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3 Things To Consider When Booking Your Stay Near Zion National Park
It’s 2017! Time for new year’s resolutions, goal setting, and planning for the year to come. We hope that when you are thinking about what trips to take with your family for an annual vacation, or an anniversary getaway, or whatever the case may be, you consider Springdale and Zion Canyon. It really is a destination location for any occasion, whether the trip is meticulously planned or spontaneously decided upon. Before you hit the “book” button and purchase your Zion National Park hotel rooms, we wanted to remind you of some important things to consider while you are planning your trip to Springdale. Even though Springdale and Zion Canyon are absolutely beautiful at any time of the year, during any season, we want to make sure that when you come here that it is exactly what you were expecting it to be based on the kind of vacation you are hoping to have. Consider these 3 things when booking your stay near Zion National Park:
1 – The varying seasons allow for varying experiences
The summer months are naturally the busiest of the year at Zion National Park for obvious reasons such as kids being out of school and the very desirable weather. Remember, however, that if you come in the summer there is a good chance that you’ll be encountering high volumes of other tourists and visitors in and around Springdale and the Park itself. That’s not necessarily a bad thing and too many people add to the experience. But if you are someone who prefers to not have to deal with the chance of being in crowds and waiting in lines, you should consider coming during the winter months. There is a huge misconception that Zion is covered in snow during the winter. Not true. Snow does occasionally fall (it’s very rare), allowing photographers to snap some memorable and unique photographs, but they have to act quickly because the snow almost never stays on the ground more than a few hours before melting away. If you come during the winter months, the Park exudes an alternate beauty different from what you’d see in the Spring and Summer that carries with it a unique appeal, and it’s likely you won’t encounter crowds, fully booked hotels, or waiting times at restaurants. But in the end, the Park is open during every season of the year and local adventure outfitters and all other businesses are in operation year-round. Pick the month of the year that makes the most sense to what you’d like to accomplish in booking your Springdale vacation.
2 – More than a one night stay is recommended
If one night is all you can do for whatever personal reasons, we understand. But we’d be misleading you if we said that we felt like a fully realized Zion experience can be had in only one day. We urge you to do your best to stay at least two or more nights at a Zion National Park hotel. There is just so much to do, so much to see, so much to eat – you get the picture. Springdale is one of the most devastatingly beautiful places on Earth but there are also a shockingly large amount of singular experiences to have and places to visit, both in Springdale and inside the park. Many of the Zion National Park hotels and restaurants are some of the most unique you’ve ever seen. You’ll need more than just one day if you can swing it. Trust on this one.
3 – High adventure or relaxing in paradise?
Zion National Park has a well-deserved reputation as a prime destination for thrill-seekers and adventure junkies, and if that’s your cup of tea then you’ve come to the right place. But the utopian city of Springdale in and of itself is a quiet, romantic, Garden of Eden getaway that will undoubtedly prove to be as satisfying and tranquilizing as any getaway vacation location around the world. Take these tidbits into consideration while planning your vacation and booking make sure you stay near Zion National Park and pick the right hotel for you to get the most out of your Springdale and Zion Canyon vacation. See you in 2017!