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St. George is full of great dates to treat your significant other. From a sunset hike to a Broadway play in the desert, the perfect date is out there. Here are a few of our favorite date ideas in the St. George area:


Want to see a Broadway play but don’t want to pay Broadway prices or travel to a big city? Tuacahn Theatre is the answer. Tuachan is a 2,000 seat amphitheater that sits in a canyon surrounded by incredible red cliffs. Since its inception in 1995 Tuacahn has produced more than 60 major theatre productions, hosted over 200 concerts, and has had hundreds of actors, singers, and musicians grace its stage. There is nothing quite like watching a Broadway play outside in the desert, it is a perfect place for date night.

Red Hills Desert Garden

Red Hills Desert Garden is a five-acre desert conservation garden. The garden features 5,000 stunning plants, and a stream full of endangered fish species. There is no entrance fee for the garden and it is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Red Hills Desert Garden is the perfect place for a lowkey date in a beautiful place and it is affordable.

Explore Downtown St. George 

There is so much to see and do in downtown St. George. A great place to start exploring is Town Square Park. There are tall beautiful trees and a variety of stunning sculptures throughout the park. Just up from the park is the St. George Tabernacle, which opened in 1876 is a pinnacle in St. George history. From there you can explore a variety of fun and quirky shops and landmarks. To top off your night, head over to Judds General Store. Judds is an old-fashioned sweet shop with some great eats, from the delicious ice cream to their fan-favorite breadsticks!

Sears Art Museum Gallery

This art museum is located in the Delores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center at Dixie State University. Admission to the museum is free and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum features six exhibits each year, you could go on six dates and see new styles of art each time! The museum boasts a variety of different types of art from traditional to contemporary.

Snow Canyon

Snow Canyon State Park is a great place for those wanting to get outside for a date. Here are a few of the hikes we recommend:

Lava Flow Trail

Explore old lava tubes from a now extinct volcano. The hike itself is 2.5 miles long and is moderate in difficulty.


This is a shorter hike at 1.1 miles, but it boasts beautiful views. This hike is known for its beautiful wildflowers along the trail. While the hike is short, there is plenty to be explored along the way.

Snow Canyon Overlook Trail

This hike can be accessed outside of the actual park near Dammeron Valley. This 4.7-mile hike takes you to the very top of Snow Canyon, giving you an incredible birds-eye view of the entire park.

Sand Hollow

Want to relax by the lake or rent a jetski? You can do both at Sand Hollow State Park. Sand Hollow is home to a gorgeous lake with some incredible views and rock formations. The Beach At Sand Hollow, or the Bash, offers ATV, Kayak, and paddleboard rentals. It even has food, ice cream, and cold drinks available to top off your date.


St. George is full of fabulous restaurants for date night. Here is a list of some of our favorite spots for an elevated dinner date:

Painted Pony

The Painted Pony is one of St. George’s fine dining restaurants with over 850 reviews on Google with a 4.6 rating. The Painted Pony is known for its contemporary seasonal cuisine and elevated southwestern dishes. It has a great ambiance with dimmed lighting and patio seating, perfect for a romantic dinner date with your significant other. It is also conveniently located in Ancestor Square in the heart of downtown St.George.

Cliffside Restaurant

Cliffside Restaurant has over 1,500 Google reviews and is a town favorite, not just for its food, but the incredible view from the restaurant. Cliffside Restaurant offers elevated American classics, sure to satisfy. So if you are looking for dinner and a view, this is the restaurant for you!


Cappelettis is a family-owned Italian bistro with a 4.5 rating and has almost 900 Google reviews. The restaurant offers Italian classics with an Argentine twist. The homemade pasta and inviting atmosphere make for a great place to have a dinner date.

Honorable Mentions 

Our honorable mentions list is made up of seasonal dates. While these dates are only available during certain times of the year they are worth marking down on your calendar!

Staheli Family Farm 

This 350-acre farm has been in the Staheli Family for six generations. Every fall the farm puts on a corn maize that attracts over 30,000 guests. There is also a pumpkin patch, on-site food concessions, and their most popular attraction, The Field Of Screams. If you are ever in St. George in the fall, make sure to go on a date to the Staheli Family Farm, it is the perfect place to spend an October evening!

Christmas Lane 

Grab a hot chocolate and your significant other and take a stroll down Christmas Lane. Christmas Lane AKA the Canyon Ridge neighborhood in Cedar City is the place to see Christmas lights. This would make a great Christmas date and it’s free! For more Christmas activities check out this post.

