Since we’re down in St. George, Ut so often (we just can’t help it!), I frequently get asked what to do when vacationing. While I’d love to recommend staying at “Gramma’s house” to everyone so they can feed the chickens, jump on the tramp, and eat my mom’s delicious cooking, that might be just a tad intrusive. 😉 Instead, I’ve started compiling a HUGE list of our favorite things to do, which I’ll share on here soon! For now, here’s three family friendly activities to do while in St. George that we LOVE!
Red Hills Desert Garden
I was super excited to visit the Red Hills Desert Garden while we were in town, it just recently opened! Ellie adored looking at all the fish, the desert plants were stunning, and the swings with a view over the city was amazing. We’ll definitely be going back (and taking Brian with us! He missed out on this adventure!)
I hadn’t ever hiked this trail until just a few weeks ago – and I don’t know why I waited so long. The Anasazi Trail is gorgeous! It’s family friendly, doesn’t take too long, and there’s amazing petroglyphs along the way. We hiked it on a stormy day and got an amazing view of the Red Mountain covered in clouds – love!
Sand Hollow Reservoir
At one point growing up, we had a boat that we would take to the reservoir, but now we camp out on the red sandy beach for the afternoon! We bring along a few buckets, shovels (or spoons!), tubes, lifejackets, and snacks and soak up the glorious sunshine. It’s $10 to get in (or $5 with Gram’s senior discount – go Gram!) and well worth the afternoon in the sun. Ellie played in the water for hours!
Spencer posted this photo on Instagram “Using mainly spoons, we’ll dig a tunnel under the city and release it into the wild!” Name that movie!
What do you love to do in St. George? Happy Adventuring!
Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things
Such pretty photos! I am dying to take more roadtrips out west. We've explored AZ and NM some, but would love to make it out to UT and NV. I'm pinning this for later. 🙂 XO -Alexandra
Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things
Yay for family! Glad you got to take Gram on some great adventures! xoxox love lara