Explore St. George
St. George - Zion National Park HotelsSet against a backdrop of magnificent desert mountains, St. George is the vibrant commercial and cultural hub of Southern Utah. Visitors from all over the world flock here to explore the amazing nearby national parks, but the city is a fantastic destination in its own right. Its impeccably preserved old town is home to an eclectic selection of fascinating museums and historic buildings, while the city's strong affinity for performing arts ensures a packed-to-bursting year-round programme of plays, musicals, concerts, and film screenings.Things to seeFor many visitors to the St George area, the main draw is the jaw-dropping Zion National Park. This vast expanse of wilderness, dotted with soaring, deep-red cliffs and awe-inspiring canyons, can truly lay claim to being one of the most beautiful places on earth. With wonderful hiking, biking, climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding opportunities, it's sheer heaven for outdoor enthusiasts. You could happily spend your entire trip here, but St George boasts countless other must-see attractions. The town's most famous landmark is the towering, gleaming white St. George Utah Temple, the oldest operating temple of the Mormon church. The Tuacahn Amphitheatre and Center for the Arts is a truly stunning open-air theatre situated in the mouth of a sandstone canyon, which regularly plays host to touring productions of popular Broadway musicals. If you fancy a spending spree, The Outlets at Zion is St George's premier retail village, offering designer brands at bargain prices, plus a tempting selection of eateries. Hotels in
St. George - Zion National ParkThere's an extensive selection of hotels in St. George and its surrounding areas, and prices across the board are generally very reasonable. Luxury options are limited, but out of town there are a few beautiful resorts that take advantage of the spectacular natural surroundings, and offer facilities like full-service health spas with bubbling hot tubs, state-of-the-art fitness centers, and swimming pools with landscaped sun terraces. The majority of hotels within the city are smart, modern, and affordable. You can generally expect amenities such as complimentary breakfasts, WiFi, hot drinks, and on-site parking, plus cable television, laundry services, and business facilities. Where to staySt. George city center is compact, and follows a grid-based system that makes it very easy to navigate. Many hotels are based in and around the lovely historic downtown district. Here you'll find most of the town's beautiful landmark buildings, plus numerous art galleries, and restaurants offering cuisine from every corner of the globe. If proximity to Zion National Park is your top priority, you might want to consider staying in nearby Springdale. Sitting just outside the southwest entrance to the park, this idyllic small town boasts numerous quirky cafes, a giant screen IMAX movie theater, and a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere. How to get to St. George - Zion National ParkSt. George Municipal Airport receives daily flights from Denver and Salt Lake City. Car hire is available at the airport, and from here it's about a 20 minute drive into town. The nearest major airport is McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas, which is under 2 hours from St. George by car. You can fly here direct from many US and Canadian cities, plus European destinations including Frankfurt, London, and Paris.