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Embracing the Summer Sun in Greater Zion

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It’s time to take your meeting or conference event beyond four walls. Outside of your next event, there’s adventure and inspiration to be found in Greater Zion.

Spanning across 2,400 square miles in southwest Utah, Greater Zion brings together the ultimate adult playground with a myriad of unique meeting venues that are more than just a space to gather and lay your head. These venues offer comfy accommodations in stunning backgrounds that inspire attendees to immerse themselves in their surroundings, and subsequently in your conference or meeting’s subject matter. With easy access to adventure and experiences you won’t find elsewhere, attendees will feel like they are on vacation … between meetings and business, of course.

Summer is an ideal time to host meeting and conference events in Greater Zion. Attendees enjoy the lower hotel rates and planners enjoy the additional summer incentives (including potentially qualifying for rebates up to $5,000. Learn more at The warm weather (but low humidity) welcomes an array of outdoor adventures — many that will keep you cool. From taking a dip in a reservoir or Veyo Pool in Crawdad Canyon to some refreshing morning sunrise yoga to getting away to the higher elevations in Zion National Park, there is no shortage of ways to bring down the temp without having to be indoors.

Veyo Pool

Veyo Pool & Resort at Crawdad Canyon is a hot spot where visitors can relax by the pool in 12-15-degree cooler weather in as many minutes north of St. George. Be entertained for a couple hours or for the entire stay with world-class rock climbing, camping, crawdad catching, and swimming in the spring-fed pool. The pool deck can double as an event space, perfect for a nighttime gathering or even movie night. Enjoy a famous Veyo Pie Shake or an entire meal at the Lava Grill. The resort also offers accommodations beyond camping, such as RV parking and vacation home rentals.


No event is complete without a visit to one of several reservoirs found across Greater Zion. Gunlock, Quail Creek, and Sand Hollow State Parks are popular, summer-day destinations where visitors can enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities such as wakeboarding, cliff jumping or scuba diving to an underwater park.


For something a little slower-paced, enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking, or sunbathing on beautiful red rocks. Nearby rental shops are always on standby, ready to outfit you with all the necessary equipment.


Zion National Park

Located an easy, breezy 45 minutes east of St. George is the second-most visited national park in the country, Zion National Park. Aside from the higher elevation, visitors have the option of several different water hikes as a way to cool down a bit. The Emerald Pools and the Narrows offer views of sheer, red-rock towers while simultaneously allowing for visitors to be reinvigorated by the Virgin River. Hikes range from mild to advanced in difficulty—all will reward you with spectacular sights that leaving a lasting impression.

If you’re not flying directly into the easy-to-navigate St. George Regional Airport (SGU) via Delta, American or United, Greater Zion is located only 90 minutes from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, four hours from Salt Lake City and six hours from Los Angeles. St. George Shuttle and Salt Lake Express are two of several local transportation services available for your attendees easily commute into the area.

Find the perfect unique experience for your next conference by allowing our planners to connect you with the right venue, amenities and recommendations to level-up your next conference event. Reconstruct the idea of what your attendees have come to expect. Give them an awakened spark of enthusiasm and motivation in the Land of Inspiration. For planners, it begins at

A group hiking in the Narrows at Zion National Park.