10:12 pm, April 1, 2024

Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it and when you’re looking forward to making even more of your time off, consider booking your getaway to scenic Park City, Utah this year! Memorial Day in Park City is often defined by lovely mild weather and plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the great outdoors in good company. With so much to see and do right at your fingertips, there’s no reason not to add hiking, biking, dining, shopping, and exploring nature at your own preferred pace to your itinerary. Hoping to make it a relaxing getaway with nothing much demanding your time or attention? That’s a very real option as well. No matter what your picture-perfect Memorial Day weekend looks like, there are routes to making it happen in Park City and the following are some activities and destinations you won’t want to miss out on while you’re in town.

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Start with a Scenic Drive

As the snow melts away, Park City comes to life in colorful blooms this time of year which makes adding a scenic drive to the top of your to-do list over Memorial Day in Park City a must. Park City has a variety of routes to choose from when you’re excited to make the most of the most beautiful spring views imaginable. While the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway is a wonderful choice when you’re looking to explore the Uinta Mountains and pull over at the lake to enjoy a picnic in the afternoon, it’s hard to top the route known as Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway. In total, this road runs 14 miles long through the Wasatch Mountain Range heading up to a summit between Big Cottonwood Canyon and the Park City Mountain Resort. Along the way, you’ll be privy to gorgeous flowers, green towering trees, and options to stop and view wildlife too. Plan on setting aside at least an hour each way to enjoy the Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway in its entirety. To access the road, simply follow Utah State Route 224 to Deer Valley Drive and exit on Marsac Avenue before continuing up Ontario Canyon.

Spend Time Exploring the State Parks

After driving your way to amazing vistas this Memorial Day, hopping out of the car and spending quality time exploring nature is a welcome treat too. Park City is within easy reach of no less than five state parks to explore while you’re in town including Rockport State Park, Deer Creek State Park, Jordanelle State Park, Echo Reservoir, and the Wasatch Mountain Park. No matter what park you pick, you and your traveling crew can enjoy a day of fresh-air fun picnicking, fishing, boating, or hiking through the great outdoors. You’ll want a camera and binoculars in hand because the state parks near Park City are always packed with exciting and sometimes unexpected wildlife spotting moments you’ll want to be sure to be ready for.

Do Some Memorial Day Shopping and Dining

In many destinations, Memorial Day comes with some serious sales and Park City is no exception to the rule. If you’re a traveler with a passion for bargain hunting, this is the perfect time of year to head to Main Street and find fantastic deals on everything from apparel and jewelry to handcrafted goods and home décor. Main Street is also home to a variety of savory eateries so when you work up an appetite with all of that shopping, you can curb just about any craving in no time.

At the end of the day, make your way to Bartolo’s Park City for a fantastic sit-down dinner with an emphasis on fine Italian cuisine. Bartolo’s Park City opened in 2019 and has quickly become a popular place to enjoy a delicious meal thanks to a welcoming menu of options showcasing everything from seasonal risotto and cioppino to Idaho trout almondine. They have an impressive wine list to match that will have you feeling like you’re in Italy while sitting in the heart of Park City in no time.

If you’re still up for some delicious moments after a meal, make your way to the High West Distillery & Saloon to enjoy award-winning small-batch whiskeys. They also have a great cocktail menu in place as well as flights for whiskey tastings if you and your crew are looking to enjoy the best of local flavors. You can find the High West Distillery & Saloon at 703 Park Avenue.

Book Your Park City Holiday Away Today

When you’re ready to make more of your Memorial Day getaway to scenic Park City, the team of property professionals at Abode Park City is here to help make it happen. Reach out today to learn more about our luxurious collection of vacation rentals available to book. We’ll handle the details while you look forward to the fun ahead and can’t wait to see you in Park City soon!


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