May 26, 2012

S.R. 14, Cedar Breaks, Opens Memorial Day Weekend!

Today May 24th, S.R. 14 is finally opening to allow traffic through to Cedar Breaks abd Duck Creek Village.  The Southern Utah community has been looking forward to this since last October when a massive landslide wiped out 800 feet of the popular scenic roadway.

The road will not yet be paved so motorists will be traveling on road base (dirt/gravel) during this time. The road will open at 3:00pm on Thursday, May 24, and will remain open until 7:00am on Tuesday, May 29. After that time, the road will be closed during the day and opened each night from 7:00pm to 7:00am, except on Friday when the road will open at 5:00pm and remain open through the weekend until Monday at 7:00am. This will continue to be the schedule now through the month of July.

 Distant view of SR 14 in October 2011. 

Thank you UDOT for moving all of that!

Filed under: National Parks,Travel Tips admin @ 6:00 am

May 17, 2012

Catholic Church in St. George Utah

St George Catholic Church

St George Catholic Church

The St. George Catholic Church is located at 259 West 200 North
St. George, UT 84770 only three blocks from Best Western Coral Hills. 

In 1879, Father Lawrence Scanlan established the St. John’s Catholic Church, the Silver Reef Hospital, and St. Mary’s School in Silver Reef. At the invitation of his friend, John MacFarlane, a deputy U.S. mineral surveyor at Silver Reef, Father Scanlan offered mass in the newly completed St. George Tabernacle. The St. George Tabernacle choir sang and three thousand people attended the mass. This was the first high mass celebrated in southern Utah.

For further information on the history of Catholic Church development and construction in the St. George go to the Washington County Historical Society Website.

For further information on attending mass and other church functions please visit the St. George go to or call (435)673-2604.


March 9, 2012

Daylight Savings Time 2012

United States and Canada   Daylight Saving Time 2012 Begins March 11 – set your clock(s) forward one hour at 2:00 AM on the second Sunday in March.

Take back your missed hour later in the day and treat yourself to a nap.

 It Ends on November 4, and the clocks will need to go back an hour.

Filed under: Travel Tips admin @ 6:00 am

February 25, 2012

Best Western’s Facebook Makes Reservations!

Of all the hotel chains Best Western has the most facebook fans!  It now has about 244,700 fans, THANK YOU.  Best Western is the first hotel chain to make booking hotel rooms worldwide available on facebook.  How cool is that? 

 Read the complete USA TODAY article here!

Filed under: Awards,BW General Info,Travel Tips admin @ 6:00 am

February 16, 2012

St. George Parade of Homes has Shuttle Service

St George Parade of Homes

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The St. George Area 22nd Annual Parade of Homes begins tomorrow.  The City of St. George and St. George Shuttle have collaborated to provide Tour Coach service to Paraders, in zones reaching all of the homes. Here’s what you need to know:

Tour Coaches (each seating 25-30 people) will run three times a day on Friday – Monday, Feb. 17-20, and again on Friday – Sunday, Feb. 24-26, departing at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. from the former St. George Municipal Airport 
located at 620 S. Airport Rd., in St. George.

The shuttle tickets cost $25 and are good for any days of the Parade that the service runs.

Service areas are divided into five zones, each taking about three hours to cover. Thus, logistically, two zones may be covered in a day.

Shuttle Tickets may be purchased and booked directly on the St. George Shuttle website, by telephone to St. George Shuttle at 435-628-8320, by visiting the St. George Shuttle office at 790 S Bluff St., St. George, or at the point of departure at the old airport.  They may also be purchased at the Red Cliffs Mall and any Lin’s Grocery store, where Parade Tickets are being sold.

Seating is subject to availability, so parading shuttlers are urged to purchase tickets and book their zones early and to arrive at least 15 minutes early of departure time.

Those with children 5 and younger must provide their own car seat / booster seat to ride, the seats may be left on the tour bus while visiting the homes.

Parade tickets cost $12.50 and go on sale this evening at the Red Cliffs Mall and Lin’s markets.  They can also be purchased anytime today and following at the St. George Shuttle office on Bluff Street.  Cost of parade tickets is separate from cost of the Shuttle’s coach tour service for the Parade.

The Dogfather will be vending hot dogs, chips and drinks at the tour’s point of departure at the old airport. Thus, shuttling paraders can grab a meal as they depart or shift coaches for a second zone.  Restrooms will also be available there.

