Springtime temps are finally happening in Southern Utah and everyone is itching to get out and enjoy the sun. But.....Washington County missed these temperatures for their Spring Break and not everyone has the funds to travel. So, here are the top 3 staycation ideas to get you and your family out of your winter doldrum and mix it up a bit.

#3 Hiking/Camping

There are a bazillion places to hike, bike or camp in Southern Utah. Pick a theme or area that you want to check out. Bryce Canyon, Snow Canyon or Zion. Some people have lived here their whole lives and still never ventured out into their backyard. If you want to head to Monument Valley, you can pretend you are in the running crowd in Forrest Gump. That scene where Forrest just stops running is right here in Utah! Check this out! : Monument Valley Forrest Gump Running Scene

#2 Short Road Trip and Treats

Pick something fun for the kids to do but choose the city that isn't the closest to you, so that you feel like you had a trip too. (It really does seem like more of a getaway.) Make sure to grab some road trip treats too.

You can eat and play all day at Fiesta Fun Center in St George, Utah. Check it out here:

OR you can head to Cedar Fun Center and create some memories for your family or friends. But you gotta be ALL IN. That way you stop multi tasking and have a blast yourself as well. It really is fun to play with family and friends.

Here is a fun video inside Cedar Fun Center from My Autistic Life 91:

Pro tip* Plan a day and put it on the calendar so everyone can get excited and look forward to it.  

#1 The Food Tour

attachment-winner! (3)

Food will always be my number one! Here's the idea: Have each person in your family pick a type of food they love and want to eat. Then check online to find that category of food and go to a place in Southern Utah that you've never been.

attachment-winner! (4)

So easy, so fun. You can take a few days per week and go out for dinner or do several of them over the weekend.

attachment-winner! (5)

Make sure you take plenty of fun pics and do your research so you know what the #1 thing on each menu is. If money is real tight, select more breakfast and lunch places and only order an item or 2 and share. I totally remember time where I hoped I could afford the gas AND a menu item, but being creative helped us make some great memories and be grateful for what I did have. ♥

Get our free mobile app
attachment-You bringing shame on your whole family (84)

If you check out the Yelp* reviews for St George, Utah, there are some great recommendations and great reviews, and they change ALL THE TIME. I have seriously gone to write about great food and great prices several times and the top 5 have been different every time. That just means we have a ton of great options!

I love to go out to eat, but I am not loaded so it is fun to be reminded of all the options in town. Along with the arts in Southern Utah, we also have some GREAT food. I am a self proclaimed foodie. But I like it all, not just the fancy stuff.

Here are the top 5 recommendations in town, from Yelp with only one $.

5. Croshaw's Pies

175 W 900 S St. George, UT 84770

Tues - Sat: 11am - 6pm
Sun - Mon: Closed

First off, I learned something new. I learned that you can order soups and sandwiches from Croshaw's Pies.  I had no idea. I know that have a great chicken pot pie. YUM. You can check out the entire menu here: https://www.croshawspies.net/menu/

4. Tom's Deli 

175 W 900 S, St. George, UT 84770

Mon-Sat 11am-4pm

Tom's Deli Meal Web Pic
Tom's Deli Meal Web Pic

Tom's Deli is in the same plaza as Croshaw's Pies. Doesn't that sandwich look happy to see you? They serve hot and cold sandwiches with plenty of toppings and condiments to choose from. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/tomsdelistgeorge/

3. Worlds Best Corndogs

On the Move Daily

If you've never tried these giant corndogs, they are fancy and delicious. I never thought i would LOVE honey on my corndog but I do. I also have to split this meal.

World's Best Corndog
World's Best Corndog

This is a food truck that travels the state. We love our food trucks in St George! ♥  More pictures and details here: https://worldsbestcorndogs.com/menu/

2.Larsen's Frostop Drive-In

858 E St George Blvd Saint George, UT 84770

Hours Mon-Fri 11am-10pm Sat 11am-11pm

This place has been a staple in St. George for a long while. It has been on the St. George Blvd. since 1965!  Make sure you go in for the Queen Burger and Piccadilly Chips.

Larsen's Frost Stop Web pic
Larsen's Frost Stop Web pic

What a deal @ $5! Check out their other deals and menu item here:https://www.facebook.com/frostopstg

#1 Honolulu Grill

706 East 700 South, St. George, UT 84770

Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Honalulu BBQ Chicken Web Pic
Honalulu BBQ Chicken Web Pic

This is exactly what I order when I go. So good. It's fast and they have great deals. You can find more info about their 2 locations here:https://www.honolulugrill.net/menu

If you don't see your inexpensive favorite on the list, make sure you go give them a great review. We need to get in the habit of praising what we like instead of just bashing what we don't.

Get our free mobile app

More From Cat Country 107.3 and 94.9