Plan A Weekend Getaway To St. George, Utah

I fell in LOVE with St. George. It has everything I adore: gorgeous scenery, hiking, fabulous food, and unique things to see and do. If you are considering a weekend getaway in the mountains out west, I highly recommend St. George! Come see what all we found…

St. George, Utah

St. George, Utah Is Perfect For A Quick Getaway

Last fall I met up with some of my favorite girlfriends for a fun weekend getaway in Las Vegas. After four fabulous days in the city, I was so excited to extend my trip a few extra days to hang out with my awesome friend Shawn and explore her gorgeous town of St. George, Utah.

Places To Eat St. George, Utah

Okay, but first, before we left Vegas we had to stop at Serendipity! It’s one of my favorite restaurants in New York (I always try to go anytime I’m in the city) so we HAD to check out the one in Vegas. I love their Frozen Hot Chocolate! I probably should’ve added this to my Vegas post, but it ended up here because I’m just so organized like that. ;)

St. George, Utah Restaurants

How ridiculous is this Party Like It’s Your Birthday Cake??! Layers of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream with funfetti cake and lots of chocolate curls! So good!

Food St. George, Utah

We were there for breakfast, so I got the Cinnamon Roll French Toast with caramel sauce.

Restaurants In St. George, Utah

And for dessert we had to try the Deep Fried Oreo Ice Cream Sundae!!  So incredible! Serendipity is always so fun, if you are ever in NYC or Vegas and want a ridiculously fun and sweet meal, definitely check them out!

What To Do In St. George, Utah

St. George Is Just A Quick And Gorgeous Drive From Vegas

After breakfast we packed up and took a quick drive through the desert to get to St. George. It’s only about 1.5 hrs away from Vegas. It was such a gorgeous drive! I wanted to pull over every 5 minutes to take photos!!

Best Food In St. George, Utah

This St. George Donut Shop Is A Must If You Love Donuts

First order of business in St. George: Doughnuts! :) Shawn took me to the funnest doughnut shop, The Fractured Prune.

Best Restaurants St. George, Utah

The doughnuts are made fresh when you order them. They have tons of different icing flavors, and tons of different toppings. You can mix and match them any way you can imagine! There are literally thousands of different combinations you can create!

Restaurants In St. George, UT

Here are some icing options we tried: Vanilla, blueberry, lemon, marshmallow, strawberry, chocolate.

And the toppings! We tried: Rainbow sprinkles, chocolate chips, marshmallows, powdered sugar, graham crackers, Fruity pebbles and more. I had so much fun mixing and matching and creating my own doughnut combos!

So made fun doughnut creations to try!! :)

St. George, Utah Sights To See

Hiking In Zion National Park Was So Much Fun

To work off all our doughnuts, we spent the day hiking at Zion National Park.

Zion National Park in St. George, Utah

I could not get over the rainbow of colors. The gorgeous red rock mountains, the green trees, and the vibrant blue skies.

Zion National Park in St. George, UT

How neat is this Checkerboard Mesa?

Hiking In Zion National Park in St. George, Utah

Loved all the colors.

What To Do In St. George Utah

We were up so high at some points!

St. George, Utah Vacation

But the view from the top was totally worth it.

Swig Cookies St. George, Utah

After our hike we’d worked up an appetite again! I had to try the famous Swig Sugar Cookies! They were so soft and cake-like! Need to try this copycat recipe!

Food Trucks In St. George, Utah

There Are Some Amazing Food Trucks To Eat At In St. George

Monday nights in St. George are Food Truck Night!

Best Food Trucks In St. George, Utah

All the food trucks in the area get together and park in one area. This was perfect for us because we got to try them all! :)

Places To Eat St. George, Utah

How amazing is this Cookies ‘n Cream Waffle from Waffle Bliss?

Places To Eat St. George, UT

These mini doughnuts from Bites were phenomenal!

Best Places To Eat St. George, Utah

You can create your own doughnuts at Bites as well. The doughnuts are made fresh and you choose your icing and toppings!

Where To Eat St. George, Utah

This Strawberry Shortcake waffle from Waffle Luv was incredible!

Things To Do St. George, UT

I Loved Seeing A Show At The Tuacahn Outdoor Amphitheater

That night we went to see Beauty and the Beast at the Tuacahn Outdoor Amphitheater. You guys, this was one of the most incredible experiences of my entire life. If you are ever anywhere near St. George, please try to see a show at Tuacahn!!! It was so amazing. It was the fabulous music and magic of Disney, set outside and surrounded by beautiful red rock mountains. There were lights, fireworks, live animals, an AMAZING production!!! It was like watching a Broadway show but with fireworks! Watching them perform “Be Our Guest” with fireworks was something I’ll never forget.

