Summer Guide to the Good Life in Park City
Live It Up This Summer in Park City!
Park City, Utah
Photo by Park City Summer
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Park City, Utah could be the mountain high sister city of San Diego. There is something for everyone amongst the painted canyons, sprawling mountain ranges and flower-filled valleys. It’s an adventure-seeker's paradise, boasts several nationally acclaimed hotel resorts, and caters to the kids. The packed beaches in town may be called Ski Beaches, but the vibe is decidedly Leucadian, no matter what the thermometer says. It’s not hard to find an açai bowl or bee pollen smoothie if that’s your schtick, and for those who want something a little harder, the many local breweries are as easy to find as a jaunt down the 101.
Park City has a solid reputation as a jet setter must in the winter, but if the thought of battling with tourists for a summer spot on your beloved hometown beach drives you mad, consider becoming a tourist yourself and take a short flight to Park City. You may be so busy ziplining, slip-and-sliding, and horseback riding while sipping on green juice and IPAs that you might even forget that you left San Diego.
St. Regis Deer Valley
The St. Regis Deer Valley is perhaps the most posh hotel in the Park City area. It has earned a AAA Five Diamond rating and is one of the closest hotels to the Deer Valley Ski Resort base. Although the snow is gone in the summer, the slope side views, private ski beach, and split-level infinity pool make up for the loss. Butler service is available in all suites, and if you brought the whole family, daily activities run throughout summer. The Remède Park City Spa is on-property, so you can spoil yourself without going far.
This summer, the St. Regis Deer Valley presents the Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series in conjunction with Deer Valley Resort. Some of this year's headliners include Mike Posner (Aug 7), Trace Adkins (Aug 25), and Jewel (Sept 3). The concert is one of many events being held at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheather next door at the Deer Valley Resort. Tickets are now available for the Bright Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.
Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheaher is also the spot for many other concerts as part of Deer Valley Music Festival. Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater (as well as St. Mary’s Church in Deer Valley) will host concerts all summer long with VIP and general field seating available. VIP packages are available and can include VIP parking, pre-concert gourmet dinner at Deer Valley Resort, premium reserved seating, and access to the intermission reception. If sitting in the grass is more your fancy, just bring a blanket and let Deer Valley Resort do all the heavy lifting. Don’t worry about preparing and packing a picnic; you can order a Deer Valley Gourmet Picnic Basket. Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options are available along with children’s single serve picnic bags.
A unique and kid-friendly concert coming to Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater on July 29th is DreamWorks Animation in Concert, featuring characters and music from Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Puss in Boots, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
Black Diamond Lodge
Tucked along the base of the slopes, Black Diamond Lodge is the epitome of ski-in, ski-out. The steps leading to the rooms are closer than the actual main lodge (Snow Park Lodge) of Deer Valley Resort. But since it’s summer, the hot tub and BBQ grill that comes standard on every patio or balcony is a nice way to enjoy the almost daily music concerts happening right outside the back door. Each room is one to four bedrooms and the hotel features a high-end fitness center, dedicated concierge, children’s game room, and steam room.
Black Diamond Lodge is the perfect size for a family reunion or a chance to reconnect with the kids and disconnect from the gadgets. But sometimes, everyone wants a little bit of their own downtime. Deer Valley Summer Adventure Camp is based out of the Children's Center at Snow Park Lodge. Surrounded by incredible mountains with hiking trails, hillside playgrounds, and duck ponds, this state-licensed center provides a separate 'home base' for each age group. The center has built-in nooks for entertainment and performances, a rock climbing wall, and a full supply of craft projects, games, puzzles, videos and books to complement outdoor activities. Summer Adventure Camp is open June 6 through August 23, 2016.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the nearby Guided Mountain Bike Tours led by professionally trained coaches around the many trails of Deer Valley Resort. For those who just can’t live without their Stand Up Paddle board, Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park ponds are an incredible place to SUP. With little wind, no boats, and no waves, people of all ages and abilities can try their skill on a SUP board.