A Summer Day in Park City with Friends
— Posted by Taylor on May 1, 2018
With so much to do in Park City, it's hard to know where you and your friends should start first. So, here's an itinerary we've put together in order to help you plan your summer adventure—
Start your day at Canyons Village
Breakfast: Start off with the most important meal of the day at Red Tail Grill, which sits right across from the Orange Bubble Express inside the Grand Summit, a RockResort. Not only will fill your stomach with an hearty breakfast made for adventure-seekers, but you'll also feast on the gorgeous mountain views that stand right outside the large outdoor deck.
Morning: There are so many things to do in Canyons Village that we've given you three options to pick and choose from. Or better yet, try all three!
Option #1 - For anyone looking for the best views in all of Park City, you'll want to head to the top of the mountain for a zip-line tour. First, stop at the Activities Center in Canyons Village to grab all of your tickets for the day and then make your way to the Red Pine Gondola. While you ride to the top, you'll enjoy a bird's eye view of the expansive Wasatch and Uinta Mountain Ranges and even the town of Park City. When you've reached the top, you will venture out onto an 800 or 2,111-foot long zip-line tour (depending on the ticket you bought) to see the mountain from all new heights.
Option #2 – Make a reservation to play a round of golf at Canyons Golf, which offers games characterized by memorable shots and dramatic views. This newly renovated course enhances the player’s experience by providing new challenging and enjoyable teeing grounds, fairways, and greens.
Option #3 – If you're itching hit the trail, either by foot or wheels, stop by Canyon Mountain Sports first! You can rent a mountain bike and set out on any of the 400+ miles of trails across the mountain. Or, if you're hiking, you can stock up on reusable water bottles, energy bars, and hats before heading out to the great outdoors.
Lunch: After any of these three adventures, you'll probably be ready for lunch! Walk right over to Umbrella Bar in the heart of Canyons Village and grab their signature burger, any of the locally brewed beers on tap, and find a spot on their sunny open deck. They even have foosball tables, cornhole boards, and miniature pool tables to keep you entertained while you let your food settle before your next adventure.
Then Head to Park City Mountain Adventure Park
Afternoon: When you've made your way over to Park City Mountain Adventure Park, you once again have options!
Option #1 - If you're seeking a real thrill, start with the Alpine Coaster. The elevated track winds you through more than a mile of loops, curves, and hair-pin turns at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. It's just like a roller coaster, but with the refreshing mountain scenery of Park City. But don't stop there! Walk straight across the trail to PayDay Express to have a go on the Alpine Slide. Four luge-like tracks offer 3,000 feet of gliding, sliding, and racing side-by-side with your friends.
Once you've made it to the bottom, you're just steps away from a summery beer or cocktail from Legends Bar & Grill. The outdoor deck or air-conditioned interior provide the perfect spot to relax after a long day on the mountain. And if you're hungry, you can either stay put for pub-style food with a gourmet twist at Legends or hop on the free bus right out front of the resort to head to Main Street's variety of restaurants and bars.
Option #2 - To cap off your day with beautiful mountain views, take a ride up Crescent Express and finish with a cool-down hike from the top of Crescent to the top of Town Lift. Once you've made it, let Town Lift take you all the way to Main Street, where you'll have endless options for summer cocktails, local brews, and delicious meals. One of our favorite restaurants is just steps away from the base of Town Lift, called High West Distillery. This local whiskey distillery offers whiskey flights and cowboy-style meals in a historic building. It's one of the best ways to finish your day of mountain adventures!