Attractions and Things to Do Near Cedar City

Do you enjoy adventures in the great outdoors like hiking, fishing, camping, exploring, geocaching, biking and mountaineering? Or are the arts, such as festivals, theatrical performances, art galleries, concerts or fine dining what you really love? Perhaps something like discovering new sites with Pokemon Go is right up your alley. No matter your preferences, Cedar City and the surrounding areas offer it all, and you will find convenient and comfortable lodging at Amid Summer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast!

Known as Festival City, USA, Cedar City, Utah is also the “Gateway to the National Parks.”

Be at the hub of excitement.  Annual events, such as the Shakespeare Festival, Neil Simon Festival and the Utah Summer Games, along with numerous other events, provide countless hours of entertainment.

Just a short drive from the inn, guests can easily make their way to Zion National Park, Kolob Canyon, the North Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon National ParkCedar Breaks National Monument, and Brian Head Ski Resort. Hiking and biking trails, camping grounds, fishing spots and places for photo ops are all here in magnificent, scenic Southern Utah. Each location offers it’s own unique example of natural beauty for visitors to explore.

Visit the lovely shops in beautiful, historic downtown Cedar City, which is just a block away from the Inn. Or go a block in the other direction and enjoy the Southern Utah University campus walkway.  Be sure to take advantage of the finest restaurants Cedar City has to offer, all within minutes of Amid Summer’s Inn, several within walking distance.

Not only do we as innkeepers take great pleasure in offering you beautiful and luxurious lodging during your stay, we are also ready to answer any questions you might have about the area. Allow us to help you plan your daily excursions by providing directions to the well-known sights, making suggestions of great local restaurants and shops and pointing out the smaller, but still worthwhile sites, such as Strawberry Point, Mammoth Cave and a variety of local hiking trails.

When taking a break from your many adventures, we at Amid Summer’s Inn will indulge you as you relax in our beautiful and classic atmosphere. Then we will help once again, as we point you in the direction of whatever adventure your heart decides to follow.

Area Attractions

Favorite Places to Eat

  • 5 Buck Pizza – 7 minutes
  • Applebee’s – 7 minutes
  • All American Diner – 3 minutes
  • Chili’s – 5 minutes
  • Centro Woodfired Pizza – walking
  • Depot Grill – 2 blocks
  • Denny’s – 5 minutes
  • Dickey’s BBQ – 7 minutes
  • Domino’s – 3 minutes
  • Grind Coffee House – walking
  • Hong Kong Buffet – walking    
  • IHOP – 3 minutes
  • LaCasa Don Miguel – 2 minutes
  • La Fiesta – 5 minutes                  
  • Lupita’s – 5 minutes
  • Main Street Grill – walking
  • Market Grill – 5 minutes
  • Milt’s Stage Stop – 5 minutes
  • Ninja Steak House – 5 minutes
  • Pastry Pub-deli – walking
  • Quizno’s Subs – 8 minutes
  • Rusty’s – 5 minutes
  • Sizzler – 3 minutes
  • Sonny Boy’s BBQ – walking
  • Subway – 3 minutes
  • Sweet Basil-Thai/Sushi – 5 minutes
  • Wingers – 5 minutes

Four Seasons of Fun

SPRING

Date / Event / Distance from Inn

April 2 –  Brian Head Spring Carnival – 29 miles    

Various – Brian Head Spring Events – 29 miles

March 24-26 – Color Country Shootout – 2 miles

June 16-17 – Frontier Folk Festival – .7 miles

TBD – Himmelsk – The Festival Royale

May 6 – Ironman Triathlon St. George – 50 miles

June 7-10 – Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival – 66 miles

Various – Parowan City Events – 20 miles

June 9-10 – PRCA Rodeo – 3 miles

TBD – Relay for Life

TBD – SUU Annual POW WOW – 1 block

TBD – Thunderbird Film Festival – 1 block

June 16-18 – Utah UFO Fest – 11 miles

SUMMER             

Various – Brian Head Summer Events – 29 miles

Various – Bryce Canyon Events – 79 miles

Sept. 9 – Cedar City Half Marathon  

Various – Duck Creek Village Events – 30 miles

Sept. 1 – Festival of Homes

August 19 – Fire Road 100K Bikerace – .3 miles  

July 4 – Fourth Of July Celebrations – walking distance

Aug 31-Sept 4 – Iron County Fair – 20 miles

July 8 – July Jamboree – walking distance

July 12-Aug 12 – Neil Simon Festival – walking distance

June 9-10 – Paiute Pow Wow – .7miles

Various – Panguitch Events Calendar – 67 miles

June 7-10 – Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival – 67 miles

June 23-25 – Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally – 67 miles

July 24 – Pioneer Day Celebration – walking distance

July 31-Aug 6 – Tour of Utah – various

July 12-15 – Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire – .2 miles

June 29-Oct 21 – Utah Shakespearean Festival – 1 block

Various – Utah Summer Games – various

July 8 – Wildflower Festival-Cedar Breaks – 21 miles

AUTUMN

Various – Brian Head Autumn Events – 29 miles

October 26-29 – Cowboy Gathering – walking distance

September 8-9 – Great American Stampede – 3 miles

TBD – Hallelujah Night – SUU parking lot

October 9-21 – Huntsman World Senior Games – 50 miles

November – Iron Mission Days – .7 miles

Various – Ivins City Events – 60 miles

October 26-29 – Livestock & Heritage Festival – walking

October 14 – New Harmony Apple Festival – 23 miles

October 14 – Parowan Fall Fest in the Park – 20 miles

TBD – Pumpkin Festival – 3 miles

October 7 – St. George Marathon – 50 miles

June 29-Oct 21 – Utah Shakespearean Festival – 1 block 

WINTER

2 wks Dec – American Children’s Christmas Festival – walking distance

Various – Brian Head Winter Events – 29 miles

TBD – Creche Festival – 2.5 miles

TBD – Handel’s Messiah – 2 blocks

January – Parowan Birthday Celebration – 20 miles

Nov 24-26 – Parowan Christmas In The Country – 20 miles

Dec 30-31 – Parowan New Year’s Eve Party – 20 miles

Nov 11-19 – Red Rock Film Festival – .5 miles

TBD – Storybook Cavalcade – walking distance