St George, Utah is a historic city in scenic Southern Utah that is constantly buzzing with activities that make it a fun place to visit for travelers near and far. There are lots of unique things about St George that make it worth visiting and even moving to, including outdoor recreation, amazing mountain and desert scenery, sports events, and a temperate climate that is warm in the winter and not too hot in the summer months.
Northern Utahns like to make their way down to St George in the winters to get away from the harsh winters and inversions experienced in Northern Utah. St George is a convenient 3-5 hour drive from most of the population of Utah.
Millions of other travelers make their way from Asia, Europe, and elsewhere and stop in or stay in St George while they tour Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and other park attractions located close to St George.
At Robbins Nest Retreats, we want you to get the most out of your experience visiting the St George, Utah area. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular favorites, some of the many reasons people visit St George. Whether you’re staying with us or find lodging somewhere else this time, we hope you find this list helpful.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States, with more than 4 million visitors coming to see its mountain vistas, hike its unique and breathtaking trails, and relax in one of the most majestic pieces of wilderness on the planet.
The entrance to Zion National Park is less than an hour drive from downtown St George. Visitors to Las Vegas often make the 90-minute journey from there to St George to stay while they visit Zion National Park as well as other amazing recreation areas around St George.
Golfing in the Saint George Area
The St George area is home to 10 golf courses located in a 10 mile radius (known as the Red Rock Golf Trail) from Hurricane on the north side to several courses just off I-15 along the St George exits. There are also lots of other golf courses in the surrounding area that make St George the premier area for golfing for Utahns and for visitors to the state.
Some of the most popular golf courses in the St George area include:
- Coral Canyon Golf Course
- Dixie Red Hills Golf Course
- Green Spring Golf Course
- Sand Hollow Golf Course
- Sky Mountain Golf Course
- Southgate Golf Course
- St George Golf Club
- Sunbrook Golf Course
- The Ledges Golf Course
St George Temple and Visitor Center
The St George LDS Temple and Visitor Center provide another kind of inspiring and even spiritual take on Southern Utah. The St George temple is the focal point of Latter-day Saint worship, and was built by the early Mormon pioneers in 1877, after they’d made their famous trek across the western United States to make Utah their permanent home.
A visit to the St George Temple and Visitor Center is a great way to discover the impact of the religious history of St George, Utah and to feel more connected with the area.
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area
The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area is located just north of St George. Hiking and walking trails along the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area make view of the colorful Red Cliff Mountains accessible to visitors and tourists. In addition to the lure of the red rock mountain scenery, there are archeological attractions and historic ruins (including abandoned mines) for discovering here.
Dixie State University
St George is home to Dixie State University, a growing higher education institution that offers everything from certificates to master’s degrees.
Dixie State University provides a range of activities that include various sports, theater, and outdoor recreation opportunities for those who live in St George as well as for visitors to the area.
The Tuacahn Theater, operated by the Tuacahn Center for the Arts, is located close to the entrance of Snow Canyon State Park in Ivins, Utah, on the northeast side of St George. Known as “Broadway in the Desert”, the Tuacahn Theater seats over 2,000 people, who come to watch Broadway-style shows such as a The Sound of Music and The Little Mermaid in addition to having music programs and other entertainment.