The city of St. George was named by Trip Advisor (in 2009) as the #1 emerging hotspot in the country! Located just 90 minutes from Las Vegas, it's a convenient trip, but has the ability to make you feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle. National Geographic called St. George one of the "50 best places to live and play."
With Zion National Park as a backdrop, the view from the golf courses, the atmosphere of the destination spas, and the cozy elegance in the downtown Historic District, St. George will never disappoint. The city's thriving sports and arts scenes, mild winter climate, unique tastes and excellent shopping make it a fantastic vacation hub for rejuvenating your spirit and enriching your senses.
Dry and mild winters are a real attraction to those interested in enjoying the great outdoors. In winter the day-time temperatures in the St. George area regularly hover in the 60's, and we still experience beautiful sunny skies regularly. In the summer, we deal with typical desert heat. Temps range from 90's to low 100's.
What to see in St. George:
St. George sits at 2,800 feet above sea level in a unique high desert environment. Snow Canyon State Park & nearby Zion National Park are must see's along with 3 other state parks, world class golf courses, and historic downtown St. George itself. Take in the breathtaking views of the red cliffs, black rock, green grass, and blue sky. Pine Mountain adds the tint of purple to the already wide array of colors. Museums are also a great way to see the St. George of old. The Dinosaur Discovery Museum boasts "one of the 10 best dino track sitesin the world!"
What to do in St. George:
In recent years St. George has taken large steps in the world of the arts. The Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts draws hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to its regular offering of Broadway style outdoor musical productions. St. George Live, the southwest symphony and a host of other offerings await visitors to this region. St. George, Kayenta, Springdale and other area communities have expanded their art galleries, museums and art events. One look at our calendar of events will convince anyone that the arts are a vibrant part of the St. George region. St. George is also home to DocUtah Southern Utah's International Documentary Film Festival. There are so many things to do in St. George. Make sure you stay long enough to experience them all! For you shopping enthusiasts, take your pick from Factory Outlets, the Red Cliffs Mall, boutiques, antiques and more in the St. George area. You'll enjoy the variety of shopping options and the great deals to be found. You'll may also enjoy the farmers market at Ancestor Square and/or the Saturday market at Tuacahn. No matter your shopping preference, you'll find something to your liking in St. George.
History of the St. George area:
The St. George area is rich with history. Formerly called "Utah's Dixie," the story of a group of settlers determined to succeed despite a harsh desert climate and struggles with water - sometimes because there was too much of it, resulting in flooding that sometimes wiped out whole towns, but most of the time because there was too little of it. Learn more about the history of the Washington County area and come explore some of the historical sites for yourself!