The date of the annual Sundance Film Festival is fast approaching. In order to take full advantage of everything this stellar event is known for, the things that you must know have been gathered right here so that you can easily reference them as needed. From lodging to ticketing to events, this quick guide highlights the best of what the Sundance Film Festival has to offer in 2016.

How to get to the Sundance Film Festival…

Those of you who live nearby can simply drive up and enjoy your stay at one of the many accommodations available in the Park City area. If you live too far to drive — or if you are visiting beautiful Park City from out of state — your best bet is to fly in to the Salt Lake City airport. Located a mere 37 miles from Park City, this airport offers several different daily flight options to accommodate your schedule regardless of where you live. Once you arrive at the airport, you can grab a Park City shuttle to drive you to your lodgings for the duration of the festival. For your best chances of a relaxing and picturesque drive to the city, though, book an airport shuttle early or look for an all-inclusive package.

You can even rent a car to drive from the airport to Park City. Once you arrive at the Sundance Film Festival, though, you can take advantage of the festival’s free shuttle service. This supremely convenient service allows you to hop on and off at your leisure, so you can visit various events during the festival. Since parking is at a premium during this time, most visitors opt for this choice for the duration of their stay.

Where to stay when you arrive…

When you arrive at Park City, you’ll find that there is no shortage of lodging options from which to choose. Although you are visiting this gorgeous mountain resort city for the Sundance Film Festival, Park City is also home to a robust array of year-round activities and events, from a top-notch ski resort during the winter to unique adventures throughout the warmer months. The Park City area also offers a range of dining options — from casual to romantic — as well as numerous shopping destinations.

Resorts and hotels dot the area, giving visitors many options when they are planning for their accommodations. For a truly one-of-a-kind getaway, though, consider booking a private home or a condo. These are located throughout the city and provide you with greater flexibility when it comes to accommodating your group, style and budget.

Looking for a great place with lots of room for your college buddies to spread out in between sessions at the Sundance Film Festival? Consider a private home managed by Resort Property Management. Choose from options with three bedrooms and up to provide your group with plenty of room to unwind and compare notes each night after the festival. Looking for a bit more privacy while still enjoying a convenient location? Check out the condos offered by RPM. Book several, so your group can stay near friends while also capitalizing on the autonomy that comes from being with a smaller group.

While making your lodging arrangements well in advance is considered to be the best approach to take when an event such as the expansive 10-day-long Sundance Film Festival occurs, it is not too late. You can still find top-notch accommodations that suit your needs for comfort and space as well as fall within your budget. RPM has a limited number of options that are still available for this event, but you have to act fast! They are booking up quickly!

Enjoying the Sundance Film Festival! 

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Sundance Film Festival Films, Theatres on Main

If you are a film buff, you will find your paradise at the annual Sundance Film Festival. While film is the centerpiece of this event, there is also the opportunity to enjoy live music, invigorating discussions and illuminating panels. This is one festival that has something for everyone — from family-friendly kids’ programming to an honest look at the dark side of life, as well as everything in between. Whether you want a career in the arts and film, you simply love good independent movies, or are coming out to rub shoulders with the movers and shakers of the entertainment industry, the Sundance Film Festival is the place to be.

While many of the ticket packages have sold out, you can still score individual tickets to some events online. In other instances, you can vie for daily tickets that are opened up to the public for most events. By placing your name in a queue, you can reserve a slot for a possible ticket. With scores of films showing at least twice over the 10-day period, the chances are pretty good that you will get to see several of your favorites.

In addition to thought-provoking and entertaining films, the panels and discussions at the festival are designed to provide you with creative ideas as well as a glimpse into the mechanisms that produce these works. Interactive options enable you to fully immerse yourself into the craft of filmmaking. Musical artists provide entertainment of all sorts throughout the entire festival. From national acts to local, home-grown favorites, the musical aspect of the Sundance Film Festival is becoming well-known in its own right.

Even if films and music are not your forte, you can still enjoy all that Park City has to offer. From specialized shopping destinations and casual dining locations to well-known brands and the finest culinary delights, in Park City, you will never be bored or lack for exciting options to fill your days — and your nights!

Need help putting together a package of tickets and accommodations? Resort Property Management can offer you several different options to suit your schedule as well as your budget.