The landscape of Southern Utah makes it a hub for adventure. Those who visit St. George have access to beautiful hikes, scenic bike trails, and two national parks. There are fun outdoor activities for everyone in St. George. But, if you are looking for an adventure that will really get your heart rate going, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our favorite adventures in the St. George area that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

  1. Helicopter Tour 

You may have driven around Southern Utah… but have you seen it from above? We are kicking off our list with a helicopter tour out of Zion National Park. Enjoy your adventure in a climate-controlled helicopter, as you soar through the sky. Zion Helicopters offers a wide variety of tours that start at $99. They also have some notable past customers, including The Bucket List Family.

  1. Skydiving Adventure 

If a helicopter ride is not exhilarating enough for you, it might be time to give skydiving a try! There is nothing quite as exhilarating as soaring through the sky thousands of feet above the ground. When you pair that feeling with the incredible view of Zion National Park, it can’t get much better. Get the adrenaline rush you are looking for with Skydive Zion. Skydive Zion is open March through November with most dives starting in the morning.

  1. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Maybe helicopter rides and skydiving are a little too far outside of your comfort zone. Instead, enjoy a slow and scenic hot air balloon ride. This Hot air balloon tour gives you a breathtaking 360-degree view of St. George. From the incredible Red Cliffs to the Virgin River, you will see it all. You can choose to adventure early in the morning or opt for a sunset ride. Either way, you are sure to have a great time.

  1. ATV and Jeep Tour

Do you have a need for speed? Speed through the stunning red mountains near Zion National Park with an ATV Jeep or Adventure Tour. Tours range from 3-4 hours and can be modified for families and first-timers. Whether you want to ride through the beautiful desert and learn more about its history or blast over sand dunes, this adventure is for you.

  1. Canyoneering Adventure


St. George is home to slot canyons winding through its beautiful desert landscape. Explore these enchanting canyons by booking a Canyoneering Adventure. Canyoneering will allow you to experience the terrain of Southern Utah like you never have before. While you may have hiked through the desert, canyoneering is a whole different kind of adventure. It involves rappelling, scrambling, and even some swimming and wading at times. So if you are up for an adventure, canyoneering is the way to go!

  1. Zipline Tour

Are you ready for an adventure that will literally sweep you off your feet? Zip over the stunning Mojave Desert on a Zipline Tour. This tour consists of four different ziplines. It requires some scrambling and climbing ladders to connect to each zipline. While there is some scrambling involved, this adventure is a great option for those of any fitness level.

  1. Rock Climbing and Rappelling Adventures

St. George is known for its gorgeous red mountains and sandstone cliffs. People from around the globe travel here to get a chance to climb its incredible rock formations. If you are looking to get up close and personal with the Southern Utah landscape, rock climbing and rappelling are the way to go. This tour provides the education and training you need to have a successful and safe adventure.

  1. Mountain Biking Adventure

The mountain biking in the St. George area is unbeatable, it boasts hundreds of unique trails. Gooseberry Mesa, one of the most adventurous trails in the area, is loved by locals and people from around the world. This trail is not for the faint of heart. It has twists and turns that will have you riding on the edge of a cliff for a bit. Those who are more experienced and don’t need a guide can rent their own mountain bike at the Southern Utah Adventure Center. If you feel more comfortable riding with a guide there are plenty of mountain bike tours that can accommodate all skill and comfort levels.

St. George is a great place for your next adventure. No matter what your skill or comfort level is, there is something for everyone. While there are many more adventures in the area, the eight adventures we went over are:

  1. Helicopter Tour
  2. Skydiving Adventure
  3. Hot Air Balloon Ride
  4. ATV and Jeep Tour
  5. Canyoneering Adventure
  6. Zipline Tour
  7. Rock Climbing and Rappelling Adventure
  8. Mountain Biking

At the end of each adventure, you will need a place to go and relax. Explore our vacation rentals and amenities to make sure you have a comfortable and relaxing place to crash after a day full of adventure!

St. George Utah is undoubtedly the central hub of art in southern Utah. The city hosts many art festivals a year and holds a treasure trove of art museums and galleries to enjoy. However, the city itself goes a step farther to blend art into its streets, buildings, and parks. Join the folks at Freedom Vacation Rentals and explore the different hotspots and must-sees of St. George. These fantastic treasures are ever-changing and always catch the eye. Consider it an art tour of the city in a roundabout way.

