Park City… Not Just A Ski Town
Park City, though most well-known for its white mountains in the winter, is an excellent spot for the perfect summer vacation. Only 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is a mountain paradise with a wealth of outdoor activities like hiking, boating and mountain biking. There are many lodging choices from full-service luxury resorts to vacation clubs. Nearly every resort hotel has a heated outdoor pool – perfect for lounging in the sun.
The three ski resorts in the Park City area boast a variety of summer activites for all ages. Park City Mountain Resort has the renowned Alpine Slide, a concrete coaster your family can slide down on wheeled sleds. PCMR also has a putting course, several interactive children’s rides and a zip line.
Canyons Resort has paddle boats, a mountain bike park, an on-mountain restaurant, and the longest zip line in Utah. Deer Valley hosts world-class concerts under the stars featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony and other world-renowned guest performers. All three resorts offer sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking. The surrounding area of Park City contains some of the best mountain biking and hiking trails in the Country, and is one of the only cities that still operates an Olympic Winter Sports Training Facility. Throughout the summer, athletes can be seen training as they flip into the pool below the café on the second story of the Olympic Ski Museum. (The summer bobsled run is not to be missed!)
Even if the outdoor adventures don’t appeal to you, the dining and galleries of Park City are sure to impress. Historic Main Street boasts over 30 award-winning unique eating establishments featuring everything from sushi and sake to tri-tip steak and house-made sour mash whiskey. Fine dining abounds at the ski resorts, as all three have casual dining options as well as formal dining experiences. I think the galleries and shops on Main Street are a must-see for any first time visit to Park City. The town was originally a silver mining town and is rich with history and heritage; even the old mining shacks have been preserved and converted into single-family homes. The unique style of Park City is something a visitor will not soon forget.
We hope you take some time to visit Park City…it’s not just a ski town anymore!
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