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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Salt Lake City Named A Top Spot For New Year's Eve, Park City For Winter Family Vacations

Looking for a great place to ring in the new year?

Salt Lake City is included in this new list of the top 10 New Year's Eve destinations in the U.S., according to, a news publication for people involved in the travel and hospitality industries. They offer the customary details about New York, Las Vegas and other entertainment centers and then offer this about our capital city:

Salt Lake City - The sights and sounds of this mountain town are turned up a notch on New Year’s Eve with three full days of exhibitions, concerts and celebrations. For families or single travelers, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss live music at Gallivan and cool shows at the Clark Planetarium that the kids will love.

Ok, we don't mind being mentioned as a great place to party with your children.

Park City is also being touted as a great destination for families, this time for winter vacations. has this list of the "25 best family vacations this winter." The list is international in scope and includes places in the Caribbean, Australia, Canada and several famous U.S. destinations. About Park City it says:

With three massive resorts, just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, families are spoilt for choice at this winter wonderland. Boarders can shred the slopes hoping to catch up to the Park City All-Stars, an elite group of freeriders that tear up the terrain park and pipe everyday. Not a powder hound? Snuggle up on a horse drawn sleigh ride, hit the outlet mall or wander historic Main Street, home to hundreds of shops and family-friendly restaurants. also likes Park City for winter fun, especially for skiing. Writer Andrea Guthmann has this article describing her family vacation there. Below are excerpts.

Park City is perfect for a long ski weekend with plenty of direct flights to Salt Lake City from Chicago and an easy 35-minute drive to the slopes. To show just how easy, Park City came up with the Quick Start promotion-trade in your boarding pass for a lift ticket, good for that day at any of the major ski resorts. You can fly in the morning and be on the slopes in the afternoon.

World-class restaurants are on the menu as well. You can ski into downtown Park City, leave your skis at a rack and march into the High West Distillery wearing your ski pants and boots. After finishing what was, by unanimous vote, the best burger of our lives, we took the Town Lift back up the mountain.


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