St. George Utah
This region continues to garner attention as one of the top places to visit in the United States. Trip Advisor recently suggested that, for 2009, St. George is America's #1 Emerging Hotspot for travelers. Click here for more details. With mild winter weather, year-round recreation and a close proximity to amazing scenery such as Zion National Park, St. George can easily be the top of the list for your next vacation or group gathering.
Besides being close to Zion National Park and other scenic attractions, the St. George, Utah area boasts spectacular live theater. The Tuacahn Amphitheater is a unique 2,000 seat outdoor theatrical venue near the red rock cliffs of Snow Canyon State Park. Tuacahn offers Broadway-caliber musical productions in the summer and fall, with many concerts and other entertainment options throughout the year. Many St. George, Utah hotels offer money-saving Tuacahn ticket packages. Other theatrical options are the St. George Musical Theater, and the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah, located only 44 miles north of St. George. St. George, Utah hosts many popular annual events, including the St. George Arts Festival, the Huntsman World Senior Games, the St. George Marathon, and soccer, golf and other sporting tournaments. Some of these events draw over 10,000 participants and many more spectators. .
The St. George, Utah area’s top tourist attraction, Zion National Park is just thirty eight minutes away and boasts breathtaking rock formations, forested plateaus and narrow slot canyons. Zion National Park is 30 miles in length and 15 miles wide at its broadest point. Within the park, the Zion Canyon scenic drive is the most popular attraction and is home to the park’s most recognizable natural landmarks and most popular trails, such as Weeping Rock, The Riverside Walk, and Emerald Pools, all of which are relatively easy paths appropriate for the entire family. Two of the best views of Zion Canyon are also found at the top of the two most strenuous trails in the canyon, Angels Landing and Observation Point. From April to October, visitors have the benefit of accessing the canyon via shuttle bus, which stops at trail heads and points of interest on its way up the canyon. St. George, Utah makes a great base camp for visiting Zion National Park.
As you plan your southern Utah vacation, contact the St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for information on lodging, attractions, activities and entertainment.