St. George (Utah)
St. George is a city in southwestern Utah, on the Utah-Arizona border, known regionally as Utah's Dixie (a nickname given to the area for its warm southern Utah climate which was used to grow cotton by early settlers). The city is nestled in a scenic valley of desert vistas in the northeastern Mojave Desert, adjacent to the majestic Pine Valley Mountains.
phone: +1 435 634-5747address: 20 N Main St., Suite 105
By carSt. George is on Interstate 15, which travels southwest through Las Vegas, Nevada and into Southern California, and north through Salt Lake City into Idaho and Montana. Access from Denver, the Midwest and the east coast can be achieved by Interstate 70, 2 hours to the north via I-15. Access from Phoenix and Albuquerque, New Mexico can be achieved by Interstate 10 and Interstate 40, about 2 hours to the southwest via I-15 and US Route 93.
There are a few rental car places at the airport, and an Enterprise at 652 E. St. George Blvd, 1 435 634-1556.
The St. George area is served directly by exits 2 (Southern Pkwy.), 4 (Brigham Road), 5 (Dixie Drive), 6 (Bluff Street), 8 (St. George Blvd), 10 (Green Springs Dr.) and 13 (Washington Pkwy). Bluff Street and St. George Blvd make up the downtown I-15 business loop where the bulk of lodging and services can be found.
St. George Regional AirportIs served by Skywest Airlines, operating as Delta Connection with flights to and from Salt Lake City, Denver and Phoenix. Hertz, Avis, National, and Budget rental car companies have counters at the airport.
- McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas is the nearest international airport. The drive from Las Vegas to St. George takes approximately 1.5 hours via I-15.
By busGreyhound serves St. George, stopping at the McDonald's at 1235 S Bluff, (corner of S. Bluff and Main Streets) just off I-15 exit 6.
There are also a few shuttle/bus companies serving St. George. St George Shuttle and Aztec Shuttle operates van service to Las Vegas International Airport and Salt Lake City. St George Express operates a shuttle to and from McCarran Las Vegas Airport (pick up at Level 0) and drops off at Howard Johnson Inn in St. George.
By carSt. George, like all cities in Utah, follows a well-defined grid system that makes it easy to get around and find your destination. For example, let's take the address 650 South 300 East. Each hundred represents one block radiating out from the center point at Tabernacle Street (running east-west) and Main Street (running north-south). To find 650 South 300 East, starting from the intersection of Main and Tabernacle, you would drive 3 blocks to the east, then just over 6 blocks to the south. St. George Boulevard, a major east-west artery, takes the place of 100 North.
While the grid system in the heart of town is well-defined, it can be become difficult to follow in the outlying areas and new subdivisions on the outskirts of the city. While in some cases the addresses will still follow the grid pattern, the blocks will become smaller and more irregularly spaced, and there will be more streets that don't follow the grid system at all.
By busSunTran is St George's public transit system, with over 140 bus stops and six fixed routes serving St. George and Ivins.
By bicycle, et al.St. George also has a good urban trail network offering some very scenic routes for pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters.
phone: +1 435 673-5181address: 490 South 300 EastThis beautiful, white temple is the oldest continually-used temple of the LDS Church, and it is a dominating landmark of the town. You can't enter the temple (unless you're a "worthy" Mormon) but you can enter the visitors' center and tour the grounds.
Downtown Historic DistrictCentered around the intersection of St. George Boulevard and Main Street. Most of the town's preserved historic structures are here, as well as some shops and inns. Notable landmarks include the Old Pioneer Courthouse, Opera House, the Old Dixie Academy, and a number of historic homes and storefronts.
phone: +1 435 673-2517address: 67 West 200 NorthBrigham Young, the Mormon leader who was instrumental in the settling of Utah, spent many of his winters here.
address: 18 South Main StThe Tabernacle was once considered the center of town, and was often used as a meeting hall. The pointed clock tower makes this building a landmark in the district.
phone: +1 435 682-7274address: 145 North 100 EastOperated by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers society, this museum has a lot of items from the pioneer era.
Red Cliffs Desert ReserveThe 62,000-acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve lies immediately North of Saint George. Popular for hiking and mountain biking. The 3-mile (round trip) Owen's Loop Trail begins 5 blocks north of the old downtown and features a stunning ridge trail with great views.
GolfSt. George is notable for its abundant golf opportunities, owing to the city's year-round warm climate. There are a number of golf courses to choose from:
phone: +1 435 627-4444address: 1250 North 645 West
phone: +1 435 986-2200address: 2537 W. Entrada Trail
phone: +1 435 627-4440address: 1975 Tonaquint Dr
phone: +1 435 627-4404address: 2190 S. 1400 E
phone: +1 435 627-4400address: 2366 W. Sunbrook Dr
phone: +1 435 986-0001address: 4210 South Bluegrass Way
phone: +1 435 652-8100address: 1585 W. Ledges Parkway
phone: +1 435-674-3185Provides trail information and organizes group rides.
- Bear Claw Poppy, Easy, short ride.
