Things to do St George Utah

Things to do St George Utah
St George Utah is located on the southern part of the state and it is within driving distance of the popular Zion National Park, which is located nearby the town of Springdale Utah.

If you are traveling to St George Utah for the first time, the city is famed by its red bluffs and desert-type weather, as well as for dinosaur footprints found at Johnsons Farm which is one of the most interesting places to visit in Utah.

Apart from the many things to do in St George Utah, the city is also within a couple of hours of the City of Las Vegas in Nevada and other tourist attractions in Arizona.

Things to do St George Utah: Outdoor Activities

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and want to experience Utah's beautiful and breathtaking natural scenery, the city is within driving range of Gunlock State Park, Sand Hollow State Park and Snow Canyon State Park.

Snow Canyon state park is the closest state park to St George Utah taking only 15 minutes by car, while Sand hollow and Gunlock state parks are located 18 miles from the St Georges’ city center (around 30 minutes by car).

Fun Activities

Off-Road Activities

If you are a dirt bike or dune buggy enthusiast, Sand Hollow State Park has the perfect landscape for off-road activities.

For instance, the Mild To Wild Rhino Tour company offers off-road trips on buggy vehicles through the Utah mountains and around Zion National Park.

Camping & Hiking

You can camp in all the mentioned state parks and enjoy hiking and picnicking. However, Snow Canyon State Park is the largest state park out of all of them and it is actually one of the best places for hiking and exploring the wildlife in Utah.

Both Snow Canyon and Gunlock state parks have en entry fee of around $5, while Sand Hollow state park charges something like $10.

If you are looking for campgrounds with hook-ups, both Sand Hollow and Snow Canyon state parks offer this for around $20 per night.

Fishing & Water Activities

Sand Hollow and Gunlock state parks have both reservoirs so, if you are planning to enjoy boating, these two state parks have boat launches facilities.

Dinosaur Tour

If you are a dinosaur enthusiast and would like to explore well-preserved dinosaur tracks, the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site located at Johnson Farm is only minutes away from the city center.

At the center, you can learn more about these fascinating creatures and marvel at dinosaur tracks such as the well preserved Eubrontes footprint.

Things to do St George Utah: Places of Interest

St George Tabernacle

St George Tabernacle is located near the Washington County Library and it one of the most famed architectural landmarks in Utah as it features a clock made in London.

St George Utah Temple

The St George Utah Temple is another outstanding landmark in the city and this wonderful church makes for a perfect picture-taking opportunity.

If you are a Christian, the church has a visitor’s center with interesting videos on family issues and life.

St George City Art Museum

If you are interested in art and history, the St George City Art Museum is a great place to learn more about the early history of Utah through paintings and interesting exhibitions.

Things to do St George Utah: Family Activities

Sand Hollow Aquatic Center

If you are traveling to St George Utah and are looking for things to do with kids, the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center is home to a massive leisure pool with water slides and fun water toys.

This water park is located along North Lava Flow Drive near Santa Clara Library.

Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum

If you have never been on an animal safari, the Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum offers wildlife tours where you can explore animals in their natural habitat.

Visiting the Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum is one of the most popular things to do in St George Utah, and it is must-add in your itinerary if you love nature-related activities.

If you are traveling with kids, the kid’s room at the museum is a great place for the little ones to burn-off some energy while learning about animals through interactive exhibits.

Fiesta Fun Family Fun Center

Fiesta Fun Family Fun Center is located at the end of East 1160 South Street and this amusement park is another popular place where you can enjoy fun activities such as bumper boats, mini golf and go-carts.

Things to do St George Utah: Shopping

Shopping is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular things to do in St George Utah and you’ll find plenty of shopping opportunities ranging from specialty shops to shopping centers.

For instance, along W RedCliffs Drive you will find plenty of shops such as Hot Topic, St George Running Center, Big Lots and Rebel Sports.

For retail shopping, head to either Zion Factory Stores or Red Cliff Mall. Both of them are located along W RedCliffs Drive and feature 100 stores between them.

Things to do St George Utah: Nightlife & Entertainment

St George Utah is a conservative city so the night scene centers on bars and restaurants offering some kind of live entertainment.

Having said this, one of the most popular things to do at night in St George Utah, it's to enjoy a night of performing arts.

For instance, the Dixie State College features performing art nights as well as concert nights where you can catch a rock or country concert.

However, Dixie State College events run during the school year so bear this in mind.

Another popular place to catch some entertainment it's at the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, which is located adjacent the Utah State University.

Things to do St George Utah: Events & Festivals

St. George Art Festival

If you are traveling to St George Utah in early April, you can catch one of the most popular cultural events in the city, the St. George Art Festival.

The festival is held at Town Square and features hundreds of artists from around the USA showcasing their works.

St. George Marathon

The St. George Marathon is held in October and anyone can participate in the race as long as their registrations are approved.

The Marathon course runs through the scenic Pine Valley Mountains and the finish line is in Vernon Worthen Park in St. George City.

Huntsman World Senior Games

The Huntsman World Senior Games is also held in October and it is a fun event geared to men and women over 50 years of age. The event aims to promote fitness and encourage retirees to be active physically.

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