Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Coral Hills
Tucked into Saint George’s historic downtown district, the newly remodeled Best Western Coral Hills is just steps from a number of attractions. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast, which includes yogurt, muffins, and fresh belgian waffles. You can relax in a heated outdoor pool or indoor hot tub. Just around the corner you’ll find boutiques, restaurants, and museums, including the St. George Art Museum, which features a large collection of works by Utah artists.
- Spacious rooms outfitted with Serta mattresses, Bath & Body Works products, and kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves
- Notable accolades: TripAdvisor awarded the hotel a 2013 and 2014 Certificate of Excellence, as well as a GreenLeaders bronze award for its sustainable programs.
- Nearby activities: Enjoy go karts, bumper boats, and arcade games at Fiesta Fun Center, or tee off at one of 10 local golf courses.
- Enjoy the parks: Visit Zion National Park or Snow Canyon State Park, where you can hike or bike amid towering red Navajo sandstone cliffs.
- See a show: Select options include two tickets to a production of_It’s a Wonderful Life_ at Brigham’s Playhouse.
St. George, Utah: Desert Oasis Ringed by Red-Rock Canyons
St. George lies in a valley in southwestern Utah, along the Mojave Desert’s northern tip. Oftentimes, the setting feels less like a desert and more like an oasis, as the town boasts some of the state’s best golfing on several championship courses, in addition to tree-lined streets and grassy fairways. St. George was originally settled by Mormon pioneers, who took advantage of the warm climate to grow cotton. Brigham Young spent many winters here, away from Salt Lake City’s colder climate. You can tour his two-story home as well as other pioneer homes in the neighborhood. The town still has a strong Mormon presence—religious sites include the St. George Temple and the St. George Tabernacle.
The red rocks of Snow Canyon State Park are just 10 miles from St. George. Here, you’ll find rugged hiking and mountain biking trails leading past native shrubs and succulents. Keep your eyes peeled for coyotes, gila monsters, and roadrunners. Drive a half-hour east to reach Zion National Park and its cream, pink, and red sandstone cliffs and narrow slot canyons.