Park City is famous for its clean, fresh air, great outdoors and world-class skiing. It’s also known as the home of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. And, it’s during that time when tourists travel from all over the country to visit Park City, Utah. This 10-day festival is set to run from January 22 to February 1, 2015. If you’re planning to make the trip to the festival, here are some of the other sites to see in Park City.
1. World-Famous Ski Resorts
There are three ski resorts in Park City that have proven to be the town’s lifeblood for some years now:
- Park City Mountain Resort
- Deer Valley
- The Canyons
These large-scale, world-renowned ski resorts come with many amenities: highly acclaimed restaurants, thousands of beds in various hotels and lodges and innumerable amounts of terrain. And, that’s just in the winter.
2. Park City’s Main Street
Main Street is the heart of the Park City business community. But, there’s so much to experience for tourists and locals alike. There are numerous restaurants, galleries, cafes and boutiques to check out. At night and on weekends, Main Street comes alive when local and neighboring skiers flock in for dinner.
This historical center of Park City features many wooden 20th century buildings that have been preserved over the years. You’ll also find Town Lifts on Main Street, which provides convenient skier drop offs and pickups.For a casual bar hopping experience, simply hop on over to Main Street. Many of the pubs and bars there are open 7 nights per week.
3. Park City Nightlife
The town has an impressive nightlife venue collection. Some of the hosted events have been known to attract visitors from neighboring big city, Salt Lake. For a lively local pub, you’ll enjoy the Wasatch Brew Pub. There’s an amazing food selection to complement the fine-tasting beers they serve. Upstairs, you’ll find a sports bar, with TVs everywhere, tuned to popular sporting events all over the country.
4. Culture and Shopping
Do you enjoy shopping in galleries and small specialty boutiques? Well, Park City has a collection of them throughout the town, especially on Main Street. Just take a stroll up and down this historical street, and you’ll discover many shops and stores dedicated to culture and diversity.
Interested in less exclusive shopping in larger stores? Then, head to Kimball Junction, where the open landscapes are as amazing as the Utah mountainous views. These landscapes are open to new comers hoping to create local businesses and expansive structures.
And, you simply cannot visit the area without hitting the world-famous Tanger Outlet Center. Located right in Kimball Junction, it’s known as one of the best places to find great deals on named brand goods in the entire state of Utah.
5. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival was created by actor Robert Redford and some of his colleagues and friends in 1981. Back then, the Sundance Institute held festival within the Utah Mountains, inviting several young filmmakers to attend. There, they all worked with successful directors and writers to develop their own personal, original independent films.
During the mountainous retreat, all of the filmmakers were encouraged to develop and grow their film visions. Today, the tradition still remains, with the festival attracting much more than just industry insiders and filmmakers. Anyone and everyone in the film industry is encouraged to attend. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival is expected to have the biggest turnout to date.