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The Perfect Spring Day in St. George

A Full Itinerary for An Amazing Spring Day

For anyone planning a visit to the Greater Zion area and is looking for spring in St. George recommendations to fill their itinerary with, we’ve got you covered. Check out the ideas below for an unforgettable day of adventure in Greater Zion.


Wake up and eat at Bishop’s Grill. There are two locations, both in St. George, but one near Santa Clara and the other near Washington. They have a great menu and some really reasonable prices, which is perfect when you have small kids.

Now that you’re fueled up, head over to Elephant Arch Trail. This hike is a little sandy and 3.8 miles, but has very little elevation gain and an awesome pay-off at the end of the trail. The arch is incredible, but the real reason we recommend this trail is the wildflowers. There were over 12 different kinds last spring, making it a stunning trail, thanks to the fresh spring blossoms.

Wild flowers in the desert.


You’re going to be hungry again, so grab lunch at Benja’s and have some sushi or Thai. It’s a light meal and they make phenomenal sushi rolls. From there, you can head over to the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site. Whether you’re 2’2” or 6’2″, you’ll love this museum, which has been built around prehistoric dinosaur tracks. It’s interactive, educational and just plain cool to see the actual footprints of these ancient giants.  

Two children looking at an exhibit with small green dinosaurs.


If you haven’t caught on to the theme yet, food kind of runs this agenda. Since dining is such an important part of your experience, we have to direct you to somewhere really special for dinner. The best view and impressive cuisine is found at Cliffside Restaurant. You will love the view of the city from up there, and even get a glimpse at Zion off in the distance.

Young couple dining at a cliffside restaurant.

It might have to be an early dinner so you can quickly make your way over to Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Nestled in the back of a beautiful red rock canyon just outside of town, in Ivins, you can see bull riding, concerts, and, most importantly, Broadway-style plays!

Panoramic view of outdoor amphitheatre.

It’s a full day that will tire you out, but you won’t regret a minute of it. The pictures and memories you make will be there for years, enticing you to come back for another itinerary.

It’s far from an ordinary place and there are far more options worthy of your time than we outlined here. But luckily, there are three more seasons for which to give you a perfect day. Keep an eye out for summer!