- Green Valley Raceway, Home to many local races.
- Gooseberry Mesa North and South Rim, A must-do! Slickrock coupled with singletrack.
- Paradise Canyon Loop, A quick fun ride.
- Hurricane Cliffs Trail System, Excellent singletrack.
- Stucki Springs Trail, Fun trail close to town.
- Broken Mesa Rim Trail, Technical trail in the desert reserve.
- Church Rocks Loop with Prospector, A popular trail, especially in the winter.
- Last weekend of January: St. George Winter Bird Festival.
- Late-March: St. George Arts Festival
- First weekend of May: St. George Ironman 70.3.
- First week of August: Washington County Fair.
- First Friday of each month: George Streetfest, a downtown street festival featuring arts, culture, live music, food, beer/jazz garden.
- First Saturday in October: St. George Marathon.
- Mid-October: Huntsman World Senior Games.
- Third Saturday in October: Tour de St. George, a 100-mile (160-km) bike ride.
- is the only indoor shopping mall between Las Vegas and the Wasatch Front, it's anchored by Sears, JCPenney, Dillards and Barnes and Noble as well as over 65 retailers located on Red Cliffs Drive at the underpass between I-15 exits 8 and 10.
- offers a variety of local and national retailers and restaurants. Both shopping centers are on Red Cliffs Drive across the street from each other, just north of the St. George Boulevard exit.
- 's major stores include Dick's Sporting Goods, Ulta, Old Navy, Gap, TJ Maxx, Target, Ross and Lowe's. Both shopping centers located on River Road about two blocks apart, just south of the St. George Boulevard exit.
- 's major stores include Kohl's, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Walmart Supercenter and Home Depot. It's on Telegraph Street at Green Springs Drive, just south of the Green Springs exit.
phone: +1 435 634-0126address: 75 N Main StPlace serves excellent fresh breakfast dishes all day.
Brick Oven Pizzaphone: +1 435 628-5800address: 1410 E St George BlvdGreat pizza, bread sticks, etc.
phone: +1 435 656-0200address: 15 S River Rd
Nielsen Frozen Custardphone: +1 435-628-5579address: 445 E St George BlvdGreat ice cream-like frozen custard.
phone: +1 435 634-1700address: 2 W Saint George BlvdFine dining restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Steak and seafood are the specialties, and there is a good wine list.
phone: +1 435 628-4772address: 1050 S Bluff StGreat Mexican food and an overall good clean place to eat.
phone: +1 435 628-4660address: 144 West Brigham RdGreat Mexican food with wonderful flavor.
phone: +1 435 628-1234address: 2 W St. George BlvdPizza restaurant. Downstairs is a sister restaurant, the Pasta Factory, which has a patio dining area. The food is very good and reasonably priced.
phone: +1 435 628-7110address: 25 North Main StreetGourmet café & cupcake parlor also serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee. Free Wi-Fi.
- Bishop's, a local ma and pop American food restaurant/cafe, has two locations: and at on the corner of Sunset and Dixie Drive.
phone: +1 435 634-4100address: 1731 S Convention Center (Hilton Hotel)Bar in the Hilton Garden Inn. Utah no longer has the private club law.
The One and Onlyphone: +1 435 673-9191address: 800 E St George BlvdHometown beer bar.
Poncho and Lefty'sphone: +1 435 628-4772address: 1050 S BluffMexican food and cozy little bar.
phone: +1 435 216-7311address: 2 W St George Blvd (corner of Main & SG Blvd) Ancestor SquareFull bar, live music, billiards and delicious food
phone: +1 435 652-8487address: 395 East Telegraph in Washington, just east of St GeorgeOne of the few original spots in town with mouth-watering, old-fashioned cafe-style food, bar and live music.
phone: +1 435 652-1234address: 1129 S Bluff St
phone: +1 435 673-4844address: 125 E St. George Blvd
phone: +1 435 673-3541address: 316 E St. George Blvd
phone: +1 435 652-1200address: 53 North River Rd
phone: +1 435-674-2664address: 91 East 2680 SouthAn upscale hotel that delivers spacious accommodations and premium amenities.
phone: +1 435 673-4905address: 1275 Red Mountain CircleA luxury resort in the red rock vistas just west of St. George. Lots of activities, spa, lovely rooms.
address: 217 North 100 WestUtah's first B&B establishment, located in the Historic Downtown district. There are 13 unique rooms with good service and great breakfasts.
phone: +1 435-673-9608address: 144 West Brigham Road, Building GAn upscale hotel offering classic, oversized rooms and suites with superior amenities. Friendly staff.
phone: +1 435 703-9944address: 301 N 200 E #1a
- Zion National Park, the most popular National Park in Utah.
- Snow Canyon State Park, a must-visit gem right in St. George's backyard.
- Hurricane, small town with hot springs sometimes open to the public, near Silver Reef ghost town
- Colorado City unique polygamist community on Utah-Arizona border
- Mesquite Golf, gamble, get away in St. George's favorite place to let loose