As the leaves change and the weather turns crisp, we prepare for the most colorful season of the year: fall. With a large influx of home buyers moving to Park City this year, it promises to be a busy one.
While coronavirus has delayed or even canceled some events this year, there remains plenty to see and do around Park City. This, in part, is due to the beautiful, natural location of the city and the surrounding area. Whether you are looking to be festive or simply take in some beautiful sights around the city, we have you covered with a wide variety of fall events in Park City.
Take a Ride on a Hot Air Balloon
See the beautiful scenery change before your eyes with a hot air balloon ride! Whether you wish to take a big group out to the open air or just have a nice romantic night with a significant other, hot air ballooning offers a fun and unique way to see Park City and the surrounding area.
Check out the beautiful Wasatch Mountain range stretching as far as the eye can see to the west and the rest of the valley including Jordanelle State Park to your east as you glide through the air in a relaxing and unique way.
See the Spooky on a Park City Ghost Tour
With over 80 percent of the national population believing in the supernatural, most people would love a chance to go on a ghost tour. These tours begin each night on Main Street at 8pm and give you a walking tour of the most haunted places Park City has to offer.
The tour features the telling of 15 ghost stories that have been collected over the past 12 years. Through research, interviews, and field recordings, these 15 stories were chosen because they are the most accurate and the most exciting that the Park City area has to offer. The research was conducted by owners Rob and Lela Newey and Erik Hutchens, who have extensively studied metaphysics and human ESP.
To book this tour, you need to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children aged 16 and younger.
Go on a Golfing Adventure
While it may be a lot harder to find that ball you hit in the woods, fall is the perfect time to go golfing in Park City. The only difficult part is deciding what course to play. Park City and the surrounding area are home to 15 different golf courses.
The fun part comes out on the course: a ball hit in Park City may travel a lot further than a ball you hit elsewhere. This is because of the mountain air, which may add a few yards to your shot.
Some great locations to play around Park City include Park City Golf Club, Soldier Hollow Golf Course, Wasatch Mountain Golf Course, and Canyons Golf.
Drink Like You Are Back in the Old West at High West Distillery
If you are looking to sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of whiskey while watching the leaves change, High West Distillery in Wanship is the place for you. Located a quick 20-minute drive from the city, High West Distillery offers stunning views of the countryside paired with a delectable menu.
While Utah is not traditionally known for its whiskey, High West is looking to buck this trend by becoming one of the most-awarded distilleries in the nation. In 2006, High West became Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870. If you would like a nice meal with a bit of history, look no further than High West Distillery.
Visit Utah Olympic Park, Home of the 2002 Winter Olympics
Arguably Park City’s most famous attraction is the Utah Olympic Park, which was created for and home to the 2002 Winter Olympics. At a stunning elevation of 7,300ft., the Utah Olympic Park still buzzes with excitement and enthusiasm almost every day.
Some of the events hosting at the Utah Olympic Park include bobsledding, extreme tubing, and ziplining. For those seeking less of a thrill, the George Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Games Museum features interactive exhibits depicting the history of skiing in Utah and a virtual-reality ski theater.
With all of these fun fall events, there’s something for everybody in Park City this autumn. For those looking for Park City real estate, Jensen and Company offers some of the best home listings in the area from Deer Valley to Park City. With houses in the area being scooped up every day, it is never too soon to start searching for or sell your home in Park City.