Perfectly situated in Southern Utah—near the Arizona border—the City of St. George, in Washington County, offers Primrose residents the ultimate senior living destination.

Featuring majestic mountain backdrops, spanning with red rock hills and caves for hiking and exploration, our city helps seniors stay social and active—all while enjoying the views around them.

Living in Washington/St. George, Utah

Aside from its rustic landscapes, St. George is also home to a bustling historic downtown, packed with local attractions and endless opportunities for senior fun and entertainment.

Our Town Square Park, for example, offers a relaxing gathering space to spend time with friends or family. You can plan a group picnic under a pavilion, cool off with the grandkids in the nearby splash pad, or soak your toes in the lazy river.

You might also decide to attend one of St. George’s many festivals throughout the year, including summer movies in the park, art exhibits, and more!

Whether you’re new to the Washington/St. George area, or you’ve lived here for years, our city has a big heart and plenty of fun and excitement to offer residents of all ages. 

If you’re considering moving to our retirement community, located at 5190 S. Washington Fields Road, you’ll have a variety of fun things to do on site, including weekly events, fitness center, soda shop, salon, chapel, library, and game room.

One amenity you’ll also have access to is transportation to nearby shopping centers, restaurants, and the best places to explore in Washington/St. George.

To help you plan your itinerary and discover the city’s best attractions—not to mention a few hidden gems along the way—we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favorite things to do here.

5 Things to Do In Washington/St. George, Utah

We promise that once you visit one or all of these destinations, you’ll quickly discover why so many people continue to choose Washington/St. George to retire.

Ready to explore our exciting city? Let’s go!

Quail Creek State Park

Because St. George is located in Southern Utah, residents get to enjoy warmer climates compared to other areas of the state. This means longer summers and more time at the beach.

If you enjoy fresh air, swimming, and breathtaking views, you’ll fall in love with Quail Creek State Park. Just 15 minutes north of downtown, this popular destination is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, sunbathing, and boating.

Town Square Carousel

We noted our popular Town Square above, but we couldn’t publish a list of fun things to do in St. George without mentioning its historic downtown Carousel. Located near the Children’s Museum, this fully restored (and fully functional) attraction only costs a $1 to ride and helps set the mood for the area’s historic charm and local hospitality.

While you’re downtown, don’t forget to explore all the local mom-and-pop shops and other landmarks in St. George’s historic district. Here, you’ll find art exhibits, wall murals, local artifacts and museums, historic buildings, including the St. George Utah Temple, built in 1877,  and so much more!

South Gate Golf Course

Weaving alongside the Santa Clara river, this nine-hole golf course features wide fairways and is considered one of the most “player-friendly” courses in the state—making it perfect for every skill level and age group. 

If you’re looking to make a day on the golf course a regular part of your retirement lifestyle, South Gate offers a great course to practice your skills at  your own pace and on your own schedule.

If you do want to flex your muscles and improve your swing, South Gate also features a game improvement center, where PGA pros and course instructors can coach you one-on-one.

Check out this website for more golf courses near you to suit your St. George retirement lifestyle.

Tonaquint Nature Center

Explore wildlife in its natural habitat and immerse yourself in scenic views and tranquil surroundings. Located at 1851 South Dixie Drive, in the heart of St. George, sits the Tonaquint Nature Center.

Just west of South Gate Golf Course, Tonaquint Nature Center offers a unique snapshot of local wildlife, plants, and landmarks. Enjoy spending the day outdoors enjoying fresh air, exercise, and our area’s natural beauty.

Snow Canyon State Park

Although we already included a park on this list, we couldn’t resist adding one of the area’s most scenic and best kept secrets!

Located in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve sits Snow Canyon State Park. This must-see St. George destination features 7,400-acres of scenic landscape that’s neatly tucked amid lava flows and sandstone cliffs.

Whether you’re passionate about hiking, biking, camping, wildlife viewing, or horseback riding, you’ll have over 38 miles of trails to explore, as you enjoy the natural scenery surrounding you.

Want More Things to Do in Washington/St. George, Utah?

The truth is we couldn’t fit everything on this list. So, if you’re looking for more ideas, or want to find fun things to do when your kids and grandchildren arrive for a visit, our Primrose Life Enrichment Coordinators can help!

In fact, they’ll have plenty of fun ideas and activities planned that will ensure you see all the sights, sounds, and local history of our city.

At Primrose Retirement Communities in Washington/St. George, we know you’ll love your new home, but we also know you’ll love its surrounding community.

To learn more about what it’s like living here, contact us today to schedule an in-person tour or take advantage of our online tools that include virtual tours, floor plans, and photo galleries.

We can’t wait to welcome you to your new community in Washington/St. George, Utah.