Art At Roundabouts

Speaking of roundabouts, let’s start at the most famous and reliable locations for St. George sculpture features: the Main Street roundabouts. Our first round-about, located where Main St., 200 North, and Diagonal St. converge, is almost guaranteed to hold a unique statue piece for you to enjoy. Located on the Northside of Main St., this particular roundabout is literally right next to the St. George Opera House, St. George Art Museum, and the St. George Musical theatre. In this spot, should the art bug bite, you can take a stroll, catch a show, or visit the art gallery to get even more of that art fix.

Continuing down the street, we come to our second roundabout. Located where Main St. meets Tabernacle St., this roundabout serves as a veritable hub for much of the downtown street sculpture scene. The roundabout itself is almost guaranteed to house a unique piece to admire, and turning up any of the streets connected to it takes you to another historic St. George gem. Going North up Main St., you can find classic sculptures along the sidewalk on the right. Across the street, on the left, you can find several art galleries and must-visit shops and restaurants. Heading West on Tabernacle St. you can find the historic Judd’s Store on the right and Ancestor Square across the street on the left. Heading East on Tabernacle you find even more historic hotspots like The Electric Theatre, The Arrowhead Gallery, and of course all the sculpture pieces placed near the sidewalk along the way. Heading South on Main St. we find our next artistic hotspot: Town Square Park

Town Square Park Art

Town Square Park is a must-visit for any art fan visiting St. George. The park itself is webbed with convenient walkways that crisscross through different features and artistic displays for all to enjoy. The clock tower and splash pad are art installations in and of themselves. Then there is the lazy river feature and merry-go-round for both kids and adults to enjoy. Walk the park and enjoy the art installations scattered around and perhaps visit the library and/or children’s museum to finish off the day.

Honorable Mention Art

Finally, we have our honorable mention: Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center. As the central art display for Dixie State University, it’s no wonder we mention it here in our street art tour. It makes our honorable mention because of the brass sculpture displays found inside and outside the premises. Not exactly as accessible as our previous sites, it still offers a nice walking art installation that can end in a fun show that the theatre offers throughout the year.

There you have it, an unconventional art tour through the city of St. George’s lesser-known art installations. Although these sites aren’t advertised like other art hotspots in the city, they give the city its artistic look and feel. Take your time on these walks about town. Visit the shops and food spots and help support local businesses as you do. Then return to your comfortable rental to decompress and enjoy the feeling of a day well seized.  To learn about more fun activities in the area, read our other blogs, and if you have any questions about our rentals, feel free to contact us at Freedom Vacation Rentals!


It’s no secret Southern Utah is brimming with natural beauty and landscapes that bring a tear to the eye. It’s also no secret that its beauty has made its way onto countless canvases by the hands of countless artists. Sometimes it’s just as fun to see how artists interpret the beauty around us as it is to see it ourselves. Sometimes you need a relaxing activity that entertains as well as educates. Museums and art galleries offer exactly that. Here is a list of our top five favorite museums of St. George, UT, which make great day outings during your stay at Freedom Village.

1. St. George Art Museum

As one of the oldest museums in the city, it’s an obvious pick for our number one choice. St. George Art Museum displays a variety of both local artists’ work as well as famous national and international pieces at times. This is by far the most prestigious and professional museum in town. Located near the downtown area, it’s easy to come, visit and enjoy, and then head off to lunch or dinner with family and friends!

2. Sears Art Museum (DSU Campus) 

The Sears Art Museum is a notable part of the DSU campus and showcases both artworks from students as well as many noteworthy local and outside artists. Their schedule changes throughout the year, so pay close attention to their calendar to know when you’ll catch your favorite showcases. Since the exhibit is located in the same building as DSU’s theater stages, it’s likely you’ll be able to schedule a museum visit as well as catch one of the school’s shows!

3. Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum

Not in the mood for art? Want a closer look at the local wildlife since they managed to evade you during your hike? Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum holds Southern Utah’s largest collection of wildlife displays to educate and entertain you. They have a guided path for you to follow that travels through the different environments found in Utah, as well as some species that are extinct. It’s easy to see these animals are made of real hides but don’t worry, these animals won’t be going anywhere, they’re stuffed!

4. Arrowhead Gallery

Located in historic downtown St. George, this ambitious co-op gallery has a surprisingly large variety of mediums and a constantly changing lineup of works. This gallery is our most centrally located of the five, located in the heart of historic downtown, you can visit this and the several different shops, restaurants, and parks within walking distance!

