Find out what inspires the local artists, chefs and artisans at this stunning region situated at the intersection between red-rock desert and lush canyon valleys.

St. George lies within the canyons of the Virgin River Gorge, where ribbons of greenery are contrasted against the deep red of Utah’s mountainous desert. The city is located within easy reach of the breathtaking Zion National Park, the Mojave Desert and the Pine Valley, but isn’t just a haven for mesmerizing flora and fauna. St. George is also home to a thriving arts community, fantastic culinary scene and a historic downtown area.

Historically nicknamed Utah’s Dixie, St. George was established in the 1860s when the Mormon Church invited farmers and families from the South to settle around a cotton mission. Explore St. George’s downtown to find traces of the city’s pioneer past amid stately civic buildings and historic landmarks. Head to St. George’s historic courthouse and you will find a visitor information center within the neoclassical building. Find out what’s happening at venues such as the Toucahn Center for the Arts or the city’s local galleries. Check out some of the restaurants around Ancestor Square and sample some of the city’s fine produce or locally brewed ales.

Make the most of the breathtaking landscapes surrounding St. George by going on a trip to Zion National Park. This stunning wilderness reserve features deep valleys that thrive with lush greenery and contrast with the colossal red cliffs of the canyon. Go on a scenic drive through the national park or check out forest trails that follow along the Virgin River. The city of Springdale is also situated within the canyon, where you can visit intriguing artists’ studios and fine-dining restaurants.

Find more places to unwind around St. George. Check out Santa Clara City for great shopping or the City of Ivins for the Toucahn Amphitheater and relaxing spas. St. George also has 12 different golf courses and miles of mountain biking trails to explore.

St. George is located in the southwest corner of Utah. Make the most of the moderate temperatures between April and May or September and November. Drive 90-minutes’ north of Las Vegas or an hour from Cedar City Regional Airport and you’ll reach the city where verdant canyons dimple the red-rock landscapes.

Top Hotels in St. George

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
2.5 out of 5
1129 S Bluff St, St. George, UT
The price is $82 per night

This family-friendly St. George hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Dixie Convention Center and St. George Utah Temple. Dixie ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,038 reviews)

"Pleasant and clean, rooms were big and well appointed."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
Hyatt Place St George/Convention Center
Hyatt Place St George/Convention Center
3 out of 5
1819 South 120 E, St. George, UT
The price is $84 per night

Situated in St. George, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum and Dixie Convention Center. St. George Utah Temple and Dixie State ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (857 reviews)

"Everything was very clean. Staff was great. Very welcoming and outstanding service"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hyatt Place St George/Convention Center
Best Western Plus Zion West Hotel
Best Western Plus Zion West Hotel
2.5 out of 5
44 W 500 N, La Verkin, UT
The price is $59 per night

Situated in La Verkin, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Pah Tempe Hot Springs and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sky Mountain Golf Course and Mollie's Nipple. Sand ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"I was surprised of how nice the hotel actually is for the price I paid, and it seemed to be clean! I Also ended up needing a double bed and the changed my room without any issues"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Best Western Plus Zion West Hotel

Popular places to visit in St. George

Sand Hollow State Park
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Sand Hollow State Park

4.5/5(331 reviews)

Explore Sand Hollow State Park, a favorite green space in Hurricane, and also enjoy the area's golf courses. Attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

St. George Utah Temple
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St. George Utah Temple

4.5/5(498 reviews)

Explore the campus of St. George Utah Temple, a well-known college in St. George. Attend a sporting event in this romantic area, or seek out the hiking trails.

Snow Canyon State Park
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Snow Canyon State Park

4.5/5(428 reviews)

Explore the lovely green spaces of Snow Canyon State Park and enjoy the hiking trails in Ivins. Attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in St. George

Half Day 4-Hour Sunset Tour
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Half Day 4-Hour Sunset Tour

$211
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
5 Days Grand Teton and Yellowstone
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5 Days Grand Teton and Yellowstone

$1,999
Per adult
Extreme Hydro Flights
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Extreme Hydro Flights

$120
Per adult
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks Bus Tour From Las Vegas
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Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks Bus Tour From Las Vegas

$185
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Small Group Tour - Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
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Small Group Tour - Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

$219
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Sand Hollow ATV Rentals - New 4 Person UTV Bring up to 4 People Per Machine
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Sand Hollow ATV Rentals - New 4 Person UTV Bring up to 4 People Per Machine

$303
Per adult

Reviews of St. George

4.4

Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

It used to be a small, rural farming community, but has grown so dramatically that it is just too big, Chain stores, Walmart, McDonalds, and all the attendant business kinda spoiled it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

Saint George is awesome. Tons of hiking, climbing, and other such activities near by!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

It's nice quiet community.

5/5 - Excellent

Ashley

Jun 3, 2020

Would recommend. I was very please. Thank you

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

I’ve always liked stopping in St George. Shopping, nice variety of eating places, Costco gas 

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Will definitely be back again.

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