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Mammoth Mighty Five Of Utah Are Awaiting Your Visit

  Bryce Canyon National Park      Photo by Jenny Uhling Indeed the Mighty Five are awaiting your visit this year 2021. It's been quite a ride and a nasty one with COVID-19 and we're all itching and hoping for some good times to roll in. Sunshine desert and landscapes galore await visitors from all over the world. Especially the Mighty Five - Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park - Canyonlands National Park - Capitol Reef National Park and Zion National Park.  Each one has something special to offer, but all have a lifetime of memories that are priceless once experienced. If you love red rock country, hoodoos, dry heat, deserts and natural landscapes well...Southern Utah has you covered.  Zion National Park is the southern most destination near to Spring City and St. George. Now if you enjoy the night life, I'd pick that one, because you're about only 120 miles or 193 kilometers away from Las Vegas, Nevada . If you're a good driver and don't stop ever

Renown Shakespeare Festival and Amazing landscapes for outdoor enthusiasts is the winning combination

Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah will be here very soon. For all the Bard lovers and medieval dramatists that enjoy a bit of cultural enlightenment stay tuned! Cedar City is great for many things, but two of the most popular are its annual Shakespeare Festival and the beautiful red rock country that surrounds the southern Utah city. Starting in June and running till late August nine plays will presented and enjoyed by many. Of the nine plays, four of them will be written by Shakespeare.  William Shakespeare    Photo by Mike Birdy The part about the Shakespeare Festival is that it all happens during the summertime months and with that said Cedar City is surrounded by so many beautiful outdoor attractions like the Cedar Breaks National Monument. Only about 44 minutes away or 34 miles, you can definitely plan out a full day of seeing the Monument and then be back in time for a Shakespearean play in the evening.  Most plays start in the evening and the time you have until then can

Getaway and Experience the sunshine during a weekend with your loved ones

                                                                   Photo by Trace Hudson As we all know St. George is kind of a get-a-way for local Salt Lake City locals. If you're looking for a quick vacation and most importantly want to get away from the cold weather, then St. George is it. The climate is always a little warmer down south in St. George. The city is also common for having a lot of retired people from Salt Lake City move down there, because the warm weather does well on their aging bones. It is kind of like the western version of Florida for New Yorkers. If people on the west coast want to get away they usually think of Florida. West of the Mississippi there are many choices when it comes to outdoor recreation. Here in Utah...St. George is the destination for weekenders and outdoor enthusiasts. The other part which is quite unique and great is that St. George has a lot of family oriented activities. Of course that plays well with Salt Lake City, since th

Enjoy a getaway from the hustle and bustle and visit Desert Pearl Inn

 If you are looking for a great get-away from the city and you love the great outdoors; come to Southern Utah and take in the amazing landscapes created by nature. Southern Utah is world renown for its beautiful red desert rock vistas. If you're coming from Salt Lake City or you're a world traveler you definitely want to stay more than just a day or two. Springdale is the natural gateway to Zions National Park among other great destinations. Within Springdale there is Desert Pearl Inn , a beautifully located hotel which is situated in close proximity to Zions.                                    Photo by Lukas Kloeppel                                         Since the late 1990's the hotel has been in business, it is owned by a family which has its roots deep in the Southern Utah locality. The service of Desert Pearl Inn is amazing according to testimonies from adventure seekers and travelers from all over the world. Rooms at the Desert Pearl Inn run from $249 to $

Springtime in Utah is just around the corner

          Aren’t we all just about done with winter? If you’re in Utah your break is almost here...First day of Spring falls on March 20th! Well let’s see, that’s 25 days away. Most people associate Spring with warmth...but here in Utah, the first day of Spring can sometimes be down-right chilly.   Now within Utah most of all locals know if you want to escape the cold weather head down southbound on I-15 towards Moab or St. George.        Goblin Valley State Park in Utah                                                 photo: M Outdoors          Goblin Valley is a great idea for a quick weekend outing. Or if you are ok with driving a little more, there is always the city of Moab. For many locally, Moab is the gateway to many different nature parks; such as Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Manti-La Sal National Forest, or my favorite Dead Horse Point State Park.           I must say I am quite biased when I say that Dead Horse Point is my favorite. The reason wh