5. St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site

Here you can travel through time to Southern Utah’s ancient history. With a mix of art, sculpting, and authentic fossils and fossilized tracks, St. George’s Dinosaur Discovery Site strives to take you back in time. It’s fun for the whole family. They also offer a fun gift shop where you can purchase memorabilia so you’ll never forget the experience!

Bonus! St. George Children’s Museum

Do the kids still have a bit more energy than you’d like? St. George Children’s Museum has a collection of themed rooms to entertain all ages. From fantasy to deep-sea adventures, there’s something for everyone. Don’t be surprised if the grown-ups have fun too!

There you have it, our top five museums to visit in St. George. Granted, no matter what order we put these museums and galleries, it’s up to you now to visit each one and decide for yourself which one is your favorite. Most of these locations are not-for-profit, so once you’ve picked your favorite, or if you found yourself having a good time, please consider donating to help keep these locations so fun! And, of course, come back again as many times as you like. To learn about more fun activities in the area, read our other blogs, and if you have any questions about our rentals, feel free to contact us at Freedom Vacation Rentals!

Because of the convenience summer brings for families, many never consider visiting the desert during the winter. But as locals know, this is one of the most magical seasons to experience this landscape. The best part is that by staying in St. George, you won’t have to compromise between seeing the grandeur of red rock and experiencing traditional winter adventures.

If you’re wondering what there is to do while visiting St. George in the winter, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of 10 activities that’ll keep you busy exploring the area.

1. Ski

Bet you weren’t expecting to see this itinerary suggestion while doing your desert vacation preparation! Even though St. George may have a desert climate, you’re only an hour and a half away from a fantastic ski resort. Purchase either day skiing or night skiing tickets from Brian Head Resort and make some unforgettable winter memories in southern Utah.

2. Snowshoe

While we’re on the topic of snow, consider going snowshoeing. Deer Hollow is about an hour and 15 minutes from St. George, and Pine Valley is less than an hour away. Both of these areas also allow for cross-country skiing!

3. Sandboard

If you want your trip to be a bit more focused on desert landscapes, head towards Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. About an hour and 15 minutes from St. George, this park has sandboard and sand sled rentals for just $25 apiece.

4. Take a Scenic Drive

From March to November, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is closed to private vehicles while a shuttle system is used in the park. This season, the shuttle will also be running from December 24th through January 2nd, and tickets must be reserved online. When the shuttle isn’t running in the winter, however, you have the perfect opportunity to savor this incredible road while going at whatever pace you’d like. Be sure to go early in the day as parking along the road can fill up quickly!

5. Explore Slot Canyons

From late summer through early fall, there is a little thing called monsoon season in southern Utah. During this time, it rains more than normal which means venturing into slot canyons can be extremely dangerous. This activity is inherently a bit safer in the wintertime. Look into Kanarraville Falls for a water-wading hike and Yankee Doodle Hollow for a canyoneering adventure.

Remember, every safety precaution should be taken no matter the season as flash flooding is always a possibility. Check the weather before entering a canyon and do not go inside if there is any chance of rain nearby (or upstream).

6. Golf

The combination of being surrounded by red rock and the (comparably) warmer weather makes the St. George area a fantastic golfing destination during the winter months. Two excellent courses to take a look at include The Ledges Golf Course in St. George and The Championship Course at the Sand Hollow Golf Resort in the nearby city of Hurricane.

7. Find Dinosaur Tracks

Wander the desert landscape to discover fossilized dinosaur tracks. In particular, two trails in Hurricane will take you back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed. The Dino Cliffs Dinosaur Tracks and the Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks can both be accessed via trails that are under one mile in length.

8. Practice Landscape Photography

In the summer, it can be difficult to get good photos because the beating sun makes patience seem impossible rather than just a virtue. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures by getting out there to practice your landscape photography skills.

Winter is also a great time to practice photography because of the shorter days. As every photographer knows, the few hours surrounding sunrise and sunset are some of the best to shoot within. This timeline can often be difficult for getting a good night’s sleep as it means you have to be out late and up early. This isn’t a problem in the winter in southern Utah, however!

If you’re willing to invest a little more money into improving your camera skills, look into a photography course. Paragon Adventures offers one that’s great if you’d like to explore Snow Canyon State Park and the St. George area. If you’re wanting to travel a little farther for a photography adventure, check out tours in Zion National Park held by Enlighten Photography Excursions.

