I’ve driven through St. George several times, and even spent a few nights here, but it wasn’t until this trip that I actually took a look at the town itself.
St. George seems to be delightfully livable. Like many cities in Utah, the Mormon influence seems to give St. George a neat-and-tidy, traditional small-town feel.
You’ll notice a big letter “D” on one hillside (just below the St. George Airport), and the word “Dixie” painted on a cliff near downtown. The southwestern corner of the state is known as “Utah’s Dixie”, and even the local college, Dixie State, carries the name.
If you drive up Airport Road, onto the hill above the big “D”, you’ll get a nice view of downtown St. George. I imagine you could get a similarly nice view from Skyline Drive, which runs along the ridge in the distance (Take 100 E north from downtown to reach Skyline Drive).
The center of downtown is at Main & Tabernacle where there’s a traffic circle and, you guessed it…
…a Latter-Day Saints Church.
St. George also has a much larger LDS Temple, on S 300 E.
Before leaving Utah and heading back to Vegas to catch my flight home, there was one more place I wanted to see, and just enough time to get there: Snow Canyon.