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Top Ten Things To Do in St. George

We know that coming as a tourist to a new place can be intimidating, you get so many recommendations of attractions to visit but once you get to the area, they are impossible to find! Especially when it comes to hiking trails and natural landmarks, people often find themselves overwhelmed before they even get to the destination. Here at Red Sands, we want to make sure our guests have the best stay possible and find the local wonders that they came to see, which is why we have curated this list for you! Each attraction is made unique by the history and landscape in Saint George! Due to our temperate climate and seemingly endless summers, enjoying the outdoors is possible year-round! No matter what you enjoy, Southern Utah is sure to have something for you!

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1. Explore Zion national park

Our personal favorite, Zion National Park brings people from all over the world to experience the amazing sights this park has to offer. You don't need to try and drive your car to find specific trails, Zion National Park has a bus system that will take you directly to some of the best hiking spots you can find. Enjoy one of the many well-known hikes such as Angels Landing and the Narrows, or explore other hidden gems. Check out our more detailed guide on Zion National Park at the link below!
Zion National Park

2. Visit Local Museums

For something to do with both kids and kids at heart, visit one of the museums around Saint George. From the Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum to the Childrens Museum, with countless activities for kids of all ages, you will be sure to enjoy your trip through the history of the area. Visit our Museums Page for more information!

3. Go Hiking or Mountain biking

There is honestly nothing more grounding than spending the day out in nature. Whether you like the leisurely pace of hiking or the challenging experience of a mountain bike trail, you are sure to have a good time on our desert trails. The best part? There are a ton of free areas to explore. Remember to bring a pack of supplies with plenty of water and snacks. We have a small guide on how to hike safely for those not familiar with our area, to make sure that you have a safe and fun trip into nature. For a list of recommended hiking and biking trails, go to our Hiking Trails page!
Hiking Trails

4. Enjoy Tee Time

To say Saint George is a golfing city would be an understatement. With over 12 golf courses all within a 30-minute drive or less of the Saint George area, you'll have trouble picking your favorites. See a full list of golf courses and entrance fees here!
Golf Courses

5. Play in the Water

If you've ever been to St George you know how hot it can get. Lucky for us, we have a lot of lakes and reservoirs within reach. Sand Hollow State Park is the closest and warmest of the waters, with Quail Creek Park close by as another great option! There are beaches perfect for a day-long family outing, lots of rock jumping areas, and sand dunes perfect for four-wheelers. Check out the full list of water activities close to the Saint George area by clicking the link below!
Water Activities Near Saint George

6. Sample Local Cuisine

Do you love delicious food? So does Southern Utah! We have curated a list of some of the best restaurants in the area, perfect for any occasion or craving!
Best Restaurants in Southern Utah

4. Hike Through Snow Canyon Park

Snow Canyon National Park is 7400 acres of pure majesty. The differing colors of the sandstone and lava rock will leave you awestruck. With 38 miles of hiking trails, and a three-mile paved walking/biking trail, there is plenty of exploration for you and your loved ones to enjoy. If you are lucky you may end up seeing the endangered desert tortoise which even locals have trouble finding. Having a rich history of the Anasazi Native Americans and LDS pioneers passing through, who knows what you will find. Find the directions and entrance fees at the link below!
Snow Canyon State Park

8. Enter a Marathon or Race

Saint George is known for its racing and marathon events. Whether you just want to do a quick 5K Fun Run, or want to push yourself to your limits in the Ironman Triathalon, there are countless ways to test your endurance and physical fitness. See a full list of the current year's race and marathon events at the link below!
Race and Marathon Events

9. Spend Some Time Rock Climbing

Love the rush of adrenaline and the thrill of testing your physical limits? Saint George has countless climbing routes of varying difficulty, perfect for any skill level or experience! Visit our Rock Climbing Routes page for a list of popular climbs and their locations!
Rock Climbing Routes

10. Visit Local Historical Sites

St George is known for its historical richness dating back to 1857. Head over to the Mountain Meadows Massacre Site to learn more about the tragic fate of a group of immigrants. Maybe you want to head on over to the Jacob Hamblin Home, A well-known LDS Pioneer who made friends with the local Native Americans. Come visit the LDS temple visitor center to learn more about early settlers of the area. The Saint George LDS Temple is currently under construction, but the visitor center is open and offering tours! There are a couple of ghost towns to check out, within an hour or less driving distance of Saint George. To learn more about local history, visit our Historical Sites page!
Historical Sites