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Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon

Just shy of 20 miles north of St. George is a little oasis in the desert. You will find a fun and adventure filled spot when you stop in to spend the day at the Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon. It is such a fun and extremely unique spot for locals and tourists. It has been entertaining the Southern Utah area since 1927!

Obviously we know temperatures can get pretty hot here in St. George, but you will see when you are visiting Veyo that the temperatures will be about 10-15 degrees cooler than what it would be in St. George. So beat the heat by swinging up to this unique location and enjoy the clear natural spring water that fills the  Veyo Pool!

If you are looking for a little break from the pool there are definitely some fun climbing routes that everyone can enjoy as you enter into Crawdad Canyon. You can enjoy all the climbing you want on your own, or one can choose to have a guide help out and take them on some of the fun climbing routes available. Take advantage of that 10 degree temperature change.

Another great thing about this location is that they have a great snack shack on site that offers loads of yummy food and treats to keep you all going through the day! However, if you like to pack your own lunch and snacks that is also a great option. On site there are several spots to set up for snacks and lunch with plenty of picnic tables and even shade!

So head on up to Veyo and take in a some adventure by doing a little climbing at Crawdad Canyon, playing in the Veyo Pool, and take a break near the brook and catch a few crawdads yourself!

Veyo Pool season is open from May 1 – Labor Day and is open seven days a week from 12 noon – 8pm. Climbing is open from 9am until 8pm. Prices are as follows: Adults $7, Children $5, and toddlers two and under are free.

For more information visit: www.veyopool.com

St. George Fall Preview of Activities

The picturesque scenery that St. George has to offer is absolutely breathtaking.  It looks as though it has been taken from a postcard, but it is just all-natural beauty.  There are so many activities that can be enjoyed in that area; no matter what time of year you go to visit.

If you and your family make the trip to visit this upcoming fall you may wish to partake in some unique activities like visiting various art shows, enjoying some open mike nights, going to the red cliffs recreational and much more.

Utah has a festival coming up called the Holi Festival of Colors, which dates back to North Indian tradition.  It is the celebration of the changing of seasons along with a combination of people to celebrate spiritual/social harmony.  The festival offers a plethora of colors, great music, dance and food along with an opportunity to ‘throw’ colors every two hours.

The town of St. George also offers free matinee movies for families and children and has lowered admission to many museums.  Everyone can take a look into the history of ancient settlers as well as, Indian tribes and their way of life.  St. George is rich in history that not many people have the opportunity to get up close and personal with.

Maybe your family is really into dinosaurs?  St. George has a dinosaur discovery site where you can actually see bones being cleaned up and excavated.  A neat thing that this particular site has to offer is a real life view of dinosaur tracks and the path that they naturally walked.  Your children will have an opportunity to see fossils and rare remains that the dinosaurs have left behind.

Another great activity that takes place in Utah is Oktoberfest.  Dating back to 1810, the tradition of Oktoberfest started at a wedding in Bavaria, Germany.  As King Ludwig got married, a celebration took place.  One consisting of song and dance, all of which you can still be a part of at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.  About 60,000 people from across the country come to be a part of this celebration.

Whatever age category you fall into and whether you are ready to see dinosaurs, hike, learn some history or join others celebrating Oktoberfest, St. George and the state of Utah have many fun activities to be enjoyed year round.

Sources:

http://www.laspalmasresortcondos.com/blog/

http://www.dinosite.org/

http://www.dixietoday.com/

 

7 Things To Do With Your Family in St. George, Utah

family-activities-st-georgePlanning a vacation to St. George? First thing, be sure to reserve one of our comfortable St. George Condo Rentals or one of our private St. George Vacation Homes that will be perfect for your family and your budget.

Working on a few things for your itinerary? Trying to figure out a few places that will be a lot of fun for the kids can sometimes be difficult or a little overwhelming if you have never visited St. George, Utah before. Guess what? Five Seasons Vacation Rentals is here to help you out.

Here are 7 of our favorite places we’re sure your kids (and you too) will definitely enjoy!

  • Fiesta Fun – Family Fun Center: arcades, mini-golf, bumper boats, Go-karts, batting cage, driving range, soft-play area, and kiddies-karts!http://www.fiestafuncenter.com/
  • St. George Children’s Museum: interactive, fun, and themed children’s museum!http://www.sgchildrensmuseum.org/
  • Hidden Valley Park: Basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball, trailhead, playground, splash-pad, and is a WiFi hotspot!
  • Laser Mania – Family Fun Center: Laser-tag, 4-D movie ride, A-maze-ing Golf, bumper cars, and arcade!http://www.laser-mania.com/index_sg.html
  • Sk8 Park: 15,000 sq. ft. concrete skate park with street skating elements and bowls. Park currently allows skateboards, scooters (non-motorized), in-line skates, and bikes.
  • Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum: Observe over 300 different species in their natural habitat, movies, and gift shop.
  • St. George Carousel at Town Square: Enjoy the vintage carousel downtown St. George – close to eating, shopping, museum, library, and park!

