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As far as views go, it’s hard to top the nearly 12,000-foot summit of Bald Mountain. Jeff Weissman

Park City is nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, and is a short drive away from the Uinta mountains. With two major ski resorts close by and great nightlife, it’s a solid spot for a winter vacation, but there is also world class hiking nearby. Whether you’re looking to hike right from downtown Park City or take the scenic drive to the Uinta mountains, there are great options for any skill level.

One of the easiest ways to explore Park City with kids is taking a hike. Dan Campbell Photography/Park City Chamber/ Bureau

For many visitors, the cool mountain temperatures and lack of crowds make summer in Park City, Utah, the best season to visit. If your family loves the outdoors, head to Park City for its welcoming small-town vibe and these nine family-friendly activities that you and your kids will love.

Park City’s Historic Main Street is filled with great shops, restaurants, and bars to explore. Jeff Williams

Though Park City, Utah, is known for its luxurious accommodations and world-class skiing, deals abound here in the quieter summer season. And for many who’ve relocated to this mountain town, Park City summers are the area’s best-kept secret. Cooler mountain temperatures make it a wonderful place to explore when the Salt Lake Valley temperatures soar, and there are plenty of free and inexpensive activities throughout town for visitors on a budget. Add these nine adventures to your Park City bucket list, and don’t worry about price, most won’t cost you a dime.

The silver-mining settlement of Park City, Utah, almost became a ghost town when the mines closed, but its reinvention as a ski mecca has made it a gold mine for winter visitors. Located just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City makes flying in for a long weekend easy. You can hit the highlights in three days without a rental car thanks to a free in-town transportation system. Sound overwhelming? Follow this guide to maximize your time and fun in this booming mountain town.

Tucked between two world-class ski resorts, the mountain town of Park City is best known for its winter recreation and as the home of the Sundance Film Festival. But over time the community has transformed into a year-round recreation destination with an outstanding dining scene to match. The fun, foodie revolution spreads from Historic Main Street all the way to Kimball Junction (Nuevo Park City), and whether you’re craving a gourmet breakfast, a quick lunch, or a five-course feast, this foodie guide covers all your Park City dining needs.

The mining boomtown of Park City, Utah, nearly went bust when the mines closed, but it rose again, rebranding itself as an outdoor adventure town. Tucked high in the Wasatch Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Park City’s just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport—making it ideal for a winter vacation—even if you don’t ski. From tubing to cross-country skiing to fat biking, the abundant winter adventures keep you entertained whether you visit for a week or a weekend.

You came for Utah’s world-class powder skiing, but that’s not all there is to do in this silver-mining settlement turned ski town. Just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, Park City feels a world apart from the state’s metropolitan capital city. From its charming, historic Main Street and friendly, welcoming residents to its incredible cuisine and award-winning distillery, there are plenty of ways to fill your days—and nights. Whether you visit for a week or a weekend, here are the musts for your Park City bucket list.

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