Planning a fall trip to Park City? You can enjoy many of the most enjoyable Park City fall activities without breaking the bank! Read on to see how to enjoy a budget-friendly fall journey to Park City.
Head Out on the Trail
A free and fun thing to do all year round is to go hiking in Park City, Utah. Although you have to pay for ski passes, snowboard lessons, rentals, and lift passes in the winter months to access the mountains, the summer is the best time to soak in the views, get in a great workout, and push yourself by taking full advantage of the free trials, hiking paths, and lakes surrounding Park City.
If you are in the mood for a short and easy/medium trail to get started on your vacation, then we recommend going on the Bloods Lake Trail. This easy 2.7-mile trail takes approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on your speed and pacing. We love this trail since it is popular all year long due to the pristine weather in the springtime, bright sunny days in the summer, changing leaves in the fall, and crisp breeze in the later months. Bring your kids because they will love the rock scrambling at the end and the adventure of climbing over and under rocks to reach the final destination!
For those who are intense trail runners, or cyclists or enjoy all-day hiking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps, we recommend going on the Wasatch Crest Trail. This long and exciting trail provides expansive vows over nearby bright blue lakes, rolling hillsides, far-away peaks, and lush green pine forests. This hard trail takes around 8 hours and 30 minutes, so make sure you bring snacks, emergency gear, and layers during this trip. You can enjoy solitude and become one with nature as you travel on this long and picturesque trail during your stay in Park City.
Large groups, families, and solo travelers alike all love the Gambel Oak Loop if you are new to hiking or are traveling with kids. This 4-mile loop trail only takes around two hours to complete and offers a gentle incline and easy terrain for those who are interested in a fast and simple walk with their friends. You can even head here in the wintertime to bring your snowshoes and experience the winter wonderland! We love this trail for bringing kids and pups to check out the expensive views and the changing leaves on the trees.
Lastly, we love going on Jenny’s Trail if you only have time for one last hike before going back home. This iconic trail offers far-reaching views of the red rocks and provides a little bit of shade during the hot summer months. We love the changing terrain, ample parking, and mountain biking opportunities.
Head to the Montage
If you are out and about on a cold and brisk night, you might need some warming up. Grab your blanket and head to the Montage to make some smores! We love this family-friendly activity to warm up, tell stories, bond with one another, and meet other people in the area. You can bring your own drinks and snuggle under one of the blankets any time between 4-5 pm in the winter months or 8-9 during the warmer summer season.
Check out Canyons Village
Canyons Village is one of the most popular destinations in Park City, and you will soon see why! Head here to take a trip on the ‘Cab,’ as the locals call it, and enjoy your spin around the town.
Listen to Live Music
There is tons of live music happening all year round in Park City, and most of it is free! We love going to the park City Mountain to listen to musicians and bands sing their hearts out and hear the crowd sing along. You can also go to Canyons Village to listen to local musicians and sit outside while you have an al fresco dinner and watch the sunset. There is no better way to end the day!
Admire Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park is an incredible sight to see that is a must-visit for all newbies in the area. Even if you go here just once to take pictures, it really is a sight for sore eyes. The winding road brings you to the top of the park, where you can watch the zip lining, ski jumping, tubing, and extreme sports as you sit outside and soak in the far-reaching views.
If you want, you can spend a rainy afternoon inside the Alf Engen Ski Museum to see the history of skiing in the area or learn more about the Olympic Games. Admission to this museum, and the Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, are free, so you never have to worry about spending a penny.
Add These Park City Fall Activities to Your Itinerary
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Are you looking to head somewhere for a little fun in the sun this summer? Well, look no further! Park City, Utah, is home to so much to do all year round. If you head here in the winter, you can hit the top of the ski and snowboard slopes and challenge yourself to a Black Diamond Run. If you come here in the summer, you will be blown away by the bright colors, watersports, restaurants, cafes, and endless activities that are great for people of all ages and interests. Let’s check out some of the top summer events in Park City for a solo traveler, couple’s getaway, friend get-together, or family reunion.
Fourth of July Celebration
There is no better reason to go away for the weekend than to celebrate the Fourth of July! We love this holiday for patriotism, bright colors, good vibes, and a family-friendly atmosphere.
The Fourth of July celebrations here in Park City are second to none, featuring a large pancake and coffee breakfast that is sure to give you enough fuel for the entire day, 5k to help burn off some of those breakfast calories, and parade so I can see the people who make the community what it really is, sports tournaments to bring out your inner athlete, live music to dance along all day long, and an afternoon barbecue with some of the tastiest sandwiches you will ever have!
