Things to do in Park City

Planning a quick day trip to Park City, Utah with your visiting family? Look no further! We curated a plan that will make your trip truly memorable. An hour away from Salt Lake City, Park City offe...

Things to do in Park City

Planning a quick day trip to Park City, Utah with your visiting family? Look no further! We curated a plan that will make your trip truly memorable.

An hour away from Salt Lake City, Park City offers a unique mountain escape that will leave your family in awe. Let’s dive into the best things to do in Park City for a day of adventure and family fun!

In the Morning:


Grab a bite at our most recommended breakfast locations!

Best Brunch in Park City

Mountain Biking

Mountain Bickers in Park City Deer Valley Trail

Start your day with a mountain biking adventure on the scenic trails of Park City. Mountain biking is a must do park city activity! Explore the world-class mountain biking terrain suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, there’s a trail for you.

Hop on your bike and enjoy the stunning views as you pedal through the beautiful mountain landscape. It’s the perfect way to kick-start your day of exploration in Park City Mountain Bike Trip adventure.

Try the more difficult, alternative trail at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) or Deer Valley Resort. With these options you can avoid fatigue complaints by riding the ski lift up and enjoying a solely downhill ride starting at $49 per person.

Rental gear is available in Park City for ease or snag a discount from the Utah of University Recreation Center. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. You’ll want to bring or rent a helmet. The higher elevation in Park City means you should wear sun safe layers and apply sunscreen readily.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in Deer Valley, Park City

Lacking the mountain biker gene in the family?

If horseback riding is more your style, catch the stunning mountain views on a horse. A guided tour on horseback is the perfect way to explore the area without breaking a sweat. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner, Deer Valley offers a variety of horseback riding options to suit your needs.

Book in advance for the best experience possible. This ensures that you secure your spot and can choose the best time for your ride. We know that each family has different needs, booking ahead will account for any specific preferences or requirements you may have.

When preparing for your horseback adventure, be sure to wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. You’ll want to be able to move freely and comfortably while riding. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to wear a helmet for added safety.

As you’ll be at a higher elevation in Park City, it’s important to protect yourself from the sun. Wearing sun-safe layers, such as lightweight long-sleeved shirts and pants, can help shield your skin from harmful UV rays. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen generously to any exposed areas, including your face, neck, and hands.

For Lunch:

Park Silly

From June to September Sunday visitors can enjoy Park City’s Park Silly Sunday Market. The market features local food, artists, and live music. The market runs from 10am to 5 pm. Grab a treat from a food truck, or local produce as you explore Main Street.

Your family will love picking up souvenirs and gifts to remember their trip.

Historic Main Street

Park City Museum, Main street, Park City, Utah

While you’re on Main Street,  your family can enjoy the Best shopping in Park city.

Don’t miss the Kimball Art Center on Kerns Ave to enjoy some local art or even take an art class!

History buffs will enjoy a quick trip into Park City Museum open from 10 to 5 pm with a $15 admission fee.

In the Evening:

Utah Olympic Park

Feel like a member of the 2002 winter olympics and check out the Utah Olympic Park in summit park! The park is fun for all ages. Explore a thrilling 35 mph tubbing on the former ski jumps creating an alpine slide in the summer. The more adventurous can try summer skiing into the olympic pool. Single activity tickets are only available in person or pick a ticket pack ranging from $75 to $85 to enjoy ziplining to bobsledding.

Woodward Park City

Woodward Park half ramp in Park City, Utah


If you haven’t had enough activity, experience some BMX style training at Woodward Park City. Woodward enables year round training and classes with an indoor bike park, skiing, and games. Read more about Woodward from our blog on the newest Utah ski resort! Tickets range from $20 to $160 per person.

Paddle Boarding Park City

From Spring to Summer, cool off from the day with a paddle boarding adventure. Deer Valley offers on-site gear rental at their Pebble Beach location.

For a larger lake experience check out the Jordanelle State Park Reservoir. The state park offers stand up paddle board or kayak rentals on-site. You can even use one of the pavilions to enjoy the spoils of your Park Silly purchases.

Dinner and A Drink:

High West Saloon:
High West Distilling Saloon in Park City, UT

Don’t miss out on High West Saloon. A local favorite with a great cocktail list featuring their very own brews from High West Distillery. With a menu that will fit any family member,  this establishment is both a great restaurant and park city attraction. Your family will love this gift shop and on site liquor store for souvenirs.

Extra Day?

Hot Air ballooning in Park City Utah

Looking for an over-the-top (literally) adventure for your family? Check out Park City’s hot air ballooning. This, rather expensive, option will be a highlight in visiting park city. Offering a birds-eye view of the iconic Park City sunrise, your family will boast about their Utah trip.


Park City, Utah, provides the perfect backdrop for an exciting day trip with your visiting family. There are plenty of PC activities outside of skiing and snowboarding. We love to bring our traveling family members for a quick trip to this former mining town! Mountain biking park city before enjoying downtown park city will leave your family itching for their next trip with you.

With a variety of options your sure to peak any family member’s interest. This one to two day plan will ensure a well-rounded and long lasting experience.

Enjoy an easy ride down parley’s canyons or check out our recommendations for the Best Places to Stay in Park City.

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