It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend! Which means it’s time to relax and maybe take a bit of a vacation. But, if you’re like us, it can sometimes be hard to decide what to do, and, if you’re even more like us, sometimes your plans are all last-minute.
So if you’re wondering what to do in Southern Utah this weekend, here’s a couple of suggestions that might help:
Go to Zion National Park – always a favorite with both residents and tourists, Zion National Park is a showcase for Southern Utah’s natural beauty. There is a plethora of hikes to enjoy, both easy and strenuous. One of our favorite sections of the Zion is actually Kolob Canyon. It’s only accessible by car via an exit off I–15, near Cedar City. And, as such, it’s usually less crowded. Take time to hike into one of the canyon spurs.
Play in Goblin Valley – one of Utah’s best state parks, Goblin Valley is like Bryce National Park and a giant sandbox that you can climb all over. Kids and adults love scrambling around the hoodoos and climbing up the red rock cliffs. Take a picnic and enjoy a day-long game of hide-and-seek.
Drive through the Grand Staircase – maybe you’re not up for a bunch of physical activity this weekend. There is still so much you can see and enjoy. Grab a camera and explore Utah’s best scenic byway, Highway 12 through the Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument. There are lots of side roads you can take as well, like the Burr Trail, or Hell’s Backbone. Follow Highway 12 long enough and you’ll reach Natural Bridges National Monument and Monument Valley.
Hopefully this list will help give you some ideas, and hopefully you’ll be able to take full advantage of this Memorial Day Weekend.