Old Town in Park City is part of a historic silver mining town about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. It is renowned for winter sports as well as for welcoming summer visitors.
Park City developed in the late 1800s after silver was discovered. There are still plenty of reminders of its origins to be explored with old mine workings and restored historic buildings from that period. As mining decreased, the first ski resort opened in 1946, saving the city from becoming a ghost town. In winter there are a host of sports in the area from alpine and cross country skiing to snowmobiling, dog sledding, bobsledding, sleigh rides, heli-skiing, ice skating and tubing at Gorgoza Park. Fly fishing is popular in the Provo River for brown trout. In summer the area offers scenic drives, hiking, mountain biking and exploring the surrounding towns and state parks. Browse the shops, art galleries and restaurants along Historic Main Street or stay up late for the high-powered nightlife.
A visit to Salt Lake City is a must. The city was founded in 1847 by Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers. High on the hill, the main landmark is the spires of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Take a tour of the various buildings that make up Temple Square including the Tabernacle, home of the famous Tabernacle Choir. The Church History Museum has a collection of artifacts and records documenting the history of the Mormon Church. In the Gateway District of the city is the Clark Planetarium with an IMAX Theatre and a Children’s Museum. The Natural History Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts are well worth visiting, along with The Leonardo. The Great Salt Lake can be seen nearby, surrounded by marshes.
Holiday rentals around Old Town Park City have a semi-arid climate with four distinct seasons. Old Town has cold winters with snow falling from November to April, sometimes heavy, with lake-effect storms. It averages 61 inches per year. The hot, dry summers frequently reach 33°C (92°F) and some days are even hotter. Spring is the wettest season and the summer is generally hot and dry.
The nearest main airport to Old Town holiday rentals is Salt Lake City (SLC) Airport which is 37 miles away. This busy airport is the westernmost hub for Delta Airlines and has flights with most other airlines from cities all over the US, inlcuding international connections. From the airport, pick up a hire car and drive along the I-80, a journey taking around 37 minutes, to the Park City area.