Snow or shine, there’s always something fun going on in Park City. The local saying goes that people come here for the winters, but stay here for the summers, and this applies to people of any age, with any interest. If you really want to get to know the city, here are some items to add to your must-do list:
1. Hiking and Biking
There are more than 400 miles of public access trails winding through the mountains of Park City. They are perfect for hiking and biking, and there are varying levels of difficulty to suit any age or experience level. All three Park City ski resorts offer chair lift service for bikers to the tops of the trails, so you can enjoy all of the downhill rewards, without all of the uphill struggle.
2. Art and Culture
Eclectic art galleries line Park City’s Main Street, giving enthusiasts a well-rounded view of local artists. The Egyptian Theater is a great spot for viewing live theater, and there are other theatrical venues in town as well. The main attraction for movie buffs is the annual world renowned event, The Sundance Film Festival, which takes place just half an hour from Park City.
3. A Bite to Eat
Built on a strong foundation of whiskey distilling, Park City has made a worldwide name for itself as the place to go for great spirits, and even better food. There are enough five star restaurants in the Park City Area for you to try something new for every meal on your vacation, and still not get through them all. The Riverhorse on Main is the only
restaurant in Utah to have received the prestigious DiRona award, and The Viking Yurt has a reputation for being the most romantic eatery around.
4. The Olympic Experience
Park City played host to four events for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and The Utah Olympic Park still serves as a training ground for athletes from all over the world. Anyone can have an Olympic experience at the park, where you can ride a bobsled, among other events. There’s also a museum there dedicated to the history of the Olympics that is a must-see for any enthusiast.
5. High Speed Thrills
For the thrill seekers in your group, the Canyons Resort offers a 2100 ft. zip line tour that spans a deep canyon. Park City Mountain Resort is home to the Alpine Coaster, a summertime toboggan type ride that winds down the mountain, offering some killer views.
6. Shop Til You Drop
Between the huge Tanger outlet center that features everything you need in name brands, and the unique boutiques found in downtown Park City, you could spend weeks shopping and still not get to the bottom of the barrel.
Park City boasts retailers of all shapes and sizes, and carries everything you need, and a whole lot more! From the unique to the extravagant, souvenirs to ski equipment, this is the place to shop. In fact, the shopping experience alone may just make the whole trip worth it!
7. Sit Back and Relax
If you’re looking for some extra relaxation, be sure to book a spa experience with one of the town’s resorts. You can’t help but wind down when participating in the high-class spas available in Park City.
8. A Little Family Fun
If you’ll be bringing kids along for your visit, there’s plenty for them to do to. Ski clinics tailored for tiny beginners will make your kids pros on the slopes, and many of the biking trails surrounding Park City are appropriate for beginners. Jupiter Bowl on Center Drive is fun for the whole family. This upscale entertainment center features a full bar, a delicious sit-down restaurant, and 16 lanes of luxury bowling.
9. Sleep in Style
Each of the ski resorts in Park City offer world class lodging, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to accommodations in Park City. The many bed and breakfasts and vacation condos give you full access to the town as well, and a nice place to call home at night. If you’re looking for something that works with your budget a little better, check out nearby Kimball Junction or Heber City.
10. Don’t Forget the Snow
You can’t talk about Park City without talking about skiing and snowboarding. The three resorts located in town, The Canyons, Deer Valley, and Park City Mountain Resort truly feature the best snow on earth. The vast terrain remains pristine throughout the long winter season, and skiers of every skill level will find exactly what they’re looking for here. Park City also provides great access to all of the surrounding resorts of the Salt Lake, Nordic Valley, and Provo areas.