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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Best of Utah and Park City

Two new articles tout Utah and Park City as great travel destinations, in different but entertaining ways.

On Huffingtonpost.com, veteran travel writer David Landsel has this interesting article with this title:

10 Terribly Overrated Destinations (And Where To Travel Instead)

He says Colorado is overrated and recommends Utah. Here's the quote:

Nearly everything Colorado does, Utah does as well or better, without the kerfuffle, the crowds or the cost. Skiing? Ride a Salt Lake City bus to some of the hemisphere's best powder at Alta and Snowbird. National Parks? Arches, Canyonlands, Zion -- all among the best in show. For cool small towns with lots to do nearby, there's Moab. There's Springdale. The beer may be more advanced in Colorado, but these days, breweries like Uinta are playing for keeps.

TravelMindset.com has this new article with this title:
THE VERY BEST OF PARK CITY
Writer Celeste Moure strings together a bunch of insightful zingers. Below are samples.

By the 1930s, the silver boom had drawn to a close and its residents—surrounded by incomparable natural beauty—realized that if they build it, they would come.

In 1985 Robert Redford brought his Sundance Film Festival and further established Park City as the celebrity mountain resort of choice.

With more than 8,000 acres, 337 runs and 53 lifts and gondolas in three world-class resorts, Utah has what many consider to be the best snow in the country. (Ask them and they’ll tell you they have The Greatest Snow on Earth®.)

There’s no better skiing in town than at the refined Deer Valley Resort, which some locals refer to as a number of exceptional restaurants linked by even better runs.

The guest book at Stein Eriksen Lodge reads like a who’s-who of an ensemble cast blockbuster film.

During Sundance, Main Street hosts a non-stop party where locals and movie stars wait in the same lines for dinner tables and fight for the best seats in the theaters. So don’t be surprised if the residents remain unimpressed with celebs. (A few years ago Bill Clinton's credit card was refused in an Old Town bookstore.

Read the entire article.

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