Places to Visit: St. George Utah

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St. George Utah

The old Mormon prophecy that a city would spring in this desert land and thrive with "spires, towers…and many inhabitants," has indeed come to pass. Travel to St. George, Utah on vacation to witness the unfolding of a prophecy, and take part in the amazing cultural, historic, and even pre-historic footprints left behind for our information.

May be it's the location between San Diego and Salt Lake City, or it could be the proximity to Zion National Park and similar natural wonders, then again it could be the dozen golf courses laid out in scenic landscapes, or could it be the giant dinosaur footprint still visible on a rock? Whatever it be, St. George draws visitors in hordes.

Mild winter climate attracts visitors from snow bound regions, while historic sites, archaic architecture, ghost towns and natural history enthral people all year round. About 6 miles from the Arizona border, it is the preferred gateway to Utah with its wealth of National and State Parks and other historic and scenic sites for people on vacation.

Though St. George has adequate internal public transit system for those coming from outside travel options are limited to driving down or taking the shuttle service that plies between here and Salt Lake City. You could get more information on unscheduled shuttle services once you're here. There are no rail services to this city. SkyWest Airlines makes daily trips to and from Salt Lake City where most major airlines touch down.

Located close to I-15, it's the perfect stopover before you move on to Zion or Bryce National Parks. Even the Grand Canyon is a comparatively short 294 miles away. To go there you need to get on I-15 and head north for about 7 miles. Take exit 16 onto UT-9 for about 57 miles. Turn right in to US-89 and keep going for 173 miles till you come to AZ-64 where you turn right. About 53 miles later you're at the entrance road that takes you to the Grand Canyon.