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THINGS TO DO IN PARK CITY, UTAH (NOT WINTER)

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

We're Kristen and Sam! We are travel nurses and have taken a work assignment in Salt Lake City, Utah (only 30 minutes from Park City). We have visited Park City during our stay and we have come up with some things that we think that you should do in Park City, Utah!


MAIN STREET


Main street is of course the center of the city. This little cute mountain town has plenty of shops, restaurants, and things to do. There is even a ski lift right off of the street that goes up into the nearby mountain.


During our time here a lot of the shops were closed. We are unsure if it was due to the fact that it was a Sunday or the fact that it was off season, but we will definitely be back again once more things are open.


We visited Tekila's Mexican Grill for a quick drink and snack. We got chips and salsa as well as a margarita and a strawberry mojito. The items that we got were a bit mediocre to us, but keep in mind that this place does have a bunch of great reviews over their food! I think that it may be worth a try for you.


One of the things that we wish that we did here was visit the Park City museum. This small museum teaches and shows you the history of the city and how it grew as a mining town. Entrance fees are listed on the website. https://www.visitparkcity.com/



UTAH OLYMPIC PARK

3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098


In 2002, Utah hosted the Winter Olympics and Park City has some of the arenas that are still in use to this day!


We booked a tour that takes you up close to the arenas such as the bobsled arena and the nordic ski jump arena. This tour is basically the only way that you can see some of these spots, so we highly recommend! The tour is an hour long and costs $15 per person. It is always a good idea to verify prices as they can change. Below is the link to the website.

https://utaholympiclegacy.org/


If you are on a budget and still want to visit, you should take a look at the visitor's center. Here you will find two free museums that you can visit. One of them shows you the history of skiing and the other is an official olympic museum where you get to see some items from the 2002 winter olympics! What fun museums!


Overall, we loved this place and were so glad that we chose to visit!


HOMESTEAD CRATER

700 North Homestead Drive Midway, UT 84049


Homestead Crater is located in Midway Utah, but Park City tourism kind of claims it as it's own! This is a hot spring inside a crater that you can swim, snorkel or scuba dive in. They also have stand up paddle board yoga on select days.

With being big scuba divers, we opted to do that when visiting the crater. Reservations are required no matter what you choose to do there.


It was very dark when scuba diving in the crater which we knew of in advance but did not bring our dive light to Utah with us. They did not offer us a light when renting gear there. You can rent all scuba and snorkel gear on site. Keep in mind that the gear was pretty old school, haha!


Our limit was 35ft in order to keep from silting out the bottom of the crater and our dive was very short just due to the fact that there wasn't much to see. It was a cool experience nonetheless.


We both have never scuba dived at high elevation before, so I think it kind of affected us a bit. Sam got a bit loopy, and Kristen got a bit anxious. It was also a bit more difficult to breathe. We definitely recommend that if you are not used to elevation, then take a couple of days to acclimate to the altitude before attempting to scuba dive here. Please do your research over diving at elevation.


Overall, our time in Park City was super fun and we cannot wait to visit during the winter months! Below is our video over Park City if you would like a more visual representation.


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