So you’re going on vacation to St. George. The perfect quintessential town to get away from it all. St. George, in all it’s beauty, is a bit of a mystery if you don’t know the ins and outs of what to do.
Here’s a list of great things to do in St.George during your visit..
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Best Places To Hike In St.George
If you’re one for the outdoors, then St. George is the place for you. Hiking is one of the town’s greatest pastimes, and the views certainly don’t disappoint.
Snow Canyon Overlook Trail – The Snow Canyon Overlook is a sight for sore eyes. No matter how many snaps you take on your phone, you won’t be able to capture the greatness of this view. Once you get to the top, you will feel renewed. If you want to experience the views and scenery featured in Katy Perry’s “Rise” music video, this is place.
Lava Flow Overlook – Here’s something fun and different! Those who are brave, should certainly visit here. Not only is this a scenic trail within the Snow Canyon mountains, but a new experience to see and go in lava caves.
You’ll want to make sure you have a trusty team by your side. To make the experience a real treat, make sure to pack some glow sticks. Once in the caves, break them open and see the colors explode!
Snow Canyon State Petroglyphs – Truly a picture worthy outing. Here’s a hike that isn’t difficult with a great reward at the end. The petroglyphs will have you mesmerized and possibly a little perplexed. If you want to keep some of the petroglyphs for yourself, pack some cardstock paper with graphite pencils and you can etch the petroglyph onto paper.
Most Popular Golf Courses In St.George
If hiking doesn’t tickle your St. George fancy, maybe T-time would better suit you. St. George’s golf courses are some of the area’s biggest tourist attractions. Try them out for yourself!
Red Hills – Open year round so you can get your red rock fix. Enjoy golfing during any season as the Dixie Red Hills Golf Club welcomes you home.
Sunbrook – Golf Digest rated Sunbrook the best golf course in Utah not once, but twice!
Sand Hollow – Put around St. George’s award winning Championship Course. Here, you’ll really feel like a winner!
Coral Canyon – In the winter, enjoy breathtaking views of Bryce Canyon, and watch Zion National Park bloom in the spring while your hitting a hole in one!
Shopping In St.George
St. George has everything you need from high end to low! Thrift shopping, to the name brands you know and love- find it all here, in sunny St. George!
Red Cliffs Mall – The Red Cliffs Mall is your one stop shop in St. George. If you only have one trip to hit Barnes & Noble, Victoria Secret and pick up some Nikes at Foot Locker, this is the place for you!
Hope Avenue – If you want to know where the girls are getting all their cute, trendy clothes, the secret’s out! Be in the know and check out Hope Avenue on Red Cliffs Drive.
Red Rock Commons – Come to Red Rock Commons and get your local fix of Cafe Rio, stop by Ulta, and wander over to Dick’s Sporting Goods!
St.George’s Best Restaurants
After all that shopping, you’re going to want to stuff your face. Well friends, you’re in the right place! Dining in St. George is an experience. The views and the food will have you coming back for more.
Cliffside Restaurant – If you want a meal with a view, Cliffside Restaurant will have you swooning. Pro tip: Make reservations for dusk, somewhere around 6 PM, and request a balcony table if the weather is nice.
Although, this is St. George. When isn’t the weather nice?
The sun setting on the desert bowl town is a magical experience. Another pro tip: get a side of fries for the table. They’re to die for!
Guru’s Bar & Grill – If you’re looking for something a little more rustic, perhaps more on the town’s country side of things, you’ve got to check out St.George’s newest sports bar and grill, right on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street.
The high vaulted ceiling and wooden pillars will have you set in the most comfortable mood. The smells from the open displayed kitchen, as you walk in the front door will make your heart melt. You’ll be asking for more bread and butter before the hostess shows you to your table!
DUB’s BBQ – Looking for good barbecue? Look no further. Devey’s Urban Barbecue has been voted St. George’s best BBQ! And for good reason. Order up a pulled pork sandwich with a side of cajun fries.
You’ll be wondering why you haven’t been here before! Oh, and don’t worry about missing the big game- they’ve got you covered on all the walls!
Iceberg – After all the scenic meals, it’s time for desert! Where better to get your ice cream fix than Iceberg? Where a size small shake can literally feed the whole family.
If you want to feel the history of the town, come here. 60’s diner vibes with red leather booths and old Dixie State memorabilia will make put you make a few decades! The menu doesn’t just stop at creamy ice cream shakes, no sir. Burgers, fries, onion rings. The works!
St.George’s Favorite Entertainment
Tuacahn Ampitheatre – There’s a reason they call it, “Broadway in the Desert.” Tuacahn will have you feeling all the feels whilst enjoying the gorgeous red rock that surrounds the theatre. Truly picturesque. However, the pictures won’t do it justice.
Simply enjoy it! The talent is phenomenal. You’ll be ordering your next set of tickets before you leave the parking lot.
Pickleball – Pickleball is fun for the whole family with multiple courts across the area. Friendly competition all while getting in a fun workout.
St. George Children’s Museum – Now this is a site. Whether you’re five or 50, you’ll surely get a kick out of the world created for children. There’s plenty to do and see and explore! You won’t be bored at this cute attraction.
What Can The Kids Do In St. George?
Thunder Junction Park – Thunder Junction Park is a great place for everyone! It’s an All Abilities Park, meaning that there is wheelchair accessibility. Instead of wood chips to soften falls, there are soft rubber matts in place.
There’s a waterfall and a train that goes around the whole park that both kids and parents can ride. What’s not to love!
Dino Tracks – Do the kids want to experience the realness of Jurassic Park? No need to fly to the amusement park. St. George is great for the little paleontologists in the family. Check out the Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm for a trip back eons to see what used to roam the desert of St. George.
Judd’s Store – Round up the fam and take them to Judd’s General Store. A true hallmark of St. George. Where the soda still comes in glass bottles and the soup tastes just as good as grandma’s.
Splash Pad – If you’re going to St. George, you’re going to want to cool down. Hot, complaining kids? Yeah, no thanks! Beat the heat and drop them off at the splash pad just off main street!
Welcome to The Leeds Motel
While there’s mystery in St. George, there’s one hidden gem you don’t want to miss out on: Leeds, UT. It’s perfect. Experience the sightseeing and tourism from being in St. George, but at the end of the day you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the growing town, but enjoy a peaceful stay just outside of it!
The Leeds RV Park & Motel has everything you’re looking for, and what’s great about it is it isn’t just a motel. It’s an RV Park too! Great for those adventurers who like to travel with the comfort of home. Pull up, park, and stay a while!
Leeds will have you relaxing in no time at all. If you’re without an RV, no sweat! Stay in one of the motels rooms fully furnished with a kitchenette and wifi.
written by: Elena Castro