Picturesque red cliffs etched against bluebird skies serve as the backdrop for Saint George, a beautiful city located adjacent to the Pine Valley Mountains. This booming metropolitan area is known for its abundance of outdoor attractions, museums and historic downtown district.
Things to do in Saint George
Visit Saint George’s downtown area to explore the Brigham Young Winter Home, once inhabited by the renowned Mormon leader. Don’t miss the St. George Tabernacle and its pointed clock tower, before browsing artefacts from the pioneer era in the McQuarrie Memorial Pioneer Museum.
Spend an afternoon at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. See the preservation of thousands of dinosaur tracks in place at the site of discovery, including the world’s largest collection of dinosaur swim tracks and a rare track made by a crouching carnivore.
Head to the landmark St. George Temple to see Utah’s first Mormon temple dating back to 1877. Admire the stunning white building, tour the grounds and head to the Visitor’s Centre to learn about the history of the establishment and the Mormon religion.
Spend a day out in nature at Pioneer Park. Enjoy strolling through the impressive red cliffs and climbing stone formations, while the more adventurous can rent a guide to go rock climbing or bouldering. Those who want to soak up views of Utah’s most dramatic natural wonders should take a day trip to nearby Zion National Park.
Getting around Saint George
The easiest way to get around Saint George is by car, but you can also hail local taxis and catch the bus network called Suntran, which has three routes around town. There’s a shuttle bus that travels from Las Vegas Airport, while Zion National park is about one hour away by car.