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Favorite Restaurants In Cedar City

Cedar City upon first glance might come off as small and “boring”. Which is funny, because it is quite the opposite of boring, small yes. Boring? Not really. There are actually quite a few things to try out and enjoy while visiting this little town, on of those being dining. We all love food right? Here are some of Cedars top restaurants:

Sonny Boys BBQ

If you’re looking for the best BBQ this side of the Mississippi then you need to check out Sonny Boys. This family owned business started when father and son decided that they wanted to bring some of the best BBQ to Utah. Not only do we think that they succeeded in that goal, we think that they have surpassed that goal.

The Pizza Cart

Made from scratch, wood fired pizza. Do we really need to say much more? This is actaully one of the more popular places to eat in Cedar. This charming and humble little pizza spot started out as an actual cart in front of ace hardware where a couple sold pizza to help pay their way through school. Eventually they opened up the shop and the rest is history!

Grind Coffee House

“Down to earth coffee shop”, that really about sums it up. This place serves espresso, light breakfasts and some lunch. It’s the perfect little spot to set up the laptop and do some homework. The staff here is friendly and welcoming and the decor is warm! Really a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.

Free Winter Activities in Cedar City

Star Party In Brian Head

Every winter, Brian Head Ski Resort holds “Star Parties” at Navajo Lodge. Locals and visitors alike are all welcome to join in the fun and experience the nights wonders like never before! These events are free of charge and last about two hours. Enjoy possibly seeing star clusters, galaxies and the winter Milky Way!

Cross Country Skiing – Dixie National Forest

There is over 2 million acres to explore at the Dixie National Forest. Deer Hollow Non-Motorized Recreation Area is about 30 minutes from Cedar and consists of nearly 1,300 acres of area that can be explored, ideal for cross country skiing.

Snowshoes
Photo Credit: Karen Neoh on flickr

Cedar Breaks Yurt Hot Coco

At the beginning of January you can find volunteers at the Yurt located at the Alpine Pond Trailhead each Saturday handing out hot coco to all the visitors. Perfect to warm up after an adventure such as snowboarding, sledding, skiing, or snowshoeing.

Winter At Cedar Breaks

Due to heavy snowfall, Highway 148 is normally closed during the winter. Luckily, it becomes a groomed trail perfect for snowshoeing and cross country skiing throughout the park. Enjoy Cedar Breaks red rock formations, and explore the trail as far as you’d like for free (or very cheap).

Must See, No Cost – 9 Cedar City, Utah Attractive Places

Situated in Utah, Cedar City provides an opportunity for all year round activities to be carried out. This ranges from Brian Head Mountain biking at summer time to skiing during winter time.

1) Visiting Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Water, wind and sand passes out from this natural passageway which was at one time used by the ancient Native Americans as a thoroughfare. The many carved petroglpyhs in the Gap is evidence of the various cultures. Lunar and solar calendars have been selected by researchers as well as cultural and hunting glyphs. This is the Stonehenge version of North America.

2) “Red Hill” and Cedar Canyon:

This is usually open to the public all year round as long as the weather permits. The Cedar Canyon park is situated on both sides of the Coal Creek. There are two pavilions available for gatherings in the group. Also available is the playground and volleyball court. The scenic paved walking trail is situated along the Coal Creek’s banks, weaving its way up for 3.5 miles into the Cedar Canyon Park. The trail begins at the Baseball Complex of the Cedar City and goes past the Cedar Canyon Park, ending just after the Rusty’s Ranch House. This trail is appropriate for bikes, roller blades and strollers too.

Cedar Breaks, Cedar City, UT
Photo Credit: Tonya Wilson on flickr

3) Park Discovery:

Above the Cedar City on a hill is an assembly of mazes, wooden towers, dinosaur digs, slides, rocket ships and volcanoes. The Park Discovery is an educational fun filled place where children of all ages can play and learn. Concepts from more than 4,000 kids locally are integrated in the park’s concept’s design. Besides the play elements of education, there is an outdoor classroom, stage area and a toddler’s separate play area, swings, accessible handicap ramps, and a ¾ walking paved trail which surrounds the entire park.

4) Exit 59 Skateboard Park:

Open throughout the year, this attraction features several rails and ramps if the weather permits.

5) Daughters of the Utah Pioneers:

This is a free museum that has a collection of various pioneer artifacts

6) Veterans Park:

This monument was established in the year 2006 in honor of the veterans of the Cedar city. It was put up for both world wars; the Iraqi, Afghanistan war and the Vietnam and Korean wars. The park is situated just adjacent to the Canyon Trail that is a scenic walking trail and which goes 3 miles up the canyon. The trail is perfect for strollers and bikes and various beaches are available where one can rest as he is enjoying the surrounding scenery.

7) Woods Ranch:

This attraction is open to the public from late May and all through to September. Situated 12 miles to the east of Cedar City, the site is good for picnics, playing volleyball and hiking through the Rim Trailhead Virgin River. The Kids pond is free for kids below the age of 12 years. However, the kids have to be accompanied by an adult who has got a valid license in Utah fishing which can be purchased online ahead of time.

8) Old Iron Town:

The firing kiln explores the remains of an old town in mining.

9) Main Street Park

Best for Saturday afternoons with good weather, one can watch the practice of Mid Evil Jousting or free concerts of outdoor music at fall and summer time. The park which was put up in 1886, it features swings, a bandstand that was newly constructed and a covered pavilion.

The above named nine places are free, friendly and family attractions that come in handy making it a great place for holding affordable family vacations in Cedar city.

Travel To Saint George

 

There is no place on Earth like the American Southwest. It is a place of rugged beauty. Canyons etched by water and wind over millennia offer an experience that cannot be express. St. George, Utah is centrally located to some of the most breath taking vistas anywhere.