Information written by Joyce Kuzmanic,  Editor-in-Chief of St. George News

Filed under: Area Events,Things To Do,Travel Tips admin @ 4:30 pm

February 15, 2012

Laser Tag Minitaure Golf

Laxer Mania Family Fun Center

Laxer Mania Family Fun Center

Family Fun at its Finest!

Conveniently located in downtown St. George, Laser Mania is the perfect place to take your family and friends for a great time. One reason is because it is only two doors down from Best Western Coral Hills.  You won’t have to drive anywhere! You’ll have a blast enjoying Laser Tag, Blacklight Mini Golf, the 4D Movie Ride, Bumper Cars, and our large arcade. To top it all off, our birthday parties are out of this world! It’s all-out fun around here! 
Time Chasers New 4D Movie!

We’re excited to announce the newest movie available in our 4D Movie Ride – Time Chasers.Far in the future, you’re hot on the chase in your flying police car as time bandits try to steal from the Titanic, a medieval castle, and real dinosaurs! Recommended for all ages.

Filed under: Attractions,Things To Do,Travel Tips admin @ 6:00 am

February 13, 2012

Zion Country Action Tours

A Lifetime Of Adventure In One Place!

Canyoneering in Zion National Park

Video of Canyoneering in Zion National Park, Utah 

We enthusiastically recommend Zion Country Action Tours, which is a complimentary service from the St. George Area Tourism Office to help introduce you to the adventure activities available in and around St. George and Zion National Park. The pages on this site will link you to skilled guides and outfitters who can make your adventure a thrilling success. If you have questions about the area, or how to get started, give thm a call at 1-888-848-ZCAT (9228).

February 3, 2012

Zion National Park Facebook Page

Link to Zion National Park Facebook Page

Link to Zion National Park Facebook Page

Join over 3,000 other friends who love Zion National Park.

 Great information about the outdoors, beautiful pictures and occasionally there are opportunities to win trips to other natural wonders around the country and world.   Did you know there are typically 2-3 days each year that all national parks are free to the public?  Also during the slow season you can drive your car into Zion’s National Park without having to ride the tram system.  St. George is less than an hour away from the entrance.  If you’re paying attention you just may spot the ostrich farm on the right side of the road on your way there.

Filed under: National Parks,Travel Tips admin @ 3:47 pm

November 17, 2011

St. George, Utah Weather and Surrounding Areas

Dont worry about this St. George Utah hotel running out of weather…we have more than enough weather to go around!  In fact, Southern Utah is the number one exporter of weather for the western states region.  Click the applicable line for the weather information you want.

St. George Weather Buffet

St. George average, annual temperatures, rainfall, and snowfall 

Current St. George Weather

10 Day St. George Weather

Webcam at Vernon Worthen Park 4 blocks from Best Western Coral Hills

Webcam at Snow Canyon Softball Complex 4 miles from Best Western Coral Hills

Webcam at New St. George Airport 12 miles away 

Weather for Surrounding Areas

10 Day Zion National Park Weather

10 Day Bryce National Park Weather

10 Day Grand Canyon National Park Weather

10 Day Cedar City, Utah Weather

Filed under: Travel Tips admin @ 6:00 am

November 15, 2011

Don’t Waste Dixie! – Recycling Program

Welcome to Washington County in Southern Utah!

Recycling Binnies in St George, Utah

Recycling Binnies in St George, Utah

Recycling Program of Washington County

We live in a most remarkable and beautiful part of the world and we are striving to keep it that way for generations to come. 

The WCSW Recycling Program (Washington County Solid Waste) is the 1st county wide recycling program in the history of southern Utah. This program will provide public drop off locations, approximately 40 sites, within Washington County where residents can drop off their paper, plastic, metal, and glass. Operational costs for this program are covered by residents’ trash removal fees. In turn, 100% of the commodity money will be given back to the cities and towns that make up Washington County for community projects.

Springdale, the town at the southern border of Zion National Park, is part of Washington County.  Please take advantage of this program prior to entering the park.

Recycling “Binnies” are located across the street from the Best Western Coral Hills behind the Washington County Building.

November 15th is America Recycles Day!  Celebrate by reducing your trash, a little effort DOES make A BIG difference.

Filed under: BW Coral Hills,National Parks,St. George Area,Travel Tips admin @ 2:50 pm
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