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Outdoor fun in Zion National Park vacation home rentals

With restaurants, farmer’s markets, art galleries, and outdoor adventure opportunities against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains, Zion National Park is an all-season destination for every type of traveler. Whether you’re looking to explore the landscape, or you want to experience the culture of Southern Utah, vacation home rentals in Zion National Park put you in the heart of the region.

Things to do

Must-see destinations near Zion National Park vacation homes

Zion National Park has a diverse landscape with a variety of outdoor adventure areas. Vacation rentals can be found near such destinations as the Narrows, a scenic section of the Zion Canyon with excellent hiking trails that lead to the Temple of Sinawava, and Angels Landing, a steep hike to an interesting rock formation deep in the wilderness. For spectacular views, the Canyon Overlook Trail has numerous hiking paths along the canyon that offer unique perspectives. The Kolob Canyons, a collection of beautiful red-rock ravines for climbing and hiking, are also a must for outdoor enthusiasts.


Activities and attractions in and around Zion National Park

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking, snowboarding and skiing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Zion National Park has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hop Valley Trail (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Riverside Walk (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Kayenta Trail (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Canyon Overlook Trail (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Chinle Trail (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor sports near Zion National Park

Zion National Park offers a diverse, natural playground of challenging terrain and interesting wildlife for endless outdoor fun. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, canyoneering, and golf are popular activities on land, while the lakes, rivers, and streams in the area provide excellent swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing opportunities. You can also try out ATVs or UTVs for a more adventurous way across the land, or take a helicopter tour for beautiful views from above.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Zion National Park

Desert landscape, stunning river views and scenic parks are a few of the stunning natural features that Zion National Park boasts. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Zion National Park is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kolob Arch (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Taylor Creek Trailhead (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Kolob Canyons Viewpoint (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Kanarra Creek Trailhead (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Kolob Canyons Visitor Center (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Temple of the Sinawava (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Zion National Park

Fly into Cedar City, UT (CDC-Cedar City Regional), the closest airport, located 17.4 mi (27.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into St. George, UT (SGU), which is 36.7 mi (59.1 km) away.

Restaurants and bars

Restaurant areas near Zion National Park cabin rentals

Though Zion National Park is a scenic spot for relaxation and adventure in the mountains, you’re never far away from a great meal at a local restaurant. Cabin rentals in Zion National Park are within a short distance from local restaurants serving everything from fresh fish and prime cuts of beef to gourmet coffee and desserts, giving you endless dining options during your stay. Whether you want to enjoy a night out with drinks and dinner, or a quick bite before venturing out into nature, you’ll find what you’re craving.

Family friendly

Family vacation homes in Zion National Park

Zion National Park has many fun-filled destinations for the whole family. Vacation rentals can be found near exciting locations like the Watchman, a vast park with a river and mountain landscape for outdoor fun and recreation, and the Zion Human History Museum, a cultural archive with exhibits on local Native Americans and the park history. The Court of the Patriarchs, a canyon with sandstone cliffs and hiking and nature trails, offers beautiful views and trails for all skill levels. The Virgin River, a tributary of the Colorado River with opportunities for fishing and watersports, is also great for families.

Good for couples

Romance in Zion National Park vacation homes

With the spectacular landscape and abundance of outdoor activities and cultural sites, Zion National Park vacation rentals are perfect for a romantic getaway. The LaFave Gallery, an art museum with beautiful paintings, sculptures, and jewelry from local artists, and the DeZion Gallery, which showcases regional work on the Great American Southwest, are must-visit locations. The Sorella Gallery also features work from local and regional artists that reflects the beautiful landscape. For nature lovers, the Crawford Arch, a unique freestanding rock formation that’s accessible by a rigorous hike, offers stunning views and excellent photo opportunities.

Where to stay around Zion National Park?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 271 vacation rentals near Zion National Park. From 161 Houses to 26 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Zion National Park for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Zion National Park?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Zion National Park. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Arizona: 15,636 vacation rentals
  • St. George: 1,221 vacation rentals
  • Hurricane: 687 vacation rentals
  • Kanab: 459 vacation rentals
  • Duck Creek Village: 303 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Zion National Park! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Zion National Park?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Zion National Park:

  • St. George: 1,221 rentals
  • Hurricane: 687 rentals
  • Kanab: 459 rentals
  • Duck Creek Village: 303 rentals
  • Brian Head: 462 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Zion National Park?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Zion National Park. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Zion National Park South Entrance: 778 rentals
  • Zion National Park East Entrance: 168 rentals
  • Southern Utah University: 420 rentals
  • Sand Hollow State Park: 119 rentals
  • Coral Canyon Golf Course: 1,426 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zion National Park listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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