Looking for a quick summer escape? Park City, Utah, is the ideal destination for a memorable 3-day vacation (definitely make sure to add in two travel days). With its stunning natural beauty, outdoor adventures, vibrant culture, and delectable dining scene, Park City has something for everyone. In this itinerary, we’ll guide you through an action-packed and rejuvenating weekend getaway in this mountain paradise.
Day 1: Outdoor Adventures and Scenic Beauty
Explore Park City’s breathtaking natural landscapes with a scenic hike. Head to the stunning Guardsman Pass and hike the Bloods Lake Trail, surrounded by wildflowers and awe-inspiring vistas. Alternatively, if you’re up for a challenge, tackle the challenging but rewarding hike to the summit of Mount Timpanogos, known for its panoramic views.
After an invigorating hike, cool off at the Jordanelle State Park. Rent a paddleboard, kayak, or jet ski and enjoy some water activities on the picturesque Jordanelle Reservoir (We have a rental right near the Jordanelle- Happy Place). Alternatively, relax on the sandy beach and soak up the sun’s rays.
Indulge in a delicious dinner at one of Park City’s renowned restaurants on Main Street. Try Grappa or Riverhorse on Main. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll through the historic Old Town, admiring the charming architecture and exploring unique boutiques.
Day 2: Cultural Immersion and Thrilling Adventures
Kick-start your day by visiting the Utah Olympic Park, a legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Take a guided tour to learn about the Olympic history and experience the adrenaline rush of the Park’s adventure activities, such as the exhilarating zip line or the extreme Alpine Slide.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the eateries in Kimball Junction, a vibrant area filled with shopping and dining options. Visit the Kimball Art Center and immerse yourself in the local art scene by exploring the contemporary exhibits and participating in interactive workshops.
Embark on a scenic chairlift ride at Park City Mountain Resort. Marvel at the breathtaking mountain vistas as you ascend to the top. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the thrilling Alpine Coaster, a gravity-driven ride that twists and turns through the mountain terrain.
Unwind with a relaxing spa treatment at one of Park City’s luxurious spas. Pamper yourself with a soothing massage or indulge in a rejuvenating facial. Afterward, savor a gourmet dinner at one of the upscale restaurants in the Canyons Village- we love KITA for amazing sushi and food!
Day 3: Mountain Biking and Local Delights
Rent a mountain bike and embark on a thrilling mountain biking adventure. Park City offers an extensive network of trails for all skill levels. Check out our top 5 favorite places to ride here. Ride the Mid-Mountain Trail for a scenic journey through the alpine forests or challenge yourself on the renowned Wasatch Crest Trail.
Head to Park City’s Farmer’s Market, held at Canyons Village. Also be sure to hit Park Silly Farmer’s market if you are here on a Sunday. Stroll through the vibrant stalls filled with locally sourced produce, artisanal crafts, and tasty treats. Enjoy a leisurely picnic in the nearby park, soaking in the lively atmosphere.
Visit the Park City Museum and delve into the town’s fascinating history. Learn about its mining heritage, Olympic legacy, and the transformation into a world-renowned destination. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Main Street’s boutiques and galleries for unique souvenirs.
End your weekend getaway with a memorable dinner at a restaurant offering farm-to-table cuisine. Pair your meal with locally crafted beer or wine. After dinner, catch a live performance at the Egyptian Theatre, known for its exceptional theatrical productions and live music events.
A 3-day trip to Park City, Utah, offers a perfect blend of adventure, culture, relaxation, and culinary delights. With its stunning natural surroundings, exciting outdoor activities, and vibrant arts scene, Park City is sure to leave you with cherished memories and a longing to return. Embrace the spirit of this mountain town and savor every moment of your summer getaway!