Nestled in the world-renowned red desert landscape of southern Utah, St. George is an oasis of culture and excitement. St. George features some of the most beautiful national parks in the US, but also is a center of art, music, and entertainment for the whole family. In combination with a population of 75,000 people, these elements make the city a relaxing yet enlivening place to visit or live.
A Climate for Adventure
Known as the “Dixie” of Utah, St. George has the perfect landscape and weather for year-round outdoor adventures. The nearby Zion’s National Park features several slot canyons and has incredible views, including the famed Angel’s Landing, a 1,500 ft. rock formation. Bryce Canyon’s arches and jagged rock formations make the park a national attraction. These parks and many areas in the St. George area offer opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and camping.
Recreation for Everyone
St. George is known for having many attractions for people of all ages. You’ll find recreation centers that keep residents and visitors active and fit. There are fun parks to entertain the whole family and museums to educate visitors about the history of the region. St. George has high quality golf courses that can be used year round, with some featuring championship level holes.
Art in the Desert
Surprisingly, St. George is also a hub of culture. The city features several festivals for film, music, and art, including the annual Docutah outdoor film festival. Nearby is Cedar City, with the renowned Utah Shakespeare Festival that includes a replica of the Globe Theater. Perhaps most exciting is the nationally famous Tuacahn Amphitheater.
Located in a natural amphitheater in the rocky bluffs near St. George, Tuacahn is known for its high quality productions. With 1,920 seats, the theater is aptly suited for spectacle. It has a reputation for professional acting and high quality special effects. In a single year, the theater received 100,000 visitors to nearly 70 different productions.
Tuacahn has been the host of several classic and Broadway productions, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, and West Side Story. As well, Tuacahn features performances groups like the Beach Boys, the Utah Symphony, the Vienna Boys Choir, and other high profile music and performance groups. The amphitheater also has seasonal productions, including a special Christmas production that runs from Thanksgiving to the end of the holiday season.
St. George offers a unique chance to enjoy high quality entertainment and the unique outdoors. To learn more about what St. George has to offer, visit our blog.