Friday: Head to St. George.
St. George is a great spot for a quick getaway. Unless you already live there, St. George is likely far enough away from your home to feel like a real vacation, but close enough that you can get there quickly so you can start relaxing! Just FYI: If you don’t feel like driving that far from northern Utah, check out the low, low airfares available.
Check out George First Friday.
If you’re lucky enough to time your visit for the first weekend in the month, you can enjoy entertainment, food and fun at the George First Friday Streetfest. Historic Downtown fills with music, people and tasty food from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Check into your bed and breakfast.
Seven Wives Inn has a 4.5 star rating on Travelocity, and it has an interesting Utah history. Built in 1873, the home served as a hiding place for polygamists after polygamy was outlawed in 1882. One of the families who hid there had seven wives...hence the name. You won’t find many polygamists hiding there now, but you will find comfy beds, private baths and charming decor.
Saturday: Visit the Downtown Farmers Market.
Visit the farmers market for local produce and crafts. The market opens for the season on Saturday, May 9th and runs from 8 a.m. to noon. You’ll find it at 2 W. St. George Blvd.
Grab lunch at Irmita’s.
There’s a reason that Irmita’s is one of the highest ranked St. George restaurants on Yelp. The tacos...the carnitas...the chili verde… you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. You’ll find it at 490 W. St. George Blvd.
Play a round of golf.
St. George is a city that takes its golf seriously. You’ll find some seriously top-notch courses here, with stunning views. Pictured is Dixie Red Hills Golf Course.
See a show at St. George Musical Theater or Tuacahn Amphitheater.
St. George Musical Theater is showing My Fair Lady through May 8th; Tuacahn’s season gets into full swing in June.
Dine at The Painted Pony
You’ll find tons of dining options for dinner in St. George, but The Painted Pony rates right up there at the top.
Sunday: Take a hike.
Before you leave, take a hike. Literally. You’ll find tons of trails right near town, offering great views of the red rock country. This is the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.