Park City, Utah

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

4 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"

Description

Park City, Utah was founded in 1869, originally as a silver-mining town. It only took a few decades for the town’s population to boom to 10,000 residents in the early 1900s. The Park City Museum offers historic walking tours for those interested in the town’s rich mining history. Park City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, where Main Street was the place to be with boundless entertainment. Thousands of locals volunteered to take part in the event.

Recreation-wise, Park City has the basics and more covered. In addition to its several wooded trails, its golf course is consistently ranked as one of the best in the region, while an ice arena and racquet club draws both residents and visitors. Skateboard parks and multi-use recreational parks are also an option.

The spot is also known for the Sundance Film Festival, which has been held in Park City for almost 29 years. This festival takes place every January and lasts for 10 days.

Summers are popular in Park City, when free outdoor concerts are plentiful. There are also international biking competitions in warmer months, as well as a Park City Marathon. Arts and music festivals are great for family-friendly entertainment. No matter the season, the Park City website assures “you’ll never run out of things to do here.”

Fresh, gorgeous, friendly. Easy to fall in love with. Hard to leave. There's a real heart beating in Park City. Truly one of America's ultimate "sweet spots."
Reviewed by robinwhitney
on September 17, 2012
My poor kids (ages 2 & 6) have to hear about how lucky they are to be raised in Park City nearly every day - but I just can't help myself. :-) Where else can you experience one of the most caring, inclusive year-round communities, the best public schools in Utah (my daughter is in a five-year, Spanish/English dual immersion program in her public grade school), friendly faces wherever you go, a feeling of security, even at night, gorgeous public spaces, and a trail system for hikers, bikers and horses unrivaled in the U.S.? Don't forget free concerts, plus the outstanding St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights headliner concerts by Park City Performing Arts Foundation (including Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge and Little Big Town this summer, among others) outdoors at Deer Valley Resort. Oh, and the number one ski resort in North America - all three are among the top 15. Did I mention the sun shines 300+ days a year? Okay, I kind like my mountain home - which is why I moved here in 1995, running from the gloomy winters and humid summers of the East Coast. And I've never looked back!
Reviewed by ParkCityMom
on September 17, 2012
I live in Rio, Brazil and my favorite vacation destination is the beautiful Park City ... I just feel like my second home ! Rio is a Fun city, as you may have heard about it, and being in Park City just remind me Rio ... when you meet the friendly Park City people on the streets, bars, restaurants ... when you wake up and try to pick up something to do in a long list of options ... so many restaurants, bars, outdoor activities ... so, here are my tips for those who are planning to visit this amazing town ... In winter you should : - ski, for sure ... but this will not be that easy ... you will have to decide which one to go ... 3 amazing international resorts are there ... just waiting for you ... my favorite ? hummm ... if you are a skier, like me, try Deer Valley ... 4 times in row, the best ski resort in North America (ski Magazine readers choice) - also try the aprés ski at No Name Sallon or an aptizer at The Bridge, just beside the town lift. - visit the Olympic museum and if you are a truly adventure person, try a bobsleding ride ... scary, fun, unique ! On Summer : - do not miss the Art Festival !! beautiful people, wonderful art, marvellous summer time ... while walking in the main street, take a brake to have a cold draft beer or take a sit at Zona Rosa second floor varanda with a breath taking view of the main street. - have fun at alpine coaster at the base of Park City mountain. here is a list of my favorite restaurants: - Cicero's, RiverHorse, Zoom, The Mariposa, Jean Louis, Wasatch Brew, Shabu, Fireside, Grappa, Chimayo Being a Brazilian, with a fun and festival soul, I can guarantee you that if you are looking for a fun time and a beautiful place, Park City is there ... just waiting for you !
Reviewed by oliveira
on September 17, 2012
Summer has finally arrived here, just in time to offer a warm welcome to our road rally team, Traveling Jules and Traveling Joan. The best part of a Park City summer, every night there is a free outdoor concert somewhere in town, by both talented local musicians and fun visiting musicians. Good music, good food, good friends, good fun.
Reviewed by JanWilliams
on September 17, 2012
Love the area, great food and you can't beat the ice cream shop!
Reviewed by lynnsche
on May 15, 2012
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