Whether you are staying in one of our cabins right in the heart of the town or up in the mountains, we recommend coming to the city for activities and the parade on Main Street. Afterward, you can continue your day of nature exploring, such as horseback riding, hiking, biking, and much more.
Friday Gallery Strolls
The last Friday of every month is the Gallery Stroll from 6 PM – 9 PM. This takes place along the historic main street of Park City and participating galleries will roll out the “red carpet” for you to come check out their work. It will be an evening of art, food, drinks, and music with beautiful views of this beautiful town. So if you’re here at the end of the month during the summer (or actually any month of the year) you’re sure to enjoy a Gallery Stroll.
Summer Concert Series
Nothing quite says ‘summer’ like live music, family-friendly activities, and good vibes. We love going to the Summer Concert Series at Deer Valley to listen to the Utah Symphony Orchestra and marvel at the beauty of the Snow Park outdoor Amphitheater. This outdoor amphitheater is built right into the mountain, so you will be able to marvel at this unique architecture and open-air space that is one of the most unique concert venues you will ever attend.
Park Silly Sunday Market
Are you interested in purchasing some fresh produce, checking out local vendors, and spending time with your families? If so, head to the Park Silly Sunday Market! We love this farmer’s market that has nearly 200k visitors every single year; this event features dozens of vendors, bright sunshine, good vibes, and fresh produce that we like for making dinner in your modern kitchen. This event runs every Sunday during the summer months from 10 am to 5 pm.
The Kimball Arts Festival
If you come to Park City during the later summer months, you will be able to attend the Kimball Arts Festival in early August. This is one of the events in Park City that has been going on for over 50 years, featuring local artwork, artists, and unique sculptures that will make you feel like a real-life art critic. We love how the festival features access to numerous events, such as the kid’s art and play area, live music venues, The Art Starts Here Gala, The Studio on Main, and The Festival After Dark.
Last but not least, savor the last minutes of summer with a Labor Day celebration! We love coming to Park City for this famous holiday with the numerous activities, fun outdoor things to do, community events, and much more. Attend the early morning pancake breakfast, costume 5k fun run, and view the adrenaline-pounding Running of the Balls. Yes, you heard that right! This fun take on words features thousands of gold balls that roll down the hill of Park City.
If your golf ball gets first, you win! You can then attend the outdoor parade, check out the family-friendly games, watch the skating competition, and ogle at the mucking and drilling competition — after all, it IS called Miner’s Day here in Park City!
There are so many things to do during the 4th of July in Park City, UT! Not only can you do the typical activities that make this mountainous area so famous, like hiking, biking, and whitewater rafting, but there are annual events you can only attend once per year to make the most out of your fun-filled vacation.
Parade for the 4th of July in Park City
The parade that lines the streets of Park City brings out tourists and locals alike to celebrate and enjoy spending a few hours in the sun, waving at firefighters, ogling at cool costumes, and making use of the beautiful weather. This famous parade is on the 4th of July near Historic Main Street and City Park. Make sure you get here early so you can get a good seat for the parade!
The parade runs from 11 am to 5 pm, so we recommend claiming your spot around 10:30 am to obtain a great vantage point and set up a few chairs.
This fun parade and barbecue not only let locals clap for the people who make the city what it is, but it offers a 5K run, volleyball game, rugby games, kid-friendly things to do, live music from local musicians, and refreshments. Once the parade moves to Park City Mountain, you can head here to enjoy family activities, live music from hopping bands, and a yummy barbecue.
5K Fun Run
The 5K fun run is a huge hit during the 4th of July celebrations every year in Park City, UT! This Park City 4th of July 5K offers a fast and flat race that usually brings out upwards of 5,000 people for this exciting and fast run that offers beautiful surroundings. This 5K has proceeds that go to the Park City Ski and Snowboard athletes, so you can feel good about helping the local community.
You can go hiking all year round, but heading out for an early morning hike in the middle of July is the best way to see the sunrise, take advantage of the warm weather before it gets too hot, and beat the crowds. We love going on easy nature walks, waterfall excursions, and lung-busting peak hikes during our stay in Park City.
For beginners, we love the Gelnwild and Stealth Trail at Spring Creek Trailhead, which is located just a few minutes away from Kimball Junction in Park City. You can go for a walk or run on this well-marked trail and turn around whenever it suits your fancy. We love how this trail gets direct sun in the summer months, so you can get a tan and get in your 10,000 steps in!
