Just shy of 20 miles north of St. George is a little oasis in the desert. You will find a fun and adventure filled spot when you stop in to spend the day at the Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon. It is such a fun and extremely unique spot for locals and tourists. It has been entertaining the Southern Utah area since 1927!

Obviously we know temperatures can get pretty hot here in St. George, but you will see when you are visiting Veyo that the temperatures will be about 10-15 degrees cooler than what it would be in St. George. So beat the heat by swinging up to this unique location and enjoy the clear natural spring water that fills the  Veyo Pool!

If you are looking for a little break from the pool there are definitely some fun climbing routes that everyone can enjoy as you enter into Crawdad Canyon. You can enjoy all the climbing you want on your own, or one can choose to have a guide help out and take them on some of the fun climbing routes available. Take advantage of that 10 degree temperature change.

Another great thing about this location is that they have a great snack shack on site that offers loads of yummy food and treats to keep you all going through the day! However, if you like to pack your own lunch and snacks that is also a great option. On site there are several spots to set up for snacks and lunch with plenty of picnic tables and even shade!

So head on up to Veyo and take in a some adventure by doing a little climbing at Crawdad Canyon, playing in the Veyo Pool, and take a break near the brook and catch a few crawdads yourself!

Veyo Pool season is open from May 1 – Labor Day and is open seven days a week from 12 noon – 8pm. Climbing is open from 9am until 8pm. Prices are as follows: Adults $7, Children $5, and toddlers two and under are free.

For more information visit: www.veyopool.com

Swig St. GeorgeWho doesn’t love the perfect chilled beverage to enjoy on a hot summer’s day? I think you are right, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t! Well if you are visiting us at Five Seasons Vacation Rentals here in St. George, Utah then you are in luck for some of the best and most refreshing drinks available!! I am not kidding! St. George locals know what good summer treats really are!

So, I am sure most of you have heard the rave about one of our St. George local hotspots, ’SWIG.’ Well either way be sure to stop in and grab a nice cold beverage with a twist of sorts to choose from. However, you can’t leave without a sugar cookie either. Did I mention that they so conveniently have a drive thru!? Yes, they do! So be sure and grab me a ‘Dirty Dr. Pepper’ and a sugar cookie for filling you in on this amazing goodness. You’re welcome.
Here is SWIG’s Menu

Next, on my list is another favorite of mine, 25 Main. It too is an extremely popular place to not only grab a delicious bite to eat, but to just stop on in for an incredible cupcake that will pretty much leave you wanting another. I’ll be honest with you…they are so YUMMY. If I decide to keep it to a one cup-cake minimum I also like to indulge in getting an Italian Soda! Now, if you want to give kudos for filling you in on all this good stuff, you now know what I like. Here is the menu and cupcake schedule at 25 Main.

Lastly, who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Well Orange Peel knocks it out of the park with their menu of Smoothies and Bubble Tea! You really can’t make a bad choice here, they have popular blends on their menu or you can go wild and create your very own custom smoothie! I get something different every time…I’m never disappointed, always so cool and refreshing!
Here is Orange Peel’s Menu

So here are some of my favorite local hotspots to get you the perfect summer treat so you can beat the St. George heat! So next time you come to stay with us be sure to make a stop to these fun St. George local hotspots!

Sand Hollow State Park
Want to feel the sand between your toes? Is the Coast too far? Well, if you can’t make it to the coast and are visiting St. George, Utah, then you are in luck! Sand Hollow State Park is a beautiful place to hang out on the red sandy shorelines. There are a lot of fun recreational activities that are available there! Some of our favorite things to do while visiting Sand Hollow for the day include:

  • Cliff Jumping
  • Laying out and soaking up the sunshine
  • Boating; wakeboarding, tubing, skiing
  • Take UTV, 4 wheelers, or dirt bikes up to the dunes
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Fishing
  • Take Pictures
  • Playing in the sand
  • Floating in the water
  • Sitting in a lounger reading a good book
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming

There is really something for everyone to enjoy! Plus, when you come to stay with Five Seasons Vacation Rentals this summer, you will most definitely want to be close to water! So, load up and make a day of it out at Sand Hollow State Park. Arrive by sunrise to get in the best fishing, enjoy the afternoon sunshine playing in the water, and take in the beautiful landscapes as you await the spectacular colors of the sunset in the sand. It really doesn’t get much better!

For more information on rentals at the Beach at Sand Hollow Concession: 801-473-4615

Sand Hollow State Park website: http://stateparks.utah.gov/park/sand-hollow-state-park