Southern Utah's unique, rugged desert landscape surrounds you in these delightful Utah vacation rentals in St. George. Brimming with history and a vibrant art scene, and surrounded by some of the West's most visited national parks, our St. George vacation rentals offer a launch pad that is both bold yet homey.
Located in Southern Utah, St. George sits on the geographical convergence of three distinct land areas: the Mojave Desert of California and Arizona, the Colorado Plateau of the Four Corners region (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado), and the Great Basin of Nevada. This mosaic of landscapes creates a vacation setting unlike any other, with its red dirt, towering rock formations, and high desert vegetation.
One word perfectly describes St. George: active. This is a dynamic location, bringing guests close to some of the most astounding natural surroundings, yet supplying urban musts with a rich arts and culture scene.
Guests of our St. George vacation rentals will find themselves outside most of the time, enjoying the well-maintained trails and paths within many of the parks. Biking, hiking, trail riding, rock climbing, camping, and backpacking are all favorite pastimes (proper permits and passes may be required).
The crown jewel of the St. George area is about 40 miles northeast at Zion National Park. From the Narrows, a stretch of canyons and streams traversing through the park to Angel's Landing, a hike up steep cliffs to get to a panoramic view of Zion Canyon, Zion offers guests of all active levels a chance to take in its majesty.
Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is only eight miles from town proper. Boasting open spaces and fabulous views, this reserve is a paradise for unique desert wildlife like the desert tortoise and the Gila monster.
Bryce Canyon National Park, about 140 miles away from St. George, is a truly unique landscape and definitely worth the drive. Even locals struggle to adequately describe the amazingly vibrant combination of orange and pink hoodoos (tall spires of rock), and high desert scrub forests. Perfect for both hikers and photographers, this is a park you have to see to believe.
St. Geroge is also a hub of local town parks. Besides the usual playgrounds, picnic areas, and public facilities, guests can fish in the stocked waters of TAWA Ponds, admire native desert plants and fish at the Red Hills Desert Rock Garden, or challenge their limits with a climb through the slot canyon in Pioneer Park. For some of the best views in town, climb to the top of Sugarloaf (also in Pioneer Park), and for a quick stop on your way to the Bloomington Country Club, pause by Petroglyph Park to admire to boulders of preserved rock art.
Need a break from the rough and tumble of the outdoors? Shop around Ancestor Square and enjoy a selection from over 100 eateries in the historic downtown area. Schedule tee times at golf courses like Sunbrook and St. George Golf Club or Coral Canyon Golf, or take the kids to the Washington City Community Center for a dip in the pool. On a hot day, stop by a local joint called Swig, a drive-thru specifically for cold drinks!
Arts and culture enthusiasts will adore the options available to them, from galleries like the DeZion Gallery exhibiting local artists and free events like Art Around the Corner. Head to the Tuacahn Amphitheatre for Broadway shows and concerts surrounded by the astounding red rocks. Museums of all sorts dot the area, including a Children's Museum and the St. George Temple and Tabernacle. Learn about Utah's origins at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum, take a historic walking tour of Tabernacle Street, or about some of the Utah's oldest locals at the Dinosaur Discovery Site.
During your stay, you may catch a free concert at the Concerts in the Park series, indulge in a stroll through the annual Art Festival, or participate in an Art Walk.
Whether you're sweaty from bike riding, dusty from hiking, or have arms full of shopping bags from downtown, our St. George vacation rentals welcome you back with warm interiors, beautiful views, and anticipation for the next day of adventure.
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