One of the most common questions we receive is what is there to do in St. George for families. And our answer is always, “There is a TON to do.” We are constantly finding more and more things to do in the St. George area, so this list keeps growing and growing.
Here are some things to do in St. George that we have enjoyed. Everything is family-friendly and approved by us! Click on individual links for more details.
Our boys love playing at the parks in St. George. There are a ton, and we still need to visit more, but here are our favorites:
- Thunder Junction: At Tonaquint Park: Our favorite all-abilities park with a splash pad.
- Cottonwood Cove Park: Fun climbing park with a trail next to the river.
- Hidden Valley Park: Super fun playground and a splash pad.
- Millcreek Park: Smaller park, but right near Costco.
- Canyon Park (Washington): Our boys’ favorite park because there is a timed racetrack and obstacle course.
- Pioneer Park: This park is unique because it is an exploring and climbing park among the red rocks.
- Gubler Park (Santa Clara): Fun playground and small splash pad.
- Canyon View Park (Santa Clara): Small playground, but shady.
- Vernon Worthen Park: This park is near downtown and has a lot of shade, picnics tables, and a great playground.
Once when we visited St. George, it snowed and rained the entire time, so we were grateful for all of these indoor adventures. They are also great when it gets super hot in the summer.
- Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm: Awesome dinosaur museum with great fossils.
- Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum: Museum with animals (not live) on display.
- St. George Children’s Museum: Fun interactive museum, especially great for toddlers.
- St. George Pioneer Courthouse: Only open a few days a week, but an interesting historic building.
- McQuarrie Memorial Museum-St. George DUP: We love DUP museums and this one has a lot of great pioneer artifacts.
- St. George Tabernacle: Free tours of this beautiful building.
- St. George Temple Visitor Center: Interactive displays.
- Jacob Hamblin Home: Free tours of this pioneer home.
- Brigham Young’s Winter Home: Free tours of Brigham Young’s home.
- CCC Camp in Leeds: A few historic buildings in Leeds.
Most people love to visit St. George because there are so many beautiful outdoor spots to visit. The red rocks are a great place to explore outside.
- Snow Canyon State Park: One of our favorite places in St. George. There is a full day’s worth of hikes and exploring.
- Sand Hollow State Park: Beautiful water state park with nice beaches.
- Quail Creek State Park: This state park is great for boats and fishing.
- Fire Lake Park at Ivins Reservoir: Cute little reservoir for kayaking and swimming.
- Red Cliffs Desert Preserve: Lots of places to hike and explore through the entire county.
- Red Hills Desert Garden: Garden with walking paths and dinosaur tracks.
- Tonaquint Nature Center: The nature center has a pond with lots of birds and a few trails.
- Bloomington Petroglyph Park: This park is small, but it has a huge rock covered with petroglyphs.
- Springs Park (St. George): Small pond with lots of birds.
We love to hike, and we want to add to this list. Most of our favorite hikes are in Snow Canyon (listed above).
- Red Reef Waterfall: Busy trail, but worth the hike to this canyon and waterfall.
- Children’s Forest at the Kiln: Short trail, but the kiln is neat to explore.
- Dino Cliffs Dinosaur Tracks: Quick trail to dino tracks in the sand.
- Aviation Arrow: Easy walk to an old navigation arrow.
There are lots of restaurants and fun food places in St. George. We cannot write about every single one, but here are a few unique spots worth checking out.
- Judd’s Store: Historic store with candy, unique sodas, ice cream, and food.
- Larsen’s Frostop: You need to try a glacier at Larsen’s (mix of shaved ice and ice cream).
- Snelgrove Ice Cream: Ice Cream Shop with lots of unique and delicious flavors.
We can’t wait to visit St. George again. We will add to our list of things to do in St. George every time we visit. And if you have a favorite adventure in St. George, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can check it out! If you are up for a little driving, here are a few adventures that are about an hour away:
- Valley of Fire State Park: Just over the border in Nevada.
- Kanab: Lots to do around Kanab.
- Zion National Park: Here is a our Family Guide.
- Things to do near Zion: This list has a lot of adventures near St. George, too.
- Things to do near Cedar City: About 45 minutes away and full of adventure.