St. George, Utah


St. George, Utah

St George UtahThe largest city in southern Utah, St. George, Utah is one of the most popular resort and retirement communities in the Southwest United States. It's excellent golf courses, first-rate medical center, widely respected community college, commuter airline, symphony orchestra, comfortable climate, and many other factors have made it one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

St. George is the capital of southern Utah's scenic paradise. This city of 50,000 has a rich pioneer history as well as a far-reaching reputation for hospitality. With more than 2,500 lodging rooms ranging from fine hotels to comfortable motels, to delightful bed and breakfast inns, St. George has a history of making visitors feel at home. Add to that the more than 50 fine restaurants and eateries, as well as some of the most exciting shopping opportunities in the Southwest, and St. George emerges as an excellent place to headquarter an unforgettable vacation.

 

Shopping:

St. George Utah is the regional shopping Mecca. The Red Cliffs Mall is a fully enclosed mall with more than 50 stores and shops. Zion Factory Stores and The Promenade just across the street feature another 50-plus stores with everything from discounted name-brand clothing to sporting goods, to books. The St. George Commercial Center on South Bluff Street offers a variety of shops and large stores. St. George's Downtown Historic District has a number of shops, boutiques, galleries and stores. Craft, antique and gift shops are located throughout the community. Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park are close by.

St George Utah
Historic Sites:

For many, the name St. George Utah conjures images of historic pioneer buildings such as the majestic St. George Temple and Tabernacle, the Brigham Young Home, the Opera House, and other beautifully restored buildings. A delightful downtown walking tour begins at the Chamber of Commerce Office (the restored Pioneer Courthouse) on St. George Blvd. and 100 East. The seasonal "St. George Live" tour, featuring live actors at key spots along the way, starts at the Opera House on 200 North and Main Street.

St George Utah Activities:

There are a myriad of things to do in St. George Utah. The city has invested millions of dollars in scenic pathways for walking, biking, roller blading and running. There are also many family activity centers.

Family Fun:

St. George Utah offers a variety of family fun such as miniature golf, bumper boats, go-carts, driving ranges, batting cages, arcades, bike and skating paths.


The Arts:

St. George Utah has truly become a center for entertainment. The Tuacahn Center for the Arts near Snow Canyon State Park is a 25 million dollar facility and home to famous outdoor musical dramas and concerts. The Zion Canyon Cinemax Theater (IMAX Film) near Zion National Park offers two films; one film highlights the story of Zion National Park and surrounding region. A very substantial schedule of concerts, plays, art-shows and more are offered through the city, Dixie College and private groups.

The St. George City Art Museum stages exhibits year-round featuring fine regional artists as well as traveling exhibits of national and international merit. Several excellent art shows are held at different venues during the year.

Main Street Art Gallery opened April 2009. Co-owner Kevin Konold, Master Potter  has opened a pottery studio within the gallery, offering pottery classes to youth and adults as well as stained glass window and art classes.

St George Utah - Tuacahn Theater

Dixie State College
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The cultural heart of Utah's Dixie is Dixie State College. This four-year college has more than 6,000 students. The college is the catalyst for many of the great events and activities visitors enjoy, including the Southwest Symphony, the Celebrity Concert Series, the Rotary Bowl and other sports events, festivals, concerts, and tours. The college runs one of the most popular Elder hostel programs in the country, as well as the Sun Desert Golf Academy.

The Dixie Center:

Southern Utah's new state-of-the-art convention center is a 138,000 square-foot complex with 47,000 square feet of exhibit space. The Dixie Center accommodates small and large meetings and conventions for visitors from across the country and around the world.

Religion:

The religious base in St. George Utah today is quite diverse including: Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Christian (General), Christian Science, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Episcopalian, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist.

St. George Utah Weather:

TEMP(F) & RAIN JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
MAX 53.8 60.8 67.6 76.4 86.3 96.8 102.2 99.9 92.7 80.8 64.9 54.2
MIN 27.2 32.1 37.7 44.4 53.4 61.8 68.9 66.8 57.7 45.7 35.0 27.5
MEDIAN 40.3 46.8 52.2 60.5 70.2 79.4 85.2 83.1 75.6 63.4 50.4 40.9
INCHES .90 .89 .97 .53 .37 .17 .60 .61 .62 .67 .56 .92

Hospital:

Dixie Regional Medical - Center 554 S. 400 E., St. George, Ut. 84770

St. George Overview:
  • Location: Southwest corner of Utah,
    just six miles from the Arizona border.
  • Established: 1861
  • St George Utah lies within Washington County
  • County Population: approx. 74,000
  • St. George Population: 50,000+
  • Elevation: 2,860 feet above sea level
  • Neighboring peaks over 10,000 on Pine Valley Mountain
  • Average Rainfall: 8.3 inches
  • Spring-Fall Day-time Temperature: 70-80 F
  • Summer Day-time Temperature: 80-100+ F
  • Winter Day-time Temperature:55-65 F
  • Normal Growing Season: 196 days
  • Lowest Point in State of Utah (Near St. George): Beaver Dam Wash (2,350 feet)

 

 

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