Utah is a land of stunning geography and natural wonders. But it’s known for its manmade beauty as well. Chances are you’ve heard of Park City, and you can enjoy everything it has to offer even if you’re never invited to walk the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival.
Summer is off-season, but that doesn’t mean the area shuts down in the warmer months. Plus, prices are a little lower, so you can enjoy the Park City luxury without spending a fortune. The Goldener Hirsch Inn has discount packages all summer that make it easier to experience this five-star resort. The summer Great Escape package offers rooms for just $89 per night, including breakfast.
The Heber Valley Railroad winds its way down the Provo River and terminates at Vivian Park in the heart of Provo Canyon. A three-hour journey through this amazing wilderness starts at only $30, and lunch is available on the train.
The Canyons has a decadent summer-only brunch menu, and you can enjoy your Kobe beef burger while drinking in the view from the top of the mountain.
If you’re really craving winter sports, the Utah Olympic Park (home of the 2002 Winter Olympics), can satisfy the urge. The tracks and courses used during the Olympics have been turned into public rides. Ever dreamed of riding a bobsled down a 40-story hill? Well, you can do it here for just $60. Gold medal not included.
For more planning tips, go to the Park City Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau website.
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