Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We asked Historic Park City blog contributor and longtime resident Melissa to help come us with some tips on how to make it a day both you and your special someone will remember.
It’s easy to procrastinate on finding the perfect gift, making reservations at a favorite restaurant, and finding something memorable to do. Never fear, Historic Park City has so much to offer to both locals and visitors, but you are going to need to plan ahead. Valentine’s Day falls on Presidents Day weekend this year, it should be a busy one. With that in mind, we wanted to make sure that you had lots of ideas to help you plan something special for you and your special someone.
To start the day off right, you will need to find the perfect gift. I’d encourage you to spend some time exploring Main Street shops and the variety of unique gift options available, but since we all know you can’t go wrong with jewelry and chocolate, here are some reliable options:
Many stores in Park City sell jewelry but some specialize in it.
- Woodbury Jewelers offers beautiful jewelry designed and created in-house. Perfect if you want something one-of-a-kind for someone who is on-of-a-kind.
- Park City Jewelers and Park City Silvermine have both gold and silver jewelry. Some is classic and some epitomizes Park City…and all of it very pretty.
- One option that has jewelry and a great gift selection is Livin’ Life Park City, which has hearts galore with both jewelry and art right now.
- Southwestern Expressions and their sister store Pine have a variety of gifts for him and her. Jewelry, art, barware, and even some fancy chocolate.
- Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory can meet all of your chocolate needs….and some tasty caramel apples if chocolates aren’t for you.
Next up is that romantic dinner. When it comes down to dining, there is no shortage of excellent restaurants in town.
- For a fancy dinner out, Riverhorse on Main is fantastic. Great ambiance and great food. Hard to go wrong taking a date here.
- Silver is one of my personal favorites. Very modern and delicious. My advice is never to skip the risotto appetizer.
- Talisker on Main consistently wins best restaurant in Park City and features fresh ingredients from Utah.
- If you’re looking for something a little more casual but equally delicious (with impressive whiskey as a perk), try High West Distillery & Saloon.
- Some new places getting rave reviews are Fletcher’s for more of a lounge feel and Handle for crafting local ingredients into interesting, delicious combinations.
- Some other local favorites are 350 Main, Mustang, Butcher’s Chop House, and Café Terigo.
Nightlife and More!
And finally, if you are looking for an activity to top the day off, this town has a little of everything. Just stroll down Main Street (that’s a romantic activity on its own) and you’ll stumble upon something but here are a few suggestions:
- The Paint Mixer has fun sessions all day. Reserve a spot to paint Love Birds or their Valentine’s Special Starry Love with your love.
- Catch GALentines Comedy Show at The Egyptian Theater. If you want an early date, the show runs Thursday through Saturday.
- Make it a day of relaxation and schedule a couples massage at Mountain Body, Aura Spa, or Sugati Spa in the SKY Lodge.
- If you like historical tours and to be a little scared, check out Park City Ghost Tours to explore Park City from an entirely different perspective.
- And last, but definitely not least, head out to the bars and clubs. Flanagan’s and Rock & Reilly’s are both Irish bars that have good food and typically live music.
- Leftover Salmon will be playing Park City Live that night and Pistol Rock is playing at The Spur.
- And for an early Friday night celebration, One Ton Pig is playing at OP Rockwell.
Hopefully you are armed with enough information to plan the perfect day. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Melissa grew up in Indiana and has lived in Park City for more than fifteen years. She does market research in Salt Lake City. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time exploring Park City, attending concerts & festivals, trying new restaurants, snowboarding, and walking around.