Play sessions at Monkey Mountain do more than help kiddies burn off bottled-up energy. Whereas open-play and drop-off sessions allow children to laugh and bound across forest-themed play areas, the center also nurtures children's intellectual and interpersonal skills. Staff members help kids develop social and collaborative skills by encouraging them to play with one another, whether by climbing the mini rock-climbing wall or navigating obstacles and slides inside the four-tiered jungle gym. Even toddlers can safely tumble in a supervised soft play zone. Drop-off services such, including Little Primates Play School, serve as supplement to formal pre-school courses and are offerred seven days a week. Camps, birthday parties, and other special events round out a full menu of frolic-friendly engagements. Additionally, Monkey Mountain works to improve the lives of endangered animals by contributing $0.25 of every child's admission to a featured charity year-round.
At Luxe House of Couture, a team of expert stylists curates a constantly updated collection of brightly colored dresses, blouses, chunky necklaces, and denim in sizes from 1 to 15. In the intimate boutique, the style experts offer personal tips, helping women find jeans to flatter curvy shapes, tops that layer well with a lace dress, or the necklaces that complement sexy-giraffe costumes during Halloween. When they're not in the shop, some members take their sensibilities on the road, even making appearances on ABC 4's Good Things Utah to chat about hip styles.
Massage and Fitness SLC helps clients not only build stronger bodies in group exercise classes, but also unwind after their workouts with custom massages. Licensed massage therapist Elizabeth Anne Galloway targets testy areas such as the triceps and glutes with the gliding kneads of Swedish massage as well as the probing motions of the deep-tissue technique. Scalp massages melt away tension using hot oil and pressure-point stimulation, and reflexology sessions activate specific sites on the feet, hands, and ears to promote improved health in corresponding areas of the body, including the liver, bladder, and dorsal fin.
The boomtown saloons and boarding houses of Park City's past have given way to more than 100 independent boutiques, 30 art galleries, and 50 restaurants along historical Main Street. But the town still holds a few hidden gems for travelers to unearth, including Uptown Fare, a cozy café that shuts its doors to anyone but locals during the mania of the Sundance Film Festival each January. At other times of the year, owner Karleen chats freely with her guests from behind the lunch counter as she crafts hearty sandwiches and serves up her legendary cream-of-tomato and cheese-tortellini soup. Steps away from the Silver King, Park City Mountain Resort—a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympic half-pipe and alpine giant-slalom events—offers year-round outdoor recreation. In the warmer months, children race down the parallel tracks of the Alpine Slide, shrieking with delight. Farther up, mountain bikers and hikers dart in and out of view, weaving through groves of trees dotting hundreds of miles of trails. In the late afternoon, a line forms in front of the year-round Alpine Coaster, where eager riders climb into go-karts before hurtling down the mountain. Come winter, the mountain's eight peaks and nine bowls allow skiers and snowboarders to test alternative theories of gravity on more than 114 trails and three terrain parks.In Park City's historical downtown, the three-level, 12,000-square-foot Park City Museum chronicles the town’s history with artifacts and interactive exhibits. In the eerie museum basement, visitors can traipse through the former territorial jail—nicknamed “the dungeon” for its dim lighting, stone walls, and rusted leg irons. In the space between the cells, Wanted posters come to life via embedded videos showcasing the outlaws, murderers, and thieves who passed through the subterranean slammer.
Though Martinizing Dry Cleaning can boast of its being one of the largest dry-cleaning franchise in the United States, each locally owned store offers the same customer service and care that its first shop prided itself on upon opening in 1949. From the time it enters the store, a garment is thoroughly inspected more than six times as it goes through the process of dry cleaning, laundering, or mud caking for those who refuse all trends—such as cleanliness—in fashion. The technicians separate items that need to be laundered from those that should be dry-cleaned and offer special cleaning services for bulky items, such as comforters, and fragile pieces, such as leather, suede, and wedding gowns. For clients needing their duds in time for an important occasion, the shop also offers same-day service.