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There is of course Zion National Park , which is a great Park to visit with lots to do and beautiful Scenery about a 45 min drive from St George.
A good State Park is Snow Canyon State Park , along with the other State area St George Parks. And, there are lots of Hiking and biking trails are available for use in St George.
Pine Valley , which is about a 45 min drive North basically of St George is another wonderful area to visit, and offers fishing, hiking trails, small streams, camping, and large pine trees. They also have small store in the area.
If theatre in the desert is more you scene then you will love Tuacahn. It really is broadway in the desert.
Obviously Utah is synonymous with "Mormons" or, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Their temples are central to the religion. Mormons perform sacred work for their families in these temples. The St George Temple, and other Historical buildings in St George are consistently one of the top draws to Southern Utah so if you are curious about the religion, while you cannot go inside the actual Temple, you can visit the grounds, and just sit and admire the beauty of the building.
You can also take one of the tours the LDS Church offers at the visitor center on the grounds.. http://www.lds.org/locations/st-georg... .
Historic sites are an important part of the History of the area and are interesting examples of well preserved and crafted homes and buildings.
St George is also a busy place with lots of things going on at certain time of the year and offers pretty much year-ound things to do. Including various Marathons and sporting events. Art events such as the St George Art Festival , as well as other Annual events, and these links are helpful to see what is going on in St George for Events, And this Monthly list of events ( click at the top of the page where it says "Monthly Events and attractions")
A smaller downtown Farmers Market is available at various times of the year in Ancestors square , which also has some old buildings to look at there as well as some small shops, and a nice restaurant, the Painted Pony
There are alot of outdoor sporting competitions that take place in St George such as the Ironman St George, Huntsmans World Senior Games , and, the St George Marathon , are some of the major sporting events that take place in St George.
Golf is also a major attraction to the St. George area. With 13 courses and year round sunshine, it's considered a golf destination for many travelers. The Red Rock Golf Trail is a great resource for learning more about golf in the area. Sand Hollow Golf Course, has been voted the #1 golf course in Utah for 3 years in a row. Coral Canyon is always a top course and Sky Mountain is as scenic as it gets.
The St. George area is an adventurers hamlet, with no shortage of guides or outfitters to fill your adrenaline needs. Whether you want to Skydive over Zion National Park or horseback ride in Snow Canyon State Park, there is an adventure for anyone.
And plenty of Biking Trails to take advantage of.