While Park City is most famous for impeccable snow and the eponymous winter Sundance Film Festival, the historic mining town is basically paradise no matter the season. For those who want to enjoy mountain culture, unparalleled outdoor access, good food and great drinks, a trip to this storied wild west town is bound to be fulfilling in the summer and fall too!
We at Ski Utah have put together an ideal Park City itinerary for the summer months, though the food, drink, and lodging recs will serve enjoyment in every season.
Park City Mountain Resort
Spend a day (or a week) at Park City Mountain for a high-octane menu of adventure fun. Bring a bike or rent one to take advantage of over 150 miles of nearby trails, some of which are accessible by chairlift. The mountain also boasts a 3,000+ foot-long Alpine Slide, one of the longest in the world.
If you’re in town, you can catch a scenic chairlift right from Old Town on the Town Lift, we recently did this to peep the wildflowers and were *not* disappointed.
Park City Mountain also offers a rich array of activities for kids and kids at heart from minigolf to disc golf, the Flying Eagle Zip Line, gem panning, a ropes course, an 18-hole golf course, hiking trails, and more. Don’t miss the weekly farmers’ markets and the concert series at the Canyons Village.
Utah Olympic Park & Alf Engen Ski History Museum
Knock out two awesome diversions in one at the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Utah Olympic Park. First head to the museum where admission is FREE. Here you can learn all about the heritage of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games alongside the amazing stories of Utah skiing history. Admire vintage ski outfits, learn about snow safety and avalanche control, and see if you have Olympic potential on the ski jumping simulator.
Then head to the adjacent Utah Olympic Park where you can participate or spectate in awesome feats of athleticism. The Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Showcase highlights the mind-blowing skills of Olympians and National Team Skiers and Snowboarders hucking off jumps and launching as high as 60 feet in the air before landing in the Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. This half hour show is one of the most memorable things you can do in Park City. The Olympic Park also offers bobsled rides (you really feel the G-forces on this one), extreme ziplines, ropes courses and more.
Deer Valley Bike Park
There are over 60 miles of mountain biking trails at Deer Valley spread across six mountains with over 3,000 feet in vertical elevation change.
That’s in addition to awesome food and relaxing patio vibes. For lift-accessed biking, there are four flow trails designed by the prestigious Gravity Logic group who created the Whistler Bike Park. There are also two new trails under construction for summer 2023. Lifts spin late on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Twilight Ride Series. If needed, Deer Valley provides an excellent selection of rental bikes and private or group lessons. You’ll want to catch lunch at the Royal Street Cafe to round out your Deer Valley experience.
Don’t miss our Deer Valley Biking Guide, Click Here.
Summer Outdoor Concerts
Summer twilight offers the ideal ambiance for grooving in the summer. Park City is hopping with live music but two of the most dependable and offerings are as follows:
Canyons Village Summer Concert Series: Concerts run on select Thursday nights on the Canyons Village Stage, starting at 5:30 PM. Expect a wide variety of national acts. No outside alcohol is permitted. Visit the Park City Mountain website for dates, times, and more info.
Deer Valley Summer Concert Series: The Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater is an awesome venue with a comfy sloped lawn for patrons to enjoy the Deer Valley Concert Series and the DV Music Festival. Reserved hillside seating and a spacious general admissions area allows music fans to jam out rain or shine. Bring your picnic, blanket, and chairs (under nine inches high). Outside alcohol is prohibited but there are ample food and beverage options at the venue. For more info and a concert schedule, Click Here.
Woodward Park City
If you really want to wear out the kids (or adults who act like kids) take a trip to Woodward Park City, the home of adrenaline. This action-packed adventure park is a sprawling campus that includes a 66,000-square-foot indoor sports hub, an outdoor skate/scoot park and lift-served mountain biking trails built to promote progression. The options for lessons and camps are nearly boundless and include skateboarding, scootering, BMX biking, parkour, tumbling/trampoline, mountain biking and more.
Stein Eriksen Lodge
For a 5-star experience, you’ll want to check in to the iconic Stein Eriksen Lodge. Styled as a cozy European ski chalet, it’s hard to feel more at home while slopeside at Deer Valley. Just steps from fantastic dining, hiking and Deer Valley’s fabulous bike park, this lodge is for those who are ready to indulge. With mid-mountain access, spa treatments, award-winning dining, après, and activities, discover for yourself why Stein was chosen as United States' Best Ski Hotel 2022 by the World Ski Awards.
Park City Peaks Hotel
With a warm welcome and fun mid-century vibes, the Park City Peaks Hotel serves as an ideal adventure basecamp as it’s situated between the Canyons Village and the Park City Mountain main base area. It’s right on the free bus line and adjacent to hundreds of miles of singletrack.