St. George, Utah Weekend Getaway

A Few More Places To See And Eat At In St. George

One last day of doughnuts and hiking before I had to head home! :) Loved this Orange Creamsicle doughnut and Blueberry Fritter from Lin’s!

St. George, Utah Things To Do

We took a short easy hike up to the top of Dixie Hill with these sweeping panoramic views of St. George and the St. George Utah Temple along the way!

St. George, Utah Restaurants

Then we had a quick lunch at El Coyote Charro for these awesome Carne Asada FRIES!! How fabulous are these??

St. George, Utah Road Trip

Had such an amazing time in St. George, and I will for sure go back. So grateful I got to spend this time with my sweet friend Shawn!

By the way, Shawn just came out with an AMAZING cookbook that I am so excited about.

Express Lane Cooking Book

This Book Has The Best Quick And Easy Recipes

Shawn has taken “quick and easy cooking” to a whole new level. Her book has a wide variety of 80 delicious recipes, and more importantly, every single recipe only has 5 ingredients!! My kind of cooking! But not only that, in her book she takes 5 basic ingredients and turns them into three different recipes! So you can save time at the grocery store, but still get multiple meals! Shawn has come up with unique, creative recipes so you can shop and cook quickly and your family will not get bored eating the same things over and over again. It’s a win / win!

One of my favorite features of this book is that each and every recipe has a full page, high-quality photo so you can see exactly what you’re about to make.

If you need quick and easy meals that the whole family will love, you have got to check out Shawn’s book! Find Express Lane Cooking at the stores below, and where ever books are sold!

Thanks so much for reading. Until next time!! xoxo

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  1. Briana Leon

    Good evening,

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  2. Justin

    You should work for a food magazine! These pics are great. And thanks a lot…there goes my diet. I need a donut right now! But, I’m so sad that the fractured prune is no longer around :(
    Thanks for the great blog and fun ideas of what to do in St. George.

  3. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Oh my word… look at that Deep Fried Oreo Ice Cream Sundae!! Oh and that donut! yum! Food Truck Night sounds like so much fun!

  4. Delilas

    I live in St Geroge now after living in Northern Virginia for about 10 years. It is quit the change!!! #workingonlovingthisplace Anyway I have also followed your blog for a many years. Love all your fun fonts. Fractured Prune has gone out of business, so sad it had delish donuts. Waffleluv is a wonderful and I will have to try the other waffle trucks too. So glad you were able to go up to Zions, such a beautiful place. Maybe if you when come back to SoUT we can meet up.

  5. Lisa @ TechChick Adventures

    Wow, what incredible pictures! Scenery is amazing, and the food looks so delicious. That birthday cake is the best!! Not sure how that even stands up without falling over. Yummmmm

  6. Rosemary S

    Now – you’ve added another spot to my “travel destination” list! :) Looks like you had so much fun – and – as always, your photography is amaaaaazing! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sharla~

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh you are totally talking about my town!! I’ve lived in St George for most of my life and have followed your blog (quietly) for several years! I tried donuts from Retro Bakery in Vegas a few years ago when you blogged about it and now you’re blogging about donuts in my town….how freakin awesome! I love your pics regarding all the donuts and of course the amazing scenic beauty we are surrounded by and I agree that Tuacahn is truly an amazing experience!! I’m rambling, lol, but I had to comment…I’m so glad you loved your stop here!! ❤️

    1. Amanda

      So fun, Sharla!! LOVED St. George!! Hope to go back some day! :) Thank you so much for your sweet comment, it was so nice to hear from you! :)

  8. Molly

    St George is one of our favorite places. We go to Tuacahn at least once every year. My kids are all mesmerized at the scenery during the shows! I didn’t know about all of this tasty food (other than Swig and Waffleluv). Can’t wait to try some of those carne asada fries!

  9. Denise Webster

    Well, I wish I had known you were in my town! It is a pretty great place to live! Everyday I look at the views and am just grateful! Glad you got to visit. Come and see us again! And thanks for sharing some great pictures of the beauty here!

  10. Charissa Thurston

    It was fun to read about your visit to St. George! I am glad you enjoyed this beautiful part of the world that I get to enjoy daily. Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Patty K

    We visit Vegas multiple times a year, but have never made it out to Zion. On our last real attempt, the weather wasn’t in our favor…maybe this year will be the year!

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