Escape to Park City: A Family Weekend Getaway Full of Surprises

Park City is a vacation destination for families looking for unforgettable excursions and quality bonding time. Year-round excitement awaits in our charming town! Whether it's snowy adventures, summer thrills, spooky expeditions, or creative art classes, spontaneity and lasting memories are always on the agenda.

Cultivate a perfect family getaway with these activities and adventures designed to surprise and delight kids and adults alike. 

Creating Memories Together: Explore Unique Family Activities in Park City

Park City offers an exceptional range of unexpected activities that cater to everyone's interests.

4 Exciting Outdoor Adventures 

Get out and enjoy breathtaking landscapes and fun activities with these four must-do excursions!

Hot air balloon in the sky and mother and son taking a ride on the alpine slide in Park City.

1) Bigfoot Hot Air Balloons 

View Park City sights from a birds-eye view with a sunrise hot air balloon tour. You’ll soar through the sky on an unforgettable one-hour flight over the Uinta Mountain range and experience one-of-a-kind aerial glances.

Shared flights or private baskets are available. Reservations are required in advance, or let our complimentary concierge take care of all the details.

2) Utah Olympic Park

No matter the time of year, Utah Olympic Park has year-round fun for the whole family. The original site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, this historic park offers bobsledding adventures,  ski history museums and guided tours in the winter. During the summer, enjoy the Olympic freestyle pool and Flying Ace All Stars Freestyle shows, extreme tubing, and adventure courses!

Pick your favorite activities and secure tickets before your visit. 

3) Alpine Slide

Speaking of summer amusements, how about whizzing through the trees on an epic 3,000-foot alpine slide? One of the longest slides in the world, Park City’s alpine track offers plenty of thrilling turns and steep slopes.

Operating hours are Monday–Sunday,  June to September, and Thursday–Sunday, September to October. 

4)  Park Silly Sunday Market

Get silly and enjoy the crisp mountain air at our downtown outdoor market. Every Sunday, starting in June, vendors open up their carts for a fun-filled Sunday bursting with street festival vibes, local eats, and artisan wares.

Entrance is always free, and the market runs from June through September.

5 Ways to Explore Art & History in Park City 

In addition to a lively outdoor playground, Park City has vibrant art and historical scenes. These five art and entertainment-focused recreations will surely be a big hit with your family.

A father and daughter visit Red Flower Studios in Park City to try their hand at glass-blowing and a photo of the Egyptian Theatre.

1) Park City Museum

Discover history in a captivating way at Park City Museum on Main Street. Enjoy a Walking Tour of Historic Main Street, exploring its unique architecture and stories, from a mining town to a ski haven. Families can dive into our fun scavenger hunt, uncovering Park City's secrets. Guided exhibit tours are available by appointment. Park City Museum brings history to life for an unforgettable adventure!

2) Red Flower Studios

Try your hand at glass-blowing with classes from incredible artists at Red Flower Studios. The whole family can learn the technique of this unique form and take home an irreplaceable vacation memento.

Sign up for group classes or book the studio for a large family gathering. 

3) Kimball Art Center

Looking for more art classes and memorable exhibits? Kimball Art Center offers drop-in classes and workshops that the whole family will enjoy. Guests to Park City are always enamored by the rotating exhibits showcasing exciting new artwork. 

4) Egyptian Theatre

This historic institution brings musical and theatrical arts from all over to Park City. You’ll find wholesome family sing-alongs during the holidays, top bands year-round, and plenty of surprising acts.

Check out their list of events for shows and tickets. 

5) Park City Film Series

Who doesn’t love a movie night out with the family? Park City Film Series not only hosts some of the best in current independent cinema, but it’s also a non-profit that seeks to create community through film. Bring your own popcorn bowl for a discount on your concessions.

Curious about more entertaining family fun? Our Concierge Team is available to help you plan and coordinate any number of activities! 

Make it a Night In with the Family, Park City Style 

A family vacation doesn’t always have to take place outside your luxury rental. Spending quality time at your home away from home can be a great way to relax and bond. Here are a few ideas to make your weekend getaway memorable.

Bring the Theater Indoors

Kick back and relax in your luxe vacation rental and just enjoy a fun movie night and a scrumptious dinner. If you want to make a homemade meal in your rental, get organic and local groceries from All Seasons Grocery. For takeaway options, stock up on family meals from Hill’s Kitchen or Saltbox and skip turning on the oven! 

For movie-centric properties, consider Sun Ridge Retreat, which boasts an impressive entertainment system and multiple TVs, or Snowtop Manor, which features a private in-home theater. 

Park City rental properties perfect for families include a large open living area with a gas fireplace, large screen TV, and game room.

Create Family Party Magic in Your Rental Property

Who says you have to leave your rental to have some fun? Plan an epic game night by busting out your favorite board game in front of the fire or on your private deck. Host a family party poolside with snacks.  

If you want to maximize family time with a dedicated space, condo complexes like The Lift have outdoor living rooms, year-round pools and hot tubs, and dedicated club lounges to spend time together. 

Book a Family Weekend Getaway at Park City Lodging

No matter what activities you choose to do in Park City, book a family-friendly rental that can serve as your home base. At Park City Lodging, we offer secluded mountain homes, cozy downtown condos, and everything in between.Contact us today to secure your family getaway property. 

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Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2024