This Black Friday, skip the madness of the big box stores and head to Springdale Visitor Center instead!
Starting today, Thanksgiving Day, and running through Sunday, December 1, everything in the store will be 40% off! From outdoor gear to souvenirs, you’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list–and maybe a few goodies for yourself as well!
Here are just a few of the awesome holiday gifts you’ll find in store and on sale this holiday.
1. Hiking Boots
Hiking boots are one of the most expensive purchases for most hikers. But whether you are planning a backcountry trek or just some light walks on Zion’s easier trails, a sturdy pair of comfortable boots is a must.
Unfortunately, trying to shop online for hiking shoes can be incredibly frustrating. Every pair fits just a bit differently from the last. While you might think that a low profile, lightweight pair will be more comfortable, many find the sturdy fit of a high-ankle boot better for staying steady on the trail.
Stop by Springdale Visitor Center this weekend to try on different styles and brands to find just the right pair for you. At 40% off, you can stock up on boots for the whole family to use on your hiking adventures in 2020!
2. Water Shoes
If you have plans to hike The Narrows once the weather warms up again next summer, you may want to bring more than just your hiking boots. Trekking through the cool waters of the Virgin River in your normal boots means sloshing around in wet shoes for the rest of the day. A pair of water shoes can alleviate this problem. But you’ll want something a bit sturdier than you’ll find at most department stores.
Instead, choose a pair with a thick sole to protect your feet from sharp rocks. They should still have plenty of drainage, and fit comfortably without socks. Keep them lightweight unless you don’t mind lugging around a heavy pair of shoes in your pack for the rest of the day!
3. Hydration Packs and Water Bottles
With our bodies working harder to stay warm, dehydration is just as much of a risk, if not more of one, during winter than during the heat of summer. Take advantage of the sale to stock up on hydration packs and water bottles this weekend. If water bottles are on your list, don’t forget a sticker or two to start decorating your new jug!
4. Winter Coats
Zion National Park might be located in a desert, but it isn’t hot and sunny all year-round. With winter weather already setting in, a warm outer layer is an absolute necessity for anyone looking to enjoy the park. We have plenty to choose from, including down coats and waterproof shells perfect for hiking in snow or sleet. Like hiking boots, winter coats that are designed for hiking and other outdoor activities usually come with a hefty price tag, so take advantage of the Black Friday sale to save on this big purchase.
5. Hiking Clothes
Hiking boots, water shoes, and winter coats can be tough to buy for other people. But hiking clothing like pants, shirts, jackets, or socks makes for excellent holiday gifts. If you know the person’s size, warm thermal layers and synthetic wicking clothing are a good choice this time of year.
Even if you have to do a bit of guessing, you can probably ballpark a size when choosing a jacket, raincoat, or even sweatshirts. After all, most people prefer these to fit a bit big to leave room for layers underneath. Of course, socks are always easy to buy. And unlike fuzzy holiday varieties, warm hiking socks are always well-appreciated by any avid hikers on your shopping list!
6. Souvenirs and Gifts
While there’s plenty of hiking and other outdoor gear to choose from during the sale, you’ll also find Springdale Visitor Center’s most popular items, souvenirs, on sale. T-shirts, magnets, art prints, and more will all be on sale this weekend. Whether you’re just visiting the area or call it home, show your pride with some new souvenirs without blowing your holiday budget.
7. Christmas Ornaments
Not all of the big sale items are just gifts. If you’re gearing up to decorate your tree or just want to stock up on some special holiday souvenirs, head to the Visitor Center to grab some Christmas ornaments, all 40% off!
Take Advantage of the Black Friday Sale
Stop in today, Saturday, or Sunday to take advantage of 40% off everything in the store during the Black Friday Sale!