How to Plan an Affordable Park City Summer Vacation
While it’s a buzzing town in the ski season, if you want to get the best bang for your buck, the off-season (aka summertime) offers plenty of affordable fun for the whole family.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry. We’ve got the key to a budget-friendly summer vacay in Park City, all laid out for you — without compromising on any of the excitement!
1. Spend (free) time with Park City favorites.
Find out why people fall head over heels with this mountain town by exploring a few beloved local spots.
– Mountains: what better way to get up-close-and-personal than by hiking the gorgeous mountain range? Set your sight on jaw-dropping views as you climb 8,000 feet on a gondola ride at Canyons Village to the following family-friendly trails awaiting you:
Red Pine Trail: This short, easy loop is accessible from the top of the Red Pine Gondola and is a stress-free way to let your littles stretch their legs.
Nature Trail: For three-quarters of a mile, this trail is open to both hikers and mountain bikers in search of wildlife.
Alpine Lake Trail: Here, you’ll find 1.6 miles of spacious trail along Alpine Lake, creating a beautiful backdrop as you look for wildlife.
– Silly Sunday Market: on nearly every summer Sunday on Park City’s historic Main Street is where you’ll find this open-air, eco-friendly street festival, featuring local art, flavors, and music.
– Olympic Park Museums: the Alf Engen Ski Museum and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum are open daily and free to the public!
2. Sit back and enjoy a show.
In the summertime, you’ll have a hard time venturing to any of the top resorts and hotspots and not hear live music playing!
– At the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, you can enjoy the Deer Valley Concert Series in the summer. While you’ll pay for general admission seating, you can pack your own cooler to avoid forking over even more for food and beverages.
– Canyons Village also offers its spin on live outdoor music performances each Thursday and Saturday evening. Bring a picnic dinner and join the community in family-friendly activities, fresh mountain air, and live music— all for FREE!
3. Then, use your savings to splurge on a unique experience (or two).
While we’re all about saving, we firmly believe that some experiences are worth spending the extra cash.
- Go on a horseback ride at Boulder Mountain Ranch. Offering both one- and two-hour tours through the lush, mountainous terrain, this ride is worth every dollar!
- Have older kids? Let the current be your tour guide as you tube down the Provo River with High Country Adventure. Note: this is recommended if your travel crew includes only those ages 12 and up and 5’2 and above.
- Purchase a Park City Mountain Adventure Pass. This splurge is fun for all ages—from the alpine slide to the climbing wall, zip line, mini-golf, and more!
4. Find affordable, family-friendly eateries.
Of course, you’ll need the perfect place to refuel in between one and adventure and the next. Choose from any of these budget-friendly restaurants for a bite that even the pickiest eaters in your group will scarf down!
- El Chubasco: ideal for delicious street tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and other favorite Mexican grub! The fresh salsa bar is what makes this spot a favorite.
- Davanza’s: this casual, family-owned pizza, taco, burger, and Philly cheesesteak joint is in a prime location just off of Main Street. If you choose to order ‘za, be sure to dip it in the homemade ranch!
- The Back Door Delicatessen: want to pick up a quick, yet delicious sammie for lunch? This is the place! It’s a very quaint sub shop allowing you to pick and choose from the menu or create your own.
- Sammy’s Bistro: featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, this family-friendly spot is sure to please. The “Chivito” Club Sandwich is popular, as well as the Texas BBQ Shrimp. And if you’re a fan of brunch, Sammy’s offers that too on Saturdays and Sundays!
- Atticus Coffee & Teahouse: A cute spot to get your caffeine fix! Be sure to browse the unique knick-knacks they sell for a Park City souvenir.
Or, better yet, save more of your vacation money by cooking up easy meals in a resort suite (more on this in a bit!).
5. Book a suite stay with Tripbound.
Here at Tripbound, we connect traveling families with no-strings-attached access to spacious resort suites across the country—all without the need to purchase a timeshare or attend a lengthy sales presentation.
Why? Because we believe that families should have more quality time to enjoy the very best of each other. So we make it easier and more affordable to do exactly that.
So, when you’re looking to plan an affordable Park City summer vacation, choose Wyndham Park City as your home away from home! It’s perched less than a mile from the famed slopes of the Canyons Ski Resort area. Plus, there’s much to love about staying here, such as:
- The resort’s two outdoor hot tubs and pool, helping you kick back and relax your tired muscles after a full day of exploration.
- The free Park City trolley, allowing you to venture to Historic Main Street, which is home to a prime selection of galleries, breweries, and restaurants.
- You’ll be just 30 minutes from the stunning Wasatch Mountain State Park, which is perfect if you have any nature lovers in your travel crew!
- Spacious two-bedroom deluxe suites, starting as low as $198 a night, featuring a full kitchen, separate sleeping areas, private balcony/patio, and plenty of home comforts.
If you’re in search of an unforgettable family vacay that doesn’t break the bank this summer, Park City is it. This snowy, ski-town-turned-summer-oasis is the perfect backdrop for some good ole’ fashioned stress-free fun in the warmer months.