Park City

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With its mining-town roots and bawdy history, Park City is closer to an Aspen or a Telluride than a Salt Lake or Provo (of course, you still have to pay a "membership"-essentially a state-mandated cover charge-to get into a bar). If it could, Park City would probably secede from Utah in a New York minute.

The Joe
Get fired up with a Mocha Mudslide (Irish cream, two kinds of chocolate syrup, and steamed milk) from Park City Coffee Roasters. (Snow Creek Drive, 435-647-9097)

Throw your peanut shells on the floor and slurp schooners of Dead Horse Amber at O'Shucks- the best bar to belly up to on Main Street. (435-645-3999)

Just the calories: It's Nacho Mama's (and not mine either, for that matter). The flautas rule and a cold Corona is as essential as salsa with your chips. (Sidewinder Drive, 435-645-8226)
Put Some Sauce on That: Restaurateur Jerry Garcia (no relation) rocks Park City with his beef tartar and wild-rice flan at the low-key Chez Betty restaurant. (Deer Valley Drive, 435-649-8181)
Bust Out the Plastic: Escape Utah for French-infused Shanghai with a trip to Wahso Asian Grill. Savor the jasmine tea leaf-smoked duck as you hide away in curtained booths. (Main Street, 435-615-0300)

Up All Night
Suds: Climb to the top of Main Street for a Polygamy Porter ("Why Just Have One?") at Wasatch Brew Pub. This rich and sweet brew comes served in chilled "imperial pint" glasses (that's 20 ounces). (Main Street, 435-649-0900)
The Must Stop: Score points with the locals by buying a round of Patron (oh, come on, just one round) at the No Name Saloon. Between these memorabilia-filled walls dwell the hard-rock spirits of Park City's past. Rumor has it the spooks aid shuffleboard players who run up long bar tabs. (Main Street, 435-649-6667)
Shaken, Not Stirred: Knock back a couple of jalapeño martinis at Renee's Bar and Café. You might catch yourself thinking you're in some chic little boà®te in Ibiza-if not for all the powder on your boots, that is. (Heber Avenue, 435-615-8357)
Live Music & Dance: Gulp down a tequila slammer and then shake it loose with 1,000 of your closest friends on Utah's biggest dance floor. HarryO's regularly hosts major national talent such as Primus, The Cult, Third Eye Blind, and Sugar Ray. (Main Street, concert hot line 435-615-7561)

Hitchhiker: Slide down the hill from the base of Park City Mountain Resort to the Chateau Après Lodge. A chalet-style inn with dorm rooms that's been run by the Hosenfeld family since 1963, the place has nothing-fancy rooms and good breakfasts. Dorms start at $30. (Norfolk Avenue, 800-357-3556)
Workin' Stiff: Book a fully loaded (fireplace, washer/dryer, hot tub) condo at the Silver Queen. At $350, it might seem costly, but not when you divide by four. Flip a coin for the bedroom-the amenities and the location (walking distance from the town lift) are worth it. (Corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue, 800-447-6423)
Bank Robber: Expect to bump into the Norse ski god himself at the posh Stein Eriksen Lodge. Located just up the hill from Park City in Deer Valley, Stein's is one of only two winter lodges to earn the five-star rating from AAA. Rates: $575-$1,475. (Stein Way, 435-649-3700)


5.  Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

Park City

Park City's 3,000-plus acres include everything from pitch-perfect high-speed cruisers to several days’ worth of above-treeline, hike-to steeps and bowls.