Anyone who has had the opportunity to visit Utah knows just how beautiful the state really is. Among its world-renowned ski options, nature lovers can explore the incredibly diverse natural beauty of Utah’s mountain ranges, sand dunes and incredible rock formations, perfect for boomers looking for active travel . Today, in a sponsored article from Jessica Stack, a Park City native who knows the town and surrounding Wasatch Mountains inside and out, we learn how to make the most out of a trip to her home town.
Summer is a great time to visit Park City because the city comes alive with a number of local culinary and cultural celebrations. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains, locals and tourist alike can enjoy a variety of summer activities including our beloved Kimball Arts Festival, Park City Food & Wine Classic, the Silly Big Star Bright Nights summer concert series, and, of course, our famous 4th of July celebration.
Additionally, anyone looking for a bit of downtime from the local festivities, Old Town (where Historic Main Street is located) is lined with many fine dining restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, bookshops, coffee shops, pubs, and even the newly famous whiskey distillery. Outside of town there is the famous Utah Olympic Park, Redstone, Tanger Factory Outlet shopping center and twelve top-ranked golf courses.
With over 100 popular bars and restaurants, more than a thousand hotel rooms and very user-friendly public transportation, you’ll discover a vibrant outdoor playground for people of all ages with all kind of interests. Filled with a large number of distinct and unique boutiques on Main Street, shopping never gets dull or seems to end here. Stroll the town at your leisure exploring these restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries, and museums learning the city’s history while discovering what is up and coming as well. Recently, Park City, Utah, was named Top Ten Finalists in Outside Magazine’s “Best Towns” competition. This competition was based on nine categories including food and nightlife, access to green space, skiing, biking, surfing, paddling, running, great gyms, sports shops, and low commute time. Okay, so maybe we can’t quite offer the best surfing experience, but Park City offers everything else, in spades.
Getting outside of the main city center, active boomers looking to enjoy a bit of fresh mountain air should explore the nearby Rocky Mountains, which offer many hiking trails that lead through breathtaking landscape and incredible views. Another amazing way to explore this beautiful terrain of aspen trees and lush underbrush is on horseback. And of course, a trip to Park City isn’t complete without a Hot Air balloon trip. This is a pricier activity but it is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so take advantage while you’re here.
For help planning the perfect getaway to this great Utah town, Park City Rental Properties can find you ideal lodging, arrange transportation, stock your home away from home with groceries, and much more. We hope to see you this summer enjoying all that Park City has to offer.
Have you ever visited Park City, Utah? Do you have any advice for a first-time visitor?