Known as the home of the annual Sundance Film Festival, Park City offers far more than the opportunity to view stellar independent films. It’s an alluring destination throughout the year, where outdoorsy travelers can go skiing in winter and hiking in summer.
Things to do in Park City
Want to feel like an Olympic athlete? Look no further than Park City. The Utah Olympic Park is where many of the 2002 Winter Olympics events took place, offering a chance to browse Olympic-related exhibits in The Alf Engen Ski Museum and partake in an array of outdoor activities. Try your hand at adventurous activities, such as zip lining, tubing, summer bobsledding, and climbing.
In winter, Park City is home to a thriving skiing and snowboarding scene. Deer Valley Resort is one of the Olympic venues that offers a stunning ski resort with 101 runs. Snowboarders should visit Park City Mountain, the country’s largest ski and snowboarding area, which caters to all skill levels.
Summer weather brings the opportunity to explore Park City in a different way, as scenic hikes and pleasant drives feature stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
You don’t want to miss exploring Park City’s Historic District, as this area captures the spirit of the Wild West and adds 21st-century luxury you’d expect from a resort town. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Chimayo Restaurant to find a combination of flavours from Southern Mexico with French American gastronomy.
Getting around Park City
Park City is about a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City and Salt Lake City International Airport and about one hour from Provo. It’s possible to get from Salt Lake City to Park City by bus, and the local public transit system is extensive enough that you won’t need a car.