St. George, Utah is beautifully positioned
in one of the most picturesque locations
in America. It is located in the southwest corner of Utah,
surrounded by beautiful red rock cliffs and canyons. St. George
is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing regions in the United
States. There is no doubt that this is due in part to its excellent
golf courses, comfortable climate, widely respected community college,
and first class medical center. Not to mention the fact that St.
George is also a perfect central location to visit Zion National
Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Snow
Canyon State Park, and the Lake Powell recreation area.
Add to that the ghost towns, cactus gardens, streams, golf courses, mineral pools, tennis courts, swimming holes, theaters, pioneer buildings, horseback riding, cycling, ATV riding, hiking, and photo opportunities, and you will understand why St. George is fast becoming the family, recreational, and retirement center of the west. The city has also invested millions of dollars in building scenic pathways for walking, biking, roller blading, and running.
As St. George has developed into cultural and vacation hub, it’s dining options have also increased. St. George, Utah restaurants offer enough cuisine to satisfy even the pickiest of palettes. Known as “Utah’s Dixie” for its temperate climate, St. George locals say that “St. Goerge is where the sun spends the winter.” St. George’s combination of sunny weather and natural beauty make it a perfect setting for your next vacation. In St. George, Utah there is no end to the fun that you can have.
St. George boasts and exciting variety of stores. The Red Cliffs Mall is a fully enclosed mall with more than 50 stores and shops. Zion Factory Stores and The Promenade just across the street feature another 50 stores with everything from discounted name-brand clothing to sporting goods, to books and home furnishings. The St. George Commercial Center on South Bluff Street also offers a variety of shops and large stores. In addition, St. George’s Historic District features a number of shops, boutiques, galleries, and more. There are several more craft, antique, and gift shops scattered throughout the community.
St. George was established in 1861 by
a group of Mormon pioneers sent to grow cotton and grapes and harvest
silk for export to the Civil War-torn northern states. The cotton
fields and silk industry have been replaced by more prosperous businesses,
but the pioneer legacy lives on in the beautiful St. George Historic
District. A delightful downtown walking tour begins at the Chamber
of Commerce Office (the restored Pioneer Courthouse) on St. George
Blvd. and 100 East. The tour includes beautiful buildings such as
the St. George Temple and Tabernacle, the Brigham Young Home, and
the Opera House.
St. George has developed a reputation for great
arts and entertainment. The Tuacahn Center for the Arts, a 25 million
dollar facility, is situated close to the Snow Canyon State Park
and is home to famous outdoor musical dramas and concerts. The Zion
Canyon Cinemax Theater (IMAX Film) near Zion National Park offers
two films, one of which highlights the story of Zion National Park
and the surrounding area. A sizeable schedule of concerts, plays,
art-shows, and more are offered through the city.