Southern Utah is full of hidden wonders and exciting attractions, making it a favorite family vacation destination! Get ideas of what to do as you plan your trip with this list of top St. George attractions you absolutely have to visit!
1. Town Square Park
St. George, Utah is full of unique history, and its beautifully maintained downtown is perfect for a relaxing yet exciting day of exploring. Town Square Park is the ultimate spot for a break in between shopping and walking around and also features a variety of community events. It even has a full-size carousel! Families with kids will love the splash pad and waterfall, and parents can watch the little ones play while lounging under one of the shaded pavilions or grassy areas. It’s also a great place for a picnic since there are tables and chairs, as well as restroom facilities.
2. Fiesta Fun
The fun never sets at Fiesta Fun, one of the best kid-friendly attractions you’ve ever seen! There are so many things to do, from bowling, laser tag, and miniature golf to go-karts, batting cages, an arcade, and much more! It’s a great place for school, church, or club groups too.
3. Thunder Junction All Abilities Park
This dinosaur-themed park includes an incredible ADA-accessible playground, splash pad, and climbing wall that children of all ages will love! One of the best things about Thunder Junction All Abilities Park is the roaring train ride on a 2,700-foot-long track! There’s also a covered pavilion, picnic areas, and nice restrooms for a few hours of outdoor fun.
4. Judd’s Store
Right across the street from the square is Judd’s Store, a local general store that has been open since 1911! This old-fashioned candy and soda shop is a step back into history and serves some of the best ice cream, floats, candy, soda, soups, and sandwiches for a delicious lunch or snack. You’ll want to go back every day while you’re in St. George!
5. Tuacahn Amphitheatre
Arguably one of the most popular St. George attractions is the Tuacahn Amphitheatre. You can experience Broadway shows, concerts, and other shows featuring world-class entertainment for the entire family! They also host a Saturday Market, open year-round with a variety of vendors featuring local artwork, crafts, food, and more! Speaking of food, the Tuacahn Cafe and Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with both indoor and outdoor patio seating so you can enjoy a delicious meal before or after the show.
6. Pioneer Park
Wanting to enjoy a beautiful view of St. George and Zion National Park and even visibility of Arizona? Then you have to check out Pioneer Park! Dixie Rock, also known as the Sugarloaf is a spectacular overlook with scenic views that will take your breath away. There’s also a fire ring, barbeque areas, pavilions, and picnic tables for your use and convenience!
North of St. George is the stunning area of Kayenta. Full of Navajo art and history, there is an Art Village showcasing local artisans and beautiful gardens that enhance the natural scenery. We recommend going to a popular restaurant in the area, Xeteva for a drink, snack, or full meal. From coffee to cocktails and brunch to dinner, their menu is diverse and absolutely delectable!
8. Red Hill Desert Garden
Utah’s very first desert conservation garden, Red Hill Desert Garden is nearly 5 acres of plant life, a beautiful stream with native and endangered fish species, and more. You have to go admire the unique landscapes and appreciate the desert beauty! You can even see dinosaur tracks!
9. Zion National Park
Of course, one of the main reasons people vacation in St. George is because of outdoor hiking, ATV trails, and adventure sports. You can explore Zion National Park by hiking or biking on one of the many trails, horseback riding, canyoneering, and even backpacking through the gorgeous mountains. The Narrows is a very popular portion of the national park, a gorge with a thousand feet tall, and the river is just twenty to thirty feet wide in places!
10. St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
A trip to St. George wouldn’t be complete without a visit to this indoor natural history museum! The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site contains thousands of fossils of dinosaurs, fish, plants, life-size models of prehistoric animals, the working lab, and so much more. You have to take your family to see the dinosaur footprints and experience this one-of-a-kind museum!
Where to Stay
Since you’ve discovered some of the top St. George attractions, it’s time to start planning your next family adventure! At Red Rock Vacation Rentals, we take comfort to the next level with rentals from 2 to 14 bedrooms, fully stocked for your convenience. Browse our luxury rentals and start making your dream vacation a reality!