Southern Utah is a hotspot for family fun and outdoor adventure. Whether you live and play here, are visiting from upstate, or are on a getaway from out of state, Southern Utah is your destination for affordable and accessible family fun.

At the heart of Southern Utah lies Sand Hollow Resort, the gateway to its namesake, Sand Hollow Reservoir. A convenient meeting point between the city of St. George and Utah’s prized Zion National Park, the resort is the perfect spot to stay if you’re looking for adventure.

1. Take a dip at Sand Hollow Reservoir

Take advantage of the temperate Southern Utah weather and grab a paddleboard, scuba gear, or just your water wings and jump in! This state park is right outside our front door and features more than 1,000 surface acres decorated by sheer red rock cliffs perfect for cliff jumping if you have a daredevil or two in the family.

Full-service watercraft rental options are available for daily or weekly use. Call (844) 404-3260 to book.

2. Zion National Park














A short 30-minute scenic drive from the resort, Zion National Park promises a day full of adventure and bonding. There are a number of trails ranging from easy, paved riverside walks to longer and more challenging hikes, including the famous Angel’s Landing.

Once you’ve conquered Zion (though you’ll probably want to visit again and again), check out our top eight recommended hikes in the area – Top Eight Hikes in Southern Utah.

3. St. George Children’s Museum

St. George Children's Museum















Source: St. George News

Discover new worlds of fun for the entire family at the St. George Children’s Museum. This interactive museum boasts 12 exhibits, including the Desert Discovery Room, music room, Under the Sea exhibit, science discovery room, and more! At just $5 per person, the museum is an affordable option for the whole family.

4. Golf

Sand Hollow Resort Golf Course
















Golf is a great way to enjoy quality time on the course together. Take a family golf lesson at Sand Hollow Resort to introduce the kids to this graceful game. Once everyone’s acquainted, take on the Wee Course, or graduate to the Links Course for a longer game. Book a tee time here.

5. St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site
















Source: Utah Office of Tourism, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site is built around the oldest Jurassic dinosaur site in Utah, a preserved 200 million-year-old ecosystem that was once home to dinosaurs, fish, and other life. Your little paleontologists will love walking among the fossils and life-sized dinosaur models, as well as the working fossil preparation lab. Plus, the site’s all-ages Dino Park is lots of fun for younger children.

6. Getaway to Sand Hollow Resort

Sunset at Sand Hollow Resort















Even if you’re a local, you can escape, play, discover, and relax with a staycation at Sand Hollow Resort. Our spacious resort rooms, vacation condominiums, and homes can accommodate any size family. Let us help plan your stay so you can kick back and do as much or as little as your heart desires!


Southern Utah is one of the most family-friendly areas in the state, boasting even more activities for your clan to enjoy than this list can handle! The only way to see it all for yourself is to round up the gang and plan a Southern Utah outing at Sand Hollow Resort.