Park City is best known for its excellent skiing facilities in the winter months. However, there is far more to Park City than skiing, and you will also find it to be a fantastic summer destination for the whole family. If you want to book a break here in the summer, here are five fantastic activities that you can enjoy in and around Park City.
2002 Olympic Winter Games hosted 14 events during the Olympics, including the bobsled, Nordic jumping, and the skeleton. The Utah Olympic Park now provides 400 acres of sports facilities all year round, and entry is free.
Go along to take a guided tour, see the athletes who use it for training and competition throughout the year, look around the Alf Engen Ski History Museum and the 2002 Winter Games Museum, have a go on the bobsled, take a ride on the Xtreme ZipRider, and look down from the top of the ski jump – there’s all this and more to keep you busy for hours.
The Alpine Slide, which is located at Park City Mountain Resort, stretches for over 3,000 feet. It is a big attraction at Park City and you will not tire of rushing down the track and feeling like a professional bobsled athlete. There are four tracks to try out, so go down them all and discover a new thrill each time. There’s no experience necessary, just sit on and go.
Once you are booked into your Park City lodging facilities, you may want to get out and about and see some of the surrounding area. There are many hiking trails to explore throughout the summer months in the surrounding hills, with trails available for all skill levels. Many of them go through the resort, and you can find more info on trails at the Park City Mountain Resort website. Or pick up a trail map, which is provided by the Mountain Trails Foundation, and go exploring.
The Kimball Art Center has an excellent gallery and has exhibitions and events on throughout the year. It also provides adult art workshops as well as classes for kids throughout the summer months. It’s a great place for them to get creative and use their imagination while discovering more about art, so check it out during your stay.
Jordanelle State Park is only a 15-minute journey from Park City, and it is a great place to spend a day out. It has a wide range of recreation activities, and you can go camping, swimming, hiking, fishing and more. Or just take a picnic and go exploring for the day.
Park City is a fantastic year-round destination. If you travel here as a family, there is lots to see and do in the summer months to keep everyone happy. In addition to the above, you can visit the Park Silly Sunday Market, which is a fun market and street festival, or you can discover more about the history of Park City by visiting the Park City Museum. With so much to see and do all through the year, start planning your trip to Park City and enjoy a fun-filled vacation this summer.
Tiffany Hanrahan loves being a busy mother of two boys and baby girl. When she’s not brushing hair or watching sports games, she loves blogging about her family ideas for a healthy, modern childhood.