10 Things to Do in St George Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Things to Do in St George Memorial Day Weekend

Are you looking for things to do with the family in Southern Utah this Memorial Day Weekend? Here are 10 fail safe, family friendly activities, that everyone will love!

1. Visit St George’s Historic Pioneer Sites

St George and Southern Utah house some of Utah’s most interesting historic sites! Some that your family will enjoy include: the Jacob Hamblin Home, Brigham Young’s Winter Home, the Opera House & Social Hall, the St George LDS Temple and Silver Reef Ghost Town.

St George Historical Brigham Young Winter Home

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2. Go for a Hike!

Try some hiking trails right in town! Some of our favorites that tend to have fewer crowds are Anasazi Petroglyphs, Owen’s Loop and Sandstone Quarry. You may also try one of these more popular destinations where you can cool off: Red Reef Trail at Red Cliffs or Toquerville Falls.

3. Grab Some Food

St George and Southern Utah has lots of food options, from national to home town brands! Here are some of our favorites: Cliffside Restaurant, Roy’s Pizza & Pasta, The Fish Rock Grille and Oscar’s Cafe.

Cliffside Restaurant St George, UT

4. Visit a State Park

Besides national parks and monuments, Southern Utah has multiple State Parks that can be visited – some in the same day! Our state parks offer a wide variety of things to do including, hiking, biking, boating, skiing, fishing, picnics, jeeping and so much more! If you’re looking to get outdoors and see something new, try one of these State Parks: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Gunlock State Park, Sand Hollow State Park and Quail Creek State Park.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

5. Enjoy Southern Utah Hospitality

St George has long been a destination place for people from all over the world. Because of this, there are many options for travelers who want to come and visit. Here are a few of our favorites: Ledges Vacation Rentals, Best Western Abbey Inn, My Place Hotel and Inn on the Cliff.

6. See a Show at Tuacahn

Tuacahn has been providing Broadway style productions since 1995, and continues to be one of the few locations in the country where Disney productions can be seen. If you haven’t seen a show at Tuacahn, you will love the excitement of the outdoor theatre surrounded by the red cliffs!

Tuacahn Center for the Arts Ivins, UT

7. Visit Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of the most spectacular places in the American Southwest. It is no surprise that it continues to be one of the highest trafficked national parks in the park system, which can cause delays and long wait times, so plan accordingly if you are going to visit the park this weekend. Please note, that because of the abnormal amount of rain that we have received in recent days, weeks and months, there continue to be trail closures throughout the park. Visit the park website for more details before you go.

Chains on Angels Landing trail

8. Visit a Museum

There are a few museums in Southern Utah, and most of them are free! Your kids will love venturing into the past as you visit these museums! Here are a few of our favorites: Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum, Pioneer Courthouse and Silver Reef Ghost Town.

9. Go to a Farmer’s Market

Enjoy the Farmer’s Market put on at Ancestor Square in St George, or at Tuacahn in Ivins. Each has unique food, art and entertainment by local vendors.

Tuacahn Saturday Market

10. Take Family Pictures

Memorial Day Weekend in St George is typically hot and uncomfortable, but because of the weather this year, it is looking like it will be perfect weather to be outside enjoying time with family! This would be a perfect time to take your family pictures! If you’re looking for a photographer, here are a couple of our favorites: Studio124 Photography and Zion Adventure Photog.

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Tim LeBaron
Author: Tim LeBaron

HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.