Park City on a Budget: Free Things to Do in Park City

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Park City is well known for being a luxury destination with high-end accommodations, world-class skiing, and world-class restaurants. However, you can totally enjoy Park City even if you are on a budget. Let us introduce you to some awesome things you can do while saving a few dollars.


Stroll Main Street

Historic Main Street has the perfect ambiance for a leisurely stroll. It has maintained its historic mining heyday feel, with its preserved storefronts, cabins, and even schoolhouses. You can spend the day strolling by boutiques, galleries, and shops. And should you tire of walking, take a lovely ride on the free Main Street Trolley up and down this historic avenue. You can even take a walking tour with the Park City Museum (admission is just $5).


Attend a Festival

There are plenty of festivals during the summer months that you can take advantage of. Examples including the Kimball Arts Festival and even the Food and Wine Classic. Save money when you purchase tickets in advance for these festivals. Free Things to do in Park City including Autumn Aloft, where you can watch gorgeous colorful balloons take to the skies!


Free Things to Do in Park City: Catch a Free Concert

During the summer, you can catch plenty of free music in the mountains. There are live music shows in several venues, including City Park, Canyons Village, and Deer Valley. At the Newpark Town Center in Kimball Junction, you can enjoy family friendly shows every Thursday evening.



For more free activities in Park City Utah here are miles and miles of trails that can be explored either by bike or on foot. You can pick up a free trail map at our office or at any number of sporting outlets. You will be able to climb to the top of a mountain and enjoy the surrounding scenery!

Also, at the Swaner Preserve and Ecocenter, you can discover Park City’s preserved wetlands and visit a 1,200-acre nature preserve and the 10,000 square foot education center. You can climb the four-story tower to gaze out on the preserve. You can even go geocaching at the Preserve! Admission is free.


Cheap Eats

While Park City is known for its high-end fine dining options, there are tons of budget-friendly eateries that are simply delicious, such as:

  • El Chubasco
  • No Worries Café and Grill
  • No Name Saloon
  • Davanza’s
  • Full House Asian Bistro
  • Squatters Roadhouse Grill

If you need other ideas about budget-friendly activities and events, including free activities in Park City Utah, we can certainly help. We know the area and it is our pleasure to share our favorites! And what better a place to return to than an affordable, short-term rental with Park City Vacation Rentals? Book today!

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