Located just beyond the boundaries of the Zion National Park, your Springdale family vacation takes you to the town that Forbes' Traveler called one of the 20 "prettiest towns" in 2008. The small town has a warm summer Mediterranean climate, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors during your stay with picnics, bike rides and hikes. Take your family on a journey through fun Springdale, Utah activities.
The main attraction to visit during your Springdale family vacation is Zion National Park. The park is popular for its hiking trails, so make sure to bring your most comfortable sneakers as your family journeys around the 30-mile tourist attraction. Reaching elevations from 3,800 to 8,800 feet, teach your children about the different habitats you come to like grasslands, desert, wetlands and forests. Each new area you come across, with the dramatic increases and drops in elevation, bring out new wildlife to observe and learn about. In addition to the varieties of animals throughout the area, you may come across as many as 900 species of plants during your trek across the whole park while searching for things to do in Springdale. The park hosts three different art galleries, but the history museums in the park are where your children are able to match up the animals and plants they've just seen with their names and traits.
After an afternoon of walking and learning during your Springdale family vacation, exhausted kids and parents will be ready to relax at the Majestic View Lodge Springdale. Serving all three meals of the day, the on-site restaurant Arkansas Al's is ready to serve you a hot meal at the end of a long and eventful day. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool to relax in and ease those achy muscles before slipping into a bed in one of the suites. An on-site wildlife museum gives your children another opportunity to become familiar with local creatures during your Springdale family vacation.
The Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens Springdale offers many of the same amenities of the Majestic View Lodge. With a heated pool and an on-site restaurant, these hotels provide a retreat between each of the things to do in Springdale that you've added to your plans. If you want to do a family cookout for a homemade dinner, the hotel provides barbecue grills for your use. While Dad cooks up some delicious burgers or hot dogs, the kids can go have fun on the playground. Other state parks are a short 30-minute drive away if you want to explore more of the town's local scenery during your Springdale family vacation.
With so many outdoorsy things to do in Springdale, save some time and organize your getaway with the MiniTime trip planner. Equipped to handle the demands of any age group of children, plan your trip from the comfort of your home or office. Whether your family is learning about new animals at the park or playing together at the hotel's playground, your Springdale family vacation will be remembered for years to come.