With seemingly perfect weather, an abundance of activities to fill your days and nights, and unmatched scenery it’s no surprise that summer in Park City is officially on the map. As you prepare for summer in Park City, our summer guide highlights a few of our favorite ways to summer in Park City.
First things first – when is summer in Park City? Many locals consider the day after the lifts close as the first day of summer and the day before the lifts open for the winter as the last day of summer. Many years, this is fairly on point with Park City’s mild spring and fairly consistent Indian summer. If you do subscribe to this extended summer, don’t be surprised by a snowstorm here or there. Generally between June and August we are free of snow and sometimes experience a quick dusting in September and October. Alternatively, you may say summer begins Memorial Day Weekend, the first Park Silly Sunday market, or perhaps is more closely aligned with the traditional start of summer, which also happens to be close to Savor the Summit. The end of summer can be aligned with Miner’s Day celebrations (Labor Day), Autumn Aloft, or in good years Halloween. However you look at it, summer in Park City is nonstop fun.
If events are your thing, Park City has small ones, large ones, and quite a few free concerts to add to the mix. Historic Park City is home to many of Park City’s iconic events including Park City’s largest Outdoor Dinner Party, Savor the Summit, 4th of July parade and festivities, Kimball Arts Festival, Tour of Utah, and the Park Silly Sunday Market.
We recommend taking the a scenic chairlift ride on Park City Mountain’s Town Lift (opening June 15) from Historic Main Street to explore all Park City Mountain has to offer.
There are several trails accessible by your own power up Daly Canyon directly south of Historic Main Street or accessible via Sweeney’s Switchback under the Town Lift. Enjoy more than 400 miles of Park City trails courtesy of Mountain Trails Foundation accessible via the free Park City transit system.
Enjoy a dose of vitamin D and dine al fresco this summer. Many restaurants add outdoor dining to their operations during the summer months through street decks or patio dining. Reservations are often recommended, but if hunger strikes don’t be shy. Pop in and see if there are any open tables.
After hiking and biking miles and miles your tired muscles will need a little special treatment. Whether you’re looking for full body treatment or perhaps a luxury nail treatment, Historic Park City merchants can help.
Many of Historic Park City’s current merchants cater to outdoor activities. Explore Kuhl, North Face, Marmot, Helly Hansen, or Bahnhoff for the latest in outerwear and the technical apparel you may need for your adventures.
Experience Mountain Culture
Appreciate art in any number of art galleries along Main Street or take in performance art at the Egyptian Theatre. Create your own masterpiece at the Paint Mixer or work with your friends and family to escape at Park City’s very own Escape Room.
Take it All In
So often we’re guilty of the go, go, go mentality. Historic Park City provides many opportunities to connect with loved ones, connect with nature, or perhaps meet a new friend. Grab a seat and watch the day go by while enjoying all Park City has to offer.
What’s on your summer to-do list in Historic Park City?