Park City, Utah is known for its ample outdoor activities, like hiking, skiing, biking, walking, and water sports that people take part in all year long. But what happens if you visit Park City during a rare rainy spell — what now? The good thing about this incredibly beautiful and serene natural area is that there are so many things to do in Park City, both indoor and outdoor, that tourists can always find something to do no matter the weather.
Watch a Movie
One of the best things to do on a rainy or cold day is to stay in and watch a movie, right? Well, we think that one of the top things to do when it is rainy or blustery in park city is to head to the Park City Film Series to watch a feature length film that is going to brighten your spirits and get rid of those rain clouds. Cozy up with a big bowl of popcorn and a soda to split with your friend and check out one of Park City’s many movie theaters run by the Film Series. Whether you like a good comedy or you are in the mood for a rom com, there is always something for everyone!
Hit the Shops
Another fun thing to do during a rainy or cold day is to check out the numerous shops that frequent the downtown area of Park City. You can go shopping for niche items or see if you can find some souvenirs to bring home for your friends who are at home. We love going to the numerous boutiques for high-end items, going shopping for vintage clothing on Historic Main Street, or getting a great deal on some brand-name clothes at the Outlets at Park City
Get a Filling Brunch!
There is no shortage of breakfast and brunch spots in Park City that will make you full for the rest of the day and rave about savory eggs or sweet French Toast for your entire vacation! Some of our favorites are right in the downtown area, so you can easily walk here on foot from your handy accommodation.
One of our top choices is The Eating Establishment, a down-home diner that has been a Park City staple for 50 years! We love the breakfast sandwich on a brioche bun with garlic aioli, corned beef hash and eggs skillet with fried onions, or the biscuits and gravy to fill you up before you go shopping in the rainy weather. If you are in the mood for something sweet, the wide choice of pancakes and French toast is perfect for those who want something a little dessert-like to start the day!
At The Bridge Cafe and Grill, you can get no-fuss plates for a low price that is perfect for a quick breakfast or a filling brunch with the family. We love breakfast staples like the Brazuca omelet with your choice for five fillings, pancakes with powdered sugar and whipped butter, Cristo Redentor with ham and cheese, or the Brioche Breakfast with scrambled eggs, strong Havarti cheese, and fresh avocado.
We also love going to Five5eeds during our vacations in Park City. If you are in the mood for something a bit more eclectic and modern, then head here on Snow Creek Drive to try something a little different than the typical eggs and bread dish. We love getting one of the Specials that frequently rotate according to what is in season and available in the area — talk about farm-to-table! One of the most popular dishes right now in the cold weather is the local mushrooms, crispy polenta, and thyme pangrattato with shiitake mushrooms and polenta cake.
If you are in the mood for something light before you go for a hike, you can’t go wrong with ‘The Merperson’ Smoothie Bowl with spirulina, coconut milk, banana granola, coconut flakes, blueberry, and passion fruit. For an all-day breakfast dish that will surely fill you up until dinner, we love the pulled pork benedict with apple cider hollandaise sauce, Shakshuka with Moroccan eggs and feta, or PC Superfood bowl with rice, quinoa, broccolini, beets, and hummus.
Enjoy These Things to Do in Park City No Matter the Weather
A little rain never hurt anybody! At least that’s what we think. Going to Park City at any time of the year is a magical experience, so make sure the weather doesn’t deter your plans. And with ample indoor things to do in Park City, some sprinkles or a full-on storm shouldn’t derail your vacation. We love going shopping, checking out the indoor cultural attractions, learning about the local history at museums, and eating hearty brunches during our stay in Utah.
Park City offers something for everyone, all year round, no matter the weather! That is why we love coming here for springtime hiking, summertime watersports, wintertime skiing, and fall mountain biking. And during the rainy days, check out this guide to make the most out of your holiday!