Top Ten Summertime Activities in Park City

Top Ten Summertime Activities in Park City

 

Many visitors come to Park City in the winter for skiing and other wintertime sports, but did you know Park City is also a popular destination for summertime activities? Here are the top 10 summertime activities to engage in during our warmer months. Locals, as well as visitors, enjoy getting out under our crisp blue sky to catch our mountain town fun - summer style. 

 

Mountain Biking

A local favorite for many years, the word has gotten out to visitors about our fantastic mountain biking trails! You can pick up a bike to rent at White Pine Touring and jump on the Pacific Rail Trail for easy biking or grab one of the more challenging mountain bike treks on Mountain Trail Foundation's website.

 

Hiking

As with mountain biking, our hiking trails are vast and varied. Visitors and locals alike can choose from a wide array of skills, time, and elevation gain when choosing their hiking trail. Find a trail to suit your needs on one of Basin Recreation's Trail Maps.

 

Park City Museum

You'll be surprised by looking at the modest facade of the building that our town's museum is three floors and contains many interactive exhibits. The docents are always eager to greet new visitors when you arrive and will be excited to tell you more about our history or answer questions you may have about our mountain town. Find hours, yearly membership pricing, and information on how you can find out more about Park City's history by visiting Park City Museum online. 

 

Utah Olympic Park Ski Show

The first time I visited Park City over a decade ago, my family and I went to see the Utah Olympic Park Ski Show in the summer. Intrigued how I was going to see a ski show without snow, I quickly understood the spectacle when I turned the corner and viewed their gigantic pool! 

You'll be cheering, oohing and ahhing watching young athletes launch themselves skyward, performing insane aerial tricks with grace and landing into an Olympic sized pool! While you're there, check out the Alpine Coaster and Zipline activities too! Find out more at Utah Olympic Park

 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

While you can visit the sky at any time of the year, I feel the only time to comfortably visit is during the summer. Definitely get this bucket list item in Park City as you float over the mountain tops, breeze by sheep, creeks, and geological formations and view our mountain town from above. Reserve your balloon today at PC Balloon Adventures.

 

Free Music Concerts

Yes, some activities are still free in Park City! Mountain Town Music Association plans free music concerts in Park City and the surrounding areas. Each venue is held at the same time and place every week from June until September. Find out where and when the next free concert is at Mountain Town Music. 

 

SUP

If you can't surf in the ocean, you can get your surfing on with a SUP. An acronym for Stand Up Paddleboard, this water fun activity became popular a decade ago and has grown to include SUP Yoga. Find out how you can get your hands on a SUP for the day, lessons, and paddleboard time at Park City SUP. 

 

Art Stroll

Fine art is at the heart of our downtown, with many fine art museums displaying a variety of artists and types of art mediums. To have a beautiful night of strolling from museum to museum, grab a few friends and head downtown on the last Friday of the night for our monthly summer Art Stroll. Find out more at Park City Gallery Association

Foodie Shopping

If you're a foodie, you've come to the right place. Park City has grown its culinary reputation in the past few years. Visit Fox School of Wine to get in a wine class, try a cooking class at Park City Culinary Institute, sample olive oil and vinegar from around the world at Oil and Vinegar Junction. Additionally, grab locally grown food at one of our popular farmers' markets, including Silly Sunday MarketPark City Farmer's Market, and Copper Moose Farm Stand

 

Eat Lunch with Your Dog

Anyone who knows Park City understands we are a dog-friendly town! Many downtown restaurants welcome dogs onto their patios. Stroll the shops and grab lunch with a friend and a fur baby at one of these locations: Luna's Kitchen, Twisted Fern, Fairweather Natural Foods, Bridge Cafe and Grill, 501 on Main, and Riverhorse Provisions.