Adjacent to Salt Lake City, Utah, the resort town known as Park City is home to the Sundance Film Festival, the U.S. ski team’s practice compound at Utah Olympic Park and a collection of ski lodges like Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, which bring in hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Though many come here to ski in the winter, Park City’s summer weather attracts visitors for its breezy mountain climate and premier biking trails. This destination makes a great getaway for active individuals and sightseers alike, and brings out the best of beautiful Utah’s urban-rural crossroads.
For high-end skiing and snowboarding, pick between Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort: both are not far from the center of town and feature well-groomed runs, though more experienced athletes might prefer Deer Valley to PCMR, as the latter suits families and beginners better than Deer Valley. Looking for other outdoor activities? Consider doing a unique hike tour with a gourmet lunch, or walking around downtown with culinary experts under the direction of Park City Food Tours, a company that offers all-inclusive half-day packages less $100 a person. Red Pine Adventures leads groups on snowmobile and snowshoe outings during snowy months and picturesque horseback rides in the summer. Those open to spooky tales should take a spin with Park City Ghost Tours, an outfit that shares “compiled research” about Wild West tale tales and unsettling historical anecdotes.
Don’t pass up a view of the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere while you’re in the area: Antelope Island State Park is a trek from Park City at two hours on the highway, but once there, bison can be seen roaming across the grassland, along with other large mammals (if you’re lucky!). The on-site Fielding Garr Ranch, erected by Mormon settlers, gives context for how the state of Utah became a destination for migrating Latter-day Saints. See another natural wonder, only an hour’s drive southwest, in the form of natural caverns at Timpanogos Cave National Monument; with a ranger, visitors can traverse the vast cave system if they’re ready for a strenuous few hours of physical activity. This exciting adventure only costs $16 per person, but is only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Given the ski-lodge vibe of Park City, its buildings have rustic character and feature plenty of wood accents, central heating and views of the surrounding landscape. Rentals within the small, walkable city grid (especially along Park Avenue) are conveniently close to the fruitful shopping and dining downtown area. Apartments, townhouses, cottages, cabin-like houses and condominiums are full of amenities in case guests get snowed in—hot tubs are incredibly common at these properties at no great extra price increase.
Domestic and international flights land at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), which sits about 50 minutes away from Park City by car on Interstate 80. There are also airport shuttles based in Park City that take arrivals to and from SLC. Amtrak service to the Salt Lake City station is limited to the California Zephyr, connecting San Francisco to Chicago with service to Denver. Public transit from SLC to Park City can be done by taking the 704 TRAX Green Line followed by the 902 connecting bus to downtown Park City. Uber and Lyft are fully operational throughout the SLC metro area, including Park City.
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