Haunted Halloween: Park City, Utah

In honor of Halloween, TripAdvisor.com established a list of the 10 best haunted tours in the United States. For the next 2 days I’ll be showing you the tours and giving you some advice on what to do in the area. Yesterday’s tour took us to the historic town of Savannah, Georgia.

Today’s tour takes us to Park City, Utah for the

Park City Ghost Tours

Park City is an old mining town that is filled with haunts. It became abandoned once and became a ghost town of its own right. The city became alive again when tourists came in to take advantage of the ski slopes of the city. Now tourists come to the city not only to enjoy its slopes and beauty, but also its haunted history. The ghost tour happens twice a day, once in the light and once at night.On your tour, you’ll meet several of the town’s ghosts. Lizzy is the ghost of the Imperial Hotel. Her husband shot her and her boyfriend as they slept in a bed there. Now she haunts the hotel, especially male guests with beards. Another ghastly spirit is of a miner who once fell down a mine and received horrific injuries prior to his death. Now he haunts the Alamo bar and its guests. The tour is the most popular attraction in Park City and has received rave reviews. One guest writes, “If you weren’t a believer in the paranormal you will be after this tour.”

Enjoy the Town Around the Tour

Olympic Park, Utah

If you’re big on the thrills of Park City, stop by Utah Olympic Park. Even if you can’t handle the slopes like some of the Olympic champions that have competed in this town, you can enjoy the feel of wind on your face. The park has several rides to give you the experience of being in a big race. You can ride in a bobsled with a trained professional, zoom down a zipline on the slopes or slide down an Alpine slide. You can also view the Winter Olympics museum, highlighting the victories in the 2002 Winter Games. The different attractions vary seasonally so check before you go.

Gondola Out of the Fog

If you do want to ski, try Deer Valley Resort. Deer Valley Resort has been voted the #1 resort in North America for 4 years by the readers of Ski Magazine. It’s designed just for skiers and allows them to ski freely without snowboarders interfering. Stay nearby at The St. Regis Deer Valley. This hotel is located on the Deer Hollow Ski Run at the Deer Valley Resort. Rooms come with soaking tubs, bathrobes and slippers to help you relax after a long day around town. Higher end rooms come with private balconies, fireplaces and even butler service. The hotel also boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool and multiple spa hot tubs.

After all your adventures, try a relaxing time at Align Spa. You can regularly find coupons on MerchantCircle to receive discounted services here. The current coupon is for $15 off an hour long treatment. The freestyle massage combines many treatments to your needs while the deluxe facial includes a trip to the spa’s oxygen bar.

Then head to dinner at Chez Betty. The menu combines American and French influences to provide the best meals for its guests. According to its website, Salt Lake City Magazine awarded Chez Betty “Best Restaurant” in Park City and “Best Service” for the entire state. Guests rave about the chef’s tasting menu and its tasteful wine pairings. For $68, you’ll have a 3 course meal with dessert and a wine for each part. You’ll be so full after a meal here that you’ll want to relax the rest of your night in town.

After your crazy adventures in Park City, you’ll love your relaxing spa trip, hotel and dinner. Check back tomorrow for the #1 Haunted Ghost Tour in the United States!

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I'm Julie, I love to travel, I'm very hyper and I like to "hype" things and from that, TravelHyper was born. I'm a Missouri native and I cover St. Louis travel ideas as well as my own travels. I also like to focus on places I want to visit and budget travel ideas by creating trip plans. There's so much world out there and I hope you'll find that it's worth seeing and that vacation doesn't have to be out of reach to you.

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