So, you’re trying to pick a destination for your next vacation? There are so many amazing spots in America that it can certainly take time and research to choose.

Perhaps you find yourself around the extraordinary Zion National Park. If that’s the case, you should look no further! You’re within driving distance from the fantastic town of Springdale, Utah!

Utah welcome sign

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Located just south of Zion, there are a total of 529 residents in Springdale. Small town, to say the least! The town is made up of towering multi-colored cliffs, which provide unbelievable views from the famous and widely visited Zion Park Blvd. If you are heading to Springdale National Park, here are a few things you must do while in town. 

Float Away on the Virgin River

man floating on tube in river

What can be better than a lazy day on the river with the rocky red mountains as your scenery? Not much, right? That’s exactly what you are in for when you grab a tube and float away on the Virgin River.  Some have even claimed that this could be the best tubing experience they’ve ever had. Enjoy floating, minor maneuvering and plenty of fun whether you’re alone or with someone. 

Downtown Springdale

What’s a good place to visit without a swanky downtown area to enjoy some of the best local food, shopping, culture, and attractions? Downtown Springdale will not disappoint! Take a walk through the shops where you can enjoy the fresh air and breathtaking views. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of their famous restaurants as well, such as; MeMe’s Cafe, Whiptail Grill, and Thai Sapa. 

Zion National Park 

entrance sign at Zion National Park

Is there any surprise here? Of course if you’re in Springdale, you’re likely planning at least one day to the beautiful Zion National Park. Exploring the rocky red canyons is something most people would love to experience at some point in their lives and if you’re one of the lucky few that get to, don’t miss out on any of the camping or hiking! 

A Family Friendly Destination

Springdale has more than enough activities and attractions for the whole family. Families can enjoy the great outdoors just as much as they can enjoy IMAX Films, concerts, Indian Village Trading Post and so much more. Plan a trip to see all that this small town has to offer. 

Have you ever been before? We’d love to hear about your experience. Tell us about it in the comments or drop us a line!  Or, are you planning on visiting Springdale, Utah soon? Take a look at our sister site, before you do, for the best lodging deals. 

Quick Guide to Springdale, Utah