Visiting Park City with Kids
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Are you looking for the best ski or snow family vacation in the United States? Park City, Utah is a great ski and snow destination for families with young kids! Park City with kids is lots of fun, and there are many things to do in Park City with toddlers and kids. Read on for some Park City family activity ideas and plan your next winter trip to Park City with kids!
How to get to Park City
The quickest way for most people to get to Park City will be via SLC airport. Once you land, pick up your rental car and drive the 45 minutes to Park City. If you live in one of the neighboring states, you might be able to drive. We live in SoCal and the drive is 10 hours, though we opted to fly in.
Where to stay in Park City with kids
Looking for a family friendly hotel in Park City? There are quite a few to choose from, depending on your budget. Want the best resort in Park City and have a big budget? Then stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley.
If your budget is a bit less, then the Marriott MountainSide resort might be for you. With ski in/out access and tons of family friendly amenities, this is one of the best kid friendly hotels in Park City.
If you’d rather spend less on accommodations, check out the Sheraton Park City. It’s a great family hotel in Park City but without the price tag of the other two. There are restaurants within walking distance to this hotel, an indoor heated pool that’s open year round and a game room for kids making it a great family hotel.
Things to do in Park City with kids
Want to know what to do with kids in Park City in the winter? You’re in luck, there are tons of winter activities!
Woodward Park City is a must do with kids, we went twice during our stay! It’s a tubing park that also has a snow play area and a ski/snowboard area for the little ones, among a ton of other winter and summer activities! They have little tubes for the smaller kids, and everyone rides in their own tube for safety. We have been here on every visit to Park City and it’s great every time!
Do you want to go cross-country skiing with kids in Park City? Jeremy Ranch is the perfect place to do it! You can rent your equipment there and then use it on their awesome trails. Since they didn’t have kid sizes smaller than 4, we rented some boots and skis for Milana from the White Pine Touring Nordic Center in Park City before heading to Jeremy Ranch. If you need kid to rent kid sized skis in Park City, that’s the place to go. It was just $16 for her rental, much less than other places we called. It was Milana’s first time cross-country skiing and she was amazing!
Kid-Sized Snowmobile Rentals
If your kids want to try out some kid-sized snowmobiles, head to the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. You do not need to make reservations, we walked up and purchased our ticket on a weekend day and Milana was the only one on the track. There are also other winter activities here, like tubing and cross country skiing so you can easily make this a full day event.
Want some good old fashioned winter fun? Pick up some sleds (we did a curbside pickup in SLC on our way to Park City) and head to the FCD sledding hill in Park City. It’s a local favorite, with a small parking lot making it a great way to spend an hour or so. The address for this place is 6358 Overland Drive.
It was freezing out, so we made use of some indoor playgrounds as well since it was too cold to play outside for too long. Monkey Mountain was lots of fun, but I heard they were closing late last year so check before you head there!
Looking for the best playground in Park City? It’s going to be hard to beat Creekside Park! It’s a cute park with lots of climbing equipment. We went on a blistery, snowy day and Milana still had fun playing and climbing.
We wanted to go on a sleigh ride, so we booked one for dinner with the Snowed Inn Sleigh Company. We had an excellent experience, the dinner and sleigh ride was great. We did the earlier tour, and almost every family had kids so keep that in mind when booking!
Explore downtown Park City
Main Street in Park City is exactly what you imagine when visiting a ski town. It’s super cute and filled with a ton of shops and restaurants, definitely a must visit and one of the best things to do in Park City with kids.
Where to eat in Park City with kids
Looking for family-friendly restaurants in Park City? You’re in luck! Park City is a very kid-friendly city with lots of kid-friendly dining options.
If you only eat at one restaurant in Park City, make this it! This is our favorite restaurants in Park City with some of the best food you’ll ever have. We went for breakfast and all of us loved our meal. We had the shakshouka, which was absolutely amazing. Their chia pudding is yummy and the kid’s menu is great too. Milana ordered a poached egg with sourdough and a side of avocado to make avocado toast. Also try their famous banana bread! The food is fresh and delicious, definitely one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Park City!
Este Pizza Park City
After a long day in the snow, pizza is just what you need! This restaurant is right next to the Sheraton, so if you’re staying there you can easily walk over. We had some garlic knots and buffalo chicken pizza and both were good.
Want something healthier? Then the Vessel Kitchen is the perfect family-friendly restaurant in Park City. You select your protein, base, sauce, etc. to create the perfect meal for you. The kid meals here are great, with healthy choices of veggies, hummus, chicken, etc. We loved this place and wouldn’t hesitate to return!
Another kid-friendly restaurant in Park City is Sammy’s Bistro. Located in an unsuspecting strip mall, this place is very popular with families. Their menu offers lots of different things and they were even featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Milana loved her spaghetti and meatballs, their BLT was great, buffalo chicken salad is awesome and the shrimp ceviche is a must try if you like ceviche!
Wasatch Bagel and Grill
Grabbing breakfast on the go? Then head to this popular bagel shop in Park City. They have lots of different bagel and cream cheese flavors and other breakfast items as well, making this a great place to stop before heading out to play in the snow.
On our way back home, we had some time to kill in Salt Lake City, so we went to the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, which is awesome. There is enough in there to entertain your kids for hours, highly recommend this as a stop before your flight to tire them out!
We can definitely see Park City becoming a regular winter trip, given the short and direct flight from Orange County. If you’re looking for a fun winter getaway with kids, Park City is a great place to visit!
Somehow I’ve been to Utah a half-dozen times but never to Park City. For shame!