Stephanie Nitsch

Correspondent

  • Park City, Utah, USA

Stephanie Nitsch is a correspondent who covers the Park City area for Forbes Travel Guide. She moved to Utah in 2006 to fuel her lust for alpine adventures and a small-town mountain lifestyle. Since picking up her pen as a freelance writer some years ago, Nitsch has biked the desert single track in Baja, snowboarded the weathered peaks of the Andes and road-tripped across the blue highways of the United States. Her work has appeared in Park City Magazine, Bike, Dirt Rag, Snowboard Canada and ESPN.com, among other publications.

  • On January 30, 2013
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    What are the best activities to do in Salt Lake City?

    Ray Mathis With Salt Lake City’s proximity to the mountains, many of the area’s activities revolve around the outdoors. In fact, there are 21 national parks and monuments with a few hours’ drive of Salt Lake, which makes it easy to see some of the Rocky Mountains’ most stunning geological landmarks in one day.

    Adrenaline-fueled activities can be found in the Wasatch Mountains, just 25 miles from downtown. Drive up the winding Little Cottonwood Canyon Road to Snowbird Resort, which offers year-round activities in the mountains. Rent skis or snowboards in the winter to carve through Utah’s notorious “Greatest Snow on Earth”; zip down the alpine slides in the summer or ride the Tram to 11,000 feet for a 360-degree view; imbibe in local beers during Oktoberfest in September and October; or simply indulge your muscles with a treatment at the Cliff Spa.

    For less adventurous visitors, The Leonardo tickles your senses with its interactive exhibits of art, science and technology. Yes, it’s great for families and children, but its creative workshops, classes and displays are equally as fun for adults who are curious about innovation and creation.
  • On January 30, 2013
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    What are the best bars in Salt Lake City?

    The Red Door Utah may have a reputation for being a dry state, but some of Salt Lake City’s best bars are out to prove just how untrue that rumor is.

    The Bar X is a modern twist on the speakeasy vibe of Prohibition-era libations. In fact, Bar X opened its doors the same year the law was repealed in 1933. As a tribute to its past, this ambient bar is big on fresh ingredients and handmade cocktails. The concoctions may take a while to create, especially on weekend nights, but they’re well worth the wait when you take a sip of some of their classic drinks that pop with flavor, like a Sazerac, a Dark and Stormy or a Blood and Sand.

    Beerhive Pub is one of Salt Lake City’s newer bars, but its popularity precedes itself thanks to its sister bar, The Bayou, which is known for more than 300 bottles of obscure beers and a savory menu of Cajun-inspired vittles. Tall ceilings and cozy booths welcome you to relax with one of the 200+ beers served at Beerhive, and an ice bar at the counter will keep your brew chilled to perfection.

    It’s hard to find a good martini in Utah, but The Red Door masters the art of cocktail craftsmanship. This intimate, upscale lounge in the downtown area is as smooth and mellow as its approachable martini menu and list of craft whiskies, bourbons, aperitifs and wines. To help induce the martini mood, The Red Door brings in live jazz music every Saturday night.

    Dueling pianos take center stage at the Tavernacle Social Club, an ode to Salt Lake’s famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. From duets to karaoke and plenty of improvised lyrics in between, come prepared to sing along with the pianists and your fellow patrons to tunes from the likes of Lady Gaga or Rolling Stones. While the drink menu is nothing fancy, the all-request piano format brings out plenty of laughter and entertainment.
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