Sprawling Southwestern Resort on Desert Hillside
St. George's strikingly diverse terrain reflects millions of years of geological upheaval. Many of the city's canyons and caves were forged by flowing lava, and some of the terrain contains dinosaur footprints dating back to the Jurassic period. Coral Springs Resort is situated in the heart of St. George's breathtaking, eons-old landscape.
Rugged boulders and succulent plants dot the property. The interiors are decidedly posh but still incorporate a Southwest Utah aesthetic with flagstone fireplaces and a sandy color palette. Two- or three-bedroom suites sleep 10 to 12 and are equipped with gourmet kitchens, marble bathrooms, and jetted tubs. You can kick back on the suede couches and watch movies via the room's Google TV or head outside by the fireplace for sweeping mountain views. The resort also boasts a year-round, heated pool and tennis and basketball courts.
St. George, Utah: Red Sandstone and Desert Brush Throughout Old West Town
St. George lies within southwest Utah’s Dixie region, so named for a scheme to grow cotton here in response to a crop shortage after the Civil War. The soil yielded little cotton, but St. George is still known for its landscape, characterized by ruddy soil and sandstone bluffs. Although generally warm and arid—St. George borders the Mojave—the city is cut through by both the Virgin and Santa Clara Rivers. Thanks to its varied terrain, St. George is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, who rappel down the Virgin River Gorge and mountain bike along the Santa Clara River Preserve.
Downtown St. George features unique relics from the city's past as a pioneer town. In the summer, costumed performers entertain tourists at the former winter home of Brigham Young. Notorious Old West outlaws are said to have done time at the old town jail, just steps away at the center of Ancestor Square. Despite its historical buildings, the downtown area is home to plenty of contemporary cultural attractions, including the art galleries and pottery studios along Main Street.