Best Family Vacation Ideas in Southern Utah

Forget the theme parks that everyone has taken their kids to at least a dozen times, your next family vacation should be in the wild west. Southern Utah is the ideal place to bring your family, whether your children are toddling around or seemingly always texting on their phones. Children of all ages will delight in the adventures and experiences that can be discovered here.

At Parry Lodge, we feel that these are some of the best family vacation ideas in southern Utah:


Hiking at the Endless Trails

Hiking is not an adults-only activity, in fact, there are many family-friendly trails that wind throughout southern Utah. From the popular trails at nearby national parks, such as those found at Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon National Park, to the local trails in Kanab, hikers of all ages and skill levels can get up close and personal with their natural surroundings. Some family-friendly trails to consider include the Wire Pass Trail or the Dinosaur Tracks Trail.

Exploring the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park feels like an adventure to another planet, as there's nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. The bright pink sand is irresistible for young kids, or even those who are young at heart. You'll be amazed at the endless smiles and laughter as your family runs around the dunes, burning off their energy while making lasting memories.

Visiting the Local Museums and Attractions

Southern Utah is home to many interesting and inviting museums that will capture the hearts and minds of children of all ages. The Frontier Movie Town and Little Hollywood Museum allows children to discover the history of the classic American western films that were shot throughout southern Utah. Jacob Hamlin Park is the perfect place for families to spend a free afternoon in Kanab.

Whether your family has a love for the great outdoors, or whether they prefer to learn a little while they travel, southern Utah is the ideal destination. At Parry Lodge, we provide our guests with comfortable and atmospheric surroundings that pay tribute to the culture and history of Kanab. Stay with us during your next family vacation to southern Utah. Contact us to book now.

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