Located on the border near Arizona, the city of St. George lies in the northern part of the Mojave Desert, making this a place to see some gorgeous red rock scenery. It’s not all about the scenery though; with a thriving downtown, St. George dubs itself a region with a small town feel and big city amenities.
Art, history and culture come together here to create an inspired and eclectic mix for those visiting the city. Check out live concerts in the amphitheaters, hit one of the many art galleries, or visit a museum, such as the North American Wildlife or Zion Human History Museum. You will be hard pressed to run out of things to do in this charming Utah city.
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    The most popular reason to visit St. George is for the close proximity to Zion National Park. Zion is 46 miles from St. George.


    Ranked as one of the country’s fastest growing cities, St. George has plenty to offer tourists. One of the main draws is the Arts Festival. Held annually, artists from around the world come here to showcase their talent. One of the centerpieces of the festival is the display of indigenous Southwestern art.


    You can find everything from climbing, to canyoneering to ziplining in St. George. Rock climbing especially is a very popular past time. Visit the great sandstone rocks of Chuckawalla or the black basalt rocks in the Black Rocks climbing area. Road cycling is also a great thing to try when in St. George. They host the North American Pro Championship Iron Man race each year.


    St. George, though part of a desert, actually boasts three nearby lakes. You can visit Sand Hollow State Park, Quail Creek State Park, and Gunlock State Park for plenty of fun on the water. Fish, water ski, even bask on the sandy beaches.

  • Winter is a very slow season. There better places to visit in the winters in Utah to get to the winter sports.

  • Many experts recommend visiting in April or May to get dry and warm weather. It is a good time to visit the nearby parks. May average highs reach the upper 80s.

  • Summer can be a busy season with families visiting the parks. Skip the summer to avoid the crowds and the 100 degree plus temps.

  • Early fall is another fantastic time in St. George. October highs typically hover around 80 degrees.