Be sure to take in at least one of these activities while you are staying in St. George, because FUN will definitely be had!

Utah Family Vacation Ideas

Vacation Ideas for Families Seeking the Time of Their Lives in Utah

Utah | Life Elevated

Utah seems to have a leg up on most other states in the US. What I mean by that is the fact that there is just so much stuff to do in Utah. With a family myself, I have come to appreciate how much the Beehive State offers families, whether it be adventure or relaxation. If you are one of the many searching for Utah family vacation ideas, I have a LOT to show you.

For example, St. George, Utah is said by many to be one of the most beautiful places in the country if not on earth. I was talking with someone the other day who recently visited Zion National Park. This guy has been everywhere; France, Germany, New Zealand, Hawaii. He’s planning a trip to Asia this summer. Though he has traveled the world and back, he still argues that Zion National Park is the most amazing place he’s ever been. “It’s like I stepped onto Mars or something. I have never seen anything like it in my entire life. It’s by far my favorite place on planet earth.”

Did Someone Say Golf?

Since we’re already talking about St. George, let’s keep going. If you have a golf-nut in your family like I do, St. George takes the cake. Just check out this list of golf courses:

Bring Your Hiking Boots and a Lot of Sunscreen

Is that enough? I could probably keep going. If you’re not a golfer, no problem. Feast your eyes upon national and state park heaven. Like I mentioned before, Zion National Park is a favorite, but it goes beyond that. Check these out.

Art, Art, and More Art

It’s amazing how people even own houses out here rather than just camping out 24/7. Let’s say you want to experience something other than the outdoors all day. If you’re a performing arts fan, may I suggest the Tuacahn complex, an amphitheatre on the edge of scenic Snow Canyon.

There’s also Coyote Gulch Art Village. This place is SO cool! With art galleries, studios, theatre, an art festival, a great restaurant, a gift shop, and a coffee shop, you could literally spend days there.

Just In Case You Want a Comfy Bed

With years of traveling and staying in hotels, I know what I’m talking about when I say that the hotel scene is out of the question when you stay in St. George. Las Palmas Resort Condos allows you to escape the crowds and enjoy St. George the way you were meant to enjoy it. These luxurious and family-friendly condos offer you a breath of fresh air from your busy schedule back at home.

The resort offers pools, hot tubs, playgrounds, and basketball and volleyball courts coupled with the amazing scenic views surrounding the resort, and not to mention the condos themselves. If that doesn’t scream “FAMILY FUN,” I don’t know what does. Complete your St. George experience with a one-of-a-kind vacation resort.

Looking for Utah family vacation ideas has never been easier thanks to the city of St. George.

Hurricane Peach Days

Looking for an ‘end of summer’ getaway to ST. George, Utah? Well luckily there is always something happening in or around town for fun and entertainment! Let’s not forget that coming to stay at one of our luxurious resort condos or private homes with Five Seasons Vacation Rentals has so much to offer along with our ‘summer special’ that is running through September!

Don’t you love to get out and explore the area in which you are visiting? Well, every year the city of Hurricane hosts their annual Peach Days Festival to celebrate their community’s heritage! This year the Hurricane Peach Days is on Friday, August 29 and Saturday August 30, 2014.

There is a wide variety of things happening during Peach Days such as:

  • LOTS of Entertainment
  • Parade
  • Rodeo
  • 12K Fun Run
  • Peach Cook-Off
  • Quilt Show
  • Vendor Booths

This is always a fun end of the summer event for locals, visitors, and tourists to enjoy! Have I mentioned how extremely delicious the peaches are? All I can say is delicious! For more information on the Hurricane Peach Days schedule and other information visit: http://www.cityofhurricane.com/categories/about/events/peach-days/

So, if you happen to be looking to make a last minute getaway, St. George, Utah is the perfect destination. Five Seasons Vacation Rentals would love to help make your getaway comfortable, worry-free, and relaxing. Give us a call to help find the perfect place for you and your family or you can book online as well just as easily at www.laspalmasresortcondos.com!

 

The Arts: St. George, Utah

IMG_2224As a traveler to a new place, don’t you love to stroll the streets of the community to get a feel of what it is like? St. George is a community that has a love for the arts that roots back to the early settlers of this area and a city that loves to share the many things this wonderful community has right downtown.

The Art Around the Corner Foundation has helped bring the fine arts to the streets and to the heart of downtown St. George. This foundation has helped enrich the community by bringing in collections of sculptures by nationally renowned artists.

The city has accumulated a variety of different sculpture pieces that have been placed through the Historic District to be on display for the community and for the many who come here to visit. They have a permanent sculpture collection along with a temporary exhibit that changes annually with new pieces. The temporary exhibit is not only on display for the year, but the sculptures in this exhibit are also for sale. It is a great way to enjoy our city and enjoy your love of the arts.

St. George has a little bit of something for everyone to nurture or gain their appreciation for the arts. You can take in as much or as little as you would like right in the heart of the city. You can visit and tour the following in the downtown area:

As Thomas Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Come and lose yourself while staying with us at one of our luxurious St. George, Utah Vacation Rentals.