As home to world-famous ski resorts and the Sundance Film Festival, Park City is an obvious winter destination. Summer, too, is filled with glorious options like horseback riding, hiking, open-air farmers markets, and outdoor concerts. But is Park City worth visiting in May?
We answer that with a resounding YES! May is a quiet time around Park City, but there’s still plenty to see and do. Start booking your flight right now, because there’s no better time to enjoy all Park City has to offer without the seasonal crowds. Here are 10 great ways to spend your time in Park City in May.
1. Take a Spring Hike
You can still enjoy the glorious beauty of the Wasatch Mountains in May. Just look for hikes at a slightly lower elevation, and you’ll have a great way to spend a morning or afternoon during your trip. Check out the Round Valley trail system or The Lost Prospector trail for pretty views early in the spring season.
2. See a Show at the Egyptian Theater
May is the perfect time to enjoy a show at Park City’s famed Egyptian Theater. Catch both the kid-friendly “The Wizard of Oz” and the classic “Singing in the Rain” this month, depending which week you visit.
3. Stroll Historic Main Street
Park City’s Historic Main Street could keep you busy for days. The aesthetic of the buildings hasn’t changed too much since its founding in the early 1800’s, but the inhabitants are totally modern. Peruse trendy art galleries, high-end restaurants, and stylish boutiques as you stroll.
4. Go Fly Fishing
Many people head to Park City to fish in the middle of summer, but we’ve got a secret for you: May is a great time to bring out the fishing poles, too! Head to The Lower Provo River to fly fish where the Rainbow and Brown trout are plentiful.
5. Visit Atticus Tea
Spend a slow morning at this charming coffee and teahouse. Choose from an extensive menu of drinks, order breakfast or lunch, and check out the new and used books all in one visit. The electric book selection is a fun stop for any bookworm.
6. Enjoy a Breathtaking Scenic Drive
Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway is often closed throughout the winter, so May is the ideal time to take a trip on this breathtaking scenic road. See green grass popping up and catch incredible mountain views as you drive.
7. Take a Park City Food Tour
It’s hard to decide where to eat when your time is short in Park City. Why not sample all the highlights with a Park City Food Tour? Sample food from Park City’s finest chefs at a great rate, and get to know other foodies along the way.
8. Visit the Kimball Art Center
The Kimball Arts Center always has something interesting going on. Check out the exhibitions, educational arts program, or events to get in touch with your creative side. In May, you can view an exhibit honoring the Chinese workers who built our nation’s transcontinental railroads.
9. Go Mountain Biking
Lucky for you, May is the kickoff season for mountain biking in Park City. The town is a world-renowned biking destination, so hop on a bike and enjoy the lower elevation trails. You’ll get to see nature up close and personal, and enjoy one of the best ways to see all the area has to offer.
10. Take a Day Trip
Park City has so much to do, it’s easy to spend your whole trip right here. But the surrounding towns have much to offer, too. If you’re ready to adventure outside of Park City, consider a day trip to beautiful Kamas, Heber, or Midway. Or get a taste of the city life in nearby Salt Lake City.
Start Planning Your Trip
With all the things to see and do in Park City in May, it’s time to start trip planning. And don’t forget to include All Seasons Grocery in your plans. We’ll simplify your travel by delivering groceries right to your door when you arrive in town. You’ll love the time and money you save by cooking at home with friends and family. Start your order for grocery delivery in Park City today.
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