Head for the wide-open trails and fresh air in Park City.
Updated: June 9, 2020
If you’re ready to get out of the house, there are hundreds of lodging providers prepared to help you have a safe, unforgettable vacation. We feel lucky to live in a destination with so much space and outdoor opportunities, and in a community embracing COVID-19 safety measures and precautions.
And don’t worry if you’re not quite ready—we’re here to answer your questions about Park City and COVID-19 so you can feel confident making plans for your next vacation.
What precautions do hotels and other lodging providers have to take?
All lodging providers who are open are required to follow the guidelines outlined by the state of Utah.
- Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
- Maintain signage to remind groups to follow social distancing guidelines and avoid congregating in common areas
- Symptomatic guests should stay in their room and wear a face covering anytime they leave the room
- Launder all exposed linens and cleaning supplies separately
Additionally, many properties have further safety protocols in place (increased common area cleaning, enhanced housekeeping protocols, reduced or removed daily housekeeping, 48 hours of empty dates between guests, remote check-in, etc.). We’ve identified each within the booking path on our site with a “Covid-19 Protocols” filter.
Increased cancellation flexibility: Many properties are offering much greater flexibility should you need to cancel or modify your reservation. Policies vary greatly by property, and even by rate selected, so be sure to review the policies on the check out page.
Are pools and hot tubs open?
Many hotels and vacation rentals have opened their pools and hot tubs. In order to open, lodging providers must:
- Operate open plunge pools at a reduced capacity that enables appropriate social distancing to between household groups on pool deck (lap pools are open at normal capacity)
- Enforce 6-foot social distancing between household groups
- Maintain signage that encourages social distancing guidelines to be met at all times
Are hotel gyms open?
Similar to pool and hot tub operations, hotel gyms can open as long as the following guidelines are obeyed:
- Employees working within 6 feet of patrons must wear face coverings
- Patrons of different households must maintain 6 feet of distance when feasible; this may be increased based on data and milestone trends. Limit the number of patrons, space or close off equipment accordingly
- Make chemical disinfectant supplies available throughout the establishment
- Post signs encouraging patrons to thoroughly disinfect equipment after use
Are restaurants and bars open?
Yes! Most restaurants and bars are open under the guidelines outlined by Summit County, though some have limited their hours. Make sure to check out our favorite bars before you head to Park City!
Many restaurants are also offering curbside pickup, so you can enjoy your meal in the comfort of your own hotel or vacation rental.
I heard a lot of events were cancelled. What else is there to do in Park City?
Yes, it’s true that many of our favorite annual events like the Park Silly Sunday Market and Deer Valley Concert Series, but there’s still plenty to do in Park City! Try a family hike or a bike ride, get takeout from your favorite restaurant, or rent a vacation home with a private hot tub.