If privacy is what you seek look no further than the handpicked vacation rentals by Natural Retreats. Luxe properties in premier locations with unparalleled comfort are what define the properties on offer. Natural Retreats provides access to private homes on the slopes of Deer Valley, luxury condos at Silver Star, Park City Mountain’s only mid-mountain townhomes, as well as ski-in/ski-out estates in Deer Valley and Park City Mountain’s gated communities.
Hyatt Centric Park City
This pet-friendly property provides comfortable rooms and luxury residences ranging from 680 to 2,700 square feet. It is just steps from the Sunrise Lift and the concerts, dining, and bustle of the Canyons Village at Park City Mountain. A heated pool beckons those who wish to splash or sun at the Hyatt Centric Park City.
Park City Lodging Inc.
For a huge selection of lodging options on any budget, look no further than Park City Lodging, Inc. Let these folks do the work for you to match you with stunning condos and private homes packed with amenities throughout the Park City Area. They will take the utmost care to find the perfect property and offer assistance upon arrival and during your stay. Take the work out of your vacation!
Hotel Park City
A proud member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, Hotel Park City in the heart of Old Town, is just steps from the slopes, restaurants, and activities. The cozy mountain lodge is tucked next to the Park City Golf Club and each suite features its own fireplace and balcony.
Pendry Park City
Nestled in the thriving heart of Canyons Village lies a slopeside retreat brimming with sleek modern design in the Pendry Park City. This soothing boutique hotel offers luxury rooms and suites just steps from all the amenities and activities of Park City Mountain.
Classic Breakfast - The Eating Establishment
Since 1972, the iconic Eating Establishment along Park City’s Main Street has been serving up hearty comfort food and breakfast all day! This Park City institution was revamped a bit in 2017 with the addition of a bar and craft cocktails from Bar X and the Beer Bar beer list. The Eating Establishment is equally satisfying for lunch and dinner, so don’t miss this one.
Coffee - Atticus Coffee & Teahouse
For a delightful cup of coffee, visit the Atticus Coffee & Teahouse at the bottom of Main Street just across the street from the Town Lift. Light breakfast options like bagels, smoothies, quiche, and breakfast burritos will fuel you up for the day.
Lunch or Treats - Royal Street Cafe
It’s hard to beat the atmosphere and location of the patio near the Royal Street Cafe at Deer Valley. Sumptuous food rejuvenates hikers, bikers, and anyone who wishes to enjoy the many summer activities at Deer Valley. Grab a big Adirondack chair, a yummy meal, and watch the lifts spin 'round under the sunshine. For those with a sweet tooth, try one of Deer Valley's famous chocolate chip cookies or sidle up to the Deer Valley Creamery Milkshake bar. All ice cream is made onsite with fresh ingredients to blow the mind.
Lunch - El Chubasco
For cheap, fast, and intensely satisfying it is hard to beat Park City’s El Chubasco. An impressive salsa bar awaits patrons who wish to decorate their homemade meals. You can’t go wrong here, everything on the menu is delicious!
Après - High West
No stay in Park City is complete without paying homage to the High West Distillery and Saloon on Lower Park Ave. Obviously, the cocktails are to die for but we also love the rosemary french fries and the beef/bison burger. This place can be jammed so we do recommend heading in before 5:00PM for a little early après sesh to avoid waiting in line.
Après - Park City Roadhouse Grill
Another great après option is the casual Park City Roadhouse Grill located between Canyons Village and Park City on Park Avenue. Owned by the Salt Lake Brewing Company, this restaurant prioritizes local ingredients, quality food, and good beer.
Romantic Dinner - Purple Sage
For a taste of the west, visit Purple Sage along the heart of Main Street. The cuisine focuses on bold and authentic flavors of the Rocky Mountains. Think sugar and chili-cured duck, local free-range beef, and fresh Utah Trout served in an intimate and charming atmosphere in the heart of Park City’s historic district.
Casual Dinner - Wasatch Brewery
At the top of Main lies the familiar brick edifice of the Wasatch Brew Pub. Their rooftop patio is the perfect spot for a bird’s eye view of Park City in the balmy evening air.
For more fun tips, ideas, and Park City goodness, check out our blog posts below:
Places to Ride & Dine: Wasatch Back - Click Here
Summit County's Hidden Gems - Click Here
Great Family Dining in Park City - Click Here
Best Cheap Eats in Park City - Click Here
Guide to Mountain Biking at Deer Valley - Click Here
Park City: America's Ski Town - Click Here
Living the High West Life - Click Here