Southern Utah is a destination for outdoor lovers, adventurers, and those looking for a beautiful, peaceful getaway. With countless national parks, state parks, museums, cultural icons, and more, there’s truly something for everyone.

With so much to see and do, it should be no surprise that there are also plenty of places to stay. Narrowing down your options can take some time.

Keep reading as we explore a few tips to help you decide where to stay in Southern Utah—and why Water Canyon Resort is always a good choice.

Choose Your Location

Southern Utah is big. The region is home to some of Utah’s most popular outdoor destinations, including Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and more. Deciding where to stay in Southern Utah will have a big impact on your trip.

Staying in an overcrowded destination like Springdale means being close to the entrance to Zion. But it puts you further away from other popular outdoor destinations. It also means that you’ll have to contend with the crowds of tourists and the traffic, especially during the popular summer months.

Staying away from the busy tourism hotspots means fewer crowds, less traffic, and the chance to explore some of Southern Utah’s other popular attractions. Utah summer vacation resorts like Water Canyon still offer easy access to parks like Zion, and other destinations like the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. But our location in Hildale, on the border between Arizona and Utah, is a tranquil oasis. After a busy few days of enjoying day trips, take a break and enjoy the peace and quiet from your private cabin as you take in the amazing views.

Choose Between Hotels, Motels, and Resorts

The next step in deciding where to stay in Southern Utah is considering the type of accommodation you want. With so many Utah summer vacation resorts, hotels, motels, campgrounds, and vacation rentals to choose from, this might just be the hardest step in the planning process.

To simplify the process, start by considering the type of trip you’re planning. Are you traveling solo, or with your spouse, a friend, or a family member? Or maybe you’re bringing the whole family, including young children or some extended family members. Will you be traveling to new destinations every single day? Or perhaps you plan to spend some time relaxing during your trip. Then, consider how each type of accommodation will impact your trip.

For instance, a standard chain hotel or motel can help you save money. And they might be fine if you don’t plan to spend any time in your lodging. But if you plan to relax in your room or want to spend quality time with your travel companions, a hotel or motel won’t leave you much space.

A cabin at Water Canyon Resort offers plenty of space to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring. Plus, our unique accommodations ensure that your stay is as fun and exciting as the day trips you plan. If you need to get any work done during your visit, the workspace in every cabin and high-speed Wi-Fi is there.

Consider the Time of the Year

Planning a last-minute visit? Deciding where to stay in Southern Utah might be a little tricky. Hotels, resorts, and other accommodations tend to fill up fast during the busy summer season. This is also true around many holidays and on weekends during the fall. 

If you’re planning a last-minute visit during these times of the year, you might have to be flexible about where you stay. But if you have your heart set on staying in a specific destination, like the beautiful Water Canyon Resort, it’s a good idea to book your trip as far in advance as possible. If your travel dates are flexible, consider booking a visit during the off-season. 

Look for Deals

Traveling outside of the busiest times of the year can help you get a booking at your choice of resort. It can also be a great way to save on your stay.

Some resorts offer discounts on stays outside of the busy summer months. For instance, right now, when you book a stay of three or more nights at Water Canyon, you’ll enjoy a 25 percent discount on your entire booking. Use these savings to extend your visit or maybe add an exciting adventure to your trip, like an off-road tour or a canyoneering adventure.

Deciding Where to Stay in Southern Utah

Deciding where to stay in Southern Utah can be a little tricky. With so many resorts to choose from, narrowing down your options can take some time and careful consideration. But with these simple tips, you can pick the perfect resort for your next visit—like the beautiful Water Canyon Resort.

From our destination in tranquil Hildale, Utah to our stunning views and luxurious private cabins, Water Canyon Resort is the perfect basecamp for your Southern Utah adventure. Book your 2023 stay at Water Canyon Resort today to see for yourself.