Day Trip from St. George to Mesquite

It never hurts to throw a new experience into a family vacation, and what better way to do that than by planning a day trip! If you are vacationing in St. George or the surrounding area, there are a few exciting cities that make for fun and easily accessible day trips. First, let’s talk about Mesquite.

Mesquite Golf Course

Mesquite is located just 45 miles south of St. George if travelling on I-15 (about half-way to Las Vegas – map). Though smaller than Las Vegas, Mesquite is bursting with fun activity. The city provides options for the entire family. Want  to spend the day golfing? No problem. Mesquite has 7 golf courses that have earned the city a place in the gold world as an emerging destination. You’ll love hitting the links with the Virgin River and red rocks as your backdrop – southern Utah at its finest. Looking to try your luck on the craps table? Mesquite has three major casinos with slots and tables to spare. Searching for entertainment? Mesquite does not disappoint. Check this list for the most up-to-date information. Even if you are looking to just relax the day away, Mesquite has world-class spas that offer hot-stone massages, facials, skin treatments, as well as other services.

Mesquite Casino

This is just the beginning! Check out more information about recreational activities and other attractions such as art and history museums, all found in Mesquite. You could say, Mesquite is a miniature Las Vegas, but with its closer proximity and greater accessibility, Mesquite may be the perfect day trip for you and the family. Check it out!

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Weston Sill

I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently, I have been traveling to the St. George area for work and vacation. It is only a 4 hour drive from Salt Lake City and makes for an easy fun weekend trip. I love to travel, hike, mountain bike, ATV, wake-board, water ski, golf and play sports. My active lifestyle and family situation has really drawn me to Southern Utah. This blog will give you amazing ideas for travel in Southern Utah and other adventurous parts of the world. My hope is that after reading this blog you will call Southern Utah home. You will know the best places to eat, places to play and things to do in the area. Plan your next adventure today!

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