St. George Utah is a desert, so naturally it stays pretty warm up until about Halloween. So while the rest of Utah is scrambling to get their autumn and winter attire ready, most of us here are still sipping lemonade poolside and soaking up the last bits of sunshine until out “fall” hits.

And Fall starts in St George
Photo Credit: Carl Berger Sr on flickr

Fall here is very different from the norm. We don’t exactly experience the “change”, you know, the one where all the sudden the leaves are turning pretty colors and there seems to be a slight crisp breeze that carries that distinct fall smell with it. No. Here in St. George we get the pleasure of keeping our sunny days around for as long as possible. Which makes for a pretty awesome vacation spot if you ask us!

On average the temperatures from September-October stay around low 90’s and 80’s during the day and 50’s-40’s at night. So activities like swimming, biking, hiking and anything outside aren’t taken away from us by that cold white stuff called “snow”. Even during the winter months, we rarely experience snowfall or extreme cold. St. George really is the perfect vacation spot for those trying to escape the chilly weather.

If you are wanting to experience a little bit of the autumn colors, no worries! St. George is located in close proximity to some of the most stunning autumn foliage in Southern Utah! Nearby we have Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks, Pine Valley, Brian Head and Dixie National Forest. It’s amazing how traveling an hour at most out of St. George the scenery completely changes and suddenly the colors come out!

This is why many people decide to visit St. George in the cooler months. It’s the perfect temperature. Not too cold and not too hot. Just right, making outdoor activities pleasurable. Plus we have easy access to so many different places that offer up what our sunny town “lacks” during autumn.

Although us locals don’t believe we are missing out on much when it comes to weather. If anything we feel absolutely blessed to live in such a beautifully crafted landscape that stay vibrant year round. And who can complain when Zion National Park is right in your backyard?!

So if you’re looking to escape the cold and want to experience a few more sunny days before the holidays, it’s probably in your best interest to make a trip to St. George and keep those swimsuits out for just a tad longer!