9. Discover Phenomenal Christmas Lights

Because it gets dark so early in the winter, you may find yourself racking your brain for things to do in the evenings in St. George. One great option in December is to grab a cup of hot chocolate from a local shop and hit the town to find the best Christmas lights.

Don’t just drive around aimlessly though! Use this 2020 St. George Christmas Light Map to find over 20 stunning displays. Some are even timed to match Christmas music. If you’re willing to drive about 30 minutes to the city of La Verkin, you can also attempt to track down a property that aired on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” this year.

10. Hike

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning hiking. With fewer people on the trails than the tourist-filled summer months, winter is the ideal time to get out and experience the desert environment you’ve been dreaming about.

Beautiful hikes can be found all around St. George, and we’ve gathered a few of our favorites here. If you end up going hiking in higher-elevation areas where ice is a possibility, bring microspikes.

If you didn’t initially think of the desert as being the best place for a winter vacation, we hope we just proved you dead wrong. St. George is the perfect destination for this type of trip as it gives you access to a wide variety of both snow and desert-oriented winter activities! As a reminder, these 10 adventures included the following:

  1. Ski
  2. Snowshoe
  3. Sandboard
  4. Take a scenic drive
  5. Explore slot canyons
  6. Golf
  7. Find dinosaur tracks
  8. Practice landscape photography
  9. Discover phenomenal Christmas lights
  10. Hike

If you’re convinced and are now curious as to where you should make your home base while visiting St. George, take a look at our Vacation Rental Search Tool.

This time of year is great for hiking in St. George. The weather is starting to cool off, but it’s still warm enough to not need those extra layers. Not only is the weather great, hiking outside is the perfect way to get active and safely leave the house during the COVID-19 lockdown. While the hiking possibilities in the St. George area are seemingly endless, here are a few of our favorite hikes. For your convenience, we’ve organized the hikes by experience level!

Easy Hikes: A Slot Canyon, Petrified Sand Dunes, & Petroglyphs


Jenny’s Canyon Trail

Length: 0.3 miles round trip, 13 feet of elevation gain

Level: Easy

Time to Finish: Approximately 10 minutes

Jenny’s Canyon Trail is an easy, kid-friendly hike with plenty of views. Along the way, you can bird-watch and look at beautiful wildflowers. This hike leads you to a short, sculpted slot canyon. Jenny’s Canyon Trail is located in Snow Canyon State Park and is closed annually from March 15th to June 1st.


Petrified Dunes Trail

Length: 1.2 miles round trip, 216 feet of elevation gain

Level: Easy

Time to Finish: Approximately 45 minutes

Another trail located in Snow Canyon State Park, Petrified Dunes Trail is a high reward hike for how short this trail is. Kid-friendly and full of wildflowers, this hike is over Navajo sandstone outcrops and sand dunes frozen in time. Scramble, climb and hike to the top for beautiful views.


Little Black Mountain Petroglyphs Site

Length: 0.8 miles round trip, 49 feet of elevation gain

Level: Easy

Time to Finish: Approximately 30 minutes

Little Black Mountain Petroglyphs Site is a geological site with several hundred petroglyphs from thousands of years ago. There is a dirt road to get to the start of this trail, so make sure your vehicle can handle it and do not go when it is raining. This site is kid-friendly and offers picnic tables to take a break and enjoy some snacks once you get there.


Moderate Hikes: Red Cliffs, an Arch, & Caves

Owen’s Loop

Length: 2.7 miles round trip, 417 feet of elevation gain

Level: Moderate

Time to Finish: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Owen’s Loop provides a great view of St. George city while hiking in Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. This hike is dog-friendly and offers great bird watching. The trail can be hard to find and is not really a loop except for the last little bit, so make sure you are prepared and have your map open. Towards the end of this hike, you’ll have views of the St. George South Sandstone Quarry

Elephant Arch Trail

Length: 3.8 miles round trip, 341 feet of elevation gain

Level: Moderate

Time to Finish: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Elephant Arch Trail is a dog-friendly hike that is also used for horseback riding. There is no shade on this trail, and it goes partly through a wash, so be careful during extreme weather conditions. Throughout this trail are beautiful views, and near the end, there is an arch that resembles an elephant’s head and trunk!

