St. George Utah Temple
Best Things To Do in St. George
Bookended by Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park, the southern Utah city of St. George serves as a must-see city for its outstanding scenery, drawing in tons of visitors each year. Here are 10 of the best things to do in George.
Check out the Temple.
Saint George is a beautiful city; that much is for sure. And the St. George Utah Temple is easily one of the most dazzling sights in the entire city.
Constructed in the late 1800s, the St. George Utah Temple Visitor’s Center invites visitors from all walks of life to enjoy the stunning architecture and learn of the temple’s intriguing history.
See the Arts.
Over 35 years old, the St. George Arts Festival is a favorite celebration among St. George residents and visitors alike. The festival is held in the St. George Town Square for two days in March each year. What better way to enjoy the beauty of spring in St. George than by perusing the array of outdoor shops and vendors on display?
Explore the Red Rocks.
Ready for some outdoor adventure? Head on over to Pioneer Park on the north side of the city where some of the city’s most beautiful scenery can be enjoyed without ever leaving St. George.
The 52-acre park features several scenic hiking trails, picnic pavilions, and plenty of spectacular views of downtown and Zion National Park from atop Dixie Rock. Even better, if you have the time, you can easily reach Red Cliffs Desert Reserve from Pioneer Park.
Red Rocks of St. George
Shoot for Par.
Did you pack your golf clubs? If so, be sure to hit up one of St. George’s awesome golf courses. For instance, the Ledges of St. George features a spectacular 18-hole course, surrounded by towering red rocks.
Similarly, Dixie Red Hills Golf Course houses a nine-hole course, offering excellent playability and unmistakable scenery.
Check Out the Wildlife.
One of the gems of St. George, the Rosenburch Wildlife Museum proivdes learning experiences for visitors of all ages. The museum covers hundreds of different species in the form of life-sized displays across its 35,000 square foot display room – and you can view it all in just about an hour.
Shop 'Til You Drop.
Looking to do some retail therapy? Then check out the Shoppes at Zion – a collection of over 30 premium stores and restaurants conveniently set along Interstate 15. Whether you’re looking for the newest fashions at rue21, something to take home at Cowboys and Indians, or a bite to eat at Outback Steakhouse, you’ll surely find whatever your heart desires at the Shoppes.
Golf Courses in St. George
Tour Southern Utah.
You want to check out the scenery surrounding St. George in one easy trip? Then book some time with Southern Utah Scenic Tours. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to see the region’s famous national parks and iconic scenery.
You can book adventure tours, like kayaking, mountain biking, and jeep tours, or more traditional day tours and custom tours.
Grab A Souvenir.
Take home a piece of southwestern heritage at the Coyote Gulch Art Village in Ivins. The village is home to a collection of art, jewelry, and gift shops, set in a scenic outdoor mall setting near Snow Canyon State Park.
The village is also home to a number of awesome attractions, like the Kayenta Desert Arboretum, the Mystic Canyon Light Gallery, and the Xetava Gardens Café, making it a must-see stop for a little sightseeing and shopping.
See the Local History.
For some more unique sightseeing, check out the St. George Tabernacle, built in 1876 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The tabernacle, which has been affectionately dubbed “jewel of the desert,” offers free, daily tours of the building – check it out during your visit.
Found alongside the Santa Clara River, the Tonaquint Nature Center is a beautiful slice of nature set in the heart of St. George. Get a break from the hustle and bustle by taking a tranquil walk through the park, viewing native wildlife and plantlife along the way.