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How to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Park City

Park City acts as a premier Memorial Day Weekend destination for travelers looking to experience thrilling mountain biking adventures, world class golf courses, mountain culture, and delightful local cuisine. Our mild weather encourages outdoor activities on and off Historic Main Street, and the end of mud season means the return of many of our favorite restaurants.

Looking for something fun to do while visiting Park City this Memorial Day Weekend? Here are a few of our favorite activities and restaurants to enjoy over your extended weekend.

1. Mountain bike or hike the Spiro Trail

The Spiro Trail is easily accessible from town and offers a steady and smooth climb up to some of the favorite paths in the area. The 8.5 mile trail system is perfect for moderately experienced hikers and mountain bikers looking to trek through beautiful areas covered in wildflowers or wanting a nice uphill workout on a groomed trail. Along the way, you’ll pass unforgettable vistas overlooking Park City and the Wasatch Mountains that will inspire you to explore more of our wonderful area. Check with Mountain Trails for updated trail conditions before heading up to make sure it’s open.

Returning from your hike or bike ride hungry? Silver Star Café is located close to Spiro’s trailhead and offers 360-degree views of the area. Their casual atmosphere is enjoyed by travelers and locals alike, but the introduction of May’s warmer weather makes the wrap around patio an even more tantalizing place to enjoy their award-winning traditional American Roots Cuisine.

2. Tee off at one of Park City’s unique golf courses

Planning an early tee time with friends and family? Canyons Golf is a scenic course with 18 holes winding through 97 acres of land designed for skilled players. Wasatch Mountain Golf Course is another popular course with fairways cutting through Mountain State Park acting as an affordable and more casual option. Both settings are easily accessible from town and offer unparalleled views of Park City landscapes your group will love.

Red Tail Grill is a great choice for golfers coming off the green looking for a delicious local bite to eat. Located on the Ski Beach in the Resort Village overlooking Canyons Golf course, groups can enjoy a beer or specialty cocktail while relishing in upscale pub fare. Their outdoor deck overlooking the mountain range is the perfect place to end a day golfing with loved ones.

3. Explore the Olympic Park City Museum

Park City's Olympic Park was built for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. The park now has a series of things to enjoy including all kinds of athletic activities and exhibits on museum grounds that’s fun for the whole family. Daily tours are also scheduled to cover Utah’s rich Olympic history for you to relive the excitement of the gold medalists who competed there. Beyond the Alf Engen Ski Museum is a must-see bobsled track used in the 2002 games that you can actually ride after trying other fun activities like extreme ziplining and more.

Eat like an Olympian at Grub Steak when you’re ready for dinner. Their inventive dishes focus on local flavors, making it an ideal place to eat after experiencing the area's rich history and having fun at the park. Grub Steak also hosts live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays for those looking to keep the fun going.

4. Singin' in the Rain at the Egyptian Theatre

Planning a romantic night out with your partner while in Park City over Memorial Day Weekend? The historic Egyptian Theatre is hosting Singin' in the Rain, which is a live stage performance that’s been called the "greatest movie musical of all time.” This classic stage production has all the makings of a big Hollywood film only on a smaller stage. It even features an actual live rain storm! Tickets are $29 for house & balcony, $35 for preferred front of house, and $45 cabaret seating.

Reserve a table a short walk from the theatre at Firewood on Main. It’s our go-to recommendation for those looking for signature dishes cooked over an open flame and looking for an unforgettable romantic setting to relish in before a show at The Egyptian.

5. Learn how to make packable mountain cuisine  

Impress your friends by learning how to make premade mountain cuisine you can take on-the-go. The Next Course is teaching a class on how to prepare make-ahead camping meals at Mountain Town Olive Oil on Saturday, May 25 from 11 am - 1 pm for $50. In this class, you will observe (and sample!) how to make hardy dishes like spinach avocado dip, chimichurri flank steak with vegetables alongside loaded potatoes, and mixed berry cast iron cobbler. While each serving is made to appease hungry campers, these meals are perfect for any outdoor dining experience from BBQs to family cookouts. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. Call (435) 649-1400 to reserve your seat.

Add to your mountain spread by heading to Element Kitchen and Bakery and picking up convenient meal kits that can be heated up at home. Friends and family will love Element’s locally sourced dishes and you’ll appreciate the convenience of their pre-made meals after taking Next Course’s class.

Still looking for something to do on Memorial Day Weekend in Park City? Whether you’re a traveler enjoying an extended weekend, or a local looking for a new adventure, Park City Area Restaurant Association is ready to point you toward the best restaurants and activities to maximize the fun!