Old Town, Park City, UT, USA

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Old Town, Park City, UT, USA

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There's always something new in Old Town, Park City

Not to get too over-excited or anything _ but you're going to Old Town, Park City! Through boom and bust, this historic neighborhood around Park City's Main Street has stood the test of time, and visitors still love the area's rich mining history, lively entertainment, and a wealth of dining options, all infused with the city's trademark Wild West charm. A popular winter destination, you'll find plenty of ski slopes near your Old Town, Park City vacation rental, as well as a number of food and cultural festivals throughout the year.

Old Town, Park City _ you've got the silver

Once a major hub for the silver mining industry, the real treasure in Park City these days is its epic ski slopes. You'll definitely want to hit up Park City Mountain Resort _ it hosted the snowboarding events during the 2002 Winter Olympics _ where you'll find literally hundreds of runs for skiers of all skill levels. Once you've had your fill (and an apres-ski cocktail), you can check out the bounty of boutiques, restaurants, and galleries on Main Street _ or bring that apres-ski after-party to one of the lively bars or music venues near your Old Town vacation rental.

In with the old (and new) in Old Town, Park City

If you're looking to soak up some culture, head to the Park City Museum, a lively (but manageable) repository for the city's early history as a mining boomtown. The original territorial jail is in the basement (naturally), and the museum offers walking tours of some of the area's most noteworthy sights. And if you prefer your tours with a large spoonful of the paranormal, check out a Park City Ghost Tour, where you'll get a behind-the-veil look at some of the town's most, uh, disembodied residents.

Old Town, Park City _ and snow on and snow forth

Park City has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters, warm summers, and short, mild seasons in between. Winter highs hover just above freezing from December through February, and the area averages 360 inches of snowfall annually. Daytime summer highs average in the 70-80s between June and September, but the chilly nights regularly dip into the 50s and below. Since it's a major winter sports destination, summers are also your best time to find deals on Old Town, Park City vacation rentals _ without having to sell your family silver to do it.

Rally around the valley in Old Town, Park City

Less than an hour's drive east of Salt Lake City, Park City sits alongside Silver Creek at the southern end of the Snyderville Basin, and it's flanked by mountains to the west, south, and southeast. To the south, you'll find plenty of hiking and mountain bike trails within the nearly 23,000-acre Wasatch Mountain State Park. The preserve's wooded hillsides and steep mountain peaks also provide habitat for moose, elk, and mountain lions, as well as wild turkeys, red-tailed hawks, and golden eagles.