Tips for Extending Your Trip After the IRONMAN® World Championship

Tips for Extending Your Trip After the IRONMAN® World Championship

by | Apr 20, 2022 | Blog | 0 comments

Are you one of the hundreds of athletes traveling to St. George, Utah in just a few weeks for the, 2021 IRONMAN® World Championship? This race marks the return of the full-length Ironman events to the area, after a long hiatus. If you haven’t already booked your stay for race weekend, now is the time to do so. Rooms are filling up fast at hotels and vacation rentals in St. George and other nearby areas, like Springdale and La Verkin.

As the boutique hotel marketing agency behind several area properties, Vibrant Management is excited to welcome athletes, spectators, volunteers and more as they travel to the area for the race. If you’re already planning to travel here for the race, why not extend your stay with a mini getaway? Whether you have an extra day or plan to extend your stay for a week or more, there’s so much to see and do in the region.

And if you’re staying at one of Vibrant Management’s properties, you’ll be staying in the middle of the action, and have access to unique amenities that can help to enhance your post-race recovery and make relaxing and unwinding during your getaway that much easier.

Thinking about extending your visit? Keep reading for some tips and must-sees for your visit.

Extend Your Stay at One of Vibrant Management’s Unique Properties

Before you start planning what you’d like to see and do in the area, make sure to extend your stay at one of Vibrant Management’s properties. As the hotel marketing agency behind some of the area’s most unique hotels and vacation rental properties, our properties range from a chic hotel in the heart of Springdale to tiny home vacation rentals on the edge of a stunning cliff.

The 2021 IRONMAN® World Championship is set to bring thousands of athletes, spectators, volunteers, and race staff to the area. Many may choose to extend their stay in this stunning destination. If you plan to do so as well, make sure to check with your hotel or vacation rental now to see about extending your stay.

Not staying at a Vibrant-managed property for the race? Consider moving to one after it’s over. If you plan to explore Zion National Park, both Cliffrose Lodge and Watchman Villas, two of our Springdale, Utah properties, put you close to the park’s entrance. Watchman Villas even has a stop for the Springdale Shuttle just steps away from the five vacation villas. This makes it easy to get to the park without worrying about fighting traffic or finding parking. Both properties offer stunning views of the park’s iconic peaks, and are within walking distance of shopping, dining, and more.

Choose Your Outdoor Destinations

Southern Utah may be best known for Zion National Park. But while this stunning national park is a must-see, it’s far from the only outdoor destination worthy of a visit.

Located just under two hours from Springdale is Bryce Canyon National Park. This often-overlooked park offers views that rival Zion, as well as tons of hiking trails, scenic drives, and overlooks. 

Southern Utah is also home to a number of state parks. If you want to get away from the crowds of Zion or enjoy other, unique activities, like exploring sand dunes or boating, plan to visit one or more of these during your stay.

For sand dunes, head to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. This park is known not just for the orange-red dunes, but also the expansive off-roading area, where guests can ride ATVs and UTVs through open expanses of sand dunes and rocky terrain.

During the 2021 IRONMAN® World Championship, you’ll be completing the open water swim in Sand Hollow State Park’s reservoir. But after the race, head to the park to cool off with boating, jet skis, and other water activities.

Extending Your Race Weekend 

If you’re already planning to travel to the region for the 2021 IRONMAN® World Championship, why not extend your trip and take in some of the incredible outdoor attractions the region has to offer? Whether you want to explore Zion National Park or visit some of Southern Utah’s other incredible outdoor destinations, there’s a lot to see and do—and plenty of places to relax and unwind post-race.

Let the hotel marketing agency behind some of the area’s most popular boutique properties help you recover from your race. Visit Cliffrose Lodge’s onsite spa. Five Petals. Have a post-race soak in your private en-suite in one of Watchman Villa’s spacious villas. Or, soak in the stunning night sky outside of your tiny home vacation rental at The Dwellings. We have a property that every athlete and traveler will enjoy!

Race weekend will be here before you know it! Now that you’ve booked your stay and made travel plans, check out this guide next to learn some of the best pre- and post-race restaurants to enjoy!

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