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Just 36 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is a quaint mining town nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. Since the 2002 Olympics, the area has garnered national and international attention as one of North America's top winter destinations, however, Park City is also becoming known as a fantastic summer vacation destination as well.
Summer Mountain Fun
When the ski season is over the snow melts and leaves the mountains flourishing with vibrant green hillsides and mountain wildflowers, and the historic mining town becomes a summer destination overflowing with exhilarating outdoor activities, world-class cuisine, numerous special events and art of all mediums. A wide range of accommodations, restaurants, shops, and activities are available to enhance your vacation experience.
As for dining and nightlife, Park City has it all! Every cuisine from American to Japanese, French to Mid-Eastern is available. Quench your thirst at one of the local brew pubs or delight in a specialty coffee at the local coffee houses and bistros. Park City has pubs, saloons, bars and “private clubs” complete with alcohol. A "private club" simply means you must pay to get inside. Private clubs charge membership fees instead of a cover charge and the membership can last anywhere from a day to a year.
Things to Do
During the summer, The Canyons Ski Resort offers numerous activities including scenic gondola rides, guided horseback tours, hiking, dining, fly fishing, kayaking and mountain biking, just to name a few. Other area activities include hot air balloon rides, river rafting, and camping. Fish the Weber and Provo Rivers or kayak through the scenic coves of Rock Cliff State Park. Vast meadows, alpine lakes, towering peaks, and wildlife sightings provide numerous photography opportunities. The Park City - Heber City area has five golf courses to choose from; one of which is an Arnold Palmer designed course with a natural creek running through it. There is also a Jack Nicklaus course designed in the Scottish links tradition. Further, the Park City area offers more than 150 miles of public trails for hiking and biking purposes.
Less than 30 minutes away is the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. The cave system consists of three caverns spectacularly decorated with unique colors and formations. Helictites and Anthodites are just a few of the many dazzling formations to be found in the cave’s many chambers. As a bonus the climb to the cave entrance affords visitors incredible views of the American Fork Canyon.
We highly recommend taking the free public transportation to Park City. It's a bio-diesel, bike-friendly public transportation system that gets you where you need to go. Otherwise, the town is super close to Salt Lake City, just 40 minutes on Highway 80.
Summer Vacation Deals
Regardless of what summer outdoor enthusiasts are looking for in a destination, the Park City area can fulfill your vacation dream year-round. So come and visit this land of excitement and adventure and be sure to take advantage of the great free coupons, deals and discounts offered on this site.Photo Courtesy of Deer Valley Resort
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