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What to Do in Park City, Utah – Beyond the Slopes

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Skiing and boarding are fabulous, of course. But there's so much more to explore in Utah's famous mountain town. Here's what to do in Park City, Utah – beyond the slopes. (Click on the video above to watch my family exploring all there is to do!)

What to Do in Park City, Utah - Beyond the Slopes

Historic Main Street

Historic Main Street is a walkable mecca of fun things for the whole family to explore. Many of Park City's best restaurants are located along this darling town's main thoroughfare.

Loosey the Moose on Main Street ~ What to Do in Park City Beyond the Slopes

Loosey the Moose on Historic Main Street in Park City, Utah (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Be on the lookout for eight Main Street icons during your stroll, like Loosey the Moose, the last remaining moose on display from a 2003 fundraiser to benefit the Kimball Art Center. For a classic Park City photo op, be sure to stop by the Bear Bench, featuring Franz the bronze bear.

Be sure to take a photo with Franz the Bear on the Bear Bench ~ What to Do in Park City Beyond the Slopes

Be sure to take a photo with Franz the Bear on the Bear Bench in Park City (Photo credit: Travel Mamas)

Egyptian Theatre

Built on the location of Park City's former opera house dating back to the late 1800s, the Egyptian Theatre features live performances of all sorts. Go here for live rock concerts, plays, musicals, stand-up comedy and dance performances. All shows are reserved seating so you may want to take a peek at what will be playing while you're in town and purchase tickets in advance.

A family snowball fight along Park City's Main Street ~ What to Do in Park City Beyond the Slopes

A family snowball fight along Park City's Main Street (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Shopping

From ski gear and souvenirs to books, gifts and apparel, shoppers will be pleased with the array of retail options in Park City. Fashion lovers (like me!) will fall chapeau over high heels for Farasha. This unique boutique features one-of-a-kind fashion pieces from 50 designers worldwide.

Shopping at Farasha Boutique on Main Street in Park City

Shopping at Farasha Boutique on Main Street in Park City (Photo credit: NBCUniversal)

Park City Museum

Today Park City is known as a ski town – but did you know it was once home to the world's greatest silver mine? The Park City Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the town's mining and skiing past. Ask for a scavenger at the front desk for an interactive way to explore the museum with kids. Make sure to give your family some time to explore their gift shop, too – it's full of all sorts of fascinating finds! Also located in the museum is a Visitor Center, staffed by friendly and knowledgeable locals.

Park City Museum ~ What to Do in Park City, Utah - Beyond the Slopes

My mom learning all about the town's history at the Park City Museum (Photo credit: NBCUniversal)

Jupiter Bowl

Warm up with a friendly game of bowling at hip, modern Jupiter Bowl. For a multigenerational vacation, or any larger group, consider booking Club Jupiter with four private lanes just for you. There are 12 other public lanes, plus a plethora of video games to please the kids. Mom and Dad will appreciate the full-service bar. The served-right-to-us food from the grill was the tastiest I've had at a bowling alley, that's for sure!

Jupiter Bowl ~ What to Do in Park City, Utah - Beyond the Slopes

My daughter ready to knock down some pins at Jupiter Bowl (Photo credit: NBC Universal)

Do you have any suggestions or questions about what to do in Park City, Utah? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: Thank you to NBCUniversal for supporting my discovery of Park City, Utah. I received compensation related to this post. All opinions are mine, as always.

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments

  1. Ellen Lanin says:

    The beautiful gently falling snow made it seem like a planned movie set. Could it have been more perfect?

  2. What fun! I love this place!

  3. Oh my, your daughter looks just like you. So cute!

  4. Looks like an amazing trip!

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