A Cedar City vacation offers small town charm with activities for every interest. These five can’t miss Cedar City vacation stops are perfect for your trip’s bucket list.
Visit the Farmer’s Market
Gather with the locals this summer at the Festival City Farmer’s Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 13 year old farmer’s market is located in the heart of Cedar City on 100 West University Boulevard, making it the perfect place for a summer stroll to eat fresh food from the vendors and food trucks. Take a moment to listen to local musicians and find artisans that have been carefully curated to bring quality and unique finds to market visitors. Wednesday nights will include a different kid friendly activity each week and a spot for a refreshing summer dinner. Saturdays are bustling with locals and visitors purchasing their favorite artisanal treats and organic produce. Whether you want vine ripened tomatoes for your next summer BBQ or the perfect souvenir to top off your time in southern Utah, Festival City Farmer’s Market is a must stop on your vacation itinerary.
Attend a Play
See one, or all, of the seven productions playing at The Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival during the 2023 season. Matinee and evening performances are held in one of the three theaters at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University, Monday - Saturday between June 22 - October 7. Finish out a day of busy activities with a comedy, musical, drama, or Shakespeare play at this renowned festival. Find out more at Bard.org.
Discover Iron County’s Pioneer History
Iron County has a rich pioneer and industrial heritage preserved at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, located at 635 S. Main Street. Take an hour to see artifacts from Cedar City and Southern Utah’s beginnings. The museum includes exciting exhibits, interactive activities for families, and tours through historic homes and buildings like Cedar City’s oldest brick home. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Sunday.
Take a Scenic Drive
Find yourself in the mountains of Southern Utah just moments from downtown Cedar City. The scenic drive up Cedar Canyon on Highway 14 leads to dramatic vistas, cooler summer temperatures, and the entrances to Brian Head Resort, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Navajo Lake and the Virgin River Rim. Drive with a destination in mind, find a camping ground, or just explore a little to find the perfect spot for a picnic. Check out visitutah.com for more information on this drive and area.
Take a Bike Ride
Cedar City has an extensive trail system open to walkers, runners and bikers. The Coal Creek Trail has a variety of views including a ride through some of Cedar City’s best parks. The trail can be accessed along any point and runs from Bicentennial Park, south and east past the city ball fields and Rotary Centennial Veterans Park, through East Canyon Park, and up into Cedar Canyon. Don’t forget to stop along the Cedar Canyon stretch to admire the red rock cliffs surrounding the area. Find your path on the trail map.