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Angieh1996
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Posted: 3/22/2014 12:03:43 PM
We will be in the St. George area in June to visit my in laws. We have never been to Utah to visit them since they moved there a few years ago. Can you tell me what to see and do? We'll be there for a week and have a rental car and don't mind driving a few hours for a day trip. If I don't plan things to do and see my in laws will be content to sit around all day.

TIA.


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Posted: 3/22/2014 12:22:40 PM
Zion National Park isn't far from St. George and is awesome!


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Posted: 3/22/2014 3:12:37 PM
Tuachan theater, Nielsen 's frozen custard

It's been a few years since I've been there.


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Posted: 3/22/2014 3:44:29 PM
Zion natl park is about an hour and a half away, and it is wonderful, especially right now before it gets too hot. You could also check out Bryce Canyon, which is more of a trip, about three hours, but is totally amazing.

There are a lot of historical buildings that are part of LDS history In St George that offer free tours: Brigham youngs winter home and the Jacob Hamlin home are probably the best of those.

There is a dinosaur tracks museum, where you can see actual dinosaur tracks in their original location, bit I have never been to that so I can't say how it is.

Try taking a drive on red cliffs drive, it is a beautiful scenic skyline drive that goes around st George, and there is a wonderful park at the top where you can scramble up some red rocks and look down on the city. Very cool.

If you have kids, go to the st george library area. There is a great splash park there (it might be warm enough, it has been in the high seventies last week and will only get warmer), as well as a carousel (costs a dollar to ride, check the city website for operating hours though it's not always running), and an awesome children's museum with free admission.

There is also a wildlife/taxidermy museum in st george, but I've never personally visited that.

There is only one mall in st george, and it's a little pathetic, the shopping area up at red cliffs (not to be confused with the red cliffs mall) has decent shopping though. You could check out downtown st george, it has typical downtowny quaint shops, it's located on Main Street.

There is kind of a fun themed pizza place, called pirate island pizza, it is really well decorated and a fun place to check out. I, at least, really enjoy the pizza there.


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Posted: 3/22/2014 3:56:10 PM
Oh, just saw that you're coming in June, so it will be really hot then. Expect it to be 100+ degrees every day. If you're lucky it may not break 100 every day! The splash park by the library can be a fun place to cool down when it's hot, it is kind of like a shallow river that you can dip your feet into.

Some of the shorter hikes at Zion actually provide a decent amount of shade, like weeping rock and emerald pools, and it often isn't as hot up there because of all the coverage from cliffs, so even in the heat it can be a good option. It has free transportation by shuttle bus once you are in the park, which is helpful too.

I also forgot the indoor pool. Admission is pretty cheap, and it is a really nice pool, and has a really fun water slide. It's also a great way to beat the heat.

If you are down in hurricane to visit Zion, there is a little historical museum in the park there that is kind of neat. Not great for kids, but it has a lot of cool antiques if you're into that.

Iceberg is a great place to get giant delicious shakes. Really, be warned, the things are huge.


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Posted: 3/22/2014 3:58:21 PM
We love Zion National Park. It's our favorite park. In June it will be hot there, but shouldn't be unbearable yet. If you like to hike you can easily spend a couple of days there. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is only 3 hours from St. George. If you've never seen it, it's worth the drive. Snow Canyon is another great place to hike, and it's right in St. George. It's a State Park.

I'll also second Tuachan. It's an outdoor theater, and they put on some great productions. In June they will be doing The Little Mermaid and The Wizard of Oz.

Our favorite restaurant to eat at in St. George is the Anasazi. It is pricy, but sooo good. Nielson's Frozen Custard is a must stop for shakes. (Now I'm craving an oreo concrete!)

If you are into shopping, there are some outlets that are okay. They aren't fabulous, but I can usually find a few things. Do you have kids? There are a few fun kiddie places in St. George as well.

Are you flying directly to St. George, or are you flying into Vegas?

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Posted: 3/22/2014 4:01:55 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot Las Vegas! It's about two hours from st george, and of course there is plenty to do there.


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Posted: 3/22/2014 4:07:13 PM
We are flying into Las Vegas. My dh and I just spent 4 days there in January We'll have 2 teenagers with us.

Thanks for the recommendations. Keep them coming.


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Posted: 3/22/2014 4:23:50 PM
If you wanted to do some early morning golfing, there are some great courses in St. George. I wouldn't do it during the hottest part of the day. It's a dry heat like your sticking your head in the oven. Little to zero humidity.
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