few of our favorite ways to hangout, relax, and rekindle our love for this mountain town.
Curl up with a good book
Atticus Coffee & Tea House on Historic Main Street is one of our favorite retreats during a rainy Sunday morning. Their cozy corners are perfect for spending a good chunk of time getting absorbed in a great book, sipping Cappuccino, and allowing yourself the ultimate luxury of just sitting quietly. You’ll probably run into friends you haven’t seen all winter and take time to start your summer adventure list, but thoroughly enjoy peacefully reflecting on how lucky you are to live here.
Tourist for a day
Some of our favorite memories of Spring Break are of staying home and getting reacquainted with things to do and places to see right in our hometown. When was the last time you visited Swaner Eco-Center, the Park City Museum, Kimball Art Center, or the Alf Engen Ski Museum? If the rain lets up for an afternoon, take a lazy stroll on Historic Main Street and discover all the new shops and restaurants. You’ll remember why the rest of the world would love to live where you do.
Live the life
During the winter, Park City is a playground for the rich and famous. But, during the shoulder season the luxury hotels offer deals on their rooms and services at affordable prices. Indulge your family by booking a night at the St. Regis, Montage, or Stein Erikson Lodge and take full advantage of all their amenities. Schedule a spa day with your kids for mani-pedies, messages, or facials. Take a splash in their indoor pools and treat yourself to their gourmet restaurants. Indulge yourself in the lifestyle of the rich and famous for 24 hours, then return home with great family-time memories that you’ll talk about for years
Day trip Summit County’s small towns
Park City is surrounded by scores of small towns that are packed with history. We love to take an afternoon off and explore beyond the city limits. Coalville, Kamas, and Midway each have Main Streets with charming mom & pop retail and restaurants. We highly recommend a drive through nearby Echo Canyon to see graffiti and landmarks left by early Utah pioneers. The County Courthouse in Coalville houses a fascinating museum of pioneer artifacts. Coalville is also home to Summit County’s longest running business, Summit Furniture & Merc that offers everything from groceries to ranch clothing, as well as a walk through yesteryears.
Love your home
The rain and mud outside make this the perfect time to do something you rarely do: stay inside. This is the perfect week to rekindle your romance with your own home. Pack away the ski stuff, organize your closets, deep clean the kitchen, and rearrange your living room furniture. Summer is on its way with its own version of crazy busy, so take advantage of this time indoors by making your home a joy to live in. You’ll be amazed how rejuvenated you feel when everything is neat, clean, and organized.
This week is Spring Break in Park City, and while many families head toward the southern sunshine, we love staying put. Honestly, there’s not a season here we don’t love. There is plenty to do and see, even when the weather changes hourly.