Park City is a very special place and somewhere I never thought I’d visit in the summer. Most people travel here in the winter so I didn’t know what to expect when I visited in June. After exploring a bit, I fell in love and decided to do a post on my 5 Reasons to Visit Park City, Utah in the Summer! Enjoy!
(1) the views.
I was blown away on the drive from the Salt Lake City airport to Park City. The greenery is breathtaking! The greenery reminded me of Ireland and the mountains reminded me of home in Idaho. I was in heaven. Why I haven’t been here before is beyond me!
(2) hiking and chair lift rides.
Hiking here is tough if you’re coming from sea level because of the altitude, but it’s so worth the views. Plus there are hikes for all levels! The cool part is that you can hike right on the ski mountains and see the views that skiers see when the mountains are covered with snow. I did the hike in Deer Valley (the resort next to Park City) close to the Stein Eriksen Lodge where I stayed. The hike was called The Silver Lake Trail and you could see the whole lake from the top.
(3) summer festivals and farmer’s markets.
I stumbled upon the Park Silly Sunday Market where they had a Farmer’s Market, live band, food trucks and a beer garden. There were tons of vendors selling their art, trinkets and food and it was fun to grab a beer, listen to the music and walk around. The weather was amazing while I was there so I thoroughly enjoyed being outside!
(4) bars, restaurants and outdoor decks on main street.
I love sitting outside, especially when it’s nice out. Park City has its fair share of outdoor patios and seating. My favorite spot was the No Name Bar patio and my other favorite restaurant and bar was the High West Distillery, which happens to be the oldest distillery in UT and serves great food and whiskey drinks.
(5) less people.
Park City in the summer has way less people than winter time and the town is pretty quiet. It’s got just enough people to have a good time and relax, but not feel crowded!
I hope this inspires you to visit Park City, Utah in the summer months! It really was something special.