7 Must-See Things in St. George This Winter
I love exploring with my kids. Finding places that have a small-town feeling, have services of a city yet places to explore, nature, fishing, etc. Plus good places to eat, thrift stores. Especially love mom & pop restaurants. Even though we homeschool it doesn’t mean we always have time to travel during the school year. Kids have enrichment and college classes, sports, music lessons, etc. So, now, with winter almost here, it is the perfect time to start planning our next trip. I’ve been thinking of St. George, Utah. I’ve heard a lot about it, have family in Utah and have friends that used to go to college there when I was younger. I’ve seen pictures of St. George but have never been there. Not 100% that we are going. Just researching it. Things to factor in, like finances, holidays, custody with my ex, etc. But, if we go, here is my must-see list I made up from researching all the cool things to do and see.
1- Get on some books and get outside. There are so many places to explore. Just a few, but not limited to these. Snow Canyon State Park. Check out the Red Mountain Labyrinth. You can hike or grab a bike and explore the view.
The views around here are endless. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen and some water. 2- Go fishing. My son picked up the fishing bug about a year ago and every trip we ever go on his main concern is if there is a place to go fishing. St. George has some great places to go fishing for bass, bluegill and trout.
3- Play some golf. If you like golf you’ll love that you can play it in the winter. St. George has great weather all year round and lots of sunny days in the winter. Ideal for lots of outdoor activities.
4- Go see the wildlife at Zion National Park & play in the sand dunes at Snow Canyon State Park. Quartzite sand dunes, dry lava mountains and more. While there see if you can spot the protected desert tortoise.
5- Get in town and discover the city. Not sure who would be excited to ride this more, the kids or me. The St. George Town Square Carousel is historic and only $1 a ride. There is also grassy areas for picnics, a winding river and a splash pad for kids. 6- You must eat so why not try it all. Kids would love pizza and burger places. For me, I’d like small locally owned places or sushi. There is ‘come as you are’ diners and fine eating establishments too. While there there are lots of places to go shopping. I always love finding touristy things, like postcards and pretty trinkets to put in my china cabinet. I also buy the kids an ornament every year for Christmas. One for each of them that reminds me about the year, some how related to them. Traveling to a new place sometimes lets me discover an ornament for that year. 7- Find time to relax and unwind. St. George has some the most relaxing places for some special treatment. Get a nice massage, take a yoga class, exotic body wrap or even a float spa. Great for a couples getaway and a way to have some down time.
There is so much more in St. George. I’m sure what I’ve researched is just the tip of the iceberg. Can’t wait to be able to get there and see what else there is to discover.