Cedar City, UT, USA

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Cedar City, UT, USA

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Follow the bard to Cedar City

Sandwiched between Zion National Park and Dixie National Forest, Cedar City is an explorer's dreamland. Book a Cedar City vacation rental and be well placed to explore the Kolob Canyons or the famed Cedar Breaks National Monument, noted for its natural 3-mile-wide geological amphitheater. Explore the wild west at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, or Utah's contemporary art in the Southern Utah Museum of Art. Once a year, the city takes a theatrical turn when it hosts the Utah Shakespearean Festival, from late June to August.

The gateway to hiking heaven in Utah's national parks

Billed at the gateway to Utah's national parks, Cedar City is a big draw for outdoors enthusiasts. Book a Cedar City vacation rental and have access to the hiking trails in Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Kolob Canyons in Zion National Park, and numerous walking trails in Dixie National Forest. In town, venture out to Main Street, which has a real vibe of the old wild west. Cedar City has a growing food scene which is a mix of barbecue joints, Modern American and Mexican cuisines. Time it right, and catch a performance at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in June-August.

Insects in the city - Cedar City has natural attraction

While Cedar City is moments from Utah's many, many natural attractions, there's plenty on offer in the city too. Experience life in the wild west at the fascinating Frontier Homestead State Park Museum on North Main Street. Inside you'll find many hands-on exhibits to enthral kids of all ages, including old stagecoaches, horse-drawn wagons and a replica pioneer's cabin. In the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, you'll come across live scorpions and tarantulas. Or choose a guided tour around Utah's contemporary and classic art in the modern Southern Utah Museum of Art.

Cedar City sees sizzling summers and snowy winters

Snug between the northern flanks of Zion National Park and the Dixie National Forest, Cedar City has a cooler and less arid climate than its lower, desert neighbours. In the balmy summer months it can reach highs of 80-90°F, while winter sees heavy snowfall as standard. The busiest season to visit is summer, between June and August, when Shakespeare comes to town pushing demand for Cedar City vacation rentals up. Visit in the shoulder months of May and September, before the temperatures drop, and you'll find a wider choice of accommodation options.

Nature's pretty in Cedar City

Cedar City lies between Zion National Park and Dixie National Forest, with Cedar Breaks National Monument falling somewhere in between. A vast natural amphitheater, it's 3 miles wide and over 2,000 feet deep. In the summer, it has a wide variety of terrains to suit even the hardiest of hikers, who may meet porcupines, gophers and mountain lions along the way. Come October, the 10,000-foot elevation means many of the higher peaks are inaccessible due to snow. You can get up-to-date information on hiking trails at the rim visitor center.