Vacations in Utah
Nearby national parks and year-round golf make St. George a fantastic getaway destination
One of the most scenic regions in Utah, the St. George area is famous for its mild winter temperatures, year-round recreation opportunities and close proximity to two of Utah’s five spectacular national parks. Zion National Park is less than an hour from St. George while Bryce Canyon National Park is within two hours of southern Utah’s largest city. Zion National Park, Utah’s most visited national park, is a 229-square-mile spectacle of narrow canyons, enormous sandstone monoliths, and forested plateaus. Bryce Canyon is not a canyon at all in actuality, but a series of natural amphitheaters exhibiting wondrous rock spires and pinnacles in all shapes, sizes and colors.
One of the favorite recreational pursuits for St. George visitors is golfing at one of its 11 scenic courses. St. George boasts some of Utah’s best golf courses according to Golf Digest Magazine and other publications. Many St. George golf courses are located next to or meander through red rock outcroppings and cliffs, including Dixie Red Hills, Coral Canyon and Sky Mountain. Some southern Utah golf courses make it difficult to concentrate on your shot with incredible vistas of the peaks of the Pine Valley Mountains and the monoliths of Zion National Park in the distance. In the winter, many residents of Utah’s larger metropolitan areas escape the snow to play a round or two at area courses in pleasant 60-degree temperatures.
If you would like a fantastic getaway, choose the scenery, golf and weather of St. George, Utah. If you are seeking detailed, up-to-date information about Utah’s Dixie, call the St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. We will help you plan your itinerary and make your southern Utah vacation a cherished memory that will last a lifetime.