Whether it’s a serene escape or an exciting adventure you’re looking for this summer, Southern Utah has something for you. An oasis providing big city amenities with a small-town feel, this is the perfect place to vacation. Here are 5 reasons you’ll want to visit Southern Utah this summer.

  1. Cool Off in the Reservoir at Sand Hollow State Park

Spanning more than 20,000 acres, Utah’s favorite state park mixes warm blue waters and vibrant red sandstone to create an outdoor playground unlike anything else.

Kick back and relax on the beach, walk on water with a stand-up paddleboard, take a kayak on the water for some fishing, or even scuba dive!

If it’s a thrill you’re looking for, spend the day wake surfing or tubing. And if you’re daring enough, take the plunge and enjoy some cliff jumping off of one of the sandstone islands! Should you opt to stay dry and soak up the sun instead, you can hit the red rock for some UTVing, which, by the way, is just one of the rentals and tours available through Sand Hollow Resort.

  1. Spectacular Views at Zion National Park

Just a 45-minute scenic drive from Sand Hollow Resort, you’ll find Zion National Park, one of Utah’s five national parks. Zion is widely known for its rich variety of hiking and canyoneering options. Whether a light, kid-friendly hike to Weeping Rock is more your style, or you prefer to quite literally stare off the edge of a sheer cliff atop Angels Landing, Zion National Park has it all.

  1. Something for Everyone

If adventure is what you’re looking for, Southern Utah is the place to be! But if you prefer to lay low and take it easy, this area has just as much to offer in the relaxation department. Relax by the pool or visit St. George for a low-key day! St. George has an abundance of museums and galleries, destination spas, historical sites, and quiet, leisurely trails for a peaceful escape.

  1. Golf at Sand Hollow Resort

Consistently named as the best golf course in the state, the Championship Course at Sand Hollow Resort is not one to be passed up. With its rolling fairways and breathtaking views, this unique course follows the natural rise and fall of its surroundings. The 7,300 yard, 18-hole, par-72 Championship Course is one of the spectacular golf courses at Sand Hollow Resort. Don’t miss the chance to play a round of golf on the edge of the desert- book a tee time today!


  1. Entertainment Galore

There’s no shortage of fun once the sun goes down. After a fun-filled day on the course, the water, or the rocks, look no further than your backyard at Sand Hollow Resort. Every week, take part in Monday Paint Nite, Taco Tuesday, Prime Rib Fridays, and live music on Saturdays! You can even head offsite for an evening and watch a Broadway-style show set among the red rocks and under the stars at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre.

(Source: Tuacahn Center for the Arts)

When you’re planning your summer vacation, look no further than Southern Utah and Sand Hollow Resort. We’ve got everything you need to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime! Book your stay with us and get ready to make summer memories that your family will cherish forever.