Park City, UT

Travel Guide
Park City

In the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, this historic mining town has excellent skiing, an international film festival and over 100 restaurants.

Park City, a former silver-mining boomtown, is now one of Utah’s premier ski destinations. Enjoy its dramatic mountain backdrop and year-round opportunities for outdoor adventures, open-air festivals and exciting nightlife. Established by prospectors in the 1860s, Park City gained global recognition as a major venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Today, adventure sports enthusiasts flock to the town’s superb mountain destinations. After a major investment in 2015, Park City is now the largest resort in the U.S. It has two amenity-filled base villages, Canyons Village and Park City Village.

In winter, ski and snowboard on a combined area terrain of 9,326 acres (3,774 hectares) and 426 runs. Try dog-sledding, Nordic skiing, skating, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer presents the chance to bike, hike and ride on horseback across wildflower meadows. Play golf, go standup paddle-boarding, fish for trout and ride thrilling zip-line courses.

Come to the Utah Olympic Park to ride an Olympic-standard bobsled track and watch professional athletes train. Learn about Park City’s skiing and Olympic history at the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.

The town itself centers on lively Main Street, which has direct lift access to the Park City ski slopes. Retrace the town’s mining heritage at the Park City Museum. Admire art exhibitions at the Meyer Gallery, Mountain Trails Gallery and Silver Queen Fine Art. Shop at well-known retail outlets and browse antique and craft stalls at the Park Silly Sunday Market.

Choose from more than 100 bars and restaurants, including bakeries, brewpubs, lounge bars and steakhouses. Attend ballet, comedy and drama performances at the Egyptian Theater. Canyons Village and Deer Valley amphitheaters host live concerts.

Reach Park City by flying to Salt Lake City and then renting a car or catching a bus. Time your visit to coincide with the town’s cultural festivals, including January’s Sundance Film Festival and the free summer Beethoven Festival Park City.

Where to stay in Park City

Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
2.5 out of 5
6560 N. Landmark Drive, Park City, UT, 84098
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Park City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (972 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay!"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
Park City Peaks Hotel
Park City Peaks Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2346 Park Avenue, Park City, UT, 84060
The price is $104 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star ski hotel in Park City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (882 reviews)
"Absolutely love staying here!"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Park City Peaks Hotel
Newpark Resort
Newpark Resort
3.5 out of 5
1456 Newpark Blvd, Park City, UT, 84098
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Park City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Nice and cozy feel. People in the room next door were parting from 1 am to 7 am and made it impossible to get a good nights rest."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Newpark Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sweetwater Lift Lodge
Sweetwater Lift Lodge
3 out of 5
1255 Empire Ave, Park City, UT, 84060
The price is $76 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3-star condo in Park City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (696 reviews)
"It was nice on the outside but inside isn't as nice as we were expecting. We also weren't informed about the pool closure. The tv in our room had many issues connecting to the internet and when it did it stopped loading after 15 minutes into the movie and the tv wouldn't turn off the entire night. ..."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Sweetwater Lift Lodge
Marriott's Summit Watch
Marriott's Summit Watch
3 out of 5
780 Main St, Park City, UT, 84060
The price is $119 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Park City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (627 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Marriott's Summit Watch
Treasure Mountain Inn
Treasure Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
255 Main St, Park City, UT, 84060
The price is $149 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Park City. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (624 reviews)
"Quiet place to stay with nice amenities"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Treasure Mountain Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Park City

If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll be pleased to learn that Park City has a free bus system which covers not only downtown but also the main ski resorts. A fun way to get across downtown is on the Main Street Trolley, which takes the form of a vintage streetcar. If you’re staying away from downtown, though, in areas like Kimball Junction or Canyons Village, it’s easiest to rent a car to get around. Visit the Park City Transit website.Browse Park City rental cars.

Best time to visit

Many visitors are drawn to Park City by the ski slopes of Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort, and if this sounds like you, visit from December to March for the best snow. January is the month for the Sundance Film Festival; if you’re not a fan of crowds, though, it’s best to stay away at this time. Summer is beautiful in Park City. Come in this season to try mountain biking, zip-lining and hiking.

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