For our 12 year anniversary this year, Kevin and I decided we wanted to go somewhere warm, but didn't want to farm out the kids to babysitters and go alone. (Plus Beckham is still nursing, so we'd have to bring him with us anyway.) We wanted to bring the kids with us this time, and didn't want to spend too much money. We wanted to also go with our good friends, the Cole's. So we decided on a 3 night weekend in St. George! They got us a great deal on a condo. :) We went January 5-8.
I don't know if temps in the 60's is typical for January in St. George, but we REALLY loved the warm weather!
We packed up and left around 7:30am, and were in St. George by lunchtime. We went to this park called Pioneer Park and wandered and explored around these rocks. It was so much fun for the kids especially!
The second day, we drove to Zions. I hadn't been there since I was little, and I have to say, I didn't want to leave! I totally could have spent a week there exploring and hiking all of the trails. We only had time to go on 2 hikes that day, but they were both amazing.
The first hike was the Canyon Overlook Trail, which was about a mile round trip. It was great for the kids, not steep at all, with lots of fun rock steps, caves, etc. The only thing that made me nervous was the drop offs. I warned the kids probably 100 times to make sure they were watching where they were going, and to stay away from the edge!
And the second Zions hike was to the Lower Emerald Pools, which was also about a mile round trip. The waterfall didn't have a ton of water because of the lack of snow and the time of year, but it was still really pretty!
The third day, we attempted to go to Snow Canyon, but it was really windy, and not quite as warm. So we just went to downtown St. George, and toured Brigham Young's summer home, saw the temple, and went to a fun candy shop.
We can't wait to go back!