Park City is one of the premier destinations for skiers coming to Utah, but it’s got so much more to offer beyond the slopes. There is so much to see and do in and around the area, including a visit to town, where you can spend a few days exploring everything that there is to offer. This city is easy to get to, being less than an hour from Salt Lake City’s airport by car. The former mining town is now one of the top resort destinations in the country, featuring two of the top ski resorts in North America and plenty of other things to see and do during your stay.
NOTE: Bear in mind that due to COVID-19 restrictions, certain attractions, restaurants, and shops in the area may have different operating hours or availability of services. Always check the most current travel information to ensure you’ll be able to see everything safely while you’re in town.
Park City: The Highlights
Although everyone has different interests, there are some things that everyone will love to see and do while they’re in the area. Beyond the slopes, this region is home to plenty of attractions and places to explore. It doesn‘t matter what brings you to the area because you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities, dining destinations, and even some unique shops to explore in town.
Those visiting the area for the first time will want to check out places like:
Historic Main Street
Park City’s historic Main Street features plenty of unique shops and some of the most cutting-edge restaurants in the state. There are art galleries featuring a variety of exhibits, as well as plenty of quaint attractions and historical stops that are worth a look.
From the eclectic boutiques of town to the outlet malls on the outskirts, there is plenty of shopping to be found in Park City. People will love all of the different types of shops that are available and in the summer, the Park Silly Sunday Market turns Main Street into a silly street festival and open-air market that features hundreds of vendors, musicians, farmers, and plenty of kid-friendly activities that are fun for the whole family.
Park City Museum
The Park City Museum and Territorial Jail offers a glimpse of the former mining town’s history, housed in the original City Hall built clear back in 1884. this 12,000 square foot building features an extensive collection of history on mining and special exhibits like an old mine shaft elevator and the original jail. There’s a children’s program known as the Park City History Detectives, too.
Utah Olympic Park
In 2002, the Winter Olympics were hosted in Utah, just four miles north of Park City. here, visitors can take a trip down memory lane and get a firsthand look at an Olympic park up close. the Comet Bobsled Ride lets amateurs take a ride with a professional driver down an Olympic bobsled track, and there’s even an area for kids known as Discovery Zone that features ropes, nets, and more.
Scenic Driving Tours
If you’re up for a drive, Park City and the surrounding area is home to some of the most scenic drives in the state. from the Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway that goes to Big Cottonwood Canyon to the Provo Canyon Scenic Byway, you can explore the caves and caverns of the area, take in stunning views of the mountains, and so much more.
Biking, Hiking, and More
If you visit Park City during the summer months, or anytime when the weather is temperate, you can find plenty of outdoor activities besides skiing, including hiking, mountain biking, and even rafting, fishing, and other fun on the water. The area is ripe with plenty of outdoor spaces to explore and no matter how you go about it, you’re sure to take in some beautiful sights and get once-in-a-lifetime views by exploring the great outdoors that is Park City.
So, What About Ski Resorts?
Okay, so you’ll probably want to hit the slopes at least once while you’re in town. Fortunately, there are options for just about everyone. Although the resorts in Park City primarily cater to families and beginning skiers, there are runs available for everyone. Plus, both of the major resorts feature top-rate service and have plenty of locals ready to help you make the most of your visit.
At Deer Valley, guests are welcomed by top-rate customer service and some of the most luxurious amenities available. While the skiing is outstanding, it’s sometimes overshadowed by all of the other offerings at the resort. There are limits of 7,500 skiers per day on the slopes and visitors will enjoy things like first-class lodges for day rentals, free ski storage, and other perks. Four mountains with acres of terrain are geared mostly toward beginner and intermediate skiers at this resort.
This massive skiing slope features endless runs and ways to enjoy the powder. most people run out of steam before they run out of ways to enjoy the slopes at this resort. There are a whopping 17 peaks and over 300 runs, with a max elevation of over 10,000 feet. This is a family resort first, offering plenty of family-oriented amenities and things to do. However, advanced skiers will also find some black diamond runs to check out at this resort.
Enjoy Your Vacation from a Private Villa
While you’re enjoying everything that the area has to offer, you need a good place to stay. Of course, this popular vacation destination is home to many great hotels and other places to stay, including private luxury villas and holiday rentals that include everything that you need for a home away from home during your stay. Many of these rentals even include concierge assistance and other perks to ensure that you have the best time on vacation. Learn more and start planning your perfect holiday in Park City by visiting Isle Blue.