Zion National Park

Zion National Park

5 Things to do Near Zion

St. George—just 90 minutes north of Las Vegas on I-15—is the perfect destination for all kinds of outdoor activities: golf, hiking, biking, photography, shopping, dining or just plain relaxing!

Zion National Park—just 40 minutes northeast—provides an unsurpassed setting to get you back in the good graces of Mother Nature!

1. HIT THE GREENS

St. George—just 90 minutes north of Las Vegas on I-15—is the perfect destination for all kinds of outdoor activities: golf, hiking, biking, photography, shopping, dining or just plain relaxing!

Zion National Park—just 40 minutes northeast—provides an unsurpassed setting to get you back in the good graces of Mother Nature!

1. HIT THE GREENS

Play golf year round in a mild, dry climate on green fairways nestled among red rock canyons and black lava flows. Test your skill level on one of the area's twelve courses that will challenge, entertain and enchant you at every stage of the game. Golf packages can be booked by the Red Rock Golf Trail by calling (888) 345-2550 or get a golf vacation quote online at www.redrockgolftrail.com.

2. GET IN GEAR

Ride to your heart's content on one of the countless scenic biking trails from the Green Valley Loop and Warner Valley to Gooseberry Mesa. Take it easy and ride smooth city trails offering over 30 miles of paved routes along rivers and slick rock. A quiet cruise through Zion National Park is one you will never forget. Numerous local bike shops offer maps, rentals and other gear.

3. PLAY THE GAME

The St. George area has earned a reputation as a place to enjoy world-class recreation and art. Take in the area's premiere art and music events—the Easter Weekend Art Festival, the Zion Canyon Flute Festival or the St. George Area Parade of Homes. If sports is your thing, take your place among senior athletes at the Huntsman World Senior Games in October or run "one of the top 10 most scenic in the U.S."—the St. George Marathon on the first Saturday of October. The Cactus Hugger Bike Festival is held in March.

4. RELAX AND RETREAT

Cool your heels from long days of play at one of the many luxurious bed and breakfasts or relaxing day spas. If your schedule permits, take a well-deserved vacation to recharge your batteries and renew your soul at one of the world renown, soft adventure, ultra-pampering destination spas.

5. SET THE STAGE

Enjoy the arts and take in summer and fall Broadway productions in the red rock canyon's Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Other seasonal productions include concerts in the canyon at the breathtaking O.C. Tanner Amphitheater, Branson-style musicals at the Zion Canyon Theater, the Bumbleberry Playhouse or community theater in the round at the St. George Musical Theater.

CONTACT: St. George Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT 84790 (435) 634-5747 (800) 869-6635 www.utahstgeorge.com