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The Best Weekend Itinerary for a Romantic Utah Getaway

January 5, 2024

When you’re ready to escape the hustle and bustle, let us help you plan the ideal romantic Utah getaway! The St. George area has so much to offer, and it’s only 2 hours away from Las Vegas, making it the perfect day trip or opportunity for dinner and a show! This itinerary is perfect for any couple looking for exciting, unique places to go at any time of the year. Keep reading to find out how you can have the best weekend in St. George!


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Red Hills Desert Garden

After settling in at your vacation rental home, go for a walk through the beautiful desert gardens. You can expect to see water-efficient landscapes, rare and endangered plants, and even prehistoric dinosaur tracks!

Dinner at Nonna Ina

For dinner, Nonna Ina is a hidden gem, serving mouthwatering pasta and other Italian dishes. They make a carbonara pasta dish that’s out of this world! It’s cooked in a large cheese wheel, so the pasta is smothered in rich cheesy goodness.

Dessert at Handel’s

Grab a sweet treat from Hande’s for dessert! This ice cream shop has 40+ unique flavors, offering everything from cones and sundaes to shakes, banana splits, and ice cream sandwiches. You should try their Handel Pops, which are homemade vanilla, chocolate, or mint chocolate chip ice cream on a stick covered in rich chocolate! Plus, you can show your reservation with Red Rock for a discount on your dessert!

Roller Skating at The Rinq

Roller Skating is a great activity to end the first night of your romantic Utah getaway! The Rinq is open late and has other fun things to do, like mini golf, karaoke, and air hockey.


St. George Hiking Trails

From beginner hikes to difficult treks, St. George has plenty of hiking trails to choose from that are easy to access. Some popular hikes in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve area are Aspiration Trail, Temple Springs, Chuckwalla, and Yellow Knolls. Pioneer Park is another area to explore, where you can climb the famous Dixie Rock. The St. George Narrows is also located there!

Swimming and Pickleball at a Red Rock Resort Community

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After a morning of hiking and exploring, you’ll want to cool off and freshen up before heading back out again later in the afternoon. By staying at one of our Southern Utah vacation rentals, you’ll have access to several community amenities, from resort-style pools and hot tubs to splash pads, pickleball courts, and even private pools. It’s easy to be entertained without having to leave the resort!

Downtown St. George

Now that you’ve had time to relax, it’s time to get out and explore some more! Downtown St. George contains many unique shops, historic sites, and interesting museums. Make sure you visit Judd’s Store across from Town Square, an iconic landmark that’s been in business since 1911. Nearby is Arrowhead Gallery, a must-stop for all art enthusiasts!

Dinner at Cappaletti’s

Since Cappaletti’s is a couple of doors down from the art gallery, it’s the perfect place to go for dinner after admiring the artwork. This authentic Italian restaurant is a favorite among tourists and locals alike, making it a wonderful date night spot during your romantic Southern Utah getaway. From soups, salads, and appetizers to flavorful pasta dishes, steak, and dessert options, you’ll have a memorable meal at this family-owned and operated establishment.

Show at the Tuacahn Ampitheatre

After a delicious dinner, end your day by going to see either an indoor or an outdoor show at the Tuacahn. Besides a schedule of celebrity concerts, the 2024 season features Broadway productions of Frozen, Anastasia, Jersey Boys, and more!


Coffee & Brunch at

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Cafe FeelLove

A brunch date at a local cafe is the best way to start your Sunday! Cafe FeelLove has an extensive menu of coffee and tea, plus a variety of pastries, sandwiches, toast, parfaits, wraps, and other delicious breakfast and lunch food. They also serve several gluten-free and vegan options!

The Dixie D & Temple Quarry Trail

Take one last opportunity to spend time outdoors by hiking to the Dixie D. This trail is dog-friendly and an easy trek to the top, where you can see all of St. George and the surrounding red rock mountains. If you have more time, the Temple Quarry Trail is another dog-friendly trail nearby that’s about 2 miles long roundtrip.

Now you have the best weekend itinerary for a romantic Southern Utah getaway. Browse our St. George nightly rentals and book your stay with Red Rock Vacation Rentals today!