When warm weather comes to the Park City area, it’s an invitation to explore, rejuvenate and renew — perhaps with an activity that you haven’t tried before. And when your summertime outing ends, it’s time to enjoy a drink and some of Park City’s diverse restaurant cuisine. You’ve earned it.

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Scenic Horseback Ride and Family Dining at the Back 40

Boulder Mountain Ranch offers scenic horseback rides that begin at Deer Valley Resort and journey through gorgeous alpine meadows, pine trees and aspen groves. The Jordanelle Lookout ride even includes breathtaking views over the Jordanelle Reservoir. Everyone age 8 and over is invited, from beginners to expert riders.

After your ride, head over to Back 40 Ranch House Grill and pick up a family curbside meal. We recommend the fried chicken, Mario’s meatloaf, grilled salmon or chicken gorgonzola.

Explore the Swaner Preserve With Lunch From Hill’s Kitchen

There’s no shortage of rejuvenating activities at the Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter in Kimball Junction. Swaner offers tours of the preserve, Sunday crafts for kids, a demonstration garden, a LEED Platinum building tour, geocaching, a climbing wall and walks on the Wetland Discovery Trail.

Before you head into the preserve, grab some to-go fare from the nearby Hill’s Kitchen, a beloved local eatery with a menu of paninis, tacos, burritos, salads, sandwiches and protein bowls.

Find Stillness at the SYNC Float Center Followed by Diner Fare

For relaxation, recovery and rejuvenation, book a private float tank at SYNC Float Center in Kamas, where a high concentration of Epsom salts allow the body to effortlessly float on the water’s surface providing a serene, silent experience.

Once you’re thoroughly relaxed, enjoy a home- cooked meal at Mirror Lake Diner, where the Ruth Lake Tuna Melt and Crystal Lake Fish & Chips are crowd favorites.

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride and a Hearty Breakfast

Bigfoot Balloons offers shared and private hot air balloon excursions at sunrise. The three-hour adventure includes setup, the flight, packing up and a Champagne toast.

After enjoying breathtaking views of the Jordanelle area, the Wasatch Range, Park City and more, head to the Silver Summit Café for a hearty breakfast of biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros, chicken fried steak, French toast and other tasty dishes.

Cruise the Olympic Bobsled Course Followed by a Cup of Joe

Ever wanted to feel the rush of an Olympic bobsled ride? At the Utah Olympic Park you can experience the thrills and chills of a real Olympian, flying down the same track where the bobsled, luge and skeleton events were held during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

After your bobsled adventure, cruise to the bottom of the hill for java and a snack at Hugo Coffee, where a portion of coffee sales goes to saving and rescuing animals.

Soak in a Crater Hot Spring and Nosh BBQ

One of Utah’s best kept secrets is the crater at Homestead Resort in Midway. The geothermal hot spring was created over 10,000 years ago, and with a depth of 65 feet, visitors can soak, swim, snorkel and even scuba in the crater.

Towel off and head over to Homestead Resort’s 1886 Grill for high-quality BBQ in a relaxed setting.

Zipline Thrills Followed By Mexican-American Fare

Thrill seekers will want to take a ride on the Flying Eagle Zipline on Park City Mountain. The zipline ride soars above the slopes and golf course, and zooms over the Park City Alpine Coaster, another fun ride to try out.

Back on ground, stroll over to Baja Cantina, where family-style Mexican-American fare has been dished up since 1983.

Sweat It Out at Pure Sweat Studios and Sushi at Sushi Blue

The full-spectrum infrared sauna at Pure Sweat Studios in Kimball Junction warms the body at a cellular level, providing relaxation, detoxification, pain relief and improved circulation to renew and rejuvenate the body.

After all that sweating, treat your new self to sushi, ramen or banh mi at Sushi Blue.

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Bike Deer Valley Resort With Lunch at the Royal Street Café

Deer Valley Resort offers nearly 60 miles of mountain bike trails with 3,000 feet of elevation change spread over six mountains. The lift-served biking at the resort is suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders, and Deer Valley offers private mountain bike lessons as well.

After you’ve worked up an appetite, park your steed at Royal Street Café and enjoy one of their signature dishes — including the firecracker shrimp, pistachio turkey burger, Nashville fried chicken sandwich and their award-winning blueberry mojito.


Go Diving Followed by a Meal at Tupelo

Do you have a penchant for underwater adventures? With the Park City Dive Shop you can learn how to scuba dive, become certified or even take an advanced refresher class at the Ecker Hill Middle School pool or the Homestead Crater.

Post-scuba, relax and revive yourself with a scrumptious meal at Tupelo, an eatery with menu items that range from buttermilk biscuits with honey butter to seared ahi tuna with jalapeño dressing.