If you haven’t been to Park City, Utah, the atmosphere is hard to describe. If you drive just a few minutes outside of its center, it gives way to mountains and beautiful rural landscapes. It’s the perfect mix of secluded oasis and vibrant city.
Yesterday, I went into the heart of Park City with my mom and sister to check out all it has to offer. Below are a few of the great places we discovered.
Atticus Books: For The Experience
If you’re looking for a multipurpose, relaxed place to hang out, I would 100% recommend Atticus Books and Teahouse. Besides serving a variety of smoothies, coffees, teas, light pastries, and more, it houses shelves and shelves of used books. Most of the prices range from $2 to $8 with some full-priced new books. The subject matter varies, but they have a strong selection of fiction, cookbooks, and poetry with well-marked categories. They also sell merchandise and various other trinkets like journals and artwork.
Stoked Roasters and Coffeehouse: For a solid cup of coffee
If you’re in the mood for some well-made, artisan coffee with a good view and close proximity to plenty of cool shops, try Stoked. It is connected as an offshoot to the music venue and bar: O.P. Rockwell, which I would recommend also checking out when you stop in. I got a plain latte when I went. The service was fast, the decor was beautiful and rustic, there was plenty of seating and the coffee had a pleasant, strong flavor, just like I like it.
Olive and Tweed: For beautiful special occasion clothing
If you don’t mind spending a bit and are looking for a beautiful new top, skirt and shirt set, dress, or jewelry, look no further. Olive and Tweed was packed with lovely, one of a kind pieces. The prices tended to fall in the $40-$80 range. The dresses were what impressed me most due to the quality of the fabric, the abundance of colors, and patterns, as well as flattering shapes. I tried on a blue printed maxi dress with a halter tie and a low back that was stunning for $68. It was something I could see myself wearing at a fancy beach event or a sorority formal.
El Chubasco: For fresh Mexican Food for a reasonable price
My sister, Mom, and I were starving come lunch time, since we hadn’t had breakfast and were in the mood for some Mexican food. At the recommendation of a friend, we tried El Chubasco. The vibe of the place was casual and family-friendly. I loved that they had a buffet of different salsas and sauces. We each tried a bit of each with our chips as we waited for food to arrive. I ordered mini pastor tacos with rice and beans; the meal was perfect because they double wrapped the tacos, so I was able to use the extra tortillas to stuff with rice, beans, and guacamole. The dish was both filling and authentic. My sister got a large burrito and my mom tried fish tacos. We all felt full and satisfied after the meal.