For some, the weekend is the perfect time to visit family after a busy week as a college student. But if you’re like me, these blissful two days are the chance to take a breath, catch up on homework and spend time with friends in our beautiful city. So in case you need some ideas, here are a few of the best ways to spend your next weekend in Cedar City.
For an Adventure: Snow Canyon State Park
While most tourists will be visiting Zion, Snow Canyon State Park is a closer, less crowded option for students. Less than an hour away, the park features hiking, climbing and lots of sand dunes. Make sure to bring extra water and sunscreen, as well as a few friends for an exciting and red rock-packed Sunday afternoon.
For a Date Night: Brick House Cafe
In case you’re spending the weekend with someone special, you might need a suggestion that’s a little more romantic. And what says “I love you” better than a good ol’ sandwich and dill pickle spear? Main Street’s cutest and most affordable dining is Brick House Cafe, which serves a wide variety of food from gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and salads. A dinner here paired with a drive to Cedar Breaks is the sweetest of dates.
For the Artist: Utah Shakespeare Festival
Looking for something to spark your artistic creativity? Located on campus, the Utah Shakespeare Festival features eight shows to choose from, with a wide variety of comedy, action and tragedy. SUU students can buy a Student Access Pass for $40, which allows them to see any show the day of, as many times as they’d like. (My personal favorite this season is Hamlet, but I’m biased).
For a Lazy Day: a Night at the Movies
Maybe your weekend has been busy enough, and you just need some time to relax in a luxury seat, eat some overpriced candy and watch the newest movie. No need to fear, Megaplex has you covered. And thankfully, there’s plenty to see right now. I suggest Ready or Not, Good Boys or The Peanut Butter Falcon. (Note: I have not seen any of these, I just really want to. Please don’t hunt me down if they’re bad).
For a Night with Friends: a Bonfire at Thunderbird Gardens
For a low-key but meaningful night with your besties, head to Thunderbird Gardens for a bonfire under the stars. Grab some free firewood from Happy Factory, a marshmallow or two and maybe a couple of blankets, and see what Southern Utah has to offer. The entrance to the park is located on Main Street, across from the cemetery, and will require a bit of all terrain driving, but it’s completely worth the seclusion and red rock coverage.
Celebrate your hard work during the week and take a moment to celebrate you. Whether that means rock climbing in the desert or a night out with your boo, SUU wishes you some very happy future weekends.
Story by: Amanda Walton
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