Park City With Kids and for Families

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Park City, Utah, USA is stuffed with family-friendly things to do, making it a great stop on your road trip or a family vacation destination or even a weekend break destination for you and the kids. This post covers kid friendly hotels in Park City, plus things to do for a great family experience.

After finding out about Park City, Utah, I can tell you that it will most certainly be on our next US road trip and probably be a multi-night stop, it truly is a world-class destination worthy of exploration.

If you want to find out more about this cool, beautiful and luxurious spot, read on.

Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Park City

Park City Family Activities

Park City, Utah, Where’s That?

Utah is a land locked state in the south west of the USA. It sits just behind ( to the east) of Nevada and California, Colorado is to its east.

Most people probably know that Utah is  home to the Mormon church, Temple Square in Salt Lake City (the state capitol) hosts the church’s global HQ.

Salt Lake City, unsurprisingly, has a salt lake, its buoyant waters attracting swimmers and beach lovers.

But lets talk about Park City, it’s around 32 miles southeast of central Salt Lake City and is a big tourist draw. The tourist population here exceeds the resident population, interesting, I wonder why?

What Brings Tourists to Park City?

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So why are the tourists flooding to Park City? There are two big reasons,  Park City is home to amazing skiing and other mountain facilities and also hosts the world famous Sundance Film Festival.

The town was also voted one of America’s prettiest, by influential Forbes Magazine.

Park City, Utah doesn’t just have any-old ski resort, it has the largest ski resort in the United States,Park City Mountain and Park City, Utah is ranked as North Americas most accessible mountain destination due to its proximity to the  International airport (Salt Lake City International Airport).

To the other side of the historic main street, you will find Deer Valley Resort, ranked by the readers of SKI Magazine as one of the top three ski destinations in North America.

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Park City hosted many events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games not so long ago and still boasts one of the world’s finest Olympic Parks. Here you will find public access to bobsledding, that’s something pretty hard to find. You can also take a guided tour of Utah Olympic Park, and find out what it’s like to stand at the top of a giant ski jump.

Park City also has some superb accommodation options, along with the most luxury ski-in/ski-out accommodations of any North American resort town and Utah’s only Forbes 5-star and AAA 5-diamond hotel, Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley.

Park City is also home to the world’s only ski-in whiskey gastro-distillery, High West Distillery

Activities for Children in and Around Park City.

Alongside the two ski resorts’ renowned ski schools and children’s programs, there are many off-piste activities for families to enjoy. Family fun isn’t restricted to winter either; you can visit at any time of year for fantastic outdoor adventures.

Thrill seeking youngsters will enjoy mountainside zip lines and the Alpine Coaster.

Families can enjoy quality time on forest camps and hikes.

Park Silly Sunday Market has family fun and entertainment every week throughout summer.

In summer take a hayride, in winter go dog sledding or take a sleigh ride.

Indoor facilities include museums, bowling, outlet shopping, excellent dining and sports halls.

Explore nature at the Swaner Preserve and Eco Centre.

Doesn’t it sound amazing?

Are you as keen to visit as we are?

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About the author
Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

2 thoughts on “Park City With Kids and for Families”

  1. Park City is my hometown. We moved away in 2013 to travel in a RV across the US. We sold the RV and we are currently traveling the world with our kids. Park City is a beautiful, family friendly place. If you don’t ski, not to worry. The summers in Park City are incredible! Free summer concerts are held almost nightly under the stars. If you go to the US, you must stop by Park City. Note: avoid spring and fall that is “mud season”.
    Best wishes


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