For many, Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer season. The sun is out, the weather is warm, and it’s the perfect time to gather with friends and family. Although Park City, Utah is typically known as a top tier ski destination, there is plenty of fun to be had here year-round. Consider heading to Park City for you next Memorial Day weekend to take in the sun, sights, and outdoor adventures. Keep reading to find out why you should book one of our Memorial Day vacation rentals in Park City for your next trip!
Ski Resort Summer Fun
You may know Park City first and foremost as one of the premier skiing destinations in Utah. However, just because the snow has melted away doesn’t mean that the fun ends at the many ski resorts in the area. All of those slopes and mountains are still filled with fun, even without a layer of fresh powder. Instead of slopes made for skiing and snowboarding, these hills are transformed into all kinds of summer fun, such as alpine slides, zip lines, and alpine coasters. At the Park City Resort specifically, they feature one of the longest alpine slides in the world! Also, the lifts here aren’t powered down for the summer. They are actually still in operation and are the perfect opportunity to have a scenic ride over the beautiful mountains of Utah. Park City Resort also features Utah’s longest mountain coaster, which is over a mile of curves and swerves around the mountains that are sure to satisfy thrill seekers of all ages. Lastly, if you are looking for some time to relax and unwind, consider booking a service at the spas here. Pamper yourself no matter the time of year in Park City!
Endless Outdoor Adventure
After the snow melts in Park City, all of those gorgeous slopes and hills are perfect for enjoying fun summer activities. One of the popular activities here in the summertime is golf! Park City hosts 15 different golf courses, both public and private, so there are plenty of holes to enjoy here. Enjoy a round with a scenic backdrop of the gorgeous mountains, and the high elevation makes your ball soar! In addition to the plethora of golf courses here, Park City also boasts miles and miles of beautiful hiking trails. Whether you choose to hike in one of the ski resorts that are open for the summer, or you decide to find a trail in one of the many State Parks surrounding the city, you are sure to have stunning views. There are trails to suit every skills level, so whether you simply want to have a leisurely walk or you are looking for a challenging, long hike with big elevation changes, there is sure to be a trail that is perfect for you! Many trails are also mountain bike friendly, for those who want to take on nature with wheels. Lastly, there are many water activities to enjoy in Park City, from boating, kayaking, fishing, and more!
Explore Main Street
Although there is plenty of outdoor adventure to be had in and around the Park City area, don’t skip out on spending some time in the downtown area. The locals of Park City pride themselves on their Historic Main Street district, which is filled with local boutiques and restaurants that you won’t find anywhere else! For shopping, you’ll find plenty of shops that cater to the outdoor nature of Park City, from shops selling athletic wear to ski and snowboard rentals. You’ll also find places that pay homage to Park City’s history as a cowboy town with Burns Cowboy Shop. However, there’s also high-end boutiques and quaint art galleries that are a great place to pick up an elegant and unique gift or souvenir.
If you’re looking to dine, Main Street is the place to be! One of the favorite places here is the Atticus Coffee, Books, and Teahouse. Here you’ll find great used books alongside a fantastic selection of teas and coffees, and they even serve small bites and sandwiches for lunch! You’ll also find high end and even International cuisine here at restaurants like Bangkok Thai, Fletchers, and Buona Vita. Historic Main Street is the perfect place to wander through the shops to pick up a unique souvenir or dine in one of the many local restaurants for a one-of-a-kind meal.
Enjoy a great start to the summer season with a vacation in Park City, Utah! Enjoy all of the fun activities available at the many ski resorts, and even have seemingly endless outdoor adventures in one of the many State Parks in the area. Lastly, you can enjoy fantastic shopping in dining in the Historic Main Street. A great Memorial Day weekend awaits you in Park City! Book our fantastic Memorial Day vacation rentals in Park City today!