US Park Info: Cedar City, Utah
Known as the "Festival City", Cedar City is a town built up along the I-15 corridor, but it does contain some quaintness not associated with many towns found along Interstates. Cedar City is a "Major City" for this area of Utah, offering all of the modern conveniences that you find in your hometown, including the wholly grail, a Super Walmart. This comes in quite handy for those that are looking to stock up for a week of camping in Bryce Canyon National Park , Zion National Park, or Cedar Breaks National Monument , and do not want to break the bank at a smaller store.
Cedar City also has a plethora of options for lodging, restaurants and shopping for all your needs.
Flying into Cedar City: Cedar City Regional Airport
For those of you that are trying to find the closest airport to Bryce Canyon, Zion and Cedar Breaks, you will find it here in Cedar City. The Cedar City Regional Airport is one of the most picturesque small airports that you will find anywhere in the country. The new passenger Terminal was built in 2004 and is modelled after many of the historic National Park lodges. The Terminal has a 3 story tall main atrium with Floor to Ceiling windows and a beautiful fireplace. The only scheduled service to the airport is by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines, and offers daily service to the Salt Lake City International Airport.
The Airport has several rental car companies and it is
a very convenient 10 minutes from downtown Cedar City.
Driving to Cedar City, Utah
The drive to Cedar City is pretty easy from Phoenix, Salt Lake City or Las Vegas. For those that are coming from Las Vegas or Salt Lake City, the drive is roughly 3 hours from each city, and is straight down I-15. The city surrounds I-15 and the downtown area is just a few miles from the Interstate, making it a great stop for those that are doing the "Grand Circle" tour of the Western National Parks of Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Archs and Canyonlands.
There is perhaps no more convenient location to stay in a hotel for visiting the Southern Utah National Parks and Monuments. If you want to stay for just a night, or a full week, these Hotels are great choice for the traveler. Check out the hotels below for great deals and a quality stay.
*Free Local and 800 Calls, Free Wireless Internet Access, Complimentary Morning Coffee, Pets welcome, HBO and ESPN, Guest Laundry, 17 and Under Stay Free, Newly Remodeled Rooms, Convenient Location off I-15
Nearby Attractions: Utah Shakespearean Festival 1/2 mile, Zion National Park 62 Miles, Bryce Canyon National Park 85 Miles
Cedar Breaks 25 Miles, Brian Head Ski Resort 30 Miles, Southern Utah University 1/2 Mile
There are plenty of options for dining in Cedar City, from
Fast Food Chains, National Chains to local restaurants
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