Posted on 3/31/2023

Memorial Day Vacations Kick Off Summer!

You know Memorial Day is near when the weather starts warming and travelers start dreaming of summer escapes. And nowhere offers those things (and more!) like a pre-summer trip to Southern Utah.
 Just be sure to download your free Southern Utah Vacation Guide to get inspired with even more fun ideas to add to your itinerary!

Trek the Trails

Around Memorial Day, blue skies and longer days create a perfect setting for hiking, biking, and exploring outdoors. The Alpine Pond Trail is spectacular in summer, with sweeping wildflower fields and towering spruce trees. Dixie National Forest also has some incredible points of interest, like the ancient Mammoth Caves that lead to one of the largest lava tubes in the state. 

Do Some Park-Hopping

Southern Utah is home to The Mighty Five, iconic National Parks that offer unique landscapes and outdoor activities for all to enjoy. Just be sure to pack your patience and prepare to contend with high crowds and hot temperatures. 

Make a Splash

Ready to get your feet wet? Whitewater rafting is great in pre-summer, when melting snow from the mountains whip our rivers into thrilling whitecaps and dramatic drops. Paddle-boarding is also popular, and our many alpine lakes offer scenic spots for swimming, kayaking, boating and more. You can even rent a cabin on the shores of Panguitch Lake to enjoy prime trout fishing and other lakeside luxuries.

Enjoy Mouthwatering Meals

Outdoor dining is a staple of summer, when warm evenings and long daylight hours make for amazing al-fresco meals.

Celebrate in Comfort with Family Time Vacation Rentals

That's why we offer a 5% discount to active-duty and retired military members, law enforcement, and first responders. Take advantage of our special rates on some of the finest vacation rentals in the area, like a three-bedroom cabin in Duck Creek Village or a luxurious lodge with a family game room, an indoor movie theater, and easy access to our national parks.
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