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Day Trips From St. George, Utah You Can Take

Lake Powell
June 20, 2024

St. George is a prime location for a family vacation for many reasons, namely because it’s central to a wide range of attractions, national and state parks, reservoirs and lakes, big cities, and so much more. Here are a few of the best day trips from St. George, Utah to help you plan a bucket-list worth trip!

1. Las Vegas

Las Vegas sign

Distance from St. George: ~2 hours
If you’re taking an adult-only trip, then you have to add Las Vegas to your itinerary! It’s around 120 miles or 1 hour and 45 minutes away from St. George, and an easy drive down I-15. Exploring the Strip with all of its restaurants, casinos, and malls is sure to be a memorable addition to your vacation and a great occasion to celebrate a fun weekend with your girlfriends, a romantic getaway with your significant other, or a birthday or bachelor/bachelorette celebration!

2. Zion National Park

Distance from St. George: ~45 minutes
Around 40 miles and less than an hour away from St. George, Utah, Zion National Park is one of the top places to visit in all of Southern Utah! We’re constantly surprised by how many people have visited the area and have not yet been to this incredible national park! From the iconic Angel’s Landing and The Narrows to canyoneering, mountain biking, and horseback riding, spending multiple days exploring this beautiful national park is easy. Check out our guide to the Zion National Park shuttle system for more helpful info!

3. Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon North Rim

Distance from St. George: ~3 hours
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is approximately 145 miles or 2 hours and 45 minutes away, making it a great option for day trips from St. George, Utah! You’ll want to leave bright and early, especially if you plan to hike, but it’s definitely worth the drive to witness this majestic architectural landscape. Be on the lookout for bison! You just might see a herd of them and other amazing wildlife as you drive.

4. Lake Powell

Distance from St. George: ~2.5 hours
Want a beautiful scenic drive? Head to Lake Powell, a little over 150 miles or 2 and a half hours from St. George. There’s a marina and boat tours, water sports rentals, opportunities for hiking, fishing, rafting, and swimming, plus so much more!

Where To Stay Near St. George, Utah

lagoon at desert color resort

From smaller, budget-friendly family rentals to large group and luxury vacation homes, we have nearly unlimited choices for top-notch places to stay bursting with amenities throughout St. George and the surrounding communities! Choose from options like Desert Color Resort, with its sandy beaches and filtered 2.5-acre lagoon, or rentals on a St. George golf course with stunning views, or the up-and-coming Escondido at Sienna Hills community with a fantastic pool, water slide, and lazy river!

Take a look at all 350+ vacation rentals near St. George, Utah! We guarantee you’ll find the perfect option to be your family’s home base for these day trips from St. George, Utah and all of the outdoor fun and activities that Southern Utah has to offer!