The 14 best restaurants in Salt Lake City
The offerings and culinary culture endemic to the best restaurants in Salt Lake City have recently changed. Although Utah staples—Jell-O! Fry sauce! Scones! Funeral potatoes!—still make apperances, the city's gastronomical gurus are now serving a wider variety of foods: expect authentic ethnic eats cooked in hidden gems nextdoor to old-school diners, fancy dining institutions and even more affordable spots. Salt Lake City is, indeed, an emerging dining destination. Add to that a phenomenal roster of things to do (including the Utah Olympic Park, built back in 2002 for the Winter Olympic games) and stunning hotels, and you've got yourself a travel bucket list-worthy city you should consider visiting immediately.
The 11 best hotels in Salt Lake City
From Temple Square and the famous Spiral Jetty land art to a vibrant LGBTQ community, world-class restaurants and the Greatest Snow on EarthTM (yup, the powder’s so deep, it’s trademarked), there are plenty of things to do in Salt Lake City. Whether the city is your final destination or your basecamp for nearby adventures, no shortage of charming lodging options awaits. Guests seeking a cosmopolitan luxury experience should book with The Grand America or Hotel Monaco, while history buffs will delight in historic inns sporting design redolent of bygone eras. Adding diversity to the local lodging scene are boutique hotels and quirky B&Bs like the Anniversary Inn, where no two themed rooms are alike. Visitors planning to spend most of their time exploring or skiing in the close-by Cottonwood Canyons might consider a stay at the Silver Fork Lodge or Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge, located right in the Wasatch mountains. Wherever you make reservations, endearing and affordable are the name of the Salt Lake lodging game. Look forward to warm customer service, distinctive decor, and prices that beat out many other cities.
The 12 best restaurants in Park City
World-class dining in a small town? You shouldn’t expect anything less from Park City, which may be the most cosmopolitan ski town there ever was. Former host of the 2002 Olympics, home of the largest U.S. ski resort, and annual stop of celebrities for the Sundance Film Festival, Park City is indeed an international destination—and it shows on local menus, from top-notch lobster rolls to a Uruguayan sandwich. If you visit Park City for Sundance or during busy ski weekends, some restaurants may be crowded or closed for private events, while others surge their prices. Meanwhile, in fall and spring, some restaurants close down temporarily. A little research before you dine pays off, and sometimes avoiding Main Street will be your best bet, but checking out our pick of the best restaurants in Park City is the best place to start.