Zion National Park offers a range of romantic recreation among the towering sandstone cliffs. From a relaxing walk along the Virgin River to a Zion Campfire Cabin retreat, you will surely find the perfect place to woo your significant other. Take these tips from a local. Wow your partner while on your romantic retreat to one of the most breathtaking national parks in the country.
The Perfect Backdrop For Romance
The scenery and wildlife in Zion National Park are unmatched. As you make your way to the park, the small boutique town of Springdale, UT, sets the stage for a hallmark movie weekend with your significant other. Upon entering the park, don’t let the hustle and bustle of tourists fool you; there are plenty of secluded areas to find a quiet moment with your partner. Take in the fresh air and experience the beauty of Zion National Park from various hiking trails and picnic areas scattered throughout the park.
Choosing The Perfect Time To Visit
The weather here in Southern Utah is a determining factor when spending time outdoors. Summers and winters in Zion are often extreme. Visiting in mid-spring or fall will bring cooler temperatures for exploring. Tourism peaks in the summer months, specifically May through September — If you’re looking to avoid crowds and still experience Zion National Park to its fullest, you should visit in late fall before winter comes as the temperature becomes milder. Whenever you decide to visit Zion National Park, our Zion Campfire Cabins just outside the park are open year-round for visitors. Check them out!
Book Your Stay
Accommodations can make or break your experience at Zion National Park. If you prefer tenting it, check out Zion River Resort, which offers RV parking and tent spots near the river with lots of shady areas for relaxing. However, if you’re looking for something more incorporated and has running water, staying in Springdale would better suit your needs. Our Zion Campfire Cabins are located near the park’s entrance and are near town, with most businesses within walking distance.
The new Zion Campfire Cabins feature a full bathroom and shower and a small living area. It is the perfect amount of space for sleeping and recouping for another day of exploring. While staying at Zion Canyon Campground or our Zion Campfire Cabins, you can enjoy a range of amenities. Bask in the sun by the pool or stargaze next to one of our firepits. If you forget something, you can quickly drop by our new convenience store for hygiene necessities or a snack on your way into the park.
Romantic Activities To Enjoy
Zion National Park is known for its hikes and range of difficulties. If you’re feeling ambitious, get a permit to hike Angels Landing, a popular spot for engagements or wedding photos. There are so many other activities to enjoy in the park. Wandering the small gift shops around Springdale can be a great way to spend time together. Plus, you’ll find tons of souvenirs to remember your trip to Zion National Park. You can stop by the Zion Peddler, also in Springdale, to rent a bike and ride through the canyon on a scenic bike path for a unique view of the park. Pack a picnic lunch and find a secluded spot to enjoy the wildlife and immerse yourself in the scenery. For an intimate end to your evening, roast marshmallows under the glow of the bright starry sky or consider a bite to eat at one of Springdale’s local restaurants.
All that hiking and exploring is sure to make you and your partner hungry. There are so many unique restaurants, cafes, and bars in Springdale to choose from. If you’re feeling a morning coffee with your person, check out Feel Love Coffee, located just outside Zion, for a selection of fresh pastries and signature drinks. One of our favorite places to eat is Oscar’s Cafe, which offers classic American dishes and a welcoming atmosphere. End your night at Zion Brewery for their locally brewed beer or a cocktail while immersed in the surrounding scenery. Check out more of our favorite local spots here.
Capture Your Memories
Remember to capture your experience. Zion National Park is known for its picturesque backdrop and incredible views. Snap selfies along the way, or ask a fellow explorer to take your photo. Zion National Park is a popular destination for photographers. Many photos are taken at the popular Angel’s Landing outlook and other areas of the park. Consider hiring a professional photographer to have portraits taken in the park while visiting the area. There are many local photographers for hire like this one!
With breathtaking views, hikes, and romance, Zion National Park is an ideal location for adventurous couples to enjoy each other’s company in the beauty of nature. From a bike ride through the canyon to hiking to the best view in the park, you and your significant other are sure to find something to enjoy while visiting one of the most beautiful places in the country. Are you ready to escape to Zion National Park with your person? Book your stay at Zion Campfire Cabins or one of our other resorts for a glamping experience you won’t forget. And remember to snap some photos and tag us on Instagram @zioncanyoncamp for a feature on our story!