7 Reasons to Take a Park City Vacation
With three world-class resorts, awe-inspiring landscape and a bustling town center, Park City has all of the elements of a perfect getaway spot. Every year millions of visitors come to Utah to enjoy our mountain utopia; why not join them? Here are seven reasons why you should take a Park City vacation this year.
1. Ski and Ride The Greatest Snow on Earth
It’s no mistake that Utah’s license plates proudly proclaim the state as home to the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. Park City receives an average of more than 350 inches of the heavenly powder every year at its three award-winning resorts Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and Canyons. With almost 10,000 skiable acres between the three of them, you will always be able to find some great snow during your Park City vacation.
2. Get There Easily
Wake up in your own bed, hop on a plane and be on the slopes by noon! Park City is located only 30 miles of interstate highway away from the Salt Lake City airport, making it one of the most accessible winter resort towns in the world. With more than 600 flights per day to 80 non-stop destinations, it’s never been easier to take a Park City vacation!
3. Stroll Charming Downtown Main Street
Once the center of a 19th-century mining town, Park City’s historic Main Street has become a tourist destination with shops, galleries, restaurants and more occupying the restored buildings. The perfect spot for some window shopping or a romantic stroll, Main Street is a must-see during your Park City vacation.
4. Relive the 2002 Winter Olympics
In 2002, the world descended on Utah for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, with Park City hosting medal events in alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, bobsled, luge, skeleton and ski jumping. Today you can ski and snowboard on the same runs that the Olympians did at Deer Valley and PCMR or visit nearby Utah Olympic Park to explore the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum or take a ride down the bobsled track. In addition, you can often see current or up-and-coming Olympians training year-round in Park City.
5. Delight Your Taste Buds
With more than 100 restaurants, Park City offers something to fit every taste. From a wide variety of fine dining spots to local microbreweries and even a distillery, you’ll always be able to find a good meal. Check out our restaurant picks and make plans to let your taste buds run wild during your Park City vacation.
6. Enjoy World Class Hiking and Biking
There is still plenty to do in Park City when the snow melts, led by the more than 400 miles of trails and 8,000 acres of preserved open space. Mountain bikers and hikers flock to Park City every summer to enjoy the same mountains occupied by skiers and snowboarders in the winter. You don’t need to be a world class athlete to explore the mountains – all three resorts run chair lifts in the summer that offer easy access to the top of the peaks.
7. Soak Up the History
Built in the mid-19th-century, the discovery of silver and gold in the mountains surrounding Park City sparked a mining boom that turned the town into a destination for those hoping to strike it rich. While the ore has dried up, its legacy lives on with a number of remnants from the mining era still remaining in Park City. While skiing or snowboarding at Park City Mountain Resort, you’ll be able to explore old mining structures and equipment that still dot the landscape. Away from the slopes, the Park City Museum on Main Street has exhibits that will take you through the mining times to the formation of Park City’s famous ski slopes. Mix some culture into you Park City vacation by exploring its history.
As you plan your Park City vacation, use Park City Lodging to find a place to stay that fits your needs. We have properties at all three resorts as well as on Main Street. Let us help you put together a perfect trip!
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Published on Tuesday, February 10, 2015