Scout Cave Trail

Length: 4.4 miles round trip, 613 feet of elevation gain

Level: Moderate

Time to Finish: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

Scout Cave Trail will have you passing over lava flow fields, wildflowers, stream beds, and sandstone rocks. Located just outside of Snow Canyon State Park, this trail is dog-friendly and full of views. Towards the end of the hike, you’ll come across many stairs that lead you to a large cave overlooking St. George.

Hard Hikes: Peaks, Mountains, & 360 Views

Deidre Peak

Length: 7.3 miles round trip, 1,515 feet of elevation gain

Level: Hard

Time to Finish: Approximately 4 hours

During your hike on Deidre Peak Trail, you’ll experience scenic views, bird watching, lava tubes, and river beds. This trail is not for beginners, as there are some serious scrambling areas and points that are only a few feet wide with 1,000 ft drops. For experienced hikers, these trials are worth it, as the views at the summit are stunning.

Snow Canyon Red Mountain Trail

Length: 12.1 miles round trip, 1,430 feet of elevation gain

Level: Hard

Time to Finish: Approximately 6 hours

Snow Canyon Red Mountain Trail holds some of the best views in all of Southern Utah. This dog-friendly hike boasts wildflowers, varying landscapes, and beautiful views. This trail is not maintained or marked, so be prepared with your map or GPS.

Mollies Nipple Trail

Length: 1.7 miles, 1,207 feet of elevation gain

Level: Hard

Time to Finish: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Mollies Nipple Trail is located just outside of St. George in Hurricane (pronounced “Her-ah-kun” by locals). This trail is only for experienced hikers, as it is a very steep trail. Make sure you have the proper equipment when you do this trail, such as hiking boots and poles. While challenging, this hike offers beautiful 360 views at the top overlooking Hurricane, Sand Hollow State Park, and beyond!

During your stay at Freedom Vacation, make sure to check out one of these hikes, or maybe a few of them. Hikes are a great way to maintain social distancing, and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our other blogs for more outdoor activities and information about the local area. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, we are always happy to help you plan your stay!

Southern Utah has a new gem for the golfing community, and it does not disappoint. Located just outside the city of Hurricane, UT, this course provides a breath of fresh air for avid golfers in Southern Utah. A brand new golf course is always a welcomed sight, but Copper Rock brings not only something new but something worthwhile. As challenging as it is beautiful, this golf course stretches through desert landscapes and rugged mountains. It provides golfers with great views to soak in while they play and also great opportunities to hit an array of different types of golf shots.

The Course

Copper Rock Golf Course is a 6,823-yard course (Par 72) designed by local golf architect, Dale Beddo. The course merges several different course styles into its design. It has a few flatter holes, that play almost links-style with the rolling hills and bold bunkers that line the fairways before heading into several holes that bring elevation and water into the mix. This course design will visually leave you in awe and simultaneously test your golf game. The greens have a healthy mix of large and small sizes, adding in plenty of hills and slopes to give you some interesting reads as you play.

Stay and Play

Copper Rock Golf Course was designed to be more than just a golf course, it’s a vacation-worthy destination for friends and families to enjoy. With plans for a future clubhouse, this course will soon be able to be enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike. At Freedom Village, our vacation homes are just a short 20-minute drive to the course.  This makes it an easy and well worth it trip for locals and travelers alike. Another perk is Copper Rock’s proximity to Zion National Park, which is less than 30 minutes away and a mere 20 minutes away from Sand Hollow Reservoir and Resort. This property can check every box for your family getaway or for your friends’ annual golf trip.

Risk vs. Reward

Golfers have called this course “tough, but fair”. After playing it myself, I can see exactly what they mean. There are plenty of shots out there that are the definition of risk versus reward. Whether it is laying up shy of some water on a short par 4, or a big par 5 that stretches downhill offering your ball a considerable amount of roll if located correctly off the tee. Copper Rock has plenty of blind shots into the green or off the tee, which requires accuracy and tough decision making at times. This course is really what golf is all about, a challenge that is as satisfying as it is maddening.

Yes, this course gives and takes away all at the same time and offers players, no matter their skill level, a chance at greatness or defeat. Either way, Copper Rock Golf Course is here to stay in Southern Utah and grants everyone who plays here a chance to enjoy a pure, quality golf experience.

Here at Freedom Village, we are happy to have this new golf course so closeby. To learn more about our rental homes, visit our website. We are always happy to help answer questions or plan your trip to Southern Utah, contact usand let us know how we can help you.

