There’s an endless amount of reasons to visit Park City— from world-class skiing to delicious local dining to some of the most beautiful mountain views in the world. And while there’s no question that a trip to Park City is a magical, unforgettable experience— it can also get a bit… pricey. That’s why it’s nice to mix in some fun, free attractions during your stay.
Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Park City that won’t cost you a dime.
Kimball Art Center
The Kimball Art Center is a popular art space that’s opening up a brand-new location on March 23, and the exciting, interesting exhibits are not to be missed! The non-profit gallery space is totally free— although you can leave a small donation if you wish. Their noble mission is to “inspire and connect people through art” They also offer an extensive menu of affordable art classes, too.
Utah Olympic Park
Constructed in 2002 for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, Utah Olympic Park is a historic venue that’s a must-see for any sports fan. Now a non-profit foundation, their goal is to inspire healthy, active lifestyles. This spot is also home to the Eccles 2002 Winter Games Museum— a complimentary, state-of-the-art exhibit that honors the athletes and the volunteers of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympics Games.
Main Street Trolley
One of the most convenient aspects of Park City is the completely free, totally reliable public transportation service. And one of the most charming modes of free transport in Park City is the bright red Main Street Trolley. With carved oak seats and brass railings, they are truly a blast from the past. Don’t forget to snap a pic! Ding ding ding!
Park City Library
Recently re-opened to the public, the Park City Library is a bright, friendly, vibrant space to spend a quiet afternoon. With over 350,000 books, magazines, and movies to choose from, there’s also lots of comfy seating and specialty study rooms. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and closed on Sundays.
Save in the Springtime
If you’re traveling on a budget, spring is a wonderful time to visit Park City. Because it’s a shoulder season, vacation rental nightly rates are often much more affordable than in the winter or summertime.
Rentals like Prospector Condos 404 have space for four and are located just steps away from the free shuttle. Bigger homes like Bear Hollow Village 5474 have space for 14, making it easy— and cost-effective— to travel as a group with another family. Plus, renting a home means you’ll have access to a fully-equipped kitchen, so you’re not forced to eat out for every meal.
If you’re thinking about visiting Park City on a budget, feel free to connect with one of our knowledgeable, local staff who can find the perfect home base for you and guide you through the booking process with ease. We’re also happy to recommend affordable options for entertainment, dining, and shopping, too. Cha-ching!