June 24, 2023

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5 Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Park City! 

Let's face it. We often feel pressure to plan a memorable and romantic Valentine's Day for our beloved. Luckily, Park City has a wealth of options from outdoor adventures to intimate dinners for two that make our area an ideal destination for couples planning a romantic vacation. Need help planning the perfect Valentine's Day in Park City? We have you covered. But before we can go any further, know that reservations are encouraged for each restaurant we're covering. Without further ado, here's how to have a romantic and adventurous Valentine's Day in Park City, Utah! 


couple skiing on valentine's day1. Goldener Hirsch Inn and Restaurant

7570 Royal St., (435) 649-7770

Enjoy old-world cuisine meets Western flare at the picturesque Goldener Hirsch Inn and Restaurant on Valentine's Day! They serve contemporary dishes in an alpine setting, making it a perfect romantic getaway for any couple. Start with their famous gooey, warm, and legendary cheese fondue then pair your first course with a glass of bubbly from their impressive and award-winning wine list. Move on and order signature entrées like the classic Wiener Schnitzel served with dill spaetzle and braised cabbage choucroute or the roasted duck with blood orange Mostarda. Valentine's wouldn't be complete without something sweet, right? So, don't forget to finish your meal with one of their in-house desserts of the night. 

Are you looking for a Valentine's Day adventure before heading to dinner? Spend the day skiing the slopes at Deer Valley before basking in the Goldener Hirsch Inn's delightful après menu for a truly unique experience. Want to extend your Valentine's celebration? Book an overnight stay in one of their boutique suites.


2. Cena Ristorante & Lounge at Deer Valley

7815 Royal St., (435) 940-2200

Cena Ristorante & Lounge at Deer Valley’s idyllic scenery and modern Italian cuisine makes their restaurant the quintessential Valentine’s Day escape for those looking for an excellent European style dinner for two. Their dining room uses large windows to frame the mountain landscape to deliver breathtaking views and a cozy ambiance on and off your table. For dinner, go full-on Italian with the Cena spaghetti and meatballs, or embrace the unique and vegetarian options by ordering the kale and eggplant lasagna rolls.

Don’t wait for dinner to get the romance started and pamper yourself with a couples spa day before your reservation at Montage Deer Valley. Choose from a wealth of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments from a soothing couples massage or a hot-tub soak to make your day even more special. 


3. Handle

136 Heber Ave., (435) 602-1155

Are you searching for incredible shared plates and craft cocktails in Park City? Then head to Handle for a hip Valentine's date night out! Their modern dining room features natural wood fixtures and an open kitchen that gives it a chic–yet rustic–feel to it. For a truly laid-back and intimate dining experience, we recommend ordering a variety of shareable plates inspired by the seasons.  

Want to up your 2020 Valentine's Day game? Surprise your partner with a breathtaking hot air balloon ride before dinner. Sip on champagne and take in our dynamic landscape while overlooking our beautiful mountain setting. Both Park City Balloon Adventures and Skywalker Balloon Company offer daily sunrise departures, so book your excursion early to guarantee your reservation.


4. Riverhorse on Main

540 Main St., (435) 649-3536

Riverhorse on Main is one of the oldest Park City restaurants and serves refined mountain fare in a stylish setting that pays homage to our area by using fresh and local ingredients. You and your partner can wine and dine your way through Valentine’s Day with a bottle from their expertly curated wine list while enjoying elevated plates. Bring your adventurous side and try their trio of wild game with venison, elk, and North American buffalo. Vegetarian? No problem. Their chefs also prepare creative vegetarian options designed for the omnivores out there.  

While it’s hard to top dinner at Riverhorse, a charming sleigh-ride for two might be the perfect ending to your romantic evening. Enjoy a quiet ride through snowy landscapes and cuddle under a blanket by reserving a private trip from Boulder Mountain Ranch ahead of time. 


5. Grappa

151 Main St., (435) 645-0636

Located at the top of Historic Main St., Grappa will leave you and your partner feeling like you've entered an Italian villa after dining at this elevated farmhouse restaurant. Their Northern Italian cuisine includes a signature Osso Bucco, which is a must-order for any table. All of their pasta dishes are also cooked to perfection, but the roasted game hen marsala is a real standout. Make sure to also finish your Valentine's meal with one of their unforgettable desserts. Choose to go classic with the Tiramisu or go bold with a citrus polenta cake. You can't go wrong with either. 

Stop by the Kimball Art Center for an art-filled Valentine's Day activity before dinner. Every February 14th, they offer an Art of Love open studio to anybody looking to get creative with their loved one. With a variety of craft-making options, you and your partner can create artistic gifts for one another and head to Grappa after. (Photo via Grappa Italian Restaurant)


How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Park City

Looking for more suggestions on how to spend your romantic vacation in Park City? Visit our website to learn more about our unique resort town and search by cuisine to find additional romantic spots to enjoy with your beloved on Valentine’s Day.