St. George is a fun and affordable trip for families. Close to major attractions like Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon, and full of hidden gems like Snow Canyon State Park, and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, there is plenty of activities for the whole family. Here are a couple of our favorite family-friendly restaurants in the St. George area, that everyone will enjoy while visiting.

1. Durangos

A southern Utah favorite, Durgangos is a casual dining Mexican restaurant. Similar to Chipotle, you choose what items you want in your meal at the counter, so you can be sure your kids will like everything in their meal. Durangos offers both small and regular sized portions, so you can choose what’s best for your family. Make sure to try the sweet pork option, in either the salad or quesadilla, it’s a local favorite.

Distance from Freedom Vacation Rentals: 5.8 miles

2. The Pizza Factory

Perfect for a night out with the whole family, The Pizza Factory is a favorite pizza joint for locals. With specialty pizzas, mouth-watering calzones, a large salad bar, and their famous breadtwists, there is plenty of food options for everyone to choose from. The breadtwists are huge, come out on a stick, and are a must. Try them with the alfredo sauce, and you’ll blend in with the locals!

Distance from Freedom Vacation Rentals: 5.3 miles

3. Black Bear Diner

This diner is a St. George classic. With home-style comfort foods and a fun bear theme, Black Bear Diner is a must-try in St. George. Try their all-day breakfast or the chicken fried steak. Known for large portions, the restaurant motto is appropriately, “Feed Your Inner Bear”. Everyone will be happy and full when they leave this fun diner.

Distance from Freedom Vacation Rentals: 5.8 miles

4. Hash House A Go Go

Self-described at “Twisted Farmhouse Food”, this restaurant is known for its midwest-meets-coasts food with HUGE portions. Make sure you come hungry, as the plates here are large and stacked high. Try their famous chicken and waffles, which comes stacked as high as a steak knife. With all-day brunch and a savory dinner menu, this place has options for everyone.

Distance from Freedom Vacation Rentals: 5.0 miles

5. Riggatti’s Wood Fired Pizza

For wood-fired Neopolitan style pizza, Riggatti’s is the place to go. Pizza is always a good choice for a family night out, and Riggatti’s artisan-style is a classic in the St. George area. Try their specialty pizza of the month for a fun, seasonal flavored pizza. The whole family will leave happy after an evening at Riggatti’s Wood Fired Pizza.

Distance from Freedom Vacation Rentals: 4.6 miles

Bonus: Dessert – Sweet Rolled Tacos

Sweet Rolled Tacos is a fun, after-dinner desert experience for the whole family. With many flavor options, fun colored cones, and the ability to watch the staff make and ‘roll’ your ice cream right in front of you, this place is fun for the whole family. Choose from the classic rolled taco, or get any flavor made into a shake. This place is fun for the whole family, and will be a memorable experience for all!

Distance from Freedom Vacation Rentals: 5.7 miles

St. George has a lot of options for family-friendly dining. At Freedom Vacation Rentals, we are always happy to help you decide where to eat. Stop into our clubhouse during your stay, and we can help you narrow down the options. For more information about our facility, visit our website, or contact us.

Have you ever stayed at a hotel or vacation rental and thought “if I use that Shampoo will I loose all of my hair?!” If so, you’re not alone!

Most hotels and vacation rentals use the lowest grade shampoo, conditioner and soap possible. There are fewer things more important than staying clean and hygienic, yet thats the first place people cut cost.

At Freedom Vacation Rentals, we believe in providing the best products possible. Our high quality items include either Hawaiian tropic, or mango maliea shampoo, conditioner, bar and face soap, and lotion.


Book at stay with Freedom Vacation Rentals and experience the Freedom difference!

As the Vacation Rental industry evolves, there are many options out there renters who don’t want to put down an astronomical deposit. This has lead to more and more management companies offering damage waiver insurance policies

At Freedom Vacation Rentals we offer the option for either a deposit or an insurance policy, but how exactly does an insurance policy work?

When booking a property, you will have the option at checkout to pick either a deposit, or a a non refundable damage insurance waiver. This waiver includes up to $3,000 worth of damages. As well the guest doesn’t have to do a thing. Freedom Vacation Rentals covers all of the insurance paperwork, claim forms, and headaches with trying to recoup the cost of rental damages.

This robust insurance policy costs only $49 and means no headache at all for a guest who is looking to enjoy their vacation.

Call us today and enjoy a Southern Utah vacation!