St. George, Utah is a gateway to Zion and Bryce National Parks.
St. George, Utah is a gateway to Zion and Bryce National Parks. These National Parks are popular family destinations that deservedly enjoy international reputations. They offer incredible natural beauty combined with a broad variety of activities, including terrific Ranger-led programs for kids.
In January, St. George welcomed the opening of a state-of-the art airport. This brand new facility is five times the size of the old airport. The St. George Municipal Airport now accommodates regional jet aircrafts, facilitating the connection of this scenic corner of southern Utah to the rest of the country.
Starting March 6th, the new non-stop service from Los Angeles via United Express is eagerly anticipated. Visitors arriving by air may be able to avoid connecting flights via Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Renting a car at the St. George Municipal Airport is a breeze, as many major car rental companies are represented.
Outdoors-loving families will appreciate that Zion National Park will now be especially convenient, as it is only a 45-minute drive from St. George. (It is another 90 minutes to reach Bryce Canyon National Park, pictured above.) However, the state parks of the St. George area are only minutes from the town’s center and boast diverse outdoor recreational possibilities suitable for families, including mountain biking, water skiing and rock climbing.
St. George has gained a reputation as a golfing mecca, with its mild winter temperatures providing fertile grounds to a dozen golf courses. Several destination spas are nestled in the area’s majestic mountains and characteristic red-desert cliffs. Serious athletes may be familiar with the annual Ironman St. George, which is gaining a reputation as one of the most scenic courses on the Ironman circuit.
After a full day of active adventure, hungry families will want to stop in town to sample the goodies at Larsen’s Frostop, an old-fashioned drive-in that features a bevy of kid-friendly menu items and yummy, thick shakes. Located on St. George Blvd., it is impossible to miss its giant neon sign of a happy customer holding a delectable hamburger.
For more information on accommodations in St. George and general travel in Utah, check out Visit Utah tourist information.
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