5 Ways to Spend a Day at Zion Park Hotels—That Aren’t Zion

It’s no secret that one of the most popular reasons to book a stay at Flanigan’s Resort is to spend time in Zion National Park. But while Zion park hotels like Flanigan’s make it easy to maximize your time in this popular park, it’s far from the only thing to do during your stay.

From day trips to other national parks and state parks to a day at the spa to shopping and dining in Springdale, there’s no shortage of ways to spend a day at our Zion National Park lodge—without visiting Zion National Park. Keep reading for a few ideas for your next trip.

1. A Visit to Deep Canyon Spa

If you’ve already spent some time in Zion and need a break or simply want to kick off your vacation with a little self-care, you can’t beat an afternoon at spas in Utah. Deep Canyon Spa, located right here at Flanigan’s Resort, is a luxurious spa offering a variety of massage, facials, and salon treatments.

Indulge in a Deep Canyon Muscle Relief or Warmed Himalayan Salt Stone Treatment. Follow up your massage with a Body Scrub or Hydrafacial. If you’re short on time, book a 30-minute Reflexology Treatment designed to relieve pain and re-energize your body.

You can easily turn your visit to spas in Utah into a full day of relaxation. After enjoying a massage and facial, pop over to the salon for a fresh cut and color. Or, book a private yoga class, take a stroll through our Hilltop Labyrinth, and enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub.

2. Day Trips to Utah State Parks

Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks get a lot of press—and for good reason! From the towering peaks of Zion to the natural stone arches of Arches to the stacked hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, each of the state’s national parks is more beautiful than the next. But what many visitors don’t realize is that Utah’s many state parks hold just as many incredible landscapes.

Some of the most beautiful and unique Utah state parks are located right here in Southern Utah. Climb the sand dunes in Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Book an off-road tour in Snow Canyon. Spend a day on the water at Quail Creek. Any of the area’s state parks can make for a great day trip or afternoon adventure during your stay in Zion park hotels.

3. A Side Trip to Bryce Canyon National Park

Less than two hours from Zion park hotels in Springdale is another national park that’s often overlooked. While it may get a fraction of the number of visitors that Zion gets each year, Bryce Canyon National Park has some equally stunning views. This park is known for its large concentration of hoodoos, rock formations that look like stacks of weathered stone. These hoodoos are mostly congregated in a natural amphitheater that acts as the focal point of the park.

If you need a break from Zion on a busy day or simply want to explore another national park, a day trip to Bryce Canyon from your Zion National Park lodge is a great choice.

4. Shopping in Springdale

One benefit of staying in a bed and breakfast near Zion is, of course, staying close to Zion. But another big benefit is enjoying easy access to the rest of Springdale. The Gateway to Zion may be home to just over 500 year-round residents. But it’s also full of a variety of art galleries, gift shops, restaurants, and more.

Many of the best hotels Zion has to offer are located close to a stop on the Springdale Shuttle line. This makes it easy to get around town for shopping and dining. You can also walk to many destinations right from Flanigan’s Resort.

Flanigan’s Resort has also partnered with Zion Peddler to make it easy for guests to enjoy e-bike rentals during their stay. These are great for exploring the park, as well as for zipping around Springdale.

5. A Day of Rest and Fun at the Resort

Another big benefit of staying in a bed and breakfast near Zion, like Flanigan’s Resort? The ability to spend an entire day relaxing and having fun—without having to leave the resort.

Our Zion park hotel is packed full of incredible amenities. Besides Deep Canyon Spa, you’ll also find a pool and hot tub, our Hilltop Labyrinth, private yoga and pilates classes, and more. Many of our rooms feature private balconies or patios perfect for relaxing while you sip your morning coffee.

Also located on-site is Spotted Dog. This delicious restaurant serves up a hot breakfast buffet, fresh lunches, and decadent dinners. It also makes it easy to spend a whole day relaxing at our resort.

Planning Your Next Stay at Zion Park Hotels

Whether you’re visiting during a holiday weekend and want to avoid a busy day at Zion or are simply looking to mix up the itinerary of your next visit, there are plenty of ways to spend your time at Zion park hotels without going to the park. Flanigan’s Resort is not only located in the heart of Springdale, close to state parks, art galleries, and more, but also offers its own wide range of on-site amenities.

Ready to start planning your next visit to Flanigan’s Resort? Book your stay today!

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