Still scrambling to throw together your last minute Halloween plans? This blog is for you! Unlike more traditional holidays spent with family, this spooky celebration has a tendency to sneak up on you. Boo! We put together a list of frights and delights just in time to join in the festivities tomorrow!
Howl-O-Ween! On Historic Main Street
Travel and Leisure named this colorful pet parade one of the top Halloween celebrations in the country. This one of a kind jubilee is free for all to attend (with or without a furry friend to dress up). Wander along Historic Main Street, and marvel at the elaborate, intricate costumes adorned by literally thousands of enthusiastic attendees. This lively spectacle is certainly a unique and fascinating experience.
Carve Yourself a Jack-o'-lantern
Sadly, we’ve all had to accept that our trick-or-treating days are behind us. However, pumpkin carving is a timeless delight for the ages! We recommend heading over to Park City Nursery to select your pumpkin from their charming pumpkin patch. If you dare, venture into their Haunted Forest for some more spooky fun.
Dinner and a Scary Movie
Our sister property, Stein Eriksen Lodge, welcomes everyone to attend their Halloween-themed dinner and a movie night. Start your evening with a fine dining experience at the award-winning Glitretind restaurant. Then, walk over to the brand new in-house Freestyle Theater for a screening of the 1978 classic, Halloween! For more details, visit the Facebook event here.
Now get out there and partake in the Halloween fun!
Pops of orange scatter the neighborhood streets as pumpkins make their annual porch step debut. The hillsides have transformed into a fiery yellow blaze, and the flickering street lamps take on a new foreboding gleam. Park City is always a fascinating place to explore, but this time of year is especially fun for embracing the more nefarious side of Park City’s colorful mining past. For a spooky adventure down Historic Main Street, there are no better guides than the knowledgeable team at Park City Ghost Tours.
The tour began promptly at 8pm, as it does every night. We were greeted by a welcoming guide named Kate. She was dressed in casual street attire. Park City Ghost Tours does not rely on dramatic costuming or theatrics to keep participants engaged. They are true storytellers, dedicated to sharing fascinating and historically-informed ghost stories. Each haunting tale has been thoroughly investigated and supported with witness accounts. Owners Rob and Lela Newey, retired history teachers, and Erik Hutchins, a expert on metaphysics and paranormal activity, have personally conducted meticulous research and field recordings to uncover each story.
The tour began with group introductions. Our eager bunch of eight or so participants were all excited to share in the ghostly fun. Kate set the stage with a brief history of Park City back in the rowdy mining days. It was a “sin city” with twenty-two saloons, a whole lot of boosy shenanigans, and a scattering of… untimely deaths. As Kate led us down Historic Main Street, she periodically stopped before significant sites to divulge the mysterious, supernatural, and downright scary occurrences that unfolded there. The tour boasts,
“If you are a believer in ghosts, you will hear some of the best ghost stories ever to come out of the west; and it you don’t believe in ghosts, prepare to have your mind changed! Come see for yourself!”
The team at Park City Ghost Tours works really hard to make this walking tour a special experience. For more information visit their website here, or book directly with our front desk: 435-658-9500
We highly recommend including this delightfully spooky tour in your vacation plans; just don't be surprised if you happen to see a ghost!
If you’re looking to spice up your mountain vacation with a tropical refreshment, look no further than our very own cocktail creation, the Tequila Delight. Try your hand at making it yourself with the recipe below, or let our expert bartenders treat you to this fruity favorite.
This refreshing cocktail features:
1.5oz of Sauza Conmemorativo Tequila,
1 oz. of Grand Marnier,
Topped off with pineapple juice, and shaken.
Garnish with muddled cucumber, basil, and lime.
Serve in a classic rocks glass.
For an even more delectable taste sensation, pair this cocktail with our Heirloom Tomato and Lemon Burrata starter.
Restaurant Manager, Jeremy Ray, explains why this flavor combination is such a hit.
“The lemon in the cheese is a great compliment to the pineapple and tequila. The salt in the dish and the oil and tomatoes bring a unique complexity to the tasting, leaving you with a different flavor in every bite and sip. Lastly, the acidity of the drink does a great job of working against the hearty nature of the cheese and milk fat to bring out yet another layer of complexity and makes this not only a unique pairing, but one that will have you talking about all the flavors that you unlock as you have more.”
Jeremy and the entire team at Cena Ristorante are extremely knowledgeable and love imparting their foodie wisdom. Never hesitate to ask for pairing suggestions, and follow this blog for more tasty Cena recipes. Make a reservation today at 435-940-2200