For those who are a little more comfortable on the trails and in the wilderness, we can’t get enough of The Fink Again Loop. This beautiful and majestic loop is well-known for its flora and fauna, featuring wildflowers, large trees, and expansive views. Although this is relatively easy, the elevation gain of 133 meters is a good test for those who want to get a bit more of cardio exercise. If you want to step it up even more, we like the Solamere Loop high above the skyline.
If you are an expert hiker, there is so much for you to choose from here in Park City! Park City is home to breathtaking landscapes and dramatic landscapes that make you wonder why you have never been here before. We love the Armstrong trail for getting higher into the sky, as this trail offers over 750 feet of elevation gain and an amazing view of Park City down below.
We also love the Lofty Lakes Loop, a loop trail by the Pass Lake trailhead that is rocky and gradual in incline but well-marked, so you never feel like you are too far away from civilization.
Head to One of the Lakes
If you come to Park City during the hot summer months, we know that it is going to be extremely warm during the middle of the day! If you went for a hike this morning, you might feel like you need to cool off and relax. There is no better way to bring down your body temperature and ease your aching muscles than by hopping into an ice-cold lake in the middle of the day.
We love going to Jordanelle Reservoir, Deer Creek St. Park and Reservoir, Echo Reservoir, Rockport Reservoir, Bloods Lake, or Mirror Lake for swimming, playing in the water, kayaking, canoeing, or fishing.
As you can see, there are endless activities for you and your friends or family to do in Park City, UT, during the month of July. Not only can you take part in the parade and celebrations in the center of town, but you can make use of the beautiful weather, long days, and ample sunshine. Talk about the best vacation! Book one of our stunning vacation rentals in Park City for an incredible vacation!
Your mother has done so much for you over the years — now it is time for you to repay the favor! Instead of doing the same-old family get-together, brunch, or shopping trip with your mom, we have a better idea in mind. Why not go somewhere special where you can truly spend quality time with your loved ones, enjoy the great outdoors, and spend time in the bright and beautiful sunshine?
Sounds good, doesn’t it? We think so too! We are talking about Park City, Utah, an outdoors person’s paradise that features dozens of ski slopes, hiking trails, bike paths, mouthwatering restaurants, cool breweries, caffeine-laden cafes, and much more. We love coming here for special events, weekends away, and summers off of work to reconnect with nature and enjoy a healthy and exercise-filled time with our family or friends.
Let’s check out some of the top things to do for the bustling and exciting Mother’s Day weekend in Park City, and why we can guarantee you will have a relaxing and cozy time in one of the properties from Summit Luxury Vacations.
One of the most popular things to do during Mother’s Day weekend in Park City is to have a filling and hearty brunch. Luckily for you, there are a few options that are stand-outs from the rest when it comes to finding brunches and spreads that feature savory dishes, sweet treats, never-ending coffee, cocktails, and great ambiance for the entire family.
Firstly, we recommend checking out The Eating Establishment, a modern and upscale eatery that features extravagant dishes like Eggs Benedict with savory breakfast potatoes, French Toast for a sweet, nostalgia-inspired dish, and a pork hash skillet for those who want a meaty breakfast to keep them full all day long! Plus, with some avocado toast, you can really tick all of your boxes.
Secondly, another good option for a Mother’s Day treat is Hearth and Hill, featuring an exquisite and detailed menu that features vegetarian plates, complicated dishes, and vegan options for you and your family. We recommend getting one of the H and H Burgers or a smothered breakfast burrito.
Lastly, another great choice for those who want a brunch that your mother is going to talk about for weeks on end is Five 5eeds. This restaurant is famous all year round for tourists and locals alike — and you will soon find out why! We recommend ordering their specials – Çilbir – Turkish Eggs or the Fragrant Chicken Noodle Soup. You’re also sure to enjoy these foods from the breakfast menu – the pulled pork benedict or the Perc’s granola parfait. Lastly, if you’re looking for something more hearty try these from their lunch menu – the fried chicken sando or the pork belly bao buns. You can get a little bit of everything here!
Head Out for a Hike
Another cool thing to do during your Mother’s Day weekend with your family is to go for a hike! If the snow has finally melted and you want to get into the great outdoors to see the sights and sounds of nature, then we have a few suggestions for you. First, the Glenwild and Stealth Trail at Spring Creek Trailhead is the ideal option for beginners who have small kids with them. If you want another easy option for a post-brunch walk, then we recommend going to McLeod Creek Trail to soak in the sights of the incredible desert!
