St George Top Attractions

Zion National Park

Springdale, UT 84767-1099

Utah’s most visited national park, Zion is a 229-square mile showcase of narrow canyons, forested plateaus, and enormous sandstone monoliths that rise 2,000 to 3,000 feet above the canyon floor. Named for a Hebrew word meaning “place of refuge” or “sanctuary,” the park’s most popular area is Zion Canyon, which displays some of its most famous monoliths, including the Court of the Patriarchs, Angels Landing and the Great White Throne. Zion Canyon is home to many short hiking trails appropriate for all ages and ability levels, including Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock and the Riverside Walk. These paths are a showcase of both the park’s incredible scenery as well as its biodiversity – the greatest in Utah. Two of the park’s claims to fame are Kolob Arch, one of the world’s longest spanning natural arches, and the Zion Narrows, a 16-mile section of the Virgin River where the canyon shrinks to only 15 feet wide in some spots. The park is approximately 47 miles from St. George, and you can stop and eat at one of the many places to eat in springdale on your way to and from the park.

Scenic Golf CoursesSt. George Utah Golf


The St. George area’s golf courses are some of the nation’s most scenic courses with green fairways winding through black lava ridges and red rock outcroppings. When you hit the links at some area courses you might have difficulty concentrating on your shot due to picturesque surrounding that include the peaks of the Pine Valley Mountains and the distant monoliths of Zion National Park. Another advantage of St. George area courses are their affordability with green fees lower than other golf destinations such as Palm Springs, California and Scottsdale Arizona. St. George area courses are highly rated, making the list of the top courses in Utah in publications such as Golf Digest Magazine.

Snow Canyon State Park

1002 Snow Canyon Dr.
Ivins, UT 84738

Located only minutes from St. George, Snow Canyon State Park is an incredible collection of black lava beds and red and white sandstone formations. Not named for its abundance of “white stuff” but for a pioneer leader, the park features 16 miles of hiking trails that traverse lava caves, sand dunes, sagebrush, and even pioneer names carved into stone. In addition to hiking, park visitors enjoy photographing the park’s scenery and wildlife, rock climbing and mountain biking. Late fall, winter and early spring are the best times to visit due to the park’s hot summertime temperatures.

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Snow Canyon State Park

Sand Hollow State Park

4405 W. 3600 South
Hurricane, UT 84737

One of the most popular state parks in Utah, Sand Hollow boasts a reservoir with warm water surrounded by red sandstone. Nearly twice the size of its counterpart, Quail Creek Reservoir, the 1,300-acre reservoir is a water recreation mecca. Visitors to the park enjoy boating, fishing, waterskiing and sunbathing on the sand. In addition to water sports, the park is an ATV enthusiast’s dream, boasting approximately 15,000 acres of nearby sand dunes.

Tuacahn Amphitheater

1100 Tuacahn Drive
Ivins, Utah 84738

An incredible outdoor theatrical venue, the Tuacahn Amphitheater presents Broadway musical productions each summer and fall amidst a backdrop of towering red sandstone cliffs. Before each musical, Tuacahn presents the Plaza Show, a nostalgic musical revue that will delight all ages. It also offers pre-show dinners that include American favorites such as barbecue chicken and Dutch oven potatoes. Attending a production at Tuacahn is an exciting, memorable experience.

Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

2180 East Riverside
St. George, UT 84790

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm is a showcase of some of the oldest, best-preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The approximately 1,000 tracks are negative impressions that resemble bumps in the sandstone. An easy walking path meanders through them. The site also features a museum that exhibits other dinosaur remains.

St. George Utah TemplePioneer Historic Sites

145 North 100 East
St. George, Utah 84770

St. George, Utah boasts many remnants of its pioneer past, including two buildings still in use today – the St. George Tabernacle and the St. George Temple. Two restored residences of pioneer leaders – the Jacob Hamblin Home in Santa Clara and the Brigham Young Home in downtown St. George – are open daily for guided tours. The homes display many period artifacts, providing visitors a glimpse into the pioneer era. Guides provide fascinating historical tidbits and answer guest questions. Another treasure trove of St. George pioneer history and relics is the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum. The former pioneer courthouse located right next to the museum is now the office of the St. George Chamber of Commerce, which features a visitor center and provides a map that allows visitors to take a self-guided walking tour of the downtown historic district.

Pine Valley Mountains

345 E. Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790

Surrounded by red rock desert, the Pine Valley Mountains’ forested peaks rise to an altitude of 10,365 feet, making it a nice respite from hot summer temperatures. The main access point is through the Pine Valley Recreation Area, near the town of Pine Valley. The recreation area features a reservoir, a picnic area, and several campgrounds. The mountains are perfect for outdoor recreation, including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, and camping.

Spas & Resorts

The St. George area is home to some of the finest spas and resorts in the nation, including the St. George Day Spa, Red Mountain Spa, and Green Valley Spa, rated among the top 10 destination spas in Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. In addition to spa treatments such as massages, facials and manicures, Red Mountain and Green Valley spas offer exercise classes, guided hiking trips, cooking demonstrations, swimming pools and more. With places like these and others, St. George is an ideal spot for a spa vacation getaway.

Green Valley Spa

1871 W. Canyon View Dr.
St. George, Utah 84770

Red Mountain Spa

1275 E. Red Mountain Circle
Ivins, UT 84738

St. George Day Spa

348 N. Bluff St.
St. George, Utah 84770

Fitness Ridge Resort & Spa

760 S. 200 West
Ivins, UT 84738

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