J'Adore Explore City Guide - Park City, Utah

We visited Park City, Utah, for a September wedding for one of Mike's college friends, and it was absolutey beautiful! We stayed near Deer Valley, and had a blast doing summer mountain activities, and trying all the amazing restaurants in town. The wedding was on the mountain so we took the Gondola up, and the Alpine Slides down for a really fun and unique experience!

Park City is one of the top destinations for snow skiing and winter activities, but there is a ton to do in the off-season as well! There are 3 main, world-class ski resorts in Park City - Deer Valley Resort (skiiers only), Park City Resort (biggest), and The Canyons Resort (newest).

Park City would be a great place to go with family and to take kids with all the outdoor activities as long as the kids are tall enough to participate in the activities.

Before You Go:

Snow Season is usually between mid-December to early April. Check the Snow Conditions here before you go and while you're there.

Getting There:

Fly into Salt Lake City, Utah

Rent Car to Drive to Park City, Utah (36 miles/45 minutes away) OR

ProTrans Park City - a service that will take you from Salt Lake to Park City in a large SUV (Group Rates and Deals Available)

Getting Around:

Once in town, there is a free city-wide transit bus system that connects all the main resorts to the Main Street and other places in town

Some hotels will do shuttles wherever you want to go.

Karaoke Cab

Uber

Taxi

Gondolas between Mountains

Where to Stay:

My recommendation would be to stay in a cute cabin or cottage or nice hotel lodge if you want a more traditional moutain getaway experience, or to stay at the base of a mountain if you plan to ski for convenience. Main Street is also a bustling street with a lot to do, so that would be my next choice if you are going for fun and want to be close to restaurants and bars and don't mind being a little further from the mountain. Check out St. Regis Deer Valley or Stein Erikson Lodge.

Where to Shop:

Historic Main Street

Cake Boutique

Where to Eat:

Grappa | Upscale Italian on Main Street

501 on Main | Burgers and Sandwiches on Main Street

Riverhorse | Upscale Local/American on Main Street

More Restaurants:

Chimayo | Mexican and Southwestern Food on Main Street

Yuki Yama Sushi | Sushi on Main Street and Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor

Stein Eriksen Lodge | Sunday Brunch with Amazing Views

Where to Grab Drinks:

No Name Saloon

Squatter's Pub and Brewery

Where to Get Coffee/Tea:

Atticus - Coffee - Teahouse - Books | Who doesn't love a mini library with their coffeeshop?

Deer Valley Grocery Cafe

Things to Do:

  • Utah Olympic Park - Park City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and has a great park where you can watch athletes training for ski and snowboarding jumps. You can also do zip lining, extreme summer tubing, summer comet bobsledding, rock wall climbing over the pool, Alpine Slides, Adventure Ropes Course, Drop Towers and more!

  • Park City Mountain Activities - Summer Activities include the Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster, Mountain Biking & Hiking, Zip Lines, Scenic Lift Rides, Climbing Wall, Miniature Golf, and more. Winter activities include ski and snowboarding lessons, winter zip lines, snow shoe tours, sleigh rides, dog sledding, cross country skiing, snow mobile tours, and fly fishing.

  • Park City Bike Park - Downhill mountain biking with various trails and various levels of difficulty

  • Hiking

  • Horseback Riding

  • Egyptian Theater

  • Hot Air Balloon

  • Spa Day

  • Art Galleries - Several along Main Street and more throughout the city

  • Golf

Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival | January

Deer Valley Music Festival with Utah Symphony Orchestra | Saturdays in July and August

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