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A Cool 48 Hours In Park City, Utah

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Special thanks to our friends at Wyndham Rewards for sponsoring this post and our family adventure at Wyndham Park City, UT.


Park City, Utah is one of our favorite getaways. We first visited over a year ago towards the end of summer when everything was a lush green paradise. Even then, everyone told us we had to go back to experience it in all its glory once it had a sprinkling of snow. I couldn’t imagine it being any more beautiful until we actually arrived this time. I had no idea just how magical it is for families to visit Park City, Utah once the air gets cold until we experienced it ourselves! We spent a lovely 48 hours exploring the area and relaxing at Wyndham Park City. We used our Wyndham Rewards points to easily book our trip and it couldn’t have been a better location for us to stay at with all the fun things we did.

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As soon as we arrived at Wyndham Park City, we got settled in our room. The girls loved the welcome gifts, especially the sleep masks! These were a crack up!



Emmy could hardly control her excitement when she saw there was snow on the ground and a pool, so she talked Pete into going for a swim in below-freezing temperatures!



Then she warmed up by the fire pit!


Ash got in a quick workout while we were by the pool.

Afterwards, everyone got ready for dinner and we headed down to Main Street to eat. It is about a ten-minute drive from the hotel. I absolutely love Main Street Park City because it is drenched in history. You feel like you have stepped back in time when you walk through the doors to the historic buildings that date back to the turn of the century. Thankfully, there are many modern restaurants to choose from.

We also booked our rental car through our Wyndham Rewards account and that saved us 30%!


Dinner was pizza and pasta and Emmy was very impressed by the huge pizza!


We had every intention of walking up and down Main Street after dinner, but Emmy fell asleep at dinner after she ate a couple slices of pizza.  So, we called it a night, and we headed back for an early bedtime.


Bright and early the next morning, we were ready to pack in a much fun as we could, and boy, did we ever!


Pete and Emmy headed down to the lobby for coffee and a little rock climbing.  Then they brought it back upstairs where Pete and I enjoyed our coffee on our balcony with a view of snow-capped mountains!


Our coffee was quickly consumed, and then we were on the road! We started the day at the Utah Olympic Park. It was built for the 2002 Olympic Games, and it now is a training center.  It also has two museums, the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.



Inside the museums are some really fun rides too, where you can have snow flurries fall while you are skiing down a virtual mountain.


Then you can virtually ski some long jumps!


Of course, we all had to practice holding an Olympic Torch…


And dream of winning one of the medals…


You can also wander around the park and walk right up to the Olympic runs. If you get really lucky, you will even find a huge mountainside with fresh fluffy snow to play in!



We spent a good 2 and a half hours there, and we could have spent another 2 hours easily if not more! There are guided tours through the museums and the grounds that would have also been a fun addition if we were there for a bit longer.  However, we were getting hungry so we headed out to pick up pizza for lunch on Main Street.  We just love it there.

We brought it back to our suite to eat. It was so nice having a full kitchen to use! We also really liked that Pete and I had a bedroom and the girls had their own bedroom to share, and a wonderful family room for us all to hang out in.


After lunch, we went ice skating! Oh my, this was so much fun! The weather was cool enough for cozy coats, but not so cold that we couldn’t enjoy a day outdoors!


After ice skating the afternoon away, we spent some time back at Wyndham Park City to rest up before our big night! I love how central the hotel is to all the activities. When traveling with kids, it is nice to have a “home” to easily go back to during your vacation adventure.



We spent some time out front of the hotel where the ski lift is. You can ski right out of the hotel and there is a really nice fire pit to warm up at!

For dinner, we had a meal of sushi and Japanese food on Main Street before we went on a ghost tour!





We loved all the Christmas decorations throughout the town!


Ha! The girls were a little scared during the ghost tour!


This is an awesome tour that marries history with fun ghost stories!

We were all exhausted and ready for bed back at Wyndham Park City when the tour was over…



The next morning it was time to pack up and head home. We had so much fun over those wonderful days in Park City thanks to Wyndham Rewards and we can’t wait to come back again!

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Have you been to Park City, Utah before?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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