St. George, Utah

Written by on November 22, 2013 in UT Cities, Dining, Lodging, Utah - Comments Off on St. George, Utah

The town of St. George, Utah, nestles in a green belt beneath looming red rock cliffs. It is a fabulous jumping off point for many of the national and state park in the southern Utah. Snow Canyon State Park is 10 miles to the northwest, while Zion National Park is 40 miles to the northeast.

Although settlers came to Washington County as early as 1852, St. George wasn’t settled in 1861.
Brigham Young, the Mormon leader, sent pioneers to the area to grow cotton, wine grapes and harvest silk for export during the Civil War.

While the cotton fields and vineyards are gone, the town still attracts many visitors. The mild winter weather makes it a popular winter getaway spot for snow birds and folks who just want to get away from the cold and snow. In the last decade or two, the town has been rated among the best communities in the country to retire by Rand McNally, Prentice Hall, Money and the American Association of Retired People.

The town offers visitors the chance to explore historic buildings including the old opera house. There is great shopping and dining, fabulous golf, an art museum, a dinosaur discovery site, art festivals and much more. Add to that, the state parks, ghost towns, canyons, coves, deserts, streams, golf courses, mineral pools, tennis courts, swimming holes, pioneer building, horseback riding, bicycling, hiking and you will discover a unique vacation destination in St. George, Utah.

The downtown area is home to plenty of wonderful little shops and boutique and is the home of the landmark St. George Tabernacle and the winter home of Brigham Young. The St. George Art Museum celebrates Utah-local artist and the sprawling Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum displays over 300 species in detailed dioramas.

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.

Other attractions in the area include:
Snow Canyon State Park
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

For more information, visit the city of St. George’s website at… http://www.sgcity.org/.

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