Being a vacationer at the Grand Canyon may feel different than being a tourist, but the short drive from Las Vegas won’t make it feel like every tourist activity has to be done in one weekend. Either go for the hiking and views, or spend your time in a raft on the Colorado River. Stay at one of the historic lodges inside the park, like the Bright Angel Lodge or El Tovar Hotel.
Arguably the Grand Canyon is one of the most impressive natural vistas in the world.
A day trip to the Grand Canyon sees you cross state lines into Northern Arizona, ticking off another of the 50-states from your USA bucket list.
Spanning a staggering 277 miles the Grand Canyon has been etched into the earth by the Colorado River and is still a work in progress.
The second most-visited of all American national parks, Grand Canyon National Parkbelongs on every family's bucket list. Don't miss ranger-led programs that offer families an opportunity to explore and learn about the park. Junior Ranger programs for kids ages 4 to 14 include self-guided activities and ranger-led programs.