Park City – What to do in the summer!

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Having just moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, everyone always talks about how awesome Park City is. It is approximately 30 miles east of Downtown Salt Lake City and is the mecca of skiing and snowboarding. As the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, there is arguably the best snow in the world right in my backyard! However, during the summer months, there is still plenty to explore in Park City, so I reached out the visitor’s bureau for some suggestions and they were kind enough to sponsor a delicious meal for me and my travel buddy.


Main Street in Park City

Walking around Main Street there is a ton of shopping, great food, and great music. Most famously, Park Silly is the farmers market hosted throughout the summer that includes great weather and great people.

Along Main Street is an incredible contemporary American restaurant, tupelo. (click here for the latest reviews)

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Such a beautiful setting! Photo courtesy of tupelo.


This restaurant was so incredibly welcoming to my travel buddy and I this past Friday night. We had two savory Prime Cut steaks along with a split Baked Alaska dessert. This is a great restaurant for you and your special someone to wind down the day. Of all the restaurants in Park City that I have tried, this one tops my list!

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Some of their famous Deviled Eggs! Photo courtesy of tupelo.


We also recommend checking out Riverhorse on Main, Vessel Kitchen, or Handle.  And if you still have room for dessert, I hear the gelato at Cortona is out of this world.


Utah Olympic Park in Park City

As for the history of Park City, Utah, the Olympic Park is a must see attraction! Located at the top of Park City, is the Olympic Park, which was the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics. With a full museum detailing the entire Winter Olympics, it is a sight to see!

On the more adventurous side, attractions such as extreme tubing, extreme zip lining, various courses to explore, and most famously – the famous Slip n’ Soar water slide!

There are activities for every age group and budget at the Olympic Park, be sure to check it out at any time throughout the year!

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This place is so cool, be sure to check it out!


Where to stay in Park City

As I do live in Salt Lake City, I didn’t need a place to stay. However, I would love to use some hotel points to stay at one of the aspirational hotels in Park City. Some of the best are:

While hotels in Park City do tend to be a bit expensive, if you are planning on coming for nonskiing/snowboarding purposes, be sure to check out Salt Lake City and then commuting up to Park City.

In Salt Lake City, consider staying at the Kimpton Monaco Salt Lake City or Salt Lake Marriot Downtown at City Creek for nice hotels that a little more budget friendly.


The Bald Thoughts

While we all love to travel outside the country to see awesome landmarks, Utah has plenty to see! Utah has tremendous skiing and snowboarding opportunities in the winter. During the summer, hiking, biking, and so much more gets you out into the sunshine and clean air of Utah. I can honestly say that Utah is one of the most beautiful states to visit any time of the year.

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Brett Holzhauer

Brett is an avid travel for both work and pleasure. He loves seeking out credit card offers and taking advantage of the offers given. A lover of Mexican food and college football, he is blogging to bring you information on great independent/boutique hotels to help those that aren’t in love with the major brands.


  1. dhammer53 August 12, 2017 at 9:37 am -  Reply

    If you’re driving in fom SLC on the interstate, there are chain hotels that offer cheap rates vs Park City, and where you can use your hotel points.

    • Lee Huffman August 12, 2017 at 9:41 am -  Reply

      Great suggestion. People often forget that you can find amazing deals if you’re willing to drive a little bit. Do you have a favorite hotel outside Park City?

  2. Adam @ Minafi August 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm -  Reply

    We recently did the ropes course at the Park City Olympic Park and it was a lot of fun! It’s a series of balance-based obstacles to make your way through, while tethered to a rope 25 or 50 ft up. Lot of fun if you like heights.

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