St. George is southern Utah's largest city. It occupies an attractive stretch of green beneath red rock cliffs in Utah's desert southwest. Its pleasant winter weather attracts a large number of "snowbirds" from the north, who stay for extended periods in the winter while their neighbors back home get socked. ("Utah's summer spends the winter in St. George" its promoters say.)
St. George has some interesting historic buildings, lots of golf courses and plenty of shopping. The golf courses have been known to double as birdwatching destinations and birds unseen in most of Utah are everywhere in these trees. Downtown is home to the landmark St. George Tabernacle and the winter home of Brigham Young. The St. George Art Museum celebrates Utah-local artist and the sprawling Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum displays over 300 species in detailed dioramas.
Nearby is pretty Snow Canyon State Park (10 miles northwest) and the pleasant alpine wilderness of the Pine Valley Mountains (38 miles north). St. George also works as a base from which to visit Zion National Park (40 miles northeast). Recreational activities of a different sort are available at the casinos in Mesquite, Nevada (30 miles southwest). St. George has a wide selection of lodging and dining options.
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