A ski resort town like Park City is teeming with activities, especially outdoors. But there are ways to enjoy this picturesque destination that don’t require any money. Here’s our list of the best five free things to do in Park City:
Ride Your Board
Forget about ice skating or roller skating. At Park City’s eponymous park, it’s all about skate boarding. The recreational area is home to a top-of-the-line skateboard park with a street course, beginning bowl, half pipe and deep bowls. Admission is free but BYOB — bring your own board.
Take the bus
Park City is known for its free public transit system, with buses that scoot visitors around town and a Historic Main Street Trolley for those who don’t want to hoof it up and down the steep street. The fleet runs on biodiesel, so it is good for the environment, too.
Stroll Main Street
Park City’s Historic Main Street is full of locally owned stores and galleries oozing with character. It’s a great place to window shop and get some exercise, as you wander up and down the charming street.
Stop at Dolly’s Bookstore, tucked behind Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, to flip through books and pet the cats that call the establishment home.
Visit Alf Engen Ski Museum
This Utah Olympic Park museum details the rich alpine history of the Park City area. Free, interactive exhibits like the Alpine Speed race course and Ski Action Theatre take you from spectator to participant. On the weekends, the park often hosts free exhibition shows.
Listen to live music
Canyons Village hosts a free Summer Concert Series on Saturday evenings. Ride the cabriolet lift to the outdoor amphitheater and bring a picnic to enjoy while you wait for the performances from a host of U.S. acts.