For a harder choice, you can’t go wrong with the Bloods Lake Trail or Armstrong Trail. Despite this trail not being very long or difficult, Bloods Lake is a fair hike that includes some scrambling up boulders, switchback girls to help elevate your heart rate, and the option of adding another spur trail to Lackawaxen Lake higher up for an amazing viewpoint. You can also head to Armstrong Trail for a famous and well-known option that is popular among tourists and locals alike. We recommend bringing a snack or some lunch and taking off on this nearly 4-mile trail that features bright flowers, aspen trees, and incredible views of the nearby Park City town.
Accommodation for a Weekend in Park City, Utah
Are you looking for a house for you and your friends for a fun-filled vacation in Park City Utah? If so, we have the perfect place for you. Summit Luxury Vacations offers a wide range of properties that can suit your unique needs, ranging from small condos to large mansions. It is no wonder that people come back and use our services year after year.
We have friendly and knowledgeable staff who can help you have the vacation of your dreams. Plus, all of our Mother’s Day rental properties are located just steps away from all that this mountain has to offer! If you are in the mood to hit the highest peaks and spend quality time with one another, we are here to help.
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!
Park City, Utah, is one of the best places to go if you love outdoor activities, fine dining, ethnic restaurants, cool cafes, boutique shopping, vintage stores, and much more. There really is no shortage of things to do when you are in this incredible Utah city, whether you are a fan of outdoor activities or you would rather spend a sunny afternoon inside at a library.
People of all ages and interests will find things to do in this beautiful location. But what if you hear her and you experience a stretch of bad weather? It is bound to happen. But no worries! There are still loads of fun indoor activities that you and your friends, family, or partner can do during a dreary and cloudy day.
One of the best things to do when you are stuck inside is to visit local movie theaters and cinemas to watch new releases, old films, and classics. But where should you go during your trip to Park City? Let’s check out the top places to watch a movie during your stay here! Grab a big bucket of popcorn, and a glass of wine, and enjoy relaxing in an air-conditioned movie theater during the hot summer months.
Redstone 8 Cinemas Park City
Redstone 8 Cinemas is a staple in Park City. Located right on North market street, this cinema plays the latest and greatest that have just come out and been released to the general public. Currently, you can go watch the following at Redstone 8 Cinemas: Nope, DC League of Super-Pets (great for children’s vacations!), Thor: Love and Thunder, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Top Gun: Maverick. No matter what type of genre you like, you can find it here in Redstone 8 Cinemas!
Cinemark @ Holiday Village
Holiday Village is a central hub for shopping and dining. You can also go watch your favorite flicks and new releases here at the Cinemark Theaters! Currently, you can watch Nope, Thor, Minions, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Paws of Fury, The Black Phone, Elvis, Fire of Love, Marcel the Shell, Jurassic World, Thank You, Lightyear, Everything Everywhere All at Once, or The Private Watch Party.
With tons of new movies and flicks that are of all different genres, we think this is a great place to head to on a rainy day when you are near Holiday Village. This shopping and dining area is close to Five5eeds restaurant, United States Postal Office for running errands during vacation, Fresh Market for getting groceries, and the nearby golf course!
Egyptian Theater should be on your list of places to go just for the cool and uniqueness of the name itself! While it only shows films during the Sundance Film Festival it will host concerts, plays, and other performances. Egyptian Theater is currently hosting The Zombies on tour and features monthly events. During August, you can see stand-up comedy events, Evita the Musical, and other performances you won’t want to miss.
Where to Stay During Your Trip to Park City, Utah
Plus, you can rest assured that no matter where you stay in Park City, Utah, you will be close to the local movie theaters and cinemas! If you want to stay in the heart of the city or you would rather stay in the mountains, you can find a beautiful and luxurious property if you use Summit Luxury Vacations to book your accommodation.
All of our properties are located in Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Park City Mountain Resort, or Mayflower/Stillwater, all of which are perfect if you want to walk to the nearby singing trails, hiking peaks, or downtown area. It doesn’t matter if you want to come out of Park City simply to relax in your accommodation or if you are a dare-devil type of person, you can always find something to do here.
Browse between casual mountain rentals, ski in and ski out properties, pet-friendly rentals, and other luxurious accommodation options that are perfect for parties of all sizes. Do you want to come to Park City with your best friends and need a huge house? Or are you coming to Park City to have a romantic holiday with your partner? No matter the reason, we have accommodation options that can meet your needs.
Rest assured that our company is locally owned and operated, meaning we are always available for you when you need something. We provide 24/7 guest and owner services, so you can ask for something any time of the day or night. Our goal is to make sure you have the best holiday possible. That is why we are here to make all of your dreams come true!
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