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Angels’ Landing is amazing and you should hike up to it. Start early, though, as it is quite a climb from the base of the canyon.
Take lots of water or a good purification system (or both) with you.
If you get a chance, drive into the Kolob Canyon area on your way out (if you’re coming from the Salt Lake City direction). It’s got some amazing rock formations that are great to view as the sun is setting. You can drive to the top of one of the peaks that has a great view.
Edit: Just noticed the “novice hikers” bit… WEAR GOOD SHOES. Boots aren’t really necessary, as most of the hiking “trails” at Zion are paved out to the point where any day-hiker would care to go (excepting, of course, The Narrows), but good shoes will make your feet feel a lot ~~better~~ less awful when you are done. In addition to Angels’ Landing, which is a decently long, but not terribly difficult, hike, the Emerald Pools is fairly short and the Weeping Rock is VERY short and definitely worth the walk up from the parking area there.
Also, be advised that my definitions of difficulty may differ from most “normal” peoples’ as I used to work in the outdoor industry.