Nestled in the eastern Wasatch Mountains, Park City is one of Utah’s prime tourism destinations. While it is primarily known as a winter recreation hotspot, Park City also attracts a healthy stream of visitors during the warm-weather months, when its natural attractions and resorts double as great places to hike and explore the outdoors. Park City is a relatively small town, with a permanent population of about 8,000 people. Yet, it is easily reachable from just about anywhere in the world, as Salt Lake City International Airport is located about 35 miles away.
The town offers visitors a plethora of fantastic activities, and here are 10 suggestions to help get your trip-planning started:
10. Mingle with the Stars at the Sundance Film Festival
Every year in January, the world-famous Sundance Film Festival takes over Park City for a couple of weeks. This festival launched the careers of many famous filmmakers, including Quentin Tarantino, whose 1992 hit Reservoir Dogs first began to make waves after a Sundance screening.
If you’re a movie buff, or if you want to spend some time celeb-watching, check out the schedule for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival and plan your visit accordingly. It usually starts in mid-January, and extends into the first days of February.