National Park Vacation
Your national park vacation itinerary should include other southern Utah attractions
If you are planning a national park vacation, southern Utah is the place to go and St. George is the place to make your base camp. St. George is less than an hour from Zion National Park and only a few hours from Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Zion National Park is southern Utah’s most popular tourist attraction. Its enormous stone monoliths, which tower 2,000 to 3,000 feet above the canyon floor, awe first time and returning visitors alike. Bryce Canyon boasts a breathtaking display of colorful rock spires and pinnacles, called hoodoos, among a series of natural amphitheaters. Grand Canyon is a deep chasm spanning 277 miles. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the canyon is an average of 10 miles wide from rim to rim and an average of one mile deep.
In addition to these parks, your national park vacation can also include other nearby natural scenic attractions, including Cedar Breaks National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Snow Canyon State Park, and Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Stellar scenery is not all southern Utah has to offer. It also boasts pioneer historic sites, challenging golf courses, famous ghost towns, picturesque reservoirs, and brand-name outlets that will whet the appetite of any bargain shopper. Your national park vacation itinerary should include a few of these attractions as well.
When planning your national park vacation to southern Utah, your first point of contact should be the St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. We can provide you with the latest information on area lodging options, attractions, entertainment and shopping that will help you set up a schedule of activities that will cater to the interests of every member of your family. We want your southern Utah national park vacation to be an exciting, memorable experience. We hope to hear from you soon!