Love hiking, temples and nature? Get away to St. George!

St. George lies within the canyons of the Virgin River Gorge, where ribbons of greenery are contrasted against the deep red of Utah’s mountainous desert. The city is located within easy reach of the breathtaking Zion National Park, the Mojave Desert and the Pine Valley, but isn’t just a haven for mesmerizing flora and fauna. St. George is also home to a thriving arts community, fantastic culinary scene and a historic downtown area.

Historically nicknamed Utah’s Dixie, St. George was established in the 1860s when the Mormon Church invited farmers and families from the South to settle around a cotton mission. Explore St. George’s downtown to find traces of the city’s pioneer past amid stately civic buildings and historic landmarks. Head to St. George’s historic courthouse and you will find a visitor information center within the neoclassical building. Find out what’s happening at venues such as the Toucahn Center for the Arts or the city’s local galleries. Check out some of the restaurants around Ancestor Square and sample some of the city’s fine produce or locally brewed ales.

Make the most of the breathtaking landscapes surrounding St. George by going on a trip to Zion National Park. This stunning wilderness reserve features deep valleys that thrive with lush greenery and contrast with the colossal red cliffs of the canyon. Go on a scenic drive through the national park or check out forest trails that follow along the Virgin River. The city of Springdale is also situated within the canyon, where you can visit intriguing artists’ studios and fine-dining restaurants.

Find more places to unwind around St. George. Check out Santa Clara City for great shopping or the City of Ivins for the Toucahn Amphitheater and relaxing spas. St. George also has 12 different golf courses and miles of mountain biking trails to explore.

St. George is located in the southwest corner of Utah. Make the most of the moderate temperatures between April and May or September and November. Drive 90-minutes’ north of Las Vegas or an hour from Cedar City Regional Airport and you’ll reach the city where verdant canyons dimple the red-rock landscapes.

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Hiking, Nature and Sports

Where to stay in St. George

Zion National Park South Entrance
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Zion National Park South Entrance

Hiking, Nature, Natural Parks

The spectacular parks and idyllic natural landscape are just a few highlights of Zion National Park South Entrance. Make a stop by Zion National Park South Entrance or Canyon Overlook Trail while you're exploring the area.

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Top hotels in St. George

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Wingate by Wyndham Hurricane/Zion National Park
2.5 out of 5
780 W State St, Hurricane, UT
£64/night
19 Aug-20 Aug
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,855 reviews)

"Comfortable and clean. We were a large group and we were all happy with our rooms"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2019

Wingate by Wyndham Hurricane/Zion National Park
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham La Verkin-Gateway to Zion
2.5 out of 5
101 East 500 North, La Verkin, UT
£59/night
21 Aug-22 Aug
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,282 reviews)

"Room clean and spacious, good breakfast and location was great."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham La Verkin-Gateway to Zion
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Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center St. George, UT
3 out of 5
850 S. Bluff Street, St. George, UT
£51/night
27 Aug-28 Aug
3.6/5Good! (2,438 reviews)

"Location was convenient with plenty of parking. Room was clean and quiet and the bed was very comfortable. It was a bit strange that the only window in the room gave us a view of the interior of the hotel however."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center St. George, UT

Top activities in St. George

Half Day 4-hour Adventure
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Half Day 4-hour Adventure

£174

This tour rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet with spectacular views of lakes and different mountain ranges, you’ll climb high enough to reach the MAJOR Sand Dunes and have time to do what we refer to as “SAND BALLET” an experience you will never forget.

Half Day 4-Hour Sunset Tour
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Half Day 4-Hour Sunset Tour

£174

This tour rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet with spectacular views of lakes and different mountain ranges, you’ll climb high enough to reach the MAJOR Sand Dunes and have time to do what we refer to as “SAND BALLET” an experience you will never forget.

Extreme Hydro Flights
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Extreme Hydro Flights

£99

Nothing compares to the thrill and excitment of flying above the water on a jet bike! Unleash your inner pilot as you fly up to 25 miles an hour and up to 30 ft high above the water all in a safe and controlled enviroment.

Sand Hollow State Park
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Sand Hollow State Park

£288

Sand Hollow Park is one of the youngest parks in Utah history. However, it is one of the most diverse spots in all Utah and is the perfect place for families and adventure seekers. The change in scenery is dramatic.

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
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Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

£288

Another fun, little known adventure is the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. This short, fun, little trail is easy for families and children. The jewel in the crown goes to the waterfall that marks the end of the ‘official’ trail.

Small Group Tour - Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
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Small Group Tour - Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

£180

TWO BREATHTAKING NATIONAL PARKS IN ONE TOUR! YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon on a day trip from Las Vegas. Enjoy complimentary hotel pick up, smoothie and fruit salad as breakfast and a boxed lunch.

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