Zion National Park
If it isn't abundantly obvious, Zion National Park is the top attraction in Springdale, and you can even grab the park's multipassenger shuttle from several stops in the town to avoid traffic congestion at the park's entrance. Also don't miss the Zion-Mt. Carmel scenic drive. The distinctive red asphalt leads to the narrow 1.1-mile tunnel, a triumph of 1920s engineering, the trailhead to the Canyon Overlook and further east to a junction with historic U.S. 89.
Tubing the Virgin River
During the peak heat of summer, hit up local outfitters like Zion Adventure and Zion Outfitter for the opportunity to float the Virgin River. See the town's iconic backdrop from a different angle, floating directly behind the town and through serene and remote-feeling stretches of the river. Spring runoff means a wilder river, and not typically suitable for younger children.
Grafton Ghost Town
Trouble plagued the young town of Grafton in the middle of the 19th century but the surviving ghost town was immortalized in the motion picture Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Zion Canyon and Bumbleberry Theater
"Zion-Treasure of The Gods," a dramatic, giant large screen film, is shown daily in a 500-seat theater near the mouth of Zion Canyon. The theatre's screen is the largest in Utah and one of the largest in the world measuring 60 feet high and 82 feet across. (435) 772-2400 www.zioncanyontheatre.com. Adjacent to the Bumbleberry Restaurant and one mile from the entrance to Zion National Park, the Bumbleberry Inn Playhouse features Branson-style shows.
For more detailed information about attractions, accommodations and dining, visit St. George Tourism Office www.visitstgeorge.com.