Top Ten Things to See and Do in St. George, UT
St. George, UT is where you will find plenty of things to see and do. The area is also known as Utah’s Dixie because of its temperate climate. It is one of Utah’s most popular travel destinations because of its mild winters that make it ideal for year-round golf, and it offers a wide assortment of popular attractions and activities including: hiking, biking, state parks, golf, spas, historic sites, national parks and so much more.
Here are the top 10 things to see and do in St. George UT
#10 – Biking: Great mountain bike trails can be found all around the St. George desert and mountain areas. Fall and spring are both ideal time to take a long bike ride. There are many people who also like to bike year-round because of the mild winters and summers can be tolerable in the high country. Trails include Anasazi Trail, Gooseberry Mesa, Green Valley and Snow Canyon Paved Loop.
#9 – Historical Sites: St. George is full of historical sites. Some of the most notable sites include the St. George LDS Temple, Brigham Young Winter Home, Jacob Hamblin Home, Ancestor Square, Mountain Meadows Site, Grafton Ghost Town, Silver Reef Ghost Town, and Pine Valley Church.
#8 – Pine Valley Mountains: They are the high, forested mountains located north of I-15 between St George and Cedar City. The highest point is Signal Peak, at 10,325 feet. The mountains offer great opportunity to hike, backpack, camp, fish, hunt and enjoy other outdoor sports.
#7 – Spas and Resorts: With sunshine, incredible natural beauty and a reputation as an outdoor mecca, it was only natural for quality spa resorts to spring up around St George. Spas and resorts include: Red Mountain Resort, Sagestone Spa, Sacred Space Spa, the Biggest Loser Resort and Fitness Ridge, Desert Cliffs, Green Valley Resort and Spa.
#6 – Dinosaur Sites: The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm displays some of the oldest and best-preserved tracks in the world. Dinosaur tracks were discovered on the farm in February, 2000, and it has become quite an attraction. The site is still in the early stages of scientific study one half so far more than 3,500 tracks have been found within a ten-acre area.
#5 – Tuacahn: “Tuacahn” comes from a Mayan word meaning “Canyon of the Gods.” Built in the shadow of 1500-foot spectacular red rock cliffs, the Tuacahn Amphitheatre and Center for the Arts was created to awaken the nobility of the human soul and transmit light and hope to people everywhere through the arts and education.
#4 – Events & Activities: People come from all around the enjoy all the events and activities that St. George UT has to offer. Some events you can enjoy include: St. George Winter Bird Festival, Parade of Homes, St. George Art Festival, Ford Ironman St. George, Washington County Fair, Dixie Lions Round-Up, St. George Marathon, Huntsman World Senior Games, Dixie Rotary Bowl, First Night on Main and so much more.
#3 – State Parks: Many popular state parks are located within a short drive of St. George. You can enjoy these state parks year-round. Parks include: Sand Hollow, Snow Canyon, Quail Creek and Gunlock State Park.
#2 – Golf: St George is Utah’s golf capital. Weather is mild during winter and so golf is enjoyable year-round. As a result, some of the best courses in the southwestern US can be found here. Golf courses include: Bloomington Country Club and Golf Course, Coral Canyon Golf Course, Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, Green Springs Golf Course, Sand Hollow Golf Course, Sky Mountain Golf Course, Southgate Golf Course, Sunbrook Golf Course, SunRiver Golf Course, and the Ledges Golf Course.
#1 – National Parks: St George is a convenient gateway to Zion National Park, and to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is also within easy driving distance of Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument. The city makes a great base came for day trips to any of these areas, or a good starting point for national park excursions.
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