Park City is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world, but did you know that there are countless fun activities happening during the summer? In this blog post we give our list of the top 10 things to do this summer in Park City, Utah.
Java Cow or “Cows” as we call it in the store is our favorite daily breakfast and coffee spot. All of their food is handmade and delicious including their all-natural ice cream, crepes, salads, soups, sandwiches, and more. Many of their customers say that their ice cream is the best they’ve ever had!
Established in 2003 Java Cow is coming up on 20 years of business and has become a landmark on historic Park City Main Street. Java Cow is the perfect spot to grab a treat after a day of hiking or mountain biking or to just beat the heat.
Don’t forget to visit their acclaimed Banksy street art on the south side of the building. It’s one of the most photographed attractions in Park City!
Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery
Manglesen art gallery has been located on Park City’s Historic Main Street for almost 30 years and is one of the oldest art galleries in town.
Thomas D. Manglesen is one of the most influential nature photographers in the world and is known for his awe-inspiring portrayals of wildlife and natural landscapes. Mangelsen has been honored to receive Conversation Photographer of the Year and has also appeared on Jane Goodall’s “Heroes of the Animal Planet.”
Mangelsen is legendary in his advocacy of rare and imperiled species. “People sometimes don’t understand what the big deal is if we lose one species of salamander or the California gnatcatcher. What’s one bird, or one insect? These animals, even the most seemingly insignificant ones, are a barometer of the planet’s health and a product of eons of evolution, just as we are. If one disappears, a food source for an entire species may vanish. We are on that chain, we are all linked in nature, interdependent on one another in ways we may not yet be able to imagine.”
If you’re on main street in Park City make sure to stop by the Mangelsen art gallery.
Park City Mountain Resort’s Alpine Slide
At over 3,000 feet in length, Park City Mountain Resort’s Alpine Slide is one of the longest slides in the world! The ride is smooth and comfortable and designed to complement the stunning scenic views of the surrounding Snyderville basin. Each of the four tracks features a different set of twists, turns, drops, and hills so be sure to give them all a try!
The speed of the sled is easily controllable making it comfortable for riders of all ages. If you’re visiting Park City in the summer Park City Mountain Resort’s Alpine Slide is a fun and adventurous family activity everyone is sure to love.
Guardsman’s Pass Scenic Backway
If you’re interested in beautiful mountain views this backcountry drive is for you! Guardsman’s Pass connects Park City to Brighton and is only open during the summer and fall months. On the drive you’ll see stunning fields of wildflowers, evergreens, aspen trees, and iconic Rocky Mountain landscapes. The drive is particularly stunning in the fall when the aspen leaves turn beautiful colors of red, yellow, and orange.
The road is paved most of the way with the middle section being maintained gravel. The route can be driven with a family vehicle, but be aware that it is steep and will have washboards in some areas.
Total drive time is approximately one hour each way. There are facilities and services in Park City, Brighton, and Midway, but none along the route. The road is traveled frequently and is patrolled by local law enforcement.
Outlets at Park City
If shopping is your game the Outlets at Park City is going to be your new happy place with over 70 popular brand name and designer stores including Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Adidas, Gap, Under Armour, Columbia, Volcom, Brooks Brothers, Oakley, Mammut Sports, and more!
Shop the Outlets at Park City and you’ll be buying directly from the manufacturer to give you the best value. If you love finding great deals, you’ll love shopping at the Outlets at Park City.
Park City Museum
Located on Main Street the Park City Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting Park City’s rich history. Over its 40 year history, the museum has become one of Utah’s most popular cultural destinations. It has received numerous awards and accolades, has become one of the most popular attractions in Park City, and is often included in national and international travel guides as a top ten Park City attraction.
The Park City museum strives to create first-class exhibitions, provide professional research tools, deliver engaging educational programs for both adults and children, and advocate for professional preservation of artifacts, historic buildings, and sites for today’s and future generations to enjoy.
We highly recommend stopping by the museum for a informational and entertaining time.
Flanagan's is a true locals’ pub where friends and family gather for great food and drink in a comfortable environment. The interior has been handcrafted to recreate the look and feel of a small cottage pub with dark wooden floors and authentic Iris furnishings.
Upstairs their family-friendly restaurant offers the incredible flavors of authentic Irish fayre. Menu selections include everything from shepherd's pie, corned beef & cabbage, and bangers ‘n’ mash to fresh salads and delicious sandwiches.
Flanagan's also features premium beers and spirits, and no visit is complete without a cup of their famous Irish coffee made with homemade whipped cream.
With prime rib on Thursday nights and karaoke on Saturday night, Flanagan's is must stop when you visit Park City.
The Cabin serves world-class beer and the finest selection of spirits in a space that’s cozy and casual. The vintage décor is reminiscent of a hunting cabin with a local mining historical influence.
Cocktails are made using simple and high-quality ingredients and there's a select range of signature craft beers that are brewed locally for The Cabin. You’ll also find the shelves stocked with single barrel whiskies and small-batch spirits.
The Cabin is known for having some of the best live music in town featuring talented local musicians. The Cabin’s mascot, Al the Elkupine, is also there for your viewing pleasure perfects a photo as well!
Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Located at the Deer Valley Mountain Resort, the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater is home to three unique concert series. Two nonprofit series include the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival and the Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series along with the Deer Valley Concert series.
The venue accommodates up to 3,500 guests and offers hillside viewing from reserved seats as well as a large general admissions section. Shows are performed rain or shine and guests are welcome to bring picnics, blankets, and chairs less than 9 inches high.
Performances are happening on most weekends and sometimes during the week as well. If you love concerts an evening spent at The Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater is sure to be a memory that lasts a lifetime.
Utah Olympic Park
Built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Utah Olympic Park is a 400 acre venue that features 1 of only 4 sliding tracks in North America, six Nordic ski jumps, a 2002 Winter Games museum, and a multitude of adventure activities.
Summer activities include summer bobsledding, zip line tours, extreme tubing, ropes courses, high diving, airbag jumps, and more! If you're looking for family fun and loads of adventure the Utah Olympic Park is the place to be!
That wraps up our top ten summer activities for 2021. There are so many great summer activities in Park City that our list could have easily been 20 instead of 10!
So come out and enjoy Park City in the summer, and while you're here stop into Park City Jewelers. We pride ourselves on having something for everyone to love in all price ranges.
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