Park City is a historic silver mining town nestled in the valley between Park City and Deer Valley Resort, Utah. Ranked one of the “Top 10 Best Mountain Towns in America”, Park City is a four season mountain vacation destination with endless family fun, world-class resort attractions and unlimited outdoor adventures in the beautiful Wasatch mountains.
The scenic town of Park City is easily accessible and only a short drive from Alta Ski Area and your Alta rental, either on the 1-80 or on a scenic summer drive through the Big Cottonwood Canyon over Guardsman pass. Park City’s top attractions are fun, family friendly and four seasons and we’ve got the scoop on the top things to do on your trip to Park City.
Top Attractions in Park City
Historic Main Street & Old Town
Acquaint yourself with Park City’s authentic old wild-west ambiance exploring the historic Main Street and Old Town. This is the heart and soul of Park City with 64 historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one-of-a-kind stores, high-end boutiques, world-class restaurants, walking tours and a vibrant nightlife.
Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park is a 400-acre adventure center built for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and loaded with family-friendly activities and attractions.
Utah Olympic Park attractions include the Discovery Obstacle Course, the Canyons and Summit Rope Course, zipline tours above the canyons, extreme tubing on the Nordic ski jumps, the Alpine Slide, the signature Summer Bobsled Experience on the Comet Bobsled and freestyle shows throughout the summer.
The park is also home to the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Museum and the Alf Engen Ski Museum, a tribute to the Norwegeian ski legend who discovered Alta Ski Area and whose legend lives on today at the Alf Engen Ski School in Alta. The park has many hiking and biking trails to explore that connect to the extensive Park City trail system.
Pack your clubs and tee off on one of Park City’s seven public golf courses with scenic fairways, unbeatable views and crisp mountain air. Make your reservations in advance for an exceptional golfing experience at the Park City Golf Club or Canyons Golf Club in Park City or the Wasatch Mountain and Lake Courses, and Soldier Hollow Gold and Silver Courses in the nearby Heber Valley. Execute the perfect shot in the perfect location when you book a golf day in Park City.
Arts & Culture
Park City has a thriving arts and culture scene. Plans are in place to build the Park City Arts & Culture District, in addition you can enjoy Friday night gallery strolls, discover local and international artists at the Kimball Art Center, learn about Park City’s western mining heritage at the Park City Museum or take a walking tour of Park City’s historic buildings. For an evening of entertainment, book a show at the iconic Egyptian Theatre, a Park City landmark and home of the Sundance Film Festival.
Park City is home to the biggest ski resort in North America and comprises three world-class resorts, Park City Mountain, Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Village at Park City, offering a combined 13,300 acres of skiable terrain.
The diverse terrain across Park City’s ski resorts includes over 600 ski runs from beginner to double diamonds, terrain parks, natural half pipes and hours of on-slope activity for the whole family. If you’re traveling with kids, Gorgoza Park is the perfect playground with tubing lanes, mini snowmobiles and a playground for the little ones.
The winter fun doesn’t end there! Park City boasts excellent off slope activities including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and winter fly fishing.
Summer Outdoor Activities
If you’re visiting in the summer months, Park City has an abundance of summer outdoor activities to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Park City boasts over 400 miles of mountain trails for hiking and biking including the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail to Echo Reservoir and the Park City Trail system.
Enjoy water activities and the fun Aqua Zone at Jordanelle State Park, kayak, SUP or take a wild water rafting adventure on the Weber River, fish the crystal clear rivers and streams, horse ride through the wilderness, zipline through the canyons and visit Park City Resort for family-friendly resort activities including the Alpine Coaster and Slide.
Park City has a diverse restaurant scene with over 100 restaurants catering to every craving! Whether you’re in search of quick and convenient meals with the kids, patio dining at a brew pub, whiskey sampling at a saloon or an intimate evening of fine dining with mountain views, Park City does not disappoint. From cozy cafes and comfort food to wine pairing and fine dining at a Park City resort restaurant, you’ll find a plate for every palate in Park City.
Park City offers unique events and experiences throughout the year. The live music scene is back with summer concert series and live music throughout the summer, the Kimball Arts Festival in August features over 200 artists, live music and food trucks and the famous Sundance Film Festival draws visitors from around the world every year in January. The open-air Park Silly Sunday Market on Historic Main Street runs throughout the summer months with unique vendors, live music and a beer garden.